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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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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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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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First time in almost 2 weeks, I finally got to make sawdust instead of just cleaning up sawdust.

This is the cleanest this shop has been in 6 months. We've added a lot of new equipment in the last year & the first time in that year that I feel like we've finally got things in their final home. We moved the straightline saw during the winter & moved the tablesaw into a corner way away from everything else. No dust collection. Been an awkward 6 months. Now the tablesaw is back in the center of the shop where it belongs.

Got the slide out support figured out. Works really well for breaking down sheetgoods.

I didn't take any pictures of the solid lumber storage area, but thats it behind the double doors on the left side of the first picture. Got around 10,000 bd ft of hardwood lumber back there in the racks.
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Few more pics from the clean shop. Also included a couple pics of the wifes paint/finish shop. Now if I can just get her to do some organizing/cleaning in there.

While we were tore apart, I built a couple scrap lumber storage racks. 4x8'. Shoulda built these a long time ago.
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Few pics from the new warehouse. Getting better, but still got a bunch of stuff to get moved in there & organized.
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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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That old lift of yours is a beast. Mines about the same age, but not near as stout.

Glad to hear your making progress.
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That old lift of yours is a beast. Mines about the same age, but not near as stout.



Glad to hear your making progress.
Shop looks good Randy. Nice seeing the gomad and 202. I miss them.

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Looks great Randy. I hope you enjoy working in it!
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Color me jealous.

Your cleaned up is really cleaned up. We just got stuff off the benches and then the floor swept up. All in how long did it take?
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Your cleaned up is really cleaned up. We just got stuff off the benches and then the floor swept up. All in how long did it take?
There's still a lot of disorganization that needs to be addressed, but at least there's not crap pilled everywhere anymore that makes it dangerous`working conditions.

Replumbing the DC was the worst part of machine moving, especially since I was working with pipe & fittings I had on hand. Had to create a few of my own branch fittings & that's time consuming work.

I've got a 1 yd self dumping hopper. I filled that thing up twice with scraps & other burnable junk.

How long did it take? I didn't keep track very well. We were down for 2 weeks, but we sanded 2 floors during that time. I'm just glad I didn't have to write myself an hourly check for my labor time, it would have been expensive.
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There's still a lot of disorganization that needs to be addressed, but at least there's not crap pilled everywhere anymore that makes it dangerous`working conditions.

Replumbing the DC was the worst part of machine moving, especially since I was working with pipe & fittings I had on hand. Had to create a few of my own branch fittings & that's time consuming work.

I've got a 1 yd self dumping hopper. I filled that thing up twice with scraps & other burnable junk.

How long did it take? I didn't keep track very well. We were down for 2 weeks, but we sanded 2 floors during that time. I'm just glad I didn't have to write myself an hourly check for my labor time, it would have been expensive.
It's all gotta be done. It's funny how long we put off something like this and then when you do it it's such a huge relief.

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