Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Grizzly dust collector

Here's my assembled dust collector.  I finally got a chance to fire it up tonight.  I had to run a 30amp, 220v line.  My breaker box is officially full so no more 220 volt tools unless I can piggyback off something unimportant, like a water heater or AC.

I have to build a stand for the filter.  That green canister above the filter is a 'muffler' that was not designed very well to fit this machine.  It is an add-on, but still.  There is no way to properly install this with the included filter brackets.  You would have to twist the gray flex tube into a pretzel which impedes good airflow.  

Anyway, you can see how big this monster is.  It really moves a lot of air.  Next step is to somehow build some duct work to all my machines.  The inlet is 7" but it's hard to find hvac or plumbing material that size.  More to come on that...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

TV stand/Entertainment center

Here's the entertainment center I've been working on for 2 months.  The top is recycled Walnut and the rest is wormy Ash.  It's a tank.  Glad grandpa's back held out for the trip up the stairs.

The base is painted with black milk paint then 'distressed' with sandpaper.  The pottery barn version of this is $1600.  I think I have $200 in this one after some craigslist lumber steals.

There will be doors added later.  I ran out of wormy Ash.  The ugly basket is temporary.  It holds all our Neilson rating equipment.  

Drawers are made of Cherry.