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Forum topic by LDO2802 posted 07-12-2017 07:55 PM 1061 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LDO2802

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07-12-2017 07:55 PM

Does anyone else live in the southern part of the US? It gets up to 120 degrees, and I just cant work with fun in my woodshop. What are some of the things you do when it gets too hot to woodwork that satisfies your woodworking need? I was carving in the house but the wife doesn’t like the woodchips. LOL


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 07-12-2017 07:59 PM

Start early in the morning and quit at lunch.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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LDO2802

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#2 posted 07-12-2017 08:08 PM

Its 110 by 9 a.m. where I live. (Which is apparently the 9th layer of hell)

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TraylorPark

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#3 posted 07-12-2017 08:12 PM

You mean kind of like this? :)

-- --Zach

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r33tc0w

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#4 posted 07-12-2017 08:15 PM

LDO – I put an A/C unit in my attached 1-car garage, lined my garage door with radiant barrier and have a fan running which keeps the louisiana heat at bay, even during mid-day. The exterior brick walls are not insulated but somehow this combo keeps things comfortable

-- Matthew 13:53-58

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 07-12-2017 08:34 PM

Did all my woodworking outside, including this sign, in the sun while in Iraq. Cannot say it was fun cooking in my own juice!!!!

ROFLMAO

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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KelleyCrafts

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#6 posted 07-12-2017 08:40 PM

Toughen up buttercup!!!

I have a shity little swamp cooler that makes me THINK it’s a little cooler in my shop. I lose 10lbs every summer (not kidding).

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 07-12-2017 09:21 PM

I work regardless of the temperature until below 10° F

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Babieca

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#8 posted 07-12-2017 09:26 PM

Austin isn’t quite as bad as your neck of the woods, but it gets hot and stays hot.

Mostly I work at night, stay hydrated, and dream of moving somewhere like Michigan or Ohio where the air is cool and I can get cherry, walnut, and maple for $2 bf from an Amish sawmill.

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DrDirt

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#9 posted 07-12-2017 09:33 PM


Did all my woodworking outside, including this sign, in the sun while in Iraq. Cannot say it was fun cooking in my own juice!!!!

ROFLMAO

- woodbutcherbynight


Bet the paint dried fast though!!

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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Aj2

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#10 posted 07-12-2017 09:37 PM

I hate the summer my shop is uninsulated.When it gets 100 I have no interest to drip sweat.Been trying to convince my wife to let me build a carving bench for my corner of the living room.
So far all I got was a look.
I was a roofer here in Cali for 35years so I’ve had my share of heat and sun.

-- Aj

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LDO2802

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#11 posted 07-12-2017 10:00 PM

I get the suffer through it thought, but I am 100% a craftsman who does it for pleasure. If I am suffering through it, it eliminates my fun. LOL. Work stressed me out enough without it following me home.

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LDO2802

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#12 posted 07-12-2017 10:01 PM


Did all my woodworking outside, including this sign, in the sun while in Iraq. Cannot say it was fun cooking in my own juice!!!!

ROFLMAO

- woodbutcherbynight

I feel I have seen a similar sign before…............ Did you have a pet donkey on your base? LOL

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 07-12-2017 10:03 PM


Bet the paint dried fast though!!

- DrDirt

Painting took a new art, you did not need a brush, just stir and pour really fast. Almost dries as it touched the wood. Was crazy!!!! Spray paint dried as you sprayed it. 30 minutes “painting” = a shirt and fresh pair of socks and gallon of deodorant, heavy duty, think for a Elephant!!

These days I turn on the A/C in the shop an hour before working and none of this sweating my body weight in an hour.

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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johnstoneb

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#14 posted 07-12-2017 10:26 PM

98 right now shop is 81. I love insulation. Open all windows at night close them in morning. With a fan moving a little air I can work all day end at 110.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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sawdustdad

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#15 posted 07-12-2017 11:35 PM

A Walmart window air conditioner?

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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