Getting Started #3: After a short delay....

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Blog entry by Tim posted 08-18-2011 10:17 PM 941 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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... of about 3 years, I have finally found some time to start back on the workshop. Between a minor bout with cancer and my usual pursuit of wealth, I temporarily ran out of inspiration (not for woodworking, but for finishing out the shop room.)

I finally had to admit that dry walling was not my forte, so I hired out the job. One contractor disappeared half way through the job and it took a while find someone reliable. I also broke down and hired a licensed electrician to wire up my 110/220 outlets. As a life-long do-it-yourselfer, that hurt. However, I realized that if I waited until I had time to drywall and wire myself, I probably wouldn’t cut wood before I retired.

I did apply the epoxy floor myself. That took a while, but it turned out just as I hoped.

I managed to muscle my old unisaw down the half flight of stairs to the workshop by myself, but I am going to have to find someone to help move the jointer. I did decide to restore the old DeWalt RAS, so I will have some work to do there (as per Mr Sawdust).

Pictures of he newly walled and wired shop to follow.

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#1 posted 08-18-2011 11:02 PM

Coming from another hardcore DIY’er you picked the same two I would hire out as well. Hanging drywall is no problem its the mudding and sanding I can’t stand. The electrical is always good to know its been done right.

Congrats on beating the “C” word! My aunt passed away almost two years ago and until then I’ve never been more aware and excited for the people that beat it. If I know them or not.

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#2 posted 08-19-2011 01:29 AM

Glad you’re back!

-- Michael, North Carolina -- Whittling away the time making fine lumber into perfect fire stove fuel.

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#3 posted 08-19-2011 02:11 AM

welcome back.

-- David, Center,Texas

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