Shop move part 1 #1: "How to say good bye to my wood shop?" part 1

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Blog entry by Jimthecarver posted 05-13-2008 03:17 PM 1458 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The time has come I have to move my shop to another building. It is met with happiness and sadness.
Soon I will begin to transform my shop building which is about 70’ X 30” into a home for us.
The building is in great shape a stick framed structure built back in the late 70’s. The building I will move to is a 30’ X 40’ steel masters type building i built about 5 years ago. I currently use it for restoring antique vehicles.
Here’s a pic of the building.
I have lots to do, run electrical dust collection, and for sure heating and air well that is after I insulate and finish the walls and ceiling.
The shop will remain where it is until I get the casework finished for the kitchen then the move begins.
Thanks for the read.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 05-13-2008 04:16 PM

That will be a real nice shop, Jim. Is it all going to be wood working, or are you still saving a spot for the auto work? I moved from auto work as a hobby. Got tired of the grease, broken parts, knuckles, etc. I only do it now to save a trip to the auto repair shops. Good luck with the move and keep us posted.

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#2 posted 05-13-2008 04:39 PM

Are you going to insulate? It gets real hot in the high desert. Looks good.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 05-13-2008 04:47 PM

I agree that this looks pretty good. Keep up updated on the move.

Good luck and while it is going to be a lot of work it will be fun and exciting.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 05-13-2008 05:58 PM

I grew up in Apple Valley and agree with Gary, it does get pretty darn hot there.

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#5 posted 05-13-2008 06:06 PM

I am going to install 1” ridgid styrafoam 4×8 sheets….1” should give me a R-19 rating if it were fiberglass.
I do have a 63 C 10 short bed in the shop and will keep a small area for it. I have not been able to part with it.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#6 posted 05-13-2008 06:31 PM

Good luck! Love the Truck too…

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 05-14-2008 01:03 AM

Looks like you will have a very nice shop. I am in the process of putting in a new shop. I will be keeping watch as your shop progresses.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 05-14-2008 01:35 AM

Interesting workshop design Jim, I will follow with interest. Almost like the old mission hut.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 05-14-2008 01:53 AM

This will be fun to watch its progress.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#10 posted 05-14-2008 02:24 PM

Love the 63 Chevy C10 short bed I would keep it too

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Callum Kendall

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#11 posted 05-14-2008 06:20 PM

Nice truck and shop!

Thanks for the post


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