The shop #7: Clearing the air

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Blog entry by scottb posted 07-27-2010 04:59 AM 1275 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My grandfather had been holding onto some hand-me-down tools and equipment until I was ready for it. (read – had the space for it, as in moved out of that basement I started serious woodworking in).

And finally, after walking around it since Fathers’ Day. This weekend I finally got around to ceiling mounting this puppy!

As I was building the cage for it – 2×4 and some offcuts of oak treads. it occured to me to make use of the space on the sides…. As I have the headroom now, and this is directly over the tablesaw (who’s outfeed table doubles as a work surface) what better spot to hang some clamps from?

In the old shop, I’d expected to make a downdraft table or somesuch with one of these in it… and that thinking is still evident in my shop plans. It’s so hard to think vertically, when I spent so much time planning and devising in a severely vertically challenged obstacle course of a space. I debated putting this up at all, but I expect it’ll do the most good where it is. UP off the floor. UP overhead, and I’ve got a box of filters that came with to boot!

Headroom. At present, I think my “helper” would nearly be able to touch the floor joists overhead in the old basement shop – the ones I kept hitting my head on.

I’m happy to inherit some things from my grandfathers old shop, I just wish I could have avoided inheriting his organizational skills too.
Now I know the table saw is under there somewhere…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 07-27-2010 05:19 AM

Nice filter installation. Also, I can tell that little girl has her dad wrapped around her thumb. Not that I’m any better.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 07-27-2010 05:30 AM

Nice..but sheesh..get that girl a hard hat… Just kidding, my shop has the same look… well, almost.. :)

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 07-27-2010 05:32 AM

Nice Scott. With that color is should be able to be found.

Even if you make your piles to the ceiling.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 07-27-2010 07:40 AM

Looks good !

Here’s to your health :-)

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 07-27-2010 09:04 AM

looks good , butget your lovely girl a hard hat if gone store clamps there


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#6 posted 07-27-2010 09:13 AM

If you look real close you can see a girl holding her thumb in the air. It’s one of those trick pictures. It is coming along.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#7 posted 07-27-2010 03:19 PM

You will enjoy having this filtration system in place, mine really helps when it is hung overhead like yours.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 08:51 PM

You can never have too much air filtration in a shop. I have jet system and feel that another one would also help. I just found a squirrel cage fan on craigslist and am planning on building a box for it and fit it with the 12×24 filters my jet uses. I am confused about what you said about mounting a puppy. That sounds a little weird. I have a mounted speckle trout and used to have a mounted deer head years ago…but a puppy ?

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#9 posted 07-28-2010 09:03 PM


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

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#10 posted 07-29-2010 11:58 AM

I need one of those. My daughter has me wrapped around my finger to, and she is 30..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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