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Project by Calgirl posted 11-22-2007 11:51 PM 2605 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, before and after dinner, which was delicious, I managed to get a little done in the shop. I did not get the drill press in because I ran out of energy, but I did get the lathe, the BT300, the cyclone parts and my new pride and joy….the Bosch SCMS. Just in case you’all think I’m getting a little “uppity”, I want you to take a close gander at the window coverings in the shop. (I need to get back out on that corner and make a little money for drapes !) I also constructed a make-shift miter saw table, and that’s just about it. Mike and I are going to hang the cyclone Saturday. I’ll have to come up with some sort of table to work off of tomorrow.

Hope all enjoyed your Thanksgiving, I guess it is still happening in most of the country….I’m on the east coast so it is nearly 5 PM here. Anyway, enjoy and be thankful for life’s blessings.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !





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David

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#1 posted 11-22-2007 11:53 PM

Congratulations on the shop – excellent progress!

Happy Thanksgiving!

David

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Dadoo

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#2 posted 11-22-2007 11:57 PM

Mama’s got some new tools! Yummy!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 11-23-2007 12:15 AM

That new Bosch saw looks like something outta that movie “tranformers”. Bet it cuts good!
Happy Thanksgiving!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Gary

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#4 posted 11-23-2007 12:19 AM

Hey girl!
Things are lookin’ good.
I just saw that your not too far from us; I’m down the road a ways between Gainesville and Ocala.
Y’all ever get out this way, give a shout.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Zuki

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#5 posted 11-23-2007 12:44 AM

looks like my shop . . . before it got cluttered

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 11-23-2007 02:02 AM

That is one space-age looking saw. I really like your work bench can I have one please? LOL It’s comin’ along.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 11-23-2007 02:13 AM

I know how excited you are and I am real happy for you.
Go get em Calgirl! It’s your turn!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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DrSawdust

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#8 posted 11-23-2007 02:28 AM

That is sooo exciting !!! Way to go. You are living out the dream for MANY of us.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#9 posted 11-23-2007 03:42 AM

Drapes? Did she say DRAPES?

Next we’ll hear about the dust ruffle around the workbench.

And the walls will be pink and chartreuse and mauve and ecru.

Ya’ll notice that she’s got teal colors already? Don’t see no Delta gray or DeWalt Yellow. ;>)

On a serious note, the floors do look smooth. Were you able to put a finish on it?

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Calgirl

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#10 posted 11-23-2007 03:53 AM

Sawdust,
How come not one ‘Jock has said anything about me going out on the corner to earn a little money? What, you don’t like mauve? You don’t have a ruffle around your bench? How crude!

I do like a little splash of color here and there as you will see as the shop progresses. The floors are smooooth, the cement guys used that motorized trowel thingy to make it nice for me. No finish as yet….all the pro’s say to wait at least 30 days, and 60 is better. Given our humid weather, I think I’ll wait 90.

After I get the drill press into the shop tomorrow, I’ve got to start some serious building of shop furniture. Guess I’ll start with an assembly table….then about 12 wall cabinets, then a workbench….gee, this must be heaven!

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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Calgirl

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#11 posted 11-23-2007 04:02 AM

Gary,
Gosh, I’ve been here two years now and have never been south OR west! I went to Georgia once when I took a wrong turn and got lost. I finally figured out that I was going the wrong way when I crossed the state line! I’ve done a little beach metal detecting (found a men’s diamond ring) on the beaches around these parts…mostly Huguenot, and Atlantic Beach. I have no (none, zilch) sense of direction so I tend not to wander far from home unless I have a guide with me. I got a GPS thingy to get here from California and did not get lost once until I got to Jacksonville….couldn’t find the house! Yes, maybe we’ll meet along the way.

Happy Thanksgiving.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#12 posted 11-23-2007 04:50 AM

THINGS ARE STARTIN TO ROCK NOW !!

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#13 posted 11-23-2007 05:12 AM

Woot! You have tools in place, so now you officially have a shop! What a thrill for you!

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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Gary

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#14 posted 11-23-2007 05:32 AM

Cal,
Fernindina’s pretty but let’s face it—most beaches are.
I lived in Atlantic Beach for years. Until you see some of the State’s older, authentic places like Appalachicola, Sopchoppy, Micanopy, Cross Creek, Quincy, Lake Wales and the like, you haven’t really seen Florida.
Next time we do a BBQ, Bubbasville or Igitfest (WW gatherings) at my place, I’ll send you an invite.
I’ll give you directions that’ll get y’all here ‘n back.
Cheers,
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Dan Pleska

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#15 posted 11-23-2007 07:17 AM

Good Start to a fine looking shop. I waited about 45 days before I put down an epoxy paint on the floor. The kind that you sprinkle the paint chips on while it’s wet. Very satisfied with it. I waited the 45 days without moving anything into the shop. That was the longest 45 days of the entire building process. I think it was harder than setting the trusses. Not having to move anything did make the floor very easy to paint though. Keep on keep-in on. Your making amazing progress.

-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com

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