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Miter - RAS - Drum - Wall #2: 70 gallons of planer chips and counting.....

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 02-28-2012 03:29 AM 2214 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The rough in..... Part 2 of Miter - RAS - Drum - Wall series Part 3: I'm all Oak'd out........ »

Wow – lots of chips on this project…...I’m on my 3rd round of dressing out the rough Oak and the chip bag has been emptied 3 times…...I figure that at least 70 gallons of chips on this one so far….

I got this rough oak really cheap (a pickup truck load for ~$100) and it was all 8/4, but have to plane it all down 1-3/8” before all the twists and bows come out. This is one of the prices you pay for low cost lumber….

Good news is I’ve found a good application for this solid wood and I’m freeing up some needed lumber storage space!

Some of this oak looks good – especially the last planer batch:

For superdave – there are PLENTY of cool knots lurking in this project…..plenty…

Some additional progress: Note – None of the fences have been built and the tables are still loose…...

Decided to build lumber storage for 3’-4’ stock to the left of the miter saw:

With infeed table mockup:

Added some slide-outs for tool storage using full extension slides:

Another shot of the tool slides + my garage sale $2 grinder/wire wheel rig mounted on a french cleat – I think it might work in this spot…...

Thinking about building an “L” counter on this corner and pickup up the spindle sander (getting rid of the metal stand) and leaving it open for the shop vac underneath…....The dust collector really doesn’t work good on these small dust ports…

All the pieces are anchored to the wall, and a few are nailed to the floor – so she is really rigid…........

More to come…..

Thanks for looking.

Jeff

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



14 comments so far

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Andy Panko

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 03:33 AM

Looks great. That’s a good use for all that wood. And great price too. Just curious – how many times did you have to change planer blades on all that???

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ, www.pankowoodworks.com

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JL7

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 03:42 AM

Hey Andy – I need to change the blades now but haven’t changed them throughout this build… The reality is I really abuse my planer.. I run ALOT of really hard exotics through the planer so I figure this Oak is just practice wood…:)

Thanks for the comments!

Jeff

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

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 03:50 AM

Looks good Jeff. Should be stout.

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Dave

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#4 posted 02-28-2012 04:11 AM

Yep I likes knots. Wow Jeff she is sure looking nice. We aught to turn you in for putting that jatoba in that poor planer. When you get this finished I am chomping at the bit to see some of that birdseye go across these nice workstations. And Jeff not to add to your list but when your done your buddies want to see it added to your shop thread.
Jeff I do like the way you are keeping it slim looking and neat. Great job.

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

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JL7

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 04:23 AM

Hey Shane and Dave – thanks…........

Dave – The Birdseye will be at the top of the project list and my shop thread is really dated…. every time I think I am going to update it – I dive into a new (never ending) shop adventure…...everyday I walk in I find several things I want to change….occasionally I change them….thanks..

I like knots too….

Jeff

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

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Dave

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#6 posted 02-28-2012 04:26 AM

Jeff I just updated mine and after posting I had changed half a wall. Work in progress. But you are adding lots of stuff. Neat stuff.

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

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JL7

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#7 posted 02-28-2012 04:35 AM

Thanks Dave – you are right – I’ll get it done…...your shop page rules! Nicely done….

Jeff

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

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Dave

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#8 posted 02-28-2012 04:41 AM

No you the man…

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

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559dustdesigns

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#9 posted 02-28-2012 05:38 AM

Nice bench this looks very well thought out. Thanks for showing us your work.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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Roger

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#10 posted 02-28-2012 12:48 PM

some really gr8 design. looks like it’ll all work very nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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SPalm

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#11 posted 02-28-2012 01:09 PM

That all looks great. Good for you.
Oh, to update the shop. What a dream you are fulfilling.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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rowdy

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#12 posted 02-28-2012 06:03 PM

Jeff, you are building a shop that is going to make you a Lumber Jocks icon! Keep up the good work. Rowdy.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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JL7

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#13 posted 02-28-2012 06:43 PM

Aaron, Roger, Steve and Rowdy – appreciate the comments! Rowdy – you are getting carried away on the icon bit…..those is mighty big shoes to fill…......I have a long ways to go…......thanks.

Jeff

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

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SASmith

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#14 posted 02-28-2012 10:17 PM

You are moving right along.
Love the laminated top.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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