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Miter - RAS - Drum - Wall #5: Done enough for now - with video....

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« Part 4: Miter Saw Dust Collection Part 5 of Miter - RAS - Drum - Wall series Part 6: Fence tricks + dust collection..... »

May add an update down the road – but I want this done for now :)

I think the video will tell the rest of the story. Thanks for all the comments and encouragement – it goes a long ways…...

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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#1 posted 898 days ago

Ahhh nice video Jeff. The new layout is nice. Man have you been putting some thought into your new oak and maple benches. I am envious of your shop. I think you have built a nice place of creation of wood items. NICE JOB JEFF!

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

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JL7

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#2 posted 898 days ago

Hey thanks Dave – I am not much of an oak guy, but had a pretty good supply, and it is sturdy….:) Got a bit of the maple left tho…...

Jeff

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

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red93

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#3 posted 898 days ago

very nice set up.

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Dave

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#4 posted 898 days ago

Jeff I believe I saw some wonderful grain in those floating oak shelf boards.
Now you are going to put this on your shop page. The video was nice. And that is one humdinger of a camera you have.

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

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davidroberts

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#5 posted 898 days ago

I followed your progress in previous parts. I was just wondering if you were going to use a sacrificial top, like 1/8 inch hardboard, for the RAS, and could you show a couple more pics of the drum sander on the other RAS. I have a spare RAS looking for a task. Did you build the drum sander or is it an accessory you bought. Is it even attached to the RAS? It all looks attached from my viewing angle.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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JL7

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#6 posted 898 days ago

Thanks Red – appreciate it!

Superdave – some of this oak really is cool – some curly grain, some quartersawn…....just never knew what you were going to get. I got a whole truckload for less than $100 and it was pretty rough. I should do a post just for you with all the crazy knots – sure slowed the planer down…....

I promise to update my shop page soon…...:)

David – I am planning on a sacrificial top for the RAS – one of the reasons I haven’t fired it up yet – plus I am thinking about keeping the dado setup on it, which won’t mess with the maple.

The drum sander is the first model that Performax made – it is mounted to the RAS post so it is raised and lowered with the arm of the saw. There are a couple different posts about the sander in this blog series.

I picked up the RAS for free on CL and the drum sander for $50 as I recall….....and it works well…...

Thanks.

Jeff

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

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Eagle1

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#7 posted 898 days ago

Very nice setup Jeff. I have been keeping a eye on your build of it. I really like the idea of what you used for the drill press. I started building a mitersaw station earlier this summer. I’m about 2/3 done with it I need to finish up the fence for it, and build and install the doors. I’m seriously thinking about using your idea for the drill press if you don’t care. I trying to do something with my dust problem as you are. I still need to see what you are doing with it. My mitersaw is a slider. So I don’t think it will work, and don’t know how to figure anything like that. My station is 18’ long so I can accomadate some of my table top equipment. IE drill press, drum sander, scroll saw. Possiblly something else. So I can free up room for storage and other equipment as it comes along.

Thanks for sharing your build with us. It has added a few of ideas for my build I hope you don’t care if I use a couple of your ideas.

Thanks Tim:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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JL7

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#8 posted 898 days ago

Hey Tim – use any ideas you want…...I’m sure someone before me came up with them anyways…...

Dust collection on the sliding saw is extra difficult. My first saw was a 10” slider and I ended up trading for the 12”, no slider. Now that I have the RAS – I will never miss the slider…...anyways, when I had the slider – I did build a dust hood for it that worked really good for standard (90 degree) cuts, but you had to remove it for any miter cuts, which really made it a pain – plus it was a huge footprint…....

I’m at work now – but I think I have pictures at home – will check tonight…....

Thanks.

Jeff

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 898 days ago

nice video Jeff. how’d you aquire that lane from a bowling alley? very kool how you wrapped your top around everything. very nice

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

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DIYaholic

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#10 posted 898 days ago

Nice design, nice execution, nice shop, nice Video. I can’t pick a favorite so I’m treating them all equally!!!

-- 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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JL7

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#11 posted 897 days ago

Hey Roger – the bowling alley was bought at an online auction – the kind where you could go look at the stuff one day and then you bid online. Bought 2 lots (and split everything with my Dad). First lot was the “good stuff” about 2-3/4” thick, 42” wide and 14’ long. I think we paid like $60 or so. Four guys really stuggle to move, and it’s more like drag it…....this is the material the workbench (in the video) is made from.

The second lot was the thinner “approach area” stuff, you know where the people walk on it. This stuff is 1-1/2” thick or less – depending how many times them came thru with the floor sander. We bought a skid of that for like $25 and there were probably 16 pieces (14’ long) by various widths. This is what the counter tops are made out of.

The oak was cheap also, but like I stated somewhere else in this blog, what I saved in material costs, I invested in labor – it takes alot of man hours to convert these back into a usable piece…

Appreciate your comments…....

Randy – nice comments, nice written, nicely stated – keeping it all equal here as well…....thanks man.

Jeff

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

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Roger

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#12 posted 897 days ago

very good. thnx Jeff. I’ll be it was a bear movin those pieces around. you’ve done awesome with it all.

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

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SASmith

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#13 posted 897 days ago

Thanks for the tour.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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JL7

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#14 posted 897 days ago

Roger – you got it…..it was a bear, the results are worth the effort in my opinion. I’ve never really built much out of simple easy materials so this is the way I know…....

Scott – I was thinking about stealing your RAS dust collector design…....this one:

Looks like a winner. Thanks.

Jeff

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

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steliart

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#15 posted 895 days ago

Very nice setup!
Well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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