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A job change and move resulted in a new workshop. This room has been a collect-all place for pastors to store their crap for the last 30+ years. It measures 7m x 7m and has a 3m ceiling in the center sloping to 2m on the sides. The back closet is now filled with some of what has accumulated over time. Some items hit the rummage sale, some the curb, some things still await a similar future fate and some is being recycled.

The biggest issue with the room is temperature. There is very little insulation and it is poorly installed; the room also lacks a heat source though a small AC unit may fit in the windows. Next on the list for the space is tearing out the ceiling. Someone has stuffed insulation into the ceiling and it butts up against the roof which has caused some rot and warping of the roof line, the up side is that a ridge vent has been installed all the way across. the whole thing is covered with tacked up ceiling tiles. I’ll be taking down the ceiling next month, adding soffet vents, baffling and a new ceiling to help with the overheating issue.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#1 posted 08-23-2010 06:45 AM

Look forward to your pics :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#2 posted 08-23-2010 06:47 AM

Photos would be good.

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#3 posted 08-23-2010 07:06 AM

Hey Desrosa,
Pics would be nice here.

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#4 posted 09-04-2010 06:34 AM

The picture is worth a thousand word’s

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#5 posted 09-04-2010 07:54 AM

But not all good words. New pic added. I’ve built a corral that is behind the bandsaw and hard to see for storing my longer pieces of scrap. The odd looking piece that was in front of the table saw is now just visible under the workbench and is a series of shelves built from scrap as was the corral. The planer is now off the bench and on a stand taken from a siezed craftsmen tablesaw. Not visible is the fact that I can now reach the area directly from the bottom of the stairs by filling several garbage cans with lots of useless junk. I’ll be getting to the workbench soon.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#6 posted 11-24-2010 10:00 AM

Nice looking shop for making some sawdust, thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#7 posted 07-04-2011 04:49 AM

Great shop. Thanks for sharing!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 07-04-2011 01:55 PM

It looks like a workable space to me and as you continue to improve it it will give you much gratification.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 07-04-2011 02:40 PM

Russ, this looks like you have a nice shop in which to work. You appear to have plenty of room in there and the upgrades that you are planning will certainly make it a better place in which to play. Thanks for the pictures. It was fun to take a tour of your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 07-04-2011 04:52 PM

nice little setup, I like it cuz it’s in the attic it looks like anyway. My shop is in the basement and humidity kills everything my floor is some concrete and some dirt so it feels slimy when it’s humid out but it feels cool. I run the AC for a day or two and the ground still feels or looks wet it’s also uneven. One great thing about my shop is it’s two rooms cuz I just moved some stuff to the other side of the basement my neighbor/landlord/auntie doesn’t use cuz of her age. I wish I could just have a fresh new floor put in. Sorry for the rambling you do have a great little setup that needs little work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 07-06-2011 05:17 AM

It is a sort of attic room, it spans the space above the kitchen and garage both of which were added to the house sometime around the turn of the 20th century. An undated map I just found at an auction, didn’t get to buy it, showed the house as square and the architecture suggests it is an addition. The only issue I’ve run into is height, the ceiling is about 8’ tall and slopes down to 5’ tall at the edges.

bigike, my old shop was also the basement, the tradeoff is too hot/cold vs. too damp. For ease of going in any time and working the basement was nice, for having boards and projects stay straight and not shift as much when introduced to their new room I like the new space. Since most of my work time is around 1am the too hot hasn’t been a big issue, too cold will be.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#12 posted 03-04-2012 06:33 AM

I got a hold of a little extra cash this week and decided to blow it at harbor freight for a change. It is amazing just how much money you can blow there without even trying despite their low prices.

First up was the dust collector. Wood had a coupon in it for 150.00, haven’t seen better then that in a long time so I picked it up. At the moment I’m using the shop vac hose with an adapter to fit the 2.5” hose. I plan on a catch can, they have a local place that sells 30g sealed barrels for about 15-20 depending on the overall condition. For the moment I used duct tape between all the connections to tighten them up, made a noticeable difference in suction at the end of the hose.

Next up was a pair of stands, one for the grinder which I wish was a little taller an another for the scroll saw. Both these tools have been occupying valuable floor space by the workbench and table saw and have been a bit of a tripping hazard. Tomorrow I will cut up some plywood for the top of the scroll saw base and for the top of the cross braces so that the saw can be properly bolted to the stand and some weight added to the base.

I also picked up two packages of mats, these were 7.99 each with coupons. They make a bit of a difference temp wise on the feet and make standing a little easier on the knees. Hard to see in the pic but there is three of them in front of the lathe. Besides that there is one for in front of the grinder, one for the scroll saw, one for the drill press and a couple for the work bench.

The only thing not shown is a mover’s dolly that was only 10.00 with coupon. Couldn’t buy the wheels for that price. This will have a base added on top of which will be three sheets of plywood in an upright I-beam, the two insides of the i-beam will have brackets to hold my clamps. I plan to have it hold over 100 clamps so it will be a while till I fill it. One of the outsides will have wooden brackets to hold my lathe tools where they will be easy to see and reach while working at the lathe. Only thing other then that to do next week is build a scrap wood storage rack.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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