Archive for April, 2011

It’s a twister!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

It didn’t take long for me to get the first of the shop projects done. This one was a Thien cyclone dust separator – sort of a scaled-up version of the cyclone technology in those expensive British vacuums. In the shop, I’ll be using it to separate out a good portion of the sawdust and wood shavings before it reaches the vacuum and clogs it. Since I built mine on a 30-gallon steel trash can, it can hold quite a bit more stuff than my shop vac.

Thien cyclone separator


Setting up shop – a new series

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Recently, it’s become apparent to me that this woodworking thing is turning into a genuine hobby. And with that comes the realization that I need to get serious about my shop space. What I have now is a haphazard mess that was piled together to build some bathroom cabinets; what I need is something far more orderly and functional.

Pardon the mess, I’m “rearranging”


The final countdown

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

It’s taken a while, but we’ve finally made it: all of the major work on the bathroom is done! The only things remaining are minor tasks like touching up nail holes, paint, etc. Everything else is D-O-N-E! So without further ado, I give you the view from the doorway…

Before After
Before and After


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