Just a few things I have been doing....

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-12-2010 10:39 AM 4137 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last few days I have realized that the Workshop has mysteriously become cluttered, untidy and definitely dusty again..
So I hooked up the long handle and floor attachement to the new Nilfisk Vacuum and a homemade separator.

You can see in the background an old computer desk that I am using for display.
I must say that this vacuum is far too powerful for the small home built separator.. my old shop vac worked ok but this new one is so powerful it sucks the dust straight through.. only a small amount is left in the bin… so to fix this problem I am getting a Pre Separator unit,[55 litre capacity] from Allens Industrial.’Looking at the pic I think I may have had the hoses mixed up… but hey a new separator will be nice…
I looked at another cyclone set up and thought it may be a little light for the Nilfisk.. and a little small for the amount of dust I will be generating with the Torque..
Normally when I clean up I do not want to make a mess … so I am not so industrious…
That said … this time was different.. I not only cleaned and decluttered a little.. I re-arranged the machinery..
The Torque Workcentre is now in the front … when I open the roller doors I can see out to the mountains and trees.. and I can see the Ute and the new chariot..all while working….
This shot is actually from just outside the shed looking in…the timber in the orange crate is Hairy Oak off cuts…and the pieces on the Torque is all bloodwood.

And another from the other side looking in….I did a little repair job on the What’Not in the foreground… actually had to completely rebuild it.. will deliver it tomorrow…

With all this space and free bench space, I have laid out all the projects I am working on at the moment.. so old and some brand new…

This is a few blanks I glued up to be made into bandsaw boxes…

The timber here has been laminated with NGR and PH for legs, frames and slats of a 5 foot square outdoor table.. I have already made one for a mate and this is the second one…On the top on one of the longer pieces you may be able to see the Ozzie Jig.. I have used multi dowel joinery on the whole table…Another box I have been making for ages…

I never got a pic of the completed table but this is the top after glue up…
Will make sure I blog this one…

Some more NGR for a fishtank stand.. will use loose tenon joinery… I will make the mortises on the TWC

Remaking the Horizontal boring jig.. with the Incra Tracks and clamps from PWS.

Three more Man Boxes in the finishing stages…

Just another shot of the slightly less cluttered shop…

Servicing the Worksharp 3000. Ready for a vid of the machine in action..
Lot happening in a small time frame.. still need to get some sample joints made for the demos next week at the Timber and Working with Wood show in Brisbane…

And don’t forget.. took a few photographs and posted here and on my blog site..
and managed to have a few coolaids while reading a book.
I have listed this under blogs and I will post all the featured items as they are finished.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-12-2010 11:31 AM

i dont know how you manage to work a full time job and still achieve so much in the shed

i have been coming home knackered lately i have been spending the last 2 weeks at work sanding a 5 metre long study cabinet made out of american oak

i cant even post pictures because of intellectual property


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#2 posted 05-12-2010 11:49 AM

The shed looks clean,
and it has a nice layout.
I would love to see finished pics of the table : )
That’s a beauty !!


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 11:50 AM

very nice setup,
i like the table top, cant wait to see the finished product

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#4 posted 05-12-2010 12:15 PM

I have said it before and say it again that is a beautiful shed.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#5 posted 05-12-2010 12:21 PM

Keeping busy, good stuff Larry. Lots going on at once. How do you manage it all?

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#6 posted 05-12-2010 12:42 PM

Ah, I believe I have it! Your theory is you will get some sleep when your dead! LOL
Nice works Larry

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#7 posted 05-12-2010 01:39 PM

As all have said, very nice shed Larry. Great layout. The third pic brought back memories. The four shelf 45 degree corner stand with turned spindles, many decades ago and half a world away my mom had one almost a copy of that one.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#8 posted 05-12-2010 01:51 PM

Larry you are so busy, you should just have the elves clean shop as you rest in your rejuvenation chamber. Table is going to be Awesome! Also I have been storing all my completed crafts in stackable totes it has been a good way to separate, store and manage my finished goods.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#9 posted 05-12-2010 03:30 PM

You’re a lazy, shiftless s.o.b., Larry. You should really get off your butt and do something now and then. Inactivity is bad for a man your age. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 05-12-2010 06:13 PM

An awfully big shop for someone who has “lazy” as their trademark. Let me know if you need an apprentice Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 05-12-2010 06:56 PM

Nice Look at the shop !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#12 posted 05-12-2010 07:20 PM

Great looking shop Larry. Can’t imagine that and a beautiful view to boot.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 05-12-2010 07:31 PM

If your separator is of the Thien Design, then you do have the hoses backwards.

-- Joe

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#14 posted 05-13-2010 04:14 PM

it looks like you have been very busy my friend, just the way it should be.

-- Smitty!!!

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