Weekend Workshop Upgrade

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Weekend Workshop Upgrade

Postby modernist » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:46 pm

Still trying to get some order in the shop so decided to knock up a SCMS stand out of re-cycled materials. Old unit doors, spare kitchen shelves and the sides of an IKEA bed (strange laminated timber thatI) even used some "free offer"glue I wouldn't trust for more serious work. I've made it the same height as the bandsaw table and the pillar drill can do the other side.

Sized out on the saw with a quick clean up of the edges by hand and dommed together.

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More cursing of the clamps but I cannot justify the cost of the Besseys until I break these :D

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Top is some horrible 25mm FE ply, absolute rubbish.

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Screwed down and off the floor and the bubble says it's level. Also a home for some power tools to add some weight. I'll put a drawer in the top later.
I'm going to do a dust cowl to try and tame it's worst excesses but still deciding where to mount it. Maybe on the slide bar bracket so it moves with the saw.


Not bad for me eh Jonny, I didn't start till half past 10 this morning :lol:
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Re: Weekend Workshop Upgrade

Postby Doug » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:16 pm

Good progress Brian, I found a hood around the back of the chop saw works well for capturing the dust.



modernist wrote:

Not bad for me eh Jonny, I didn't start till half past 10 this morning :lol:



Yebbut can you get a tune out of it :lol: :lol:

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Re: Weekend Workshop Upgrade

Postby George Fisher » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:37 pm

Very good. I'm into sorting out the workshop myself, lived with too many dodgy bits for too long. A new bench is next after I've finished the dust extraction plumbing. Hows that Hammer bandsaw? I' thinking about one or it's new little bro the 3800 at the moment.

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Re: Weekend Workshop Upgrade

Postby modernist » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:49 pm

George Fisher wrote:Very good. I'm into sorting out the workshop myself, lived with too many dodgy bits for too long. A new bench is next after I've finished the dust extraction plumbing. Hows that Hammer bandsaw? I' thinking about one or it's new little bro the 3800 at the moment.


The bandsaw is good. I've had it about 7 years and no complaints other than the extraction needs a port around the blade. I think it is generally near the top of the list of available alternatives. I didn't know they had brought out a baby version. Sorting out the shop is enjoyable work as you get the benefits of what you have done but it's never ending :lol:
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Re: Weekend Workshop Upgrade

Postby Mr Ed » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:52 pm

Good work Brian, I always think workshop improvements are an enjoyable diversion

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Re: Weekend Workshop Upgrade

Postby noel » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:44 pm

Looks good Brian, always nice to build things from stuff for free, so to speak.

Might need a bit of edging to protect the top?

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Re: Weekend Workshop Upgrade

Postby jonnyd » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:16 am

modernist wrote:
Not bad for me eh Jonny, I didn't start till half past 10 this morning :lol:


I would have thought you'd have had time to make the drawers as well :lol:

I agree sorting out the workshop is enjoyable. I'm trying to do bits when I get a bit of spare time.

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