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SHOP ALONG #14: just go for it

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last we talked went to eddies for the memorial and the crawdad boil

and i stayed on with my bud eddie
and we did some shop stuff with him

here we left off before the room dry inside finally

got some windows (2) and one door and covered the rest of the openings
with either clear plastic or 7/16” OSB before i left for louisiana

once i got back home it’s been a flurry of various things
to move forwards with the shop and the house
and making sense of the accumulated mess i have here

started the new floor covering with 3/4” particle board
i swabbed the old floor with woodlife corppercoat (made by rust-o-leum)
and sold in all the box stores
it is the same stuff they green pressure treat PT wood with

then laid down a 2’ strip of particle board with seams staggered over the old floor
now they will all be full sheets to continue
and screwed to the floor joists and in-between them too
to suck both floors together

i cleaned the breakfast counter that my lady friend lucy had ‘exposed’
in preparation for tile on the walls under it
(i do have all the stuff for it)

next it was moving tools into the new shop that were clogging up the existing shop
and scattered around the deck and property
first in is the wood stove i got years ago it has doors for stumps even

next is the edge sander

13” surface sander

13” planer

my brand new cast iron bandsaw
(more about this in another blog)

and magoo the 20” grizzly planer
850lb’s with disposa-knives from them too

delta 3/4” shaper with a 1/2” router bit collet

i woke one morning last week and had a terrible neck pain
three days off taking pills and naps
the third night i was sitting at my dining table where i had the computer
and the pain came back worse
i realized i was sitting slumped and leaning over all that time
so moved the computer to the breakfast counter
and sitting straight my neck got better overnight

yesterday i went under the new shop
and cut an access door there where the shop vacuum is under the house
and moved it outside and covered the ‘door’ so buddy doesn’t tear out more insulation

i also rerouted a 220v ‘extension cord and the vacuum hose into the new shop
so all the tools still work there as well as in the old existing shop too

all the tools are on rolling carts and will be moved around while the floor is added
(i can only afford 5 sheets a month so don’t hold your breath on that)
electric and insulation and inside paneling coming hopefully soon
after i figure how to get the metal roofing

well for now that is it
what i have learned here
is nothing happens
unless i do it
sometimes with visiting LJ friends
or local ones

don’t worry about the destination
enjoy the journey

thanks for stopping by
have a great summer

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle



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Cher

934 posts in 1688 days


#1 posted 31 days ago

Hi David, your shop is looking very impressive even if it isnt finished yet but at least you have something interesting to look forward to. The last time I saw a picture of your kitchen it looked like it was part of the workshop, glad you have reclaimed it, Lucy would be proud of you…. hahaha

Enjoy the journey and live in the moment

Thank you for sharing your journey David may it always be happy and joyful for you.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 31 days ago

WOW!

Wonderful Progress!

I see the light!
... at the end of the tunnel!!

Looking GREAT!

Glad you discovered your bad posture as the reason for your head/neck aches! Makes a huge difference!

It’s very nice to start wondering how you were doing… then, shortly seeing a new progress report! :)

We’re on a ESP connection, David! :)

Thank you for a GREAT report!

Looks like you’ve had all of the equipment placement points figured out for a long time… and can finally use it! GREAT!

What’s your first project going to be?!

Edit:
Is that the little skillet we gave you on the stove? LOL
... still using it?
Joe

-- 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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patron

12952 posts in 1936 days


#3 posted 31 days ago

thank you cher

good to see you here again
hope things are happening for you in the shop too

actually i’m fortunate to have a place to sleep
the whole house is like a shop

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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eddie

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#4 posted 31 days ago

David its looking great,the breakfast counter looks like a new one Lucy did well, want be long and you’ll be working on the inside of your house when all the tool s are moved to the shop ,you are right its the Journey that counts ,that wood stove will really come into play this winter .all is good here in LA.just hot but gives me time to put some poly on some projects, ,thank you for the help on my shop but more for the friendship .

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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patron

12952 posts in 1936 days


#5 posted 31 days ago

hello joe

not any placement yet
just need to hook up the tools as i need them for now
till the floor gets done

hows by you in your shop world

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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patron

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#6 posted 31 days ago

i like ‘poly on projects’ eddie

means you are enjoying your shop too

what it’s all about

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bricofleur

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#7 posted 31 days ago

Good progress, David. I would guess that you already think the new shop is way too small !! LOL Thanks again for sharing your journey.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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patron

12952 posts in 1936 days


#8 posted 31 days ago

got that right serge

the more we put in them
the smaller they get

hope your health is better
maybe with some warmer weather

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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widdle

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#9 posted 31 days ago

Stoked..Magoo The 20” planer meet magoo the shop anchor..

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grizzman

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#10 posted 31 days ago

congrats david, another step here to your goal of a new shop, its coming along so greatly..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

12952 posts in 1936 days


#11 posted 31 days ago

look like a couple of real dogs widdle

nice cab there

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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patron

12952 posts in 1936 days


#12 posted 31 days ago

howdy grizz

one step at a time
(never learned to skate board)

how’s your health these days

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 31 days ago

Very nice collection of tools. Hope you get it finished soon.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JL7

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#14 posted 31 days ago

Hey David….....great to see the progress….slow and steady wins the race…..nice collection of tools also….that edge sander really caught my eye! Keep pluggin’ away….you’ll be there soon….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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grizzman

6762 posts in 1898 days


#15 posted 31 days ago

got myself a real cold, i usually never get sick…but i was around someone who had it, A BIG THANKYOU to them fo this doozy of a cold…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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