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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:13 pm    Post subject:  Local Hero’s Home Shop Project Reply with quote

Local Hero:

Local Hero’s Home Shop Project
(AKA: The House of Hero)

Every man needs his castle and I am no different. While I have free access to my dad’s shop at any time, I still wanted one at my house. With two small boys, having everything I need right on my property will really come in handy as they grow older and we work on projects together, just like I always have done with my dad. Needing to drive almost 30 minutes one way to go to dads was also a big selling point to my wife. She didn’t mind having this done since it would keep me home more. Even more so, she knew that her “project” couldn’t come home until we had a place to put it.


This shop project has been in the back of my mind ever since I bought my first house in my mid-twenties. So whenever I would stumble upon a piece of equipment for a good deal that might prove useful down the road, I grabbed it and stuffed it away in anticipation of this project. You are going to hear me use the words “free” and “used” a lot in this write-up, because many times that’s just how good the deal was.

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I can update a few small things since that novel was written.

Now that the Mrs.' Olds is home I had to get creative with the parking situation so that she can easily get that car out when she wants, and I can get mine out too without having to move anything else.

I got a set of those wheel skates on sale at Harbor Freight and stuffed my T-Bird against the back wall.[hr]
On the shop side, it's really starting to get "lived in." I can see I need to get to my once a month or so mopping of the floor. The gas welding set-up was a new addition this year and dad is going to teach me the old school hammer welding techniques he's been doing practically his whole life. The Dewalt Chop Saw was a freebie that I picked out with a work "bonus" from the Northern Tool catalog.

The other shot shows the latest addition: "THE Saw." I picked up a near antique bandsaw at a yard sale a few weeks ago. It worked and weighed a ton! Best of all was the price: $50. I invested another $25 or so in a pair of new blades, some small bearings and some paint. Look for a closer-up view on the Shop Tools thread.

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