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Workshop by pbeamtn posted 12-15-2009 03:49 PM 768 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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It’s a bit of a mess right now since I am scrambling to get some Christmas presents done. I thought it would be a lot easier (and faster) to build bunk beds for the girls’ American Girl dolls, but it has been quite time consuming. You can see a partial one on the bench, and an end panel on my home made CNC machine.

I have most of the basics: Steel City cabinet saw, Delta planer, 6” jointer, old Craftsman radial arm, Delta chop saw, Rigid drill press, Craftsman compressor, etc. I built the CNC machine several months ago, and it has been a real learning curve to figure it out. It has some shortcomings, but I’m learning.

I share the space with my 2 dogs, Almanzo and Royal. The have become accustomed to the noise and the mess, but they don’t much care for the air compressor.

More after the Christmas rush!


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#1 posted 12-15-2009 04:01 PM

Love to see some pics of the shop.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 05:46 PM

I agree with Woodworm’s comment. Visual tours of other shops are always well received.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 02:51 AM

I third woodworm’s comment.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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pbeamtn

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 06:05 AM

OK, posted some pics.

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 02:38 PM

This is a nice shop that you to work in. It looks like you have plenty of room to maneuver around between the tool stations. And you have a nice set of tools to play with as well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed the tour.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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pbeamtn

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 03:05 PM

Thanks. It’s the size of a large 2 car garage, but I just put a single garage door on it. I usually park my car in there in the winter, but I have working in their so much I leave it out. I have several things on wheels so I can move them around. That table saw stays fixed in place. I’m not very happy with my dust collection, and my assembly table is really too big, but it is much better than anything else I have ever had.

On the list for next year is a shaper. It is time to upgrade the ‘72 kitchen.

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#7 posted 12-18-2009 04:11 PM

Been a while since I visited the site. Good to see another CNC guy. What are the dimensions of your machine? That looks like it’s a fairly decent size. I love mine but wish it were a bit larger.

-- Matt - My Websites - http://www.bestinwood.com - Hand Tools :: http://www.workshopgarage.com - Small Shops

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 06:42 PM

My cutting area is around 26” x 46”. I don’t so much wish it were bigger as I wish it were stiffer. I’m probably going to build another. Not sure yet of the size and design. I guess my favorite concept would be to build a multi-purpose assembly/outfeed table with a CNC gantry attached. I feel like I am running out of room.

I have been looking at this:

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70901

but I don’t have a lathe and milling machine to do it the way he did.

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#9 posted 02-09-2011 02:34 PM

Very cool cnc, wish I had one.

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