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My shop is kinda small. I only use it to tinker with small things. It also serves as a storehouse for my valued tools. Being small, I end up working in the garage. My bench is situated outside of my shop. As for bigger tools, I have to put them on wheels so I can roll them back to storage when I am finished. Here is an example. I got the idea somewhere in the internet and decided to copy it. The first photo shows my jet jts 10 on wheels. I built the frame on wheels for added mobility. All I have to do is to push on the metal pipes and anchor it to the hooks and when in use, I simply "unhook" this guys and it stays flat and firm in my garage floor. The other photo is a project I am working on. That is my bench in the background.

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Princeton, you have an interesting shop in which to work. I think a lot of us can empathize with you about your situation. I used to have to move my tools outside to do any woodworking. My wife has a penchant for keeping things neat and orderly so if I cut anything in my shop she would "comment" on the dust and chips that were in the shop. I also tried to keep both a garage and a shop but later got tired of the constanst set up and tear down. So I added some dust collection and moved my truck outside. This allowed me to permanently convert my garage into a shop.

But that is what works for me. Having your tools on wheels is a good idea, especially for those of us with smaller shops. And, if you have to move them outside to do your woodworking, then that is what works for you. It is a nice solution that lets you continue to make sawdust.
 

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I am currently finishing on a folding chair that my brother in law asked me to built. It is kinda very simple to build. It is quite popular here in the Philippines, most specially in the provinces. After this, I am planning on building a simple home made cyclone dust collecting system that I managed to pick up in the internet using a few simple household items (I believe I still have a few of them lying around somewhere). Well I guess that would solve my problem regarding all those wood chips around else getting my wife going ballistic on me. I am set on purchasing a portable vaccum cleaner by next week to use in this system
 

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Hey Princeton,
We all started some where so dont worry about the size…it is what comes out of the space that counts.
 
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