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#1 posted 04-23-2008 09:28 PM
Looks like you are making good and steady progress.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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#2 posted 04-23-2008 09:31 PM
i like the handsaw rack.. mind sharing how they are held in place?
-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)
#3 posted 04-23-2008 09:36 PM
Sure David, the handsaws are each held in place by a 1 inch dowel which rides in a “V” channel with one side of the “V” perpendicular to the floor. You slide the saw blade with an upward motion into the channel beside the dowel and then lower the saw blade. The dowel tightens against the blade. Hope that’s clear!!
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#4 posted 04-23-2008 10:17 PM
Very nice you are making wonderful progress.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#5 posted 04-24-2008 03:36 AM
I see you dust collection coming up through the floor. Where is the DC located
#6 posted 04-24-2008 03:53 AM
Sorry for that question I checked out the rest of you pic and now see the DC is located in the corner. I want to do the same thing in my new shop building this coming month. My pipes will be under the floor the same as yours. A couple of questions.Are the elbows in the cement 90 deg. it looks like they must beWhat type of pipe are you usingI believe you have a Woodsuker DC is this correctThe sliding door is all homebuilt or is the hardware a kit
My shop will be 26×32Quebecnewf
#7 posted 04-24-2008 04:18 AM
QuebecnewfMy DC is a ClearVue (www.clearvuecyclones.com). All the underslab piping is 6” S&D…sewer and drain. I bought it at the local big box store. All elbows are 45 degrees or less, and the connections are glued and then taped with aluminum tape prior to the slab being poured. The contractor built the sliding door which is 8 feet wide. He purchased the sliding door mechanism somewhere locally. From the exterior you can not tell it is a door (on easy inspection) as all locks are on the interior.
Good luck on your shop project…. mine has been great fun so far. Looking forward to seeing your pics. A great site for info about DC systems and piping is http://billpentz.com//woodworking/cyclone/index.cfm I used his site as my bible when planning my system.
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#8 posted 04-24-2008 04:23 AM
SWEET DUDE!!!!!(even “girls” called “Dude” in CALI)...Great shop…have loved watching the progress—-what is left to do>>>??? looks like you are all set up!!!
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007
#9 posted 04-24-2008 04:51 AM
Matt,Napa…...ah, I remember. I moved here from San Jose. Miss the mountains and low humidity!
You ask “What’s left to do?” Just a few things like a workbench, worktable, all the cabinetry (at least 8) on the west wall, the computer center, the miter table, the dumbwaiter to get stuff up to the storage area, the ceiling (after I finish the insulating), painting, all the trim, making some curtains, most of the hook-ups to the dust collector, etc., etc. Do you have any spare time to donate?
#10 posted 04-24-2008 06:40 AM
Awesome, thanks calgirl.
#11 posted 04-24-2008 12:02 PM
CalgirlIf the elbows are all 45 deg or less am I to assume that for each pipe sticking up through the floor you have 2 45 deg joined together with a short section of pipe.My workshop will set on a post foundation so I will have access to the pipes.Your project is in so many ways the same as mine. My workshop is basicly the same size as yours and my layout is about the same as your.I am building it myself when time permits . This starts with cutting the logs and millling the lumber at my mill.The only outside help will be the electrician and in this I have no choice.
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#12 posted 04-24-2008 12:35 PM
Looks great. I’m glad to see that you haven’t forgotten the curtains. Where is the sewing machine station? Does it have a dust collector?
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.
#13 posted 04-24-2008 02:18 PM
Real Cute ! Ha Ha
#14 posted 04-24-2008 02:34 PM
Your shop project really sounds interesting…...I hope you post lots of pictures so I can see everything. It’s great that you will be milling your own lumber too. Wish I could drop by to peek about! I want to get a small thingy to cut llarge ogs into 2” slabs…...do you have a suggestion?
About the dust pipe…..I was able to find, at the local big box store, some wyes that are 45 degrees. Also, I went to a plumbing supply house and found some 22 1/2 degree sweeps there. My S&D pipe is relatively deep as the builders had to bring in two truckloads of fill. I had them mark out the perimeter of the building and they gave me time to construct my system before they poured the fill. So, I laid out the pipe, (I have two separate systems), and brought them up above where the slab would be. I covered the pipes so that they would not pour dirt or cement into them. They then poured the fill and compressed it and then the cement fella’s poured the cement over that. I also had the electrician come out prior to the cement pour to lay his circuits, as I have 220 and 120 coming up thru the cement also. I think I have a pic of the layout in my projects…..I’ll check to see where and post another reply to you as to where it can be found.
#15 posted 04-24-2008 02:51 PM
Check out thest pics:
The actual layout of my dust/electrical system are in Excel format…….if you want to see them, send me your email and I’ll ship them back to you.
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