|Project by Natedog||posted 06-09-2013 11:50 PM||1689 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
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.