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Offline TXFIVEO

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #390 on: May 29, 2021, 12:48 PM »
Of course.  I’m here to help in anyway I can.  Feel free to reach out.  I’ll message you my contact info.  That’s what it’s all about…picking each other’s brains and experiences to help us out.   Have a new hanger system I’m trying out soon that is totally hidden.  Pretty cool. 

Offline Pompeio

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #391 on: May 29, 2021, 03:42 PM »
Hi Ron:
You have only been in your new house one year.  This month was the second year anniversary since we moved into our new house! I finished the family room and den cabinets but still have the tv room cabinetry to start then the downstairs will be done.
I started building cabinets/shelves for the areas on both sides of the living room fireplace and will start installing them next week.  One side at a time.
I sometimes think I will never get done.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #392 on: May 31, 2021, 01:06 AM »
@Pompeio

Heygood to hear from ya bud,

 post some photos no photos then it didnt happen  [big grin]

Well now its getting to our hottest time of year. I started on a small project. Almost done with that. So next will be a bed. Man I got alot of stuff to do. its almost overwhelming .

But it sounds like yer getting settled into your new home.

Offline Christophl

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #393 on: May 31, 2021, 01:34 PM »
So do you use that large triangle to check for square corners...so that you don't need the 24" square?  I've been avoiding buying the latter due to cost.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #394 on: May 31, 2021, 08:46 PM »
@Christophl

I bought them to square up my MFT. But now I use the GRS so ya I use them for checking square and squaring things up.

Give Don Ware or Allan Kensly a call at Anderson Plywood.
They were selling large squares cut on a CNC fairly reasonable.

They quit selling them,  but the last time I was there I axed them if they had any left and they did. Something like $29.
Its very accurate as accurate as the WP square
« Last Edit: May 31, 2021, 08:50 PM by jobsworth »

Offline Christophl

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #395 on: June 01, 2021, 01:05 PM »
That would've been perfect, I called and they are only selling them locally due to damage UPS kept doing to the squares.  Ugh...$29 is hard to beat lol

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #396 on: June 02, 2021, 06:33 AM »
That would've been perfect, I called and they are only selling them locally due to damage UPS kept doing to the squares.  Ugh...$29 is hard to beat lol

If they are properly packaged how do they get damaged?
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #397 on: June 02, 2021, 11:14 AM »
@Christophl

Maybe you can make yer own out of MDF or Phenolic.

Do a search for "woodworking wizard" here. Ian (RIP) was a genius at coming up with making stuff like squares. If i remember correctly he did make some pretty cool squares.... It was sometime ago but the post should still be accessible

Offline RustE

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Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #398 on: June 02, 2021, 11:20 AM »
That would've been perfect, I called and they are only selling them locally due to damage UPS kept doing to the squares.  Ugh...$29 is hard to beat lol

If they are properly packaged how do they get damaged?

Mine wasn’t. Basically it was wrapped in cardboard, no buffer for anything to get dinged or smashed. Really disappointing since they could get decent boxes and other materials from ULine or similar.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #399 on: June 02, 2021, 10:49 PM »
That would've been perfect, I called and they are only selling them locally due to damage UPS kept doing to the squares.  Ugh...$29 is hard to beat lol

If they are properly packaged how do they get damaged?

Mine wasn’t. Basically it was wrapped in cardboard, no buffer for anything to get dinged or smashed. Really disappointing since they could get decent boxes and other materials from ULine or similar.

That's my point. Sounds to me like the root of the problem is the one who packaged the item, not UPS and their handling practices which I admit are questionable at times.
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Offline Christophl

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #400 on: June 03, 2021, 12:39 PM »
@Christophl

Maybe you can make yer own out of MDF or Phenolic.

Do a search for "woodworking wizard" here. Ian (RIP) was a genius at coming up with making stuff like squares. If i remember correctly he did make some pretty cool squares.... It was sometime ago but the post should still be accessible

Thanks, found this:  https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/90*-jig/msg454109/#msg454109

But I really need a 24" Square to check sheet goods. 

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #401 on: June 04, 2021, 10:51 AM »
quick update

its starting to get hot here in Az.

 Its going to be 106 today.

So I moved all my batteries inside the house (even though the insulation and paneling make the shop alot cooler).

The will ruin batteries.
So for fathers day I ax the kids to get me a small fridge for the shop.

I can store my batteries in it along with some drinks (hydrate hydrate hydrate) over the summer.
maybe put my glue bottle in it to.

heat has a adverse affect on titebond.

looking at a swamp cooler to cool the shop down

maybe next year

Offline Christophl

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #402 on: June 04, 2021, 01:34 PM »
Did you consider a mini split? It's a very affordable option, I went for a Pioneer Mini Split that's awesome ;)  106 is insanely hot lol

Offline rvieceli

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #403 on: June 04, 2021, 01:50 PM »
Ron - stick a mini split in there. Most of them can be installed DIY. they have kits with pre-charged line sets.

You can sometimes find a HVAC guy that will out and check your install and charge the system for you.

Ron

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #404 on: June 04, 2021, 04:53 PM »
@rvieceli

yah i seen them for about $1K at HD recently on sale, next year ill have one or a swamp cooler

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #405 on: June 13, 2021, 07:48 PM »
Nothing special, but I have a new addition to the shop today. My girls gave it to me for fathers day (They ax what I wanted and I told them)

seeing hows it 109 today and expected up to 115 next week the Az summer is upon us.

Hear can litterally mess batteries up and we all know they arent cheap.

So I had my girls get me this 3.3 uft fridge. It sits nicely on a work table.

I just plugged it in this morning and put the batteries in . What a relief having the ability to keep batteries in the shop again.

« Last Edit: June 13, 2021, 07:51 PM by jobsworth »

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #406 on: June 13, 2021, 10:03 PM »
What's the optimum battery storage temperature?
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #407 on: June 14, 2021, 12:21 AM »
@Bob D.

Dont know.

 Do you?

 I do know that heat affects battery life.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #408 on: June 14, 2021, 04:47 AM »
No, that's why I asked. I have not looked but there may be some recommendation in the manual for an acceptable storage temperature range for batteries.

Just as a guess I would say what's comfortable for us Humans.

So I would hazard a guess and say set the fridge to the highest setting you can to save energy and still keep the batteries cool.

Unless you plan to use it to keep drinks cool too but too cold is probably as bad for batteries as too hot.

Just found this:  How to Safely Store Lithium Ion Batteries

https://www.uschemicalstorage.com/how-to-store-lithium-batteries/

So looks like 59°F(15°C) is the place to be but they recommend following the manufacturers guidelines of course.

From a Festool cordless tool manual. I would imagine they all read about the same.

"Store in a cool, dry place at a temperature between 5 °C and 25 °C."
« Last Edit: June 14, 2021, 04:53 AM by Bob D. »
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #409 on: June 14, 2021, 10:05 AM »
= 41-77 degrees Fahrenheit.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #410 on: June 14, 2021, 02:15 PM »
@Bob D.

Thanks its going to be 115 today and most of the week so the firidge is kept at #4 Im going out there soon add some drinks.

Got to really hydrate in this weather. I still woodowrk but take my time work until the heat gets to me then in the house and chill. Maybe go to a mall walk around to get out of the house a bit

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #411 on: June 14, 2021, 02:18 PM »
So basically you need a wine fridge and you can store all of your red wine right next to the batteries😊! 55 degrees Fahrenheit is perfect for both 😂!

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #412 on: June 14, 2021, 11:37 PM »
Hey gotta class the place up dont I [big grin]

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #413 on: June 15, 2021, 05:31 AM »
Install a stand alone solar system just big enough to power only a small mini-split AC unit.
Don't tie it into the house or the grid.
Works only when the sun shines but for you that most of the day all year long.
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Setting My New Shop Up (Formerly Shop Build Progress)
« Reply #414 on: Yesterday at 09:24 PM »
Bob D. Thanks Ill look into it