I’ve been working on the build of my shop since 2011 when we bought our house, started buying tools off CL or on sale, as well as building shop furniture to be more organized. I haven’t posted on LJ in a while and I wanted to share whats been added to the shop in the last year. Many of you who have followed me on YouTube know that I’ve been a seasonal woodworker (April-Sept I’m golfing due to the Oklahoma heat) and moving forward that won’t be the case anymore! I’m extremely happy with the addition of A/C to the shop, and so is my wife as her list of projects will get done faster.
In addition to the A/C I went with a new Laguna 2HP DC and hooked it up to Nordfabs ducting, worth the money as I was able to install all the ducting within an hour, (3 drops with 5 blast gates).
I finally got around to building my mitersaw station I’ve always wanted, the new Clearvue Mini was released just before I started building it so I was able to incorporate it into the station, works amazingly well.
Since I wanted to insulate the attic to help with the A/C I decided it was the perfect time to add lighting to the shop, I’ve need additional lighting for years and it’s made a huge difference from before and after, I swear I’ve been woodworking in the dark! (Added 8 LED’s fixtures, 10 total).
Finally, I installed a Jet Air Filtration box to help with the air clarity for the A/C, this machine picks up so much fine dust.
All in all, this past 4 years my shop has been a huge under haul of planning and shop design to get the best use of the space I have.
A/C update – It’s bringing my 600 sq. ft. shop down to mid 70’s while it’s mid 90’s outside with NO humidity, the system does run all day since my exterior walls aren’t insulated. Electricity bills didn’t go up drastically like some would think, Mini Split units are really efficient.
Future shop projects:
Split Top Roubo
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