My 15 Minuts of Fame?

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Blog entry by IowaWoodcrafter posted 04-16-2008 08:26 PM 1101 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch asked for entries into their “Man Cave” article. I uploaded a few pictures and then thought nothing about it. A couple weeks later I got an e-mail from asking for permission to use the pictures on They also asked me to provide more information on my “Man Cave”. Here is the news article on I have pictures in both the Technology and Tools categories.

If interested here is my original posting. Well, I’ve had my 15 minutes of fame, now, where’s my fortune. ;)

Don’t worry ladies, the house isn’t just about me. If you look at my projects you’ll see my wife has her own “woman cave”. She’s also getting the den, my old “man cave”, to turn into her own sanctuary, otherwise known as a “sitting room”.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#1 posted 04-16-2008 09:18 PM

You must have a clean shop! two dust collectors—no waiting :-)

I have never seen a collector bag the size of yours! custom????

good looking shop, for sure!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#2 posted 04-16-2008 09:27 PM

Pretty cool!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 04-16-2008 10:30 PM


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 04-16-2008 10:53 PM


Only one dust collector. You are seeing the “before” and “after” versions of my frankenstein DC. The dust collector came with 30 micron bags. I ordered a 1 micron filter bag for the top from American Fabric Filter. It’s twice the height of the old one. The increase in size actually increases CFM while doing a much better job filtering out harmful particles. If I disconnect one of the hoses at the collector it sound like a jet engine. I replaced the bottom bag with a 6 mil plastic bag, also from American Fabric Filter. After all of the mods the top of the collector is only inches from the ceiling. Oh yeah, I also replaced the flimsy sheet metal base with one made from 3/4” mdf.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#5 posted 04-17-2008 12:35 AM


-- making sawdust....

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#6 posted 04-17-2008 03:31 AM

Pretty neat – I’m sure the fame is just around the corner.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#7 posted 04-17-2008 03:49 AM

A horde of people just passed by asking how to get to your cave. So the word is definitely out.

-- Eric at

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#8 posted 04-17-2008 04:17 AM


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

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