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    ... but is it tasty? I thought critters were...

    ... but is it tasty? I thought critters were like heat-seeking missiles. They would follow a draft of warm air into the house. The goal of stopping air infiltration would then work on the bugs...
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    I see a strong affinity to tools and mechanical...

    I see a strong affinity to tools and mechanical things in my 3 yo grandson. I think it is an instinct in some people. Being shorter, slower, and having eyes that do not see danger approaching from...
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    ...The table saw,planer,air compressor, and dust...

    ...The table saw,planer,air compressor, and dust collector, were bought at a local estate sale (first one there) for $1,500 dollars...

    You got a great deal on some good machines. Your shop looks...
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    Looks like a pretty thin layer of foam, .5 1o 1"....

    Looks like a pretty thin layer of foam, .5 1o 1". It is for air infiltration mostly and I am hoping it will do well on keeping out lady bugs and wasps. My log house just welcomes those species into...
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    I have two Hisense 70 pint per day dehumidifiers...

    I have two Hisense 70 pint per day dehumidifiers at my lake house down the street. Converting to gallons, that is 17.5 gal/day for the two combined. They do fill the tank up pretty fast., but have...
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    Hi Folks, The biggest activity was foam...

    Hi Folks,

    The biggest activity was foam insulation on the inside of the exterior sheathing. I was expecting a thicker layer but obviously that would have cost more. They were pretty thorough and...
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    All the framing materials, other than the timber...

    All the framing materials, other than the timber frame itself, have come from Kash and Karry. It is a locally owned building supply company, one of the last in this area. Service is key to...
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    Week 19

    Hi Folks,

    The shop has continued to make progress. I have tried to update but every time, my upload fails and I lose my post. I only allocate a few minutes a day to online stuff so I just skip...
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    The DC return should have almost no pressure. If...

    The DC return should have almost no pressure. If it does, it takes away from the dust collection performance. Also, operations like emptying the bin or cleaning the filter of the DC might introduce...
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    Lots of progress. I will keep this short because...

    Lots of progress. I will keep this short because my internet is unreliable. I think that may be causing me to lose text after I have entered it.

    The framing is almost finished. Screened porch...
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    Ha! It is bit more fun. Actually, I just chose...

    Ha! It is bit more fun. Actually, I just chose Mathematica because it know it has the Lambert functions for an approximation to the Colebrook formula. I basically use it as a fancy interactive...
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    I was just looking at both! At $92.65 for the...

    I was just looking at both! At $92.65 for the 410i and $106.25 for the 405i, why not buy both?! This dust collection is turning into some math and science fun. In answer to your question about the...
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    Dust Collection Science

    I hereby transfer ownership of this thread to Andrew More because he is killing it through dry and understated repartee. Go Andrew. And, I am going to up my stake in the dust collection subject by...
  14. Jim! You proposed a physics problem to a...

    Jim! You proposed a physics problem to a physicist! On a hand tool woodworking forum! You are about half right. It is true that the corrosion reaction goes faster at higher temperature but the...
  15. I live in the temperate rain forest of East...

    I live in the temperate rain forest of East Tennessee. I have an idea that should work. I will build it for my hand tools when my shop is ready. I have a metal job site box. Mine is the Ridgid...
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    Problems replying to post

    Hey Tech Support,

    I have tried twice to add an update to the thread about my new shop, The Hall of the Mountain King. Both times, I have entered all the text and started adding pictures and the...
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    Yours sounds like it is about twice as big! I...

    Yours sounds like it is about twice as big! I would love to see it sometime. Twenty yeats ago, I made the trip to Davidson College near Charlotte regularly when my daughter studied there. ...
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    It is pretty common for me. Custom moldings for...

    It is pretty common for me. Custom moldings for windows and doors, molding for the top of long run of built-in cabinets. I make molding a lot. Fourteen feet is longish for me but it happens. I...
  19. Hey Brent, Sorry to hear about the back. It...

    Hey Brent,

    Sorry to hear about the back. It is so easy to lift too much or do too much. I had two herniated discs in my neck that had to be removed and and the vertibrae fused. I like to think...
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    Thanks Jeff. It is turning out even better than...

    Thanks Jeff. It is turning out even better than I hoped. I am still working on dust collector duct design. The HVAC is already in and has conventional tree and branches layout.. The runs will...
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    Bill: Right. Heating and cooling. Recirculating...

    Bill: Right. Heating and cooling. Recirculating dust collector.

    John:
    Porch framing should be complete by end of day. It is going to be like a tree house.
    TW
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    Thanks John J and John L. You may be right about...

    Thanks John J and John L. You may be right about the 2 hp dust collector. Oneida provides a sample head loss calculation for this DC model in the online documentation that shows a 20 ft branch of...
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    Frank, this is the land of heat and humidity in...

    Frank, this is the land of heat and humidity in La Follette, Tennessee. That is the HVAC ductwork. I will have to work around and under the HVAC duct to get the dust collector plumbed up. I am...
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    Dust Collection in Basement below Shop

    My new shop will have a dust collector in the basement with the ductwork below the main floor. I have to contend with the HVAC ductwork.


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    The basement height is 10' 3" to the bottom...
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    Thanks, Jim. Good input. I was mainly looking...

    Thanks, Jim. Good input. I was mainly looking to have an arrangement that allowed the tablesaw, jointer and planer to feed in the long dimension in the room. My memories are strong of trying to...
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