Cleaning #2: Previously Ugh.... now Done...

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 03-25-2017 08:04 PM 1028 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Ugh.... Part 2 of Cleaning series Part 3: Homemade hangers for dust collection pipe. »

A rambling post about cleaning. But hey, I’ve been working on it for a few hours each day for 4 days. A few picts while it’s still clean. The table saw you see will be replaced by a 3hp sawstop cabinet saw by the end of April while the free wheeled base is included with it.

Well, major cleaning and some rearranging done like this between regular cleanings about every two years. Gotta pipe some 4” over from the collector to the new saw before it arrives.

Interesting to compare these picts with the originals in my profile which was done 9 years ago!
Table saw, assembly/outfield table, router table, hand tool wall. Lights are boxed in 4ft hung ceiling fixtures. They hold up to 4 bulbs and come with diffusers. Great shop lights for the $$.

Router table, planer, jointer, dust collector

from left to right, far wall: Dewalt scroll saw, horizontal belt sander, vertical belt sander, band saw. The two old Macs in the corner are being picked up by a craigslist guy. One was used to stream music in the shop… now the radio is just fine.

Tool wall again, monitor heater (works great), Sliding compound mitre saw, clamp wall

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 03-25-2017 10:36 PM

Great looking shop! Fine layout as i imagined. Enjoy while it’s clean. You will really appreciate the 3hp cabinet saw I’m quite sure. I surely like my 3hp Grizzly Go6091

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#2 posted 03-26-2017 01:46 AM

Nice looking big shop … compared to my cramped quarters.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 03-26-2017 07:25 AM

Super nice setup!!!

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#4 posted 03-26-2017 06:35 PM

Nice looking big shop … compared to my cramped quarters.

- tyvekboy

I took a look at your shop. Seems we’re about the same size. Mine’s 24×24 with about 8×5 gone out of it with stairs and another small room. Yours has more stuff in it though.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 03-27-2017 05:29 PM

Definitely looks similar to my layout. Lots of tools around the perimeter and the table saw/assembly/outfeed table in the middle. Everything is on rollers so it can be moved around. Seems like that is the tried and true method for a lot of us. Since I park my truck in one side of my 2 car garage I can’t spread out quite as much but when I’m working over the weekend the truck stays outside and the extra space gets used.

Your shop looks very neat and clean and well lit. Best kind of shop area to have IMHO.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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