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SHOP ALONG #18: the beat goes on

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Blog entry by patron posted 11-16-2014 02:46 PM 2045 reads 0 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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hi there neigbors

been awhile here more computer problems
lost i-photo on the macbook
got a new chromebook for that

thank you that wrote me and pointed me in the direction of using
and learning new computer geek stuff (mac is much different from windows or chrome))
i was about ready to go to the local kindergarten class
to learn how to use it
(i did get a windows 8.1 for a bit but took it back
way more and harder than i could ever need
like buying an 18 wheeler to go down the street
to buy a loaf of bread)

during this time i have been working off and on (real work in santa fe)
during time off been working on the shop
and a bedroom where the old shop was in the house

here are some up-grades


framing double walls for hallway to shop (on left)
and closet for bedroom


sheetrocked one side and insulated


finishing both sides now

this gives me less space to heat this winter in the house
so i can conserve on firewood
and a room to store some stuff i will save out of the way
(will tape and texture/paint first)

in the shop i have done more electric boxes (quads)
along two walls with another coming soon


these boxes are every 4’ at a height of 4’ from the floor
over any tools or work tables i might have there
as the shop progresses with french cleat hanging cabs above
movable and dedicate each to a tool and their accessories and supplies


in order to save on wire and space for breakers in the main panel
i ran a total of 4 wires (2 – 220v and 2 – 110v around the walls)
each box has 1 – 220v duplex outlet and 1 – 110v outlet
by jumping every other box with separate circuits
i have 5 boxes on 1 each power source
the jumped boxes (4) have the other circuits to them

so every 8’ is a different place the same circuit
and in between the separate circuit too
as i move tools or add more there is always a handy receptacle to plug into
that way if two heavy draw tools should land close together
i can just go to the next plug on a different circuit
and use the spare for a minor draw tool

at our last blog many mentioned that the shop stove was over exposed floor
when i was setting the stove i totally skipped that need
eager to put in the roof jack and chimminey

thank you for bringing that up

so i went and moved the stove out of the way
and cut out the overlay floor in the corner (5’x6’)
leaving a 3/4” space over the original OSB floor


got 1/4” ‘wonderboard’ (cement)
and did a double layer in that space staggered seams


and will tile there when the temp comeback up some


woke this morning to 3” of snow here

time to hunker down now

stay warm
and thanks for stopping in

have a great holidays

-- 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

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#1 posted 11-16-2014 03:13 PM

Hi David, it looks like you’re moving in the right direction…. glad you figured out your new computer. At the rate you’re going, your home and shop could be just the way you want it by Christmas, I hope it is.

Love the picture of the snow

Well Done David!

-- When you know better you do better.

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patron

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#2 posted 11-16-2014 03:18 PM

hi there cher
thank you

maybe not insulated
but all the tools are working
need more vacuum lines too

day by day
thats how we live

how are things in south africa autumn
from your parka
it looks colder than i imagined

-- 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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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 11-16-2014 03:28 PM

Gettin’ things situated, I see.

Focusing on the inside stuff, now.
Just in time….

Woodstove… check.
firewood… check.
How is the water supply???

Good to see the shop taking on the shape that you want….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Cher

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#4 posted 11-16-2014 03:31 PM

Hey David, too bad you dont live here in SA, I could have gotten all your electrical boxes and cables at a very good price… I work at an electrical wholesaler.

David you and I write to each other every day, you know that that photo was taken last year… hahahaha

-- When you know better you do better.

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#5 posted 11-16-2014 03:36 PM

yeee haw david, looks great, your shop is going to be so great, your power needs will be met and like you have explained, can move large tools next to each other and have the power there…this is the Patron super shop…i sure am glad you have all of these skills…if you were to have had to bring someone in…the cost would have been out of the roof, things are coming along splendidly , i can see you in there with a warm fire and the woodworker at work…

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

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Gary

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#6 posted 11-16-2014 03:37 PM

Dang, David. There’s no stopping you. That looks great. Wish I had your energy and stamina. And know how. And skill. And on and on and on.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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patron

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#7 posted 11-16-2014 03:37 PM

hey son
can’t hold back the winter any longer
hope you are warm too
water tanks both full
and when the snow melts even better

that would be nice cher
course the airfare might just take up any discount

hi grizz
don’t forget the floor boxes too
so all the tools can be worked
without wires and hoses laying around

good morning gary
nothing to it
just need to dig into your inner woodworker
let the tide and joy carry you along

hows the leg works coming along
hope you are up and running better
(pun intended)

-- 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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shipwright

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#8 posted 11-16-2014 03:37 PM

Looking good David. Did you run any power lines under the floor for tools “out in the middle”?
That cement board should be a nice safe base for your stove. I took the easy route and used four 2’ square 1 1/2” concrete patio slabs with exposed aggregate tops. The look nice but catch dust, ashes etc. I like your approach.
It is really good to see you all buttoned up against the weather this winter.

Thanks for the update.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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patron

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#9 posted 11-16-2014 03:47 PM

hey paul

i plan on using some patio pavers i got too
in a metal frame just under the stove itself

did the inset tile
to keep things low
so the door doesn’t scrape there

still working the floor boxes
will do more as funds allow
(wire and vacuum lines)

-- 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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#10 posted 11-16-2014 04:25 PM

Great Progress!

Glad you finally figured how to post pictures! :)

Everything looks Fantastic!!

Little by little… step by step… and you’re doing SO GOOD!!

Thank you for the update and the wiring / circuit details… COOL!

Stay warm!

-- 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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littlecope

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#11 posted 11-16-2014 04:29 PM

Great Progress Maestro!
If you’d like to keep the snow out in your neck of the ‘woods’
that would be fine by me…
Glad to see you figured a way to get the photos up David and again, Congrats on the New ‘Puter…
Subliminal message follows….
(Insulate, insulate, insulate…) :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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patron

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#12 posted 11-16-2014 04:32 PM

hi joe

‘with a little help from my friends’

still snowing here
went out and broomed off the satellite dish
6” and falling
can’t see more than 100 yards
(course you can’t see more than 100 feet in some parts of LA
even on a clear day) :)

youe share is still falling michael
(got it, got it, got it)
now for the planets to get with the program
and link me to some insulation

-- 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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#13 posted 11-16-2014 05:44 PM

David it is looking great ,the shop is the envy of of any woodworker ,awesome you have really done a lot of work on it and i mean a lot come a long way from just last year , glad you got the puter fixed pics look good,get to cold for ya up there come on down here and warm up a bit , 6 inches of snow here the national guard would have to be called out :) ,house and shop is looking great

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 11-16-2014 06:36 PM

Looks like you are getting geared up for some serious work there David. It’s good to have a lot outlets everywhere. That will give you more flexibility with the placement of tools and also be handy for electric hand tools wherever you are working. I have a similar setup in my shop and I use all of them quite a lot. The oven setup should be good too. A great way to get rid of those pesky cut-offs. It sure looks cold outside your place, so I’m sure that oven will get a lot of use. It’s unusually warm here. We have a hanging plant next to the front door that is still in full bloom and we still have flowers on our hedge too. Not so strange in Florida maybe, but really weird here in Norway.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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patron

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#15 posted 11-16-2014 06:37 PM

ah there you are eddie

house is nice and warm here
and the snow is good for making snowgaters

we don’t need the national guard
we got the sun
it just popped out
will melt things for the tank now

-- 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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