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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 05-28-2016 03:11 AM 892 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cost of timber $0.10c.

Cost of engraving $0.20c.

Hire of clamps…Priceless.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD



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bruce317

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#1 posted 05-28-2016 03:54 AM

Ducky,
You got a fine looking work shop.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 05-28-2016 06:35 AM

Thanks ‘317. It’s messy and cluttered but its “home”. Now that I’m feeling more at home here at LJ, I was thinking of boring people to death by a few more mundane posts (with some that may involve “features” of my workshop).

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 05-29-2016 03:10 AM

Ducky, You’ve proved me right once again. A man can never have enough clamps! Looks like your almost there.
Keep fighting the good fight.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 05-29-2016 07:21 AM

BurlyBob, you hit the nail on the head. I have a wall full of them, a bucket full of small ones, pipe clamps in my storage room, specialised panel clamps, a shitload of spring clamps and I still need to improvise to get that final clamping pressure.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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crowie

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#5 posted 06-03-2016 10:36 AM

Looks like a top shed there Ducky…
How big is it and what sort of dust control do you have as it looks so clean???

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 06-03-2016 11:26 AM

Nice clamp collection.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 06-03-2016 12:48 PM

Thanks Monte. This blog was posted to demonstrate to a friend how even a small job can use a lot of clamps. I found the picture while searching for material for another blog and thought it could be put to use. One can’t have enough clamps.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 06-03-2016 12:57 PM


How big is it …

- crowie


Funny you should ask as I just took the measurements for another LJ member’s request and can’t find it. I’ll quickly go and measure it… measuring… measuring… measured, lucky I had a long 2” ruler in metric which hurried up the process (bet you didn’t even realise I was missing).
The measurements in meters are,
Main room is 9.2×5.7
Lathe room is 5.3×3.1
Storage/finishing room is 3.7×3.1 (.2m wall between lathe and storage room).
Lucky the lathe and storage room are the same else I would have some major structural issues.
I shall remember your email address in case I loose the measurements again.

Working on the cleanliness under separate cover.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 06-03-2016 01:47 PM


... dust control do you have as it looks so clean???

- crowie


It’s clean because the missus makes me practice in the workshop before she unleashes me in the house.

Dust control.
In the main room a burglar would find the following,
  1. Dual pleated 3HP Carba-Tec extractor with a heavy duty Dust deputy front end servicing my tablesaw, bandsaw, drum sander, disc sander, spindle sander and router table.
  2. Centralised heavy duty Hitachi shop-vac for vacuuming entire workshop (more on this later)
  3. “Heavy duty” Ryobi shop vac servicing 2 mitre/crosscut saws (quoted only because I believe a heavy-duty Ryobi is a mith).
  4. Festool shop-vac dedicated to finish sanding at work bench.
  5. Carba-Tec ceiling air filter at centre of the room.
  6. Compressed air for bench tops and walls (with a Trend air filter mask over the boof head).

Each of the shop-vacs are doubled up with a small front-end dust deputy cyclone collector.
The central Hitachi shop-vac is at the middle of the room with ducted pipes radiating to each corner of the room and to both of the add-on rooms. At the end of each ducting is a 5M length of flexible shop-vac hose. For long runs and multiple outlets, I use storm water switches to act as blast gates and control traffic,



In the lathe room I have,
  1. Ducting from the central Hitachi vac (last picture above is at the lathe room door)
  2. single pleated 2HP Carba-Tec economy extractor
  3. Cylindrical Climate Control air filter.

All dust extraction machines have had their mag-switches replaced by standard light switched to permit remote control using Kabmbrook remote control power points with the controller permanently fixed around my neck whenever I’m in the workshop. My religious routine is, light-on remote controller around the neck… lights off, remote controller parked where I can find it the next day.
Finaly in the Paint/finising (storage) room where it is essential, I have bugger all except for the Hitachi fed outlet.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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crowie

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#10 posted 06-03-2016 10:40 PM

Oh My Goodness me…what a top set up

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 06-03-2016 11:29 PM

Thx, I had to make up for lack of looks somehow.

However I was expecting a

from ”DownUnder

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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