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Building my dream shop #11: Pre-Chrismas Update

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Blog entry by rep posted 12-06-2010 08:38 PM 3659 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Trailer progress Part 11 of Building my dream shop series Part 12: Been a while »

Christmas is closing in fast, so I better slip in an update while I can.

Still getting things done on the trailer to make it more livable.
The wife wanted her library available, so I had to bring in all the shelving and books. Now one room is wall-to-wall books, and LOML is happy. (and the shelving is out of the shop)

I finally got the kitchen cabinet/sink/dishwasher installed – except for the face frame. No more washing dishes in the bathroom sink!
Until I get a shaper, we will have to wait on the doors and drawers.

I also got some other items moved out of the shop to make some room for a kiln,

and the lathe. I built a PVC frame and attached some 6 mil plastic to enclose the area for dust and such. Trying to keep the storage furniture fairly clean in the mean time.

Trying to get some Christmas gifts turned before the next batch of trees arrive – and the digging begins. It is nice to feel wood shavings under my feet again.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas (or your own holiday) and a Happy New Year.

-- rick



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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 12-06-2010 08:48 PM

I don’t think that I have seen anyone with a kiln in their shop. However, it looks like everything is coming along pretty good. Good work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 09:24 PM

The kiln – what are you using to dry the wood? EBAC LD800?

-- David in Damascus, MD

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rep

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 09:46 PM

“The kiln – what are you using to dry the wood? EBAC LD800?”

I forget which model, but just an off the shelf dehumidifier from BORG.

-- rick

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 02:00 PM

thank´s for the update Rick

Dennis

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#5 posted 12-07-2010 02:35 PM

You may want to consider adding an electric heater to your configuration. This is where companies like EBAC work their best. They bring the temperature up as they dehumidify which speeds up the drying and kills any little critters that may be hiding in the wood. They also put in the controls to monitor the process.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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rep

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#6 posted 12-07-2010 04:24 PM

If you look into the far corner of the kiln, there is a coffee can (actually 2 of them) that contains a light bulb for additional heat to handle critters ;-). There is also an internal thermometer so I can track the temperature.

I hope to get everything up and running after Christmas and get the first air dried batch of wood started.

-- rick

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