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Old 07-10-2019, 12:26 PM   #1
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What A Frickin Chore. Shop Overhaul


Made a mistake on the work calendar & thought I had this week booked up, but as it turns out, I got confused & somehow didn't have anything scheduled this week. Rather than trying to fill it up, I took advantage of the screwup & tore into the shop overhaul/reorganization.

Made some serious progress on organizing the new warehouse. Most of the pallet racking is up & partially stocked. Pics to follow.

Yesterday morning, I tore into the shop itself. Every since we got the straightline rip saw, the flow has been awkward because the tablesaw got shuffled into a corner, instead of the center of the shop. Well, in order to make that happen, all 3 shapers had to be changed up as well. One shaper is for running long stock, one for copes & the big boy for raised panels. They all got new positions as of this morning.

Last night, after it cooled down, we decided to move the straightline saw. Only had to move it 10', but it took over 1 1/2 hours to get into it's new space. 5000# forklift & a 6400# saw makes for some creative rigging. But we finally got it lifted & shuffled into it's new home.


Next step is to get everything rewired & rework the dust collection. Thats a days work in itself.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:39 PM   #2
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psshaw - first world problems.


And good for you - got the chance to organize and appreciate the new space.

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Made a mistake on the work calendar & thought I had this week booked up, but as it turns out, I got confused & somehow didn't have anything scheduled this week. Rather than trying to fill it up, I took advantage of the screwup & tore into the shop overhaul/reorganization.

Made some serious progress on organizing the new warehouse. Most of the pallet racking is up & partially stocked. Pics to follow.

Yesterday morning, I tore into the shop itself. Every since we got the straightline rip saw, the flow has been awkward because the tablesaw got shuffled into a corner, instead of the center of the shop. Well, in order to make that happen, all 3 shapers had to be changed up as well. One shaper is for running long stock, one for copes & the big boy for raised panels. They all got new positions as of this morning.

Last night, after it cooled down, we decided to move the straightline saw. Only had to move it 10', but it took over 1 1/2 hours to get into it's new space. 5000# forklift & a 6400# saw makes for some creative rigging. But we finally got it lifted & shuffled into it's new home.


Next step is to get everything rewired & rework the dust collection. Thats a days work in itself.
That 100% sucks. I am sooooo not looking forward to moving the shop. I'd like to sell everything with the shop just so I can go crazy on buying stuff at auctions since I will almost definitely have to dial everything back in and wire/duct up new anyhow.
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Didnít happen unless thereís pictures!
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Didn’t happen unless there’s pictures!
They're coming, they're coming, once I finally get done. Hopefully finish up tomorrow. But I've been saying that for a week so who knows.

I had to rewire & replumb dust collection on 8 machines. Finished wiring the last 2 machines last night, just gotta get the air ran to them. Then the bad part, gotta clean off all the benches & flat surfaces that are piled under.

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I am one full week into moving everything so I can paint all the exterior walls. But I have a 12k pound lift, so not too hard to move stuff.

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