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Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #90 on: December 30, 2016, 05:59 PM »
@HAXIT

This is one of the threads that I know I will refer back to from time to time for all the great ideas you've presented. 

Your build is truly amazing and it's astonishing how quickly you completed it!  I only wish I could have half your energy. LOL

One question - What's the main ceiling height?  It looks low and I wondered how that affected some of your decisions.

Thanks, Mike A.
Thank you very much for great comments and yes the ceiling height is not the best here but not too bad compare to the some very low ones. The open areas now after hanging the drywall is few inches under 8' and other areas where there is duct work is  10" shorter but it did not effect any of my decisions. The worst would be the band saw but it fits nice without any problem.   

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #91 on: December 30, 2016, 06:01 PM »
This is quite possibly the nicest shop transformation I have ever seen, never mind the fact you did it in just over a month. I'm also going through the process of building a shop in my basement, so I can appreciate the sheer amount of time you've invested thinking this through and getting it done. I have a feeling there are tons of little details you agonized over, but will never be noticed by the casual observer since they seem obvious now. Laying out each machine to have proper in/out feed areas, especially around all of the obstructions is a brain twister in itself.

Kudos to a job well done. You have truly inspired me and likely many others on this forum.

Mind if I ask where you are located?
Thanks for the comments and I will send you a PM. [smile]

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #92 on: December 30, 2016, 06:21 PM »
Wow. This is one of my favorite posts, very excited for you Haxit.

I had a few questions about your epoxy floor. I have just re-did my garage/shop and want to do an epoxy floor in 2017 so I was hoping you could provide some insight with a couple of things:

- Looks like you did the grinding and finish yourself. Can you provide some feedback on the difficulty/skill set needed to achieve that finish? I've redone hardwood floors but never concrete.....I am thinking "it's my garage/shop, so why not give it a shot".
- What brand of epoxy did you use?

Thanks in advance and congrats on a beautiful work space. Can't wait to see future project posts.
Thanks and yes I did the whole floor myself and it has nothing to do with hardwood flooring. Some processes are rather critical then difficult.You can buy everything you need to finish the job here.
 http://www.originalcolorchips.com/
I have no problem to share and help anytime you ready to start. Go to this web site and read some of the processes and watch the clips as well and see if you are comfortable to do it yourself. This is where I really wish that I could get some help because having a very short pot life make it much harder to work alone.

Offline RKA

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #93 on: December 30, 2016, 06:30 PM »
Very nice transformation!  I love those tables, very handy and versatile.  Question, how did the movers get the planer down there?  Any issues with the table alignment after they finished?  How did you find movers that would handle small machinery in residential settings?  I've got a saw and J/P sitting in my garage.  When the warm weather returns I need to rebuild the basement stairs, then I need to find someone to get them downstairs.  And of course this entire thread had polluted my brain with more ideas that hurt the wallet and timeline. 

Great job, enjoy the new shop!
-Raj

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #94 on: December 30, 2016, 06:37 PM »
Once again,thank you very much everyone for comments and feedback.
I kind of getting embarrass if I really deserve all these great comments from you guys. [embarassed]

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #95 on: December 30, 2016, 06:55 PM »
Very nice transformation!  I love those tables, very handy and versatile.  Question, how did the movers get the planer down there?  Any issues with the table alignment after they finished?  How did you find movers that would handle small machinery in residential settings?  I've got a saw and J/P sitting in my garage.  When the warm weather returns I need to rebuild the basement stairs, then I need to find someone to get them downstairs.  And of course this entire thread had polluted my brain with more ideas that hurt the wallet and timeline. 

Great job, enjoy the new shop!
Thanks and I am glad to see that my ideas can be used by others in the future. [smile]
No issues with table alignment at all. They were 4 people with small industrial moving experience. I called many places for this but I was keep getting  answers like no we do not do it or they did not bother to call back till I found these guys. They had some kinds of moving cart that I have never seen before. They came in went in the garage and just look for few min and chat then all three machines were down in the basement less then half hour safely. I was very happy about this and tip them for lunch.

Offline duburban

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #96 on: December 30, 2016, 08:30 PM »
These low budget shops are so boring...
helper: i used a festool "circular saw" to do something simple and it made it really hard

me: exactly, it makes simple cuts complicated and complicated cuts simple

Offline alkaline

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #97 on: December 31, 2016, 05:35 AM »
@HAXIT
That work with the floor is amazing, so I'm not surprised a great sequel. Great look. Congratulation for workshop and wish the happy new year for you.



I have several boxes Festool, one MTF, four guide rails and big taste to play. )))

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #98 on: December 31, 2016, 10:31 AM »
@HAXIT
That work with the floor is amazing, so I'm not surprised a great sequel. Great look. Congratulation for workshop and wish the happy new year for you.
Thank you very much and you are a fantastic maker as well. Happy new year and wishing the best for you my friend.

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #99 on: December 31, 2016, 10:53 AM »
One of the best organized shops that I've seen.

Where's the dust?  I think if you told us that the shop was self-cleaning, we would probably believe you!

Seriously, if I did a shop that looked like that, I'd think twice before I started my first project because it would never look that pristine again.  I hope that you enjoy making dust there for many years to come (and of course, capturing as much of it as possible with your dust collection system before it hits the floor).

Offline Picktool

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #100 on: December 31, 2016, 11:01 AM »
Ok @HAXIT,
where you located? I'd like to bring some sawdust for goodluck.

You like those FAT tables? Best purchase I made. I got rid of
my MFT/3. No more lifting & setting up that beast. You have
the room for it though.

The Festool wall is beginning to look like a store setup.

Great inspiration and it looks incredible for the amount
work put into it.

So when will the Kappa 550 be coming in?

Ok then, have a safe Happy New Years & prosper well
with the new shop!

Well Dogey

Offline Boone32

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #101 on: December 31, 2016, 12:21 PM »
Awesome! You've done a great job with the shop. Love following along!

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #102 on: December 31, 2016, 10:37 PM »
Thanks again folks and happy new year to all.

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #103 on: January 07, 2017, 06:40 PM »
Hi Folks,
It has been great since I got everything the way I wanted and I am spending more time here then upstairs.
If this is not the craziest, then one of the craziest projects on the planet that I just finished as a first project in the shop. The way I am and grown up, I must say that I hate waste even if I did not pay for and the question always is why if I could use it?
When my hammer machines arrived, they were packed great and I have a lot of scrap left that I did not want to throw away and I had the steps from the old stairs that was just screwed to 2x4 which came out easy without braking them. So I ended up to this project which is useful now because I have no table in the garage anyway.
This project is completed entirely from scraps left over and I just build it as I was thinking. Here we go:
The 50 years old stairs



The hammer shipping skid



And the result







So the table top is made out of the old stairs and finished with festool heavy duty oil and the table itself is the scrap skid. The stain on the table was the left over from a project that I had 3 years ago. The 120v 20amp outlet is the last one left from the shop wiring and the cover came from old bathroom, cable is left over from the spool I bought to wire the machines and the plug is from old tablesaw, wall mount towel dispenser came free with the big box shop towel that I ordered long time ago. The both sides of the table are slatwall to hang tools and was finished with festool heavy duty oil and everything is put together with domino.

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #104 on: January 07, 2017, 06:53 PM »
More pic from table.






Offline Tinker

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #105 on: January 08, 2017, 05:43 AM »
How long did it take for you to build that table? 5 or 10 minutes?
Tinker
Wayne H. Tinker

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #106 on: January 08, 2017, 10:48 AM »
How long did it take for you to build that table? 5 or 10 minutes?
Tinker
I have to say no because I have no choice! If I say yes, then somebody from wood magazines will be knocking on my door for interview. [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Offline mcooley

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #107 on: January 08, 2017, 10:59 AM »
I have the same limited ceiling height and I find it pretty discouraging. It helps having such a clean clinical space to work in though. I am grateful to be starting work on a new ground floor shop with an apartment above which will give me enough workable height downstairs. I've always been in small workshops and found I was never able to get those spaces under such severe control as the images above. More room definitely helps. But organization is obviously not size contingent. Big shops as well as little shops get cluttered. Kudos to you if you can maintain such an efficient space.




Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #108 on: January 08, 2017, 11:27 AM »
I have the same limited ceiling height and I find it pretty discouraging. It helps having such a clean clinical space to work in though. I am grateful to be starting work on a new ground floor shop with an apartment above which will give me enough workable height downstairs. I've always been in small workshops and found I was never able to get those spaces under such severe control as the images above. More room definitely helps. But organization is obviously not size contingent. Big shops as well as little shops get cluttered. Kudos to you if you can maintain such an efficient space.
Thanks, We have to think how to use the space we have in the best way regardless of the size and be happy and productive. [smile]

Offline Tinker

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #109 on: January 08, 2017, 08:25 PM »
How long did it take for you to build that table? 5 or 10 minutes?
Tinker
I have to say no because I have no choice! If I say yes, then somebody from wood magazines will be knocking on my door for interview. [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

No matter, you have done a great job on the renovation AND making fine use of the space AND a great use of leftovers and what otherwise might have been thrown away or burned.
Tinker
Wayne H. Tinker

Offline Mismarked

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #110 on: January 09, 2017, 02:50 PM »
Not sure how I missed this thread until this morning, but the transformation and results are absolutely stunning.  A real inspiration.

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #111 on: March 19, 2017, 02:31 PM »
Folks,
Just wanted to update what is going on now before this thread gets too old. I still have to make some storage area for the hand tools finishing and measuring stuff I have which I would post it here, but I am not able to finish it yet. Most of them are  involve some machining aluminum and welding and if it was up to me, It was done now. I cannot do this in my shop because my boss told me that you do not like small project and every time you start something nobody does his job but they want to watch you. The machine shop that has to do it for me is very busy now and I have no choice but to wait till next month.     

Offline curiousdork

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #112 on: March 21, 2017, 11:47 AM »
I just saw this thread.  I gotta say, beautiful shop.  So cool to see Hammer and Festool stuff on the wall.  That's a lot of woodworking bling right there.   [eek]

I'm in the process of rebuilding my 1 stall garage.  It's too small for my Ford F150 and old enough to be a grandparent if it were a person.  Since I'm rebuilding I might as well expand it slightly to have some woodworking space.  I would love to have a shop like that some day.  Maybe when that one app I write or that long-lost rich uncle somehow pushes money in my direction, I'm stuck with my TS75 and handtools for woodworking.  At the very least my neighbors won't hate me for having too loud of a machine.

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #113 on: April 15, 2017, 08:49 PM »
I had a good news from machine shop that I would able to use it very soon. The first thing that I have to make is the table for drill press and then move on. This is the prototype and the white paint was the left over from bathroom paint but will be made completely from aluminum then glassblowing and anodizing. This is the close up picture of the table and as you can see I am using the festool quick clamp on the back fence with the stop flag that comes with mft/3. The back fence moves across the table and can be locked on the back quickly with small adjustable handles. The bessey  auto adjust toggle clamps are mounted on the block and easily can be move or remove completely without any tool. I will add more stuff with pics to this when I start with aluminum. I have 4" square hole in the center and always can be filled with wood if it has to.



At each end I add the rails from hammer so I can use their table extension on each end. Not only it gives me the total of 6 feet table for drill press, it also can be used for extra outfeed table for cms without moving anything around. I already tried out and it works fantastic.



Then the dust control which will be fully adjustable and would work with both, the 35mm and 50mm hoese. More on this wit pics later.



         

Offline Poindexter

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #114 on: April 16, 2017, 06:19 AM »
Where's the Like button? :)

Online rvieceli

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #115 on: April 16, 2017, 07:57 AM »
@HAXIT very nice as usual.

For the table consider Alcoa MIC6 cast aluminum plate. Manufactured to tight tolerances and very flat. comes in 1/4 to 4 inch thicknesses. easy to machine. Readily available.

http://www.arconic.com/aap/europe/en/product.asp?parent_cat_id=1847&cat_id=1847&prod_id=619

I have found that for most operations I prefer a lower fence. So i use another piece of mic6 that I had machined straight and flat on the edge. I installed a t track about 1-2 mm off the edge to use with a stop. When I'm doing something that needs a higher fence like a work piece on edge operation, I use the Woodpecker's fence. You can use it with regular clamps to hold the piece.

http://www.woodpeck.com/dp3.html

Consider dropping a couple of threaded holes in the area directly between the quill and the front edge of the table to be able to use a stop to keep the work piece tight against the fence. Doesn't have to be a t track, just put a slot in the long dimension of the stop for adjustment.

Ron

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #116 on: April 16, 2017, 08:41 AM »
@rvieceli
Thanks, I was thinking about cast as well so I am going to try the MIC6. I just sent an e-mail for supplier that I have been dealing with for over 15 years and he will get back to me tomorrow. 

Offline HAXIT

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Re: New workshop build
« Reply #117 on: April 16, 2017, 09:57 AM »
I do like the hammer n4400 a lot and I would not ask for more for a long time at least to be said but not too happy about the dust port. I know felder and other machines have two ports but again they located too far from cutting  point. I just changed my setup and add the 2 port myself. I could not sleep last night so I thought about this and did it this morning. I have to tell you that I would not ask more and it works great! Again prototype but will be fixed.