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Springfield, mo 65807
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9/26/13 – We just finished up building this house. The original plan was for a 30×40 metal pole barn shop soon after the house was finished. With lot’s of budget over runs the shop was put on hold for the foreseeable future. I have commandeered a room in the unfinished basement for the time being. It is about 13×21. There is also a room adjacent that I plan to part of for a dust collector and wood storage. I am dealing with some challenges with the basement. Since it was never designed to have any heavy, power hungry equipment I am working on pulling power from other tasks. I have started to install a sub panel that I will power from the line feeding the backup heat strips in the furnace. This will give me 2 30amp 220v circuits. I also have a 120v 20amp line that is stubbed off in the basement. I will use that to power the smaller equipment. I am working on getting some lights installed. I will have a double switch box. At this point I will have 4 100w incandescent bulbs in each of the corners and then I will add 4, 4ft t8 double bulb florescent fixtures. I will be starting out with an old (I am guessing about 1970) craftsman radial arm saw, it works but it needs some love. I may convert this to run on 220. I have an older craftsman bandsaw that was my grandfathers. It has been in a barn so the table is rusty and it is a bit dusty. I have on old grizzly bench top drill press. The star of the shop is going to be a brand new grizzly 691. The next project will be getting the area sealed off from the rest of the house. That may just be stapled up plastic for now.

10/15/13 – Alright I have made some progress. I had some help and got the new saw to the house. It all went smoothly. I am working on setting it all up. I have improved the lighting.

2/24/14 – I have been using the woodshop for various household projects and I have started building the tool chest from WS#85. I am only doing part of the work in my shop. Most of it is happening in my Grandfathers shop in KC, do to my lack of tools. Speaking of tools I have added an old performax 16/32 drum sander. I also built a box fan dust filter to help keep the air clean. I build an adjustable wall rack for my clamps. I am now trying to finalize my shop layout. Obviously I don’t have all the tools in the plan but that is what I hope to end up with. I think I will be able to use the utility room to store a tool or two, to help open the shop up a bit. I will put everything on mobile bases with the exception of the dust collector.

8/12/14 – I have added a few machines to my shop, I am finally in a place where I don’t feel like I can’t finish a project do to lack tools. I have gotten the itch for old tools and I cam across a couple deals that I could not pass up.

First up is a 1920-1930’s J. D. Wallace 8” jointer. I Paid $250 for it. I spent some time with a scrotch bright pad and some wd40 and the table and fence are now rust free. Then I added a coat of wax and oiled the bearings and it runs great. The knives had a chunk missing and they were pretty thin so I replaced them. I will probably tear this all the way down but I want to have some fun using it first. I has the original 18 amp motor on it. It is says it is 1hp on the tag. My math may be wrong but I think this would have to be at least 1.5hp. Either way I have ran some 5” hickory through and it chewed right through it.

Next up is 1955 Powermatic 100. I found this in Omaha for 500 bucks. It needs a complete tune up but the machine seems to be solid. It came with 3 extra sets of sharp pm knives so I don’t think I will have much cost getting this one going. The tables were virtually rust free and everything moves freely. The motor looks to be brand new. The original machine was a 3hp 3ph, this motor is a 3hp single phase.

And to finish things out I picked up a 220 2hp dust collector from grizzly. I found it in the outlet center for about $200 off.

Anyways I am amazed at how quickly I have been able to collect tools and set up shop. Some of my machines need some tlc but it has only been 10 months since I got the tablesaw.

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HuckD

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#1 posted 09-30-2013 11:35 PM

I remember when mine looked like that. :)

Keep at it.

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#2 posted 10-01-2013 12:49 PM

Great idea to put the dust collector in another room. Also an air compressor, and run a air line to the garage. Do this before your wife claims the space!

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#3 posted 10-01-2013 01:48 PM

Actually the garage is just up stairs so I am going to put the compressor in the garage and run a line down to the shop. I figure that is just one more thing that I won’t have to power.

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