This was the mess you saw when first entering my shop. (Notice the picture taped to the wall with blue tape)...Bonnie asked me what was that little picture taped to the wall for? I explained that this was the wall where I would build a lumber rack...
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Location: Kite, GA
Update, 06/30/2013, Well, we have made the move to GA. Moved here so my wife could take care of her 88yo father. It was just too stressful trying to do it from 12 hours away. We have moved into his house with just over an acre of land. There's a 100+ year-old oak in the front yard and we have 3 pecan trees that are between 50 and 100 years old that put out a TON of pecans each year. Has a huge back yard that will be perfect for putting up a new shop building. Been here almost a month and have started looking for full-time employment. Nothing yet, but hopefully soon. Biggest issue for us now is our house back in 10aSEE is on the market, and if it doesn't sell soon it's gonna drain our savings.
I've been interested in working with wood since I was just a pup. But it wasnt till the past few years that I was able to actually able to set up a REAL shop and start building things. I usually tell people I consider myself to be a "WoodButcher" 'cause I can turn 100bucks worth of oak and maple into sawdust with the best of 'em :-)
The project I'm most proud of is the new dining room table I built for my wife last year. I was given some 100+ year-old barn wood (oak) and I used maple between the boards for a stripe effect. Hand rubbed it with about 15 coats of Tung oil and (I think) it came out pretty nice.
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Back in 10aSEE I put my air compressor on the inside of the shop. It was in a corner and pretty much out of the way. I wasn’t always pleased with the noise, but at least it was out of the weather. And when I got ahold of an old compressor t...
Finally getting some stuff set up in the new shop. I retired from the workforce at the end of August (YEA, ME) and have been taking it easy so far (Gotta pace myself you know) I have been (slowly) unpacking the 11’ X 20’ storage are...
Got the electrical all hooked up and turned on. Everything seemed to be working fine till last Saturday. Plugged in my mitersaw and when I hit the switch, the circuit went dead. Checked the circuit breaker box, fully expecting to find one had trip...
Woo Hoo! I’m finally getting power to the shop. Georgia Power finally got back with me and they’re telling me it will be OVER $3000 (out of MY pocket) for them to get power to my shop. And that’s doing it with overhead wires. ...