Workshop Upgrage 2010 #4: The final countdown begins

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Blog entry by Derek Lyons posted 04-03-2010 06:31 PM 1126 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Falling behind the curve Part 4 of Workshop Upgrage 2010 series Part 5: Today is the big day. »
Well, here we are just a week before the Big Day (when all my buddies show up to hang drywall and OSB), and here’s where the project stands:

  • Cleanup/storage – Practically everything is in the storage room, leaving only my table saw and workbench in the workshop proper. I’ve put some stuff on Craigslist and local mailing lists and got rid of some of it… The rest goes to 1-800-GOT-JUNK on Mon or Tuesday as I’ve been unable to arrange for a truck.
  • Electrical/lighting – upgrade canceled. This is my own fault, as life interfered with me getting with the guy who was going to do my electrical in time and his schedule filled up. There’s enough capacity for some limited lighting upgrades, so I’m mostly good there. This leave me limited to 110v, but as I pretty much have a full suite of 110v tools and upgrades to 220v are years away anyhow…
  • Insulation – insulation and vapor barrier is up on the walls. I’ll do the ceiling insulation once I have a ceiling to insulate.
  • Windows – new windows wouldn’t fit into the budget, and nothing useful has shown up at Habitat for Humanity. Those really can be done at anytime, so no biggie there.
  • Materials – getting prices today and tomorrow for Thurs/Fri delivery.

Overall, not where I’d hoped to be.. I’m not completely happy about the electrical, but that was more an issue of trip hazards (dust collector ducting running one way and the tool’s power cord another) than of capacity. At the end of the day, I’ll have a clean and warm workshop useable year round, and that’s the whole point of this exercise anyhow.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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