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« Part 11: Dust Collection & a New Floor.... Part 12 of Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... series Part 13: Shop Fixtures, Cabinets, Drawers & Jigs!!! »

In my last blog post, the floor installation was completed, along with a preview of my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!!

I have since not only picked up the mess, but I also traveled the 3.5 hours to pick up my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity and traveled the 3.5 hours home. The trip down was filled with anticipation, the expectation of taking possesion of my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity, along with the “Kid in the Candy Store” feeling of setting foot in my first WOODCRAFT store (with a $100.00 gift card, no less)!!! As I drove from the Green Mountain State to Springfield in the Bay State, I was also anxiously awaiting a Homer Simpson sighting! Duh! He don’t live in Massachusetts!!! I was not disappointed though, with the WOODCRAFT visit. I did get my saw, roamed the isles and even drained the $100.00 gift card and then some (like that was going to be hard to do, Duh!!!).

The trip back was a harrowing 5 HOUR ordeal, due to blinding snow fall and an icy interstate! Well, not for me, for the 5 or 6 vehicles that I saw that had slid off the road, I’ll bet some undies were stained. There was even a pick up truck, that had to up the anti and perform a rollover!!! Don’t fret, I & my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity, made it home safe & sound!!!

I bet all y’all want to see some pics of my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!!

Ok, Just one for now!!!

TEASER ALERT: I’m only teasing you cuz I CAN!!!

You would think that a tool gloat is in order, but NOOOOO!!! I had work to complete before I would assemble, tune and reveal my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!!

First I must detail the “finish” work that needed to be done; paint, baseboard, caulking the perimeter of the basement shop, aka the Dungeon (soon to be a wood worker’s Lair!).

I’ll admit that reading and viewing the latex based color enhancements to a basement floor is kinda like watching paint dry. Strike that, IT IS watching paint dry!!! But you know the policy: NO pictures, It DIDN’T happen. I’m just a minion following LJs “Picture Policy”!!!

Prepped & ready to paint:

Cutting Corners:

On A Roll Now!:

If you’re done watching paint dry…..
SCROLL DOWN!

Needless to say, two coats were applied and allowed to dry, prior to installing the baseboard. Again, I’m just a minion following LJs “Picture Policy”!!!

A Little Base, Please!:

I just love my CO2 Regulator!!! NO NOISY COMPRESSOR!!!

There were a few PIA areas, that needed extra effort:
Walls & Corners are “Plumb & Square”, Yeah Right!!!

The cinder block wall was another PIA! As it needed to be predrilled with a hammer drill for Tapcons, along with predrilling & counter sinking the baseboards. But with the right tools, it is quite managable.

I don’t know if it is the phone camera or the beer, but the above shot was blurry!!!

One of the three cinder block walls!!!:

After all of that, I’m too tired to unpack & assemble my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!! Told ya I was gonna tease ya!!! Y’all are just gonna have to wait for the Machine Gloat!!! Assembly will be in my next blog installment. Well, that’s the plan at least!!!

The Dungeon to Lair metamorphosis is taking place!

-- 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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DamnYankee

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#1 posted 585 days ago

I’m jealous

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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patron

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#2 posted 585 days ago

nice looking box

and the floor is nice too

are you getting a new set of threads

to look your best
for your new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!!
to give her a good first impression
and to work there

or will you just go there in your shorts
and see how it goes

-- 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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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 585 days ago

Can’t stand hearing about this Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!! anymore, I’ll think I’ll just go and have an enema.

-- 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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JL7

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#4 posted 585 days ago

That’s a nice looking shop floor…..with baseboard to boot….nice details…..AND you got a new saw!!??

The lair is taking shape….....

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

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eddie

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#5 posted 585 days ago

floor looks great Randy but whers the saw ,i dont want to put down that floor buy one time i put a floor and my table saw left,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 585 days ago

Rob,
I’m jealous, as you have a lathe & I don’t!!!

David,
No new threads here. I’m a come as you are type a guy!!!

Rex,
I will soon be onto another topic soon. In the mean time, don’t use the “Text to Speach” software on your computer and you won’t hear a thing!!! ;)

-- 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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#7 posted 585 days ago

Jeff,
Soon I will have a shop worthy of the primo wood you sent. That is part of the motivation. For that I thank you!!!

Eddie,
I take all the wheels off the Machines at the end of the day. This way they can’t sneak out in the middle of the night!!! BTW; Don’t all the blade “Gaurds” keep them on lock down???

-- 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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#8 posted 585 days ago

I love the new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity It looks like you are building it a wonderful home. That is one fancy air gun apparatus you have there as well. Good luck on the outcome Randy. Looking great!

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

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 585 days ago

Dave,
The CO2 regulator is great for quick jobs. No hauling around a compressor or wondering where you are going to plug it in, no noise to bout is a bonus.

The basement was a dark, dank, dreary dungeon that no one would ever want to spend any time in. I want it light & bright!!! I’m trying to build a shop that will be comfortable and a pleasure to work in. Function is formost, but aesthetics are an important second.

Thanks for stopping in.

-- 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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#10 posted 585 days ago

We are going to need lots of big pictures of this lair!

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

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#11 posted 585 days ago

Randy, just a reminder, I have a light bulb for you that is so bright it can also be a great source for solar cells.
Every Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!! needs one.
BTW, the enema was great, I’m now flushed with enthusiasm.

-- 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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#12 posted 584 days ago

Dave,
What, not enough big pics already?!?

Rex,
I’m glad everything “came out” all right!

-- 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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#13 posted 584 days ago

Have a great day Randy

-- 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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JoeinGa

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#14 posted 584 days ago

Okay fellas. Let a newbie in on this. I’ve seen reference to this here a few times already … “new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!!”

Give me a link to where this meme started.
Thanks

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Dave

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#15 posted 582 days ago

No we need finished shop pics. With everything in place all clean and pretty. Then trash it!

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

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