|Workshop by bkap||posted 01-29-2012 05:19 AM||1485 reads||0 times favorited||8 comments|
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I live on three acres on the edge of thousands of acres of farm land so my dust system blows outside. In the summer I open the double garage door for good outside light and work on a table out of doors. This helps with dust as I turn on a 24 inch fan to blow outside thus moving most of the dust out of the shop.
I make a lot of dust the way I work. If you have noticed my rockers they have a good deal of sculpturing which entails grinding, rasping and sanding. I shape then level and finally sand.
The shop is large enough for me and some six to ten other woodworkers. Each woodworker has space to work on their project as well as use of the shop machines. I give classes year-round with preference in the summertime. The shop is well insolated and used electric and coal heat. There are two bathrooms, one with a shower, and plenty of cold and hot water. There five sky lights in the roof for more outside light. I have a refrigerator in the shop for cold drinks and other snack foods.
Ephraim sets in an agriculture valley between two mountain ranges. This affords wonderful views from any angle. We are at some five thousand five hundred feet so the summer are never hot, no air conditioning needed, although the winters can get a little cold with snow.
-- Rocking Chair Guy