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    i just realized that i dont have a workshop. we have a shed but no electrical outlets. we are renting the house we are in now. but what should i do if i get a scroll saw? sorry if this is a weird question but it just hit me this morning.

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    Originally posted by flagrl View Post
    i just realized that i dont have a workshop. we have a shed but no electrical outlets. we are renting the house we are in now. but what should i do if i get a scroll saw? sorry if this is a weird question but it just hit me this morning.
    I'll tell you what I did many years ago, when I first got my bandsaw.
    I was in a very small house, and I had a tiny backporch. You would not believe how tiny it was. I put my 12-inch bandsaw right there.
    I had an unattached garage, but had alot of stuff in it and a car....I eventually was able to turn the garage into a shop, but yes I did use that tiny back porch for awhile.

    Have you considered those small buildings ....they are actually storage buildings and I think you can even put them on wheels.....like a trailer, so you could move it.
    Other than that.....you could move...find another house to rent where you could have a small shop.

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    • #3
      can you run an extension cord to the shed?

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      • #4
        i have a tiny back porch also didnt even think of using it. and i could move the saw inside when im not using it. great idea ill look and see if i can use it. it think an outlet is right inside the doorway before going out. thank you

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        • #5
          Originally posted by flagrl View Post
          i have a tiny back porch also didnt even think of using it. and i could move the saw inside when im not using it. great idea ill look and see if i can use it. it think an outlet is right inside the doorway before going out. thank you
          Make sure it's grounded.

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          • #6
            One of our forum members started out in her bathroom.
            And I think Sheila Landry works in her kitchen.
            Rolf
            RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
            Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
            Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
            And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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            • #7
              I think your right Rolf, Shelia does work out of her kitchen. I remember not long ago somebody was sawing in their living room. If you have a basement or a heated garage that is where I would be.-Jim

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              • #8
                My workshop is in a spare room inside the house, it works fine but you need an air filter and a shop vac. If you have the room you could use the kitchen like Sheila.

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                • #9
                  I have always cut on the patio or under the shade tree in the back yard.

                  Means I lose about four months in winter and more when the temps are unbearable, but it IS just a hobby and I do it for relaxation.
                  Jim
                  When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
                  Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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                  • #10
                    A basement is good,
                    In the livingroom is fine,
                    A kitchen will work,
                    spare bedroom will do,
                    Or set the saw up by the throne,
                    in case you"ve gotta poo!!!!
                    Dale w/ yella saws

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                    • #11
                      I'd love to know how on earth you can scroll in a kitchen or livingroom and not get sawdust all over your house? Sawdust cookies anyone?

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                      • #12
                        thank you for your suggestions i have come up with plan A and B when its not too hot or too cold i will be out on the little porch and when it gets too cold or too hot i will be in the extra bedroom right across the hall. i will buy a shop vac thank you. i live in florida so no basement. i think my step dad has a scroll saw and i am going up there in a month so i will get to try it out for a couple of weeks they have a basement where its all set up they live in tennesse i will post pics if i make anything that is semi ok

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                        • #13
                          I started out on my patio. Ran an extension cord out the door.

                          George

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                          • #14
                            For my druthers, I prefer sawing in the house, my wife insists I not, so in the little Barn I go . . .
                            "Ever Striving, Never Arriving"
                            website: http://www.coincutting.com

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                            • #15
                              what about saw dust

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