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    OMG...it works

    In an attempt to automate my finishing process, I've long dreamt about picking up an old dry cleaning rack... well thanks to Ebay... It's just the initial mock-up, but check this out.






    Is this still woodworking?

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    Way cool Craig! Amazing what you can find on EBay.

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    Cool setup! Are you going to set up some type of drip pan after the dip tank?

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    Very ingenious Craig, very cool.
    Thanks, Mark.

    Custom Bonehead.

    My diet is working good. I'm down to needing just one chair now.

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    Yep, that will work

    Make a ramp going into your tank as well as leading up to it, or you will get a lot of splash!

    Cheers!
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    That is ingenius to say the least.

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    just because, I gave you one 5 star rating.

    cool concept
    -Ned

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    moulder craig! dry cleaners racks are neat.....and might save you tons of time.........but moulders are cool! there ain`t nuthin` like dimming all the lights in a two block area as you fire up all five motors ........good idea on the rack
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    thanks guys,

    great ideas and questions...

    Stu, a ramp going in...awsome, probably never would've thought of that, just lived with the splash.

    Ed, yeah the drip is an issue...it will have to be a long (probably 6 feet or so) thing as the three different sizes seem to be splashing in very different spots.

    and Tod, what can I say... you are a very wise man. The moulder is certainly key to the whole operation...i just needed to get to the bottom of a very large (and heavy) pile of iron and steel first. Plus I needed the ego boost from a fun project like this first. Next up... but judging by the wires I ripped out of this place, that pig of a moulder is a spit in the electrical bucket. I have enough power here to jump start the USS Nimitz. I ripped out old 000 guage wires never seen anything like them (ok maybe at the mall ). I figure the previous occupants must have been splitting atoms in here. Look at the size of this stuff.



    the panel in the foreground comes from a huge step-down transformer (out of view) just to create 110V. That's a 600 Amp main switch sick.

    Enough to power the auto-shaper of my dreams

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    Great idea, and with a few tweaks it looks like it's gonna work great. I'll bet you were grinning like a kid in a candy store when you first fired it up.

    And on the power supply to your shop, this is me, green with envy. --->
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