Setting up the Learning Studio’s Woodshop
Hooray! The Learning Studio’s woodshop is coming together!
About a week ago, Nicole and I went shopping at the Ashby Lumber in east bay to buy 1×2 pieces of wood and 4×8 pegboard sheets to start the project: setting up the Learning Studio’s woodshop. Our first task was to cover the two walls with pegboard sheets.
It was my first time using this jig called “pocket hole jig” to make joints for frames for the pegboard sheets. With this jig, we could build the frames for 8 sheets of pegboards so quickly.
There are four power outlets and a ventilation box on the walls that we were going to cover with the pegboards, so we made a window by using a handheld router for each thing.
Just yesterday, we got a brand new chop saw! We didn’t have a chop saw in our old learning studio, so we are all looking forward to using it (with proper training, of course!). The dust collection system is also set up.
There is also a scroll saw and a drill press. These are the one we have been using since we were in the old building. The belt sander is a donation from the Exploratorium’s shop, and it is a perfect size for our little wood shop.
Fasteners, consumable stuff, pencils.., etc., things started being organized…
Nicole quickly built this wood racks to organize our wood materials. Next week, we will be making more shelves and racks for better tool and material organization!
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