The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #15: Pictures and stuff

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Blog entry by cmckerliesr posted 03-12-2011 01:16 AM 1423 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I finally got some pictures from inside the can. Being the cheapskate that I am, found a factory refurbished digital camera to take my pictures. Rather then getting the camera I previously told you about at Big Lots. Hey! I save $10 even with shipping from

So, without dragging this on forever, here are the latest photos from outside and inside the can.

As you can see this is the outside, which is soon to be painted a lighter or reflective color to help reflect radiant heat.

This is the vent I told you about before from the outside.

This is the same vent but from the inside.

Informational label on the door of the can.

This is one half of the doors open, exposing some of the current mess.

Welcome to the mess.

This is one sheet of OSB. It is not attached to the wall yet. I will have to attach some 2X3’s to the walls as studs to attach the OSB.

This is the same wall, but showing the insulation on the other half of the wall and where soon another sheet of OSB will be attached.

I am sure you can tell what this is.

This is just my truck. I love my truck. That is my dog Diablo looking at me like I am nuts in the background on the left.

OH! I almost forgot. The next picture is of the patch that I have told you about before in the ceiling, where I may install the vent.

So. I hope this provides a better picture (pun intended) of my can (workshop). I really need to get the OSB up because I need the cabinets back up and I have some other things I need to hang up to get them out of the way.

Take care!
That is all for now from the man in the can!

-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 03-12-2011 01:29 AM

Great to see pictures of your shop, I have been wondering what it looked like!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 03-12-2011 02:16 AM

I was wondering when we were going to get another installment of “WoodWorking in a Can.”

But that mess makes my eyes burn…ahhh! My eyes! MY EYES!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 03-12-2011 02:28 AM

I know someone who did the same thing. His brother is a truck driver and brought him 2 of these cans. Put them side by side, cut out one wall of each and then welded then together.

He is a potter and this was worked out great for him. Wonderful use for these. I understand they have made housing out of them also.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 03-12-2011 02:34 AM

Ha ha, woodworking in a can!! But it is a nice woodworking can!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 03-12-2011 04:15 AM

I like it!

Is Yang Ming Chinese for “workshop”? ;^)


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 03-12-2011 06:01 AM

Great idea for a workshop. Looks like you have it ‘ship shape’, sorry about the pun. LOL.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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