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1 minute ago, RichardA said:

One thing I'd suggest is,  get some overhead lighting.  Shadows create errors .

100% need new shop lights 

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2 minutes ago, RichardA said:

Led's if you can swing them. In daylight brightness.  Oh, and as much white paint as you can stand.

LEDs for sure also shop doubles, well as a shop HAHA I'll be making a cart for shop vac dustopper soon also. Miter station there after. I'll integrate kreg k5 after that. With drill press. All at miter station.  Not sure how all that will tie together but I'll figure it out. 

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Richard's lighting suggestions are spot on! I'll add that in a space that large, some mobile auxilliary lighting really helps, too. I make extensive use of several cheap, clamp-on work lights with LED bulbs when I'm in the garage. My smaller shed workspace is light colored and cozy, so a couple overhead fixtures do well.

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49 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

Richard's lighting suggestions are spot on! I'll add that in a space that large, some mobile auxilliary lighting really helps, too. I make extensive use of several cheap, clamp-on work lights with LED bulbs when I'm in the garage. My smaller shed workspace is light colored and cozy, so a couple overhead fixtures do well.

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Hey we all started some where, looks great! Looks like you have plenty of room which is also a great place to start.

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Harbor Freight has LED lights for $29.95. Good with a coupon for a discount on one. Got one to try. Last weekend, they were on sale at $19.95. Got four! I have one in m y office area, between the two desks. I don't need a desk lamp anymore as there are no shadows or dark s pots. Two in the shop light the whole shop better than the two old fluorescent lights!

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58 minutes ago, Bankstick said:

Harbor Freight has LED lights for $29.95. Good with a coupon for a discount on one. Got one to try. Last weekend, they were on sale at $19.95. Got four! I have one in m y office area, between the two desks. I don't need a desk lamp anymore as there are no shadows or dark s pots. Two in the shop light the whole shop better than the two old fluorescent lights!

Hard wire, plug in, or batteries?

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9 hours ago, K Cooper said:

And I would probably keep the black cat out of the shop, at least until after the end of the month:(

I have 3 and they do their jobs. But yeah I hear ya 

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LED lights are awesome. There are some I get from the box store that are like $15 each and they work awesome. I don't know if you follow Mattias Wandel but his advice about placing lights at random angles is money. It really helps prevent shadowing as the lights aren't placed parallel to benches or objects. If you want i can probably dig out the video where he explains it well.

10 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

I see you got a new dust collector, as well! :lol:

My dad had a dust collector like that too. For some reason he always complained about it talking back to him.... :D

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7 hours ago, Chestnut said:

LED lights are awesome. There are some I get from the box store that are like $15 each and they work awesome. I don't know if you follow Mattias Wandel but his advice about placing lights at random angles is money. It really helps prevent shadowing as the lights aren't placed parallel to benches or objects. If you want i can probably dig out the video where he explains it well.

My dad had a dust collector like that too. For some reason he always complained about it talking back to him.... :D

HAHAHAHAHA this one does also. I picked up 4 more LEDs today. 

18 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

I see you got a new dust collector, as well! :lol:

Those kind ain't cheap either. 

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