Finishing up my Paulk Bench and putting it to work.

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  1. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Well not really finishing, will always be things to tweak or add.

    Basic table saw sled

    Which was used to build a stop for the cross cut jig

    Got that done so I could finally get started on some much needed garage cabinets.

    Easily and squarely crosscutting 4' sheets was pretty sweet

    Replaced the rip sizer with a UEG and it works much better for ripping

    10 hours, 7 3/4" sheets, 12 1/2" sheets, 2 1/4" sheets and 370 parts later
  2. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Now you can build speakers too!
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    I sure hope some SEOS kits are in my not too distant future :p
  4. Rick C

    Rick C Active Member

    Nice job! Looks like a great workspace.

    I have been working to build a new garage workspace. Our old home in NY had a big basement. Part of the California downsize is no basement so the workspace is now shared with the cars. Lots of plywood cutting to build this workspace and storage. Next up for me is to build a cabinet for the audio equipment in the loft.

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  5. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Active Member War Zone Member

    Damn Dustin, I'm jealous! I was just looking at the Paulk bench the other day. I really wish I had a workspace like I did before.
  6. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Rick those cabinets are way too pretty for a garage workspace :p
  7. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    Yeah, I REALLY wish I had space for a dedicated shop. But I'm sharing in the garage with one of the cars. It's painful.

    Always a work in progress....long way to go. A track saw is on my list for this year.

    Last year I built a couple of cabinets. Over the holiday I added some peg board (three separate layers, the outer two slide side to side and are half as wide) under the two shorter cabinets between the taller ones. Finished up the storage shelf on the top of the cabinets.


  8. GHilinski

    GHilinski Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Isn't that what Ian Anderson was sitting on? Oh it is some woodworking thingie....
  9. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member


    I'm definitely sick of assembling drawers. 32 down, 0 to go. Completion is in site. Hopefully sometime next week.
  10. Rick C

    Rick C Active Member

    Wow! That's a lot of work. They look great.
  11. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Making progress.

  12. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    Nice work Dustin, that's a load of storage space. You guys are all too neat. I'd be embarrassed to post a photo of my shop.
  13. JeffC

    JeffC Well-Known Member War Zone Member

  14. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    I think you'd pointed me there before but I've resisted getting sucked down the rabbit hole further ;)
  15. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member


    I'm under the delusion that these additions and a few other plans will prevent the above from being it's typical state.
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  16. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    That's more like it!!!
  17. JeffC

    JeffC Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    The only reason I mention it is because I saw your drills up there in slots and he built a pretty cool drawer that was the same size as his base cabinets (but thin) and he had hangers in there for all his cordless drills/dremels/saws. He'd slide the base out and they were all nested in. It was a great idea for someone who can work in wood. All my benches are steel so I'm thinking about stealing this guys PVC setup (credit to NakeDiesel over there):


    He painted the entire thing black and it looked great!

    Something similar with air tools on couplers:


    But yea, it's a rabbit hole over there. :laugh:
  18. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Who's the he you are talking about with the slide out drawer?

    I'm planning on putting a couple layers of narrow shelving between the slotted hanging cabinet and the pegboard. Will have my battery charger, defined space for charged batteries and defined space for batteries that need to be charged. likely put something on the bottom to hold my main two cordless drills. Everything else except for the router and the circular saw on the UEG will be doing in that hanging cabinet. At least until I run out of room :p
  19. Rick C

    Rick C Active Member

    I pretty much now have a place for everything. Unfortunately once I get involved in a project I can't get out of the habit of "use the tool then drop it wherever I can because I will use it again soon". In short order my table has tools everyplace and requires a post project cleanup. Old habits die hard.
  20. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Finally got part of the miter saw stand built. Also spend 2 days cleaning out and organizing the garage first. Filled our garbage and recycling bins and I still hauled 260kg to the dump in my little utility trailer.


    Rolling cart stand is a little tall and ungainly (still have to build extension wings and saw horses like the big bench uses for it). But the second picture shows why it looks like it does.


    The drawers are all finally organized and labelled. Massive improvement. Also got rid of the chalkboard that never got used and replaced it with a storage net.


    And the unfinished table in the middle of the garage is a table for my Primo Oval XL grill. I've only needed one for 9 years :p

    Getting close to it being how I want. Next up is the dust collection and electrical improvements so hooking up tools is faster and easier. Currently the shopvac really ends up in the way and running the hose up to the garage door rails doesn't work that well.

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