More progress on the new shop space this weekend, but it’s slow going.
I tore out more of the old cabinets, and have yet another pile of junk to haul to the dump. Unbelievable. This is my pile from today. (edit: this is my SEVENTH such pile, and that is AFTER the person that bought the chopper parts business took all of the inventory and packing supplies out of this garage) I have no idea how this much stuff could fit in there, although to be fair some of this is debris from the shipping crate from my gigantic new jointer.
Here is the new jointer getting acquainted with the planer I picked up on auction with the table saw. When I look at this picture I just see more work to do to get the shop set up. Old plastic air lined to take out, another cabinet to tear out, window trim to replace, walls to paint, and more junk to find a new home for.
Kolya and I mostly focused on this back corner today. There were two cabinets that we tore out. I have to find a new home for most of they contents, I threw away what I could. Once we had the space cleared out we bolted a piece of 2×12 and 2×6 to the wall to support the dust collector.
Once the dust collector is mounted it will be tough to paint behind it, so we painted the area first using an old can of paint that I discovered in one of the cabinets. I’m going to move the forge, anvil and power hammer into the other shop so all my metal work stuff is in one place. I’ll make a doghouse for the generator outside, next to the garage. That will help a bunch.
I have the supplies to run the electrical outlets for the tools (something I never had to worry about with my hand tools), but I probably won’t have a chance to get out there for two weeks. Next weekend my buddy Ron and I are going to LA for a “joinery” tour of the Gamble House. We’re also going to stop at the Huntington and probably at the Peterson automotive museum. Definitely a man-cation.