Sunday, January 23, 2011

Setting up Shop (Shop 2.0)

You may have already seen my last blog where I went to St Louis to get my tools and such... if not here's the link: CLICK ME

Now comes the part where I take everything out of the boxes and figure out where to put it and what to do with it. As I'm going through my boxes I'm finding things I forgot I had... and I'm taking other things and putting them in boxes to go someplace else.

View looking from the garage door into the shop.

As you can see, I'm starting to get it all put together where I can actually begin to use tools and build things. I have already used the lathe and mini-mill to make parts to build some components for the benches I've constructed.

Getting things put away neatly so I can actually find them when I need them!

I still have to make a pegboard frame for over the lathe so I can start putting all the calipers and such in plain sight where I can grab them as I need them... but overall the shop is coming together faster than I had thought. I already had one visitor from the Austin Hackerspace come over to learn how a lathe works.

Here is a quick look around the shop... nothing fancy... just a short video to give you an idea of my progress.

Anyway... that's my progress as of January 23, 2011. It's getting late and I think I'm going to have a bowl of cerial, get comfortable, and relax a bit before bed. It's been a long and tiring day!

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