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Blog series by Devin updated 07-28-2009 09:22 AM 4 parts 25278 reads 53 comments total

Part 1: Sketchup of Shop Layout

02-16-2009 04:11 AM by Devin | 16 comments »

Hi everyone, well, after almost 4 years of continuously fine tuning my crawlspace shop, with no access larger than 30ish inches, I’m moving into a home with a basement. You know what this means, more room for my shop! I’m going from roughly 90 square feet (seriously, it’s that small), some of which is well under 6 feet tall (I’m 6’1”) to somewhere in the area of 240 square feet. Next stop, two car garage…but lets not get ahead of ourselves. For th...

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Part 2: The space that will become the shop

07-11-2009 10:36 AM by Devin | 7 comments »

Well this post has been a while in coming…We moved into the new townhouse back in May, I spent about a month painting (old place and the new), swapping out all the light fixtures, switches, plugs, taps, doors and even the kitchen cabinet doors, so the shop just had to wait. Here’s the space before we moved in.Walking in the door Looking to the right All the way in, by the window, looking at the exit. Then the move happened…by the time the movers got to moving my ...

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Part 3: Assembling and initial test of the layout (and a couple surprises)

07-12-2009 06:27 PM by Devin | 18 comments »

Time to start assembling the machines and getting all non-shop stuff out of my space. The wood pile is getting sorted, time to get the rack set up Much better now that it’s just wood shop tools Even from this angle, clutter, but manageable Wood rack’s up, now I really have space to move things around The “Dry Fit”I’ve already done a pretty comprehensive sketchup model (first blog in this series), but now that we’ve moved in it’s time to...

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Part 4: Insulation and drywall

07-28-2009 09:22 AM by Devin | 12 comments »

Well, it’s been a while since I added to this blog and lots has been done. I spent a day and a few evenings insulating the ceilings and walls. I used Roxul’s Safe ‘n Sound, double layer on the ceiling and double layer on any 6” walls. Even though it’s not fiberglass, it’s still disgusting. I wore a good dust mask, eye protection, gloves and a disposable full painters suit. My ceiling joists in half the room were 12” on center so I had to cut th...

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