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New shop - 93.28% complete!

by scr5008
posted 08-17-2017 02:43 AM


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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 08-17-2017 04:30 AM

Looks nice. I do like you included a place for the shop dog in your layout, nice touch. LOL

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

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scr5008

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#2 posted 08-17-2017 02:42 PM

Ha, thanks! The dog will be a permanent shop fixture, so I have to plan on her taking up some space!

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TungOil

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#3 posted 08-17-2017 03:36 PM



Ha, thanks! The dog will be a permanent shop fixture, so I have to plan on her taking up some space!

- scr5008


In that case you might want to reposition her away from the door to make getting materials in a little easier!

Not sure what kind of projects you like to do, but You may consider relocating your jointer along the 20’ wall parallel with the TS and using the 16’ wall near the door for incoming material storage. Personally, I find having the TS, jointer and either a radial arm or chop saw located near each other to be the most efficient workflow since I tend to use them together as sort of a work cell. In my shop the TS is in the middle as you have it, radial arm and chop saw along one wall next to the TS, Jointer along the other wall next to the TS. That way I can move easily among the three tools as I prep stock.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 08-18-2017 01:49 AM

I would suggest a concrete pad in front of the door.

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

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scr5008

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#5 posted 08-30-2017 05:33 PM

Hi All – Thanks for all the input. I got the walls insulated and put the OSB up. Still on the fence of weather or not to paint (wife thinks a woodshop should look like wood, I think I can get creative with a two-tone paint scheme… not sure yet).

Also, we got delayed due to the hurricane last weekend, but AC will be installed this weekend and the tools will be moved to the shop! Here are a few pics. Also some night pics of the lights. I’ll start playing around with layout once I get the big stuff into the shop.

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jmartel

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#6 posted 08-30-2017 05:36 PM

My only suggestion is to add on a covered overhang on one side for lumber storage. Good choice on making sure the ceiling peaks in the center higher than 8ft. 320 sqft fills up quick. My last garage was about 305sqft with less than 8’ ceilings. New one is going to be 945sqft with 10’ ceilings.

Make everything on wheels. A pad/deck in front of the door would be a good addition so you can roll things out if you need to.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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scr5008

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#7 posted 08-30-2017 05:39 PM

Yeah I’ve thought of that and will have to figure something out. I don’t store too much wood, so I’m hoping to get by for awhile with a small space devoted to still useable off-cut storage.

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fivecodys

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#8 posted 08-30-2017 05:57 PM

Your new shop is awesome!
What a great dedicated place to work in.
Green with envy here sir!

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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jmartel

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#9 posted 08-30-2017 05:59 PM



Yeah I ve thought of that and will have to figure something out. I don t store too much wood, so I m hoping to get by for awhile with a small space devoted to still useable off-cut storage.

- scr5008

My problem is I’m a wood hoarder.

Regardless, your shop is extremely nice looking. I’m on your side with the painting vote. Make sure you put white semi-gloss or gloss paint on the ceiling to better reflect light.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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Ripper70

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#10 posted 08-30-2017 06:38 PM

Looks fantastic! Now, I don’t mean to rain on your parade, but I think you’ve gotten a bit ahead of yourself. From those pictures, I’d say you’re no closer than 92.94% of the way to completion. Just don’t want you to get a swollen head or anything.

:^)

Congrats on your new shop and on marrying a good woman!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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scr5008

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#11 posted 08-31-2017 01:59 PM



Looks fantastic! Now, I don t mean to rain on your parade, but I think you ve gotten a bit ahead of yourself. From those pictures, I d say you re no closer than 92.94% of the way to completion. Just don t want you to get a swollen head or anything.

:^)

Congrats on your new shop and on marrying a good woman!

- Ripper70

You’re right on two points… the more I realize I have to move my big heavy tools into the shop the more I think that %Complete number should be close to 80%! Also the wife is a smart cookie – Give me a shop and get house projects at a much discounted rate!

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magaoitin

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#12 posted 08-31-2017 07:11 PM

Great looking space and congratulations on your progress in such a short time. It goes so much faster when not having to piece it together by yourself 1 Saturday per week. I spent more than a year of 1 day per week on mine and still have a year’s worth of work to finish.

I’ve never been a fan of painted OSB for the interior, it ends up looking too blotchy and unfinished for me. Maybe just seal the OSB with a few coats of laquer, and leave a wood look inside? Might need to turn a couple sheet around so the spray painted text is facing in.

I think a lot of shops get to the 93.28% complete then stay there. I’ve been stuck on finishing the interior of my shop for months now. Its just so nice to start making sawdust that has nothing to do with the build, I’ve started coping with the unfinished-ness of mine.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#13 posted 09-01-2017 01:16 PM

Love the shop, it looks great inside and out except for the unpainted osb… I’m likely in the minority, but that stuff simply must be painted or it just looks whack to me. The black overspray, the blotchy appearance, the darkness, it all adds up to something not finished / not complete.

My osb shop wall before paint:

And after paint:

Third image obviously includes floor too, but can’t imagine the look would be the same if the wall was still raw OSB…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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scr5008

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#14 posted 09-01-2017 02:12 PM

That looks great! The floor really brought some character into the shop. You’re right about the OSB, however it’s kindof growing on me… I don’t mind the look AS much. I agree it would look better with paint.

Did you prep the OSB at all before you painted it? I can’t tell from the pics, but it looks pretty smooth.

Thanks for the feedback!


Love the shop, it looks great inside and out except for the unpainted osb… I m likely in the minority, but that stuff simply must be painted or it just looks whack to me. The black overspray, the blotchy appearance, the darkness, it all adds up to something not finished / not complete.

My osb shop wall before paint:

And after paint:

Third image obviously includes floor too, but can t imagine the look would be the same if the wall was still raw OSB…

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#15 posted 09-01-2017 02:17 PM

I did no prep, other than to put the ‘smooth side’ out, then prime and then paint. Again, nice shop! Post more pics as you get closer to 98.6 percent, right? :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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HTown

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#16 posted 09-02-2017 06:31 PM

Looks great to me! FWIW, I’d vote paint. I especially like the siding style, abundant light and power panel.

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richardchaos

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#17 posted 09-02-2017 10:09 PM

Did you do the build?

WOW exactly what I wish to do.. ONE COMENT! I don’t see any COLLAR beams except for one on each end and I don’t think they are very connected to the roof joists..

I am not being a D**K! I know collar beam would be tough with that dormer in the middle but??? ALSO I don’t see any plywood or other stuff to tie the collar beams thereto the rafters!

-- β€œIn a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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scr5008

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#18 posted 09-04-2017 01:01 PM

Hi Richard – Thanks for the feedback, i did not do the build myself.

The pics I posted are a bit deceiving. Those collars beams closest to the dormer are doubled up, there are beams behind the two collars closest to the dormer which attach to the roof joists.

We didn’t want any collars or rafters attaching the roof joists in the middle, but we decided on raised collars @ about 9ft. There are two collars on either side. These come into the room about 4-5feet, the middle 10-12ft section where the dormer is, is still open as you can see. The light metal roof wouldn’t need much in collar support, but we decided since we have the dormer adding weight to only add collars on either side and then be able to use that as storage.

Hopefully these next pics illustrate it better.

Also, I got the AC in this weekend and have also begun “organizing”. I converted my tools to 220v now, too… which is nice.


Did you do the build?

WOW exactly what I wish to do.. ONE COMENT! I don t see any COLLAR beams except for one on each end and I don t think they are very connected to the roof joists..

I am not being a D**K! I know collar beam would be tough with that dormer in the middle but??? ALSO I don t see any plywood or other stuff to tie the collar beams thereto the rafters!

- richardchaos


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helluvawreck

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#19 posted 09-04-2017 01:53 PM

You have a nice shop and a great shop building. Congratulations.

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

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woodbutcherbynight

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#20 posted 09-04-2017 10:23 PM

Painting the OSB will be something you do not regret later. I have a small utility building and painting did wonders for the look and the lighting as well. Like Smitty suggested OSB is dingy looking. Do be advised it soaks up paint like a sponge. I am currently working on two small boxes that will hold garden sprayers and am on the 3rd coat of paint after primer and just now seeing complete saturation of the wood to the color I had, blue. Caulking the corners and joints helps with sealing and smoothing as well.

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

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putty

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#21 posted 09-04-2017 11:32 PM

I would put some plywood on those collar ties….great storage area!!

-- Putty

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