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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by CocheseUGA View Post
    Wow. Impressive.

    I'd love to spend an hour looking at about 5 million pictures of your shop.
    Thank you. Here's a bunch of pics...

    http://www.bt3central.com/showthread.php?t=29547

    A lot of changes since these were taken
    Downunder ... 1" = 25.4mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhost View Post
    Okay, for those that may have an interest...
    We are all interested, but we were waiting for the pictures...What can I say - we are like small kids in that !

    Quote Originally Posted by dbhost View Post
    Most of the time, no problem. Sometimes however, I am wishing I had these things mounted on rolling stands. I have recurring back problems caused by a car wreck that makes it pretty much impossible to lift anything, let alone an #80 planer...
    Please listen to yourself, and take better care. I am in touch with a colleague who had a whiplash from a horrendous football tackle and he treated it symptomatically (ie, only rested it when the pain was too much), and finally ended up a chronic problem : now he is not allowed to even lift a briefcase. His wife is the 'lifter and pusher' of the family now, and he hates it. He now wishes he had taken more care when he could.
    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radhak View Post
    We are all interested, but we were waiting for the pictures...What can I say - we are like small kids in that !
    I resemble that remark!

    Please listen to yourself, and take better care. I am in touch with a colleague who had a whiplash from a horrendous football tackle and he treated it symptomatically (ie, only rested it when the pain was too much), and finally ended up a chronic problem : now he is not allowed to even lift a briefcase. His wife is the 'lifter and pusher' of the family now, and he hates it. He now wishes he had taken more care when he could.
    Been working with a doc on that... I do not push myself as much as I used to, and I am working with the therapist to get this straightened out... I still want to minimize the lifting if I can...
    My personal workshop blog is http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com. My camping / hunting / outdoor blog is http://wildersport-outdoors.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodKirby View Post
    Thank you. Here's a bunch of pics...

    http://www.bt3central.com/showthread.php?t=29547

    A lot of changes since these were taken
    Anytime you want to take more, you've got a captive audience.

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    More work done tonight. Nothing picture worthy though. Stuff got shoved up into the attic, and the junk collection that is on the big workbench is starting to get pulled out... I rearranged the lathe and the drill press, sort of swapped positions. Now the lathe is too close to the band saw. That can be fixed though... I am getting much closer to where I want to be for sure!

    Photos will be coming soon... I ended up washing out my vac filter, and emptying the can tonight. I guess a year + will do that to a Thien separator vac. (Kind of been rarely using that, and using my DC setup instead of the vac...)

    My back said enough, so I came in and put a kettle on for tea...
    My personal workshop blog is http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com. My camping / hunting / outdoor blog is http://wildersport-outdoors.blogspot.com/

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    The BT3100 in all its cleanness! You can see attached the new Shark Guard version 10.4, and let me tell you that thing really sucks. And I mean that in a good way...


    Another angle on the BT, there you can see the shop vac / thien rig that I hook up to the SCMS and sanders... I need to redo the wide table top. I am not happy with the way this one came out.


    The tool stacker. I had to have somewhere to put my recycling bin, so there it is. Nice huh?


    My Cheapie 12" slider with Freud blade, and shop vac connection for dust collection. It works a LOT better than stock, but that's not saying a whole lot...


    My ladder up and out of the way.


    A tiny shelf, just big enough to hold my drill press goodies. The pocket hole jig just sort of hangs from a screw in the sheetrock for now.


    Full view of the drill press. The DP table is shop built using the hardware I stripped out of the Grizzly table I bought from Loring. It was a nice table that hated being on the coast so it swelled up... This one is plywood / hardboard lamination with walnut edging and oak pegs.


    A bit more detail on the drill press table. The oak pegs are simply oak dowels from Rockler.


    My retractable chuck key holder. I LOVE this thing...


    The Texas star emblem. This usually lives on the gable above the shop doors, but since I still don't have my Christmas lights down, I have a lit star up there now...


    The HF lathe, and band saw. I spend a LOT of time here. I think this orientation will work MUCH better than what I had originally posted...


    Shelf full of handheld power tools, bits and accessories for the router, and drilling, safety stuff, bits and pieces, measuring and marking gear, some finishes, and abrasives. The shopping bags on the hooks hold fine, and medium grind sanding sponges.


    This was a good attempt at a workbench. I am very unhappy with the results. At least I know what it is missing. MASS, and a LOT of it... One of my projects for 2011 is to build a new workbench, with a butcher block laminated SYP top, and a stouter base design. I have seen some designs on Shop Notes I like better than this...


    The dust collector / air compressor stack changed places with the rolling tool box a couple of months ago to facilitate a straighter run with the DC duct work.


    My first aid kit of course, the A/C remote control, and the thermostat. It is in the high 30s outside, the radiator is on the 600w setting, and it is reading 70+ degrees in there... No the propane heater is NOT on...


    Misc "stuff" storage, mostly gloves, my wonder winder cord reel gizmo (it works okay, not great...) And of course my favorite Alan Jackson / Jimmy Buffet quote...


    Clamp racks, safety gear, and glues...


    The lumber rack is as clean as it is gonna get...


    My pegboard still needs some attention. But I have no idea where to move stuff off to...
    My personal workshop blog is http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com. My camping / hunting / outdoor blog is http://wildersport-outdoors.blogspot.com/

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    What is the size of your garage/shop? With all of the pictures, it seems pretty good sized. Also, the hand planes on the pegboard don't make you nervous? I guess if they slipped off, they'd land on the benchtop, not the floor.

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    Great pics! Thanks for the tour. I can see you have made big progress, and have a good 'flow' in the shop.

    I got my wonder-winder-cord-reel from Rockler, and like it a lot, despite having to struggle with it sometimes when reeling in; the reel-out for use is so easy that I forgive it its whimsy.

    I'm puzzled by the lathe position - that seems too close to the door to allow it to open; or is that a second door to the garage?

    Impressed by your clamp rack; I don't have that many, but as I don't have a rack, it still looks messy; gotta build one.

    Great stuff, looking forward for updates as you make'm.
    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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    The shop is 18x20 with a 2.5x5.5 nook in the right rear corner. It feels cavernous now that it's clean!

    Yes the hand planes make me a little nervous on the peg board, but the pegs are secure enough for now. I just don't have a better method at this point. That will likely change somewhat soon... (in geologic terms anyway...)

    The lathe is 6" from the door, which is more than enough space to operate the door with no trouble. In this weather though, it's not real likely that I am going to be willing to open that door any time soon!
    My personal workshop blog is http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com. My camping / hunting / outdoor blog is http://wildersport-outdoors.blogspot.com/

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    ***4/28/2011 updates***

    For those with an interest, the shop is a mess again, but this time because I have garage door trim all over everywhere. I have had to replace the Masonite siding, and pine trim around and between the garage doors as well as perform the "final" install of the 5" louvered ducts for the air conditioner. I have placed the intake on the bottom, and have added a lever with a loop that catches on a drywall screw run into the siding to hold it open, the exhaust simply blows the louvers open. I have the edge trim left to do, caulk and prime that, get the final paint on that, then install fresh door gaskets. I "could" re-use the gaskets, but I want to go with Fresh just to avoid any problems...

    I will soon be repairing the bottom of the drywall on that post, cutting a hole in the top, and filling with loose fill insulation, then patching the hole. I am very much looking forward to having this job 100% done so I can pitch the original pieces (being saved for sizing)...
    My personal workshop blog is http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com. My camping / hunting / outdoor blog is http://wildersport-outdoors.blogspot.com/

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