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The making of a woodshop #8: Getting Close

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Blog entry by JimNEB posted 1493 days ago 1092 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Starting to look like a building on the outside at least Part 8 of The making of a woodshop series Part 9: Making lots of saw dust! »

Well it’s been awhile since I posted on the project, but I wanted to be able to show some progress. I’ve gotten the outside all painted, and lights up.

Here you can see the outside, finally matching the rest of the house.

Here you can see the walls on the inside, I insulated and covered them with OSB. They then got a coat of primer and a couple coats in satin white, except for the south wall that I painted Avalanche blue. Just wanted to give it a little color. I was going to go with Bronco orange and blue but thought that might be a little much. You can also see the door that gives me access to the old garage, which makes moving tools and all the other stuff I’ve got for woodworking a much easier task.

Looking NW

This is looking NW and shows the door to the back yard and the garage door. You can see the floor got painted with an epoxy coat. I really wavered over what to do with the floor, looking at a number of options. I finally went with the epoxy coat and a number of anti-fatigue mats. I got a pretty good deal at Menards on some mats and I already had 3 others from the garage so I think that will work for me. You can also see the guard dog who keeps the back yard safe from intruders.
My next step will be to do some trim work around the doors, windows, baseboard and ceiling.
My new combination machine is being shipped today, so with any luck it will be in the shop and set-up by the middle part of next week. Yipeeee!

-- Jim, Nebraska



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GregD

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#1 posted 1493 days ago

This is going to be very cool when you get moved in.

-- Greg D.

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nailbanger2

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#2 posted 1493 days ago

Looking good Jim. The only thing I can add would be my interior decorating flair. That shop would look much better in Aqua and Orange (friendly sports related jibe), and possibly a #19 (OK, maybe I went too far).

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 1493 days ago

Greetings Jim,

Stellar job on the shop build…. it’s coming along nicely… I especially like the painted floor…

It’s so nice to get to move into a new shop… makes you feel just like a kid in a candy store….

You almost get giddy, and happy, and ready for the ball to get rolling.. I had that feeling when I built mine..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1493 days ago

Looking good Jim I’m sure you can’t wait to have everything up and running.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 1493 days ago

Wow that is a dangerous looking guard dog in the last picture.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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lilredweldingrod

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#6 posted 1493 days ago

I would come over and help you but I’m afraid of that viscous looking killer you have there. lol Those ankle biters are the worst of the lot. lol
You are going first cabin here, guy. This is going to be very nice. Looking forward to the pictures with all the toys in place. Rand

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lanwater

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#7 posted 1493 days ago

Hi Jim,

It’s going to look great.

I have been contemplating to build a big “shed” and move my shop to it and my biggest concern was reduce noise as much as I can.
I was wondering if you are using and soundproofing material/insulation in this project that can help me in my planing.

Thanks!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 1493 days ago

Good job – I’m trying not to be envious!

-- Joe

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wchips

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#9 posted 1493 days ago

Good looking shop Jim. You will like it when you get moved in

-- wchips

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