|Workshop by Chadwick||posted 01-30-2014 10:37 PM||2007 reads||1 time favorited||9 comments|
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In October of 2012, my mother-in-law bought me a Ridgid R4510 table saw for my birthday, and needless to say, I was hooked. I have dedicated every spare moment to this craft, and in only about a year’s time, have graduated up to this setup. Every piece of equipment you see has been earned by work that I’ve done for friends and neighbors. My wife is an Officer in the US Air Force, so I invested my shop time to creating challenge coin displays, memorial flag cases, shadow boxes, etc. and every penny from that has been saved to purchase what you see here :)
The left side of the shop is for storage of about 200 board feet of rough-sawn and semi-surfaced domestic and exotic woods. The cabinet is all finishing products (analine dyes, oil-based polyurethanes, shellacs, etc). The middle of the shop is the outfeed table, with Porter Cable PC160JT Jointer, Steel City 40100 Planer, and Ridgid R4510 Table Saw all outfeeding to it.
The most worthwhile addition: a modified 2hp dust collection system. Every machine in the shop is piped (via automatic blast gate) to this wonderful machine. I built the garbage can pre-separator (Thein Baffle Design) to eliminate chips and large pieces from hitting the impeller, also eliminating the need for plastic bag changes. Another important upgrade was the Wynn canister filter, eliminating dust particles greater than .5 micron.
Craftsman 21400 Band Saw, Hitachi C10FCE2 Miter Saw, and Craftsman 27680 / Ridgid R2401 Routers, all piped into the central dust collection system via automatic blast gates. The boxes on the wall are used for router bit/abrasives storage, and are actually Howitzer cartridge ammunition crates from decades ago.
...The storage and workbench corner – not only hardware, but trim routers, sanders, drills, planers, circular/jig saws, air compressor, and almost any hand tool I might need… not to mention a Hindenburg motivational poster on the wall :)
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