Outfitting the workshop #3: Progress... sort of

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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 10-26-2008 08:43 AM 1266 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Ceiling progress Part 3 of Outfitting the workshop series Part 4: The Ceiling is done! »

Well not too much has been done on the shop over the last while but I did manage to get into the shop for about thre hours today…uhh yesterday and get all but two fixtures back up on the ceiling. Its starting to get too cold to work in there now so I guess I will have to hold off until spring to get the rest of the ceiling up. Any body up for a ceiling installing bee?

-- "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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#1 posted 10-26-2008 03:45 PM


Maybe you need to rent a “salamander”. It will warm the shop in no time and you can work on the ceiling on even the coldest days!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-26-2008 04:49 PM

bummer on the shop time…I havent gotten m uch the last few months and so trying to make and emphasis to get out and just tool around if nothing else…

WE EVEN DUPMED CABLE so we can do “MORE” with our lives…and I am hoping it adds up to more shopt time eventually….good luck on the shop…where are the picts???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 10-27-2008 02:35 PM

Thanks Lew, I’d never heard of a salamander before. Heating the shop isn’t too much of a problem it is the melting of the snow on the roof causing ice dams which will ruin the shingles and gutters that worries me if (I don’t get the ceiling insulated).

Hello Matt, it is amazing how much more time you have once you dump the cable, you’ll see. I didn’t take any photos yet, the only thing that really changed was that more fixtures are in the ceiling now, kind of boring photos :-), besides its kinda dark in there because I can’t turn on the breaker yet because I still have bare wires hanging down from the ceiling. Don’t ask me how many times I’ve jumped when I’ve inadvertantly scraped my head on the wires… and then remember they aren’t live!

Thanks for the comments, it’s only – 8 C this morning and the shop was still above freezing so that is a good thing.

-- "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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