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Workshop by Jarrhead posted 11-06-2011 08:01 PM 2673 reads 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Finally got settled in my own house, so the shop is taking shape nicely in the basement. The workbench was the subject of a previous post to “Projects”. The jointer upgraded in 2015 (see Oliver Jointer review). The table saw was upgraded in 2017 (see Grizzly table saw review).

-- trn2wud

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#1 posted 11-06-2011 10:20 PM

Nicely organized…........

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

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#2 posted 11-06-2011 11:37 PM

You sir, have your act together, very impressive!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 11-06-2011 11:40 PM

Sweet Shop! One the first picture it looks like you have a centralized dust collection type system. Can you tell me about that please? Thanks

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#4 posted 11-07-2011 01:04 AM

I got the idea from Sandor Nagyszalanczy’s book, Woodshop Dust Control. The new shop is pretty spread out, as you can see. When I moved into this house I already had three different dust collectors. If I wanted to have one central system that would pull from all areas of the shop, I would need to invest in yet another (much bigger and more powerful) machine. I decided instead to use the dust collectors I already owned, and group the machines they service into areas of close proximity. That way, I wouldn’t have to deal with a lot of pressure loss that comes with long line runs. What you see in that picture is basically a homemade manifold. When I want to use a specific machine, I simply go to the manifold and move the baffle to line up with the proper hose. It takes about 2 seconds, and I have the collectors on/off switch co-located with the manifold so I can turn it on while I’m there switching the baffle. I made the manifold with one extra inlet, so if I ever do get that drum sander, it will have a dust collection solution already in place.

The other advantages that drove me toward this method are:
1.) I’m a one man shop, so there is never more than one woodworking machine running at any one time. With my setup, I’m running 1 to 1.5 horsepower motors for my dust collection instead of the 3 or 5 hp it probably would have taken to pipe the whole shop from one collector. Saving $$$ on the electric bill.
2.) If one of my collectors goes down, I’m not dead in the water. I can still keep working by moving one of the other machines temporarily.
3.) Less noise.

-- trn2wud

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#5 posted 11-07-2011 01:18 AM

That looks like a super place to spend time! I’m sure seeing where you live it is well insulated and heated.

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#6 posted 11-07-2011 01:25 AM

From the location of your stick pin your in my old home town of Tonawanda NY or is it Montreal regardless its a vary nice shop!

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#7 posted 11-08-2011 09:00 AM

Now that is one serious man cave….very sweet.

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#8 posted 11-19-2011 04:16 PM

What a great looking shop!

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#9 posted 11-19-2011 04:34 PM

What are you shop dimensions


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#10 posted 11-19-2011 04:36 PM

Nice workshop.

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#11 posted 01-27-2017 08:40 PM

Looks like a beautiful place to enjoy woodworking. Very nice !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#12 posted 01-27-2017 09:18 PM

very nice shop with lots of room and super machinery .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 01-27-2017 09:41 PM

great shop, I like that you left some room to assemble your projects! You might consider putting a small wall up around your furnace to keep the dust out.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#14 posted 01-27-2017 09:50 PM

You have a great looking shop. It’s very organized and has a lot of nice equipment. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 01-27-2017 09:51 PM

excellent lighting …... GREAT SHOP :<))


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