I live nearby and have a sawzall. If you want it gone, I can haul it back to Columbus and put it out with my trash.
Originally Posted by steven c newman
Let me just say that visiting steven convinced me to spend a few days cleaning up my workshop...things are going much better now...
...also, I find open shelves to be better to stage things on many times....
The chest of drawers to take the place of that dryer....now has a "plan" of sorts on paper....
Natasha: " You have plan, Dahlink?"
Boris " Of course i have plan, they don't always work, but I always have plan"
Or, something like that..
First I drew out a few lines on paper, using a pen..
So far, there is one upright corner post, and two webframes with a face frame over them..I doodled a bit more..
Working my way up until I reached the top.....
More to figure out the spacings, and get a number to cut the corner posts to.
Corner post a 4/4 x 3" wide, I think I came up with a height of the post @ 42-1/2"....IF my "old math" still works.
webframes are a bit basic..
counting the kicker in the center, just five pieces per frame. Face frame part will connect to the corner posts with a dovetail, and is glued to the webframe.
profile of the post..
I notch the foot a bit. Rails/stiles between the posts will get a molded edge and match the same molding along the posts. There will be a rebate along the edges on the insides, and a plywood panel will be set into that.
need to figure out what size to make the webframe parts, next. Stay tuned....
Sounds like you are contemplating a good project. Needing a 23 year old back isn't my problem...it's needing 23 year old knees and shoulders. Although at 23 I could probably lift 2 or 3 times what I can now.
Your basement shop looks like my half of the garage, but you have more and better stuff than I do. (That's not to say that I can't mess things up pretty well with what I do have.) However, you do have a bench that is usable.
I like your drawing up plans, I do that too, but then I lose the plans. Maybe I can make some progress next summer, hope to build some storage, or MAYBE build a bit of a shop.
I've made a little progress in the past year, but you have made a lot more. I have to get a big project done at work, and then maybe I can work a little on my stuff next summer when it gets warm.
There is always hope for folks like us!
Last edited by Stew Denton; 01-03-2017 at 11:45 PM.
If you head out there, let me know.... Perhaps I can tag along and help you play pack mule! Always a hoot to hang with Steve! I am trying imagine three of us in that shop together!
Originally Posted by Chris Hachet
And Steve, if you need a few scraps of wood, I just might bring some along. Might trade you a few wood scraps and a meal of Mexican food for some of the knowledge you have packed in that head of yours..... Heck, I probably owe you for what you taught me last time I was out.
IF the dryer is in one piece, I can get maybe $9.60 at the local scrap yards. I might keep the motor, if it still works, if not....a little more change in me pocket.
Thursday, weather permitting, I have a follow up on my knee. IF it is doing nicely, I might just start in on this project next saturday...almost tried to today.....knee was a tad sore, but it is moving a lot better. Will try to re-arrange a few items, just to make a bit more room. Might be some epic cussing going on, down there.....
Well, I had to start somewhere...we'll call it Stage 1? Moving day for some of the items, until I can get two large items OUT of the shop. To move the two tills to their new homes, I needed to remove them, and the stuff that was sitting in the way..
Moved the grinder up and around to the edge of the north bench, after the drill till was removed. Then a couple tools from the new locations were placed near the grinder, for now...
Yep, a scrollsaw, and a narrow belt sander. Needed to move those aside, to allow the plane till a place to go. When I moved the scrollsaw, I found out I had used it a bit more than I thought..
Got that swept off. Needed to unload the plane till, and then move it aside. I had a drill press to stash there..
Ok, I moved the brace till into it's new home, and then the plane till right beside it....fun part was loading them back up..
Theory being that I use the planes more than the drills. I'll leave that open drawer, too. IF something should fall out of the plane till, it will wind up in the drawer, and NOT bounce off the concrete floor. Also a nice place to store LONG handled tools.
There was an old, non-working e-cord hanging overhead, I took that down, coiled it up and tossed it out. Will get a better one this weekend. I even cleaned the top of the walnut Tool Chest!!
tool Chest 1.jpg
rattle can to shine it up. Still need to empty it out, not a whole lot in there. Still need to find just the right places for the power tools on the North Bench. a Sanding center needs to go somewhere in there, too. Lower level of the North bench MIGHT get a couple of them. Stage 2 will be later today..maybe.
I think we need a Columbus get together...I should be sending out invitations/PM's when I learn What the rest of the month is like...
Originally Posted by Andrew Pitonyak
tried to get a bit more done tonight...then the leg started to act up...Walnut Chest is cleaned out, almost all the stuff in there fit into the tote..
I moved the chest out of my way for a bit, so I could at least see the floor...
And two, I could fasten a few toys in place..
The hand grinder can move as needed. I tried to get a picture of Igor, but he jumped onto the broom and flew away....leaving me to take out the trash..
Leg was hurting, so I just pushed the chest back to where it was, as I can't carry it up the stairs. Nothing in it, just a bit hard to grip and carry..
have a Follow Up on the knee in the morning, so tomorrow will be a rest day.....after that...next stage.
You are a dynamo Steven C. Looks like you will reclaim some of the space in that shop for a more efficient use.
My son came home from work last night, and hauled the walnut tool chest upstairs..
Soo...for anyone close to my place, there is a P-C #4210 Jig, and a walnut tool chest.....stop by and pick them up. Freebies.
Doctor Visit: No restrictions, don't need to schedule any more visits. Leg is swollen due to water retention. Needs to be "dried out" as it were. Have compression sleeves to ear for awhile. I guess i can get back to work in the shop. Taking today off, though. Resting up to go at it again. hope by tomorrow, I can move enough other things around and get even more room. Then I can start on that dresser build. weather was too nasty today to lay in any wood supplies....Drat.
On that chest, IF you want the tote that fits inside it, let me know. Now then.....Tea, Hot, Black, with a shot or two of bailey's Irish cream. And sit and watch it snow.....yuck.
Was going to move stuff around in the shop today....Boss has other ideas for today's schedule.....
Figured up I need to buy the following items for that Chest of drawers build:
3 @ 2 x 4 x 8'
2 @ 1 x 8 x 8'
2 @ 1 x 6 x 8'
1 @ 1 x 4 x 8'
4' x 8' x 1/4" thick plywood Luann would be nice, may go with what has the best price.
I have three 2 x 4 x 7' on hand, to re-saw down to 4/4 pieces as needed. Have 1x2 "strapping" for drawer kickers. Have a 4 x 4 x 30 to re-saw down as needed for face frame parts. One of the new 2x4s will be ripped into webframe parts.
Cut list is still inside my head, right now. I intend to do a bit of shopping around for the store-bought boards. Not making an Heirloom Piece, just something to hold all the stuff in the shop. Will need to make a lot of use of that Stanley #45. Too bad it can't cut 1/2 blind dovetail joints. I guess that will be done by saw and chisel....
Need to get Igor back down there, and finish the clean out work.....
As for that Stanley 45.....one of it's jobs will be to add a molded edge. and a rebate to the parts that make up the sides of the case, soooo
I laid out a few parts...turned out I will need to use the longer rods....Screwdriver is a Millers falls
Installed the short rods ( will change out later) and the sash cutter..
Installed the sliding stock. Had to get it past the edge of the cutter, thanks to a slight bow in the cutter. And, tried the fence
It will be close, might switch out the short rods for the long ones. Wood will be 4/4 thick, and i plan to go along the edges as needed. The "molding" part to the outside, the rebate to the inside. . IF I need a deeper/wider rebate...I have the cutters for that as well.
Drawer making will be after the case is done. Figure I need a groove for drawer bottoms to sit in, and a dado for the back to reside in. Might just have a cutter for each....
Plane is set up, awaiting a few chunks of wood....