The Saw Horse Workshop - A New Begining #8: How I Spent My Vacation

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Blog entry by Sawhorse posted 06-10-2007 01:13 PM 2522 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Inside insulated - Outside Siding Going On Part 8 of The Saw Horse Workshop - A New Begining series Part 9: Pictures from inside the New Shop »

I was on vacation this past week and spent most of it working on the shop. I got a lot done, the windows are in, the siding is on and mostly trimmed, I did a little work on the inside; hanging the brackets for lumber storage, setting-up space to hang my clamps and I hung a peg board…but the most important thing was I got the sliding door hung!!!

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#1 posted 06-10-2007 01:15 PM

oh yah. A door makes it “finished”, doesn’t it?? :)
It’s lookin’ good!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 06-10-2007 01:31 PM

I have the “man door” ready to install, just ran out of gas yesterday, too tired to mess with it, but I’ll get to it….lol

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#3 posted 06-10-2007 02:27 PM

Looks like a nice shop you got going there.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 06-10-2007 02:54 PM

Your making great progress. Looking forward to seeing the inside with tools in it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 06-10-2007 03:50 PM

Yeeeehawwwwww! Spid-ato man could spin some stuff in that space! It’s coming along, Horse!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 06-10-2007 05:31 PM

Shop is coming along great. I wish I had more windows in mine. I work with the big door open a lot. But that doesn’t work well in mosquito weather.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#7 posted 06-10-2007 05:42 PM

Looks good.

Just make sure that you don’t do so much work on the shop that you’re too tired to get some projects done, LOL.

-- surplusdealdude

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#8 posted 06-10-2007 08:37 PM

Looks awsome sawhorse! Now ain’t the lil lady gonna be havin you work on the house a bit?
lol vin

-- Vin, Littleton, Ma.

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#9 posted 06-11-2007 03:18 AM

Karson, I bought some door opening mesh material for my old shop from the Carol Wright website, and I’ll probably do that again for this one, works great for keeping out the bugs…

Thanks miles125, WayneC, mot and surplusdealdude….

Vinny, I have to wait until the lil lady paints the inside of the house and then I get to lay the laminate flooring and put-up the trim. Got a GREAT deal on 3 1/4” base molding at the auction, paid $0.27 per foot for it, and $0.37 per foot for 4” crown molding….

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#10 posted 06-13-2007 04:56 PM

My dream shop will also have a wood floor. Better on the legs and feet. Your shop looks great. Good job.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#11 posted 06-13-2007 06:17 PM

Nice job Sawhorse. It looks like a great place to work.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#12 posted 06-14-2007 03:30 AM

Thanks fred & Bill…my other shop had a wood floor and it was much more forgiving on my knees than concrete. I have anti-fatigue mats to go in front of both my workbenches and all my shop machines as well.

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#13 posted 07-06-2007 02:05 PM

Following your progress and lending moral support. Looks like you have your hands full between the house and shop. Things appear to be moving along nicely.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#14 posted 07-08-2007 06:06 AM

It’s looking good Sawhorse. When is the move in date?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#15 posted 07-08-2007 12:05 PM

Thanks for the support DocK16….I’ve been moving in tools and machines for the last week, we should be moving into the house (and shop) permanently by the end of July or the middle of August. It has rained here for the last 12 days straight and brought alot of work to a halt. Yesterday, Saturday July 7th, was the first day we didn’t get any rain.

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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