|Forum topic by Ken90712||posted 04-15-2012 03:51 PM||6254 views||2 times favorited||18 replies|
04-15-2012 03:51 PM
Like many of us lumberjocks we could use a bigger shop! When I get ready to finish a project, I’ll clean and vacuum the shop for a day or two. Somehow there was always a little dust that would show up no matter how careful I was. Well, once I figure out that that static electricity on the flouresant bulbs held dust until turned off, thus dropping little dust particles on newly finished projects. Ugh!!!!
I then started finishing projects in the garage, trying to keep dust down and the door closed. That would work decent but not perfect. I started giving thought to building a portable spray booth. I planned on using PVC with plumbing fittings and wrap plastic around the frame. I was also going to install a box fan as a filter and ventilation. Figured this might be a pain to put the plastic on and off.
Well then one day Blondie and I were at AJ Tools. ( kind of like a Home Depot/ Harbor Freight/ Flee Market ) I saw this Motor Cycle Garage. A aluminum frame and canvas that went over it. All in all, a tent! I measured it to see how much room it would take. It was 10’ long 5’ wide 7 ’ tall. I’m like man; this might be the answer we have been looking for. It will also fit inside the garage and seal up tight.
For $125 bucks, we figure why not. I set it up Sat and today the outdoor dining table will be the first project finished in her. I like the fact it portable and it only took us 10 min or so to set up… I’ll put plastic on the ground to prevent overspray on the floor.. It also has two shelves which are ok, but a nice place to set things on.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"