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post #1 of 11 Old 09-05-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hello,

My name is Ted Bateman and I just registered after reading a few posts that came up when I had googled "building a shaving horse" . Looks like a good bunch willing to help and share knowledge.
I have enjoyed woodworking ever since I took it as an elective in collage, East Tenn. State Un. Which is where I am from originally. All of my experience thus far has been with power tools, from portable to stationary. However a few years back we sold the house and my garage full of woodworking tools, and bought a condo. I missed having my garage to tinker around in so much that, after talking it over with my wife, I am now in the process of converting a spare bedroom into a small shop. My wife has asthma so that means little to no sawdust. So this shop will be almost strictly "OLDSCHOOL". A workbench, shaving horse, hand planes ect. I do have a few power tools though, a Craftsman 12" bandsaw, Delta benchtop drill press,Rikon midi lathe and a Dewalt 788 scrollsaw.
After I finish setting up the room and learning how to do thing with hand tools I want to concentrate on learning to make chairs by hand. Sorry for the post being so long but that pretty much covers where I've been, where I am now and where I want to go.

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-05-2010, 10:34 AM
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Ted,

You're correct you'll get plenty of help here. One thing I'd suggest is to invest in a quality dust collection system such as the Fein and on top of that install a quality air filtration system. I would bite the bullet and do this right up front so Mrs. Bateman doesn't have to deal with anything more than she already has to. Even hand tools will generate microscopic dust that will get airborne while the ac/heat blower is running. Your room is small so the smallest units will be over kill but that's good in your situation.

Also make sure you buy a top-notch ROS that will be compatible with your vacuum. Yours is a situation where I'd say a Festool vacuum and ROS would be easily justified.

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-05-2010, 12:02 PM
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An air filtration unit like this

It's a great unit, probably too large for a small shop, but it's on SALE for $250.00!!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B00004R9LO/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=228013&s=hiThis is a smaller unit also from Amazon:
List Price: $235.00 Price: $198.37 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. You Save: $36.63 (16%)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001O0D6JM/ref=dp_image_z_0?ie=UTF8&n=228013&s=hi
If I were you I would close off all the vents and air supply to that room to avoid moving the dust into other parts of the condo.
A 12" bandsaw will create a room full of dust in a heartbeat and the same with the scrollsaw. To insure peace in the valley as TT says start first with the dust collection and air filtration.
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The unit at the top is on sale at woodcraft for $299.99.If there is a store near you.Im wondering if all the woodcraft stores have the same on sale items at the same time? itchy

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I can completely relate to missing your space in the garage. There is something satifying about having a space to create or just tinker. Welcome back into the woodworking world. Good luck with the setup and I am looking forward to what comes out of the woodworking room. I'm in agreement with the others as far as the air cleaner goes. It will greatly help with dust control. I am quite amazed when I see the amount of dust that is in the filters of mine. That stuff normally goes in your lungs. Not good.
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Missed that sale, how's about this one

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The unit at the top is on sale at woodcraft for $299.99.If there is a store near you.Im wondering if all the woodcraft stores have the same on sale items at the same time? itchy
At Woodcraft:


Jet Air Filtration System, Model AFS-1000B

SALE $249.99
Save $70 Now Through September 11, 2010

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Thanks from "OLDSCHOOL"

Thanks everyone for your welcoming comments and suggestions. I have been looking at dust collection and air filter units and will be putting them into use when I start making sawdust. And as always after making sawdust recount fingers.

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Some 30 years ago my first shop was in a 8 x 9' bedroom. I started with a Shopsmith. Dust collectors weren't in vogue back then. Made a lot of good things in that little shop though. One word of advise....In a small room like that if you decide on dust collection or filtration, watch the decibel ratings or buy a good pair of ear plugs.
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Thanks burkhome, I hadn't thought about that, but I will now.
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 03:45 AM
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Welcome to the forum Ted! Like they all said, lots of good people willing to lend a hand! No such thing as a dumb question, just dumb people asking ques - Ouch! honey...I'm typing here!

Seriously though, great bunch of folks with a lot of experience!

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welcome old timer

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