Wheels on the scroll saw stand

I inherited a bunch of power tools from my dad.  (Would rather have you than the tools Dad – miss you)

One of them is a scroll saw and a stand.  The stand didn’t have wheels, and I want to be able to move it around the garage as different needs for space develop.  So I put wheels on it.  Would have been easier if I could have found some wheels that fit the stand directly, but this works.

Here is what I started with:

scroll saw stand without wheels

scroll saw stand without wheels

The wheels are standard home depot stuff.  I cut some 2×4 blocks, then made an x from corner to corner to get the center.  I counter sunk a bolt and then attached the blocks to the stand with a nut and washer.

Wheel close up

Wheel close up

Then I used four lag screws to attach the wheels to the blocks.  Notice that little lever on the side of the wheel?  These are locking wheels, so it should be able to stay in position when using it.

Almost done, this shows all the tools I used.

almost done

almost done

And here is the finished product.

scroll saw on wheels

scroll saw on wheels

Slowly and steadily I’m getting the garage into shape.  Soon I’ll be moving the big boat into the garage.

See the sunfish waiting patiently in the background?  The fan is still blowing through it to dry it out, but I don’t think it’s going to get much lighter than it already is.   Should be able to start on the sunfish repair in a couple of months.  Can’t decide if I want to put the trailer together first, or get the boat in shape.  Probably the boat.

Hanging Boats

The fall-out from the move is nearing completion.  I am continuing to clear the garage of all the stuff that was unloaded from the storage sheds when we moved.  The plan is to have the 3 garage bays completely clear for 1 car, 1 boat, 1 working space.  Towards that end, I’ve moved the kayaks and windsurfer vertical.

The job was pretty simple.  I got some heavy hooks with rubberized coatings and screwed them into studs.  (I actually have a studfinder that works!)  Then used some rubber straps with adjustable holes so the kayaks are hanging just on the rubber part.

Before:

Kayaks on the floor

Kayaks on the floor

After:

Kayaks on the wall

Kayaks on the wall

The bottom two are pretty easy to get to, but the blue kayak on top is a two person job to get it up there.  I guess that’s OK since the only time I’ll need it is when I’m going kayaking with a second person.

The box at the bottom left of the “after” picture is the car top kayak rack.  I may just leave it in the box right there, or I may wind up hanging it too.  We’ll see.

Electrification project progressing

I’m getting better. I remembered part way through this project to snap a photo, but since you can actually see the utility pole next to the shed, I missed the bad state it was in. Yesterday I cleared out a lot of vegetation around the pole in preparation for running electricity to the shed and barn. This place has really been neglected!

Utility Pole

Utility Pole

Getting closer – preparing a place to work

Prepping my work space

Prepping my work space

I’m on vacation the whole week!  Thanksgiving week and the family is all coming (Yay!).  Daughter and hubby are already here, my two boys arrive from college Thanksgiving day.
I spent yesterday working to set up a workspace.    I wish I would have thought to take a before picture, but here is a shot of the corn-crib almost clean.  It was a mess, and SOOO dusty!  AND full of stink bugs – did you know they really stink? – go figure.  It was so full I couldn’t even walk through this first room.  I removed 2 p/u truckloads of old corn cobs and junk.  Yucky job.  BUT, I get to cross off an item on the repair list.
Today I plan to go to the marina to visit the 23′ boat, and to clear brush around the new corn crib (Henceforth to be known as the “Shop”) in preparation for getting electricity run to it.  It used to have power, so there is a telephone pole at the corner of the building.
It is a pain how many jobs lie ahead before I can even begin doing actual rehab.