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Workshop by ocean posted 12-21-2016 12:25 AM 1854 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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, FL
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My shop is a one car garage. It is a little slow working in a small shop due to set up time for each step in a project and the need to PUT THINGS AWAY after each use. Not impossible, just slow. Dust collection is also not the best with only a shop vacuum with a mini cyclone, but it could be worse. I do wear a quality respirator at all times with a whole shop ceiling mounted air filter. The worst part is all the dust that doesn’t make into the filter or shop vac, it’s everywhere.

-- Bob, FL Keys


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Marcial

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#1 posted 12-21-2016 04:18 AM

The cloud of dust resonates. One of the reasons (price and size the others) I went with the Laguna B-flux instead of the HEPA filter models. Until I do something about the above table dust generated by my table saw, I’ll keep using a respirator while operating the saw. I just got the Laguna DC; hoping it improves the dust issue. Is the big white ceiling mounted unit with the “bite me” sign an air cleaner? By your list of projects, you’ve accomplished a lot with your work space.

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ocean

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#2 posted 12-22-2016 01:22 PM

Yes the big white box is an air cleaner. A friend who is designs HVAC systems helped me design it. It uses a blower from a worn out AC air handler (two speed). Uses a three level filter system with the last being an electrostatic HEPA filter (his own design). All I do know is that it does a wonderful job. One long day in the shop will require the front filter be replaced.
Like all systems it is not perfect and a lot of dust still gets away. Dust collection at the source is step one and I have mediocre collection at best.

Yes the “sign” is a gift from a partner at work at retirement. An inside joke between us for all the crazy the things we had to do at work. You know the “gitter done” attitude, come hell or high water. Very little hell but lots of high water.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#3 posted 12-22-2016 03:29 PM

great shop ocean,space is always a problem most never have enough room but you seem to do a pretty good job with what you have,some nice projects.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 03-29-2017 01:43 PM

Bob, you have a beautiful shop. It has lots of nice tools and organization. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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ocean

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#5 posted 04-30-2019 03:29 PM

Well I finally added a dust collector. Modified a HF machine with a Thien baffled trash can and Wynn filter to replace the useless bag. For right now I’m using 4” flex hose to my TS where it divides into two 2.5 hoses, one for the blade guard and one for the cabinet. It works OK for how. I have a planned move within the next year to hopefully a new and bigger shop where i can install dust collection to all my machines. For now it is dragging the hose around.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#6 posted 04-30-2019 04:14 PM



Well I finally added a dust collector. Modified a HF machine with a Thien baffled trash can and Wynn filter to replace the useless bag. For right now I m using 4” flex hose to my TS where it divides into two 2.5 hoses, one for the blade guard and one for the cabinet. It works OK for how. I have a planned move within the next year to hopefully a new and bigger shop where i can install dust collection to all my machines. For now it is dragging the hose around.

- ocean


thanks for the update bob,it’s always fun seeing someones shop but it’s also cool to see the evoloution of a shop,most never post updates.cant wait to see your upcoming shop.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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