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BROCKWOOD

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This has been a tough project - but I've finally turned the page. Table came in a lot I won back in February. Didn't arrive until later. Got busy derusting the bare surface then adding a lower shelf right away & adding weight - so much weight that the solid rubber tires failed. Somewhere along the way my back acted up again - so surgery no 2. A friend brought the table outside, turned it over & cut the old casters off. Then my grandsons learned how to drill holes in steel & mounted the new tires (1600 pound capacity ea). Grandsons flipped the table & re-derusted the surface. Then it was just a matter of reassembling the lower shelf & erecting tool organizers. 2 rows for NMTB50 tool holders & the endcap that organizes both Van Norman 2 & Van Norman C collets. More to do - but such a milestone I had to share! Yes, back surgery complete & feeling stronger, more energized.

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I took two days and re-arranged the garage this past weekend . Nothing left , but alot came in . One of these days I'll be somewhat organized , but at this point I don't know in what decade that will happen . :rolleyes:
 

C-Bag

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Good job. I don’t know why true organization is so hard for me. I often feel like I don’t have all the pieces or vision to solve the problem so a particular mess seems to just stay until the right solution comes along. Then it’s getting to implementing it.

Part of the problem for me is I’ve spent a lot of time just trying to get something organized and it ended up being a disaster. Seems worse as I get older as it really has to make sense or i can’t find it and that’s worse then knowing what pile it used to be in.
 

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In 2 weeks or so you'll start seeing pics of the piles that have accumulated in the basement and garage as part of my clean out process . :big grin:
 

BROCKWOOD

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I don't believe 'organization' is ever truly complete - at least not if new new tools / stock / projects / jobs are coming in. My shop is a 2 car garage that shares space with car parts & automotive equipment - so, I have to get creative with my organization. It has taken several friends to help move things around - I could only point where as it was. Let's see. Spare room cleaned up. Drafting table (3' x 6') moved from the woodshed which also has a lot of car parts. Then a 4' x 6' shelving unit full of car parts left the garage to take space in the woodshed. That made room for this workbench. All of my NMTB50 arbors & tool holders were on the garage floor, so making the rack for them on the new workbench seemed a no brainer. After that the collet rack just made sense. I saw where a guy here on this forum had the drawer space to mount a board & cut holes for a collet organizer. Very nice, simple & practical! I just don't have the space, so going vertical was my best solution - though more difficult to make. Overall a fun - though brain racking - project.

This was my 1st exposure to sine errors. I usually plan out whatever I want to make on the computer using Paint. It's not fancy, but scaling is easy with the X & Y Pixel counts. Looks like this.

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Couldn't get those numbers to work for a layout, so I drew it on the drafting table & glued that to the board. Cut that out & was finally in business. Living is learning & where there's a will: There IS a way!

Drafting table for grins.

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If you dream it, you can make it!
 

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In my 2car shop I’m down to filling nooks and crannies. I have an alley underneath my portable mill table that wasn’t wide enough for a parts bin until I got the solution. I picked up a really HD 3 stage slider years ago but it wasn’t long enough to fit across the mill cart but I remembered the aluminum channel that was given to me in a recent deal. It is the perfect length to support the slider so I can mount the parts bin sideway along with my ringroller and store a motor. And be able to get to each easily. I got the slider and channel mated but now need to cut a piece of old table top for the top of the slider. So close, but got production work to do first….
 

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In my 2car shop I’m down to filling nooks and crannies. I have an alley underneath my portable mill table that wasn’t wide enough for a parts bin until I got the solution. I picked up a really HD 3 stage slider years ago but it wasn’t long enough to fit across the mill cart but I remembered the aluminum channel that was given to me in a recent deal. It is the perfect length to support the slider so I can mount the parts bin sideway along with my ringroller and store a motor. And be able to get to each easily. I got the slider and channel mated but now need to cut a piece of old table top for the top of the slider. So close, but got production work to do first….
damn it man... pics.... :einstein:
 

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Yup, I know the rule, too much blah blah, not enough pics :) But it’s just the channel and slider in the hole right now. So I figured when I finish the final bodge I’d post pics.
 

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I don't believe 'organization' is ever truly complete - at least not if new new tools / stock / projects / jobs are coming in. My shop is a 2 car garage that shares space with car parts & automotive equipment - so, I have to get creative with my organization. It has taken several friends to help move things around - I could only point where as it was. Let's see. Spare room cleaned up. Drafting table (3' x 6') moved from the woodshed which also has a lot of car parts. Then a 4' x 6' shelving unit full of car parts left the garage to take space in the woodshed. That made room for this workbench. All of my NMTB50 arbors & tool holders were on the garage floor, so making the rack for them on the new workbench seemed a no brainer. After that the collet rack just made sense. I saw where a guy here on this forum had the drawer space to mount a board & cut holes for a collet organizer. Very nice, simple & practical! I just don't have the space, so going vertical was my best solution - though more difficult to make. Overall a fun - though brain racking - project.

This was my 1st exposure to sine errors. I usually plan out whatever I want to make on the computer using Paint. It's not fancy, but scaling is easy with the X & Y Pixel counts. Looks like this.

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Couldn't get those numbers to work for a layout, so I drew it on the drafting table & glued that to the board. Cut that out & was finally in business. Living is learning & where there's a will: There IS a way!

Drafting table for grins.

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If you dream it, you can make it!
Is it just me, or is your drafting machine upside down? I have the same machine on a 38" x 72" table. I would find it difficult to work around the horizontal track and machine if it were in the same position as yours. For the record I'm left handed. I just learned to draw with the machine in the opposite orientation.

Here's a picture of my board and machine:
 

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