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Blog entry by Dave posted 02-04-2012 01:07 AM 5666 reads 0 times favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to update my shop page for some time now. I had some time on my hands today and all I had to do was play on my laptop. So I grabbed some footage I had taken about 3 weeks ago and a few random pictures. Its 3 minutes long and I did put it on my shop page.

Its a small shop but I kind of like it small. I had a friend call it my walk in tool box.
Thanks for watching.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 01:15 AM

Now that was one cool tour and a great looking shop,very nice.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-04-2012 01:15 AM

Looks like a great place to work with your many fine hand tools Dave.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-04-2012 01:23 AM

Jim and Mike thank you guys very much. This one will be paid for this spring. The wife has told me to get a bigger one. I am thinking 20 by 40. It will be plumbed, wired, insulated and sheet rocked first. Then I will move in. I want a wood stove to, an old one. I will never go in the house;)
Thanks guys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 02-04-2012 01:50 AM

doesn’t matter what the size… long as you “git-er-done” very nice vid superd… whats the music??? sounds a bit Celtic

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 02-04-2012 01:53 AM

Rodger thank you very much. Its an old song named” Job Well Done”. Just some mountain top pickin.
And It does sound a bit Celtic. That is probably why I picked it. I tend to like that type of music.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 02-04-2012 02:02 AM

it went well with the tour. soon as I git smart nuff ta figure out how ta do a video with some good tunage, I’ll have ta do a tour. any tips?? thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 02-04-2012 02:38 AM

Thanks for the visit. I felt right at home. Very cozy.

-- Bryan

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#8 posted 02-04-2012 02:48 AM

Roger I use Imovie on my mac and just take my time. I get my music from You have to use copyright free music or YouTube will mute it. If your on a pc use movie maker. But save save save. They are resource hogs and you don’t want to loose what you have crated because of a data dump.
Bsmith you are welcome, come on in have a seat, prop your feet up and grab a cup of coffee.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#9 posted 02-04-2012 02:55 AM

Love it Dave. I could feel at home in that shop. Not sure I’d wear those bibs though. :-) Nice collection of wooden planes you’ve got going on too.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#10 posted 02-04-2012 02:55 AM

thnx Dave. one o these days (if I ever git away from this pages) hahaha, I’ll have ta give it a shot…..... wait, when I said shot, I suddenly got another urge to get out a few targets :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 02-04-2012 03:10 AM


Interesting tech contrast? Hand tools for wood but you are pretty hightech on the video end? Nice tour, guess you can’t be disorganized LOL!

I’m guessing that the new shop will get filled quickly. You may have already thought this through cause your organized but consider running lines through plastic conduit under your floor. Use polyethelyne and styrofoam to keep moisture out and heat or ac in. Make walls as thick as you can afford. I used drywall in two rooms of my shop as I wanted to reduce noise. Used osb primed and painted twice later on. If using styrofoam you need 5/8ths sidewall for fire protection.

A woodburning stove is the way I wanted to go. Insurance issues, won’t cover it! Might be a good seconday heat source and maybe consider passive solar if budget and time allow?

My friend has a garage heater and the dust particles give of vapors that can iritate eyes? His grandsome had bad reaction. I used to do heating ac as a kid, fourty years later I installed a regular furnace in my MN shop. Nice in winter.

Oh yeah make sure you have really good drainage and runoff. I made big mistake of putting my rear shop door off the edge of roof slope. Had to recently replace the jambs with plastic material as it had wicked and rotted.

got so much hind sight I’m walkin backwards!

Good luck!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 02-04-2012 03:11 AM

Hey Dave – that is a really cool space… you know. It is 360 degrees of workshop…...I am jealous of the swing open doors and the outdoor workspace…something us basement dwellers rarely experience….just remember, if you do decide to go bigger, there is no end to it…....thanks for sharing!


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#13 posted 02-04-2012 03:15 AM

Great job Dave. Looks like you’ve covered just about everything. I think Stumpy could learn a few things on your video creativity….. :)

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 02-04-2012 03:33 AM

Andy why thank you and if you visit I promise you wont have to wear bibs. I love to learn the different names for everyday items. Thanks for the complement on the planes.
What ya shootin at there Roger? Empty wood wine bottles?
Doc many thanks but the reason I shot that footage was I had spent four hours cleaning. I wanted a picture before it went back to the norm. I have and hate a kerosene heater and it will leave your face black after spending a day with it. Now I run two electric. I have a five panel propane wall mount that I have been saving. We loose power out here in the sticks constantly. My house is pure electric. I would like a secondary means for heat and cooking if the need arises. I do like the conduit idea. I am thinking of double circuits every four feet also. I hate turning on three items and a fifteen amp circuit kicking off. I will keep all your good tips in mind.
Ahh Jeff, yes when the weather is nice. Witch is most of the time, I will spread out to the yard. Sunshine is the best light there is. And I remember you slowly spreading right on trough that basement of yours. Jeff you have one cozzie little shop you have taken the time to tailor to yourself.
Thanks friends for the time to tour Daves cave.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#15 posted 02-04-2012 03:51 AM

no no noooooo, not the woodwine dats good chit whass sa matta u maybe the kerosene fumes is gittin to ya

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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