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Workshop Development #80: Walls done. Moving tools back into place!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 01-19-2014 10:59 PM 648 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Paint is on, I have the lathe where it belongs. However I moved the band saw to the wrong place termporarily… I still need to dig.

The sub panel…

Lathe in its final place. Band saw and drill press moved to the wall to get out of the way…

I need to keep cleaning like crazy, and get that tool stacker where it belongs!

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



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 11:31 PM

Is it time to say….....ta dahhhhhhhhhhhhhh…........yet?

Not quite I suspect, but boy it sure is looking nice.

Phone is killing me today. Thankfully, I am not working tomorrow and not on call. I always take off Monday after a weekend on call. Privilege of old age, or some such…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 02:12 AM

Oh I have so much done, and so much yet to do…

The 29 gallon 2HP Harbor Freight compressor never moved out of this niche, and has been used HEAVILY during the rebuild time for automotive work…

The 8 gallon 2HP Harbor Freight compressor is finally stashed back under the DC stand. I had to cut the stand down a hair / narrow it up so that it would fit in the niche with the outlet next to the tool box.. I also added spreaders to stiffen it up some…

The mechanics tool box, Harbor Freight DC, Thien separator, small compressor, and band saw rolled into place. The band saw can be rolled out to make room for bigger workpieces such as resawing…

I need to run the DC ducting still, but here is the band saw… I am actually not super happy with this 4” duct. I am thinking about installing a 2.5” duct in the lower door, and a 2.5” duct on the upper guide…

The tool stacker is installed. I need to get 2 more brackets for the sander. I probably ought to lower the entire thing about 4” so I can put the sander on the top (lightest item…)

The drill press has been moved to its home. This is on a Harbor Freight mobile base. Unlike the band saw base, I am NOT happy with this one. It is bowing across the spreaders. I need to redo it..

And this is a great way to get your ladders out of the way. I need to brace this setup and double the hooks in opposite directions so that I can hang both the 6’ and 10’ ladders at the same time…

So for the most part the “power wall” is done except for dust collection ducting. I have a shelf over the RO tank that I missed the studs with the bracket screws. I need to go back and fix that, but that is it…

The opposite bay, and the middle where the table saw is is still a complete disaster, however the mounds ‘o junk are reducing rapidly… I can actually walk next to my saw now!

I have a few other minor things to be moved into place, or jetissoned. Of particular interest the cutoff bin (30 gallon steel trash can), and some bulky cutoffs of some unknown stormfall wood that was from Ike that I wanted to try turning. Every single time I have tried to chuck that stuff up it litereally fractures and flies apart. I am thinking that stuff needs to go to the fire pit at the deer camp… I also need to clean up my lumber racks. LOML has been putting all sorts of non wood on there.

At this rate though, I should be close enough to done to have the freezer in the shop before I go take the truck up to my brother in law’s shop to do the transmission…

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 09:53 PM

I have reasonable control over my cutoffs and scrap wood. That is the result of my cutoffs cart, which is really extremely useful…...

Cutoffs Control

Now I am much less likely to use a large piece of wood or plywood when I have a cutoff to fill the job.

Dowels, aluminum extrusions, iron (rods, bars, and angle) go into my rolling “Tall Stuff” gizmo, built essentially from scrap everything…....

Scrap projects

Now I can actually find those things. I need to build one more, however, I am running out of space. It takes up minimal space.

So, might get a little shop stuff done today, but not much. Tired, and I had to help Sherie with some computer stuff….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 12:02 AM

I have a lumber cart with cutoff bins planned for this years.

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

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 04:29 AM

Congrats and moving forward is great progress

-- Norman

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dbhost

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#6 posted 01-22-2014 01:53 AM

I got nothing done today. Had my physical and flu shot yesterday and I ended up with a fever and vomiting… ick.

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 01-22-2014 03:31 PM

Working through the week, and not doing much else. On call today, but not tomorrow, and that leads into a weekend off. When I am on call for a weekend, by Thursday I am frazzled, and it takes till Sunday to feel normal. Such is the life of a working old man…...........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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