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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.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#1 posted 07-26-2011 10:52 PM

Nice looking shop.

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#2 posted 07-26-2011 11:30 PM

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 07-27-2011 07:59 AM

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

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

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 12:06 PM

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 07-27-2011 01:58 PM

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 07-28-2011 06:47 AM

Good looking shop…

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

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#7 posted 07-28-2011 06:55 AM

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

-- jay,

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#8 posted 07-29-2011 10:05 PM

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

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

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#9 posted 07-31-2011 10:51 AM

Hey Don,
Cool set-up…well done.

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#10 posted 07-31-2011 02:21 PM

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 09-03-2012 03:48 AM

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 09-03-2012 03:56 AM

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.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#13 posted 02-11-2014 04:49 AM

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 02-11-2014 05:48 AM

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.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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