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Looks great. Mine looks pretty much the same except I have less tools, and it's messier. and less lighting. One question - What is that black thing next to the table saw? It looks like a shop vac with a muffler but I'm not certain.
Wow! Who wouldn't love to have a shop like that? I have a serious case of "Shop Envy" but one question. Where is the sawdust? I could use some tips on "Cleanliness is Next to Godliness!" as my High School Coach used to say.
what do you make there? Sure ain't sawdust!! I mean How we even know its not just a picture put out by Ridge. At least sprinkle a little saw here and there!!!!!!!!!!!
I have this real problem - I am a neat freak - I think it is a disorder of some kind - I will cut something on my table saw - get the vacuum out - and clean everything up - then 15 minutes later - will cut something else on the table saw and have another mess and go through the same process. I am trying really hard to get over that - and not clean up until the end of the day or when the project is done - I think I probably have a least a cup full of saw dust somewhere in the shop - *sigh* - then again - maybe not. The disorder has to be related to the job I held over the past 21 years. At least that is my excuse and I am sticking to it.
I See one thing missing, Where are the Ridgid calendar pin up girls?
You know I've always loved that shop you set up. But after all this time, I just noticed...
You have a Jet air cleaner, and what looks like a Harbor Freight 1HP dust collector (by the jointer). Now you know you really shouldn't break up the perfect set of Ridgid tools. How about sending those over to me? I can use the air cleaner, and I know a couple of guys that can use that little DC...
By the way, what band saw fence is that? Sure looks a lot more solid than the POS Craftsman Professional fence I put on my band saw...
dbhost - thanks - I do make it around to a few woodworking sites - well as far as the Jet filtration system - that was a gift from the wife (not sure if she wanted to save my lungs or have it drop on my head - judgment is still out on that one - and the 1 HP dust collector is a Grizzly - on the fence on the band saw - that also is from Grizzly - and is built really well and really does its job - it either lays flat or stands up like the photo shows - and works rather well for re-sawing boards down to thinner thicknesses. Its funny - I can go out there and spend all day - on the cold wintery days - not do a thing - and come back into the house totally satified at being in my shop. I hope the rest of you also have that enjoyment.
Its funny - I can go out there and spend all day - on the cold wintery days - not do a thing - and come back into the house totally satified at being in my shop. I hope the rest of you also have that enjoyment.
I'm only getting back into it after many years away, but I find it's good to get away from my "home business" stresses.
I have a running gag with my wife where I come up from the shop at the end of the day, act like I just remembered something important and say "CRAP! You know what I forgot while I was down in the woodshop?" She feigns along and asks "what?" and I reply "Everything!" with a smile!
Many years ago, when I smoked, being in the woodshop was the only time where it would suddenly occur to me "I haven't had a smoke all afternoon, and hadn't even noticed".