2016 Project - Expand the Woodworking Shop #1: 2016 Project - Expand the Woodworking Shop in NE Ohio and Make it Dustless

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Blog entry by DrDrewInOhio posted 03-13-2016 01:39 AM 851 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First… if you happen to be in NE Ohio, I have a MeetUp Group for Woodworkers in NE Ohio – see below

I’m new to Lumberjocks in the past few years… but I was a member several years ago under some unknown ID and some unknown email account. I’ve been woodworking for 30+ years. Professionally, I’m an Engineer and Engineering Consultant and Engineering Project Manager.

I have no Woodworking projects planned for 2016… other than the Shop… but there are many small and large projects included in expanding a Woodworking Shop… like completing my Jig List… removing and reinstalling the Dust Collection System… and making some new additions MOBILE… without Mobile Bases.

I still consider YouTube as the world’s KNOWLEDGE BASE on almost all topics. Have you seen the YouTube video on the “Take a tour of a magical, dustless shop, Part I” and “Part 2”? Dustless Woodworking shops are possible… especially if you are intelligent (this guy is a California Doctor and Advocate for Dustless Work Environments)... and motivated to have a dustless shop.

Looks like he has unlimited financial resources… but cool stuff.

I started by developing a new methodology for creating a Sawdust Collection Enclosures for the main culprits of dust… Miter Saws, Radial Arm Saws and Table Saws. This methodology involves the use of SketchUp. SketchUp is a great tool to design something that you may not be able to envision. My methodology involves a Form Follows Function type of design.

I do not have pics in Photobucket yet… as the site wants to show me a commercial between every photo upload… then the upload fails with no explanation other than “Upload Failed”... where it shoes me another commercial. How does one tolerate this? Why is Photobucket the only way to upload pics? Crazy.

So you will need to see pics on my MeetUp site:

Or on my youTube Site:

Until… I have time to tolerate the Photobucket site.

Note to Lumberjock IT People: There are other Photo Hosting sites that are nowhere near as annoying.

So when I am done… I will have added 40% more space for a total of 750 Sq Ft in my basement Woodworking Shop… but I’ve actually used that much space all along… but the room was not finished.

Incidentally… I could use a local Lumberjock friend who has a truck as I ran out of Drywall. Need 4 more sheets… and some compound.

Great to be back!


-- Drew - NE Ohio

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