The American Craftsman WorkShop #5: Primed for Excitement

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 02-11-2008 08:58 AM 1690 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sunday, 10 Feb ‘08

Finished mudwork on walls.
Took Sunday nap.
Painted 2 coats of primer.

Walls Primed

Trim and paint to follow on Monday.
Touch-ups and moving on Tuesday

Peace, Love, and Shop Building

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 02-11-2008 09:30 AM

Sure looks nice and bright in there!

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

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#2 posted 02-11-2008 12:38 PM

Looks good. I love how the nap was part of the Sunday agenda :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#3 posted 02-11-2008 01:11 PM

very impressive

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 02-11-2008 02:49 PM

It is looking good. After all this effort I am not surprised that you needed a nap. I am anxious to see the finished product because I am sure it will be a shop showcase. (Maybe you want to re-think about entering the Wood Shop contest).

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

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#5 posted 02-11-2008 03:30 PM

Very nice work area, I look forward to seeing the trimwork. and other finishing touches that you use.

-- Hope Never fails

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 02-11-2008 04:19 PM

the nap was a really good idea

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 02-11-2008 06:15 PM

Todd…you’ve probably mentioned this before but I have forgotten…how big is your shop?

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 02-11-2008 06:51 PM

The overall size is 34’x34’. That is 1156 square feet.

There is a finish room which is 12’x16’ or 192 square feet.

That leaves me with 964 square feet of working shop space.

It is a great size that is not too difficult to heat and power. I recommend 1200 square feet for a shop that you can live with for a long time if you are building and plan on being serious.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 02-12-2008 02:01 PM

Lovin’ the shop Todd.

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

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#10 posted 02-12-2008 02:46 PM

its looking great todd . im moveing my shop into a much larger facility this weekend . your making me wish i could put it off another week and go in there and paint it up first but i have too many jobs waiting right now , so ill have to do it the hard way later . great post a real motivater to upgrade our shops thanks

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#11 posted 09-15-2009 02:05 AM

Looks nice.

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