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Several people asked me about my dust collector modifications, so I made a follow-up video: Dust Collector Modifications
You can also visit my workshop: Workshop Page
Scroll down for an incredible video tour of Brian Haven's shop in San Jose, Calif. You'll get to see a full shop layout designed in SketchUp.
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Wake up, Brian!
Nicely done sir. You have some great ideas for use of space. I particularly liked the cabinet under your drill press.
The link in my reply was not clickable, try this:
Dust Collector Modifications
- I used the free version of Sketchup.
- Yes, Macs are absolutely 'wunnerful' :-)
I had several folks ask me about my dust collector modifications, so I made a follow-up video: http://brianhavens.us/resource/dust-collector-mods
loved it thanks!
Nice job Brian
Truely remarkable as to what can be done in limited space. I am in the process of redoing my shop and your tour has guided me in different directions. I can only imagine the music has to be part of your project design and woodworking as it is with myself
Nice job on the video and the shop.
Question: did you use Sketchup pro or the freebie?
P. S. Ain't Macs wunnerful!
I really enjoyed the tour Brian and it does inspire me to get to work on mine. Nice job. Loved the music as well; very relaxing. You must have been listening when you fell asleep.
Phil - San Diego
Thanks for all the great comments. It was quite an honor to get featured in the newsletter.
I want to try to answer some of the questions:
- I will have a follow-up video shortly, covering the dust collector modifications.
- I am also planning to do a video follow-up on the outfeed table, since there is so much interest. The sketchup model is available in the Sketchup 3D warehouse:
- I used iMovie '09 (Mac) to do all the editing. I exported the Sketchup animation to a movie, and edited it in iMovie
- I have some removable wings that I attached to the miter saw when I need to do a lot of accurate chopping. If I had more wall space I would prefer to have it integrated in a long auxiliary workbench.
- The shop is approximately 20' x 20'
Great presentation! Like Scott L,I too would would love to see your sketchup drawing of the outfeed table. Would you be willing to share? Thanks
The presentation combining slides, sketch-up and music was really cool. Shop appears to be spacious and well organized. However, I was not impressed with the way turning gouges and hand tools were simply placed in open drawers with no dividers - not a way to treat fine tools.
FANTASTIC SHOP!!! FANTASTIC PRESENTATION!!!
Good use of space. the table saw is especially a smart set up. I was trying to see what clever way the compound miter saw could be used with more versatility but did not see any. Presentation is nice.
Brian, excellent job, both in the shop and with the presentation. What is the size of your shop ?x? in feet? And did you make your own outfeed table? Would you share the plans for it? My husband and I make larger pieces of cabinetry sometimes, so we need a little bit more room for assembly, but your layout sure makes a lot of sense.
WOW, Shop & Presentation/Music
nice shop and great presentation. When I grow up (retire) I want to have such a shop. For now I have to roll every thing out of the garage to make a simple cut. Great Job!
Outstanding!! Great presentation!! The best garage shop I have seen yet.
As a woodworker and a retired film-tape-digital editor I gotta say it doesn't get any better than this. Great shop, great piece. Thanks.
WOW! Nice shop with excellent use of space. Great presentation. So much for showing static pic's of my dirty dwelling :)
Job well done Brian.
Nice outfeed table for the tablesaw! I'd love to build one form my PM66. Is it your own design or someone else's plans? Can you share a link to the plans for us? Thanks.
After such a presentation I might say that you choose the wrong job. Maybe movie director?
I enjoyed your shop tour and after what I've seen, I've changed an idea or two for my own garage/workshop retrofit which is on roll right now.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too coooooool!
Awesome Shop and shop tour. What's going on with your dust collector? Did you create a manifold for a single stage collector? What are the plan dimensions of your shop?
Outstanding presentation Brian! Nice use of Sketchup too. What slideshow software did you use.
I also utilize Sketchup and use Proshow Producer software for slideshows - now you got me inspired! LOL! Already starting my workshop tour - hope you are not offended that I will take your approach - never really thought about incorporating both pieces of software like that!
Again very VERY nice presentation - oh and a GREAT SHOP TOO!!
Simply a wonderful presentation!
Dream Shop. Really enjoyed the video tour. Been caught napping myself only not on video. he he :-) Thanks for sharing that. Gives me some inspiration.
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