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Offline VW MICK

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2015, 01:51 PM »
Hi I've looked over this post a lot of times .dont know what to say really ,,

absolutely fantastic



Offline Baremeg55

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2015, 02:05 PM »
I kinda in awe and can relate to UncleJoe's comment about hitting the lottery!!!  I've only seen a couple of shops that can come close to being outfitted like this.  You've just gotta love all that Powermatic tools!!!

So the question still begs to be answered, is this a hobby or professional shop?  Regardless, well done.  I "was" happy with my shop until I saw yours this morning... [eek]  LOL.

Offline JPF Woodworking

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2015, 07:20 PM »
I echo everything that has been said about your AWESOME shop! you truly deserve a lot of credit and I am (also) left wondering when you sleep?


But I do have a follow up question...can you explain how you uploaded all of your pictures in such a nice neat presentation? all with wonderful  descriptions? I'd like to share more of my stuff but have such difficulty getting the pictures to cooperate....
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Offline Bob Wolfe

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2015, 07:48 PM »
toys are nice, but it is what comes off of them that is important.  Any pics of that?

Offline neilc

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2015, 07:49 PM »
JPF - to your question on attaching images...


Upload your images as you did in the lighted cabinet post.  Note the order that you attach them as you can reference that order in the post.
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« Last Edit: January 06, 2015, 08:00 PM by neilc »

Offline RobWoodCutter

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2015, 11:20 PM »
What Neil said. I just type in the text for each pic first and then hit attachments, selected the picture to upload, then put the cursor where I wanted the pic to go and select for the pulldown "insert fullsize".

Thank you for all the kind comments.

Guys, I spent three decades building cabinets, furniture, desk, candle sticks, medal display case, magazine racks, sheds, etc. using just corded hand power tools and many of them are still solid as the day they were built. I had a Craftsman router, circular saw, jigsaw, drill, belt sander, orbital sander. At one point I did have some of the craftsman floor model tools but had to get rid of them because working 80 hours a week just did not allow me time to use them and being out in a shed they were going to rust.

 I worked on my deck outside or in a spare bedroom on a B&D workmate. When I picked up a 10" craftsman mitre saw and a heavy duty belt sander, I was in hog heaven.

This shop is being constructed for my retirements years. I have made a few small gifts but most of what I make is the shop itself. The shop was built as a shell and I completely finished the inside, including the drop-in ceiling and lights. I have been trying to collect all of the major tools that I think I would like to have to use in my retirement years for enjoyment so that everything will be set and ready to go. With all the wood I have stashed and all the tools (toy as someone calls them if they aren't used to make a masterpiece Green-Green or some fancy chest [big grin]) I should be all set.

So nearly everything I have ever built has been given away as either gifts or made just because it was something someone needed. When I started this hobby, the internet did not exist, so I never thought to take pictures of things as I made them and they went out the door.

Once the shop is completed and my real job allows me more free time, I will spend some time building the masterpieces that folks seem to expect when they see a nice shop like this.  [wink] [wink]

Rob

Offline WastedP

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2015, 12:57 AM »
What is not obvious from the pictures is how the tools are aligned for maximum infeed/outfeed.

The Kapex has 9.5' to the left and 16' clear to the right. The mitre table is higher than the CMS and the OSS.

The CMS can shift forward and can have 16' clear on both sides.

The 8" jointer is clear wall to wall.

The 16" jointer has 16' clear in/out. The shaper table is a 1/2" lower but in alignment with the 16" jointer outfeed and can be used for outfeed support.

Wood can get stacked on the tablesaw before running through the 18" bandsaw. A support board can be clamped to the 16" jointer outfeed table for outfeed support of wood coming off the 18" bandsaw.

The table saw can handle a full sheet of plywood if needed and the end of the sheet can be rested on the infeed of the drum sander and the workbench is at a lower level than the outfeed table of the table saw for full outfeed support.

The radial arm saw uses the table saw outfeed for support.

The shaper can be raised 1/2" to use the 16" jointer as an infeed table support if needed.

The 14" bandsaw is set beside two lower tools for plenty of infeed/outfeed space.

The 20" planer is turned diagonal to run 12' long boards.

This is what took most of the time in arranging the tools.

Rob

This is what's missing from almost every shop I've ever walked through.  Your space planning is admirable.  I echo the earlier request for you to post a floorplan/layout drawing, if you have one.

I can't believe how many "professional" shops are just crammed with a bunch of machines that outfeed into each other.  The level of consideration you've taken to get this right is really impressive.

Offline Linbro

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2015, 08:20 AM »
Fantastic set up, Rob.
That 16" jointer is a beauty, what breed is it?

Offline 3PedalMINI

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2015, 09:03 AM »
[eek] Just incredible! 

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Offline RobWoodCutter

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2015, 11:18 AM »
The 16" jointer is a 1920's J.A.Faye and Egan. I am told that it started in life in an musical instrument case shop in the Richmond area in the 1920's. One of the local craftsman west of Richmond would help out on custom cases and when there was a backlog. When the shop closed down they offered the jointer to the local craftsman. He had the jointer refurbished. The tables/fence were milled flat. The babbit bearings were abandoned and the cutter head raised with new fafnir pillow bearings and a new leeson single phase 5 hp.  Hence the tables are about 2" higher than the original. It weights somewhere around 1600 lbs. as best we can tell. I will eventually replace the cutter head with a smaller diameter shelix head similar to what I did for the 8" jointer and the 20" planer.

I have a older CADD plan of the space but I have shifted and move so much from that original layout. If I can find the plan, I will tweak it and create a pdf and post.

Rob

Offline RobWoodCutter

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2015, 11:34 AM »
toys are nice, but it is what comes off of them that is important.  Any pics of that?

Sadly, with my heavy regular work schedule and the limited time I have to actually work on the shop, the projects I do are mostly quick, down and dirt and simple.

A simple serving tray for the wife.
The handles are winge. The frame is walnut. The opposing cats are maple/walnut. The boarder is Maple-Winge-American Holly-Wenge. Simple, nothing fancy.



The back was plain with tiger maple and winge divider.



Hopefully in the years to come, I will have more time to do bigger, more complicated project. All the wood and the overlay (veneer 1/16") is all resawed/made from scraps.

Rob

Offline VW MICK

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2015, 02:37 PM »
Ha ha nothing fancy ...brilliant

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2015, 02:43 PM »
Nice job, Rob.

If you call that "Simple, nothing fancy" I can't WAIT to see what you consider to be a serious project?
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Offline Billedis

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2015, 04:15 PM »
If that isn't fancy, I can't wait to see some of your fancy stuff!  Bill

Offline RobWoodCutter

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2015, 06:55 PM »

This is what's missing from almost every shop I've ever walked through.  Your space planning is admirable.  I echo the earlier request for you to post a floorplan/layout drawing, if you have one.


I found this drawing which is close to the layout as it stands now.
 
* WS-REV20.pdf (70.23 kB - downloaded 412 times.)

Rob

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2015, 07:10 PM »
Nice !! I hope you have time to share more projects with us ......
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline WastedP

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2015, 09:57 PM »

I found this drawing which is close to the layout as it stands now.
 
(Attachment Link)

Rob

Thanks for that.  I stopped by a guy's production shop that I hadn't visited in a few years, because it's way out of town.  He used to have overlapping outfeed areas, but he was able to buy the whole building and expand to give everything some more room.  However, his widebelt sander still outfeeds into the side of a shaper with stock over 12'.

There's a serious art to this space planning, looks like you've got it down.

Offline suds

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2015, 10:03 PM »
This is more fun than going to Woodcraft!!
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Offline RobWoodCutter

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2015, 12:36 PM »
This is more fun than going to Woodcraft!!

Ha,, going to Woodcraft is what started this in the first place....

Offline narrowboatboy

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2015, 03:58 PM »
yeah i think someone won the lottery  [big grin],
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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2015, 06:07 PM »
There is a lot of iron in that shop. Look fantastic.
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Offline JeremyH.

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2015, 12:21 AM »
I'm impressed. But I have to say, you must not build cabinets ;D that's tight configuration for so many tools!

Offline avanderhoorn

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2015, 06:44 PM »
@RobWoodCutter Just wondering if you have a closer up image of the cutting table (the bench where the  Kapex is)? I'm wondering what the rales you have used, etc.

Offline RobWoodCutter

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Re: Workshop- in progress , Wood Area
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2015, 11:49 AM »
@RobWoodCutter Just wondering if you have a closer up image of the cutting table (the bench where the  Kapex is)? I'm wondering what the rales you have used, etc.

http://www.mikestools.com/biesemeyer-miter-saw-table-systems_1447.aspx

They are hard to find as they are no longer made..Rob