I have not posted in well over a year and unfortunately have not focused on wood working as much as I would like. For the past month or two my woodshop and house up near Mt. Fuji has been under snow. We closed it up at the end of December and lucky we did. We received an inordinate amount of snow and there was about one meter of snow on the driveway and much more on our deck several weeks after it fell. Fortunately, everything seems to have survived the winter. So, after a couple of years of various medical problems I plan to finish the wiring in the shop, up the amperage and actually start making something. I need to bring in an electrician to do this as I have no obvious talents in this area.
I have a fundamental question. I bought a Grizzly PolarBear 1.75 hp dusk collector. Do I really need it? I am interested in primarily woodturning. I plan to do this during the spring, summer and fall months when the shop is open. I will have an air filter system (probably a Jet 400 since they are available in Japan) and I always use a mask (will buy an airfilter type) when I turn. Do I really need to add the Polar Bear? I bought it on Stu's recommendation and I greatly appreciate his advice. I just seem to hit so many hurdles in trying to get my shop up and running. Is this one that I can avoid in the short term?