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I have a basement shop but as I age and now we live next to Lake Michigan the shop cold ness is not tolerable. I was looking into Infrafed Heat options would they be good for a shop for wold they ignite sawdust? The will heat me, the concrete walls, the tools. Beyond cost is ther any other drawbacks or concerns? Other than wasting engry by not having the basement insulated.
I made some covers for my turning tools from PVC pipe. It is durable and can be formed for a snapin fit. Just use a heatgun to form the pipe around the tool . You may have to heat again to get the correct snapin fit. You can round the tip to match the tool or make the PVC curve or flatten to match tools such as a Spindle Roughing Gouge or skew and scraper. By making the PVC pipe longer you can fit it over the ferrell also .
For a few years I was using a 300 watt Halogen light in the garage / shop. Yesterday I replaced it with a 2 ft LED fixture. It's quite a bit brighter, and should use up less electricity. I'm thinking about moving the light up a little higher just to get it just a little more out of view because it is so blindingly bright, but first I want to see how hot the fixture gets after it has been on for a while, so I can determine how close I can get it to the rafters.
Yesterday I was driving about a mile west of me when I saw an older gentleman putting this out by the road. It's a Cabboose Stove made by the Excelsior Stove Co. of Quincy Ill. Since my shop is a converted 24' trailer, this should be just about perfect. It needs a little work, the top is broke by the chimney pipe, and the doors are rusted shut. I got the lower draft door working today after a few hours in the electrolysis tank.
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