Post-electrician updated shop pics

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Blog entry by NBeener posted 12-18-2009 05:36 AM 1572 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It still pretty much looks like this:

Bothus hasn’t been around much, lately, so … I skipped the vid ;-)

First, the new toy:

Gotta’ mill some mahogany, so….

West-facing shop wall. Two 4-way outlets. The left two of each 4-way are on Circuit A; the right two are on Circuit B. Redundancy and 40A capacity at each outlet!

Same with the north-facing wall. Two sets:


Two 4-way ceiling mounted electrical outlets, for lighting:


Hung a nifty, light-up drop cord for the jointer and the band saw:

The DC is finally up … AND … running!

It’s running … partly because I built it, but partly because it has juice:

The table saw and router have their dedicated circuit (the ts is currently plugged into the wall socket, though….):

And …. in the next day or so … the remote for the DC gets installed:

The mahogany arrived today. I have a few quality days left before my wife goes on vacation with her mother-in-law (my mother!), so … shop time cometh, and … night stands commence!

No more excuses. I pretty much have everything I need (except remaining credit on my Visa card!).

Thanks for looking!!

-- -- Neil

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 05:48 AM

Looks nice!

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 06:04 AM

Lookin Good

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 06:09 AM

Damn, I’m jealous now, you got your DC up and running before me :) Looking good, can’t wait to see some progress on your night stands.

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 06:10 AM

well hot diggity dog…..fantastic neil…im way excited for ya…now there is no excuse buddy…..and a planer too…..your gonna be a wildman …sorry about the visa though…but you can smile while you work and enjoy your new found intrest of wood working…..mortis and tennons…..daddo’s… the pictures….i dont know how that stuff is still in boxes though… have it open and goin…...but i know the situation too…all things in time….enjoy…you have a nice heated space …im envious of that….have fun…...grizz

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 06:16 AM

where is the wood….maybe a few pictures of it before you get wild with it….ya know with the tools you have you can make your drawers solid mahogany…resaw it down for the drawer bottoms…it would be totaly pure then….just a thought…more work …but thats the fun of it…..:).......but the plywood would be easier…if ya wanna go the easy way..:) i throwing down the gauntlet here……...

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 06:28 AM

I want the video. Just ‘cause I haven’t posted doesn’t mean I’m not watching you.

Besides, if I’m not doing videos you gotta have my back Bro.


P.S. I can’t wait to see the night stands.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#7 posted 12-18-2009 07:37 AM

Very nice… That Ridgid is a NICE planer…

For some funny reason that DC looks familiar…

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 07:50 AM

Looks good Neil all the bells an whistles.

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#9 posted 12-18-2009 08:06 AM

Looks good to me. Passed inspection!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 12-18-2009 12:37 PM

Man, that look’s great Neil. Pretty similar to what I have with all the 4 socket boxes and ceiling mounts. You will never regret having all those plug sockets. You seem to be going about outfitting your workshop the right way. This will all translate into pure joy when using it. Keep up the sensible approach.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-18-2009 01:34 PM

Great looking workshop. Can’t wait to see it all complete and setup. Keep the pics coming man.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 12-18-2009 02:25 PM

Very nice setup Neil. I have that same Rigid planer (although it is factory refurbished – minor scratch and dent in the outfeed table) and its amazing. I haven’t seen the slitest bit of snipe despite what others have complained of. My infeed and outfeed table are perfectly level after a little adjusting, and I just lift the boards slightly when they go in and come out. Great planer :) Enjoy your new shop, good luck with the Mahogany.

What kind of remote is that? I’ve never seen that before. Is it just an in-wall outlet instead of a remote outlet you plug into the wall outlet? Looks like it can control multiple outlets too? Very nice :) I need one of those. Or at least one that turns on my DC when I turn a tool on.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#13 posted 12-18-2009 03:10 PM

Looks great Neil, How many square ft in your shop?
Oh. Not the ones in your shoes :)

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#14 posted 12-18-2009 03:38 PM

way to go , niel .
now eat some porridge ,

and get to work !

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#15 posted 12-18-2009 03:43 PM

You mentioned not having mahogany for the drawer bottoms. I did not use mahogany either on my table. I used Baltic Birch and I did use 3/8” Baltic Birch for the bottom shelf of the table but used a mahogany veneer to cover. Since you live here, we should view each others shop. Mine is not really a shop until I want to build something. But I do have a shelf of power tools and the folding Bosch table saw.

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO

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