duckkisser

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looks like you've reached maximum capacity @duckkisser, well almost;), i always like to see other shops to give me ideas, maybe a  ceiling in there and some LED lights is about all i would add, and i have one of those heaters in my shop (garage) works great for those cold Iowa winters.

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It’s ok I like the open end and small footprint but changing paper sucks wish it was easier.  I bought mistly for segment turning and for figured wood

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Duck, great looking setup. Pic #6 shows a dc bag that looks like it was never used. Do you have two dc systems? I agree on the scroll saw. Most under used tool in my shop that has a foot print of a large dinosaur. 

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yes I do have two machines one dedicated to the lathe/miter saw but it does nothing for the miter saw.  I go it and hung it last fall before it got cold and never used it except to make sure it works.  hopfully as soon as I feel the bug to turn ill be on my lathe. was thinking to put it inside the cabinet but I said the hell with it. 

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I agree, you have a lot packed in there.  Do I see a bunch of hardwood flooring scraps on your lumber rack. 

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6 hours ago, Chet said:

I agree, you have a lot packed in there.  Do I see a bunch of hardwood flooring scraps on your lumber rack. 

ya had some left over plus brother had some left over and then I had a friend give me a extra box I probably have enough to do  a small room if you don't mind them not matching.  im thinking ill make some cutting boards out of them and sell at a craft show to use them up.  or I want to build some long short bookshelves I could use them to make the tops. 

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7 hours ago, pkinneb said:

Man you have a lot packed into that shop, nice job!!

ya its a hassle to pull out my planer or drum sander when I want to use it but I don't use them a whole lot but when you need them you have to have one. that is why I plan on putting them on a flip top cart then I can have more room and easer to move then on the tool carts I bought. only wish I had more space to put in a cnc router.  cant figure out how to do it without geting rid of tools.  

10 hours ago, Chestnut said:

Looks like a great space. You folks with your big overhead doors make me a bit envious.

ya I don't care for the garage door would rather have a double door.  almost impossible to insulate the garage door.   

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anyone have any idea how I can put in a cnc router without removing tools?  creative solutions will be given extra points if they are feasible.  so no suggesting I invent a shrink/embiggen ray or any other ridicules suggestions.   

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I think CNC needs to be pretty level so using a mobile base might be out on that.  Can you make a number of flip carts for some of your other tools to make room?

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Dig a basment under your shop? Buy lottery tickets? :D

I think it'd be interesting to have a small CNC but sacrificing the space for it would be difficult. I do woodworking to stop myself from sitting behind a screen all day long so a CNC would be counter intuitive. The inlay capabilities though would be limitless.

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I think a CNC router is a very useful tool, but it's difficult to site.  Especially when you figure typical sizes for plywood (4x4, 5x5).   You'd want a big bed and with walk around pretty soon you need more space than a cabinet table saw with outfeed table.  

There is a makers space in Downers Grove with a big CNC that I've used, but that's a 2 or 3 hour drive from where you live.  You might look for a makers space or something similar with a CNC for rent, maybe in the Champaign area.  

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i want to get a x-carve something that i can program in a repeating program and batch out similar projects.  was thinking of making these.   SMFX Designs or some kind of sighns, but i would love to have it to cut out inlays make perfect looking projects.  

these are just cut vinyl but if i can nock out like 20 of each then i can sell them for 5 bucks at a craft show and pay off the table space.  people like to buy 5 dollar projects and use them as gifts were as they wont buy a 5 thousand dollar table and chairs. 

  honestly if i was going to get a cnc i think that i might end up getting rid of some of the storage in my side room and building a table to put it on in there. i would just have to thin out my lumber and get rid of shelf full of random off cuts. 

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1 hour ago, duckkisser said:

get rid of shelf full of random off cuts. 

Cutting boards to sell and use the profits to help pay for the CNC.

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that is the idea :) going to spend the summer making cutting boards and inlaying/ carving handles.  and then try and sell them at a sale for christmas

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First, I think your shop is fantastic. There's a lot of stuff in there, but it certainly looks well laid out for actually getting work accomplished.

Next, I've seen a number of folks build flip up/down CNC tables. Here are some examples:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-Top-CNC-Table/ (this could do double duty as a cart for a lunchbox planer or something similarly sized if the whole thing were scaled down somewhat...he has a not-small CNC)

Fancy + basic examples in one thread: https://discuss.inventables.com/t/my-x-carve-folding-table/13989

Basic, smaller footprint:

 

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Wow Duck that looks real nice. Looks like a great space. 
Now, I’m curious about the scroll saw thing. You said “everyone should have one of these” and you do inlays so I figured yeah, of course you do. Then Coop said he agrees with you on the scroll saw. Sorry for sounding dense, but was your comment sarcastic? Tbh I’ve been looking at scroll saws but can’t quite pull the trigger on the one I want (DeWalt’s offering). 

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On 3/5/2020 at 7:33 PM, Chip Sawdust said:

Wow Duck that looks real nice. Looks like a great space. 
Now, I’m curious about the scroll saw thing. You said “everyone should have one of these” and you do inlays so I figured yeah, of course you do. Then Coop said he agrees with you on the scroll saw. Sorry for sounding dense, but was your comment sarcastic? Tbh I’ve been looking at scroll saws but can’t quite pull the trigger on the one I want (DeWalt’s offering). 

I love my scroll saw it is like having a bandsaw with thin blade  but I can cut at sharp angles and I can pop it loose and cut out insides if a object.  But it’s more useful for small details project then for doing furniture. If I every have to move into small space I’m taking lathe, scroll saw bandsaw and my work bench everything else could go.

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