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Shop Remodel #3: Roller coaster clinky clink. Day 2

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 11-24-2015 01:20 AM 947 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Break it down to build it up. Day one. Part 3 of Shop Remodel series Part 4: Painting the town »

Remember when you got on a roller coaster and that safety bar was lowered down, you felt so much anticipation and excitement for what was to come, then the coaster began to move. Hoots and hollers of joy are temporarily stifled as the coaster began it’s ascent with a clinky clink of slow jerky uphill movements. The anticipation turned to impatience for the fun to begin.
Well that’s where I am.
The first day or “demo day” is always the funnest of any remodel and you are filled with a sense of accomplishment only to have it deflated by the tedium of DAY 2.
Again I pirouetted about my shop in the Shop Samba of cleaning and moving, relocating and detoxification.
I guess all in all it went rather well today, though it was a very interrupted day of running to the store for supplies.
I managed to clear out close to 2000+ lbs of wood that I honestly would probably never use, but because of my obsession with hoarding even the smallest usable scrap I have not been able to part with them. I will probably advertise most of it as off-cuts or give it to the high school woodworking program… Who knows, but it is in the lumber barn for now and out of the shop.
It is like a living room without all the furniture now, it feels huge and full of promise.
The wall is up and ready for sheeting with some descent paneling, the electric is roughed in. I think a few more days and I will be ready to start on a piece for the space. I have two tills a bench and a drill press table to make.
So I really don’t have much to show for today, but here is what I have,


This is the maple that will eventually become the bench top.

I have a nice corner for lumber to stay out of the way now, let’s see if I can maintain a level of cleanliness once I get back to work. I like to say “They say that geniuses are messy, then I must be friggin’ brilant!”

I am not sure how much else I will get done this week, but I will let you all in as I go.
I think it might be a good time to start a video… whadya think?

-- Brian Noel



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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 11-24-2015 01:41 AM

Getting there one day at a time! Video!!! Sounds good to me! This is much better than a Roller Coaster ride!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 03:43 AM

I would love to see videos of you working. Would love to learn some of the things you know

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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