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Blog entry by FJPetruso posted 08-15-2008 04:59 AM 2156 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch


-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#1 posted 08-15-2008 05:04 AM

Your shop is really coming along nicely. Thanks for the update.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 08-15-2008 05:42 AM

Looking good.

That AC/heat unit comes with a not so good filter. If you want to make it last, get a good filter and stick it to the face of the unit. That’s what I do and you would be amazaed just how much dust it collects.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 08-15-2008 06:14 AM

See! THAT’S why I like LumberJocks! Good Advice! I’ll be sure to add another filter to the front of the unit. Thanks! Gary! I also plan on getting an air filtration system to attach to the ceiling. That should help too. I’m going to wire it into the lighting system so when the lights are on the filter is on… Always cleaning the air when I’m working.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#4 posted 08-15-2008 06:43 AM

Hi Frank

Your shop is coming along great! I put a filter in front of my AC like GaryK suggested. I was amazed at the dust it collected from just sweeping the floor one day.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 08-15-2008 12:23 PM

Looking good!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 08-15-2008 01:04 PM

Thanks for the update…looks like you’re making progress.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#7 posted 08-15-2008 01:51 PM

Looks real good, are you planning to have a lot of windows (for the natural light)?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 08-15-2008 03:21 PM

soon of great project of wood will be carried out in this workshop I wish you good luck and much photograph of your works on lumberjocks

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#9 posted 08-15-2008 03:29 PM

Nice to see the progress of your workshop. I am sure you must have thought of further expansion of your wood working hobby.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 08-16-2008 05:31 AM

Looks good – bet you cant wait to sweep the floor??

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#11 posted 08-16-2008 05:58 AM

Sweet deal! You are going to love that heating/cooling unit.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#12 posted 08-16-2008 06:31 AM

I’m putting a 4’ high X 8’ wide window in the front wall where my workbench will go. That window will face south. On the rear wall & to the side of the double doors I’m putting a 4’ high X 2-1/2’ wide window. I’ll probably put my carving bench & drafting table by this window.

Sweeping the floor of a new shop will be nice… for a while. And speaking of sweeping the floor… has anyone used one of those floor sweep adapters for your dust collector? How well do they work?

I got a real deal on some interior lighting. I’ll wait ‘til I have some photos to post before telling about that…

One of my hobbies is photography so more photos are to come.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#13 posted 08-19-2008 05:49 AM

WOW! Talk about FAST! I got online Sunday (yesterday) & used the tracking # for Old Dominion Freight Lines just to check on the progress of the shipping of my heat pump. I found to my suprise that it was already at the warehouse in St.Louis…. from ORDERING it from Austin, Texas on Thursday night to being delivered to St.Louis by TRUCK in LESS than 2 work days. Old Dominion does a great job! I picked it up myself at the warehouse today.

Amana Heat Pump

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#14 posted 08-19-2008 05:51 AM

Wow. thats exciting!

-- Scott - Chico California

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#15 posted 08-20-2008 03:46 AM

Yes, Good Service is so out of the ordinary these days it makes service like I got from Old Dominion & the seller very exciting. It seems that when other businesses offer free shipping they run out to the airplane, that the item was originally scheduled to be shipped on, take it off the plane & put it on Jed Clampett’s old rattle trap. That’s the kind of free shipping most sellers seem to be thinking their customers deserve. It really was a very pleasant suprise to get that good of service…..... or… Was I just lucky?

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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