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Default Shop make over! Phase one.

I was going to post this under CNC, it did start there trying to make room for the new toy, my CNC router.

I have managed to rearrange the shop and yes I think I got a round peg in a square hole. I have removed some store bought stands and replaced with home made ones, I needed the space. I have arranged the tools in order of importance to me, and keeping the tools I use the most easily accessable.

I have 4 stands and a pile of other small things that will have to be sold off. The small ends of wood I had "just in case" have either become fire wood or the hardwood is waiting for a home for turners. I sold my lathe about 8 months ago.

I still have to fit a desk and the computer system into shop so that is phase two. This will be started next week end. I will post this as well.

The first two photos are the old set up and the rest are how I rearranged it. The shop is 15x24 and I do manage to "shoehorn" a mess of equipment into it.

Have a great day and will chat soon.

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Hi John

Very clean looking shop,,, BUT I don't see your new dust proof cabinet for your computer to run the new CNC machine...


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Now that's looking more like an organised workshop John. I'm envious of the extra 60 square feet that you have, I could consider a "real" lathe if I had it!

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Bj, computer set up is phase 2. It will be the desk and and "dust free" computer enviroment. I have posted a couple of photos of where the router table is going, and the computer set up will be next to the CNC machine.

Next week end should have this going. It will be a bit of a juggle to find homes for some of the "junk in that section" I am going to use our spare bedroom for storage. I really have no other choice. Some will be going by other methods.

The photos show the section in question.

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Hi John

That's one of the big reasons I selected the CarveWright Woodworking System the machine can be in a dusty shop and all that's needed is to pop in card to get the job don't...dust can nail a computer in a heart beat...as you know...I'm sure..
with all the little fans pulling in the dust right into the computer...

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Very nicely organized shop John. I'm trying to get mine as organized. I first need some electrical work done. Hopefully that will be finished next week. Up to this point I've been running extension cords all over the floor. Next week I will have an outlet next to every machine I have.
I'm looking forward to see you CNC machine running.
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Rolf,
You are right about the wiring, I do have extensions (14 guage) on most equipment, and the larger tools have a 20 amp line at 110 volts. I do wish I could get around this but very costly, I run a maxium of two pieces of equipment at a time so at this point the extensions will have to do.

I guess we all do the best we can with the resources on hand. A lot of the new saws and such are coming at 220 volts and this will change this how people look at shops.

A out building would be the answer. YES!

This whole garage thing has been a challenge from the git-go.

Have a great day! Taking the misses out to supper..... "Brownie points" She has been patient with me on this renovation.
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Hi John,

I think your shop looks great. My shop is a 10 x 14 metal shed and I'm very appreciative of it. It too needs wiring, I'm running an extension to it in pvc pipe underground at the moment but soon will have an electrician come in and put in an electrical panel with multiple circuits so I can run the things I want to run without popping breakers all over the place.

Great looking shop though John, keep a-building....

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John, a couple of suggestions to keep your PC alive in the shop:
Build a box to enclose the tower and monitor with a lexan front so you can see in. Feed it with two PC fans through a solid filter plus one inside to vent. This positive pressure will help keep dust out. For $20 you can buy a Grand Tec silicone keyboard. Having dumped iced tea on mine along with all manner of other stuff I heartily endorse this product. It can be located outside of the box along with a cordless mouse and life will be easy.

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Hi Mike,

I was pondering what to use for the filter, I agree with the positive pressure and vent system. I have some 1 1/2 inch foam (we used in the elecrronic drums for baffling sound) I could cut it thinner if needed.

I was thinking of using this in a built in fan compartment and use some screen to hold the foam in place.

The question in my head,,,, is the computer fan strong enough to add the positive force needed through the foam, or do I look for something a little stronger for the positive force. The other option I guess is buy some 2 micron filter material. A new problem looking for a solution.

Suggestion??????

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