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New Shop Project #3: Moving along ... slowly!

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Blog entry by TheDane posted 05-26-2012 11:15 PM 2851 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Let There Be Light! Part 3 of New Shop Project series Part 4: Shop Cabinets Arrived Today »

Wrapped up the carpenter work this week … installed service doors into the main part of the garage and into the storage room, insulated new walls, sheathed main garage wall with drywall and buttoned up the OSB wall in the storage room.

Spent two days painting … it probably comes as no surprise that painting OSB is no fun! I used a PVA primer, then applied a coat of semi-gloss enamel. To speed up the painting, I bought one of Wagner’s ‘Power Roller Plus 995’ units … the handle on the damned thing leaked all over the place and it took over an hour to clean up the mess. I don’t want to bad mouth their product (maybe I got a defective one, and their tech support people are friendly and really try to help) ... I’m just not sure how much time I saved.

SWMBO keeps reminding me that Rome wasn’t built in a day … I guess a workshop isn’t either!

—Gerry

-- 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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Dallas

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#1 posted 05-26-2012 11:51 PM

Gerry, that looks good!

Are you going to lay plywood over the cement so that when you accidentally drop expensive sharp stuff it doesn’t get ruined?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 12:10 AM

Looks like a lot of the hard part is over…

Looking GOOD!

The FUN continues… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 01:17 AM

Jerry, Looking very clean and bright. Keep up the good work, it will be worth the time you are spending.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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TheDane

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#4 posted 05-27-2012 01:27 AM

Dallas … Nope, no plywood over the cement. I will be using rubber fatigue mats, but want to keep the the floor at the same level as the driveway so I can easily roll tools outside.

—Gerry

-- 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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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 05-27-2012 05:21 AM

and soon Gerry will wave his magic wand while whispering the secret spell
to transform it to a great mancave with toys ,jewlrys , highheels and diamonds
that magicly transform all kind of woods to beautyfull pieces from the honey list of wishes
to see the sparkle in her eyes he always have loved

lookink good sofare

Dennis

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stefang

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#6 posted 05-27-2012 08:00 AM

Looks great. White is good for the shop with all the light it reflects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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NH_Hermit

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#7 posted 05-27-2012 11:34 AM

Looking good, Gerry. Are you tempted to paint the floor?

-- John from Horse Shoe

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TheDane

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#8 posted 05-27-2012 03:08 PM

Dennis—Wait until you see the new piece of jewelry that is going into the new shop!

Mike—It is almost blinding when you turn on the light switch … I doubt I’ll have any trouble seeing in there.

John—I may do epoxy on the floor … that’s what I did in the garage in the last house, it was easy to keep clean and it wore like iron. Budget won’t allow now, but everything that is going in there is either on a mobile base or will hang from the wall so I can do the floor later if I decide to.

—Gerry

—Gerry

-- 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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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 05-27-2012 06:46 PM

I already have lined up what is needed to polish the green lightbulb
and gatherd buckets to the tovels for the drool …. thanks for the early warning :-)

Dennis

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