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    Good news: We finally settled down in Pike Creek, DE

    Bad news: We are renting a townhouse and there is no place for me to make sawdust

    Any advice?

    I might take up wood burning for the time being.
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  • #2
    Can you find a local club? Great dust collection and use the shower stall.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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    • #3
      Im in the same sort of situation, but luckily the laundry down stairs is big enough to fit my saw, table and stool in.
      Brett

      Only Robinson Crusoe could get everything done by Friday!

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      • #4
        Do you have a garage at that townhouse?


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        • #5
          I was in a somewhat similar, but not exact, situation one time and I had to choose between getting 'scolded' by dear sweet Mrs. Geezer by setting up my saw indoors or not cutting at all. I figured it was worth the scolding. . . . . . You can still hear her muttering (sometimes) under her breath "I can't believe I had a scroll saw making sawdust IN MY HOUSE!" Nope, I didn't feel guilty one single bit.

          John
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          • #6
            Garage, storage room, balcony or terrace, patio, basement?

            george
            A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
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            • #7
              Years ago I had my ham radio station set up in the closet of the spare bedroom of our apartment. We could close the door and nobody could see the equipment.

              Maybe you can put your saw and other required toys/tools in a closet and put a shower curtain rod in the door (one of the expanding kind) to keep the sawdust from escaping into the other rooms. Then use a box fan filter to further control the fine particles...just an idea.
              "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday." John Wayne.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SonOfMartin View Post
                Years ago I had my ham radio station set up in the closet of the spare bedroom of our apartment. We could close the door and nobody could see the equipment.

                Maybe you can put your saw and other required toys/tools in a closet and put a shower curtain rod in the door (one of the expanding kind) to keep the sawdust from escaping into the other rooms. Then use a box fan filter to further control the fine particles...just an idea.
                I hate to tell you this but you are not going to keep sawdust from getting into other areas with a shower curtain and a box fan with a furnace filter. I have been there and done that.

                Now if you have a spare room with a window and a door you can keep the sawdust out of the other rooms by putting your fan in the window and keeping the door closed. If there is a cold air return in the room block it off to prevent sawdust from being drawn into it.
                Last edited by Stoney; 09-20-2011, 12:54 PM.
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                • #9
                  Perhaps it would be easier if you just moved....once again. What we do to keep our Hobby happy.
                  Hawaiilad
                  Larry

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                  • #10
                    Hard times! - well i think quite a few folks know that I have my saw in a 20 x 20 bedsittingkitchen in one room one apartment at the bottom of the bed and next to a large outside window, As Stoney suggested I have a fan blowing across the saw to the open window. For lightweight scrolling - puzzles, fretwork and portraits it works because I raise little dust. For anything that needs excessive sanding I'm stuck.

                    I do have one big advantage in my situation which helps. I'm not part of a 'we'!!!

                    Hope you find some way out - rent a garage maybe?
                    Jim in Mexico

                    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
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                    • #11
                      Don't have an answer for your space. I moved mine into my dinning room, just inside the patio door out of the way of everything. Only because my shop is too hot in the summer when the humidity gets high. I have a swamp-cooler, which uses water for cooling. It only works well when it is dry. I don't create a lot of dust, but, clean up as soon as I'm finished. My problem is all the other tools that I need to use, when making frames etc. Right now, I'm working on a Moose antler & can't carve on that in the house, so I have to wait for morning temps that are cooler, to work out in the shop. I wish you luck with your dilema. Take Care
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