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Ron Aylor

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11-05-2017 04:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop light velux skylight

As you may know I’ve been banging away in a dark little shop for years.
 

 
Well, thanks to my good friend Matt, I no longer have to wait for bright sunny days.
 

 
My shop is now sporting a new Velux skylight.
 
               
 
So, even on days like today …
 

 
… my once dark little shop … looks like this!
 

 
Thanks, Matt!
 
NOTE: In keeping true to form … ALL power tools remained on the outside of the shop. LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.


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theoldfart

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#1 posted 11-05-2017 04:28 PM

Uh Ron? Machine made glass? What a let down! I think waxed parchment would have been more appropriate.

I’m just jealous since my basement shop precludes any natural light. I’m hoping the new shop will at least be at ground level.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 11-05-2017 04:39 PM



Uh Ron? Machine made glass? What a let down! I think waxed parchment would have been more appropriate.

I m just jealous since my basement shop precludes any natural light. I m hoping the new shop will at least be at ground level.

- theoldfart

Too funny, Kevin! I do hope you can have some natural light someday … it’s awesome.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 11-05-2017 05:17 PM

I admire the thought of all power tools outside, but couldn’t there at least be a little compromise to bring in electricty for lighting? Even Ben Franklin attempted that.

Perform your woodworking in the manner that you enjoy most, that is what it’s all about. Have a good day.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 11-05-2017 05:21 PM

Congratulations on your new light, Ron! I always figured you’d just light some lamps on gloomy days, though.

I think waxed parchment would have been more appropriate.

Given that it’s a roof, I think sheets of mica would be more appropriate and weather-tight. ;-)

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 11-05-2017 05:23 PM

I should’ve said, “Congratulations on your enlightenment!” But I didn’t think of it soon enough. Drat.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 11-05-2017 05:23 PM



... but couldn t there at least be a little compromise to bring in electricty for lighting? Even Ben Franklin attempted that.

- Oldtool

Not this late in the game, Tom … I enjoy the strange looks to much! LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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bandit571

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#7 posted 11-05-2017 05:28 PM

Kind of hard to get Natural Light down into a Dungeon

Now…Bud Lite…that is a different matter…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Ron Aylor

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#8 posted 11-06-2017 11:09 PM


Congratulations on your new light, Ron! I always figured you d just light some lamps on gloomy days, though.

Given that it s a roof, I think sheets of mica would be more appropriate and weather-tight. ;-)

I should ve said, “Congratulations on your enlightenment!” But I didn t think of it soon enough. Drat.

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave! The mica was just to cost prohibitive. LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 11-06-2017 11:35 PM



Kind of hard to get Natural Light down into a Dungeon

Now…Bud Lite…that is a different matter…

- bandit571

Well, Bandit … if you can’t have natural night I guess Bud Lite is the next best thing. LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#10 posted 11-10-2017 08:47 PM


Kind of hard to get Natural Light down into a Dungeon

Now…Bud Lite…that is a different matter…

- bandit571

Well, Bandit … if you can t have natural night I guess Bud Lite is the next best thing. LOL!

- Ron Aylor

What kind of lantern do you burn Bud Lite in? /S

-- For those about to die, remember your bicycle helmet!

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Ron Aylor

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#11 posted 11-10-2017 11:43 PM


Kind of hard to get Natural Light down into a Dungeon

Now…Bud Lite…that is a different matter…

- bandit571

Well, Bandit … if you can t have natural night I guess Bud Lite is the next best thing. LOL!

- Ron Aylor

What kind of lantern do you burn Bud Lite in? /S

- Just_Iain

Now … that’s a good question … LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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