Joe wrote:>who wastes a lot of water waiting for the warm stuff
At least you _realize_ the wastefulness.You could catch that in a bucket, then
flush the commode with it. My shop is undergoing a shake-up. I'm putting a
fold-up miter bench along the West wall, and the place is in disarray. Thanks,
Sysiphus for replying with your ideas. The "boot' hinges work well.The bench
should end up costing about 70-80 bucks, all of that in hinges. Cheap hinges!
JTAS10XL dominates the back half, with an outfeed table/bench the size of a 36
inch door, 'cause it's a door. Storage in bench for routers, drill motors and
planes(need more planes). PM54A jointer along the East wall, and a Dewalt 733
planer make a nice triangle for stock truing. At the far end is a Delta 14 inch
bandsaw w/riser (anybody ever shim out the LOWER wheel?), Jet 17 DP, Jointech's
shopmade "ultimate" router table, IPM fence system. Shopmade downdraft
sanding station. Outside's a Jet 1100 DC, and a trash-can cyclone, all plumbed
with 4 inch DWV pipe, and the static'll raise your hackles! And more F*&$^n'
odds and ends than you can shake a stick at where the lathe will go. Someday...
Someday, it'll all be over....
Yes, there was a local contractor building his own or a spec house that put
sensors in all the bathrooms, don't recall about the kitchen, that turned
on a recirc pump whenever someone walked in. the pump ran the cold water
in the hot water lines back to the cold water side of the heater until a
thermostat told it to quit. The article, which I forgot to save, said
payback was on ly a year or two on the whole system. Didn't mention how
far away the heater was though. If I knew a lot more about plumbing, and
what I could mness up without a checkvalve between me and the town supply,
I might do the same.
Larry, who do you take me for a fool?
(Well if you remember me from a few years ago, perhaps ;-)
This is Memphis, TN we are talking about. It rarely gets below freezing
for more than 6-8 hours _outside_, never mind in a climate controlled
garage... and believe me, all the hot water pipes in the wall are
wrapped in pipe insulation. And once the painters are done the visible
pipes will be treated similarly.
You did notice the domain name, right?-)
John G. in Memphis, TN Have a nice......... night.
OK, I guess I'll have to let you go with a warning this time.
Newp. That one got right past me. (I don't always analyze links
so yours just got clicked on without notice) But it snowed somewhere
down there just a month ago. And a friend's family lives in TN
somewhere and they get snowed in, so I SWAGged it as a cooler
climate. So solly.
Remember: Every silver lining has a cloud.
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Well, I am not normally given to envy other guy's tools, but this thread is
an exception. I have what I like to think of as a functional shop, I keep my
tools in good condition but won't hesitate to use them for rough work. The
shop in general is a display case of works-in-progress (OK, it's a mess),
complete with a shop dog to guard them.
My favourite tools are the LN low angle adjustable mouth block plane and a
Starrett square given to me by a generous fellow wrecker who sent me along
the path of ruination with his generosity (Starretts raise the bar on your
The LN is a favourite since it 'just feels good' and transmits the 'feel' of
the cut through the body. The 4" Starrett has fast become the 'user' of the
shop, I can't think of a recent project it hasn't been involved in.
Shop is located in a 50'x50' aircraft hanger and has a 45'x12'
north-facing overhead door. Hot in summer and cold/drafty in
winter. I've added a 6'x12' solar heating panel and plan to add
10" Toolcraft RAS
Toolcraft floor drill press
Ryobi benchtop drill press
Delta BOSS (spindle sander)
Grizzly polisher, stand
Craftsman 12" bandsaw
Grizzly 6" jointer
Grizzly 12.5" planer
Jessum router table w/ DeWalt VS router
HF DC w/ 2 LV separators in line
ShopBot PRT-96 CNC router w/ Colombo spindle
w/ 4' Shop-built dovetail clamp
Grizzly 3 HP air compressor
Grizzly scroll saw
Grizzly blade grinder
Ulmia, Stanley, Record, LV hand planes
LV chisel set
Delta (small) circular saw
B&D 7-1/4" circular saw
B&D router (small)
PC 690 router w/ both bases
HF corded and cordless drills
HF pneu brad nailer
HF pneu drill
HF metal-cutting bandsaw
HF mortise machine
Spray guns, hoses, etc.
Various finishing sanders
Various shop-built work, assembly surfaces
Shop-built metal-forming brake
Shop-built materials cart
Shop-built passive solar heating system
Starrett square, protractor head, centering head
Refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot
HF 4'x8' folding trailer
Rolling storage cabinets
Oscillating edge sander
More electrical outlets
More solar panels
Product display area
Permanent spray booth
Partitioned (dust free) office
Partitioned (dust free) CNC room
High-speed internet connection
1949 Unisaw with homemade overarm guard and rolling cart
1950ish Delta Homecraft 8" contractor saw
1950ish Boice Crane 12" planer
1937 Atlas 12" dp
1955 Craftsman 9" RAS
1950ish Craftsman 8" wood lathe
Jet 6" jointer (soon to be replaced with a more appropriate vintage)
Router table station with Jointech fence
CMS rolling cart/cabinet with 12" Ridgid CMS
1959 Delta 20" bandsaw
1957 Delta 14" bandsaw
1944 Hardinge TM horizontal mill with Bridgeport M vertical head
1947 Logan 200 lathe
1960ish Powermatic 12" disk/6x48 belt sander
Griz dust collector (cyclone soon, I hope)
Devilbiss 80 gallon, 2 stage compressor
Rol-Air pancake compressor
1937 (approx) Delta 6" grinder with pedastal
HTP MIG welder
24x48 welding/layout table
sheet goods cart
12' lumber rack, 8' high
Miscellaneous hand and tailed tools for wooddorking
Miscellaneous hand and tailed tools for metalworking
Want to add to the shop:
About 20x20 :-)
Collects the most dust:
The bikes hanging from the ceiling
Hours per week in the shop:
Good week - 12-16
Bad week - 0
2 of them. A Jack Russell and a mutt.
If you haven't guessed already, my shop is also my garage. For all the
larger items, I've made mobile carts from box channel and angle iron.
Ends up cheaper than anything out there, and I get a custom cart for
each machine. And yes, my SWMBO can park her Suburban in the garage
when I'm done working! :-)
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