Tool thoughts #28: The Punch-list

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Blog entry by NedB posted 08-02-2012 03:12 PM 1147 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Morning all! [_]D
Regular readers will know that I managed to complete a new tool build this week. I find myself at a bit of a cross-road point today though. My shop has been in the works going all the way back to ‘08, and just like any other good shop, it is never ‘really’ done. In my case that is definitely true.

Three major points that need to be done in the next two months are:

Finish installing the siding on the upper section of the shop, My shop has always qualified as a ‘well ventilated’ space. I have the siding on hand, I just need to climb the ladder several times and hang the sheet goods above the 12’ high point. I have a fairly strong concern for heights however. SO this is going to be a challenge. I also need to cut and fit some plywood soffet pieces.

The Door to my shop is a rough and ready affair. I’m going to rebuild the doors and tighten up the gap around them (small rodents and birds have loved the easy access up til now). And in fact I believe I’m going to cut the ‘doors’ down to a single Door, albeit keeping it at 4’ across, plenty wide enough for easy access for the largest project or material. I also need to build a new set of steps, the ones I have now work, but I’d like a shallower rise.

I’m going to be putting in a passive solar heat system to extend the shop season (I might need to use my Kero heater in the deep of winter). That is moving to the top of my list, the calendar says that I have 2.5 months until the snow flies (roughly columbus day around here). I’ve got to pick up some supplies for that project, but they’re small $ items, so for under $500 I will be able to heat my shop, or so I hope.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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