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Tagged With: workshop

Setting Up Shop II, or How I Spent My Winter Vacation

I’m not what you would call a “neat freak.” However, I do try to keep things generally organized and find it near impossible to work in a cluttered shop. Not only do I find it technically difficult to work in an unorganized mess – I find it hopelessly depressing as well. Consequently, when the shop … Continue reading »

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Two-maybe three-Degrees of Separation

Over the years I’ve made many bone-headed mistakes. Cut a piece too short because I “knew” the measure and didn’t feel the need to consult the drawings I spent hours preparing. Put a dado at the wrong height, the wrong length, or worse, the wrong side! Glue a part on backwards. I’m not quite old … Continue reading »

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Setting Up Shop

This weekend marked the beginning of the “load in” process. With Grandma and Grandpa in for the weekend, the kids were well occupied and I had the time to finally start to finish the shop addition. On Friday evening I finished the loft underside — and did my typical lousy job of taping/plastering the seams. … Continue reading »

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Lofty Ambitions…

OK, so the inspections went well — though it took 3 visits from the inspector. Mostly little stuff — but Jay promptly dealt with all of the issues and we finally made it.I’m now working on getting the shop “in shape” before moving all of the tools in. This includes building a 4′ x 14′ … Continue reading »

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Final Inspections Tomorrow…

Tomorrow is the final electrical/plumbing inspection. Provided everything passes, I plan to begin work on the interior on Sunday. (My wife’s birthday is Saturday so I’m taking the kids while she has a “spa day”.) I’ve been reading “the Workbench Book” by Scott Landis and plan to read Ron Schleining’s “The Workbench” based on recommendations … Continue reading »

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If These Walls Could Talk…

I spent this past weekend installing Knotty Pine tongue and groove paneling in the new woodshop. As with the floors, I cut costs on materials by purchasing the “value line” stuff (offcuts, etc.) However, unlike the flooring, this stuff was awesome! When they said that most of the pieces were 3′ – 8′ long, they … Continue reading »

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I’m Floored!

It was a very busy Labor Day weekend. On Saturday I began the process of installing 300sq ft. of “utility grade” Oak hardwood flooring from Lumber Liquidators. This stuff is only $.89 sq. ft. — and for good reason. Much of it was under 10″ in length (many pieces significantly less). There were numerous pieces … Continue reading »

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New Time-lapse Uploaded

I’ve finished editing revision 6 of the time-lapse. Still some more to go, but this seemed like a good point to share.

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Ready…Set…

…wait a bit longer. Initial inspections were completed last week — electrical, plumbing, insulation, house-wrap, etc. This week the crew finished the rest of the siding. Yesterday the drywallers came in and hung the sheet rock ceiling. On Monday, my order of pine 8″ T&G siding for the interior walls arrived, and I picked up … Continue reading »

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Test for Echo

A couple quad boxes with 1.25″ PVC run into the crawl space Before the celing is installed (later this week?) I decided to install some PVC and low-voltage quad boxes to act as conduit for speaker wire, RG-6 and cat5e cabling. The plan is to install 2 sets of 6.25″ speakers in the ceiling — … Continue reading »

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