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WoodWarper

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My name is Daryn. I am new to lumberjocks.com, and at 52 just now getting back into woodworking. I have been interested in woodworking since i was a young boy, and saved up enough money when I was 13 by doing odd jobs for a year, to buy my first Craftsman table saw. I actually still own that saw, but will most likely be selling soon, as I am finally at a point in my life where am able to build my dream shop. It is currently only an empty 36×40 outbuilding, but I have been working on it, with a very good friend, for the last couple of months, and hope to be able to start using it in a couple more months. Progress is slow with me doing almost all of it myself, and there has been no shortage of things that need work. Upgraded electrical service, removing garage doors, repairing numerous holes in the metal siding, insulation…

I love to see photos of others shops. Always get some great ideas from looking at the way other folks are working. I will be sure to post some photos as soon as their is something worth taking pictures of.

I am looking forward to being a part of lumberjocks and have all ready enjoyed many of the great posts and wonderful information on this site.


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 08-25-2017 02:32 PM

This is a nice workspace. It’ got plenty of room.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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TungOil

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#2 posted 08-26-2017 02:09 AM

that will be a great space when you get it finished up! Welcome to LJ.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 08-26-2017 02:29 PM

hello Daryn , that is going to be a real nice shop space …Welcome 2 LJ’s :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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magaoitin

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#4 posted 08-28-2017 03:05 PM

Those are some tall walls, and a big space to heat. Looks like a closed cell spray foam with a rigid insulation over that. Getting your self all closed up and ready for a cold winter.

Do you have plans for a mezzanine/second floor in that space?

Welcome to the Club! and thanks for posting your shop.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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pottz

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#5 posted 08-29-2017 05:14 PM

wow thats a shop space and then some,dream big daryn you got the room and then some.welcome to lumber jocks you’ll love it here.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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WoodWarper

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#6 posted 08-30-2017 02:51 AM

Thanks to everyone for the encouraging posts!

I really can’t wait to get it done, for a lot of different reasons, but mainly because a fair amount of my tools are still crated up and in the garage completely clogging up that space…

I will post some more photos as things progress.

magaoitin:
You must be a mindreader! I am definitely building a mezanine for storage and a very small “office” area. I saw a YouTube video where a guy built a really cool pull-down stairway. Kind of like one for an attic, but made for more daily use. It was cool because it had gas struts that made it almost retract by itself. (At least it did not take much to lift back up to a stored away position.) I am going to be a little short on floor space, so this might be a good option. I wish I could find some plans for one!somewhere somi didn’t have to guess at the right size/ weight rationg to get for the struts. Either way I go, I did not want waste all of that vertical space.

And, you are correct about the insulation. I am hoping it will allow me to afford to heat it this winter. So far, I have been very impressed with it. My infrared thermometer was reading about 135 to 140 degrees by 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon, after the sun had a chance to warm the metal roof up. With 1 inch of spray foam and 3 inches of sheet foam it is only about 2 or 3 dgrees above the ambient air temp. :-)

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 08-30-2017 03:20 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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magaoitin

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#8 posted 08-31-2017 07:40 PM

When I moved into my shop there was an attic ladder to access the mezzanine, and it broke completely off the structure the first time I tried to use it, and I ended up on my backside. You are correct, it needs to be something much more robust for daily use.

Before I build a permanent set of stairs I saw this youtube and almost copied it.

Not a bad idea, and for $99 HF electric hoist and a couple of pullies everything is out of the way, and you can build a very beefy set of stairs

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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pottz

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#9 posted 08-31-2017 09:27 PM



When I moved into my shop there was an attic ladder to access the mezzanine, and it broke completely off the structure the first time I tried to use it, and I ended up on my backside. You are correct, it needs to be something much more robust for daily use.

Before I build a permanent set of stairs I saw this youtube and almost copied it.

Not a bad idea, and for $99 HF electric hoist and a couple of pullies everything is out of the way, and you can build a very beefy set of stairs

- magaoitin


now thats a pull down ladder! heavy duty and no strain on the body and out of the way when not needed,the way to go in my opinion.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Splinterman

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#10 posted 10-07-2017 01:59 AM

With safe careful planning, a workshop of enormous potential can be created here….have fun and enjoy.

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WoodWarper

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#11 posted 12-31-2017 03:20 AM

Just want to say thanks to everyone that has posted comments and encouragement.
Well the progress has been slower than I had hoped, but that is par for the course with me these days. I do finally have some new progress photos, and thought it might be better to reserve the “workshop” photos for the final, or closer to final result, and just post the progress pics in the comments. Here are a couple of what it looked like when I got it.

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WoodWarper

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#12 posted 12-31-2017 03:30 AM

This is a couple of shots while I was still working on the foam insulation. One inch of closed cel spray foam with three inch thick polyiso over that. The silver stuff is a radiant barrier film.

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pottz

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#13 posted 12-31-2017 03:35 AM

thanks for the update its looking great.man that’s a big project to tackle,you need about 10 more guys to help out-lol.cant wait to see what this becomes.thanks for sharing.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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WoodWarper

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#14 posted 12-31-2017 03:44 AM

And fast forward to today where I am finally getting some of the OSB walls and rough sawn cedar trim up. Wish I could have found some OSB without the printing on it, or thought to sand it all (OSB) with a floor sander before I put it up. Oh well, you can see where I sanded, but the areas with clear poly hide it a little better than nothing.

I will say that the insulation is definitely helping. It was 10 degrees outside when I went into the house this evening, and the 7500 watt, 240 volt space heater was keeping it at 53 inside, and I am only running it on the 5000 watt setting until I get it wired permanently.

Hopefully I will be able to work in the shop, instead of on the shop, before 2019!

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WoodWarper

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#15 posted 03-19-2018 01:34 AM

Well, I figured that I have finally made enough progress that it might be time for an update on the shop build. It is still moving along slower than I had hoped, but I have learned that things just plain take longer than when I was young.
Anyway, got the mezzanine up and have started doing some of the permanent electrical work. Almost starting to look like a shop. :-)

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