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Online Cheese

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2019, 09:56 AM »
I like your Vac Sys mount and also the double deep Systainer drawers. How do you know remember what's behind what?

Offline travisj

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2019, 10:53 AM »

What model Sjoberg Workbench is that?  Elite 1500?  I really like those custom built draws.

It is a Nordic Plus 1500.  I think it is their entry level option.  I have been really happy with it.  I did not care for the cabinet that Sjoberg’s makes for this line of benches.  Flimsy and small.  My drawer box is twice as big and much better built for about the same money.


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Re: My small shop
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2019, 10:58 AM »
I like your Vac Sys mount and also the double deep Systainer drawers. How do you know remember what's behind what?
Thanks! 

The VacSys mount is basically the one in the Conturo manual.  I drilled a series of mounting holes so that I can move the t-track hardware and use it vertically on my bench or on my MFT.  However I have found that I like it as posted in the pictures.  I can just slide it over when I need it or back to the wall and it is out of the way.

As for the double deep drawers, I grouped my systainers to make it easier.  One drawer is all VacSys, one is my two Carvex systainers, one is my two Domino 500 systainers, three drawers are sanders.  It isn’t as hard to keep track as I thought it would be.


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Re: My small shop
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2019, 12:57 AM »
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It was really struggling one day cutting through some 8/4 hard maple that had a lot of tension in it.  Tripped the 20amp breaker a few times.  Also tripped the internal breaker several times.  That was what pushed me over the edge.  But that was the only time I ever had an issue in almost 6 years. 


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Mine is 1.75HP and to rip 8/4 materials (once in a blue moon), I use two passes. Lumber should be acclimatized in your shop before ripping.

Re: My small shop
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2019, 09:23 PM »
This is really inspiring. [smile] That outfeed table is genius. Did you design it in Sketchup or the old fashioed pencil and paper way?

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2019, 10:16 PM »
This is really inspiring. [smile] That outfeed table is genius. Did you design it in Sketchup or the old fashioed pencil and paper way?

Thank you!  I did it the old fashioned way.  Pencil sketch and then modified it as I went.


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Offline Kevin D.

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2019, 05:24 AM »


Hey Travis.  You did some same or similar things that I've done in my small one car sized garage.  Getting the DC motor onto the wall being one of them.

I also looked at your MFT table and it just looks like another version but smaller of mine.  I added the ability to lock down the MFT to the surface of the tabletop and even have it overhang for a variety of purposes.  Mine also does double duty as an infeed table for my Unisaw.

I really like your TS outfeed table.  Looks slick and practical.  Wish mine would have been that easy, but because of the mechanism of my Excalibur fence which requires components to be able to move freely on the back side of my saw below the surface, I had to take another route.

Here are old pics of mine that I offer to further inspire you or give you some ideas for yours.  There's been a lot of updates since I took those pics, but that's the beauty of a shop, doing upgrades and enhancements as time goes by.
Kapex, CT-SYS, SYS-Cart, Pro 5 Sander, CT36AC, TS75, MFT 1080, MF-SYS/2, PS300 EQ-Plus, Parallel Guides Set, LR32 SYS, RO 150FEQ-Plus, OF1400 EQ Plus, DOMINO 500 Q-Plus,  Domino XL, MFK 700 EQ-Set, FS-SYS/2, CT22 w/hose storage, D36HW-RS-Plus, FS 1900/2, FS 3000/2, FS 1080/2-LR32, FS 1400/2-LR32, Gecko, Festool Floor Mat, Festool Stein, Multi-Tool, tape measure, large and small Festool floor mats (foam rubber).

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2019, 05:35 AM »
Hmmmm....a lot of pics didn't load up.  Must've hit the volume limit for such.  Here's the rest....
Kapex, CT-SYS, SYS-Cart, Pro 5 Sander, CT36AC, TS75, MFT 1080, MF-SYS/2, PS300 EQ-Plus, Parallel Guides Set, LR32 SYS, RO 150FEQ-Plus, OF1400 EQ Plus, DOMINO 500 Q-Plus,  Domino XL, MFK 700 EQ-Set, FS-SYS/2, CT22 w/hose storage, D36HW-RS-Plus, FS 1900/2, FS 3000/2, FS 1080/2-LR32, FS 1400/2-LR32, Gecko, Festool Floor Mat, Festool Stein, Multi-Tool, tape measure, large and small Festool floor mats (foam rubber).

Offline Kevin D.

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2019, 05:40 AM »
Some upgrade/enhancements to my Jessem router table setup since those previous pics....
Kapex, CT-SYS, SYS-Cart, Pro 5 Sander, CT36AC, TS75, MFT 1080, MF-SYS/2, PS300 EQ-Plus, Parallel Guides Set, LR32 SYS, RO 150FEQ-Plus, OF1400 EQ Plus, DOMINO 500 Q-Plus,  Domino XL, MFK 700 EQ-Set, FS-SYS/2, CT22 w/hose storage, D36HW-RS-Plus, FS 1900/2, FS 3000/2, FS 1080/2-LR32, FS 1400/2-LR32, Gecko, Festool Floor Mat, Festool Stein, Multi-Tool, tape measure, large and small Festool floor mats (foam rubber).

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2019, 05:49 AM »
More stuff updated....
Kapex, CT-SYS, SYS-Cart, Pro 5 Sander, CT36AC, TS75, MFT 1080, MF-SYS/2, PS300 EQ-Plus, Parallel Guides Set, LR32 SYS, RO 150FEQ-Plus, OF1400 EQ Plus, DOMINO 500 Q-Plus,  Domino XL, MFK 700 EQ-Set, FS-SYS/2, CT22 w/hose storage, D36HW-RS-Plus, FS 1900/2, FS 3000/2, FS 1080/2-LR32, FS 1400/2-LR32, Gecko, Festool Floor Mat, Festool Stein, Multi-Tool, tape measure, large and small Festool floor mats (foam rubber).

Offline lshah72414

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2019, 07:39 AM »
You guys are awesome!  Love your work shops.  I get inspired looking at what you do.  Just raises the bar for me.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2019, 02:38 PM »
Hi Travis, that’s a lovely workshop that anybody would be proud of. I put a sink in my first ever workshop, it was the best thing I ever did, all my workshops since have had a sink as standard.

Also regarding the 220 volt, I noticed a lot of people from the states are running 220 volts now as an option. Is this purely for more choice when buying tools?


Offline Alanbach

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2019, 11:27 PM »
@Jiggy Joiner - Virtually all hand power tools (portable) sold in the states are 110V only. Not really any 220v available at all. However as soon as you get into larger stationary tools there are choices of 110 vs 220. Mostly this (220) is when you need a motor in excess of approximately 1.75HP. So if you want a 3hp table saw you need 220. Same with a large planer, jointer, big cyclone dust collector, etc. There are 110 v choices available here but they are smaller, less commercial grade products. So yes, more choices but pertaining to stationary shop equipment. Also most home garages here don’t come wired for 220 so it is sometimes an upgrade that is avoided until ... well until you just feel that you must have it😊.

Offline travisj

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2019, 01:10 AM »


Hey Travis.  You did some same or similar things that I've done in my small one car sized garage.  Getting the DC motor onto the wall being one of them.

I also looked at your MFT table and it just looks like another version but smaller of mine.  I added the ability to lock down the MFT to the surface of the tabletop and even have it overhang for a variety of purposes.  Mine also does double duty as an infeed table for my Unisaw.

I really like your TS outfeed table.  Looks slick and practical.  Wish mine would have been that easy, but because of the mechanism of my Excalibur fence which requires components to be able to move freely on the back side of my saw below the surface, I had to take another route.

Here are old pics of mine that I offer to further inspire you or give you some ideas for yours.  There's been a lot of updates since I took those pics, but that's the beauty of a shop, doing upgrades and enhancements as time goes by.
Thank you for sharing.  I like to see how other people attack the same or similar problems/projects.  Observing other solutions can only better one’s own choices whether mimicked or not.  It appears we are both somewhat limited space wise.  You were far more creative with your solutions.  I like the adjustability of your MFT cart.  I also envy your organization.  I’m getting there...


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Offline travisj

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2019, 01:16 AM »
Hi Travis, that’s a lovely workshop that anybody would be proud of. I put a sink in my first ever workshop, it was the best thing I ever did, all my workshops since have had a sink as standard.

Also regarding the 220 volt, I noticed a lot of people from the states are running 220 volts now as an option. Is this purely for more choice when buying tools?


Thank you.  I have a sink a short distance within the house, but I am anxious to get one in the shop.  Even beyond the obvious woodworking applications, it will be so much easier than running into the house when working outside.  And my wife will appreciate me not degreasing parts or cleaning brass casings in the house.

As to the power, Alanbach hit it on the head.  It is larger “stationary” tools that are 240V her in the US.  For me that would be my Table Saw, Bandsaw, and my jointer/planer combo.  It will also enable me to upsize my welder at some point.


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Re: My small shop
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2019, 01:18 AM »
You guys are awesome!  Love your work shops.  I get inspired looking at what you do.  Just raises the bar for me.

Thank you.  That’s why I wanted to start this thread.  I have gleaned so much knowledge and inspiration here on the FOG that I wanted to give something back.


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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: My small shop
« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2019, 04:53 AM »
@Alanbach and @travis: Ah ok thanks, pretty much the same scenario as me. All of my site and mobile tools are 110 volt with a transformer, or cordless as many sites still will not allow 240 volt.
However, anything I buy now for the workshop, even smaller tools is 240 volt, mainly like yourselves, because my larger machinery is 240 volt, it makes life easier in my workshop to keep it all at 240 volt.
I still have some 110 volt tools that get used in there, but with a transformer, and our extractors are 240 volt, so it’s a slight inconvenience but doable.

I still have some really old Porter Cable tools, that I bought many years ago in the states, and just put UK 110 volt plugs on them and used them with a transformer.
It was quite funny when I first started using the stuff on site, as a lot of trades would ask about them, and I used to kid them that they were a new range of exclusive tools being launched in the UK and cost a fortune!
They all believed me until one day I got rumbled, as the site agent’s mother and father in law were Americans, and he knew all about the tools,  [blink] It was a bit of fun for a while though  [thumbs up]