Workshop Improvements

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With my birthday last week I got a new 8" grinder. I ordered two new wheels form Lee valley to go with it, but not here yet. In the mean time I converted my old grinder to a wire buffer and polishing buffer. I took the time to build some drawers for the Roubo and put all the hand woodworking tools into them. Then the window bench got a clean up and fresh coat of paint. The upcoming coffee table birch got re racked and the assembly bench to build a bench got the tools remounted and secured. Here’s some pics of the changes.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

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I still have two small improvements and one jig to to finish up, 1) build a proper clamp rack, 2) hang all my jigs in a common location. The jig Ive started is a cross cut sled, it will help me get more accurate cuts on the upcoming coffee tables.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Your shop looks great! My latest shop improvements have been mostly in my metal shop… new swage block (and a mobile base that I made for it), new coal forge and new headache rack (I built that also) for my truck. I also replaced the floor in my cargo trailer.
In the wood shop I just added a 2″ × 2″ × 40″ metal riser tube to my dust collector switch so I can actually reach it. It was on the motor in the back of the unit…very awkward to reach.

An area for jigs has been on my list for a while now….

Angellos

Man you went hog wild. I like everything I see.

Madts.

Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Got any pics Claros? I’d love th see your forge.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Happy late birthday!!! Man, you’ve got a nice looking set up. Mine really pales to yours, but hey, it works for me!

Keith "Shin" Schindler

The shop looks great Thorreain. You will be able to find everything now which improves workflow drastically. Happy belated birthday. Enjoy your new digs!

WC (Bruce)

Now that is a well organized shop. Well done. I am envious of you. Excellent job.

Jamesw

Here’s a few pics, I’ll see about getting a better one.
I built the propane forge a few years ago using T-Rex burners. There is a door on each end as well as a pair on the front. It also has an extra layer of fire brick on the floor for when I don’t need the whole space.
The coal forge I just picked up today. Pretty excited as it can handle much bigger pieces. I also posted the swage block as I think that it’s a very cool tool

https://pic.craftisian.com/o/back_of_the_forge_isw8d1!

Angellos

Very nice. I love looking at the things you create such masterpieces with. What a great foundry.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Thanks Thorreain. Working on getting some more tooling in the metal shop. As the work comes in, I try and do some kind of improvement. Biggest issue is lack of space! lol
Here’s a few pics of my metal works

Angellos

Thanks Thorreain. Working on getting some more tooling in the metal shop. As the work comes in, I try and do some kind of improvement. Biggest issue is lack of space! lol
Here’s a few pics of my metal works

Angellos

Beautiful stuff. We all wish for twice as much space I think, it’s in our nature.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Awesome metal work. Definitely have a talent and I am guessing, great patience. Very very nice.

Jamesw

I love the Ray…

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Oops, just noticed they posted twice. Sorry

Yeah, I guess we are always needing/ wanting more space.
I’m currently thinking of ways to get some covered outdoor workspace…

Angellos

The new wheels arrived today, very late in the day after 7pm. So I putzed in the shop between naps. Here is the final setup, 80grit on the right, and 120grit on the left with the veritas guide system. Well worth the wait!

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!