My workshop #7: Bigger pictures

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Blog entry by jrecord posted 09-28-2009 05:55 AM 1338 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Workbench power drop
Tablesaw power drop

-- Jim in Arvada,Colorado

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bill merritt

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#1 posted 09-28-2009 06:28 AM

Looks like you have a well thought out plan for a very good looking space . Well done.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#2 posted 09-28-2009 07:31 AM

Looks great, the drop cords work well to help keep electric cords off the floor.
Looking forward to seeing more.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#3 posted 09-28-2009 10:19 AM

I really like the white paint. I keep asking myself why I didn’t paint before I moved in.

-- Joe

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#4 posted 09-28-2009 01:38 PM

Great retreat space…your selection of paint and T8 lighting will pay off huge both in projects and eye sight preservation. Nice post I’m filled with envy thanks for posting and stay safe…Blkcherry

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#5 posted 09-28-2009 02:33 PM

Nice looking work space.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 09-28-2009 03:05 PM

Great shop with good number of light fittings.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 09-28-2009 03:26 PM

Good choices. Light and whiter paint. It will seem open/larger and well lit. The dust won’t show much on the walls either. It’s gonna be a nice place. Can’t wait till you finish.

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

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 09-28-2009 05:45 PM

Lookin’ really nice, Joe. Looks like it may not be long before you’ll be movin’ in and settin’ up shop.
I know the feeling—you get more excited with every move towards the completion!

Hey Joe in Arkansas: You can always take things down, move things out, empty the shop, and start painting!!! Easier said than done, I know, but well worth it in the end. I’m really glad I painted mine. My ole’ eyes ain’t what they use to be, and I need all the help I can get.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#9 posted 09-28-2009 06:46 PM

A very well lit man cave.
What are you doing for Saw dust collection?

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#10 posted 09-28-2009 07:06 PM

Rick – now you are giving me a guilty conscience.

Maybe you would like to a weekend in beautiful NW Arkansas and help me. ‘) (I’ll buy lunch – and we’ve got some great restaurants around!, hmm maybe dinner too.)

-- Joe

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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 09-28-2009 08:51 PM

Joe, you forget I live in NW Arkansas too. I know exactly where Bella Vista is at. I have a good friend that lives in Huntsville, and we play music together when we can. If I ever get over there soon, I’m gonna stop by and see you. I’m suppost to have a Pro-Am bass tournament on Beaver coming up, but don’t know when right now. I’ll keep you posted when I know more. I’ll take an extra day, help you clean out the shop, then you can paint, and buy me vittles. How’s that for a trade?

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#12 posted 09-28-2009 08:57 PM

Wow – I thought you lived in Lakeview. Isn’t that down by Russellville, which is a fur piece from here? Do you have two places?

You are welcome anytime!!

-- Joe

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#13 posted 09-28-2009 08:57 PM

I bought an Oneida Super Gorilla cyclone. It goes in the closet with the air compressor to cut down the noise. I still have to run the ductwork.

-- Jim in Arvada,Colorado

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#14 posted 09-28-2009 09:26 PM

Wow, what a great shop! I’m glad I don’t have it, because if I did, I’d never see my wife again. I hope you will send us more photos when you get moved in with all your equipment. The white shop is a good idea and so is all that lighting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 09-28-2009 10:21 PM

Great shop like me you are abig fan of lot’s of lighting I did much the same as you and have never regretted it. Anyway keep making some sawdust.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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