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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #11: Dust Collection & a New Floor....

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Blog entry by DIYaholic posted 11-21-2012 03:17 AM 4559 reads 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My shop is like the ruins of Pompeii, that is to say that it is laying under a blanket of dust. It isn’t volcanic dust, it’s concrete dust. The reason for the near mummification of everything is because I needed to grind down some of the high spots on the floor. The high spots and bumps on the floor were removed so that I could install a new floor. I’m installing DRIcore sub flooring panels as my “finished” floor. Basically it is 2’ X 2’ X 3/4” OSB panels with a “nubby” plastic (vapor barrier) underlament. It is meant as a sub floor for wet/moist basements, but I’m just going to paint it for a “finished” floor.

In order to prepare the floor, I first had to clear the floor. Well, half of the floor anyway, as I don’t have anywhere else to put anything. This meant I needed to move all my tools & machines into/onto one half of the shop.
From this:

To this:

Had I thought of it I would have covered the equipment to prevent the dust from settling on them, but alas the dust has settled all over my stuff. Now ALL my tools & machines, not just my HF 2HP DC, are perfoming very well as dust collectors!!! I will now have the exciting task of wiping EVERYTHING down to “demummify” it all!!! Yea, ME!!!

I was able to install 1/3 of the floor on Suday, then relocate everything onto the newly installed floor and continue with the floor prep & install. It is a pretty straight forward install, as the panels are T&G. However, there are a few obstacles and what not that need to be dealt with, like posts and corners.

I finally got the last section of flooring installed, last night at 10:00pm. At which time, I cracked open several “cold ones”, because I earned ‘em!!!

I still need to install a few transitions/thresholds, baseboards and paint the floor.
At present my shop looks like this:

And this:

And…..

NO REALLY, under all those tools, machines and DUST is a new floor!!!

This is going to be well worth it though. The old floor was rough & cracked, which made it veeery difficult to move equipment, even with mobile bases. Now things will roll smoothly and easily. Especially my latest tool/machine acquisition (to be pick up this coming weekend):

Yeah, that’s the Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!! Uh uh Ugh (in my best “Tim The Toolman Taylor” grunt!!!) Currently on sale at WOODCRAFT for $799.99. There ain’t no way I was rollin’ this beauty around on a cr@ppy floor!!!

I’m traveling 3.5 hours on Saturday to go and pick up my new toy, err tool!!! Well, that’s the plan at least…..

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?



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patron

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 03:24 AM

well the new BS sure will take up allot of room
if the rest of the tools
need to be packed that tight

or are you going to dance with it awhile first

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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JL7

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 03:29 AM

Now that’s a project…..wow…..I have the uneven concrete floor thing going, but don’t believe I have the motivation to fix it…...nicely done man.

Is the saw here yet?

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 03:30 AM

David,
I gave up dancing when I gave up getting blind drunk!!! However, I may be able to make an exception.
Thanks for stopping by, there is coffee on the warmer, help yourself.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 03:32 AM

Yeah Randy. That is looking really nice and messy. You ever heard of visqueen? JK ;)
I do have a question. On the new floor where the tongue and grove mate up. Does the plastic barrier cover meet up with the opposing boards plastic or is the wood exposed at the joint? If it is exposed is it treated? This material is new to me. I live in a state where a basement is not allowed. The humidity creates a mold farm and you cant stop it.
It looks as if you have busted your tail and it shows.
Looking real nice and will look even better when you get it done and all cleaned up.
I had to give my shop a good cleaning a short time ago and I will not let it get back to the condition it was in.
Good luck on this grand project. Get a cold one you deserve it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 03:35 AM

Jeff,
I have wanted a shop for about twentyfive years, so I want to do it right. It may take me a while, given my procrastination syndrome, but I’ll “git ‘er done”!!!

The saw is like me….
NOT ALL THERE, yet!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 03:46 AM

Dave,
Here is their website FAQs.

Once the panels are connected the plastic of one panel butts up against the plastic of the next. There is a seam, but it is plastic to plastic. Does that make sense? Also, the “nubs” leave a space for air circulation under the entire floor.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#7 posted 11-21-2012 03:55 AM

That sound like a winner to me Randy.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 11-21-2012 04:00 AM

DRIcore panels are available at HD @ $5.97 each (Lowes may also carry them). I used 75 panels, so it would have cost about $450.00 for my 13’ X 20’ shop, but I got 45 panels free (from mom) and 30 panels for $100.00 off of CL. Not a bad deal all around!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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eddie

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#9 posted 11-21-2012 05:37 AM

Randy that some serious floor work, looks great and your new saw sitting on if in a few days are you going to be able stop useing it long enought to get every thing back in order :)looks like it could sit right there where those saw horses are

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#10 posted 11-21-2012 05:37 AM

Randy, you’ll need a 8’x4’ Table/Bench there in the grotto. I just happen to have a plan for one.
When is your new saw due?, inquiring minds need to know.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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boxcarmarty

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#11 posted 11-21-2012 10:16 AM

Randy, You damn near got it set up. You’ll have to figure out how to work those machines now…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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StumpyNubs

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#12 posted 11-21-2012 11:29 AM

Your table saw looks just like my wife’s washing machine.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#13 posted 11-21-2012 05:31 PM

It does too Stumpy, must be for cleaning his tools.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 11-21-2012 09:30 PM

Eddie,
The new saw is why I’m highly motivated to get the floor done & the shop back into usable shape! I have to have a “home” for the saw and I need to “finalize” the shop layout, so that I can run DC ducting.

Rex,
A 4’ X 8’ table/bench may be pushing the envelope as far as space goes. I’m looking at building something more along the lines of 2.5’ (30”) X 5’ (60”). Once the shop layout is determined, I’ll have a better idea.

Marty,
That is my fear!!! What happens if it turns out that I’m a cr@ppy wood worker, or worse yet, like you?!?

Stumpy, Stumpy, Stumpy,
I thought you knew all about WW machines. That isn’t a washing machine, as DamnYankee rightfully knows, it’s a “drum sander/dryer”!!! BTW: the dryer will be moved into another room in the basement. Freeing up more valuable shop space!!!

My Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity, has arrived in the WOODCRAFT store, some 3 hrs 37 mins or 213.36 miles away. I will be traveling there on Saturday, to pick up my Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity. The manager said that he would still give me Black Friday pricing, even on Saturday!!! I just hope there are still some Black Friday items left on the shelf!!!

BTW: Did I mention that I’m getting a new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity???

Heres a pic if you are unfamiliar:

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#15 posted 11-21-2012 11:39 PM

Randy, that’s a nice looking Likon as it is known as in China.
Love your drum sander, how often do you change the sandpaper? Bet that’s a task.
Just heard that a Chinese freighter, the MV Won Hung Lo carrying badly packed machine and woodworking tools, went aground on the East coast of Africa. Pirates have stolen the tools and put the ship up for ransom of $500.00 and each crew member for $19.99 …......but wait….....
Just hope your’re Lucky and that your Likon ain’t on that freighter.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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