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Setting Up Shop #4: Going Underground

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Blog entry by stidrvr posted 06-23-2009 09:13 PM 835 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Little recap. After thinking and weighing options. I decided to keep my shop downstairs. Although it really wasnt a shop, it was where my tablesaw was. I wanted to move everything to the garage, but after finding out how much it would cost to put in a sub panel, it would have been cheaper to do dedicated runs to the garage. Then factoring insulation and drywall, let alone heat and a/c… it was pointless.

So after cleaning, well mainly moving the collection of stuff that accumilated in the “shop”, to where its suppose to be, that did free up the space again. Today I should hopefully have the lights installed. Im going to go with 4ft fixtures. There will be two rows on each side of the ductwork. The two fixtures in there now arent nearly enough.



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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 06-23-2009 09:18 PM

Wow that’s a nice big shop I would think you could do a lot with it, and if it rains no need to get wet straight downstaira Have fun I wish you well and many years of happiness there Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 06-23-2009 09:34 PM

looks like you did good .
i think you got more room in basement ?
how about accese ?
can you do projects and get them out o.k. ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-23-2009 09:38 PM

Looks like it’s shaping up nicely, look forward to follow up photos

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 06-23-2009 09:39 PM

Looks like it’s shaping up nicely, look forward to follow up photos.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Frankie Talarico Jr.

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#5 posted 06-23-2009 09:50 PM

hatchway or walk out. It matters because you’ll have to build your project accordingly. Lot of space and I’m jealous. you hiring?......lol

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#6 posted 06-23-2009 09:51 PM

hi here is an idea for lights i use a 5 to 8 bulb bath light bar then load it with the new flor. bulbs that way you can go a little higher watt . it gives pretty good light . if you have a habata(sp) restor close they are realy cheep

-- gagewestern

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#7 posted 06-23-2009 09:54 PM

Oh my yes!! Outside access is a real plus- speaking from personal experience and my wife’s constant “I told you it wouldn’t fit up the stairs”!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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stidrvr

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#8 posted 06-23-2009 11:13 PM

The only access is going to be through the stairway in the house. I wish I had a walk out basement, that would make things so much easier.

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lew

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#9 posted 06-24-2009 01:55 AM

OK, but then please don’t do what I did:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/5811

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 06-24-2009 02:20 AM

it’s a great looking shop space!

but I have to echo the warning that lew has mentioned. I built my first adirondack chair in the basement. now they all get finished upstairs so they don’t have to come apart to get out of the basement!

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#11 posted 06-24-2009 04:00 AM

Nice start….......can’t wait to see more.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 06-24-2009 04:04 AM

you have lots of potenial down there..it can be a rockin shop if done right…i wouldnt have considered the other shop…an easy way out would be desirable though…..otherwise getting larger projects out cause a problem…i know you alrady know that…but hey…im gettin old…har…have fun makin your space fit for you…lots of fun doing that…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 06-24-2009 02:34 PM

Great looking shop area. Make sure you have a good dust collection system. I know a few others have had issues with the furnace and dust blown around the house.

-- Hope Never fails

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