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Albuquerque, NM
United States

These pix were taken shortly after we moved into this house. The shop wasn’t complete, but I have not made many changes/additions since. I did add another cupboard to the right of the SCMS and put a hood over it for dust collection. I have also added a combination disk/belt sander. I also have a dedicated finishing room for WB spraying. This is the 3rd shop I have set up so I was fairly comfortable with my arrangement ahead of time. Please feel free to comment or question.

-- Art

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#1 posted 03-27-2012 12:58 AM

What a lot of room! very nice. That dust collection system looks awesome. Tell me, why is the air piping zig zagging?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 12:58 AM

Hi Art
Wow this shop looks more like and operating room than a shop. Great looking shop and wonderful equipment.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 01:07 AM

Craftsman, I assume you are talking about the finishing room. If that is the case, you need 25+ feet for the air to cool sufficiently for the included moisture to condense before it gets to the filter. At least that is what I read in Setting Up Shop by Sandor Nag_.

a1Jim, it only looks that way because I had only just moved in and hadn’t done any projects yet. However, I try to clean it up after each major project.

-- Art

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 05:49 AM

I agree with a1Jim. I like ‘em clean and neat. Nice shop toys…................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 04:06 PM

Great looking shop, and really nice equipment… I must admit I have never seen the zig zagged plumbing for the compressed air either, But the explanation makes sense… Ever thought of attaching some sort of heat sinks to the pipe to assist in the cooling?

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 11:38 PM

Mike & DB, thanks for the compliments. DB, as you can see, I have a drop and a rise right before the air goes into a filter so I haven’t had any need for anything more. The other thing in my favor is that I am in the desert so my air doesn’t have the moisture to begin with that people in other parts of the country might experience. :D

-- Art

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#7 posted 03-30-2012 05:17 AM

That is one fine looking shop. What size is it? I like a clean shop myself, always try to clean up between projects.

-- - Martin

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#8 posted 03-30-2012 11:30 PM

KMT, it is about 30×45x9 feet including the finishing room.

-- Art

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#9 posted 05-03-2013 02:44 AM

I just now looked at your shop for the first time. WOW! I think it is cleaner and whiter than mine! What a great set up! Looks like you thought yours out in advance. I just started acquiring tools and put them here and there. It would be a pleasure to work in your shop! The only thing I did right was put my DC and big compressor in the garage adjacent to the shop.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 05-03-2013 03:47 AM

Very clean and nice

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 03-12-2014 01:17 AM

That cyclone looks exactly like mine! Except for the bag. I bought a new filter from Wynn, and he told me to plug that opening, and put a hose on the 8” exhaust and hook that to the new filter, and put a bag on the bottom of the filter. I used spiral pipe and 26 gauge fittings, as the 6” 2629 was not available here. Think the cyclone was 895, and the pipe and fittings were over 1000, and that was about 9 years ago.

-- Jim from Kansas

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#12 posted 04-16-2014 09:00 PM

I was asked about the dust collection on the Grizzly combination sander so here are a few pix:

A 6” pvc tube is reduced to 5” flex tubing and then it is split off to two 4” runs.

Each run is connected to a port at the bottom of the sander.

This is the bottom of the belt sander.

The one at the bottom of the disk sander was a little tougher. The 4” tube had to be squeezed to shape then held in place. I used duct tape to get a better seal. Whenever I am not certain that the hose clamp will hold, I add a couple sheet metal screws by the steel ring in the flex tubing into the port to ensure nothing will move/slide off due to vibration.

-- Art

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#13 posted 04-16-2014 10:32 PM

Very nice shop, I’m glad others asked about the air piping. Nice job it’s hard to hang pipe on a side wall and do a nice job. Your attention to detail is to be admired,

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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