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My crappy little shop

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On ‎3‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 8:43 PM, RichardA said:

Yeah, but you have that space eating CNC in yours.

That old thing?  I hardly notice it and rarely use it... ;)

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Fourteen months later I realize I haven't exactly kept up with this, since my original idea was to track my shop progress.  I've added a few things.

I'm bypassing hand tools and clamps, since I really dont remember what I had when I started this and what I've added...

I added the Jet air cleaner.  It does a pretty fantastic job.  At high speed it make the air VISUALLY clear in just a couple minutes.

I got rid of the Craftsman bandsaw for the Rikon.  I had thought having a nice bandsaw would make me use it more.  Nope.  It's still just used for rough cuts and curves.  The extra capacity was vital for resawing the laminates for the Morris chair arms, so I have done SOME resawing with it.  It's a nice machine and I believe it on par with the Laguna, as far as I can tell.

Then there's the Hammer.  I went quickly from debating a nicer 6" jointer to jumping into this thing, but that's all documented in another thread if you have problems going to sleep.  I haven't done any more than test cuts so far.  I literally just calibrated the fence to 90* yesterday.

I rigged up hard piping to the DC for the biggest dust creators.  After changing the configuration it works quite well so far.  

That's basically it.  I'm pretty well decided that this year will bring a Roubo.  My current idea is to modify my main work bench into a ts outfeed table and place the Roubo along the length of the back wall under the sub panel.  I think I want to build a cabinet underneath, take down those hand tool walls, and store all handtools in the Roubo.  

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Shops are an ever evolving thing aren't they.  Its getting to the point were it would now be a major project to paint those walls so I am guessing that ship has sailed.

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11 minutes ago, Chet said:

Shops are an ever evolving thing aren't they.  Its getting to the point were it would now be a major project to paint those walls so I am guessing that ship has sailed.

I am convinced that the shop is as much a part of the hobby as the furniture built is.  The wall paint?  That ship was torpedoed by the wife's Navy and no search and rescue mission has been approved, lol.

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Shop looks great!  @Chet is correct in that the shop is ever evolving.

I like the wall paint!  Gives it a character that you just don't see in other shops!

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Random question after seeing the droopy line to the drum sander. Why don't you extend the hard line the extra 4 feet and reduce some of that flex hose?

I agree i like the wall paint as well. Looks way better than my walls which will probably never get painted.

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Just now, Chestnut said:

Random question after seeing the droopy line to the drum sander. Why don't you extend the hard line the extra 4 feet and reduce some of that flex hose?

 

I most likely will.  I'll need to drop a 2x4 from a ceiling joist in the right location, which will probably mean moving the air cleaner out a bit.  Hanging the air cleaner was a real PITA by myself.  Still yet, you're absolutely right and I'll clean that up eventually.

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1 hour ago, bleedinblue said:

I most likely will.  I'll need to drop a 2x4 from a ceiling joist in the right location, which will probably mean moving the air cleaner out a bit.  Hanging the air cleaner was a real PITA by myself.  Still yet, you're absolutely right and I'll clean that up eventually.

Is that 2x4 to the left of your drum sander strong enough to use? Extend to that one and cap the end, after all you may use it someday for who knows what, and put a wye at the drum sander. Don't have to mess with the PITA air cleaner and can reduce the droopy flex hose. Just a thought.

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3 hours ago, Chestnut said:

Is that 2x4 to the left of your drum sander strong enough to use? Extend to that one and cap the end, after all you may use it someday for who knows what, and put a wye at the drum sander. Don't have to mess with the PITA air cleaner and can reduce the droopy flex hose. Just a thought.

Yup, something like that could work.

1 hour ago, K Cooper said:

Blue, what is the size of your shop?

This photo shows the deminsions.

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40 minutes ago, K Cooper said:

Very well laid out! Where is your dc ? 

It's the larger box on the top left of the diagram.  Now it is pushed five or six feet further "north," but the layout is still basically the same.

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27 minutes ago, Isaac said:

I object to this qualifying as a little shop, and “crappy” is suspect as well. 

Haha, I titled this somewhat in jest...or maybe it was after looking at some awesome shops.  :unsure:

It's smaller than it seems in the diagram, especially when mid-project and messy.  It's coming along though, and I'm thankful for what I have.

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6 minutes ago, bleedinblue said:

Haha, I titled this somewhat in jest...or maybe it was after looking at some awesome shops.  :unsure:

It's smaller than it seems in the diagram, especially when mid-project and messy.  It's coming along though, and I'm thankful for what I have.

That's awesome!  Not all of us have dream shops so, it's very important to do the best we can with what we have and be happy with it.  

I'm blessed to be in a very nice space now but, have been in smaller shops and was very happy with them because I made them work for me.  

I really like your space and what you've done with it!  You should be proud of your shop!

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5 hours ago, krtwood said:

Why can't you just nail it right to that tree?

Maybe he wants to mill it into lumber one day and doesn't want to hit nails?

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I have the Jet air cleaner too. I use it after routing (with the hand-held) and sanding, mostly. It works well, and I don't recall ever needing the high setting. Mostly I turn it on for an hour when I'm about to leave for the day.

My shop is about 13x24 so I have space envy :) 

I'd like to put my DC on the wall and then run piping. Lifting it up there by myself then mounting it is the big obstacle. 

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38 minutes ago, Chip Sawdust said:

I have the Jet air cleaner too. I use it after routing (with the hand-held) and sanding, mostly. It works well, and I don't recall ever needing the high setting. Mostly I turn it on for an hour when I'm about to leave for the day.

My shop is about 13x24 so I have space envy :) 

I'd like to put my DC on the wall and then run piping. Lifting it up there by myself then mounting it is the big obstacle. 

I'd have preferred to mount mine on the wall too, but that wasnt practical for me either.  I mostly stole this from somewhere online, but this is what I did.

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56 minutes ago, Chip Sawdust said:

I have the Jet air cleaner too. I use it after routing (with the hand-held) and sanding, mostly. It works well, and I don't recall ever needing the high setting. Mostly I turn it on for an hour when I'm about to leave for the day.

My shop is about 13x24 so I have space envy :) 

I'd like to put my DC on the wall and then run piping. Lifting it up there by myself then mounting it is the big obstacle. 

Ha, I've got one more foot in width than you.... I'm boasting:lol:.     

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I really like how you set up your shop, it makes sense.  

4 hours ago, Chip Sawdust said:

I'd like to put my DC on the wall and then run piping. Lifting it up there by myself then mounting it is the big obstacle.

I separated the motor from the impellor housing it made hanging it from wall much easier.  Then I just put it back together.

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On 1/9/2019 at 10:34 AM, Just Bob said:

I really like how you set up your shop, it makes sense.  

I separated the motor from the impellor housing it made hanging it from wall much easier.  Then I just put it back together.

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Dang, Bob, that makes wayyyy too much sense! :) And makes the job perhaps not easier, but puts it within reach of a guy who works alone on virtually everything. Thanks!

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