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    My doghouse the wife built update

    Well it's been 3 years since I posted pics of my shop and much has changed since then. Here is the original thread http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ilt&highlight=.

    I've been working in this shop since March 2007 and other than a few tool additions/upgrades has virtually remained unchanged. This weekend I removed the existing lumber rack I had Click image for larger version. 

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    and built a new one out of 2 x 4's and 3/4" emt. Cost about $75 and now all of my wood is in the shop and out of loml's shed. She has more room and believe it or not I also have more room. Below the original wood rack I had my lathe, bandsaw, saw horses and small air compressor that always got buried by materials.
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    I made the rack by drilling 15/16" holes at a 5 degree angle 2-3/4" deep. The emt was then cut to 20" in length. I did a test with a 24" piece by hanging a 5 gallon bucket with an 80 lb back of concrete in it and the pipe only deflected 1/4".
    Then I relocated my lathe to where my mechanics tool boxes have been since the shop was built.
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    I decided to convert a snap on tool cart to a mechanics tool chest by ditching the shelves and attaching the wheels from it to the tool chest I built.
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    I still have 7 empty drawers to allow for future growth and now I can roll my tools to where ever I need to use them.

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    Then I relocated my Hitachi air compressor and a free porter cable pocket hole machine under my out feed table.
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    I replaced the 5 year old plywood top on my out feed table with a piece of 3/4" phenolic I got for free. It came from a cnc machine and does have 1/2" holes evenly spaced on it that I can use for bench dog holes.

    My next task was finding space for all the drawer slides that I also acquired for free.
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    Then all the scrap wood thats been sitting in my shop unused for the past three years ended up here.
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    I burned a little over four 55 gallon drums worth of scrap wood.

    Next I'm rebuilding the cabinets as I'm not happy with the depth and how things are arranged.
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    another great end to a earlier beginning.. alan i would watch that set up for your wood rack, is the pipe heavy wall or thin wall? if its thick wall then your gonna be fine i have had that setup hold alot of wood in the past.. how far apart are your supports?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    another great end to a earlier beginning.. alan i would watch that set up for your wood rack, is the pipe heavy wall or thin wall? if its thick wall then your gonna be fine i have had that setup hold alot of wood in the past.. how far apart are your supports?
    It's not the ridgid pipe. It's emt I got at the borg. I put my heaviest pieces on the bottom but have checked it again today and all the pipes are still angle upward like they are supposed to be. I did 5" spacing on the pipes and the doubled up 2 x 4 supports are 24" apart. Norma even stood on the bottom one with 8/4 pecan boards on it and it held her with the wood she was helping me put up top.
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    well if they do give up, you can put in 1/2" rigid to make it stronger..
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    I would be suspicious of the rack holding that amount of weight in the long run. If it fails, it will fail violently and within a millisecond! If you are bent over in front of it or a little kid is standing in front of it, it could be fatal. At the least to reduce metal fatigue if you would put a vertical 2x4 with bolts going horizontally through it to line up inside the pipes showing, that will eliminate a lot of fatigue as be a removable side to access wood. Peace of mind and safety are worth it. Maybe two at minimum uprights with bolts.
    Jon

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    nice rolling tool cabinet.
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    Hi,

    "I still have 7 empty drawers to allow for future growth and now I can roll my tools to where ever I need to use them."

    Empty drawers? What are those?

    Then I see a pic with 2 empty drawers. I think I have died and gone to a bad place and am being tortured by visions of empty drawers.

    Don't you know that "Empty drawers" is an oxymoron.

    Isn't it great to get the shop somewhere near the way you want it!!!

    Enjoy,

    JimB
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    Very nicely done. I especially like the rolling cabinet.
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    Alan you the man. That rolling cart takes the cake for me. Just the thing and i have a cart waiting just for this. Was going to be a grinding station now i think it just got hijacked. But maybe i make another and another. Really great idea. Can you offer some pics of the inside sides so a rookie like me can get an idea of how you mounted them. Also your draws what sort of depth did you settle on. I like that the draws are split in one row. Lots more questions check your pms please.
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    cheers

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