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Sacramento, CA
United States

I’m retired now and really enjoying my time learning woodworking and building small things for my grandkids. I try to improve my skills with each project I do. My challenge is to incorporate a new skill with each thing I build. Right now my interest is string inlay and making it as narrow as I can.

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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#1 posted 1098 days ago

Nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1098 days ago

Don I hope you enjoy your retirement. Tell me about your dust hood on that chop saw, is that a commercially available hood. I dont need one, just never saw one like that and others may have interest. Enjoy

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#3 posted 1098 days ago

You got a lot of light in there. I like it…....

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 1097 days ago

Don, this looks like you have put together a pretty nice looking shop. The window is a big plus in my book as well since it appears that you get quite a bit of natural light in there. You also have a nice set of tools to play with.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed taking a look at your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 1097 days ago

Real nice shop. I’m captivated by your chopsaw setup, too. Why didn’t you just let it eject into the back of your convertible and mulch the median as you drive? ;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 1097 days ago

Good looking shop…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 1097 days ago

Great shop! I hope you pull the Vette out before you fill it up with sawdust! ;)

-- jay,

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#8 posted 1095 days ago

Great looking shop. Is that a shop made cyclone dc?

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#9 posted 1094 days ago

Hey Don,
Cool set-up…well done.

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#10 posted 1093 days ago

Don, you have a really nice shop. It looks great. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 694 days ago

love the BR cabinets for storage. great idea! I am really into trying to reuse stuff and save money…may steel that idea!

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#12 posted 694 days ago

Shelly, the cabinets became mine when the wife had me redo the bathroom. I took the doors off because they got in the way. It was either that or look at myself all day.

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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#13 posted 168 days ago

Nice shop I see you are a DeWalt fan, so am I to a degree,

The thing that interested me that I need is, the plastic hood you have on your sliding chop saw. Do you recommend I get one? I so, where did you get it? Or what is the brand name? So I can search for one. At the moment I have a cobbled together plastic tote that is cracked and due for replacement.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#14 posted 168 days ago

Exelec, what kind of saw do you have? As we all know the mitersaw is the biggest dust maker in the shop. I have done a lot of research and have a few ideas. I am currently in the process of doing the following. I am going to continue using the Rousseau 4550 Down Drafter but I am going to hang heavy duty plastic curtains on each side of the saw to prevent blowback similar to this video from youtube. I also have the Clearvue cyclone.

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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