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Not exactly woodworking, but close enough. #11: The weekend's progress such that it is...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 10-17-2010 07:26 AM 745 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Plans for the weekend... Part 11 of Not exactly woodworking, but close enough. series Part 12: Progress on the dust collection upgrades finally! »

Well, so far the weekend has been slowly productive. LOML has other ideas for what I should be doing, so I am squeezing what shop time in that I can around lawn and garden work, sanding drywall, and coding a web site…

I have been able to at least get SOME work done… Thus far I have…

Pulled the lawn and garden rack that is in the way, relocated the rolling mechanics tool box, and the Thien Cyclone. I have yanked the 4” port off the Thien and installed the 5” to go to the DC. HOWEVER, I still have to pull the 4” street elbow, plug the hole and cut the hole for the side inlet 5”.

With the rack out of the way I am working on getting the duct down the west wall, and up overhead to the table saw run. Mostly test fitting at this point. But at least I have an idea of where I want it to go…

To top it off, my old trusty Milton tire chuck died on me today as I was airing up a wheelbarrow tire, and ended up having to grab a MUCH lower quality Campbell Hausfield unit from Walmart as it was after 9:00, I needed to get that tire aired up, and Home Depot was closed already…

I have much more to do, but for now, I will be satisfied just getting the pipe template in place on my dust bin, and ready to mark and cut out my hole for the side inlet piping… Once that is all done, I can set up the side inlet, and then the 5×4x4 Wye, the flex line to the branches, and the first blast gates…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 05:10 PM

I hate emergency purchases, there is usually something wrong with everything I have bought that way. One of the better emergency purchases was my moderate priced Bosch 1617 EVSPK router. At least I had time to research the offerings and the one I wanted was carried by Lowes. But given a lot of time to mail order, I would probably have bought something different.

I remember putting up my dust collecting hose. What a pain. My uneven, and cluttered ceiling and my limited wall space essentially forced the use of flexible tubing, but fortunately it seems more than adequate with my short runs and the powerful Delta 50-760. That item has been a sweetheart.

Itching to get down in the shop, Sherie is still asleep, and I really can’t do much down there that is quiet enuf. I swear she can hear me extend a tape measure, or hand sand something. When it comes to noise, she is the equivalent of the princess with a pea under the matress. She always says she doesn’t want to be the queen, she wants to be the princess…...........(-:

My still unfinished project table top is obviously going to be a winner, I am using it constantly as I do glueups and work on small pieces. I have the deluxe Rockler hold downs, a whole gaggle of them, and they seem to be able to hold firmly without damaging anything. When I get it done I will make some fences and add some other larger purchased or built doodads to manage larger items.

Have a good one, warmer today at 33 degrees at 0700 hrs. The prediction is for a week of rain. Wonderful maritime climate….........

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 06:35 PM

You are going to hate me for saying this. Presently 82 degrees, with an overnight low of 61… Tropics you know…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 10-18-2010 02:19 AM

.......OK, just for that, I’ll remind you when you receive your electric bill for the air conditioning….next summer…......(-:

Busy in the shop today just about done with my DC fixture. This thing is wierd!!!!....(-:

Should be able to get it to a blog this next weekend. Actually got in a lot of shop time this weekend, the vacation was a real recharge. I am on a roll.

Finally used a sander, a PC 394 3.5” random orbital, that I purchased a while ago on sale. It had been reviewed on LJ’s, and it worked just great. It is for the small stuff that my old Hitachi (it will never die) 1/2 sheet sander is too big for.

Later….......

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 10-18-2010 06:03 PM

I am almost done with the side in let for the Thien cyclone… I need to trim, install, and seal the inlet pipe and that’s it… The hole made off of the template I made on Harderwoods is a little bigger than I anticipated, but it’s nothing a generous helping of silicone caulk can’t fix…

As soon as that is done, and the caulk is cured. it all gets assembled to the hoses, and the initial plumbing connections to the overhead, and down wall branches get made… Making progress feels good…

On the air conditioning bill, I run my A/C most of the year down here… As a transplanted Oregonian this drives me nuts…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#5 posted 10-19-2010 02:42 AM

Say, speaking of hoses and things, I have developed a neat way to plug tapering hose connectors into a wood object…......which I am doing now. I figured it out by accident, but it works well, and you can make it from a 3/4” piece of scrap plywood with a bandsaw ( what I use ) or a scroll saw. Pictures and all this coming weekend, since my dust collector gizmo is essentially done.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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