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ShopNotes Podcast 091 — Shop Coffee and Current Garage Theories

By: Phil Huber
Join John, Logan, and Phil for this week's show where they discuss the important woodworking topics, like: "Is your workshop caffeinated or nah?"

Dust, chips, shavings — these are the byproducts of time spent in the shop. Chips and shavings are easily swept up. But the dust is more troublesome.

A recent shop cleanup has the team thinking about air cleaners. Large ceiling-mounted units are nice, but practical in a small shop space. We recently got a General International unit that rests on the floor.

What do you do to take care of dust in your shop?

Phil reveals his unified theory of garages: They are either: Car Hangers On-Site Self Storage Units (no cars) Accessory Rooms — workshops, entertainment spaces, outdoor adventure basecamps

The discussion turns to how glam your shop is (our would you like it to be). Honestly, we do more in our workshops than simply build projects. It might be a quiet place to think, host a few woodworking friends, etc.

Do you have running water? A coffee maker? Mini fridge? Snacks? Soft chair?

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Also mentioned in this episode:

Cordless Coffee Maker

PG Tips Tea — for Marc

Small Shop & Portable Air Cleaners



Oneida Benchtop Dust Collector


Published: Oct. 21, 2021
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