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    workshop tent?

    so my wife insisted that my workshop not pollute the entire house with dust from my wood working endeavors.


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    I've seen tents set up for painting, but never thought about it for woodworking...very interesting.


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    why not just go Bill Pentz style with the DC? seems to me if you have fine dust covered, you'll have coarse dust covered, which means you'll have no contamination issues. Just a kick-ass DC.

    I wonder if the cost of an overkill DC for fine dust will be less than the cost of throwing up temp-walls.

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    Walls and plastic, hinges, latch, etc was only $55 and 4 hours to put it up.

    From all the research and talking to cabinet makers, no DC, no matter how good, will capture all dust. So I went the DC + isolation route

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    You understand that by doing this you pretty much hosed yourself on a detached workspace.

    I have my wife convinced I would suffocate on dust in a tented space.

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    lol...........well its a rental, so I cant exactly biuld a detacted workshop, or that would be the way to go, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    I have my wife convinced I would suffocate on dust in a tented space.
    You might. How many cabinet carpenters do you know with sensitized lungs that go into overdrive when in the presence of cut MDF? I can't imagine closing myself up in a room filled with floating phenolic powders.

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    ^^he helps my case more often than he knows^^

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    It does seem to be working. Saw dust is contained even without a dust collector

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    workshop is coming along nicely.

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