Complete Shop Remodel

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Blog series by jackd942 updated 03-18-2009 05:30 PM 4 parts 5294 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Down to business

01-16-2009 12:00 AM by jackd942 | 4 comments »

After considering a complete shop remodel for a couple of years now (seriously for the last year), I have decided to bite the bullet and go for it. One of the first things I did was to make a trip to Grizzly in Springfield, MO (about 4 hours from my house) and purchase a few new tools. I purchased a 2hp dust collector a 3hp cabinet saw, 17” extreme series bandsaw and a very large 15” planer on an enclosed base. I also bought some other shop items, but these were the big ticket ite...

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Part 2: Getting There

03-05-2009 07:44 PM by jackd942 | 2 comments »

This post is as of January 20, 2009 Well, here’s a quick update on the remodel. I’ve got all the walls insulated with r19 batts. I also have all of the rafter vents installed and the wiring roughed in. Tonight I’m in the process of stapling all the flaps on the insulation to form the vapor barrier. You can already tell a major difference with just the walls insulated. I wasn’t sure what to do about the void between the top plate of the wall and the rafter vents, until it dawned on me to ju...

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Part 3: Inching Closer...

03-05-2009 07:56 PM by jackd942 | 7 comments »

Well, since it’s been awhile since very much progress has been made, I figure I’ll give an explanation…We had a major ice storm here at my house on January 26th and were without power until February 17th. Needless to say that pretty much killed my work on the shop for over three weeks. What’s worse is that I am off for 3 months during the winter and that little storm all but killed nearly a whole month of my vacation:( Since the power has been back on I have gotten back into the shop and am w...

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Part 4: Final Steps

03-18-2009 05:30 PM by jackd942 | 2 comments »

I can hardly believe it…the end is near. I have begun painting the inside of the shop and after much hassle (OSB and paint do not work well together) I am just about to finish this project up. The first paint I applied looked good the evening I applied it, but when I went back out to the shop the next day to admire it, you could hardly tell it had been painted at all! There was just a light chalky film in the area I had painted. So back to the drawing board. After a little research, I w...

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