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

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 03-08-2013 05:23 AM 1132 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: A Wooden 'What is this?' Part 18 of Misc. Shop Stuff series Part 19: A Good Deal on Pecan? »

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 03-08-2013 05:41 AM

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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#2 posted 03-08-2013 07:25 AM

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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#3 posted 03-08-2013 01:55 PM

Sweet!!

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

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 02:24 PM

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

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#5 posted 03-08-2013 03:38 PM

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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#6 posted 03-08-2013 03:53 PM

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

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#7 posted 03-09-2013 12:31 AM

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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#8 posted 03-09-2013 04:03 AM

Done.

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

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#9 posted 03-09-2013 04:08 AM

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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#10 posted 03-09-2013 04:18 AM

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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#11 posted 03-09-2013 04:24 AM

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

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#12 posted 03-09-2013 06:20 AM

Looks great

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

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#13 posted 03-09-2013 12:49 PM

Great improvement. Even the bench looks happier

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

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#14 posted 03-10-2013 08:35 PM

Its the only way to go.

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

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#15 posted 03-11-2013 12:01 AM

It was a great day and project was a success

-- Stay cool.

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