rain, thunderstorms, and overdue projects

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Blog entry by emart posted 11-06-2014 07:11 AM 1328 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At this point I am at the 80-90% complete stage for a few projects though all the thunderstorms tend to sideline me since my shop is not grounded and I am not a fan of being cold and wet despite living in seattle my entire life.
Current projects nearing the finishing line: a massive shelving unit designed to fit into a tiny house

a santa throne for a auto parts warehouse

project currently on hold:
the frame for a bandmill I am constructing

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#1 posted 11-06-2014 02:06 PM

Lots of fun to be workjng on here. My shop in Virginia is also not heated. Does make it harder to glue things up. You have much more rain though

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

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 02:22 PM

That’s a problem I have about putting a finish on my projects. I have a basement shop and it is not well ventilated. So, I have to use the great outdoors. Since winter is coming it is hard to “finish” a project.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#3 posted 11-06-2014 05:56 PM

Seattle has about the same weather as we have here on the southwest coast of Norway. I spent some time in Seattle back in 1959 or 1960 I think. It snowed while I was there, quite a lot too. I couldn’t do any woodworking if I didn’t have an insulated and heated shop as my wife makes me slave in the garden from spring to fall.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-07-2014 05:07 AM

insulating my shop would be amazing but it will not be possible until I add on to it. I intend on buying another shed kit and frankensteining the two together so i have enough room to work. As it sits I have to use my table saw outside and most assembly work is done in my house

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#5 posted 11-07-2014 09:05 AM

I feel for all the folks who either use their garages or small sheds, etc. for shops. It just goes to show the dedication of those like yourself who are working against the odds to make stuff. I hope you get a workable solution. I like the term ‘Frankensteining’, haven’t heard that variation before. I remember how great I felt after building my first (not very good) bench in my garage when I lived in the States. It was great having a place, any place to do some some work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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