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post #1 of 6 Old 08-21-2009, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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My name is Ed, but my friends call me Special Ed for various reasons - none bad. However, I do have a tendency to ask alot of questions - occupational hazard.

I live in the high desert of California outside Los Angeles.

I'm pretty new to woodwork overall and have only been working with wood for a couple years now, but its a rarity that I can actually do any woodwork due to the wife's penchant for filling my garage/woodshop with Teacher stuff or it's to freaking hot or cold in there. I do mostly small stuff, but have plans to go extreme here soon and build kitchen cabinets (with wife's thrilled approval) and have been collecting tools for the last couple years. ("Honey, I need this tool to do _______ for the kitchen cabinets.")

I've redesigned my shop on SketchUp and am in the process of putting together the dust collection system. Which, brought me to this site.

Judging from the post already, it looks like an active forum with productive and encouraging replies. I also hope to be able to add my two cents worth, but am probably gonna be disproportionately sucking on a few brains at first.

(Note to Moderator or Admin - You might want to add a Dust Collection Topic Area) Someone may have already answered my question and it's kinda tough to find it and I really don't know where to post it - hence the screen name.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-21-2009, 06:17 PM
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Hi Ed and welcome.
Iím also from the high desert area. I just downloaded SketchUp and tried to use it to draw up a new shed, but I realized that I still had a lot to learn.

JohnnyB
Iím a die hard DIY guy. Donít tell me to hire someone for what I can do myself.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-21-2009, 06:27 PM
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Hello Ed, you're already "special" since you are here!

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Hello All,

My name is Ed, but my friends call me Special Ed for various reasons - none bad. However, I do have a tendency to ask alot of questions - occupational hazard.

I live in the high desert of California outside Los Angeles.

I'm pretty new to woodwork overall and have only been working with wood for a couple years now, but its a rarity that I can actually do any woodwork due to the wife's penchant for filling my garage/woodshop with Teacher stuff or it's to freaking hot or cold in there. I do mostly small stuff, but have plans to go extreme here soon and build kitchen cabinets (with wife's thrilled approval) and have been collecting tools for the last couple years. ("Honey, I need this tool to do _______ for the kitchen cabinets.")

I've redesigned my shop on SketchUp and am in the process of putting together the dust collection system. Which, brought me to this site.

Judging from the post already, it looks like an active forum with productive and encouraging replies. I also hope to be able to add my two cents worth, but am probably gonna be disproportionately sucking on a few brains at first.

(Note to Moderator or Admin - You might want to add a Dust Collection Topic Area) Someone may have already answered my question and it's kinda tough to find it and I really don't know where to post it - hence the screen name.


Dust collection questions are a recurring issue here as well as other special topics. There is a lot to know about his subject and unfortunately it's scattered through out the forum in various posts.
I for "one" am in favor of narrowing down the power tool category especially for newcomers, who like your self are at a loss as to where to look and where to post these types of questions. Like the Dewey Decimal System, there are sub-categories of categories.
For now I'd use the general woodworking category for this and we'll do our best to answer them. bill

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-21-2009, 11:06 PM
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Welcome to the forum Ed,
Get that shop going and let the sawdust loose.
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Welcome to the forum, this is about the friendliest place in town.

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-23-2009, 07:28 PM
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