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TungOil

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I’m currently working from my 500 sq ft basement shop. My latest tool additions include a new Powermatic table saw and drum sander and yes, I still use the radial arm all the time!

-- 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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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#1 posted 01-17-2017 03:09 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!! Nice shop. Clean floor!!

I use a RAS too. Don’t advertise it too much. Got a lot anti-RAS folks here. :^) “Wrong Bladers” is what I call them but keep that under your hat.

What are you using for your dust collection? I need to do a shop-wide dust strategy this year. I have about 900 square feet in the main area of the shop.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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TungOil

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 05:39 PM

Thanks for the welcome!

Yes, I try to keep the place clean. A clean shop is a safer shop in my view. It also sets the right example for my boys (ages 9 & 12) and most importantly it keeps the wife happy if I don’t track sawdust all over the house!

I still prefer the RAS for cross cutting even over my miter saw. I use it strictly for 90 deg. cross cutting. It’s hard to beat it’s cross cut capacity.

For dust collection I just upgraded my dust collector to a Powermatic PM1300. I got the unit with the cartridge filter on top and it makes a big difference over having just the shaker felt bags alone. The photos I posted still show my old system which was a smaller 1 hp unit that sits on a 55 gal drum. My new larger shop requires longer pipe runs and with the addition of the drum sander, my old unit was just not able to cut it any longer. THE PM has 1.75hp and definitely pulls more air but if I had the room I would have installed the bigger unit with the dual filters. With 900 sq ft you are close to twice my size so I’d suggest the bigger dual filter collector. The guys at Air Handling systems in CT were super helpful with the piping design, they will give you all the pipe sizes, etc. if you send them a layout drawing of your shop.

-- 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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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#3 posted 01-17-2017 07:27 PM

wow! good deal. I will keep them in mind. I’m leaning toward a cyclone system since I have some runs that might get close to 40 feet long.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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pottz

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#4 posted 01-17-2017 10:36 PM

nice shop space tungoil,not sure why so many wood workers frown on a ras ive used one for over 25 years,it would be one of the last tools id ever give up.like you said i use for 90 degree cuts only.and your right about a clean shop,safer and much more efficient,although many here feel it too be disgraceful.i just think there too lazy to clean it up-lol.welcome to a great place to be.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 01-17-2017 11:44 PM

hi neighbor ….love the table saw …..looking forward to seeing some nice projects …. Welcome 2 LJ’s ….......... GREAT SHOP :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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TungOil

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#6 posted 01-18-2017 01:10 AM

thanks for the nice welcome all, much appreciated. Looking forward to learning from all of you and maybe even passing on a little knowledge here and there too!

-- 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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Polishcannon

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#7 posted 01-18-2017 02:28 AM

Nice shop Tung Oil. I like the fact that you have wood in your shop. Material storage is always a large component. I like looking at other people shops on LJs, and so often they are full of tools but very little material. Glad to see a rack full of lumber in yours.

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TungOil

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#8 posted 01-18-2017 03:05 AM

I’ve been trying to “build down” my lumber inventory to make room for some additional mahogany for my next project. I’ve accumuated a lot of nice wood over the years. Some of it is left overs from past projects. The cabinets in the background came from a bunch of red oak I got from a guy that bought a bandsaw mill to fool with but really had no use for the lumber. The entire bottom rack is filled with ash off my property. Between the ash borers, blight and hurricane Sandy those poor ash trees didn’t stand a chance! At least they will eventually get a second life as some sort of project. I have some walnut in there as well that came off my property too. They came down with the ash trees during the hurricane. You can never have too much wood, right?

-- 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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moke

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#9 posted 01-18-2017 05:11 PM

Welcome and thanks for showing us a great shop! You have a great variety of tools and very good tools at that!
Mike

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 01-20-2017 08:31 PM

Tungoil, you have a very nice shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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 01-23-2017 02:59 AM

Well laid out shop. I love your powermatic tools!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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TungOil

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#12 posted 01-23-2017 01:57 PM

thanks! I’m slowly replacing my older Craftsman tools with Powermatic. Next will likely be a bandsaw or jointer although on the bandsaw I really like the Laguna 14/12 so I may go that route instead.

-- 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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#13 posted 01-23-2017 02:02 PM

welcome to Ljs I know you well enjoy being here.
Nice looking shop and some super equipment too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kelster58

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#14 posted 01-29-2017 12:26 AM

Very nice ! Clean and well organized…..I hope you, your family, and your shop have many years together !

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

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TungOil

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#15 posted 01-29-2017 02:30 AM

Thanks guys!

-- 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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