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Workshop Development #52: Fixing another stupid mistake...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 08-05-2012 09:37 PM 1413 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 51: Thoughts turning to getting non shop out of my shop! Part 52 of Workshop Development series Part 53: Clearing the wall... Moving the clamshell cabs... »

I haven’t been able to spend much shop time this weekend. But what time I have been able to spend I have been using to fix mistakes. Specifically the mounting of the mortiser accessory rack too high such that the chisels would interfere with stock. I spent a few rather vigorous minutes with my Japanese pull saw cutting off the mistake, then a few more minutes cleaning the mistake up with my #4 plane. Now it’s mounted lower, and in clamps waiting to dry…

My local Lowes / Home Depot stores were out of stock on a few of the pieces I needed (3 Home Depots, 2 Lowes) and won’t have the items I need for at least a month… so I ordered my remaining electrical parts shy of the conduit, and 6/3 wire from Amazon…

I am so close to having this electrical / drywall / insulation job done I can taste it.

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



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 08-06-2012 11:04 AM

Keep on chugging. Persistance is where it is at…............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 08-06-2012 01:37 PM

I haven’t been chugging since college. Hangovers are a terrible way to spend the next day… :-P…

More seriously though. I have one of the clamshell cabs down now, the second one is almost ready to come down.

I I am beyond anxious to get this project done… The sonner I can get this done, the better off I am… I am a bit concerned about getting the circuit to the air compressor and dust collector run. Will talk that one out with the electrician. I want that circuit on the already insulated common wall, and am not sure what I should do about that… I don’t mind patching the drywall to a certain extent… Not like I don’t have plenty of practice with that…

Before I strip the sheet rock down, I am going to build my quick and dirty drawers. and put up a hose hanger for the air compressor hose.

I must admit, by the time the storage projects are done, this will be one very organized shop, which is a far cry from how it started out!

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

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#3 posted 08-06-2012 02:39 PM

Watching to see how it goes. Electricians are familiar with a number of options to hide and run the wire. Like going up into the attic and then down, behind baseboards etc. Let the electrian figure it out.

The big thing is to do some overkill on the number of circuits and receptacles. You never have too many. But as I recall, you had that pretty well planned out. But be sure you have lines to all walls in the garage.

A day of rest, after the weekend on call. Gotta do a few lines of code this morning, but otherwise, I won’t do anything stressful or demanding today. At my age, it is all about pacing.

Later…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 08-06-2012 05:55 PM

No worries… I am going to disappoint you though. I have one wall in specific I not only don’t plan on, but don’t want to electrify. The wall to the left as viewed from the rollup doors in, will retain the lumber racks, clamp racks, and other wall mounted storage. All of the big power tools will be toward the middle…

Basically the plan is…

1 20 amp dedicated circuit with 1 outlet box (GFCI) for the dust collector and air compressor. This will be installed in the wall in the 2.5 foot deep niche behind the toolbox. This is to allow the compressor to plug in without straining the cord. The compressor has a much longer cord…

1 20 amp dedicated circuit with a single 2 amp GFCI outlet between the garage door tracks. This is to provide sufficient power for HVAC in the shop. The AC, and Heater can be plugged in here, I also have a box fan with a 20 foot power cord that will be plugged in here. This helps move things along when I need to drop temps fast.

1 20 amp 110V power tool circuit with outlets every 6’ along the side wall. The outlet box closest to the breaker panel will have the GFCI.

1 20 amp 220V power tool circuit with outlets every 6’ along the wall. Not sure how to handle GFCI there. Not like they make 220V GFCI outlets that I know of…

I am keeping the overhead lighting and air filter on the house lighting circuit just to make sure if I manage to trip a breaker, I don’t have spinning carbide and no light…

Tonights tasks will be slow. Just moving he few items left on the black plastic shelving unit by the wall to get stripped over to the other side, set up the Firestorm miter saw on its stand, snap some pics, snap a pic or two of the Firestorm router, and place the Craigslist ad for them… They need to leave to make room in my shop!

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

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#5 posted 08-07-2012 02:07 PM

Sounds fine, especially considering where you will place the tools. I too, have the lights on house panel. And with the big stuff on 220, I don’t tend to pop breakers. In fact I can’t remember ever doing so. But you will really like having the adequate power. One less step involved when going from tool to tool. It may even change your workflow.

Testing the program starting today, and starting to build a bunch of templates.

Late.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 08-07-2012 02:45 PM

Jim,

The way I figure it, all the big stuff is on the one wall, the opposing wall will be storage, and if storage leaves that area, the big stuff will be getting shoved over to make room for a car anyway…

long story short, I don’t mind running power over there, I just can’t think of any possible reason why I would want to. And the fewer wires in that wall, the less likely I am to run a screw into them at some date in the future…

On an unrelated note, last night was interesting. I picked LOML up from her office, and we went out for Sushi at our favorite Japanese place. Went home, talked for a bit while I threw a squeaky toy for the dog, and managed to nod off on the sofa…. I was directed to the shower and the bed early on, and just sort of crashed out. I think my body is mad at me for pushing too hard…

I made a complete mess moving the first clamshell cabinet off the wall the other day, I am going to try to straighten that out. The original 18” x 72” x 3/4” plywood shelf that covered the clamshell cabinet is likely going to end up cut up, and repurposed into drawer fronts for my miter saw bench. Might plug the screw holes (2) that held it to the cab, might not. Seems like a waste of some perfectly good oak dowel stock… Probably just fill the hole with filler, sand it smooth and call it good. IF I bother finishing this bench, it will be painted anyway…

Tonight I want to put at least an hour in out there. Do some cleanup, get the other cab off the wall , get the plastic shelf out of there, and start looking at where to stage the lathe and band saw while the wall is apart…

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

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#7 posted 08-07-2012 02:52 PM

It’s all about trial and error as to where you want or need things in your shop.it’s never ending.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 08-10-2012 02:29 PM

Talk about a tardy comment…..........the week has been busy. Finally it is Friday morning and I have the weekend off.

Roger on the wire to the opposite wall. The only thing I might mention, is sometimes you are working on something, not even woodwork, perhaps a car, and find you really wish you had receptacle over there. Generally, houses have them on every wall including the garage, although even in my house, there are just a few placed at the time of construction. But I find myself using everyone of them over time.

Also, oddball things find there way into shops, like clocks, stereos, fans etc. And I find I like to keep things charged up that don’t really need to be handy in the shop, but still ready for use.

Not trying to convince you to do it….......but giving your brain some fodder for thought….........

My cutoff’s cart is made partially of reclaimed wood. I think I will find some time in the next 10 days to finish it off. I am only working two of the next ten days…......just overdue for a break. Pacing.

It isn’t your body, it’s your brain that usually takes over and shuts you down….......(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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