MachineJunkie Forum Index MachineJunkie
A site for addicts of classic woodworking machinery
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Crzypete's new Studio
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 13, 14, 15  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MachineJunkie Forum Index -> General
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mr douglas t



Joined: 17 Dec 2004
Posts: 269
Location: Westhampton, MA

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great. You can never post too many pictures in my opinion. Spring if finally on its way here also.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 1689
Location: New York State

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I would update the photos.

First a peek into the decked attic. As I start to load my surplus crap into here, I am beginning to think about emptying it in the event that I move. I have decided that the only sane course of action may be to remove what I want and remove the stair and sheetrock the doorway.


a stockrack for the metalshop


running the dust ductwork


making progress.


and finally, the point of it all, my first completed piece.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
swparish



Joined: 11 Sep 2007
Posts: 35
Location: Ft. Worth TX

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, that's one sweet Oliver workbench. I've never seen one of those in their product line.

Do you think install location will be as flat as your jointer?

I usually yell at people if they decide to use my tools as a work bench. But when I do it, as I'm sure the case is here, I'd be yelling at myself; and I do enough of that already.

The shop looks great, nice and bright. My theory on lighting is get enough light so you have to squint, and then back of a tad.

Stephen
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 1689
Location: New York State

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Steve,

The Oliver workbench is indeed quite flat, if I were to build the piece on a less flat surface it might be unflat in the same way as its destination home, or perhaps in the opposite way. Due to space restrictions I have used my oliver jointer for years for this piece. Now that I am in the new shop, I can't wait to build a nice cart to replace it. Look for my cart debate thread coming soon.

As to the lights, my goal was that I would need suntan lotion, didn't wuite get that bright, but I am very happy with the results.

Here is the picture the completed dust collection ductwork.



here it is all ready to be turned on.


an interesting thing happened when I turned it on


let's see how much elevation we get


This entertains me greatly. Perhaps I need a youtube video of this. I can even alter the height by opening and closing different blast gates to adjust the back-pressure. Do I hear performance art piece?

Also, here are some pics of the completed tablesaw island




Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
DenaliPilot



Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 63
Location: Denali, Alaska

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, Crzy- that shit is SWEET!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mr douglas t



Joined: 17 Dec 2004
Posts: 269
Location: Westhampton, MA

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That table saw island is impressive. It looks as flat as the jointer table. My table saw outfeed still has some cedar shingles sticking out the back.

Now you need some carts to keet stuff from piling on top of that table saw outfeed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
guzziguy



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 798
Location: Western NC

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't think i've seen a tablesaw island that nice before.

i think you need to get a metal drum for your dust collection system.

j
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
guzziguy



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 798
Location: Western NC

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no dust collection for the tablesaws? the shop i have now is the first one i've had with dust collection to the tablesaw and i love it. no more cleaning out the piles of saw dust that accumulate in the saw.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
DenaliPilot



Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 63
Location: Denali, Alaska

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just showed your pics to a friend of mine who is essentially a mill wright. Easily one of the sharpest guys I know. He is most impressed with the left and right table saws, and he also noticed the Oliver jointer immediately!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nektai



Joined: 17 Dec 2004
Posts: 1019
Location: Long Island, NY

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crzy,

I had the same problem with my dust collector on a much smaller scale. When I first turned it on the drums picked up a few inches but kicked left and right following the shape of the wye that i feed them with. My solution was to strap the bins together. This helped to reduce their vertical lift to almost nothing. You are going to need two drums so rig it until the day you get tired of emptying that little bucket.

Table saw island look fantastic. Now I feel inspired to search out the second vidmar so I can try to match you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 1689
Location: New York State

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I am very excited to be all but done with the set-up.

To answer some questions and ideas....

The island came out well, but it is certainly not as flat as my jointer. And yes, parts do have cedar shims, but they were trimmed.

As to the metal drum for the dust collection system, I thought about this, but don't think I like the concept of emptying it, too darn heavy.

As to dust in the tablesaw Island. I wish I could be like Nektai and have snuck it under my slab, but the precision planning was too much for me. I will not accept a ceiling drop, so my only future hope would be a small unit stashed under the island. This is actually possible, as there is quite a bit if space on the non-vidmar side.

I am going to get sick and tired of emptying that bucket very quickly..... but I do plan on rigging it, to stop the launch, until a good solution presents itself.

Pete
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 1689
Location: New York State

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been busy on a secret mission to complete the siding on the building. I am happy to report that the mission is complete. Here are the final steps toward achieving the goal.

moving down the front


front all but complete, now to deal with the side that was started last fall


With a lot of help from my brother, the side moves quickly


onto the doors. After much debate, I chose a chevron pattern


Completed and cleaned up. Reseeded grass as well. Finally!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
guzziguy



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 798
Location: Western NC

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. Man that lawn is lush and green. almost looks like it could pass for a stable.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nektai



Joined: 17 Dec 2004
Posts: 1019
Location: Long Island, NY

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job Crzy!

I love the chevron. How about you?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 1689
Location: New York State

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nektai, Yes I am glad I went with the chevron, I will take a close-up pic soon. The one funny thing for the moment is I had to buy ten more pieces of siding to finish the building. The left door is comprised entirely of this freshly stained wood and looks different. I am sure a bit of age and weather will fix this rapidly.

Pete
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 1689
Location: New York State

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, here are the doors
[/img]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
DenaliPilot



Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 63
Location: Denali, Alaska

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice- Got hardware for holding them open, other than just relying on their sheer weight?

BTW, what's the plan for weatherproofing and for security.

They look really great, though, and I'll bet you're really liking the ball bearing hinges already
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 1689
Location: New York State

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey DP,
Thanks, the ball bearing hinges are definitely sweet- the doors glide open and shut. Actually it makes holding them open interesting. The wind blows them around easily. I have been thinking about chains or cable to hold them in the open position.

There is a deadbolt and padlock on the inside for security. Also a ceiling lock.

They are weather stripped around the edges with a standard door seal. I found 7' long sweeps in mcmaster carr which I cut to fit the bottoms. The center gap has an overlap which takes foam, but it has yet to be applied- need to do some staining there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Jeff



Joined: 10 Jun 2005
Posts: 15
Location: Winooski, VT

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Holding doors open... Reply with quote

Pete,

I just noticed the hose spigot next to the left door. In your spare time, you may want to put together some sort of door stop to keep the spigot from punching a hole in the door.

- Jeff
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 1689
Location: New York State

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jeff,

I need to make up a word to respond. There actually isn't an issue because of the insettedness of the doors- they bump the trim before opening fully. It turned out to be a happy compromise, the doors open substantially enough to be out of the way, but I did not have to do something silly where they hang from the trim..

Pete
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MachineJunkie Forum Index -> General All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 13, 14, 15  Next
Page 14 of 15

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group