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11-14-2010 10:26 PM

I sill have to blow the insulation in the attic and to install an A/C next summer but except for that my shop is finished!
It is large and there is a lot of light!
Hallellu Yah!!!

-- Bert

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#1 posted 11-14-2010 11:14 PM

fantastic bert..what a wonderful place and such a big space too..wood stove too boot..what are the stacks of wood against the wall..not the ply wood but the other smaller ones…...well i can imagine your having some fun in there now…great job…

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#2 posted 11-14-2010 11:20 PM

Those are bricks of marijuana, Grizz.

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 11-14-2010 11:39 PM

Beener, you are sooooooooooo bad.
These are bricks of compressed sawdust and wood chip ( mostly oak) that a local furniture maker sale.
I use them as fire wood.
The name is EcoBricks, you can find then in several parts of the USA
They are not inexpensive but I do a “green” thing and thy are easy to stock
If you click on the tow links you get tow more pictures.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 12:15 AM

Now this is a shop that any of us would enjoy working in. It looks like you have plenty of room in there, Bert. And with heating and air the only thing that you still need is a bed and then you would never have to leave the shop. :)

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 01:09 AM

Never leaving would require one more thing. Something I’m considering. A bathroom. :D

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#6 posted 11-15-2010 01:20 AM

I have think about a bathroom , the cost would be absolutely prohibitive.
I would have to remove the whole driveway and than do find the main in the street. A friend of mine had to do that recently , it cost her about $11,000.00 without the cost of the driveways.
I have water but no bathroom

-- Bert

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#7 posted 11-15-2010 01:21 AM

Scott, I have an electric space heater ( 5600 Watts) in addition to the wood stove.

-- Bert

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#8 posted 11-15-2010 01:32 AM

Very nice setup Bert. I am just a little bit behind you. I need to do my electrical, blow in insulation, and patch some wall problems and I am done.

What can you tell me about the crank on the tension knob for your band saw?

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#9 posted 11-15-2010 01:42 AM

Wow, how wonderful. What an amazing space. Hope to see more projects up, now.

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#10 posted 11-15-2010 02:14 AM

I bougth the crank on the band saw on Amazon I believe.
It is not inexpensive for what it is but ti works very well and it makes adjusting the blade much easier.

The quick release mechanism is jut too expensive.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 11-15-2010 03:13 AM

Nice wood burner. Mess up on a dimension and then right into the furnace. You could fit a whole table in there all at once. Gone without a trace. That’s efficiency at its best!! (BOY do I need one of those!) Nice shop by the way. Hope that panel lift made it in to the shop.

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#12 posted 11-15-2010 03:48 AM

I’ve seen some fairly inexpensive compostable toliets advertized. Waterless.

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#13 posted 11-15-2010 04:01 AM

Thats a nice looking shop.

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#14 posted 11-15-2010 04:07 AM

Great shop…I’m wiping the drool off my beard looking at the pics; woodstove, great lighting, lots of space, ie. everything my shop isn’t!

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#15 posted 11-15-2010 04:14 AM


That is a wonderful workshop. I wish you many years of productive, enjoyable and safe time there.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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