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Project by Wudbutcher posted 05-31-2008 03:52 AM 1930 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings to all. It has been awhile (378 days) since my last update on my workshop. I have just returned from my third trip to Iraq. I have been busy this past week getting the taping and painting done. When I left I had just completed the sheet rock up and got the heater installed. Spent yesterday prepping the floor for painting and sealer. Not too tough but took several rinses to get the mercuric acid up off the floor. Hopefully tomorrow will have the paint on the floor and then the next day I can put the sealer on it. Then finally can get the tools moved in. Will make a post of the progress. Regards to all. Wudbutcher

-- Big Steve

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#1 posted 05-31-2008 05:24 AM

looks like its gonna be a great space, love the idea of the bathroom, especilly with my shop 160 feet from the house

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John Gray

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#2 posted 05-31-2008 05:30 AM

If it were me I would house the dust collector in a separate room from the air compressor. It kinda makes sense because the dust collector is putting out some amount of dust and the compressor is looking for clean air. My 2 cents.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 05-31-2008 06:37 AM

I have to agree with John.

It’s a great looking space. I wish I had a bathroom in my shop.

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

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#4 posted 05-31-2008 07:02 AM

I finished my shop floor with 2 part epoxy garage floor paint. I really like the finish and it is easy to sweep or shop vac the floor. Unless you are planning on getting the floor wet the anti-slip finish may not clean up as well.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#5 posted 05-31-2008 01:58 PM

Progress is looking great. Thanks for the update.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 05-31-2008 02:18 PM

This is looking pretty good. Keep us posted on your progress.

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

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#7 posted 05-31-2008 02:28 PM

Thanks John/Dave, I didn’t think of dust and compressor. Will move the compressor to the garage and run a wall penetration. Willl also look at nixing the no skid floor sealer since I will have a floor vent running to the dust collector. Pleae keep the recommendations coming. Cheers/Wudbutcher

-- Big Steve

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Tony Z

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#8 posted 05-31-2008 02:55 PM

Looking Good. The Wood Whisperer just put up a link on his web site to some videos he did for Powermatic. I think they will help you in that they are about setting up a shop.
Check it out here:

-- Tony, Ohio

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#9 posted 05-31-2008 03:29 PM

Good looking space. Should be easy to take care of, having everything drywalled and the floor painted. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 05-31-2008 03:29 PM

I’m green with envy!

Power tools on the floor… lights on the ceiling. That’s my suggestion on how to arrange it. :-)

Seriously, I woould just make sure that any saw I might use to deal with long stock is positioned to accomodate it.

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

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#11 posted 06-01-2008 02:34 AM

My shop (11×18 ) is in my basement …..I had all of my electric outlets (220v and new 110v 20amp) set about 50”oc above the floor so that if I ever get to arrange things the way I’m thinking , my outlets won’t be buried behind my benches , etc.. I also have overhead outlets which come in nice in my sanding / finishing area..also if I want to add any more shoplites , it is so nice just to plug them in where needed . My air compressor is also out in the garage for noise reduction and space saving and my dust collector is tucked into an otherwise unused corner niche in my shop(under the stairs) ...I hope to add a remote control to it to cut down on my travel time…L O L …..again with my small shop , to conserve space and to keep plumbing to a minimum , I have all of my equipment that needs the 4” dust hose on the same side of my shop. I also have a smaller DC that I move to various machines as needed . Of course with the size of your shop you won’t have any of these issues to worry about….Congratulations : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 06-01-2008 06:00 PM

One day, as God is my witness, I will never go hungry again….I mean I will build my own shop. ha ha

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#13 posted 06-02-2008 03:15 AM

I like watching shops created. Thanks for the update

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#14 posted 06-07-2008 02:44 AM

Well I have been steady working. I have the sink/toilet/shower and wrapped up some wiring issues. Also got the heater installed and vented outside. Still working on the taping. Here are some updated pics. Cheers/Wudbutcher

-- Big Steve

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#15 posted 06-07-2008 04:37 AM

Whoops forgot the pics.
Double Doors
LP heater
view to storeroom
Water Heater
The Throne
Sink and counte
Storage Area
room view

-- Big Steve

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