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Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by odie, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Bill Boehme

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    That's it. It's not clutter, it's my treasure storage facility.:D That must mean that I'm the wealthiest person here. :p That sounds a lot better than the biggest slob. :)
     
  2. Mark Hepburn

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    The Biggest Slob, coming to NBC soon... :)
     
  3. Tom Albrecht

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    Beautiful shop with a nice layout John. Yes, a purpose built dedicated shop is great. I had one in my former life, with plenty of lighting and space. I love my smaller basement shop now too, but like many of us I'm working in a space that has it's limitations built in like poor lighting, low ceilings, and cramped quarters. When I moved to this shop three years ago I had to sell off some equipment including an 8" Jointer, a 24" Oneway with bed extension, and a 12" floor model Thickness Planer.
     
  4. john lucas

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    One of my requirements for this shop was light. I put in 5 windows on the West side and one large one on the North side plus windows in the garage doors. Then I put a lot of LED lights in the ceiling. It's almost as bright as day. I love it. I do need one more light over the bandsaw. That's the only dark area in the shop.
     
  5. Mark Hepburn

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    Ouch. I know we all hate getting rid of tools. I did the same with a planer and a jointer. Still have a lunchbox planer and access toa jointer
    You can tell that it was a priority. I wish that I could do something to get more light in, but I'd literally have to build a shop. I'm in converted space in a brick house so have to settle for lots of LED.

    Have you considered a good, bright LED task light for your bandsaw? I put a small one (magnetic mount) pointing at the blade. I like it but that may not be what you prefer.
     
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  6. john lucas

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    Mark I actually have 3 lights that I don't use elsewhere that have magnets and are stuck to the bandsaw. It's kind of where I store unused magnetic lights. I do turn one of them on when I do detail work but I'd like to have a brighter general area so it just feels more comfortable.
     
  7. Bill Boehme

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    I'm very envious. I also have a MiniMax MM16 bandsaw. It is very nice and will cut anything with ease. Mine is eleven years old and I need to get new tires. Have you reached that point yet? If so, where did you find them? They were conveniently located in Austin, Texas when I bought my bandsaw.
     
  8. john lucas

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    Bill I got that Bandsaw used and it was in mint condition. I did have to work on the magnetic switch after about a year. I have had no problems getting parts from their parts place in Atlanta. I can look up the number if you need it. I got it off the owners manual.
     
  9. Bill Boehme

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    Yes I would like that information. The only number that I have is the one when they were in Austin, Texas. Their website used to have lots of information, but now there is almost nothing.
     
  10. Tom Albrecht

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    Get a Moffat light.
     
  11. john lucas

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    I have 3 Moffat lights. I used to like them but to get a bright enough light you get too much heat. I did install CFL's but they aren't as bright as a good incandescent. I've changed to some high power LED's. I bought one of them from Ken Rizza. It's actually too bright. I'm going to build a miniature soft box to go over it to spread the light and not be quite that bright. The other I bought from Micheal Hare at the Georgia symposium. I think it a modification of the ones people buy from the big department chain whose name is escaping me right now.
     
  12. Tom Albrecht

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    I use standard screw in LEDs in my Moffats-- plenty of light with no heat
     
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  13. Bill Boehme

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    IKEA?
     
  14. Zach LaPerriere

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    So many great shops! This thread reminded me of Dave's shop, Dave of D-Way Tools. 3500 square feet of tinkering by a master:



    I'm waiting for inspiration to clean my shop and a sunny day, then I'll post pictures of my very rustic 200 square feet shop.
     
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  15. Mark Hepburn

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    Hey, watch how you toss around those four letter words fella. o_O
     
  16. Mark Hepburn

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    His shop is bigger than my house.
     
  17. john lucas

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    It is IKEA. MIke removes the base and puts a very strong magnet on it. In fact it's almost too strong if you put it flat on the ways of the lathe. However that's a good thing if you put it on a less than flat surface.
     
  18. Mark Hepburn

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    It's called a Jansjo and they're $10. Here's a photo of the lamp:

    jansjo-led-work-lamp-black__0098927_PE240312_S4.JPG

    And a link to Ikea's site:

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20169658/

    Cindy Drozda also sells these with a very nice magnet attached already on her website. I bought three in Phoenix and love them. They're on my lathe too as well as elsewhere in my shop.

    And, here's a link to the magnets from Amazon. They're very strong. I pulled the base from the Ikea ones I bought and epoxied magnets onto the bottom. They work well also.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WMOEEY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Wow......I see the price came way down on the IKEA lamps since I purchased a couple of them! I think they were about $25 apiece 4-5 years ago! They are good lamps, for sure, but the switch on them are a bit faulty (or, on mine, they are)......don't make positive contact, and have to turn on and off repeatedly to make good contact. Still a bargain for $10, though.

    For those looking for lamps with a magnet attached, these LED sewing machine lamps are also pretty good:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sewing-Mach...261666?hash=item5b2ce57ee2:g:lSwAAOSw8w1YAFyz

    ko
     
  20. Mark Hepburn

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    Yes, I think that they must have worked on that because it hasn't been an issue at all for me. And I move them around and am not what you would call gentle with them :-(
     
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