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  • Moving soon....need your advice...

    I'm in the process of building a new 20x24 shop. Hope to be moved in by March..New house comes with the shop..but who cares about the house...LOL

    If you were getting your dream shop, what would you like to have in it?

    I purchased a delta air cleaner..hangs from the ceiling. (Delta 50-875 Remote Air Purifier)

    Getting a new shop vac and a jet dust collector, any other toys I need?
    I mean toys for scrolling specifically.

    I have routers and router table and table saw and jointer and drill press thickness planer, oscillating spindle sander, bandsaw, dremel, torches, air compressor, etc.

    I already have my ol' yeller and stool and some base cabinets.
    Lamp beside the saw fan for coling and blowing dust into the air. LOL

    Plenty of Mike's blades too!

    What else should I consider since I'm starting from the ground up.

    Any and all advice will be appreciated!!!
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

  • #2
    Run air lines around that shop so you have access to that line from anywhere in the shop. We pretty much matched the dust collection lines with air lines. YOu can never have too much electric power, so make sure you have plenty of outlets.

    We set up a sanding center for the oscillating spindle sander, drum sander, sand flee, and belt sander and our new disc sander. It also helps to keep dust collection working with the bulk of the sanding done in one location.

    Now, specific to your scrolling - have some sort of air cleaner/filter close to where you will be scrolling, a good drill press, a drawer or area for spraying glue onto patterns, and or finishes on finished projects. And if your shop is heated, aim the flow of warm air towards where you will be at the scrollsaw. You tend to walk around more with other tools and can stay warm, but sitting at a scroll saw can get kind of chilly in the winter.

    I am going back to being jealous of your new shop now! sniff, sniff


    • #3
      Let me say one word NICEEEEEEEEE. You lucky dog. If I were you and not sure what stage woodworker you are but sit down and plan. Try to keep things in work stations. As mentioned have plenty of dustcollection duct work run. Have plenty of power run. Have plenty of lighting installed. You seee it better on a plan. Have your work tables so you can get around them. But have fun.
      John T.


      • #4
        Thanks for all the tips so far.

        I never thought of using an extra drawer for spraying the backs of my patterns.

        Good Idea as well as the others. But I realy like that one... keeps all the glue in one area. beats an old cardboard box anyday. LOL

        I'm still an intermediate scroller but have been doing woodworking for over 25 years ...

        I'll also make sure i set up across from the heater/AC for my scrolling and I'll centralize all my sanding in one area of the shop.

        keep the ideas coming I have a coupe of months to plan this so help me make it your dream shop..Money is of course an obstacle. LOL
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


        • #5
          Electrical outlet

          You migth want to have a 60 Amps breaker box that has 220V and 110V circuits. 1 line of 220V with replicated outlets and 2 lines of 110V(1 110V line runs on one wall, the other 110V line runs to the other wall).You might not have 220V tools yet but your needs might change in the future. Install the 2 voltages now to avoid future expenses. Has stated above in the thread, have your outlet next to the air line sockets.
          Last edited by boogatoo; 12-02-2005, 09:33 PM.


          • #6
            Seems to me that after you implement all the previous suggestions, you should invite about 20 or 30 of your best scrolling friends over to break in your new shop and test the scrollability.
            What sort of cookies should I bring?


            • #7
              Me thinks chocklit anything will work..LOL

              and an open invitation is out there.

              I would dearly love to meet some fellow scrollers.
              "Still Montana Mike"

              "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
              Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


              • #8
                Electricity lines

                I forgot one important point...

                Have a different circuit for your tools than for the lighting. One thing that you dont want is to end-up in a black-out because your tool tripp the breaker. Not mentionning that when you will put the breaker back on, light comes back to life but yout tool too if you havrn't closed the switch. When we are in a black-out we dont necessarly think of turning the tool off but rather to turn the light on. That could be dangerous.


                • #9
                  Two key pieces to any shop. A beverage fridge and a cot.
                  CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                  "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                  Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


                  • #10
                    More great Ideas...hmm is that why the missus bought me a cot for christmas...LOL.

                    I already have a project.

                    sign that syas.

                    Mike's Dog

                    Have cot and fridge..

                    I'll make sure the electrican knows about the different circuits...he starts next week....
                    "Still Montana Mike"

                    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


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