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Forum topic by thechipcarver posted 02-09-2014 04:08 PM 765 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2014 04:08 PM

Ok, I lost my workshop a while back. My family lives in a 1000 sqf apartment. I’m trying to make it work so that I can do woodcarving. I would like to make some small boxes to carve. I bought an old Dremel table saw to use.

I wonder if you guys have any ideas or pictures to make this work in such a small place. I need ideas of dust collection, easy tear down work benches, stuff like that.


-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 04:18 PM

I personally do not own a portable work bench but I just read about this on another forum just 5 minutes before I read your forum. This may help you get going in the right direction.

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 04:22 PM

Could you build a small shed?

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 04:42 PM

Are you are accustomed to using a traditional bench? Here’s an interesting way to get at least a few dogholes back into your life:

Or there is this (same manufacturer). Not knockdown, but small enough to be moved out of the way.,41637

It is $360…but it has two vices. You could easily spend that much on just the hardware alone if you were building your own.

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