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Around the end of the year, the furniture bank where I do volunteer work signed a lease for some new property. Just down the street from the current location. It will merge the offices. warehouse and furniture builds into one nice building. As far as we can tell, it was a lab for Proctor & Gamble. Our work area will have a dock with an overhead door. Plumbed for pneumatic and outlets about every 8 feet, already got some 240V outlets. We divided the area into two parts, and the landlord is doing the upgrades. The "dirty room" where we keep materials, do sawing, Kreg holes, dadoing and routing (routering???), double doors to the "clean"room where we will do assembly, cleaning and repair. Lockable tool room. Up front, there are 5 office areas plus reception, a meeting room, break room, two large warehouse areas and a mezzanine level with more storage for household goods. Short term (next Monday & Tuesday & later if needed) we will be moving the shop - SawStop, miter saw, panel saw, Shopsmith 10ER, Kreg Foreman, Delta table saw, dust collector, air filters, compressor, hand tools, drills and impact drivers, routers and pneumatic brad guns. Next month we'll probably make more storage shelving (got one done yesterday), work tables, and hook up equipment and do a dust collection ductwork.
Praying for the folks in the Florida panhandle. I know we have at least a couple of our "family" members located near there. Hurricane Michael is doing a number in that area. Just a friendly reminder that @Jim from Easy Wood Tools is asking us to send him an ornament for the Easy Wood Tools lobby Christmas tree. More about this project can be found in @John Morris's post- Some of the ornaments all ready for the tree were posted by @Jim from Easy Wood Tools here- I've added some changes to the "Wednesday's..." format in an effort to appeal to more turners. Several of our turners are kind enough to add comments about the content and I really appreciate it. I just wonder if the material, I've been posting, is covering a broad enough spectrum. Any input is greatly appreciated and my skin is thick enough for serious criticism. Our Patriot Turners- @PostalTom is heading up the woodturners picnic, for the club, to which he belongs. Members make articles to be raffled off. Tom created several items using Easy Wood Tools. Looks like we have us a convert!! See more of what Tom made and his thoughts about his first "in charge" position- @Gerald gave us a glimpse of his workshop/lathe area. He certainly has an efficient setup and more than one of our turners drooled all over their keyboards as they posted their comments- @Ron Altier offered up another beautiful ornament. This walnut inside-out turning has has some special "body work"- Ron explains in his post- What’s Coming Up- Tennessee Association of Woodturners presents their 31st Annual Woodturning Symposium January 25th and 26th, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Franklin, TN. Check out their website for more information and a list of demonstrators- http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efkgsokx87d387cc&llr=lgmecmkab&utm_campaign=regional&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Regional+Event+TAW+10+10+2018 For The Newbies- Mike Peace has a video explaining the various calipers used in turning. He demonstrates their use and some handy setup jigs- Expand Your Horizons- The Wyomingwoodturner, Sam Angelo, created a two part video on embellishing a bowl. He uses a combination of texturing, gilt and paint. Part 2 is linked from his Youtube page- New Turning Items- Woodturners Wonders has a new sample pack of their "Wonderweave" sanding screen. This is similar to the Abranet sanding screen but considerably less expensive. These 6" discs are Hook & Loop Sanding Discs - Package of 25 discs, 5 each of 5 grits: 800, 1200, 1500, 2000, 3000 Wonder Weave Pro Net . Check their website for prices and other grits/sizes/shapes as well as a whole range of other turning supplies. Everything Else- Rick Turns uploaded his YouTube Turning Videos List for September- The October Woodturning OnLine newsletter is also available. One of the projects is a Halloween oriented ornament tutorial from Craft Supplies USA. The tutorial can be found at- http://blog.woodturnerscatalog.com/2012/10/turning-a-bat-house-ornament/ The entire newsletter is available at- https://www.woodturningonline.com/ Safe turning
Workshop Stats: Square Footage - 924 Ceiling Height - 10' 4" Floor: Wooden Framing & 3/4" OSB Electrical Service - 200 amp Plumbing - None Heat - Ceilling Mounted, natural gas, 75,000btu Hot Dawg Air Conditioning - None Lighting - T-12, 40 watt / lumens per bulb: 2500 / color temp: 5000k / Color Rendering Index 90 Total 84 bulbs on 4 light switches for variety of lighting needs. Work Mode Lighting uses 44 bulbs. Video & Photography Mode uses all 84.
I spent the last two days building a new cabinet. I had all of my 10" saw blades stashed in my router table storage so I decided to build a cabinet to relocate the blades by the table saw. Next I'm going to re-work the router table cabinet and build three more drawers for more router bits. How long do you think this cabinet will stay empty. BTW, I got lazy on this cabinet and bought the doors. $3 apiece. Couldn't build them for that. As a point of interest, the shelf full of cutoffs in the left side of the picture decided they liked the floor better than the shelf about 5 minutes after I took the picture. Sigh..
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