A journey into the workshop. #66: More cleaning, oh yeah, I remember that stool!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 09-01-2010 04:49 PM 1342 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So with what little time I could eke out for myself again last night, I managed to get out to the shop and do a little tiny bit more cleaning, I finished moving a stack of lumber from next to the workbench only to find that it was hiding a GIANT mound of plane shavings, and a Woodcraft padded stool. I kind of forgot I had 2 of those…

Well, lazy me decided to plug in the DC and just suck the plane shavings up, and away into the Thien Separator they went… I also found the blank of the drill press table I was building and stopped when time was running short, I need to get back after that, SOON… Along with that, I found 2 boxes of Black Mamba fireworks, a brick of Lord only knows what, and about half a case of sparklers. It looks like we forgot some stuff for the 4th of July… I really don’t want this stuff in my garage until next year. I might have to set them off for a new years party or something…

I started looking into my cutoff bin, and realized, I have a mess of cutoffs that are small enough, that I don not want to bother with them… Mostly the stuff I am thinking about pitching is low grade plywood cutoffs, that are relatively small. I guess we will see. Again, how do I get rid of all of the junk?

Likewise, I am finding that there are still piles and piles of lawn and garden junk that are just sitting there on plastic shelves, taunting me…

My plan here, is to get my hands on some largeish boxes, box up similar things together, electronics stuff here, lawn and garden there, plumbing in another etc… and get those cheap (insert expletive here) Plano shelves OUT of my shop. The Heavy Duty one I got from Lowes I actually like, it has capacity, and space to be useful. I have a space carved out in my shop design just for one more of those racks… Of course that rack will be repurposed to holding project parts once the garden shed gets done… But that is a way down the road for now…

So I just keep plodding forward, a little tiny bit at a time… I should soon be able to start ripping down sheet rock woo hoo!

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 06:46 PM

sounds like a plan.

I am in the process of reorganization myself, and decided to just trash all the cutoffs that I have , as I noticed I don’t REALLY ever go for them. – except for some nice pieces that I plan on using for some drawer pulls. already cleared out 2 32gall trash bags out. I’m liking seeing floors once again!

I am still undecided about adding a thien separator to my DC. it is my understanding that it decreases the air flow significantly. have you noticed that on yours?

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 07:35 PM

Nope. But then again, I added the Thien separator, and the Wynn filter at the same time, so my air flow seemed to go up. I have bypassed the Thien separator a couple of times just to test, at the end of 20’ of 4” S&D, followed up by 10’ of flex (testing mind you), there was no real impact on the ability to suck up a huge pile of flour ish powdery sawdust. There WAS however a HUGE difference in how clean the filter stayed afterwards…

IF you are concerned about the impact of an external separator, you could always just put the baffle in your DCs inlet ring.

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