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setting up the new shop #18: Moved in and up and going but not finished

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Blog entry by thedude50 posted 880 days ago 3579 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To all my friend who have inspired me and helped me when the evil winds of change blew down my shed . i AM NOW MOVED INTO THE SHOP. i will ask you all to please visit my killer new shop. I wont say it is perfect because moving in has yielded a few disturbing things like a lack of breakers in my shop to support the power tools. as i had asked the builder to make sure there was enough to support my shop and they did put in plenty of outlets they just put them all on one 15 amp circuit. an and i know they used awg12 wire because i insisted on it. I cant believe they were so dumb to screw this part up. there is a serious lack of overhead lighting. this is a big problem and will have to be solved and will be so this blog is not over be sure to look at the photos of my shop and leave me feedback. i will be adding new photos as i get the bugs in the shop worked out . we have begun filming things for our upcoming Chanel on you tube. the website is very busy with the new Delta grams downloads and we are all happy to be back in the shop. tonight i finished the first project from the new shop. I had been working on a early American table and thought that would be first but tomorrow is my Moms 84th Birthday She asked for a lamp so i decided to turn one today. we went and got the shade and stuff and i began by cutting up an old beam of wormy chestnut its Als fault he kept showing all those killer photos so i started looking on eBay and found a few beams. I knew i was dealing with the deck stacked against me but the old beam lamp flew to pieces when i finished drilling the hole for the cord. it made a loud pop and it went crazy on the lathe .My wife came out about then like her raider was on and she said make something else, she wont see it as 150 year old barn wood she will see it as broken junk I promptly glued the wood together and will make a lamp out of it for myself. but i had to shift gears so i looked over the wood pile and found a nice piece of Claro Walnut burl this would work for the base and it was a not to big. so to the lumber rack and a nice piece of black walnut to make the spindle the wife chose how tall and it was a go the walnut was already square so i cut it to length and marked the centers i went to the jointer 4 passes on each corner had them knocked pretty far down chucked it up thought what i wanted it to be like and followed my minds eye. i love to do what feels good and sometimes it works and some times it don’t. I liked the little lamp spindle so then i turned the base drilled the pilot hole in the base and then i remembered Daniel had taken the forstner bits we had with him. i think they were his so i broke out the auger bit and brase i bought years ago it works well i waxed the whole thing as i was finished sanding right on the lathe the wire hole is done on the lathe with a bit years ago the whole thing looks good to me you will see it when i post the project but that’s how the damn lamp became the first project in the new shop thanks again to all my friends especially Joe he has stuck with me for months and when it wasn’t looking good he helped me stay focused . the dude

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech



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Dan Campebell

36 posts in 1765 days


#1 posted 879 days ago

I am in the permit / contract stage of building a new garage/workshop; I have planning and agonizing over all the legal issues (survey, lot consolidation, ergonomics and the planning and zoning beaurocracy of my area. As much as I want and need this new shop; I have had times when I thought it just too much of a hassle. Anyway, I am about about six weeks for grand breaking and expect the actual build will take 4 to 5 weeks. I have built detailed large porches and I have a lot of experience with interior remodeling but this project is crazy and the unexpected expense aggravating. The original plan called for a monolith foundation 43’ x 24’ (five windows. tow skylights, two 9’ x 8’ steel insulated garage doors, 3 steel entry doors and a roof pitch of 7-12. After the building department finished with me I was allow only 43’ x 24’ and I had to have a comletely new survey and lot plan ($1000). This shop has been a long time dream; otherwise I would have just quit.

-- Dan Campbell

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thedude50

3503 posts in 1076 days


#2 posted 879 days ago

DAM MY SHOP IS OUR GARAGE I GET ALL THREE STALLS MINUS A SPOT FOR THE FREEZER AND A RACK OF BIKES AND a tool box that belongs to my son in law the rest is mine be sure to look at the photos of mt shop I love it so much

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 879 days ago

Hey Dude, as they say…

”No pictures… Didn’t happen…”
So…

Didn’t happen! LOL

Glad you’re still dreaming about it! LOL

Glad I helped you… wasn’t really aware of what I was doing… LOL … glad it worked out…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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thedude50

3503 posts in 1076 days


#4 posted 878 days ago

Joe simply go to my shop http://lumberjocks.com/thedude50/workshop click the link enjoy the pictures it did happen i swear and there are the pictures to prove it

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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Joe Lyddon

7620 posts in 2650 days


#5 posted 877 days ago

Oh… OK..!!

Thanks for the Link!

Looks like you did it alright!

Looks good… you have a little wiggle room now!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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thedude50

3503 posts in 1076 days


#6 posted 877 days ago

ya Joe thanks for the support I spent the day re-sawing some old beams they are pretty cool

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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