My Old Adirondack Chairs #5: adirondack chairs build ....mass production ..ugh...Dust Collection upgraded

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 05-28-2022 11:08 PM 620 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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And Today in Arizona we started at 75 temp at 5 am so the wife and I got in a mile and She treated me to my Latte at Starbucks. Now that is what I call getting ready. Hence the pseudo name Oldguy2. Oldguy1 was my good friend in PA and a Shopsmith owner also and we attended two classes at the factory. Thanks Jerry.
Now onto making Roundovers on back slats and seat slats and arms and cross pieces on the legs. A mass run of about 40 some parts today. And after careful test runs of the roundover bit, I was ready. Now the set up in my shed shop takes the swamp cooler…kinda R2D2 blowing cool air when its really hot like 90 in the building…and its insulated but you need the doors open. The Bosch Router table is right at the door to give me room for almost anything and I can slide it out or around to do most things. Today I have a shot of the inside sawdust…really what we all want to see…but this is after 25 boards rounded over on 2 edges of pine. Now the 2.5 inch hose runs off the fence to the Upgraded Shopsmith Dust Collector with about 10 feet of hose. I keep the unit in the corner and use a $13 remote to turn it on.( one brand sold on Amazon, when the man in the video ran his HF dust collector 2 hp I was sold) So my upgrade here is a 24 inch new filter bag and a 1.5 hp motor that I bought last Christmas from Shopsmith. Still very quiet and it has done nicely for me, also on the table saw dust chute. The push block is one of 3 from Shopsmith and after my Rant Blog about the Gripper ( its still for sale ??) this was great. I may just have to do a photo of all my homemade push sticks and ask why did I buy the gripper. I have to do edge sanding on the legs and arms before I can do more routing but with the holiday and trip coming up I was glad to get the time and progress here. It will be a bit before the next session. thanks.

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#1 posted 05-31-2022 04:45 AM

How many chairs are you making, Hal?

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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