Archive for November, 2009

Grizzly welding table

November 30, 2009

purchased one of these to go into G2. Its a grizzly thing. It has connections to draw the fumes off into the ventilation system.

OR NOT….I got back-ordered.
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Grizzly Industrial Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 6:39 PM
To: myaddress@gmail.com

Dear Mr. White,

Thank you for your internet order #5647297, web reference #3753249.

Due to high demand, the limited stock of our G0650 Downdraft Tables has sold out. We have canceled your order for this item and are in the process of updating our internet site.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. If we may be of further assistance, you may contact us at our Toll Free Order Line at 1-800-523-4777 or email us at . Thank you very much for your order.

Sincerely,

Melisa
Grizzly Industrial, Inc.
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owen white Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 10:39 AM
To: Grizzly Industrial
Do you know when it will be available again?

owen
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Grizzly Industrial Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:29 PM
To: owen white
Dear Mr. White,

We are writing in regards to your recent email.

Due to the high demand, the limited stock of our discontinued G0650 Downdraft Tables have sold out and are no longer available.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. If we may be of further assistance, you may contact us at our Toll Free Order Line at 1-800-523-4777 or email us at csr@grizzly.com. Thank you very much for your order.

Sincerely,

Melisa
Grizzly Industrial, Inc.
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owen white Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM
To: Grizzly Industrial

Melisa
Typically, when products are in high demand, manufacturers make more, not discontinue them.

owen

Shelves

November 29, 2009

Put these up in G2. Note their placement is consistent with a plan I drew up on a train. Will install drill press, grinders, ventilation and other items in that room. I also want to put cantilever racks in the basement for storage.

Went out of town for thanksgiving so dint get much done. But the cats were cute.

Progress on bulkhead doors

November 21, 2009

The old bulkhead door was an ugly thing. So I…

  • ripped the rotting timbers out
  • built a form
  • welded in a pile of rebar
  • and poured about 500lbs of concrete.

Mixing the concrete was fun. I rented a mixer from deep homie. You toss like 2 gallons in the mixer, drop in a 80lb bag of sakrete (mortor/stucco mix), let that mix, and then add another bag. That gets very dry, and then you hit the mix with water until its ready, then pour. One thing I couldnt find anywhere on line was how you have to handle making multiple batches of concrete in the mixer — the thing i was wondering was if the leftovers of batch number one would cure while you were doing batch number two. Turns out its no problem — you can keep working through one batch after another as long as you never let one batch sit around too long.

Nother laceration

November 21, 2009

…bumped it up a notch and put the abrasive wheel deeper into my finger.

Moved the heater

November 21, 2009

…and it works quite nicely. Note it now points away from the thermostat.

Items for each space

November 18, 2009

Was on the plane and made some notes of general usage for each area:

PREPROCESSING AND STORAGE (Aka basement)
chopsaw
bandsaw
4x8s
cantelever
router table
wood radial saw
expansion (oven, cnc table)
trashcan

ASSEMBLY AREA AND LASER STUDIO (aka main studio)
bolts/nuts/rivets
hand power tools
hand tools
tool drawers
vice
lorna doon

WALL OF LASER STUDIO (Just things that’ll be on the walls)
electric pulldown
clamps
hand power tools
dies/rollers
ladder (horizontal)
winch
bicycle

GARAGE_TWO (Aka the back room)
tank
Grinders
Drill press
O2 tank
Recycling bin
welding area

GARAGE-TWO STORAGE
bulk refills (hardware, bolts, etc)
bending brake
english wheel
dies/rollers

Another quote

November 17, 2009

This is from these people:

“Hi XXXX:

Below is your sticker shock. The TK at the end is for a Turn-Key system. Delivery is 8-10 weeks.

Part Number Power Fiber size List Price

DLF 1000 1000 1000 $57,000
DLF 1000 TK 1000 1000 $87,000

Regards,

Al Anthony
RPMC
203 Joseph Street
O’Fallon, MO 63366
http://www.rpmclasers.com/
email: al@rpmclasers.com
tel: (636)-272-7227
cell:(636) 544-3728
fax: (636) 272-3909”

Price quote on laser

November 17, 2009

only $70k! From GSI.

Quote.

I love their cutting head.

WTF was i thinking?

November 14, 2009

At first I was pleased. The subpanel was fully operational and the first thing I hooked up was the heater. It was working nicely and then it prematurely shut off – the heater was working but the room didnt get warm.

“Why?” one might ask oneself – hm. Let me think…. could it be that the freaking heater was pointing directly at the frickin thermostat!?

sheesh. I have many strengths, thermodynamic equilibrium is not one of them.

Completed subpanel

November 10, 2009

Got the new breaker, installed into old panel. Werent much to look at I know. To install I followed the directions from this and the NEC coloring book. Powered up the new panel, nothing caught fire, took some measurements and powered it off. Can begin major wiring in shop now – I started with hooking up thermostat and heater.