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    My doghouse the wife built

    Here are the pictures of my shop. It is a 24 x 24 metal building that we ordered as a kit.
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    The lathe is a Grizzly GO462 varible speed that I used to turn my first project on the lathe.
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    They are the columns to the right in white primer.
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    The next few pictures are of my workbench and assorted power tools.
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    Here is a picture of my homemade sharpening jigs that I made with the ideas I read off this forum.
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    And finally just a general picture of my shop and the current project that I am working on.
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    nice tour, Alan.. now what is that wood yor using on the project.. looks like a veneer on something and its got CHARACTER those columns look very nice and even the same shape the template you rigged up worked well it looks like.
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    It is called mappa burl. I used a vacum press to applr the veneer and I even used the vacum press to glue up the blanks for the columns.

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    Nice shop Alan, what do you have for a vacum press as I am looking to make one.

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    I bought the vacum veneering kit from woodcraft. It came with the pump and a 36" x 54" ziplock vinyl bag. I also bought a 54" x 108" vynilbag for my larger flat stock. I have glued up about 50 pnls so far without a problem along with 4 8" x8" x 45" long blanks for my wood columns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg poole View Post
    Nice shop Alan, what do you have for a vacum press as I am looking to make one.
    Something to keep in mind if you have small (Narrow) pieces to laminate, I have used the food saver kitchen vacuum very successfully. You're limited on the width of the bags, but you can make them as long as you need. it works great in a pinch.

    Dan
    Jesus was a Woodworker

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    Well I'm thinking about make a system for doing larger items and curved laminations or trim, baseboard and such.

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    Here is a pic of the large bag in use. I have even done a piece that was 21" deep by 20 " tall by 18" long. It was the inside corner to the piece I am currently working on.Click image for larger version. 

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    HI Alan, that sure is a great looking Dog House

    If I were you, I might be getting in trouble on purpose just to get sent out there

    Looks well thought out and organized for sure.

    That veneer that you are working on now is really nice

    Cheers!

    PS, I took the liberty of editing your first post, as some of the "Attach" tags for the pictures were busted, I hope you don't mind.

    Stu
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    Nice shop, Alan. I'd be looking to get in trouble just to spend time in the doghouse. Looks like you're a fellow member of the Orange Tablesaw Club, too. I've been real happy with mine.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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