New Shop - from the ground , up. #7: Progress! Time to move a few tools!

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Blog entry by curliejones posted 10-07-2014 03:02 AM 2112 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been some time since I last chronicled the shop progress and I’m looking forward to moving in, albeit slowly. I painted the inside, built a porch, and wired the building. I must pay attention to a few things that I’ve ignored over the last several months while shop building, and then run underground power to the new space. I’ve had ample temporary power, using the 30A 120V underground wiring that supplied the old shed, it will be sooo nice not to deal with extension cords daily.

I have been surprised at the time required to wire the building as this was my first effort with flexible metal conduit. There are beaucoup (plenty) receptacles and the 4-square boxes allowed me to run separate circuits to each of the two duplex outlets in many locations. Here’s a couple of pics from 3 weeks ago; most of the recent progress was wiring and the porch is now painted.

Two pics show the loft storage area and then the built-in storage between the joists beneath.

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 03:51 AM

Looking really great. You are going to love all that space, I am sure.


-- ā€œI am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.ā€ Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 06:00 AM

Wow, you lucky dog you. NICE!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 01:30 PM

It’s lookin’ good! I like the storage loft. I’m sure I’d forget about 90% of the things I put up there :)


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