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Forum topic by DanoP posted 08-12-2012 01:21 PM 1027 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-12-2012 01:21 PM

Just have to share. Up till now, I’ve been working out of my garage that is shared with a giant 1968 Oldsmobile, washer/drier, storage…. But, today I’ll close up my new 240 sq ft, dedicated wood shop! (stand by, addional bragging to follow) and to top it off, I’ve got a new Rigid R4512 table saw with a Woodworker II blade and a new (to me) Jet JWBS-14DXPro band saw (just now ordered a Woodslicer and a Timberwolf blade).

Now comes the fun part, outfitting the interior with benches, shelves, French cleats, etc.

Oh, did I mention that the Mrs gave me a kitchen pass to pick up a 45” hidef flatsceen to put in there?

Yep, it’s gonna be a good winter!

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 01:23 PM

You suck!

But, no pictures = didn’t happen. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 01:26 PM

Congratulations on the new shop! Did you save room for a recliner and a mini-fridge to go with the TV? :D

-- Art

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 01:28 PM

CONGRATS!!! Enjoy setting up & working in your dedicated shop.

Be sure to put in a hammock or bed, for when you are “In The Doghouse”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 01:38 PM

I am green with envy!! Enjoy the heck out of it.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#5 posted 08-12-2012 01:46 PM

Good for you! Enjoy setting everything up; it’s as close as you get to that kid at Christmas feeling as an adult.

-- John

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#6 posted 08-12-2012 01:50 PM

Congrats!!!! Please find a way to keep the sawdust out of your TV.


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#7 posted 08-12-2012 02:09 PM

Wonder why the Mrs wants to keep you in the workshop? lol

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 03:28 PM

+1 on what bullethead said. Ya might have some probs with the TV.
Congrats on the new shop.


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#9 posted 08-12-2012 08:00 PM

Thanks guys. Any hints on keeping the tv up and running in the shop.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#10 posted 08-12-2012 08:11 PM

Dust collector and air cleaner would go a long way to keeping the dust out of the TV!

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#11 posted 08-12-2012 08:30 PM

Sounds like your getting there. Here’s how to keep the TV up and running…Take the money and buy some woodworking equipment instead. LOL

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 08-12-2012 11:07 PM

I’ve always had a tv in the shop, the old fashioned kind that attracts dust like a magnet. I love my sports, but it can be a real distraction & really slow down the work. Can’t help it, addicted to the games. Good luck to you.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#13 posted 08-12-2012 11:11 PM

Congrats on the new shop … enjoy outfitting it nad make sure you make somthin special for mama …

Im also with dnick on the tv .. love my sportseven if all i can do is listen to it .. is buy beat up 13” tvs at tag sales. They last a while and then they crap out .. gotta pay the cost to be the boss.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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