The American Craftsman WorkShop #2: Finishing the Shop

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 02-05-2008 06:27 AM 1935 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Home Again (JOY!) Part 2 of The American Craftsman WorkShop series Part 3: Moving Along! »

The Excitement Builds…

Today I finished touching up the mud work and applied 2 coats of primer. It is very exciting to see things get further along in my own shop

Tomorrow I will paint this section of wall.

Priming the Walls

Peace, Love, and Woodworking

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 02-05-2008 06:39 AM

Man, your shop looks bigger than my house, and I’m envious. LOL

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 02-05-2008 06:52 AM

It’s as big as my house.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 02-05-2008 07:02 AM

Nice to get things done. I know that drywall is a pain.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 02-05-2008 07:56 AM

I’ve been told more than once when building my shop, ” A mans shop should be at least as large as his house and probably twice as large”. But those are the nicest walls I’ve ever seen in a shop. Nice.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 02-05-2008 01:00 PM

great look

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 02-05-2008 01:17 PM

Wow. This is coming along nicely. In one day you finished hanging drywall, taping, mudding and put on 2 primer coats!!!!!!

The only way I could do something like this is to have a small army of shop elves helping. You must be in a hurry to get back to generating some sawdust.

I am going to enjoy seeing the final product- as I am sure you will too.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 02-05-2008 01:30 PM

Plenty of outlets that you don’t have to bend over to use.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#9 posted 02-05-2008 02:02 PM

Looking good Todd.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#10 posted 02-05-2008 02:45 PM

Nice to see that you made it home OK and are back in the shop. What’s your next big project?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#11 posted 02-05-2008 03:13 PM

Next house I buy I’m planning on a detached 2-3 car garage for a shop. Garage doors make it easy to move stock and projects in and out.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#12 posted 02-05-2008 03:23 PM

My shop has two sets of double doors. I must admit that overhead garage doors have more height to get the goods in and out.

The disadvantage is that garage doors are not even close when it comes to keeping the cold air out. My shop is way more comfortable than my brother’s. He has 3 overhead garage doors and concrete floors. I have 2 double doors, a single entry door, and wood floors. Long days in my shop are way more enjoyable.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 02-05-2008 03:29 PM

Well, my envy meter just pegged out.

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#14 posted 02-05-2008 03:41 PM

Rikkor – I plan on getting it done so I can share more out of my own shop. Your meter ought to go wild then!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 02-05-2008 03:51 PM

That sure is a shiny white wall, Todd!! I think you have way too much energy. There is a lot to said for a fair amount of lazyness. It will be great when you get it done. I really like all those outlets in the wall.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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