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Forum topic by richgreer posted 12-29-2011 05:08 PM 1185 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-29-2011 05:08 PM

At one time we had a rec room that was about 1000 square feet. I captured about 400 square feet to partition off a workshop. The original workshop is through the door.

At this stage in our lives we don’t “rec” much and have little need for a rec room. So, as you see in this picture, my workshop is expanding.

I have still not removed the carpet in the newly acquired space. That’s hard work! I also need to build another wall that would help keep dust out of the rest of the house.

FYI – that dust collector hose can be moved from the router table to the drum sander and I get very good (but not perfect) dust collection from either machine. The real dust generators (miter saw, OSS, lathe, TS) will remain in the enclosed portion of the shop.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 05:10 PM

You can never go wrong with more shop space!

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 05:13 PM

watch out rich, its like a cancer, the next thing you will know is that you will take over the kitchen, there are some things in there that could be converted to wood work…lol…...enjoy the new space, as long as your dust collector works you will be ok, but it wont take long for the dust and such to get into that carpet…have fun…

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 05:13 PM

Keep it going Rich…great move…in a few months I am looking forward to you taking over the living room too…LOL.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 05:18 PM

For a few months I was having some real pain in my knee from going up and down stairs. I talked about moving some equipment up to the living area of the house and learned, quite clearly from my wife, that there are some very definite limits about where I can expand to in the house.

Fortunately, the pain in my knee has subsided.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 05:20 PM

Now there’s an idea! And here I’ve been dreaming of how to expand my shop (a stand alone outbuilding). I don’t have to! I’ll just take over the house!

So long as you don’t convert the bathroom into a finishing room I don’t see any problem

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 06:09 PM

You’re a lucky dog.
If I tried that, she’d kill me…lol
Good job Rich.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#7 posted 12-29-2011 06:16 PM

Very exciting rich. Best of fun to you.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#8 posted 10-29-2013 06:20 AM

Well I was there in the seminar on jumper's knee and according to me a cold laser is a non-surgical treatment tool used by a licensed physician to help relieve knee pain caused from a knee injury, arthritis knee pain, tendonitis of the knee. Individuals who suffer from chronic knee pain can benefit tremendously from treatments. The therapy is unique in that it enables patients to experience knee pain relief without knee surgery, medications or knee injections. Unlike pain medications and knee injections cold laser therapy treatments are considered non-invasive,do not cause any harmful side effects, and are completely painless.

-- Kennedy Ron

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