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Re: Shop: You don't need a big workshop *PIC*

: Very cool, Malcolm. And you covered the slip nicely. I think a lot
: of us would have dropped an f-bomb or an s-bomb. Well, at least
: I would have. The small work and the finish work would be
: manageable inside (if I was single!) but how do you manage dust
: control with the big initial cutting & shaping? Or it is all
: by hand (shudder)?

: Thanks for sharing that,
: Matt

: :

Hello Matt,

All the sawdust making (the big stuff) is done outside except if I need to fine tune something small on the bandsaw which goes well enough with the 5hp shop vac. The bandsaw also rolls outside on casters if I need to do any serious cuts. I have a Ridgid portable contractor saw and a portable thickness planer. All butt-joints and miters are done by hand and I sweep up after each one. Pretty much once I rip the wood to size I use hand tools from there on.

I have in the past glassed inside but never again. Epoxy fumes are not good for ya!

Here's what I did to cover my mistake- I just epoxied the hole and then ran the existing inlay around the leash cup, which was what I was contemplating anyway. I rough-cut the abalone, mounted it to a dremel mandrel, and spun it on an emory board to make it perfectly round, then I rough cut the center and used a dremel to dress it up to fit just right over the leash cup. I goop on some epoxy and then once it cures I file it down flush and then final sand the board.

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clarification- not a pilot hole, a vent hole.
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