by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust
It’s done; at least as done as a shop can ever be.
I will blow insulation into the attic space and build some storage units. Aside from that (and the inescapable shop evolution) It is finished.
With the help of my awesome father, I moved everything I had in storage into the new workshop.
Now I can start building. Speaking of building, I built an awesome clamp rack. This one can hold more clamps than my old one and takes up less wall space. I got the idea from Brad at Fix This Build That.
I also installed a wood rack and fire extinguisher. I’m considering adding a second extinguisher on the other side of the shop. You can never be too careful.
I also made up a custom dust fitting for my Minimax Jointer/Planer. I used a 4″ Fernco fitting and a 5-to-6 inch reducer. The Fernco fitting fits snug over the 120mm European port. The 5″ side of the reducer fits over the Fernco fitting. I used silicon adhesive and HVAC tape to secure the Fernco to the reducer.
For my first project, I will build a custom router table complete with a Jessem Mast-R lift and dedicated motor.
Thanks to everyone who helped me with this project. I will have a few follow-up posts that relate to the shop build, so stay tuned.
For the rest of the workshop build, check out the garage workshop build index.