In the photo you will notice a square hole in the plywood top (upper right) which is where the movable end of the clamp pushes against and where you have to reach in to release the clutches to adjust the vise to the right width for your workpiece. The hand holes are about 2 feet back from the vise faces and the pipes are about five feet long so I am able to open my vise to almost 3 feet. I notched the partitions in the cabinet below to run the pipes through before I installed the plywood top.Could you tell me how you installed the twin screw clamp vise . I would love to make one.
This is my favorite time of year here. Cool mornings and warm afternoons and dry.Lola, just LOVE your shop very impresive! :thumbsup: If it were here in Florida you would have to install AC or you would cook to death in our humidity and heat. I like working temps in the low 70's.
One vey both of you ATM. My shop is currently only 5 x 4 and being shared with a cooking stove, cast iron bath and a cupboard with a foot print of 4 x 1 1/2. And if that ain't bad enough it has no walls on the north or east sides and the roof leaks.Develin said:Chrisja77, your workshop is only 2 foot smaller than mine. It's plenty of space if you plan carefully!
Dude, we need to get you into a bigger space. At the very least, get that other crap out of there.One vey both of you ATM. My shop is currently only 5 x 4 and being shared with a cooking stove, cast iron bath and a cupboard with a foot print of 4 x 1 1/2. And if that ain't bad enough it has no walls on the north or east sides and the roof leaks.
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I got no where for the other crap and as we had a new baby last year + a daughter move back home with her new born last week I lost use of the 'spare room'Chaincarver Steve said:Dude, we need to get you into a bigger space. At the very least, get that other crap out of there.
You have a ton of flex hose, I can imagine your dust collector isn't collecting very efficient... lol if you're scratching your head by chance on that, lose a few of those hoses, hook up more solid piping and you should see a drastic improvement, by the way, your shop is pretty sick.Due to plans to convert the 2 car garage to a future home theater I had to relocated my wood shop from the garage to a detached building on my property. Benefit I have more room and the building is insulated and has air/heat. I used Grey Composite Decking over plywood for floor. This stuff is very tough! I did all the wiring in the building as I was an electrician many years ago. I subbed out for both drywall and drop ceiling as I did not have enough time to do it myself. I made sure all of my floor power tools were attached to the Jet dust collector in the corner. I also install the Jet air filter from the ceiling about the center of the building. Both Jet Air Filter and Dust collector are remote controled. I still need to install more storage and a large peg board. Lots of labor and time but WELL worth it as now I can get back into wood working again. :thumbsup: