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It's a work in progress…permanently. It's not a showplace by any stretch. I just thought, from the welcome email, it was common practice to show what your working with.
There are a lot of improvements I'd like to make but some immediate wants are:
Upgrade the table saw. Sawstop or the new Unisaw.
The dust collector is not powerful enough.
A nice smooth out feed table would be terrific.
I'd really like to add an OSS.

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You have managed to put together a nice shop in which to work. It is well organized. The wood sheeting on the walls and windows are big bonuses in my book.

You have a nice set of tools to play with as well and the shop looks to be pretty effectively arranged.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.
 

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Looks good to me! Welcome to LJs to boot! FWIW, if you are considering an OSS, the Ridgid EB4424 is a great sander for not a ton of money. Not something I would use in a heavy production shop, but for a home workshop they are just fantastic… Had mine for about, I dunno maybe 2 years now. Use it all the time.

On your dust collector issue. That one looks like a Delta 50-760, which has a reputation for being one of the strongest single stage DCs on the market.

You might want to take a look at Bill Pentz's web site, he does a LOT of research into dust collection, and has quite a bit to say on the subject. I can boil it down to the basics for ya though. Run the strongest DC you can afford, use the largest duct the DC will support, avoid sharp turns (90 degree bends, Tees, things like that), and minimize the use of flex hose. Also canister filters flow better than bags, and a separator to keep the junk out of the filter keeps it flowing… I am sure I missed something, but you get the idea.
 

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Nice looking shop well organized and a good assortment of tools.
 

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Thanks fellas. I appreciate the comments.
Scott, I'm always hanging things up on the wall the changing my mind or rearranging so with that in mind and price, OSB was the way to go.
DB, I've heard nothing but good things about that Ridgid OSS. I was hoping the price would drop like the Ridgid jointer recently did but apparently it is too popular for that. I'm surprised to hear that about the Delta DC. I think getting serious about dust hoods for the miter saw and over the table saw would help a lot.
 

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You could do a lot to maximize the performance of that DC with ducting and dust hoods…
 

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One well layed out and sweet looking shop with cool toys to play with…well done.
 

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Nice shop, as long as it works for you that's all that matters. They are always an on going project that never gets finished. Welcome to LJs.
 

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that is one nice shop, if you make any improvements please post, thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon
 
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