and the after:
To recap, the whole reason behind this madness was to reduce the area between the outfeed table / workbench and the wall. That area has been the bane of my existence since the day I laid out the shop. It’s always been a dead area in the shop, lots of wasted space. So today, it’s a little less wasted space.
Added a new blast gate. This is where I set up the planer so I will now have a much sorter hose to feed the planer. I’ll also use this for shop clean up. As you can see, it needs it!
The switch controls the dust collector and allows the tables saw to run. The TS will not run if the DC is not running.
The new drop for the Table Saw.
What a pain in the butt. If anyone has a good way of transitioning from 4” S&D to 4” hose, I would love to hear from you. I tried heating the hose and sliding it into the fitting. Not having that, the hose wouldn’t stay it just popped out. Next I tried heating the hose and stretching it to fit over a piece of pipe. Thinking that I would then slide the pipe into the fitting. Disaster! The hose just tore apart. I ended up sanding the outside of the hose on the disc sander to reduce it’s outside dimension and then sliding it into the fitting. At least it didn’t pop right out. Time will tell how this works.
The riser comes down the wall and turns 90° with back to back 45°’s.
I removed the overhead dust collection for now. I seldom used it anyway.
I gained 7” of space by pushing the tablesaw tight against the far wall. What a huge difference 7” makes.
I’ve eliminated the need to have a 15’ length of flex hose connected for shop clean up, planer, etc.
The new blast gate at the edge of the workbench is going to cause me no end of aggravation. When cleaning up the shop, the hose is going to continually fall of the gate or I have to clamp it on every time. Win some, loose some.
I’m planning on adding the stove pipe mod for the DC later today. More to come…
-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135