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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #180 on: May 13, 2019, 08:25 AM »
Richard - I can't believe I'm seeing what I'm seeing!
You have sent some serious time thinking this through. The homs shop equivalent of the TINY HOUSE movement.

Thank you for sharing this inspiration.

Hans

Thanks Hans, high praise coming from you. There's another thread that started in 2014 when the shop refurb began. 2014!?!

It kind of died off a couple years ago, these recent posts are rightfully part of that conversation but 80/20 is tangled throughout.

RMW
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #181 on: May 13, 2019, 08:27 AM »
Looks good Richard. On the vise, is it just handle hitting the work bench? Can you get rid of the handle and substitute something that you could use a ratchet and a socket on?

Ron

Yup. Not fun opening it 1/2 revolution at a time. The ratchet is a great idea, might be a project to adapt a ratcheting box wrench into a handle.

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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #182 on: May 13, 2019, 08:28 AM »
Nice stuff Richard...although I do think the Milwaukee chop deserves a better position than being just 2" above high tide.  [poke] [poke]

Go ahead, rub it in...

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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #183 on: May 13, 2019, 08:30 AM »
Fazzio's is a great place isn't it Rich. Been going there for 30+ years, back when it was just a hole in the wall and nothing but surplus and nuts-n-bolts.

Perhaps I'll see you there. I'll be the guy wandering around the surplus area Saturday mornings with the dazed look & drool puddle...

Only storage space and lack of a 40' flatbed have saved me so far.

RMW
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #184 on: May 13, 2019, 08:35 AM »
Does Fazzio's have 80/20?
I've frequently bought Aluminum there, but haven't seen any in the front section.

How do you guys buy steel when you go there?  Do you have to call first and get a quote?  I like their Al section where you can just go and pick out what you want.

@jaguar36 negative on the 80/20, darn it.

Their material lists are online, I peruse the list before going and pick out stuff that's stocked in 5-6' sections for ease of handling. Just go to the counter with your list and they take the order, then go browse the store until they call to let you know it's ready. You can add AL to the haul when you go to pay for the steel. Pay and load.

FWIW all the non-Bargain steel seems to be around $1/# on average.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #185 on: May 13, 2019, 09:36 AM »
A few questions Richard...

What model Miller is that?

I really like the Zyliss  [big grin]  It just mounts to the 80/20?  Will it accommodate both 15 series and 40 series?

If you have an opening on the LH side of the table, could you pull the Zyliss apart and reassemble it so the handle would be on the LH side of the vise rather than on the RH side?

If not, you could always mount a socket on an extra cordless drill and have at it.

I also really like those X slab legs you made. Very nice.  [big grin]  Are they stainless?
« Last Edit: May 13, 2019, 10:04 AM by Cheese »

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #186 on: May 13, 2019, 12:04 PM »
A few questions Richard...

What model Miller is that?

I really like the Zyliss  [big grin]  It just mounts to the 80/20?  Will it accommodate both 15 series and 40 series?

If you have an opening on the LH side of the table, could you pull the Zyliss apart and reassemble it so the handle would be on the LH side of the vise rather than on the RH side?

If not, you could always mount a socket on an extra cordless drill and have at it.

I also really like those X slab legs you made. Very nice.  [big grin]  Are they stainless?

@Cheese the Miller is 211, 115/230M MIG only. Really nice welder, years ago I had a 230V only Miller that was 5 times the size and this one on 230V lays down as nice a bead. Also had a 115V Miller that SS Sandy got, was never happy with it as I couldn't get good penetration.

Really debated MIG versus AC/DC TIG for the ability to weld AL & steel. The 215 is a similar machine with AC TIG added so still steel only. Finally went with what I was familiar with (pull trigger-weld steel) with plans to add a dedicated AC/DC TIG machine someday.

The Z vise clamps open to about 1-7/8" so they'll fit 40mm no problem. Yes the vice can be configured either RH or LH, but it's really meant to be used at the end of a bench rather than the middle hence the handle problem.



Thanks, the legs are just bare carbon steel waiting for patina and lacquer. I'm pretty surprised they haven't developed surface rust by now since they sat under that table all winter.

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #187 on: May 13, 2019, 04:26 PM »
It's changed somewhat from the way it used to be years ago. The Al shed you could walk in and everything was there and you gathered up what you wanted, weighed it, got a slip and went inside and paid.

Now that they have expanded and become a full industrial supply house with an expanded range and selection of metals, you go to the desk and order what you want, one of their people will assemble the order, you pay and load out.

Prices for most metals are posted on the wall.

The old hardware store and the nut & bolt room are still there, but the new side of the place has taken over most of the traffic there I would say.

Their online catalog give fairly easy to navigate. And you can order online and have material shipped to you I believe. They have an operation in Delaware too just after you cross the bridge. Never stopped in there though.

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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #188 on: May 22, 2019, 09:01 AM »
This place is darned near spacious when it's in the 60's and sunny.







Even have a new miter saw station...



Bench tools rearranged so everything can now be pulled forward and used, pushed back to clear a little worktop:



Sunday we managed to get one of last years projects assembled and ready to install, an outdoor screen panel for our font deck to improve the appearance of (conceal) our neighbor's front porch.



I did have to break out the steel-toed flip-flops. Looks to be sunny and 60-70's all thru the coming holiday weekend.  [not worthy]

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Offline 08G8V8

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #189 on: December 14, 2019, 05:54 PM »
I ordered all my material pre-cut to length, but did all my own tapping and access hole drilling. I used isopropyl alcohol for lubricant after seeing it recommended by Cheese in his routing/milling thread.  But the track still needs cleaning, so I am asking all you seasoned 80/20 folks, do you have any tips/tricks for cleaning prior to assembly?


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Offline Cheese

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #190 on: December 14, 2019, 06:53 PM »
I use IPA or Goof Off. Neither will attack the anodizing.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #191 on: December 28, 2019, 06:39 PM »
With nearly 2 weeks of no work (corporate clients are all on PTO thru the holidays) and 50 degree weather I decided to try to recapture some floor space and generally clean up. The plan was to replace this:



With this:







And ultimately clean out everything underneath it so the MFT/SYS cart can turn 90 degrees & roll under it.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays.

RMW
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #192 on: December 28, 2019, 07:06 PM »
Every inch of shop space is used! Even that space in the air under the shelf...for the cordless drills.

Does your first initial "R" stand for routers?! [big grin] (My count says 7 to 9 of them on the shelves.)
« Last Edit: December 28, 2019, 07:13 PM by ChuckM »

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #193 on: December 28, 2019, 07:34 PM »
Every inch of shop space is used! Even that space in the air under the shelf...for the cordless drills.

Does your first initial "R" stand for routers?! [big grin] (My count says 7 to 9 of them on the shelves.)

What nominal size pvc pipe did you use?

New clear-span counter will make it a lot easier to re-organize for inshed work.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #194 on: December 28, 2019, 10:56 PM »
Every inch of shop space is used! Even that space in the air under the shelf...for the cordless drills.

Does your first initial "R" stand for routers?! [big grin] (My count says 7 to 9 of them on the shelves.)

@ChuckM funny you ask, I actually counted them this afternoon when I happened to look up at those shelves. 10, including the OF1010 in the systainer on the cart. 11 if you count the CNC.

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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #195 on: December 28, 2019, 10:58 PM »
Every inch of shop space is used! Even that space in the air under the shelf...for the cordless drills.

Does your first initial "R" stand for routers?! [big grin] (My count says 7 to 9 of them on the shelves.)

What nominal size pvc pipe did you use?

New clear-span counter will make it a lot easier to re-organize for inshed work.

Michael I'm 99% sure it's 3". Fits all the cordless perfectly.

RMW

EDIT: That 1% was bugging me so I checked. 3" PVC, 10" OAL, 1.5" slot 6" deep. Not my idea, copied from someone else.


« Last Edit: December 29, 2019, 08:09 AM by Richard/RMW »
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Offline Cheese

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #196 on: December 29, 2019, 09:35 AM »
Looks good Richard. I like the cleats, the drill holders and love the new bench/shelf...great idea. Now there's even room for Will-Burt.  [smile]

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #197 on: December 29, 2019, 10:44 AM »
Thanks Richard!

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #198 on: December 29, 2019, 08:18 PM »
Welcome Michael.

Partial cleanup today and I gained a net 12" by 30", ~2.5 SF of floor area.





Given the total floor area of the shop is ~105 SF this is not insubstantial, more importantly this allows me to roll out the tablesaw, open the doors, and walk thru them. Still sideways...

It's a game of inches.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #199 on: December 29, 2019, 09:48 PM »
It truly is a game of inches.

I get it...

I live it...
« Last Edit: December 29, 2019, 09:51 PM by Cheese »

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #200 on: March 23, 2020, 02:47 PM »
I guess the lighter side of our current situation is working in the shop is about as socially distant as you can get. Managed to carve out a few more inches over the weekend. With more of the clutter cleared out the MFT/SYS cart slides under the new work surface as planned and is very functional.



Liked this so much I decide to replicate it on the other side, pivoting 180 degrees:





The "island" will be hinged, legs fold up and drops down when not in use. Overall I've ended up with roughly 7' by 7' of open floor area inside a 10' by 12' structure stuffed to the gills. It's working great.

Hope everyone is safe and healthy.

RMW
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #201 on: March 29, 2020, 08:27 AM »
And finished.








Sorry for the fuzzy photo, 'droid's having trouble staying focused these days...

With everything tucked into its place, weather cooperating and doors open this crammed little box has become an enjoyable place to work.









Stay safe.

RMW
« Last Edit: March 30, 2020, 09:49 AM by Richard/RMW »
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Offline ryanjg117

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #202 on: October 15, 2020, 04:29 PM »
Finally found a use for all those 80/20 offcuts collecting dust in the shop... Apologies for the toddler smudges and ultra-wide lens.