A full day of fun. The task was to install The Oneida Air System’s V-3000 Dust Collection System, and I drafted the Building Inspector and the Engineer to help out. Thank goodness.
We started at 8:15a with breakfast burritos. Work began at 9a, and we finally quit at 6p with a functional system that will only need a few tweaks to be complete.
Here’s how the day looked.
Tools gone mobile: in the driveway and out of the way.
Some packaging was more challenging than others … in this case, a foam pack that was created inside the box, making for an impossible to unpack foam cube.
V3000, in pieces.
Ductwork joints, in pieces.
Ductwork, in pieces.
We soon outgrew the workbench.
The stand comes together.
Weather stripping made for air tight seals between each component of the cyclone.
We only had to take things apart twice.
More & more parts & tools.
Lumber had to move so the building inspector could become one with the lumber rack.
The magic panel.
Assembly almost complete.
The building inspector, becoming one with the ductwork.
Lots of galvanized pipe going into the air.
Every galvanized joint was caulked, screwed & taped.
Working above the lights.
Cutting with fire: a manly pursuit.
Assembly on the floor was preferred to assembly in the air.
Installing The Oneida V3000 Dust Collection System
A found tool.
The end of the rigid run for the all-important table saw ductwork.
As the day wore on, it didn’t get any easier to work at odd angles.
Balance is important.
Oneida’s V-3000 Dust Collection System.