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Blog entry by dbhost posted 10-27-2010 01:35 AM 862 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: More working on the dust collection setup, Not really happy yet... Part 14 of Not exactly woodworking, but close enough. series Part 15: More DC progress pics... »

Not exactly a beautiful balloon. I am now on to the overhead. The mistakes made on the bottom still need to be fixed (cut and splice time is coming, VERY soon… I sort of forgot the drops for the jointer, and the floor sweep… I am a real ditz sometimes…

It has been one of those projects where more parts were needed (where did all my 45 elbows go? I am somewhat wondering if I would have been better off with sweep elbows but oh well, what is done is done…

As many assemblies as I can muster for the overhead are being assembled ahead of time. This way I can simply glue and strap them in place without having to try to figure out how to support the lower pieces as the silicone dries… I will have another evening to myself this week on Thursday, so I should be done with DC after that…

Once the DC is finished, then back to cleaning up shop. As you may recall, the DC project is PARTIALLY intended to get the pipes I bought for dust collection OFF of the shop floor… So away we go right?

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



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 03:58 AM

I hate overhead work. Hate it. Even installing my simple DC tubing system was a b——-. But it does get used and works well. So, hope it all goes well, remember to pace yourself…............

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 04:11 AM

I am… I spent less than 2 hours on it today. Most of the time is spent cutting the pipe with a hand saw, then cleaning the cut up with my oscillating sander. (Okay maybe a little OCD on my part, but everything fits tight…).

I am VERY glad I ordered extra blast gates (2 extras). I can’t seem to find one… How do you lose a 4” self cleaning blast gate?

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 06:27 AM

You know, even Sherie, much younger than me, claims she must be getting senile because she forget things. I have found that 99% of the time, it is because one is doing too many things at once, or better yet, thinking of too many things….........it is distraction. Or put another way, over-multitasking.

I multitask pretty well, even as an old timer…......but there are limits. I always find that I lose things when I have something else important, or more likely bothering me, on my mind at the time.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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JBfromMN

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#4 posted 10-28-2010 05:12 PM

Just curious, why not cut the piping with your band saw? I realize that long sections of pipe can get hard to handle, I have the benifit of a Milwaukee Port-A-Band <grin>.

That way the cuts are stright and you just have to clean up the rough burrs with the tool of your choice. I use a hand rasp/file.

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#5 posted 10-28-2010 05:46 PM

Length of pipe… Kind of hard to clear 24” cut off of pipe with a 14” depth of cut… And I would still need to clean the edges up with the sander. I am a bit OCD about that… I like to have it all deburred before it goes together.

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

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