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Well here’s my shop, my man cave. I thought about doing this with the shop cleaned up, but that wouldn’t be a true representation. This is how it is most of the time. I built it all with second hand lumber that I got off of Craigslist or stuff that was left over from other projects. Thanks to my dad for a lot of the metal roofing left from his house. My roof is red and green. Green is left from my house and garage and red is from my parents house rehab. I put an AC in this spring. Thankfully it has not been too hot, but I have used it numerous times. I’m in the process of insulating. I’m about 90% done. That has been huge this winter. Eventually I’ll put up some sort of wall board and get all of the lumber out of the way. I’m grateful for what I’ve got! Thanks for looking.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=1MpuPUr8-6s

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.


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Esko Lehtovaara

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#1 posted 08-21-2013 10:08 PM

Hello firefighter. You have a cosy looking shop. If you insulate it you should also think of puting double windows. Otherwhy you don’t get everything out of the insulating job. You lose very mush heat with only one window. When you have your first insulated wall ready you can start organizing it by building a small shelf. I have that all in front of me since my bigger shop is still a two horse stall…

-- Oisko aika oppia uutta? Go ahead and learn some Finnish at http://www.restaurointiturku.fi

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nailbanger2

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#2 posted 08-21-2013 10:15 PM

Your shop is looking good! The TV reception come in a little fuzzy?

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 08-21-2013 10:45 PM

More like the recption comes in a little dusty. You don’t notice it so much when the TVs on.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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dbhost

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#4 posted 08-22-2013 02:25 PM

Good looking space! Insulation and AC you are good to go!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 08-22-2013 06:35 PM

Nice shop, Bill. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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whitebeast88

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#6 posted 08-22-2013 11:26 PM

great shop,very smart to insulate it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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firefighterontheside

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#7 posted 08-22-2013 11:42 PM

Thanks guys. I’m gonna keep working on it.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Sanding2day

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#8 posted 08-29-2013 07:54 PM

Nice looking shop, great that you were able to throw it together from secondhand material. Hope the insulation/walling operations are going well, that has been a great additon to mine which coincidently is just across the river and down the street a bit (Marissa, IL) All the best with the firefighting/woodworking…

-- Dan

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