Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Change in Scenery

It has been a little while since my last post.  The reason is I was moving.  I am now working in a little bit smaller of a shop but I have a couple more tools.  Over the passed couple of years have have been saving the money I earned from my woodworking to purchase an oscillating drum sander.  I knew which one I wanted and I finally saved up enough to purchase it.  Then I started thinking and contemplating the purchase. These questions ran through my head:
  • Is it what I want?
  • Will it do what I need it to do?
  •  Do I really need all the features?
That last question killed it.  Yes it was going to be a great sander but it was really more than what I was ever going to use.  So I got a miter saw and a drum sander for the same price.  Neither one was what I wanted but fit the need.  Maybe at a later time I will upgrade but I have what I need now and it fits my current and near future work load. 
This past weekend I made my stand for the miter saw.  I hope to finish soon but not sure when I will have the time.  I am actually kind of excited about it.  However I had grander vision so storage and did not use a tape measure to validate my concept.  This project was done without drawings, just a concept and the height that I wanted the saw at.  It fits my tool chest on the bottom and clamps on the back side.  I was going to have more clamps on the inside but my tool box is bigger than I thought.  I also figured I could store 48" clamps on it even though the stand is only is 35" tall. 
I have to put the wings on it so that I can cut log boards. These fold down so they do not take up a lot of room and the cart can roll around.
Hopefully I will be able to get back to the toys soon.  I have three really neat designs that I want to do.