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RussellAP

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#1 posted 607 days ago

I put mine on a one inch oak bench a couple feet high and keep it by the garage door so on nice days I can take it outside where the light and dust is better. In the garage I lean sheet rock up against the wall on a couple sides so the chips don’t cause a mess. You can collect the fine dust with a DC but not chips and there really isn’t that much dust. A fan will keep it out of your face. I have a couple lights that attach to the bench and hover where I put them which really helps me out too. I’d like a fancy rack for tools, but I dont want to prevent myself from both sides, so I’m thinking of a portable tool rack just for lathe stuff which is my fastest growing tool collection.

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