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Project by Natedog posted 06-09-2013 11:50 PM 1956 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I moved from a garage workshop to a dedicated basement room workshop. These are a few projects that I completed for the new shop area.

I focused a lot more on dust collection. I modified a harbor freight dust collector so the fan sits on a new cabinet. The cabinet has a 2X2 frame on the inside and 3/8” plywood sides. The face frame is poplar with a plywood infill. The cabinet is able to blow directly into the filter/bag and it gets the duct work to the correct elevation. There is a Thien style baffle duct separator in the garbage can. The separator works great; currently I have had to empty the garbage can 4 times, and less than a gallon bucket of dust has made it through.

Another project is the table saw out feed table made of douglas fir. I used this table to practice joinery for future projects. The main joints are drawbored mortise and tenon joints. The cross members are through tenons that are wedged. The dowels and wedges are cherry. The out feed table also supports the ambient air dust filter.

The upper and lower cabinets are from my grandparents house that was torn down. The cabinets were sanded and refinished.

The last picture is the view I get when walking into the shop through the set of french doors. It is much better working in the climate controls basement than the garage.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 01:03 AM

Nice looking workshop Nate…..always good to have a dedicated area to work in.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 01:21 AM

Great looking shop! DC & an ambient air cleaner are critical to a safe and clean(er) work space. Well done!!!

I love having my shop in the basement! It is always cool and dry (dehumidifier), a very comfortable enviroment to work in!!! I just wish I had as much natural light as you’re showered in!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 02:02 AM

nice looking shop

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#4 posted 06-11-2013 12:09 PM

Nice shop!!!wish mine was that clean.


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#5 posted 03-22-2014 07:13 PM

Very nice. I like idea of a cabinet under the DC motor/fan. How do you like tablesaw up against wall? Also, does the jointer placement work well for you? Kind of cool to go through french doors straight into shop!

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