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RobfromMN

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central, MN 56401
United States

Currently my work shop is in the back of my uninsulated garage. I have plans to wall off the back 10 feet, insulate and heat. So, I will eventually have a 10×25.5 foot workshop. For now, I am happy I have some tools. :)

-- if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you!


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dozer57

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 03:20 PM

git-r-done winter is coming sooner than we think. Shop tools don’t like the cold up here either, a little heat will keep them from rusting. I learned this the hard way.

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RobfromMN

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#2 posted 08-22-2014 11:05 PM



git-r-done winter is coming sooner than we think. Shop tools don t like the cold up here either, a little heat will keep them from rusting. I learned this the hard way.

- dozer57

thanks for the info dozer, I have learned that little bit myself the hardway in the past lol, I now use johnsons’s paste wax on my blades and worksurfaces. protects from rust and helps the work material slide so much nicer.

-- if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you!

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whitebeast88

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 02:40 PM

looks like a great start on your shop with some nice tools and a nice bench.now the hard part framing and insulating it,oh how i hate putting in insulation.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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RobfromMN

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 03:20 PM

Thanks Marty. Full build on workshop won’t happen till next year I am afraid. Finances went to other areas. But it will happen lol.

-- if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you!

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 03:37 PM

Is that an attached garage. If so, you could start out by insulating. That will make a huge difference. Then do the build next year. I used to work in my unattached garage. Several years ago I added onto the back with a 12×24 shop room that I have insulated. Heat with electric space heater and have a window AC in the wall. It will become your man cave.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 09-01-2014 03:39 PM

It sounds like a reasonable set up. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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RobfromMN

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#7 posted 09-01-2014 03:52 PM

Thanks for the welcome guys. The garage is detached, but extra deep. That way I can claim the back ten feet and still be able to park the truck and the car inside over the winter. I am still pricing electric heaters vrs. Natural gas heaters, I’ll have all winter to finish that. Already have the windows, just need to put them in and get another door for outside access. Then the partition wall, insulation, wiring, sheathing and finishing touches, so not much lol

-- if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you!

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