Progress of setting up the Shop

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Blog series by Toolz updated 08-06-2011 08:55 PM 5 parts 12616 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: Some photos of the worshop in progress

02-27-2008 07:34 PM by Toolz | 5 comments »

We moved in in May ‘07 and I started working to set up a workshop: workshop view from the back door towards front of shop 6/07 Back right corner 6/07 Back left corner 6/07 Corner bench 6/07

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Part 2: More photos of tools and shop

02-27-2008 09:54 PM by Toolz | 4 comments »

As you can see to date I have added some lumber storage (Triton metal racks) and shop built cut-off and sheet goods racks on casters as well as a rack to hold 2×4’s or molding off the floor. We have also added more tools to the collection. I really need to get all this stuff organized. I’m still looking for thin walled 4” PVC to create a main line and drops for the new DC. The small system I started out with works pretty good for the band saw table saw and not so well w...

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Part 3: Dust Collection System to date

03-03-2008 08:21 PM by Toolz | 7 comments »

After locating some 4” “green” sewer and drain line; I started to connect the dust collector. By using a series of “y’s”, elbows, and blast gates I was able to make a main branch that will run to the jointer, planer and large sander; a branch to a floor sweep, and a branch to the existing 2” duct line. I still have the second 4” connector on the main DC free for expansion if needed. So far I have just “friction fitted” these connect...

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Part 4: Finally joined the Dust Deputy Posse

04-20-2010 06:00 PM by Toolz | 8 comments »

I have been planning to get a Dust Deputy for some time. But being a lazy booger I didn’t want a small 5 gal container that I would have to empty more frequently. Easter weekend I scored about a 30 gal plastic barrel with a clamp ring lid while I was visiting in-laws in Windsor, ON. It is perfect, works great and doesn’t need to be emptied as often. The first thing I did to test it was to clean out the bottom bag and attached filter on my main dust collector. Damn this thing works...

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Part 5: More pictures of the shop as of this morning

08-06-2011 08:55 PM by Toolz | 5 comments »

After changing the blades in my Dewalt 735 and making a modification to my DC with canister filter, I decided to take some updated photos of the shop showing some re-arrangements I made. I took the photos using a new Motorola Xoom.

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