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Project by richardchaos posted 11-02-2017 11:27 PM 1681 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

AS you all know the state of Illinois declared me dead last month. Since then I am a new man! Busy forming my new shop. I moved from a spacious 2-3 car garage set up to a less than one.

The structure should have been knocked down but I dealt with it. ROOF was new metal. And luckily there was a 20 amp 220 volt sub panel already there but I had to run all the new circuits. 20 amp 4 gang outlets every 5 feet or so. I took some liberty and artistic licnese with the YELLOW and BLACK HAZARD STRIPS on all the electrical. HEY it’s my place, deal with it…

Insulated with only R 11 but what are you gunna do. The studs and rafters some were 24inch OC but most where just a jumble of widths. I made structure underneath the dry wall for a AC unit and gabble vents come spring and ran separate power for AC…

PLEASE NO COMMENTS about the PEG BOARD! I LIKE PEG BOARD!

Now let’s make some saw dust!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell





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richardchaos

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#1 posted 11-02-2017 11:36 PM

I borrowed every car jack I could find in the block to jack this thing off the ground

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#2 posted 11-03-2017 12:30 AM

That was some huge effort for a cold guy. Nothing wrong with pegboard!
Steve.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 11-03-2017 02:06 AM

I like how you put yellow and black strips on the electrical main box and an outlet. Started changing mine to bright orange few years ago.
The rest looks good, enjoyed the story about borrowing everyone’s bottle jacks! Pegboard, yeah I have it. No too bad most of the time but it does have it moments. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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oldguy2

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#4 posted 11-03-2017 11:17 AM

Enjoy your new workshop. Its the Archer not the Bow. Now that you are..”Alive ” hope to see you post a few projects of any size or kind. please see my home page for any ideas.

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#5 posted 11-03-2017 12:57 PM

You did a lot of hard work on this shop! I bet that you have a lot of fun in that work space. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 11-03-2017 01:17 PM

Looks good to me too,cool shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 11-03-2017 02:13 PM

Really like the idea of the hazard tape on outlets. I may have to “borrow” that idea when I do mine. Would make it easy to see real quick where plugs are, Maybe I’ll incorporate it with air hose…have to think of another bright color.

-- Justin

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DS

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#8 posted 11-03-2017 09:06 PM

Very nice “Zombie Lair” you have going here.

You’ve been very busy for a deceased fellow.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#9 posted 11-03-2017 10:03 PM

That looks great.

My only suggestion is that you pace yourself. I’ve heard that death can last for a long while. Not that I have any personal experience – never mind, wrong thread for that.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#10 posted 11-04-2017 12:25 AM

Nice job you did to create a fine workshop! Looks like it is built to last now!
Oh how I wish I some empty wall space like that!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 11-04-2017 03:42 AM



Nice job you did to create a fine workshop! Looks like it is built to last now!
Oh how I wish I some empty wall space like that!!

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Dead people have more wall space!!!!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#12 posted 11-04-2017 11:02 AM

Sorry to hear about your DEATH!

Any nail driven is better than in a coffin!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 11-04-2017 11:38 AM

You’ve been busy for a dead guy. Looks good. U took a building most folks would hav tore down and made a real nice workshop out of it. Congrats. Hope ur among the living soon lol

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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