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Equipment => Bats => Bat Making => Topic started by: Kulli on January 12, 2020, 11:56:13 AM

Title: Bat repair room
Post by: Kulli on January 12, 2020, 11:56:13 AM
We moved into a new place last summer (refurbishment job), and in the basement level there is fair sized storeroom. Part of the agreement was that I could section off part of it as a bat repair room (and eventually bat making). The room is 190x230 so far from giant.

Just wondered if any of those of you who have a bat making shed etc have any tips re set up, clever storage idea etc.

Also looking for help with how I should be got about making and setting up a workbench, vice etc.

Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: FattusCattus on January 12, 2020, 12:11:10 PM
@Kulli talk to @Northern monkey - he's got a shed based set-up and he lives in it like a little bat-gnome
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 12, 2020, 01:23:27 PM
Youíll need extraction if itís that small otherwise youíll be coughing up sawdust!
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Kulli on January 12, 2020, 01:35:08 PM
Youíll need extraction if itís that small otherwise youíll be coughing up sawdust!

Got a vacuum cleaner that attaches to by orbital sander, reckon that will be enough? We have extraction in the room beside so could rig something to that but would be extra work.
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: jonny77 on January 12, 2020, 02:17:05 PM
I'd look at getting a decent dust extraction unit or shop vac. For s bench I don't think you need anything huge, just enough for a vice etc. Space saving wise, make the most of wall space, even  above head space if height permits. Boarding walks etc to put tools, shelving etc is useful obviously.

I think its quite surprising what you can do in a small space.

Maybe a small beer fridge too?! 😁
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Northern monkey on January 12, 2020, 03:05:37 PM
Afternoon chaps
I actually have two sheds,(just tidied/ re jigged my main one), one has the bats/clefts/tools in, and my press,,  my other has a large bandsaw,circular saw,drill press, and loads of tools etc
Both are full to busting
I actually do all my work outside on my patio,(Iíve spent over 35yrs in workshops etc, so working outside is a joy for me)
Soooo, this means any cutting/sanding I do outside,(the dust is not trapped inside)
You need the best dust extraction you can afford if your indoors,,, think m rated if possible.

Bench wise, I have two conventional benches in the sheds, but I actually shape bats on my shave horse, sat down
So no dodgy ankles, my spines on the bats are usually pretty straight and Iím chilled doing the bats.

A half decent vice is important, with a quick release lever if you can

Apart from that itís mostly shelving etc
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Northern monkey on January 12, 2020, 03:13:53 PM
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Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Northern monkey on January 12, 2020, 03:14:51 PM
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Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Northern monkey on January 12, 2020, 03:15:57 PM
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Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Northern monkey on January 12, 2020, 03:20:07 PM
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Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Kulli on January 12, 2020, 04:17:49 PM
Sounds like dust extraction is point number one I need to look at.
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: jonny77 on January 12, 2020, 05:48:41 PM
You can pick decent ones up on Ebay or similar fairly cheaply. Depends on your needs/space. A decent shop vac will be fine to work just with an orbital sander I'd think. If you're looking at a bandsaw + drum sander + orbital etc then you might need something a bit beefier. A good sander if you haven't got one is a good tool to have for refurbs etc.
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Kulli on January 12, 2020, 05:54:01 PM
You can pick decent ones up on Ebay or similar fairly cheaply. Depends on your needs/space. A decent shop vac will be fine to work just with an orbital sander I'd think. If you're looking at a bandsaw + drum sander + orbital etc then you might need something a bit beefier. A good sander if you haven't got one is a good tool to have for refurbs etc.

Iím in Oslo, so no eBay for me for something that size.

I�ve just an Bosch orbital sander for now, and a connection to hook it to a Hoover
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Northern monkey on January 12, 2020, 06:42:20 PM
Hook it up to a Hoover thatís better than nothing,,,, but please do your lungs a favour and upgrade when you can.
Most building sites now specify m class extraction for a reason
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: AJ2014 on January 12, 2020, 07:00:36 PM
Hook it up to a Hoover thatís better than nothing,,,, but please do your lungs a favour and upgrade when you can.
Most building sites now specify m class extraction for a reason
agreed
what does M stand for?
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: FattusCattus on January 12, 2020, 07:01:39 PM
Mighty
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Northern monkey on January 12, 2020, 07:03:40 PM
Medium risk,,, ie wood dust
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Kulli on January 12, 2020, 08:38:43 PM
Hook it up to a Hoover thatís better than nothing,,,, but please do your lungs a favour and upgrade when you can.
Most building sites now specify m class extraction for a reason
Any particular recommendations?
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: Kulli on February 28, 2020, 07:07:41 PM
Room is slowly coming along. Will stick up some pics at some point.

Next stop is a bench (plan to built one into the wall) and a vice. Will just a regular heavyweight(ish) metalworking vice with some magnetic soft jaws do the job?

(https://i.ibb.co/3Rrsj1V/422-A4-A4-A-8-BAF-45-D8-972-F-200513851-AB1.png) (https://ibb.co/XY24KX6)Only photo I have so far, used all out left over hardwood flooring. Have gotten the walls up now.
Title: Re: Bat repair room
Post by: edge on February 28, 2020, 07:22:03 PM
Yep just a solid standard vice (6in+) then either add soft jaws or replace the jaws with some wood inserts. Depending on your workspace then a vice that pivots can make life a lot easier. If you get soft jaws then I'd recommend getting fibre ones - the rubber ones are still tough enough to mark up willow.