|Forum topic by TheDane||posted 530 days ago||1195 views||0 times favorited||48 replies|
530 days ago
Like a lot of the rest of the country, we have been sweltering in 90+ degree heat and high humidity. I know … those in warmer climates are saying ‘cry me a river’, but here is Wisconsin (I live northeast of Green Bay), we are unaccustomed to temperatures like that. The last time it was 100+ degrees here was almost 20 years ago.
My shop is on the south side of the building, gets direct sun most of the day, and has zero insulation in the attic, so needless to say, I haven’t spent much time out there in the last seven or eight days. I don’t actually know what the temperature in the shop was on the hottest days, but when it is 99 degrees outside, I think it is a sure bet that it was hotter than that inside.
I keep a block of paraffin (the kind you find in canning supplies at the supermarket) in a bin above my workbench … I use it to slick up the sole on my hand planes when I’m flattening stock.
Today, it was only 88 in the shop, and I decided to prep a piece of stock for a little project I want to get started on. Imagine my surprise when I reached for the paraffin and found it melted over the end of the bin!
So … how hot has your shop been? Or, maybe a better question is … what do you do on really hot days?
Full disclosure: We are blowing 16” of insulation into the attic over the garage and workshop next week … wish I would have done it sooner!
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"