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Mike's Custom Cabinets & Furniture

Listing #198   Listed on: 03/29/2006


Small one man custom cabinet and furniture shop.
 
back wall
shop looking neat
shop looking front
dish cabinet
finished display case
department shelves for shipping
building cabinets
Company Name:   Mike's Custom Cabinets & Furniture
Contact Name:   Mike54
Location:   Woodstock, IL  
Year Founded:   1982
Sq. Footage:   525
Employees:   1
Gross Sales:   N/A
Website:  

Product Specialties:
    Cabinets - Custom Cabinets
    Furniture - Custom Furniture
    Woodworking - General

Shop Equipment:
    Delta - 3hp unisaw w/ exaktor sliding table
    Other - Grizzly 6" jointer
    Other - Grizzly 16" band saw
    Other - Dewalt 10" RAS
    Other - Grizzly edge sander
    Other - Rockwell Delta radial arm saw (oldie but runs good)
    Other - Delta 18/36 drum sander
    Other - Grizzly 2 HP dust collector (in back room)



Viewer Comments:

Posted By: Geoff D     [03/29/2006]
Nice big shop (mine is actually smaller!). How do you like the Grizzly tools? I have a Griz Table Saw, jointer (same as yours), drill press and band saw - love 'em all.


Posted By: Brian Sheldon     [03/29/2006]
Nice shop, nice duct work too. I've found the PVC to be very efficient for suction. The flexible hoses even at the highest quality don't match up. Plus it's cheap and easy to get. Where do you do your finishing?


Posted By: Mike54     [03/29/2006]
right nw I have clean the shop and do the finishing on the bench. I'm hoping to build a 15'x18'addition out the front in the fall. Thats where I plan a finishing room and I'll be able to store my wood in the shop instead of the metal shed.


Posted By: Mike54     [03/29/2006]
right nw I have clean the shop and do the finishing on the bench. I'm hoping to build a 15'x18'addition out the front in the fall. Thats where I plan a finishing room and I'll be able to store my wood in the shop instead of the metal shed.


Posted By: Les Van Wyk     [03/30/2006]
Looks great! I was advised not to use PVC because of static. Easy to change to metal heating pipe and a lot safer.


Posted By: Brian Sheldon     [03/30/2006]
PVC is fine, static usually isn't a huge problem. If it is, you can get kits at woodcraft for about $10 and ground everything with copper wire. That's what I did, and I have barely any static if at all. Mike, have and photos of a finished piece?


Posted By: mike54     [03/30/2006]
I posted some pictures. I thought it would list it all together but it made a seperate listing.


Posted By: Jack Krantz     [05/16/2006]
How do you like your Exacktor? Which Model do you have, it looks like the ex26 which is what I have been thinking of? Do you wish you had the wider EX 40. Thanks for any advice.


Posted By: mike54     [05/16/2006]
Jack I've been been real happy with the exacktor yes it's ex26 no I don't wish I had a wider one. This one does what I need it to do.


Posted By: mohamed     [10/05/2006]
i want to show some thing of the gallery


Posted By: todd     [10/06/2006]
Is your vacuum system loud? I want to put a cyclone in, but I am afraid of the noise, especially for neighbors. thanks


Posted By: Dennis Y     [12/06/2006]
You definitely made the most of your shop space...nicely done. I am happy to see any woodworker who decides to put their health first when it comes to making dust collection a priority. PVC or metal ducting doesn't matter... they work the same. One suggestion for your shop is an air filtration system either above your tablesaw or your sanding machine areas.


Posted By: Danny     [03/21/2007]
The one reason peole warn against pvc dust collector lines is because of the risk of spark due to static elctricty. If finising is done away from lines it is not a problem.


Posted By: Al     [12/17/2007]
How long have you had the Exaktor? How was the setup and is it still performing well for you?


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