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Misc. Shop Stuff #18: Natural Light is On The Way

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 510 days ago 1073 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s what I’ve had.

I’ve peeled the inside to prepare for a change.

This window will be installed tomorrow!

Looking forward to more light; about 35% more by my calculations, not that I’ve counted. :-)

I’ll update when it’s in!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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Mosquito

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#1 posted 510 days ago

Nice. That new window looks like it will fit better. Windows that are that much wider than they are tall (large picture windows exempt) always make me think of basement windows…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 510 days ago

Yep, very cheap, commercial-grade sliders in the shop now; looked crappy, little lite, didn’t slide,, and leaked. Tomorrow the first of two gets replaced!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Don W

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#3 posted 510 days ago

Sweet!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Airframer

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#4 posted 510 days ago

That’s going to be a nice change. Just in time for summer too!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Mauricio

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#5 posted 510 days ago

Nice! but all I can think about is why you blacked out that sticker on the window? I wonder what it said?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 510 days ago

Let there be light. Unfortunately for me, some things just look better in the dark. : (

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 510 days ago

Rot underneath the window… Vinyl siding, anyone? (No, I didn’t build this place OR install this window…)

Installed, after ‘refurb’ of wall and opening. Yeah, crappy pic, but you get the point.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 509 days ago

Done.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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lysdexic

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#9 posted 509 days ago

NICE!

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 509 days ago

I moved the light fixture closer to being over the center of the bench, and raised it up about 6” for better benchtop lighting. Less clutter in front of the window, too. A definite improvement all the way around, and I got to work with Pop all day. A win-win.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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ShaneA

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#11 posted 509 days ago

Looks good Smitty. Kind of place you want to look around and mess with stuff.

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Mosquito

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#12 posted 509 days ago

Looks great

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Don W

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#13 posted 509 days ago

Great improvement. Even the bench looks happier

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Dave

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#14 posted 508 days ago

Its the only way to go.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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iceman50

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#15 posted 508 days ago

It was a great day and project was a success

-- Stay cool.

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