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My workshop #6: A few pictures

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Blog entry by jrecord posted 09-26-2009 07:13 PM 925 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Almost forgot the walkway Part 6 of My workshop series Part 7: Bigger pictures »

walkway to workshop
closet and workbench power
tablesaw power
lighting

-- Jim in Arvada,Colorado



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 09-26-2009 07:36 PM

Thanks!

Look at all that light. Did you buy a pair of sunglasses to go with those?

Do they work off of one switch or did you split them up for utility light and critical light?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 09-26-2009 08:43 PM

wow looks great

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 09-26-2009 08:56 PM

You’ll always be thankful of the good light. Ah.. particularly if you older. It makes a world of differenct for me.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 09-26-2009 09:02 PM

I guess you wanted to be able to say

“Let there be light”, flip a switch, and have it be done, look at it and say “That is good!”

Very nice shop!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 09-26-2009 09:03 PM

Wow. What a great platform on which to build a shop.

Looks like I’ve gotta’ throw in a couple more circuits, a bunch more 2-tube fluorescent fixtures, and a few gallons of white paint over my concrete….

Lemme’ know when you’ve covered the roof with solar panels ;-)

-- -- Neil

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Loucarb

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#6 posted 09-26-2009 11:11 PM

Great looking shop.

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jrecord

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#7 posted 09-27-2009 12:35 AM

I am almost 62 and I was tired of working in a semi-dark garage. I found a web site that calculated how much light you need in a shop environment. For my size shop, adjusted for my older eyes, the lighting I put in was the calculated lighting needed.
I just have one light switch for the main room. I may label it “let there be light.”
The electrician did run separate lines from each row of lights all the way to the switch if I ever decide I want to be able to turn them on one at a time.
The lights are T-8 florescent fixtures that are very energy efficient.
In fact, I planned the whole shop to minimize energy usage. The 2×6 walls are insulated to over R17. The windows and door are efficient. The HVAC is an efficient heat pump.

-- Jim in Arvada,Colorado

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#8 posted 09-27-2009 03:08 AM

Jim, this does look pretty good. It looks like you are going to have fun in there.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 09-27-2009 06:26 AM

Priceless… :) :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 09-28-2009 06:00 AM

Are you going to share that light calculation site with us?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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