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