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My Workshop #2: Workshop Progress - The War Zone

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Blog entry by steliart posted 782 days ago 1488 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: New Space for Workshop Part 2 of My Workshop series Part 3: Settling Down »

After the first 20 days my workshop looks like a war zone.

Some progress has been made but is a slow process and not all things/tools are here yet.

First thing we did was to build a 2X3m WC at the south/west corner of the shop, that was a must since we are a bit far from home. Also the tiles for the kitchen have been installed.

Next it was the electrical 240V wiring, and since the electricians asked for a huge amount to do the job, I had to do it my self and it cost me 1/5 of their quotation. With a little study on the internet and some help from friends i run two lines from 16A MCBs and one from a 32A MCB, more than enough for my machines.

Then it was time to bring in the machines. Man those boxes are heavy but they need to set-up temporarily at least so that we can start making some shop cabinets etc.


This is my 3hp 10” Bench Saw it was just setup, cleaned and trimmed, runs really smooth and cuts very good. I have set it up on a platform to bring its table to 1m (39.5”). All my tables will be at that height.


My Bandsaw has a cappacity of 375mm wide and 250mm deep with 2hp motor.


This is my 1.5hp dc, it’s very good to run 2 machines 4” hose direct, and that’s what I am planning to do for now. Not planning to build a ducting system because the way I have position the machines are within reach and close to the DC. A good flex hose with quick fits at its ends and that’s it, besides 1.5hp i don’t really think is powerful enough for long runs ducting.


I also got a 2hp jointer/planner combo machine with planing width 250mm


A 305×90mm cutting capacity 2hp SCMS with a 0.5hp Bench Morticer 46Kg weight (all cast iron) looks that will serve me good.

Please do NOT think that this is a one brand advertisement like someone ones said to me, the reason is that i got not many choices from where to buy machines and to be shipped to my country and also they gave me the best deal on the whole package.

There are some more coming up, I will post the progress as I go.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --



7 comments so far

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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 782 days ago

steliart,

If that space is all dedicated to Woodworking, that will be an amazing shop area with some very serious milling machinery.

I trust you will keep us drooling on the pictures as you continue to complete your set ups.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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steliart

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#2 posted 782 days ago

GrandpaLen,
Yes Len, all 1830 sq ft are all dedicated to woodworking, of-course as you had seen in the part1 – layout, 1/6th of that space will be the WC, Kitchen and Office area.
Sure I will try to keep everyone posted on the progress of the workshop.

Thanks for the interest
Stelios

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 782 days ago

from where you get from this is pure luxury for you
and I can see you will addapt very fast to have such a huge space :-)
its going to be an exelent upgrade for you
can´t wait to the grandtour but I look forward to it :-)

take care
Dennis

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steliart

1807 posts in 1273 days


#4 posted 782 days ago

The space is rented Dennis. For two years we have been searching for a small space 60-80 m2 but could not find one, all they had where 250m2 plus warehouses, and the rent was a fortune. Meanwhile we had the machines sitting in a small shed for these two years because the first guy we promised us space (that’s why we order the machines) he backed down from his word, so we was stacked.
Then here comes this guy and offered as this 170m2 workshop, equipped also with 3 phase current if we need to use it, for the price of a 60m2… so we took it.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1700 days


#5 posted 782 days ago

still congrats you deffently deserved to have a better shop than the porch down under
I can easely understand how frustrating it most have been not to be able to use
such a maschinepark when you own them
three fase in a place is a big plus to have even if you don´t need it here and now
then you don´t have to think about what a tool need
before you buy it if you come around some cheap factory mashinery in the future

best wishes for the future
Dennis

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Philip

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#6 posted 781 days ago

Congrats friend, you deserve it!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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Roger

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#7 posted 780 days ago

Coming along nicely. Got some gr8 lookin and new (?) tools & equipment. Gonna be a very nice place to play

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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