I have a new wrinkle in my workshop overhaul. I’ve been working on getting all of my larger machines arranged in an attempt to arrange them as efficiently as I could. However, I now have a new wrinkle that is going to require a little bit of a re-think. My dust collection, up to this point, has been primarily several shop vacs. However, I saw an add on Craigs List for a Delta Dust Collector for only $100. I took a look at it and couldn’t pass that up. The only problem is, it takes up a lot more space than my shop vacs. I have no idea how I am going to change my shop arrangement to accomodate for it. I am very glad that I have it. I just don’t have a clue as to how I’m going to make it work with my shop layout and also, how I am going to incorporate DC pipiing to my main tools. I intend that I will probablyl connect it to my table saw, jointer, planer and router table (the ones that really make a lot of dust and chips), and then I may continue to use my shop vacs for my band saw, scroll saw and other items that don’t generate quite as much mess. I plan to get in there and work out the arrangement tomorrow. I am thinking that I will want to place the DC close to a wall since it is tallish which is going to require some re-arrangement of my wall storage (which is almost all of my wall space). Anyway, the only way I know to figure it out is to get in there and play with some various configurations till I get something I like.
-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc