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AlmostRetired

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10-13-2017 10:04 PM

Evening Lumbejocks,

I am getting ready to head out on a short notice deployment and wanted to ask how everyone sets up their shops for long periods of inactivity. Here’s the story…After 21+ years my last deployment was supposed to have been the last one but due to recent events I am deploying again.

The last time I deployed all I had was a bunch of hand tools, hand power tools, a miter saw, Ryobi job site table saw and a 12×16 shed full of crap. This time, and after moving into a new house with a great 2 car garage, I have collected some better tools and have a 20×24 workspace. I recently bought a SawStop PCS 3HP, a nice 14” Rikon Bandsaw, a Delta Planer, an old jointer, some nice routers and a bunch of other stuff including tons of lumber of various species..

Based on the fact that I am going to be gone for 7+ months, what would you guys recommend I do to basically put my stuff in “long term storage” while I am gone.

Thanks,
Roger


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William Shelley

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#1 posted 10-13-2017 10:16 PM

Wax everything. Possibly even run a dehumidifier in the space. Have someone you trust check on things every 1-2 weeks.

Also it wouldn’t be bad to get a timer that turns on a lamp in the evenings to deter would-be ‘shop-lifters’.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#2 posted 10-13-2017 10:51 PM

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#3 posted 10-13-2017 10:55 PM

What kind of climate are we talking about?

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#4 posted 10-13-2017 11:15 PM

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Pogo930

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#5 posted 10-13-2017 11:26 PM

Use LPS3 on your tables. Its a cosmoline type product that sprays on fairly thick. It is for long term storage and will take a little to get it off but it WILL protect the tables.

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AlmostRetired

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#6 posted 10-13-2017 11:42 PM

Sorry everyone, I should have been more specific about the temps. I live in Chesapeake, VA…about 20 miles west of Virginia Beach, VA. The winters aren’t ever too cold, staying above the low 20s. Based on that, while I am gone the humidity should be nothing.

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jonah

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#7 posted 10-14-2017 01:47 AM

Based on how humid it was here in VA this past week (80 and humid), I wouldn’t count on low humidity. Is the place the tools will be in climate controlled?

If not, I’d recommend LPS3 or something similar.

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#8 posted 10-14-2017 02:49 AM

From one Vet to another, I wish you the best and safe deployment. Thank you for your service.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#9 posted 10-14-2017 04:17 AM



The winters aren t ever too cold, staying above the low 20s. Based on that, while I am gone the humidity should be nothing.

- AlmostRetired

Just temperature changes will change the humidity level and surface condensation (even if only in minute, unnoticed levels).

-- ajh

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