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Blog series by bj383ss updated 02-16-2012 11:59 PM 8 parts 35443 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: Organizing Miter saw bench.

01-05-2012 03:17 PM by bj383ss | 4 comments »

Hello everyone, For Xmas one of my gifts was a new Dewalt 12” miter saw. This bad boy is alot bigger thant he cheapo Ryobi that I have which has served me well for 6 years now but the brake has gone. So I had to make a new drop down table for the Dewalt to fit. Fortunately the miter saw station I built hangs on cleats on the wall. Well it just so happens that on the right side I had to extend the cleat about 10 inches past the bench to catch the next stud in the wall. So it was real ...

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Part 2: Miter saw station upgrade part 2

01-06-2012 03:09 AM by bj383ss | 2 comments »

Made some more progress on Miter saw station today. I added 2 more shelfs below the miter saw for cutoffs and moved the shop vac I had hooked up to the sander on the bottom. The shop vac will now be hooked to both machines. I am going to make some blast glates at the top to shut off the other machine not in use. I also started a dust shroud box but ran out of time. Bret

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Part 3: Miter saw station upgrade part 3

01-09-2012 03:28 AM by bj383ss | 4 comments »

Today I finished my miter saw station upgrade for now. I added a hood around the saw and ran dust collection hoses for the saw and the OSS sander. Dust Shroud T fitting with blast gate for the saw. The blast gate mounts up underneath the drop down bench and then it extends to the edge of the bench so I can access it from the front The tee branches off throught the bench and to the sander. This is a bad picture but you can see at the top is the dust collector ...

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Part 4: New Lumber Storage Rack

01-16-2012 03:43 AM by bj383ss | 1 comment »

Well today I built another lumber storage rack. This one I put up in the far corner of the garage next to a larger rack I hung several years ago. In my quest to free up more floor space I wanted to eliminate this storage bin. I made for scaps that are too long to go under a bench but it just never worked for me. Here is the new rack in construction. It was made from scraps. Hung up in its new home Here it is loaded up with all the stuff from the other bin. Look at all that floor s...

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Part 5: Paint Can Shelf

01-20-2012 04:44 AM by bj383ss | 1 comment »

So this evening I threw together this simple 1×8x 6’ shelf that I mounted up over the garage door. Been wanting to do this for a while. It holds 10 gallon size cans and 3 quarts. Didn’t want to get rid of the paint as might need it someday but it was on top of a cabinet in the corner of the shop where I put the lathe. I am currently cleaning the corner out to make the turning station for the lathe. Here is the new shelf Here is the corner I am working on and how it...

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Part 6: Lathe Corner

01-30-2012 05:04 AM by bj383ss | 4 comments »

So this is the latest update my “Lathe Corner” is what I am calling this. This is how it looked before I started. This is how it looks today. I honestly did not get rid of anything. In my last post I showed what I did with the paint cans. And the bin full of wood on the right went to the new overhead storage rack I made. The planer and lathe switched places which made sense because I always rolled the planer to the same spot to use it. Duh why move it everytime. Al...

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Part 7: Lathe Workbench

02-10-2012 01:42 AM by bj383ss | 5 comments »

Well I got the main part of my new Lathe workbench finished and installed today. I still have to make all the drawers for it. The cool thing about this project is I scored all the wood from work for free. The bench top is solid oak 1 1/2” thick from a desk that was being thrown out at my mom’s work. I had all the hardware in my stock. Only thing I had to buy was the 10 sets of drawer slides which were $50. I also got some small flourescent lights to mount under the cabinets fro...

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Part 8: Shopmade air cleaner

02-16-2012 11:59 PM by bj383ss | 8 comments »

I got a free blower motor from a member of another forum. Its from a house HVAC this thing moves some air. It has 3 speeds. I only wired the low speed and it moves plenty of air. I made a box to fit around the blower and the filters I bought. It measures 14.5” H x 25.5” W x 34.5” L. Im using 12×24 filters. The prefilter I bought from Lowes it is a 3M 1500. Not sure what the micron rating is but it filters 93% which I know is good. The second fi...

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