shop makeover complete

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Project by Walt posted 07-06-2015 09:22 PM 1984 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed the shop makeover by enclosing the ceiling with 1/4 inch lauan plywood .and adding PVC dust collection to my existing system. the rolling carts seen holding my router table and planner are just a few of the carts that have made one is used for a side table for my table saw and the next one will be holding my new benchtop Jointer. Having these tools on portable stands allows me to work safely and dust free . Plans for the rolling table are available from Woodcrafters Journal

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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#1 posted 07-06-2015 11:18 PM

Nice space Walt!
Looks like a great place to work.

-- Chem, Central California

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 12:15 PM

Looks good. Time to get it dirty.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 01:10 PM

Chris K believe it gets dirty. However since I changed to 4 in PVC and a 2 1/2 hp vacuumed system cleanup goes a lot faster

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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#4 posted 07-07-2015 01:17 PM

Good looking improvements to your shop.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 07-07-2015 01:20 PM

Walt, this is very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 07-07-2015 02:50 PM

Always nice to do upgrades that make it easier to work. Speaking of such, I need to build one of those air filters like you have hanging up there

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#7 posted 07-07-2015 05:41 PM

The air cleaner is made from 3/4 in MDF, a standard two fan window fan. The fan is permantly mounted one third of the distance from the front to halfway. Behind the fan there are two sets of stops for the filters. The first and second stage filters are made of reuseable blue filter material. This is attached to frames that slide in the stops. The filter in front of the fan is a filtrate filter I only have to change it every two months.
If you check out my projects you will see the air filter in detail. Happy sawdust

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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