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Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Every shop needs a workbench, so I decided to start with a pretty traditional design for Tina:

No pictures of the completed bench because, like a good workbench, it was completely buried in tools and other stuff that I needed to get up off the floor.  Someday, I’ll build a  lower bench for cabinet work for myself.

The Saw Moves Downstairs

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

A huge shout out to Greg and Jared for coming over after work tonight to help me move the table saw downstairs.  After a quick tour of the house, we hoisted the beast and carried it down the cellar stairs and set it gently on its mobile base.  Thanks guys!

Starting in the workshop

Friday, October 30th, 2009

This has been a busy week. I finished unpacking the kitchen on Wednesday and worked on a few other projects around the house. Today, I got started on assembling the new table saw.  This is the beginning of our workshop in the basement.

There are a lot of parts with poor instructions:

Fortunately, by cross-referencing the parts list with the instructions, assembly proceeds and it starts to look like it should:

The herc-u-lift base is ready and waiting for the saw to be brought down to the basement: