My new shop.

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler (Woodworking Related Talk)' started by woodtickgreg, Jun 29, 2014.

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    Awesome. Greg, whatever happened with your speed control panel? The +- thing?
     
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    I never did anything with it. Laguna tells me there is nothing wrong with it and that's how they make them. I've just learned to live with it and I dont even pay attention to the markings anymore, I just turn the dial as needed. Maybe someday I'll make a new plate to cover the wrong way markings.
    Funny you remembered that.:cool:
    Other than that I absolutely love this lathe!
     
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    I'm looking to get one soon. And that was peeve of mine. I'll probably make a decal or something to cover it up.
    I'm going to look at some today with the wife. She says she gets to keep my rikon. Fine by me...:good2:
     
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    Hey Greg thanks for the info through @Tony. Heading out in a few to make a road trip to San Antonio where I'll meet up with @Tony who is going to help me load up a Nova 1624-44 I bought off CL. He posted it for $900 on FB, dropped to $800 and also listed on CL. I offered $650 and we agreed on $700
     
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    You wont be disappointed with it if you purchase it. For me it was the best bang for the buck. It's very well made and a quality tool. The direction thing is just a minor sniggle. I have learned to use it without even looking at it, was only noticable when I first fired it up. I added about 500 lbs of weight on a shelf and I gotta tell you it is rock solid! I have a new rikon still in the box, lol.:cool:
     
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    Greg, this is the Nova I sent you the link for last week.
     
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    Awesome! Good deal on that one especially with all the tooling.. Only thing I suggest is building a much heavier stand for it. They are known for being a little light weight. You'll notice that with an out of round blank.
     
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    I figured that out, we where typing at the same time. Lol. Response was to Marc's question.
     
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    I have that lathe and love it. I upgraded from belt variable speed (change belt on stepped pulleys) to the variable speed motor. Love it.
     
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    Next thing for the shop is a place to wrap my air line up.
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    I dug these out of a scrap bin at a shop I deliver steel to. They are empty mig welding wire reels.
    20200314_170112.jpg I took a piece of warped, and cupped soft maple.
    20200314_170117.jpg ran it through the planer on both sides to kinda flatten it.
    20200314_170410.jpg I sanded it with 150 and then 220. Gave it a couple coats of water based poly.
    20200314_174252.jpg 2 coats so far in an hour, I think one more.
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    It's 11:00 pm. The suspense is killing me! Did you get that 3rd coat on?
     
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    I did, lol. I'll finish it up today and update with pics. Today will be a shop day.
     
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    In between coats of finish I filed off any burrs that where on the insides of the reals so as not to chafe the hose.
    20200314_175958.jpg I positioned the reels on the board.
    20200315_130025.jpg And attached them with some no. 10 screws and washers.
    20200315_130031.jpg I pre drilled for some 1 5/8" deck screws and mounted it to a stud.
    20200315_130708.jpg My unruly hose is now tamed and theres room for more hose.
    20200315_132347.jpg It'll probably get full of turning chips but I can just use it to blow itself off, lol. I like it close to the lathe and out of my way otherwise.
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    I finally found a minute to finish the radial arm saw and installed a fence.
    I used my 6' level to line it up with the miter saw fence, then drove the screws in.
    20200315_135119.jpg I squared the blade up to the fence and it's good to go.
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    I purchased this magnifying light dirt cheap because it didnt have a mounting bracket. So I made one today.
    Piece of 1" oak. Drilled, countersink, corners sanded to round off, and screws ready to go.
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    Glued and screwed to the flip top cart so I can use it when scroll sawing. I can also remove it when I'm using the planer.
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    This is going to be so cool when I'm scrolling.
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    And I started on another project for the shop. I have had this board for years. It's the second slabing cut off a walnut log so it has lots of sapwood in it. Walnut sapwood is still hard though so that's why I hung on to it.
    It's quite dry, but cupped really bad.
    20200315_144927.jpg Plenty of wood to work with here for the project in mind.
    20200315_144933.jpg I ripped some strips out of it to make it easier to flatten and not loose so much thickness. Jointed on 2 edges.
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    The boards finish planed out to 15/16"
    Glued up to make the panel
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    I guess I should have read the text first! Because at first I thought "Dang 'The Tick' is really worried about the snipe coming outta the planer"
     
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    I've been making post in the what did you do in your shop today thread about this panel glue up. This is what it was for. It's a pull out tray for the spindle sander on the drill press cart. It makes it much easier to get in and out.
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    When I moved in I thought I might use this desk in the shop. I built it out of all scrap wood. But I dont really use it, grown to hate it as it just seems to be a place to pile crap.
    20200321_151712.jpg So now its gone! Gives me a place to dock the planer/scrollsaw cart. It also freed up some floor space.
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