Yes, I'm Still Working on It !

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Project by Calgirl posted 02-29-2008 12:55 AM 3522 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all….
Here are some pics so that you can see that I’m working hard on the shop. I put a utility sink just inside of the entry door with a hot water heater below. Now I have no excuse for a dirty shop! I’m in process of installing another outlet which will be below the desk line so that I can plug in the water heater and the computer. Above the sliding door, I installed my version of a wood rack. I had a bunch of 2×4’s I needed to get off the floor and out of the way. There are a few that are longer than 8 feet that I have plans for, and then the rack will just store 8’ lengths, incase you were wondering why I did not provide support for the longer boards. The final picture shows how messy it is when you have no cupboards, etc. I’m getting close to some actual cabinet making, which will help a bunch with the mess. Every night I suffer with stiff hands and neck from all the pulling and stapling of the ceiling insulation. I sure will be glad when that’s done….
Well, that is the progress report for now….hope you all are well and building lots of neat stuff.

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

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#1 posted 02-29-2008 12:58 AM

Gettin’ closer everyday . . . How do you handle the waiting?

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 02-29-2008 12:58 AM

Looks like you are making good progress. What’s going over that DC pipe sticking up in the picture
on the right.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 01:01 AM

I handle the waiting by keeping busy working. Actually it is a pleasure to work on the shop since I have waited years to get one. I’m doing everything right so that I won’t have any regrets later on….it takes time but the end result will be worth it. And, soon I will be building 10 wall cabinets for storage…....

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

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 01:05 AM

If you’re writing about the pipe in pic #3, that is where the jointer will live. There’s a 240 outlet in the floor also. There’s another DC pipe and outlet under the table where my coat is hanging on the chair….where the planer will live.

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

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 01:20 AM

I know where you’re comin from when you complain about the aches associated with stapleing all that insulation, but when that summer sunshine hits the barn, you’ll be grateful!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 02-29-2008 01:31 AM

looks like you are really busy getting things organized the way you want them inside.
making great progress!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 02-29-2008 01:33 AM

You are making progress.

After awhile is does seem like work doesn’t it. But the fun will come. Just think after all this is completed you will be sitting around with lots of free time on your hands wondering what to do next.

Have fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 02-29-2008 01:45 AM

It’s looking really great! Keep us posted.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#9 posted 02-29-2008 01:57 AM

Thats some serious shop Calgirl, looking good.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 02-29-2008 02:38 AM

Atta boy, girl. Just keep pluggin’

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 03-01-2008 03:15 AM

I love the dust collection / filtration system! I am jealous…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#12 posted 03-01-2008 10:59 PM

I noticed a clearview dust cyclone in the back, what do you think of it?

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#13 posted 03-01-2008 11:38 PM

Shop is looking great. I’m glad you are having fun spending money, making things right – the first time.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 03-02-2008 12:01 AM

We just have to keep waiting for the curtains and dust ruffles!

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

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#15 posted 03-02-2008 04:33 AM

Re: Clearvue… far I’m really impressed with the Clear Vue, however, I only have it hooked up to my TS and miter saw. I did run a “test” where I opened five 6” ports and turned on the collector. Using my hand I felt for suction in one of the ports. To my amazement, I could feel a rather strong pull, even with all those ports opened. I’ll write a review once I have the shop up and running, but I think it is going to be quite positive. Incidentally, I was very concerned with the db level, expecting it to be unacceptable. That was another surprise….....the noise level is much lower than I expected which may have something to do with my S&D ducting which is under the slab. Stay tuned….......

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

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