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Hello From Anne Arundel County, MD.

Let me start by saying great forum you have here. Everyone has been awesome and it really has helped me with some of the basics on aquiring equipment for my new shop.

My name is Paul W Gillespie and I am a newspaper photographer living in Anne Arundel County, MD the last 10 years. I am originally from southern NJ. Going to high school in the mid 80's there were many shop classes to take and I took them all. I hate to say that I did not take full advantage of them at the time, using them mostly to coast to passing grades. It is terrible taht they have stripped most shop classes from high schools these days.

I grew up watching This Old House and then Norm and his New Yankee Workshop and I always thought that it was cool being able to make that great furniture out of wood. I always wanted a wood shop of my own. Having gone through my 20's and 30's I did not have the ability to even think about creating one.

Having hit my early 40's, with a somewhat stable career and a very understanding wife, I decided to clear some space in the basement and put in a small shop. I was just sick of wasting time on facebook and the net, this site is the exception, and figured I would rather spend time creating something. Now whether it is just sawdust or decent furniture remains to be seen.

My shop will be a small one at about 14'x20'', about a third of my basement, with room to spread out if I need some temp extra space. If I really get into it, I can take out the home gym and expand to about 26'x24'.

Budget will also be a factor. Again my very understanding wife supported me when I got a good deal on a new clearance Craftsman 22114 for $399. I also picked up a Delta 14" Band Saw for 165 yesterday of CL. It is like new, except the guy broke the table off, so I ordered new trunnions for $30. I have a Delta Compound Miter saw and a lot of other tools I have acquired in the last 8 years as I do the biggest project I have ever undertaken, remodeling my fixer house.

Anyway, that is a long way of saying hello and thanks for all your help, now and in the future.

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Welcome Paul sounds like you're going to have a really great shop nice starting size(about double mine) Good luck and let the sawdust fly
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Thanks for all the welcomes. Don't be too thrilled with the size of my small shop, it is shared with everything else in the basement. I hope I can control the dust somewhat or it will get on everything. I will look into DC once I know how the shop will be setup. I have been spending the last couple of days going through all the junk down there. I will tossing whatever has not been used or will be used.

The basement is set up with a home gym and my brothers bedroom on one side, lengthwise. His room is seperated and enlosed with walls and a door. The gym has a wall between the area for the shop which is shared with storage and the washer and dryer.

Not to scale and very crude drawing.

PS I am not paranoid about people stealing this image, My host puts it on all of them and I can't figure out how to get it off.

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If I used the wood shop more than I use the gym, which is very possible since I hardly ever use the gym, I may tear that wall down and use that space as well.
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Nice intro Paul.Having been in the biz since diapers(40+)........most folks 'round here at home know I'm kidding most of the time.....so this following idea wouldn't hold one bit of water but;

Ask your wife if its ok to store some furniture,cabinets and interior design elements in ya'lls living rm.....finished of course.

Start sm.....an 18x24 mirror frame.Google,research and go for sumthin easy.....tailor'd,clean and give it a nice cornice.Pce of beaded cove,Black on a Cherry frame looks nice.Make two while you're at it,it takes barely anymore time than one.Beveled stock mirrors from sLowes.Then let wifey give one to whomever she wants.

Then start looking at projects....takin it up a notch.Maybe rehabbin an antique,sm dresser as a new vanity.This'll get you started understanding drwrs and their const.

Anyway,get wifey's input in a..."what are we gonna do with this stuff dear" sort of way.I'll put good money on her future,FULL support on equip. purchases.Try to strike a balance between equip and what you're producing.IOWs a 5K$ TS to build birdhouses...and she's gonna see right through it.My wifes' seen it,heard it all in this dept. she just shakes her head and walks away,haha.Best,BW

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Oh and most of the time when I blame my wife for not letting me get something, I am just kidding. She is very supportive and lets me do whatever I think is best. I just like to use her as an excuse when I know I really should be waiting to buy something.

And other than benches for the shop, I think my first real project will be a drafting/art table for my beautiful wife. She likes to draw and I told her I would make her a table and some space in the shop. That helped smooth over my wood shop basement conversion.

Thanks.
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Your story sounds similar to mine in the sense that I should have started on this journey FAR earlier. I should have paid more attention to my carpenter Dad (who is still around, but now we live a few hours apart) and I spend too much time on the 'net and not enough time DOING things (I generally research the [email protected] outta stuff before I embark on something). Anyways...WELCOME!

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Chikn,"carpenter Dad's".......rank at the very top of the heap.I had one.The very best,BW

Paul.......a supporting/understanding wife and fine WW,just sort of go together.The very best!

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Where did you get your trunnions. The quaulity is variable, but most all of the 3-bolt ones will work. I need at least one.
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Clouseau, I got the new trunnions from Toolpartsdirect.com. They had them both in stock and only took three days to get them to me. Not bad. It cost me 30.67 for the parts & shipping. This was in July 2011. The way Delta parts have been disappearing, they may be tough to find. This BS seems to be the model that every other off brand models theirs after so maybe you could find parts from another maker if no Delta's can be found.

Here is a link to my original band saw thread when I talked about buying it and fixing it. http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/bs-worth-27984/

Good luck.
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Ereplacement parts has them listed as back ordered. I swapped emails with Bob Vaughn this morning. He has been buying most of the older used ones on the OWWM BOYD because they are better than the newer ones. I am going to be in Springfield, MO, in a couple weeks on my way to O'WAMMO's and will stop at Grizzly's to compare. Hopefully theirs are the same, but heavier. I would rather have them a little heavier because the saw is a wood/metal and I will probably be moving it around a little. Although I try to make a point to everyone not to grab the table, accidents do happen. I'll report back.
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