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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #195 on: February 26, 2017, 04:11:42 PM »
Just caught up this thread after 2 weeks away.  A few comments:

1) Swarf on outlets can be a problem.  For the ones nearest my CNC mill I covered the unused sockets with duct tape.

2) Can't have too many outlets.  Mine are all lower than 48" but I put a power strip on the front of work benches where needed.

3) For the lathe I'd consider power cross feed a necessity.  Likewise a 5C collet chuck.  Along with collet blocks for mill work these collets make many jobs easy.  A gearbox for threads is also highly recommended.  My lathe is 11" swing and has been good for what I needed.

4) A large air compressor with connections at both lathe and mill are useful.

5) Definitely install a shop sink if at all possible.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #196 on: February 26, 2017, 04:28:41 PM »
The excitement must be mounting by the day now.
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« Reply #197 on: February 26, 2017, 04:51:28 PM »
Thanks Jim. A lot more to go. Insulation next week. Then I believe drywall. And then some flooring.

@kvom: Thanks. Yes I plan to protect outlets. They are all at 4'. I have two on one side for the machines and 3 on the other. I don't know if I'll need strips. I have a couple of lab benches for the other side, and if I recall correctly, they have strips built in.

As for the lathe...the one I'm leaning towards has power cross feed. I like that machine (PM 1030V) but haven't called the vendor yet to see about a 5V collet chuck. I really really want that.

I'll probably just run hose for the air compressor rather than piping. Not sure yet.

Sink is just outside workshop door and I can't say this enough...it has a built in hot water butler for my instant coffee.  :whoohoo:

@gerritv: Indeed the excitement mounts. As does the worry. We're way over budget  :o  :'( and new ideas keep coming.   :facepalm:
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #198 on: February 26, 2017, 07:29:16 PM »
That is coming along well Zee. A lot has been done since the last picture update. Bummer bout the door though.

Bill

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« Reply #199 on: February 26, 2017, 07:49:56 PM »
That's looking nice Zee.  Bet you will enjoy the view from the shop.
As to which lathe, I'd go for the PM, as the lowest speed would be more comfortable for single pointing,
especially up to a shoulder or near the chuck.

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« Reply #200 on: February 26, 2017, 08:04:48 PM »
Nice!!!

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« Reply #201 on: February 26, 2017, 08:27:58 PM »
Looking good Zee. Is that Trex or similar for the decking? Don't forget an electrical outlet or three on the deck .

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« Reply #202 on: February 26, 2017, 10:02:04 PM »
Thanks guys.

Joe...it will probably be the PM. If I can't get the 5C collet chuck...no biggie. I don't have one now. But I suspect there must be a way.

The deck is Wolf PVC. I expect it will get hot but it's near-zero maintenance. Two outlets and a  water spigot. We're looking into adding a motorized awning. The deck is south facing and even if you can stand the deck heat...it will be hot hot hot. But also so we can sit and enjoy a summer rain (and grill).
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« Reply #203 on: February 26, 2017, 10:54:26 PM »
The awning would be a good idea, my front porch is South facing, similar size to your porch, with an overhanging roof. On bright sunny days the shade makes it perfect. Cloudy or cooler days, the direct sun is great.


Your shop elves will love it, little rockers and hammocks, grill made out of a lunchbox, tunnel into the fridge for their beer...   :ROFL:

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« Reply #204 on: February 26, 2017, 11:20:04 PM »
Your shop elves will love it, little rockers and hammocks, grill made out of a lunchbox, tunnel into the fridge for their beer...   :ROFL:

No shop elves here. They found better digs further north.

I thank you.  ;D

There is, however, a gnome hiding out around here. I just know it.
Question will be...does he wait for the shop to arrive or does he bag it and follow his buddies northward?

Let me know if you see his footie-prints. Left foot has 6 toes. Right one has 4.
Which is probably why he's been sticking around.

He sort of fits in.

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« Reply #205 on: February 26, 2017, 11:47:20 PM »
Your shop elves will love it, little rockers and hammocks, grill made out of a lunchbox, tunnel into the fridge for their beer...   :ROFL:

No shop elves here. They found better digs further north.

I thank you.  ;D

There is, however, a gnome hiding out around here. I just know it.
Question will be...does he wait for the shop to arrive or does he bag it and follow his buddies northward?

Let me know if you see his footie-prints. Left foot has 6 toes. Right one has 4.
Which is probably why he's been sticking around.

He sort of fits in.
Sounds like they left a scout behind to build in the hidey holes and keep the rest of the caravan posted. I'll look you up in their database and see what their plans are. My bet is that they'll use the noise of the open house party to move in.


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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #206 on: February 27, 2017, 12:54:41 AM »
It's all looking great Zee!  :ThumbsUp:

Thanks for the update.
Dave

PS. Its snowing here. >:(

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #207 on: February 27, 2017, 01:11:37 AM »
@Chris...no worries here. I don't make mint chocolate cookies. You're a black hole to them elves.

PS. Its snowing here. >:(

I don't know whether that's good or bad. It's February and we've had 70 degrees the last few days. (Getting colder now though.)
It's just wrong. We already have flies. Weird ones. They know something is wrong. And plants are popping up.
It's going to be a bad year for plants and a good year for bugs.

And between you, me, and the rest of group, I'm hoping for a blizzard the week of March 6th. That would shut down the engineering conference I have to help preside over.
I am not looking forward to it.

Why?

It's about rolling out a software development process in the company. And I've never come across 3 software engineers that can agree on anything.
In this case, it's a couple of hundred of people with their own ideas. Worse, they're all over the world...so I have to contend with cultures.
(Don't get me wrong...cultural diversity is an underestimated asset - just look at this forum. But it does add nuances you have to be sensitive to.)

Yeah...I'm one of them engineers with an idea of how things should go. But in this case I'm the herder of the rats cats. Not looking forward to it.

I need a bat. And maybe a blanket. Have a couple of parties. Know what I mean?

 :lolb: :lolb: :lolb:

Retirement was around the corner. But this project has moved the corner.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #208 on: February 27, 2017, 01:39:39 AM »

No shop elves here. They found better digs further north.


The elves probably moved north to live with the pukwudgies up in Allentown. 
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #209 on: February 27, 2017, 02:11:18 AM »
The elves probably moved north to live with the pukwudgies up in Allentown.

I thought they were out west. Near LA. Close to their leader.
Living in a place called...what is it? Oh yeah...the Garaj Mahal.

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