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  1. Well that makes the decision between LN and LV a bit easier.
  2. I used 8 10' 6 IN SDR35 sewer pipes. Total from Menards was $198 Cost from a rough search for the DFW area would be closer to $280 I could only find the pipe special order through lowes. 3 6X6X6 Wye fittings at $17 total $51 1 6X6X4 Wye fitting $14 9 6" 45 degree bends $7 each total $63 3 4" 45 degree bends $2 each total $6 1 10' 4" SDR35 pipe $11 Lee Valle 4" blast gates $13 each I bought 6 to cover future tool expansion $79 Tube of silicon Sealant used 1 full one. ~$5 1 roll of foil tape $12 2 rolls of pipe strap $6 2 Pureleaf Iced teas for refreshment after frustrating pipe fittings being different sizes $3 Total: $448 + 7.5% tax = $481.6 Roughly the same in metal from Oneida in 26ga Snaplock standard would be $852 + $100 shipping (guess) = $952 So i saved roughly 50% The knowledge that Schedule 40 and SDR 35 pipe and fittings are NOT the same size. A very very large amount of frustration. For those that are curious the Oneida 3hp Pro Unit with remote, 35gal bin, stand, a reducer for the inlet, and $99 shipping was $2,610
  3. Factory blades on the 735 are disposable and decent use them up. People on here recommend blades and i'm sure they'll chime in. I can't speak for the jointer but i assume that they are good. Down the road considerations on the 735 for the Byrd head should be made. It makes the planer better in my opinion. Best part is you can save for the upgrade using some disposable blades in the mean time and waiting doesn't cost you.
  4. Like i may have said previously i got all the drops connected. I have pictures now. I took a few examples from another forum member that angled his tools slightly to get better positioning and maintain infeed and outfeed space. I ran the planer for about an hour cleaning up material I plan to use for an outfeed table. During that hour the planer still liked to vomit larger chips out both ends making a mess. This could have been because i had all 4 gates open and the pressure in the system wasn't as high as it should have been. After milling i went to check the collector and noticed that it was a bit warmer in the corner than the rest of the shop. I think i may have been feeding it too much air because the motor was warm around 95 ish degrees based off comparison to my forehead. Tonight i might pop open my electrical panel and stick an amp meter on the sub to see how much draw I'm getting. I'll then play with gates and try and use that as a measure of how much air i should be feeding the system. I still need to hook up my router table drop but i REALLY am sick of cutting PVC pipe. So for now I'll use my HF dc on the router table.
  5. Just got my 3rd RK blade in last night. 1 I broke on a screw 1 broke and was replaced by warranty the warranty blade was bad out of the box. Did i say 3rd? I meant 4th. This shouldn't speak on the quality of the blade I think i over tensioned and broke it but they very kindly still replaced it.
  6. How long has it been since you've rotated inserts? If they have worn so they are smaller they might just need a fresh edge. Just a thought.
  7. Yeah but it falls apart here. WTF IS THIS! OMG THE CAR HAS CANCER! Reminds me of a rat with those awkward growths they get. This i could get on board with this. It reminds me of the Kubota RTV without the drawbacks of the Kubota, mostly the awful hydro-static transmission that was either hugely torque anemic and really slow or so slow it wasn't moving but kinda had torque. That being said except for the read hubs being designed poorly in tandem with the terrible transmission they were built like a brick pooper.
  8. I was thinking more of a shop Tuatara, wiki it they are cool but never going to happen. This is difficult to explain so I'll draw instead. The previous owners (origional) had something specific in mind with the house and had a custom layout done up. My shop is below the laundry front entrance kitchen dining/living area. The typical plan for the area would have the dining living area a split up from the kitchen entrance level. They wanted all of that 1 level. Instead of having an 800 sq foot crawlspace they made it basement for storage. The way the garage laundry area is designed it leaves an odd space in the foundation. Despite being a bit odd the house is well designed and very well built. The kitchen dining living is 10 foot ceilings my shop has 8.5 foot ceilings and only the bedroom split area is at 8 feet.
  9. Skip the frame. Been there done that, It's a BAD idea. If you want to frame it you'd better look at a plywood top with solid wood frame. I wouldn't do plywood because the veneer is too thin and i'd be concerned about repairing it in an unlikely event that something bad happens. Even then the frame could loosen and have gaps form if not glued and joined perfectly.
  10. Just so we know where it's at so more people can go like it.
  11. Any ways. I got blast gates installed and the flex hose ran to most of my tools. This system is probably overkill for my needs but is going to keep my shop much cleaner. The suction on my bandsaw was working great until the blade decided to snap. Typically i'd get some shavings to pop out of the jointer at random places and now it stays squeaky clean. The collection at my table saw is improved as well. This shouldn't be surprising but it really is. As i was cleaning up i noticed that dumping the dust bin is NOT going to be the most fun adventure where it's located, that's a problem for future me. I'm still using 4" ports on all my tools which i know is a bottle neck but i tried to keep the 4" as short as possible. This does leave me wondering if i'm starving the cyclone for air to operate efficiently. I'm thinking of keeping at least 1 additional gate half open but i have no idea where to begin guessing how much flow is going through the system.
  12. I don't know why everyone fixates on that. I Installed an internet blade guard on the saw just to make people feel better.
  13. Ahh now that i reread that i think a new name is probably needed.
  14. I heard that legend a few times. I didn't really understand that i wasn't a joke at all until last night. I could probably create a fun game of "Will it suck!?"
  15. I have no air returns to the HVAC system in the basement but there is one vent for sending air. As of yet I've been running an HF 5 micron DC and there has been little to zero dust getting in the house. I had a lengthy conversation with my girlfriend about the dust and her opinion of the shop in the basement. Megan's concerns were minimal because nothing had escaped the basement that we had noticed in 4 months. I have no concerns, my last shop was next to the HVAC had far more dust and never impacted the system. I change my filter more frequently than recommended. I fired up the Oneida collector last night for the first time and the suction through the 6" port by my bandsaw was shocking. This system easily doubles the airflow from the HF 2hp unit. I brought my hand close to the port and when it was an inch away it sucked my hand into the pipe much to my surprise. My opinion of the unit over all is this. It's well designed and well built. The cyclone it's self seems like it's a bit more simple than what i can see of the cleavue. The clearvue has an internal ramp that directs the air stream down the cyclone body. Also the inlet on the CV system seems to be more tangential than the OAS cyclone. I made the decision to go with the Oneida system solely because i didn't want to run a 5hp unit. I figured running a 3hp unit closer to it's design capacity would work better than under running a 5hp unit. I also thought the detailed specs on the Oneida filters were slightly better than that of the CV system. Also i like that Oneida doesn't do the addon BS that CV does and i liked the stand over wall mounting The unit you buy has everything ready to go. I added a remote which was wired and fuctional out of the box. Unfortunately or fortunately, i think i got one of the last 3hp gorilla pro units from Oneida. The day after i ordered they updated their site to only show the smart boost collector. The upside is that the new collector is undeniably better and is (with the sale price) only $100 more. I'm almost wishing that the sales guy had mentioned the other unit to me because i would have bought it but i didn't know about it.
  16. I could see a nice clock or a vase for flowers, I'd have a hard time covering up the nice looking wood though. I like it Cliff good work!
  17. Why not card scraper or smoothing plane? I may be told i'm doing it wrong but i don't touch paper lower than 120-150 grit any more since i started using hand tools. I mostly sand to even out planer and scraper tracks. I think the rotex is a great tool but i feel there are other methods that could be better for a furniture shop. Personally when i sanded to flatten i never got flat tops i always ended up getting some sort of wavy or very very slightly dished surface.
  18. Chestnut


    I don't think it was shane because he generally kept his tools in the systainer. It might have been marc in the dream shop. I do remember the ladder not being involved but i don't have that many so i had to use the ladder. This worked really well and it was quite stable for the 5 min i needed it those systainers don't do much but collect dust for me.
  19. I just crunched the numbers on the cost. Comparing cost the PVC isn't a whole lot cheaper but i imagine that it's easier to work with. Being able to cut lengths to exactly what i need them makes things easy. The design service might make buying a system just as easy but i opted to go this way. It was really nice to be able to run to the store and grab the item i forgot or didn't see that i'd need.
  20. From the research I've done grounding it isn't going to amount to much help in that department. When it's running we'll see how much of an issue it is and I'll address it from there. Beings that PVC isn't conductive i was thinking of trying to find a coating that is conductive and spreading it over the whole pipe. Haven't done research yet on it though.
  21. New house new basement shop. Thought I'd give a tour but combine it with a "Hey i bought a new thing" and "This is my current project" Here is the sketchup overview of my plan. I've already changed a lot from this point but it was a huge help in getting me started. Stairs into the shop are by the shelf. My miter station is where the shelf is. Miter station and random storage. Yes the blade guard is off, please look the other direction. View from the miter saw towards the big tools. I have a tossed together pine work bench that some day will become an assembly table when i get around to building my penultimate bench because i'm sure i'll still find things to improve upon after i build my next one. Assembly table, clamp rack, electrical, and festool station. This is how i had my big tools set up before i made my most recent big purchase. A view into the dark corner. And this is what i put there. 3hp Dust Gorilla Pro. I decided upon PVC duct work because i felt the layout was easy and i wanted to get the system running right away. I'm sure doing a design and shipping duct from Oneida would have been awesome but I'm sure that the PVC will work just fine. This view shows more of the layout I'm going to stick with. The downside to PVC ... What a mess! Well my whole shop is really messy. I need to build more storage and get organized but that's a lot of work and time. I'll get there eventually.
  22. Chestnut


    Who was responsible for giving me this idea? I got it here and it works awesome.
  23. I think the answer is it depends on how picky you want to be and how much it's worth $$$ wise. After all store purchased stuff is probably particle board with a thin plan veneer all around. Opinion go with as close to possible regular wood as you can find use the birdseye for just the fronts.
  24. Huh i had a resaw king break on me 10 months after i bought it and they sent me a new one literally 15 min after making contact with me. They didn't even have me send the old blade back. I realize there is a huge price difference in those blades but still kinda interesting they didn't cover it.
  25. Chestnut


    It's really late I'm super tired and i don't think this is how this goes together. Excited to set this up Gorilla Pro 3hp.