Author Topic: My new shop  (Read 4778 times)

Carpenter84

Re: My new shop
« Reply #165 on: February 06, 2020, 12:22:24 PM »
Hahaha. Did you just call me ginormous?!
Shawn

First 9x42 column mill,
Enterprise 10x28 lathe,
Ko Lee 6x12 surface grinder,
Airco dip/stick 160 welder,
Fully stocked wood shop.

4GSR

Re: My new shop
« Reply #166 on: February 06, 2020, 09:23:26 PM »
Nice specimen there. !GH
Ken

Carpenter84

Re: My new shop
« Reply #167 on: February 19, 2020, 04:29:55 PM »
Day-job work is still going on in the shop, but I keep stealing time away to get something else setup that's either holding me back or getting in the way.

Woodshop is on its feet, anyways. It's not running yet, but everything is upright. And electrical has begun.
I've been permitted to put my dust collector and compressors in Jonathan's shop as I'll eventually upgrade to a bag house style dust collector and a screw compressor which I'll gladly share with him. So starting with those two items out there now makes sense, and helps me with space.

The rest of the shop tho, is still a complete f**king right off... Lol.

Oh, but I setup my "office"... Jonathan setup wifi. Signal is good, but his internet out here in the sticks is hugely sub par. Speeds that remind me of circa 2002. Certainly not what I get at home. Home is 75 times faster. But, it's better than nothing. The computer is mainly used for reference.

On a side note, it's been cold here. I've been here a lot. My hydro usage went way up, so did my oil usage.. by a lot... Already down to 1/3 tank. However, I found an add online of a guy a few miles away who recovers old oil tanks and pumps out the oil for a discount. Then sells 55 gal drums of oil for $175. That's about .25c a litre cheaper than buying coloured diesel locally. So, I may grab one or two of those soon before he sells out just as a top up
Shawn

First 9x42 column mill,
Enterprise 10x28 lathe,
Ko Lee 6x12 surface grinder,
Airco dip/stick 160 welder,
Fully stocked wood shop.

RayH

Re: My new shop
« Reply #168 on: February 19, 2020, 05:00:53 PM »
CA$175/55 gal = CA$3.18 x .76 (exchange rate) = US$2.417 per gallon (if the drum is FULL). That seems pretty high to me for salvaged fuel.
How much do you pay at the pump for on-road diesel?
Ray

Carpenter84

Re: My new shop
« Reply #169 on: February 19, 2020, 05:28:06 PM »
55 gals is 208 litres.
$175 by 208L is .84c. local here was $1.09/L for coloured diesel last week. That's not with a volume discount. But likely still not better than .84c/L
On road diesel right now is around $1.25/L
Shawn

First 9x42 column mill,
Enterprise 10x28 lathe,
Ko Lee 6x12 surface grinder,
Airco dip/stick 160 welder,
Fully stocked wood shop.

RayH

Re: My new shop
« Reply #170 on: February 19, 2020, 08:13:56 PM »
CA$1.25 x 3.78541 (liters/gallon) = CA$4.73 (per gallon) x .76 (exchange rate) = US$3.596 per gallon.
My closest Safeway gas station is at $3.499 per gallon today.
At another Safeway in Vancouver, WA, diesel was $3.049 today.
$0.45 difference in less than 30 miles. Go figure.
Ray