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Alright troops, here it is:
I’ve been teased to put my money where my mouth is and come up with what I, at the present time consider an attempt of future retirement shop, you know, when I hang around and have nothing to do type of deal, lol.
For most of you that don’t know much about me, I use to own a staircase/cabinet business for a good while, until economy decided to go down the toilet back in 05 or so, thus I had to scramble and pick up a different trade, and kind of in a hurry, so, I decided to go back to school and, what do you know, these days I monkey around with people’s ticker( I run a cath lab/ep lab), that is my day job for now.
One might ask, so why not getting back into what I was doing before, since this forum is about that specific era…..well, guess what, I discovered that a lot of people, when they are in their most vulnerable times of their life (i.e getting few stents in their coronaries or a ICD) they need qualified people to do that, I became one, and love it when I can help a patient and can make a difference in their life and bring their quality of life somewhat back to what was before they had a heart attack, for example; after all it is not like you get to “do over” a patient that is about to die, like one get to recut a piece of wood or metal in case they made a mistake; so, I got to be very careful and efficient, unfortunately, not everyone gets to have a second change, but If I can help it, in our case, a good 99% of patients get to go back and live again to somewhat a quality of life they are used to.
But, enough of that, lets get back to the core of issue here, I am a sucker for the smell of burned wood, simple as that, and by putting this shop together to kill time, what I just mentioned above with regards to my day job, it becomes essential to my existence, meaning, just like the patients I deal with on daily bases (one extra point, I decided to work for the VA to help veterans and doing it now for the last 7 years or so) I am a human also, the stress I accumulate at work, could mess me up if I don’t have a way to drain that, thus my little shop solves that problem.
So, in this new gig I am putting together, some of the things are in my way (tractor…), things I need to have, and some of my toys come from my previous life like thickness planer, the monster wadkin shaper, etc; also got a tone of crap that seems I can’t get rid of, God knows I try, lol.
But this is my therapy shop and hope you guys will find t in your heart not to kill me on your criticism, constructive criticism is welcome, lol.
I am adding a few pics, not hiding my things shouldn’t be in that shop, it is a 24×36 pole barn that I built next to my house and dressed it up in the outside to match the house a little, I didn’t dear encroach onto my wife’s turf so she has her attached 3 car garage, thus she leaves me alone and I love her to death for that, lol.
But enough is enough, you be the judge.
Dan.
P.S: I couldn’t resist, I had to add couple of examples of some of my latest projects.


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-13-2019 05:11 PM

Looks like a great shop and some amazing stairs and projects, very well done.

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TheStairMaster

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#2 posted 01-13-2019 05:18 PM



Looks like a great shop and some amazing stairs and projects, very well done.

- a1Jim

thank you my friend. God Bless

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rmant

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#3 posted 01-20-2019 08:34 PM

I really enjoyed seeing the shop which is in pristine shape . May I ask about using PVC pipe for your vac system? Are there any issues or concerns with PVC as opposed to sheet metal ducting? How big a Vac are you running?
Thanks,

Rick

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Jack Rigg

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#4 posted 01-20-2019 08:56 PM

Very nice shop… We have a couple of things in common, I specialize in staircases and have several stents from 3 heart attacks, along with a triple bypass (I’ve led a sinful but evidently forgiven lifestyle). Heart doctors are the greatest!

-- Jack https://Carterscreekrenovations.Com

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TheStairMaster

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#5 posted 01-20-2019 09:00 PM



I really enjoyed seeing the shop which is in pristine shape . May I ask about using PVC pipe for your vac system? Are there any issues or concerns with PVC as opposed to sheet metal ducting? How big a Vac are you running?
Thanks,

Rick

I can’t say it was the cost, because running 8” main and 6” drops to 4” hookups got me on the hook price wise; to answer to your question, I have a 5hp clearvue Max cyclone that has a 16” propeller if I am not mistaken and for sure 8” main, that thing can move some serious dust; I guess the only other option was that fancy quick connection metal ductwork because the regular duct might collapse with this cyclone, even the pvc is schedule 40 if I am not mistaken (quite thicker than the rain collector style, heavy as hell; so I went with this pvc because as expensive as it is higher you go in size, it is still cheaper than the quick connect Metal system; I can tell you that what you are able to see there aside some 4” running to the dewalt saw, shorten me about a 1k but considering that the clear vue cyclone cost me about 2.5k, it had to be done; and was thinking if I have to move anywhere, that stuff is coming with me, unless I am caried out by others. Hope that answers some of your questions.
Thanks. dan
- rmant

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TheStairMaster

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#6 posted 01-20-2019 09:10 PM



Very nice shop… We have a couple of things in common, I specialize in staircases and have several stents from 3 heart attacks, along with a triple bypass (I ve led a sinful but evidently forgiven lifestyle). Heart doctors are the greatest!

- JRigg

I am happy to see you are doing great, don’t ever forget, as painful the experience might’ve been for you, look at the bright side of it, now you got two of each, that means that it will be a while before you run into trouble….as long as you watch smocking/drinking/eating habits and of course the stress that mess with all of us; I didn’t get a chance to go as far as a doctor due to my age, but I am pretty close to them (PysicianAssistant) pretty much they can’t do much without people like me around them (not just me, everyone like me).
But by all means, I am really happy you are doing ok, that is a big win on the team that worked on you, trust me, if they don’t do something like I do to shed the stress they deal with every day, they/us will be the patients on that table eventually.
And of course, you being a stair master, makes you my brother by trade, lol.
God Bless.

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moke

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#7 posted 01-21-2019 07:39 PM

Thanks for showing…that is some shop! I love the double TS…..I’m jealous over the space!
My wife is a former heart nurse, then became the manager of the cath lab, but now is in Nursing Ed, in hospital…..so I have a built in reminder wherever I go about what and how to eat…...

-- Mike

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TheStairMaster

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#8 posted 01-21-2019 11:34 PM



Thanks for showing…that is some shop! I love the double TS…..I m jealous over the space!
My wife is a former heart nurse, then became the manager of the cath lab, but now is in Nursing Ed, in hospital…..so I have a built in reminder wherever I go about what and how to eat…...

- moke

Thanks Mike, I don’t normally like to show things, but thought someone out there might feel like me….”accumulated too many tools over the years” kind of, lol; I see you bit the bullet and got yourself a sawstop table saw also, smart decision on your part; my second TS came by chance, someone got sick and the wife sold some of his tools and I wanted to make good use of his legacy per say, but I love the set up, even that it doesn’t take me much to change tooling, but for sure having two saws set up makes all the difference; when I had the business running, I had a slider and a powermatic 66 set up apart for ripping and fine cut and didn’t realize the benefit of having a dado setup all by itself, sure helps a lot, I can’t say it saves me time because I don’t run production anymore but it is easy to switch from ripping to do drawers for example; you mentioning your wife worked in a cath lab, means you understand our life style, I know when I go to work but never know when I leave, lol; keep in touch my friend. dan

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 01-21-2019 11:42 PM

nice Boomer GREAT SHOP :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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TheStairMaster

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#10 posted 01-22-2019 01:07 AM



nice Boomer GREAT SHOP :<))

- GR8HUNTER

thank you. God Bless.

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moke

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#11 posted 01-23-2019 05:59 PM


Thanks for showing…that is some shop! I love the double TS…..I m jealous over the space!
My wife is a former heart nurse, then became the manager of the cath lab, but now is in Nursing Ed, in hospital…..so I have a built in reminder wherever I go about what and how to eat…...

- moke

Thanks Mike, I don t normally like to show things, but thought someone out there might feel like me….”accumulated too many tools over the years” kind of, lol; I see you bit the bullet and got yourself a sawstop table saw also, smart decision on your part; my second TS came by chance, someone got sick and the wife sold some of his tools and I wanted to make good use of his legacy per say, but I love the set up, even that it doesn t take me much to change tooling, but for sure having two saws set up makes all the difference; when I had the business running, I had a slider and a powermatic 66 set up apart for ripping and fine cut and didn t realize the benefit of having a dado setup all by itself, sure helps a lot, I can t say it saves me time because I don t run production anymore but it is easy to switch from ripping to do drawers for example; you mentioning your wife worked in a cath lab, means you understand our life style, I know when I go to work but never know when I leave, lol; keep in touch my friend. dan

- TheStairMaster

Many of us here have a “Tool acquisition” problem…not to many weeks go by I don’t spend a sunday assembling or trying out something. I often wonder,” what am I going to do with that now!!!” I love this section in particular, because I get ideas for something for my shop…..

-- Mike

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TheStairMaster

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#12 posted 01-23-2019 06:11 PM

Don’t feel so guilty about it Mike, if you thing about it, our better half does the exact same thing, just different stuff; besides, I don’t know what you are talking about it, I will never admit that I have a tool spending problem, lol.
Dan

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moke

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#13 posted 01-24-2019 03:41 PM

Zactly!

-- Mike

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