setting up the new shop #17: cleaning out the shop and moving things to the new shed

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Blog entry by thedude50 posted 02-15-2012 07:02 AM 7845 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: the shed is water tight and is ready for shingles just in time for our first rain Part 17 of setting up the new shop series Part 18: Moved in and up and going but not finished »

Well my friends the last week has been filled with moving things from the shop to the new shed the shed is now water tight and the shingles will be going up any day completion photos of the shed in the next blog entry.

Having the shed water tight and tested gave me the confidence to get things moved into the shed and out of the shop. so all the building tools and the rest of the automotive and gardening tools that went in the garage have been moved. the next days were filled with placing the machines and benches into a way that it makes for a very nice shop. all the machines are plugged into the gang boxes I use to power the shop. since the shop is so short on power it will be a one man shop, till the wiring is upgraded to accommodate for home runs to each major tool. then will be the dust collection and the compressed air are piped in the shop will be complete and it will be successful. as I just took my first new order for this new shop yesterday she is going to sketch up the cabinet that she wants i don’t have any details on it yet but am excited that i will be ahead in the orders area I also got a second cabinet ordered from my sisters and mom. who want to have a new vanity in the bathroom of the home they own together. I also have a piece for the museum to make that one is mostly hand work and a lathe. It will be a period piece and will have a chess set and a walnut and wormy chestnut wood selection with walnut being the dark and chestnut the light color wood to make the set and table i think will take a few weeks once i get the chess pieces turned the basic table should do very well if my design is right also during the next two weeks and first on the list is a federal style book case It was featured in Wood Magazine I cant find the issue and i had two copies as i grabbed a second copy when i knew i was going to make the bookcase Buy the time these pieces are done i will have started selling some deckchairs in Norms PLAN SET AND THE ROCKLER HARDWARE KIT I PLAN ON MAKING THESE CHAIRS FROM IPPI At this Point I will also be making the wine racks from norms collection I plan on selling these to collectors and hope that the pieces I have chose to build will sell well and I will be able to make a living doing what i love Woodworking.

Those of you that have read this blog from the beginning to the freak windstorm and my bad health are all key reasons i love it here at LJ Your support has pushed me on even when I feel down I can hear joe say come on lance you can do it and to Matt and Dave from LJ thanks for coming by to help me build the shed and to the guys from the hand-planes of your dreams thread with out their support this would still be a pipe dream instead tomorrow will be the day I say I am done and I can start taking jobs I will not have everything I want but who starts out a new shop with everything perfect I know i will get the rest done as the cash starts to roll in. If I can build you something please let me know Ill Be showing off my works in the near future at the Kirney Mansion in Fresno County. the Fresno county historical Society. and maybe your home.

Thanks for your help again with out you we would still be asking can i really do this is my health going to hold out to let me do what i love . Peace Lance The Dude

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Don W

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 01:16 PM

great to hear the forward progress.

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 01:02 AM

God speed and good luck Lance

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

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 01:43 AM

I’m glad you got the shed finished so you can use it!
... as for testing… did you mean actual RAIN? ... or just the hose?!

It has been raining the last few days here with only ONE day of rest!
... hope the same rain was up there in your test! LOL

It’s a good feeling to have more room!
Just like the feeling you get just after you’ve FILLED-UP the auto gas tank after being on fumes for 3 days! LOL

Do you have Before pictures… so we can compare to the After… when you’re done?

Good to hear you have some jobs lined up to help you pay for the shed, etc. :)

Thanks for the update!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 06:27 AM

i dont know if i shared this with you Joe but my wife has told me that i am free to persew woodworking to pay my bills and if it works out ill be doing this for a living as much as my damaged body will let me

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 09:59 PM


Good for you!

Good for your wife!

Go for it!

Good Luck!

Sounds like you’re on the Road for it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 02:13 AM

Glad to hear of your good progress. Best wishes for your health and great woodworking progress as well.

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 04:41 PM

Hey Dude!

You and other guys in your area might be interested in this!
Here is enough Alder & Beech to keep one in Business for quite awhile!

It would require a few storage places… split up among you guys…

You could use it… or SELL it… a terrific BUY… AND SO CLOSE TO YOU!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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