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Jeison

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12-11-2009 08:21 AM

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I was just in the garage to dump a bag of trash in the can, and as I turn around, I look above my poor lonely workbench, all empty and packed up for the winter, and I look up to my clock/themometer on the wall. 3 degrees. Then I come inside, sit down, and look at the 6” tall stack of notes and project plans waiting for spring when its warm enough to work again. I move aside the stack of reciepts for all the nifty toys and tools I’ve recently bought and are only waiting for that spring thaw to be put to use. I shelve the box of magazines and articles and books I’ve been draining for every skill and trick I can.

Then I think of all the wonderful people out there still hard at work in their basement workshops and heated garages and I think to myself with intense resolve…

“Man, those people suck.”

LOL, I can’t wait for spring!! :D

The sad irony is that my brother in law was a contractor that did heating/plumbing/air conditioners etc, but shortly before I really got into woodworking and started converting my garage into a shop he lost that job, and doesn’t have access to the right tools or suppliers anymore, otherwise he would have installed a heater for me at cost. sigh ah well, such is life.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 12-11-2009 08:51 AM

Greetings Jei’son: Man, I know what you mean about being cold. Here where I live in Arkansas, it’s 16 degrees outside. Colder than a frogs butt. I worked in my shop pretty much all day, and the wife came in, and we went to town to eat supper and shop a little. When we got in I went to the shop to check on a project that I have glued up, and it was ready to be unclamped. So afterwards I came back in the houe. Oh—- I forgot to mention——it was 74 degrees in my shop, and has been all day…........... lol lol lol. Sorry bud——I feel for you, but I just can’t reach you…........ lol.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Jeison

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 09:00 AM

You sir, do not get a cookie :P

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Bob Kollman

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#3 posted 12-11-2009 09:09 AM

just move your stuff in the basment. Or go to menards and buy a pot belly stove. I think they only cost 200 bucks, or wait 3 months!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Jeison

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#4 posted 12-11-2009 09:17 AM

If I HAD a basement believe me I’d be down there lol!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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hooky

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 10:31 AM

i envy your dilemma it is easier to heat a shop than it is to cool it

its friday afternoon here and the temp forecast for tomorrow is 100 an for friday it is 105

i am trying to work out if im going out in my shed this weekend

Hooky

PS i dont think either one of us is going to get much shop time this weekend

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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Jeison

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#6 posted 12-11-2009 11:19 AM

If I’m really lucky the housing market around here will have strengthened enough next year we can sell our condo, because then my sister and brother in law want to move closer to where they both work now, and we’d be taking over their current house (an hour move for them, a few blocks up the road for me lol!) – not only does HE have a basement, the garage is heated, has outlets all over the place, the floors epoxied, and has about 150 more square feet floor space plus 4 foot higher cielings and an attic storage space, PLUS he’s allowed to have up to a 10×10 outside shed.

Do want!

Also I miss having my own lawn dammit.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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paulcoyne

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#7 posted 12-11-2009 01:18 PM

i have the sae cold problem here but to go with out woodworking would suck, why not put in a stove and heat it with shavings and offcuts they are really effective

http://www.workshopstoves.co.uk/Greenheart1-workshop-stove.asp

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 12-11-2009 01:33 PM

Life sucks sometimes. Shop is cold and have a broken ankle. What the hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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rustedknuckles

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#9 posted 12-11-2009 03:41 PM

Yup, cold sucks, it is minus 14 C here today and things are starting to freeze up in the shop, time to get the heat on out there. Just think, we are still 10 days away from the official start of winter.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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GMman

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#10 posted 12-11-2009 04:05 PM

You’re not the only one here in New Brunswick Canada you have to wait until the end of May to go back in your shop.

Happy Holidays to you and yours

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 12-11-2009 04:14 PM

There’s plenty of room down here in the Big Easy, fellas. It’s 48 outside right now…. a regular heat wave by yankee standards. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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lumberdog

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#12 posted 12-11-2009 05:09 PM

I have a 24’ x32’ pole barn, i partitioned off half of it and insulated the heck out of it, that is my workshop. If i didn’t heat it i wouldn’t be able to use it very long out of the year. I am in the central part of Michigan, and like they say ” The best two weeks in Michigan is summer ” . I have natural gas so i am using a small space heater and it is always about 68 degrees when i go out there.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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GMman

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#13 posted 12-11-2009 05:22 PM

Now CharlieM you did not have to mention that, you just want us to feel bad. lol lol

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Sacadelic

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#14 posted 12-11-2009 08:31 PM

I think that you should really look into putting a heater in yourself. Your bro-in-law may not ahve the job anymore, but I am sure that he still has the know-how. Pick yourself up a Modine or something and do-it-up! It is worth it in the long run. It also add resale value. Think of it as an investment.

Sac

-- Sac

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TheDane

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#15 posted 12-11-2009 10:19 PM

It was 42f degrees in my garage/shop this morning … almost cold enough to turn the heat on out there.

I am always surprised at how warm it stays … the temperature outside was -11f and the wind was blowing right at the garage door. The original garage door was replaced a few years ago with one of Overhead Door’s steel insulated models, and the guys that installed it did a terrific job getting it to shut tight.

When the house was built back in ‘89, they ran HVAC to the garage … I am just too cheap to keep it on!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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