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    My Shop - update

    This is my shop, its located in my basement. These pictures are a bit old, as thing have been rearranged some, and new tools added.

    I have a Craftsman table saw, with a router table in the cast iron extension. I have a Dewalt 618 fixed base router mounted in it. I also have the plunge base for the 618, that I drop the motor into for non-router table work.

    At the time these pictures were taken I was using a Craftsman Router (1/4 in collet) with a fixed base in my router table. i have since upgraded to the Dewalt 618 combo for the flexability that it offers over the Craftsman (1/2 and 1/4 in collets, metal motor housing, variable speed, soft start). I had to drill the mounting holes in the cast iron wing, as it was only pre drilled for Craftsman routers. The router table fence is something I made out of an oak 2x4. It works extremely well !

    I just replaced the stock fence on the table saw with a 50'' Accusquare Rip Fence from Rockler. I will post an updated picture of that.

    Other big shop tools include:
    6 1/8 in Ridgid joiner JP610
    Delta 13 in planer-2 speed
    Dewalt 12 in compound miter saw
    Craftsman 9 in band saw
    Craftsman 9 in drill press
    Delta sanding station-disc and 4x36 belt
    Delta bench grinder

    Other power tools include:
    Dewalt 18v hammer drill/driver
    Dewalt 18v cordless circular saw 6in
    Dewalt random orbit sander <------I highly recomend this sander!
    Dewalt belt sander 3x21
    Dewalt 4in angle grinder
    Dewalt 3/8in corded drill
    Dewalt corded recip. saw
    Porter-Cable corded circular saw
    Porter-Cable pancake compressor
    Porter-Cable 16ga finish nailer and 18ga brad nailer
    Porter-Cable profile sander
    Craftsman plate joiner
    Skil jig saw
    Skil 1/4 sheet sander

    I'm sure that at some point I will upgrade the band saw and drill press to something more substantial, but for now it does what I need it to do.

    One thing that I am lacking is dust collection. I currently have a pile of saw dust / chips that I could probably loose my 2 year old son in!

    I will post some updates along with the newest pictures soon!
    Last edited by Sean Wright; 05-13-2007 at 12:01 AM.
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    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.
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    Looks like a good shop and a good helper Sean.
    Thanks
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    thanks for sharing sean!......here`s a pic of my 2y/o in the sawdust...
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    looks like you have got the essentials down pat, but dont hestitate on the DC for to long, it will be good for you and your son. and the pics of tods son, well we are preety sure he took after his mom
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    thanks for sharing sean!......here`s a pic of my 2y/o in the sawdust...
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    Until he gets a little older, I am trying to keep the little guy out of the shop as it is extremely un-child proof. It goes with out saying that a wood shop can be a potentially dangerous place, and I need my full concentration on what I am working on (so I can keep my fingers intact). I don't want to have to worry about him and myself at the same time.

    I am looking forward to when he gets older (and child proofing isn't an issue) so we can make stuff together.
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.
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    Looks like your off to a good start. What is the size of your sapce? My space in thebasement has poles every 8' length and every 10' width. You should to get the dust collector before the wife kills you. That fine dust will make its way up stairs and cover everything. Plus it doesnt do much for the lungs.

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    May be my bad but,
    I don't see any DC in the shop
    That should be on your short list of new toyls when you have a shop. Especially in the house with little ones around.
    Git r done!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Howell View Post
    May be my bad but,
    I don't see any DC in the shop
    That should be on your short list of new toyls when you have a shop. Especially in the house with little ones around.
    Git r done!!
    Tyler,

    Nope, your right, I don't have any dust collection yet. That is on my list of "need to get items".

    What kind are you using? Any recomendations?

    Thanks !
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.
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    How tall a space do you have?

    You can fool around with chip collectors, and bags, filters etc, etc, you can trade up, trade sideways, whatever, in the end, most likely a lot of time, aggravation, and money later, you will buy or build a cyclone.

    The only thing that could limit it is the height you have there.

    That being said, you could maybe put it outside in a compartment with an air return.

    The Clearvue is a good unit.

    Cheers!
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