BigBen

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  1. BigBen

    Shop Electric

    One of the scariest area of building the shop has been setting up the electric system. I until have been a complete novice, doing nothing more than changing a ceiling fan or two. But with lots of help from the guys in the Woodwhisiper chat and friend who is a electrian I was to knock most of it out myself. My plan for electrical is 100 amp panel, which is more than enough for a one man shop. I also wanted lots of outlets, so I have oulets every 6'. Currently I have six 220 outlet in places where I am likely to have larger power tools. But I also used only 12 gauge THHN wire in case down the line I want to change where I have them as well as running 2" conduit the other side of the shop with a pull box. I can already see this paying off as I may need to change one outlet for larger DC.
  2. Only risk of fire is if you put a match to it.
  3. I would say add a couple layer of other cheaper filter and and one that is meant to be washed. I did this for my shop air cleaner.
  4. BigBen

    Shop Build

    Tiods, at this point everything but the workbench is on wheels. As I am setting up shop I am well aware I will change around set up.
  5. BigBen

    Shop Build

    I have been building new workshop. My previous shop was about 9' x 10' and was great to begin to learn but quickly started to feel like a prison cell. I dont think I could have stuffed more tools into it. The new shop is 15' x 30' with 10' ceiling, this was maximum I could build within city code. I used sketchup to get a good idea of what I wanted it to look like and good to building. The following are pictures from the build. I will post more as I get the shop set up.
  6. With cost difference between the 50A and 100A panel not being far apart I see not reason not to good with the 100. I should be installing 100A panel in my shop this weekend.
  7. I bought a PM3520B over the weekend. With my previous lathe (Nova 3000) I added weight to the bottom, I am wondering if that is needed for PM3520B. I do want to on occasion outboard large items but mostly do bowls and hollow forms.
  8. I am trying to put piece together a cyclone system. I currently have Oneida cyclone body and filter I got from CL. What I need is more motor, impeller and motor housing. My question is would Grizzly G1030 motor and impeller be able to support the system. The 12.5" impeller worries me a little. I plan on running 6” main line about 25’ long. Thank you for your comments in advance. Cyclone Body http://www.oneida-air.com/inventoryD.asp?item_no=SSX060000&CatId={AF788678-CC99-4A98-A11A-D46574885567} Dust Collector http://www.grizzly.com/products/3-HP-Dust-Collector-with-Aluminum-Impeller-Polar-Bear-Series/G1030Z2P
  9. I definately will be adding more planes. What planes do you have vertical? I currently have the following have: 4 1/2 5 6 7 Block Plane – 5 of them 71 Router plane Medium Shoulder Plane Rabbet plane 45 Combo Plane Scrub plane and maybe a bidding on scraper plane on ebay as well speak.
  10. I am in the beginning phase of making a hand tool cabinet. I have most of it mapped out but should I store the the planes horizontal or vertical? My current plane till is vertical and I like ease to get to them but it does not seem as space efficient. Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions?
  11. Steve looks good, what is the longest run you have hooked up? I have a cyclone that I want to hook up to my HF DC.
  12. I completed this a while ago but forgot to post pictures. See below, works great.
  13. Here is Captain Eddie's plan. It uses nylon washers http://eddiecastelin.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/steelsnake.54183757.pdf
  14. I am planning on making Articulating Arm Hollowing System similar to Captains Eddies Snake Hollower or the Monster Hollowing System. I have most of it planned out but I need some assistance in figuring out what bearing I should use in the joints. I have come up with the three options below, please let me know what you think? http://www.amazon.com/1250-Retainer-Thrust-Bearings-Stainless/dp/B002IABFN6/ref=sr_1_4?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1337790130&sr=1-4 http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Kit8753 http://bearingsdirect.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=787
  15. I am in DC but would be willing to drive up.
  16. Welcome Mac, What part of Virginia are you in?
  17. jHop jHop, I have a Nova 3000 lathe The panel is hollow, but the frame rests on the legs. Adjusting the legs is not a hassle, just use the proper wrench and it goes quickly. I move the lathe out to another room so I can have space.
  18. After having my lathe fall on me a while ago, I decide that an upgrade the my lathe stand was in order. I needed to upgrade the mobile base on my lathe from the hodge podge set up I had, which involved lifting each side of the lathe and kicking the hinged wheels underneath. I also wanted to add storage and improve the way I weighted down the stand. I made base support is made from 2"x4" half lapped together. This is the support the weight. The legs have a slot for 2" x4"s to be mounted and plywood was screwed to the sides and plywood bottem is added. Cement blocks (32lbs each) were added to the ballast box. I also added storage section for gouges and tools, the storage slots are 1.5" PVC pipe. The pipes are not secured to the unit so I can remove them and put in a 5 gallon bucket when I travel. Carpet was attached to the back to prevent damaging the tips of of the tools. The space below the gouge storage is store the Tail stock. The draws have been added for additional storage of chucks, bits, sanding supplies etc. The final item added to the stand was four boat trailer jacks. This was a major improvement in mobility.
  19. Here is a quick video of the completed system. I am happy with it, but may make a thien baffle at some point. http://youtu.be/2l5ii1ey1Ns?hd=1 Does anyone know if putting a baffle on a box instead round drum or can would kill CFMs being pulled? It would save me a ton a space.
  20. I cant vent outside because I live in a townhouse/rowhouse.
  21. I have found two examples that are similar to what I want to build and both guys, seem happy with their systems. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60974 http://lumberjocks.com/Lance09/blog/26628