New Shop Project #1: Week One - Progress!

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Blog entry by TheDane posted 05-06-2012 09:42 PM 2184 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some real progress this week on the new shop.

Our contractor took care of the structural problem created by the house’s previous owner (he “accidentally” removed 21’ of a load-bearing wall!), and got the new walls framed in.

Friday, I went over the power and lighting requirements with the electrician and picked up the new overhead shop fixtures.

I’m giving some thought to cabinets from RedLine Garage Gear ( ) ... anybody have any experience with them?


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-06-2012 10:29 PM

Hey, that’s starting to LOOK like a room!
Now, is when it will start getting smaller & smaller as you finish & inhabit it… LOL

Thanks for the update!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 11:09 PM

It’s like an empty canvass waiting to be painted!

One thing I would like to do with my shop if I was to gut it and start over is to put in a raised sub-floor with the duct work running underneath for present and future dust collection needs. If you have the headroom, and the budget,you should consider it.

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 12:06 AM

This is beginnin to look a lot like a sha hop! That idea Stumps, is a really good idea.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 08:06 PM

I missed this, Gerry. This is looking really good.


-- 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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