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2ManyGuns

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Gee, I grew-up on brace & bit, push-drill, mitre box, coping saws, wood rasps, chisels, planes, jig saws, etc. It all worked very well w/o electricity. the only electric tools we had were two drills and a small drill press. Since this is the "Prepper" section,wouldn't muscle-power tools be appropriate?

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I have 3 braces, a couple of planes, coping saw, assorted hand saws, 2 miter boxes, rasps, files and other muscle powered tools.
 

2ManyGuns

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My current project in mid-build. A mobile table saw outfeed, miter saw, router and assembly table.

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It is built with locking caster's (had to buy these) and so far all from upcycled materials. My supply of materials is exhausted now and I will probably need to buy some plywood. Over the 8' length and 49" width, I am 1/8" out of square. The top is a piece of 3/4" particle board I had from making some cheap shelves years ago, the top is roughly 69" X49". I have fit my old Vermont American router table top flush to the surface and constructed a recess for the miter saw. The slab beneath the finish nail gun will fit in and flush cover the recess if I need more assembly area. I need to install the bottom, shelves and cut some material to fit between the "stringers" below the top. I set 3"x 1 1/2" boards on edge so I could fit "working" storage space beneath the top. If you look at photo 1, below the T-square, you can see where my 4' level is peeking out, to get an idea of what I have planned. I think as a place to set a hammer, tape measure. speed square or any other small tools while working out of the way will be ideal, this will be on both sides of the table.

I have begun to replace the old fluorescent light fixtures with LED's, the ones in the background at the windows will be replaced soon.

I have much to do to complete the entire renovation of my hobby area, one bench, and wall cabinets will be removed since I am working on the "mobile" unit, on that wall will be suspended shelving, and I am thinking about a French cleat system to hang tools on. I have not decided yet.
 

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Some of the best years of my life was teaching "shop", etc. in the public schools. Lots of good equipment, lots of great students who really wanted to learn, and I was paid to do it!
Shop classes were the highlight of jr high and high school days! I'm still using a utility trailer I made in high school.
 

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Some of the best years of my life was teaching "shop", etc. in the public schools. Lots of good equipment, lots of great students who really wanted to learn, and I was paid to do it!
Shop was one of the most useful classes in high school. I still have some of the items I made in wood and metalwork classes.
 
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