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  About Me

  • My Shop
    Some detailed information about my workshop.
    Power Tools
    SawStop 3HP PCS
    Festool TS 55 REQ Track Saw
    Festool Domino DF 500
    Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw
    Powermatic Model 60 8" jointer
    ShopSmith Mark 7 Digital
    SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander
    Cutech 40600H-CT Planner w/Spiral Head
    Router Table (home built) w/Bosch 1617EVS router motor, Woodpeckers Super Fence, Master Lift II router lift
    Kreg Foreman Pocket Hole Machine
    1964 Clausing Drill Press
    DeWalt Cordless Drills
    DeWalt Biscuit Jointer
    DeWalt DWS780 Dual Compound Miter Saw
    Leigh Super MFT Jig
    Bosch Colt Router
    2- Bosch 1617EVSPK Router w/plunge
    Bosch 1617
    Craftsman Router 315.174921
    Craftsman Router 315.17500
    Montgomery Ward Power Kraft Router TGB-8532B
    Delta Right Angle Cordless Drill
    Various Nailers, Pinners, Staplers
    California Air 4 Gal. Air Compressor
    ClearVue 1800 Dust Collection System in custom built cabinet
    Bosch Oscillating Sander
    Craftsman Belt Sander/Pad Sander
    My Shop
    The shop is located in my unfinished basement. I built a separating wall to minimize sawdust and debris from the rest of the basement. It measures approximately 24'x32' but also houses the gas furnace and the closet below the stairs. For noise control I located the dust collection system (CV 1800) outside of the shop and built a closet with removable upper panels to access the 5HP motor and impeller section should I need to. The closet is lined with rockwool insulation as are the ceiling joists for noise control. Standing above the unit in the living room you can barely hear the system running. Of course the shop is a work in progress as am I. we'll see where it goes from here.
  • Woodworker Information
    A few details about myself.
    Biography
    I'm a retired HVAC serviceman. I installed mostly computer controlled zoning systems in homes and businesses. I started woodworking years ago as a child using simple hand tools and building the typical stuff a kid does, gocarts, boxes, and the like. None would have won any awards. In Jr. High School we had a new complete woodworking shop and that was a primary drive for me at the time. We took rough sawed lumber down to the finished product and created some great projects, each of our choosing. We had two very talented and patient instructors. Those were two very good years. Unfortunately high school had no shop. Some years passed and I eventually bought a table saw and radial arm saw and slowly began getting back into the hobby. It wasn't till I was in my late 30's that I decided to get more fully involved. I bought a used shaper, jointer, and 15" planner. My bandsaw was a Craftsman as was the table and radial arm saws. Amazingly I did some decent work with those. A handheld router and some basic hand tools and I was building bookcases, entertainment centers, and the like. My Farther-in-Law was a self taught woodworker that had done 33 Grandmother clocks and each a work of art. Dad (her's) built furniture for his daughter, my wife, for birthday and Christmas gifts. Years later we still use his gifts and look back with great affection on them. He passed just 3 months shy of 100 back in 2001. Many of his hand tools are in my shop today although I've yet to feel worthy of using most.

    My goals are to reach a point that I feel great about what I turn out in the shop. It is a hobby and one that I had to relinquish for about 25 years due to work and two bone on bone knees. After knee replacements 6 years ago I finally find I can tolerate the concrete floor much better and have started rebuilding my new shop, now in another home. The shop is in my basement and offers a fair amount of space. I've installed a CV1800 dust collection system which is still not complete but functional. As of around July of 2018 it is now 90% functional with still two drops to finish and connect to work stations. I've a few more projects such as a miter station and planner station to connect but it is functioning at this point for the table saw, jointer, router table, bandsaw, drum sander, planner, and drill press.

    I'm excited to have found this forum and look forward to absorbing all I can and hopefully contributing what I can in return.
    Location
    Scottsville, Virginia
    Interests
    Of course woodworking, Astronomy (imaging), Fishing, Camping (Travel Trailer), Traveling in general.
    Favorite Router
    I actually have 3 Bosch routers at this time. None are more than 2.25 HP so there maybe a 4th sometime soon.
    Woodworking Experience (Years)
    Accumulated maybe 15.
    First Name
    Steve
    Country
    United States

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  • Join Date: 05-22-2018
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  Mentions

08-01-2020
08:39 AM - vkbellis mentioned sreilly in post Hello from Maine!
sreilly - Forgot to say how ...
07-29-2020
07:37 PM - AshleyJ mentioned sreilly in post Which router bits and saw blades for acrylic sheet?
sreilly, that's a great sugg...
06-18-2020
09:41 AM - Stick486 mentioned sreilly in post A Bit More Work ...
sreilly.. Steve... we reall...
07:12 AM - Nickp mentioned sreilly in post A Bit More Work ...
...nd pick it up... sreilly Steve...Stick's p...
05-31-2020
05:08 PM - Herb Stoops mentioned sreilly in post A Dust Collection Story
sreilly WOW, Great job and g...
04-27-2020
09:13 AM - Biagio mentioned sreilly in post How do i remove a jammed collet from the arbor/router shaft
.../2” collets. sreilly, unless the shaft an...
04-26-2020
09:08 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned sreilly in post The Latest From the She Shed
sreilly my circular saw is c...
03-04-2020
11:59 AM - JFPNCM mentioned sreilly in post Joke a Day
sreilly Travel well and saf...
03-02-2020
08:56 AM - bhethcote mentioned sreilly in post Hello from Matthews, NC
...ooking into them sreilly - mainly interested ...
12-30-2019
08:13 PM - JFPNCM mentioned sreilly in post Cutting board (my first try)
sreilly Steve, look forward...
03:09 PM - Nickp mentioned sreilly in post Preferred Dado Blade
sreilly Steve...don't forge...
12-26-2019
01:13 PM - Herb Stoops mentioned sreilly in post Cutting board (my first try)
...d, I can vouch what sreilly said, I have the C...
12-11-2019
07:24 PM - JFPNCM mentioned sreilly in post Cheese board
... going forwards. sreilly Steve, i understand...
09-24-2019
03:39 PM - Biagio mentioned sreilly in post Advice on Hot Glue Guns
sreilly, The type of cord su...
09-10-2019
09:13 PM - Stick486 mentioned sreilly in post Ash, Who Knew?
...r on a roll... sreilly... your wood appears...
09-04-2019
09:57 PM - Herb Stoops mentioned sreilly in post Projects for the Shop
sreilly Very nice. Be sure ...
09-02-2019
12:38 PM - DesertRatTom mentioned sreilly in post Theater conversion project
sreilly Good feedback, Than...
08-22-2019
01:34 PM - Herb Stoops mentioned sreilly in post Setup Gauge
...s on the brass. sreilly Steve I suppose if ...
03-15-2019
09:03 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned sreilly in post The Story For Another Day
sreilly Steve, I'm in Michig...
02-17-2019
06:05 PM - vchiarelli mentioned sreilly in post New Chisels....
sreilly - Steve: when I nee...

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08-08-2020
01:53 PM - Stick486 quoted sreilly in post Thin Driver extensions
Stick if they have these the...
10:00 AM - roxanne562001 quoted sreilly in post Thin Driver extensions
So I keep seeing these pictu...
08-02-2020
10:21 AM - Dukeland quoted sreilly in post Hello from Canada
Welcome aboard Tom. You'll f...
08-01-2020
08:37 AM - vkbellis quoted sreilly in post Hello from Maine!
Welcome to the forum Kelly. ...
07-28-2020
08:43 PM - Bstrom quoted sreilly in post Does my MLCS aluminum plate need to be bolted to my table?
If the plate and hole are no...
07-21-2020
06:30 PM - Bstrom quoted sreilly in post Which compact router, Bosch, Makita or other
Just a suggestion but if you...
09:40 AM - Barry747 quoted sreilly in post Ghost Town...
But please if there is a way...
08:46 AM - IC31 quoted sreilly in post Ghost Town...
So anybody at risk is subjec...
07-20-2020
11:02 AM - Bstrom quoted sreilly in post Bosch Lifts and Router Table
I'm certainly not saying thi...
09:30 AM - Bstrom quoted sreilly in post Bosch Lifts and Router Table
I have always said to give t...
07-17-2020
09:50 AM - mimac quoted sreilly in post New Walnut Slab
That's one of the problems w...
07-16-2020
10:16 AM - Herb Stoops quoted sreilly in post Better fisherman than woodworker
Welcome aboard John. Fishing...
07-14-2020
12:01 PM - RainMan 2.0 quoted sreilly in post CV 1800 dust collector
I can't spend too much time ...
07:41 AM - Nickp quoted sreilly in post CV 1800 dust collector
I can't spend too much time ...
07-13-2020
12:15 PM - RainMan 2.0 quoted sreilly in post CNC router went down , bad wire.
What Richard said. Wire bend...
07-12-2020
01:04 PM - RainMan 2.0 quoted sreilly in post CV 1800 dust collector
Or do as I did and use garag...
07-08-2020
09:52 AM - papasombre quoted sreilly in post Neigbor wanted a shelf for his wife
I have a neighbor that wants...
06-25-2020
08:58 AM - Stick486 quoted sreilly in post Adjusted Miter Gauge
Like the idea but where do y...
06-24-2020
10:03 AM - Stick486 quoted sreilly in post Adjusted Miter Gauge
So using the strap clamp is ...
06-21-2020
01:56 AM - Stick486 quoted sreilly in post Joke a Day
Yeah, they don't wear lion s...

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    vkbellis liked post by sreilly On thread : Craftsman 10" tablesaw
    Actually location and pictures might help a lot.
    Liked On: 08-06-2020, 09:18 AM
    Posted On: 07-31-2020, 07:44 AM
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    TenGees liked post by sreilly On thread : Craftsman Commercial Router complete setup
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    Herb Stoops liked post by sreilly On thread : Craftsman 10" tablesaw
    Actually location and pictures might help a lot.
    Liked On: 07-31-2020, 07:24 PM
    Posted On: 07-31-2020, 07:44 AM
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