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Project by Calgirl posted 04-23-2008 09:19 PM 2643 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All…
I am still working away daily on the shop. Have an air conditioner now with 16,000 BTU. Works great even though I haven’t completed the ceiling insulation. Been working on getting the tools up and out of the way.
Using french cleats a lot for the compressor, grinder, Tormek tables. They work great. Built a utility shelving above the sink. Working on the router table…....going to use cardboard egg cartons to muffle the sound inside the compartment for the router. Finally got the drill press out of the library and into the shop. Painting OSB is a pain….takes three coats of Kilz… Got the small tool board up and all those tools out of the way finally. Having a hard time with tendonitis of the thumbs, knee, from all the tugging and pulling. Shall I go on about the low back pain or do you get the picture? Will post 6 pics for all to see….Miss you all…..

Calgirl

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





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GaryK

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#1 posted 04-23-2008 09:27 PM

I hope you mean 16,000 BTU for that AC unit. 1600 would be good for a closet.

Glad to see you’re still at it.

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

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Calgirl

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#2 posted 04-23-2008 09:32 PM

Thanks Gary, I made the correction. The AC is a window unit which I installed into the wall. It has all the bells and whistles and helps a bunch with the humidity here in Fla. during the day. At night I have to have a dehumidifier as the air is saturated to normally 85% most of the time.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-23-2008 10:16 PM

This is coming together well. I am sure you are going to be glad when it is done.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 04-23-2008 10:51 PM

The shop looks fantastic!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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jjohn

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#5 posted 04-24-2008 12:06 AM

I am also in the middle of a shop renovation. Getting stopped to do projects in between making changes. Hope it is going easier on you then on me. Haven’t seen the older pictures, but the insulation (If added) will really help down there in Fla. I was born and raised in st. pete. and understand the humidity you are talking about.

-- JJohn

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FlWoodRat

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#6 posted 04-24-2008 01:12 AM

Looks like you are making great progress Calgirl….. Hope the investment of aches and pain reap their just rewards. BTW,,, you may get used to the Fl Humidity, but your tools won’t. Keep a good coat of wax on them girl.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Calgirl

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#7 posted 04-24-2008 04:25 AM

FlWoodRat
You are not kidding about the humidity. I am still trying to get used to it. As for the shop, I have it controlled with a dehumidifier set at the optimum 45%. No rust problems since I moved the tools out of the garage. It took a lot of cleaning up to get the rust under control but now I have no problem. The tools and I are very happy!

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

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GaryK

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#8 posted 04-24-2008 04:29 AM

In the summer I wouldn’t run the dehumidifier at all. Just the AC. It will remove as much humidity as a
dehumidifier plus keep the place cool. Costs about the same to run either.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 04-24-2008 05:31 AM

Thanks for sharing. I was just wondering about you the other day and how it was going.

Looks like it is coming along.

Thanks for checking in with us.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 04-24-2008 05:50 AM

I just mentioned you in connection with proposed Shop Tours with MsDebbieP, wondering how you were getting along and whether the curtains were installed as of yet. Glad to hear you are taking your time and doing it right.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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