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    Family Shop

    My shop is an old chicken house. The whole building is about 40' x 200', the shop part is about 25'x40'. The shop is shared with my 3 brothers and Dad so its hard to keep clean. I cleaned up some before taking the pictures. The pics should be in order as you would walk in the door then look clockwise around the shop. The first pic is right inside the door and there is my 3 homemade sanders, the blue cylinder is the oscillating spindle sander, to the left of that is a "sandflea/ V sander" style sander, and behind them is a 6"x80" edge belt sander. Next to the door is a 12" band saw and around the corner is the lathe. Next to that is the miter saw and radial arm saw. Above the overhead door are the filters for the cyclone dust collection system. The "CHE" on the sign stands for Chicken House Engineering, My friend made it for me while I was making a steadicam for him to use for film making. Next to that door is the metal working area with stick/tig welder, metal table, grinders, metal sanders, small drill press. The next pic is the overhead door that goes outside. To the right of that is the saw table with built in router. The last pic is the drill press and behind that is the bathroom/paint storage room. More pics to follow.
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    Welcome to the family Dave!

    Great looking space!
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    Here are some more pics. The first is the DC system, it is Bill Pentz design although it is made from polyethylene plastic rather that sheet metal. The plastic came from brine tanks for water softener systems (my day job). The green outlet duct is an 8" fiberglass water softener tank. The next pic is a 2.5" vacuum hose hookup. You can see my blastgate system that I designed. All of the gates are normally shut, when I switch on a tool a solenoid opens and sends compressed air to the air cylinder which opens the bast gate. When the gate opens it holds closed a momentary switch that turns on the cyclone. When I turn off the tool the solenoid shuts and the gate closes which opens the switch and turns off the cyclone. The next pic is a closer shot of the miter and radial arm. Next is the main work bench and mobile tool cart under it. Next is a close up of the homemade V sander. Then another shot of the spindle sander (note the fiberglass water softener for the stand). 4th from last is my homemade end vise. The next is a shot of the table saw with homemade T square style fence. 2nd to last is my plane drawer, the 2 on the bottom right are ones that I made. Last is a dead blow mallet that I made to use with chisels. Its made from an old brass 1" check valve and lead shot.
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    Welcome to the Family I will look forward to seen some of your work. I did notice the absence of a Lathe ???
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    Dave, welcome to the Family

    Great introduction, nice shop, lots of pics, and lots of interesting ideas to plunder..........

    I've got a homebuilt Pentz design cyclone too, and I love it.

    So, you have a very nice workshop, with lots of toys, what do you make?

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Welcome to the Family I will look forward to seen some of your work. I did notice the absence of a Lathe ???

    The lathe is there, its in the 2nd pic of the first post.

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    So, you have a very nice workshop, with lots of toys, what do you make?

    I make all kinds of stuff, right now I am building 10 dining rooms chairs out of white oak to go with the table I made 3 years ago. I think I may like building tools more that making "real" projects. Hopefully I will be replacing that delta TS with a sawstop and in that process I will be redoing the router table. Right now the router is mounted on a plexi plate which I will be replacing with a cast iron table from an old table saw.

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    Dave, you and I would get along I think I too enjoy building tools, I built my own bandsaw!

    I got a SawStop earlier this year, it is one heck of a nice saw, if you get one you will love it!
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    Welcome to the clubhouse, Dave. That's a nice-looking setup you guys have.
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    hi dave!
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    Hi Dave! Your my kinda guy! I too enjoy making my own tools, jigs, etc. BTW, how do you like that V-sander, I've seen them at the woodworking shows. They seem really slick, almost bought the kit, but wanted to get an opinion from someone other that the sales person.

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