Always Evolving

Like the title? Pretty much the unofficial by-line of my workshop.

The more I think about it, the less I want to spend the money to make a 28″ deep cabinet for my workshop. For the miter saw I may not have a choice, but I’m trying to think of a way to get out of it otherwise. Could I add 4″ panels to standard cabinets in the front with Dominos? I don’t know. I don’t know what the strength concern would be, but it might be an option. I did a rough calculation in Cutlist and I would save an entire sheet of plywood, up to $60 depending on what kind I use. I am considering supplementing with dimensional lumber, like a frame and panel.

As I mentioned in the previous post I had to do a bit more rearranging. It was an effort to fit the air compressor in a box near the door to cut down on noise. Unfortunately, there has been no noise abatement whatsoever. I’m going to add some rigid foam and possibly flip it around to make a door. I don’t know if it will work, and to be honest I don’t know what I will do if it doesn’t. If I have to make an outbuilding, I may upgrade to a larger unit. Not entirely sure because I don’t use it that much.

I did recently get a bit of a lesson in details with the addition of the Festools. For the Domino and for all that follow (non-Festool included), I need power and dust collection oriented over my head. When I was doing the initial Domino test I kept having to step over the hose and cord, and it was frigging annoying. I need a boom/suspension rig to keep it out of my way. I think.

With the miter saw really needing about 28″ of depth clearance, I was really thinking about whatever I do with the storage/stock support it would be the right size to use an MFT top. It won’t take me much more to design support to use this as the top. I could use the clamp system or dogs, perhaps even the folding rail support. It would make large panel crosscuts very easy. I could just do a table and put storage underneath. I’m not exactly sure at this point.

I’m still ill, so my mind has wandered all day. It’s taken hours just to write this, so I’ll leave it here and come back to it another time when I can think more clearly.

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