Shop in the Sky

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Blog series by EROCK updated 09-09-2011 11:00 PM 5 parts 8355 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Building a New Shop - The Beginning.

10-26-2010 12:55 AM by EROCK | 3 comments »

Yes, it is a shop in the sky! I recently did some rearranging at work and was able to mostly free up our mezzanine. It was previously the home of all of our stair treads and risers, but now I have a 384sf area (16×24) to begin creating a shop. Much better than the half of a one car garage that I’m currently using :) I hope to update this series as I progress. The first task at hand is creating a wall on the open sides so I don’t fall to the abyss! I’ll update onc...

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Part 2: New Tools!

10-28-2010 02:40 AM by EROCK | 3 comments »

Well, I haven’t had a chance to work on the wall yet, but I did purchase some new goodies for the shop! I had to go to Bellingham, Wa today for business, so I stopped in at the Grizzly showroom to take a look around. Good thing for me, bad thing for my wallet. I ended up walking out with the G0555P 14” Polar Bear Series bandsaw with the 6” riser block kit and a G8027 dust collector. Now I have to assemble them and hopefully get the walls put up this weekend. More to come.

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Part 3: Got some work done...

03-08-2011 06:45 AM by EROCK | 2 comments »

So, I haven’t had a lot of time in the shop, but I did have the chance to make some dust tonight! I got a new table saw last week and FINALLY got a chance to use it today, ripping down some flooring for a customer. Also picked up one of the Harbor Freight workbenches and got that set up. Not the best in the world, but it works ok for now…

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Part 4: FINALLY got the walls up!

08-22-2011 02:44 AM by EROCK | 5 comments »

I Spent the day building the walls for the shop. Each 4 foot panel is built separately so if I ever have to take it down, the panels can go with me. The lower panel beneath the open window can come out with a few screws if I need to forklift anything in or out of the shop. I need to get all the rest of my tools to the shop and get everything set up and finalized, but I’m happy with the progress made!

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Part 5: Lathe Table with dust collection

09-09-2011 11:00 PM by EROCK | 2 comments »

Newest addition to the ongoing project is a new table for my mini lathe. I had issues before with chips/dust collecting under the motor, causing it to get extremely hot. My solution to this was to use the table saw dust collection hood that I had laying around and inset it into the table top. I feel this will adequately stop the dust from collecting, as well as cause a stream of cool air to constantly be passing by the motor, causing it to run much cooler. After I get a chance to test o...

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