Complete Shop Remodel #3: Inching Closer...

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Blog entry by jackd942 posted 03-05-2009 07:56 PM 2290 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, since it’s been awhile since very much progress has been made, I figure I’ll give an explanation…We had a major ice storm here at my house on January 26th and were without power until February 17th. Needless to say that pretty much killed my work on the shop for over three weeks. What’s worse is that I am off for 3 months during the winter and that little storm all but killed nearly a whole month of my vacation:( Since the power has been back on I have gotten back into the shop and am working to get it all lined out. I really don’t like too much. I have all the large tools set up and operational as well as the dust collection system. I ordered a dial indicator and base to help with precise setup on the machines, but they are close right now…just need a little fine tuning when my indicator comes in. I have just a couple of 110V wall sockets left to install, I have to paint and build some storage, etc and all should be done. I’m sure I’ll build storage and other shop fixtures a little here and there as I go which should work out really well. I have some clutter still mainly in one corner to put in its place wherever that may be. Anyway, this is just a little update and I snapped some pics to show things a little…there are pics of my tablesaw, bandsaw, planer, jointer, oscillating spindle sander, the dust collection system and the clutter I spoke about. There is also a picture of 282 board feet of Cherry that my buddy Bill and I picked up last week as well as about 75 board feet of Red Oak that I already had. Thanks for looking and I’ll post more later. –Jack

Grizzly G1023SLW Tablesaw

Grizzly G0513X2 17

Grizzly 15

Craftsman 6

Grizzly Oscillating Spindle Sander

Dust Collection System

Dust Collection

Resawn Cherry

Oak and Cherry Stack

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#1 posted 03-05-2009 08:28 PM

Looking good. I did the same thing, tore everything out, insulated etc , much warmer and enjoyable. You have a nice shop and really nice tools. My shop is way smaller but I am just a hobbyist. Good luck on your shop and hope you thaw out.

-- Pie

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#2 posted 03-05-2009 08:54 PM

Getting there! Good job

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#3 posted 03-05-2009 09:04 PM

that jointer looks so out-of-place :o), Grizzley should definitely send you a replacement to match everything else there.

nice progress!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 03-05-2009 09:09 PM

I don’t see a photo of your DC. What has you experience been using all that flex hose (as opposed to something with a smooth inner wall). It looks like you’ve got some long runs. I’ve got 4 10’ sections of flex tubing and am wondering if I should do something similar. Nice work. I’m jealous. Maybe someday.

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#5 posted 03-05-2009 09:12 PM


I also have OSB on the walls and ceiling of my “Workshop in the Woods” in the Upper Peninsula. Before I moved any tools in I painted the OSB with semi-gloss white paint and installed nine electronic ballast fluorescent fixtures with “daylight” bulbs. Boy! Does this make a big difference, and it doesn’t break the bank. I highly recommend that you do the same.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#6 posted 03-05-2009 09:16 PM

Thanks for the comments…8iowa – That’s the plan…just got ahead of myself on the dust collection. I guess I was just anxious and ready to try things out. I am actually going to be finishing up a few minor details today and painting this weekend. After that, I’ll be adding ( or reinstalling ) the fluorescent fixtures that I previously removed. HokieMojo – I forgot to get a pic of the DC…It sits in the small room in the corner along with my air compressor. I haven’t been able to do much building yet, but I have used all of the machines in set up and try out. So far I love the DC as it seems to do a good job. It is a Grizzly G1029Z by the way. As far as the flexible hose compared to smooth wall…I have no idea…there is so much conflicting info out there on the web about hose type and grounding, etc etc etc that I finally just installed it to get it over with. I’ll let you know in a few weeks if I would have done it different. I basically used about 70 ft total of the black flex hose.

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#7 posted 03-05-2009 10:34 PM

Very nice—I just added a dust collector myself . . . was going to do flexible piping to what machine I needed (I have two Shopsmiths) but now going to make one solid run of PVC overhead at least to get things closer and reorganize a bit too. Can’t wait to see it with paint—mine is a bit “dull” too, but other more pressing projects on the horizon too.

-- Bradley Miller, Blue Springs, MO -

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