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173 days ago

The latest project. - 4 replies

Well not exactly fine woodworking but this is my current project, building a small bridge in the Alberta oil sands country. Can’t wait till its finished to go home for a few days.

185 days ago

Spokeshave blades - 3 replies

I recently purchased a couple of used spoke shave’s, one being a flat bottom and the other one curved. I have never used this type of tool for 40 years but when I take a close look at the blades they seem to have a real camber to them. Is this normal or do I throw them out and buy a couple of new ones?

194 days ago

Find of the month! - 7 replies

Got really lucky on Kijiji found a record #52 vise, a record 3-SB swivel base and 2 – A151 spokeshaves, one wi th a flat base and the other with a curved base. All for the low price of $120.00 When I got home and looked at the spokeshaves I thought maybe they were record irwin but after disassembling them I found the mag...

199 days ago

General 13 spindle boring machine #75-440 - 8 replies

Just wondering if anyone is familiar with this machine. I need to purchase one right away but have no experience with a line boring machine at all. All of my other power tools are General and this is the reason I would like to stay with the same brand, the purchase price is $1700.00. The article in their catalog says it does not come with the bi...

217 days ago

FINISHED - 20 replies

Well finally after 8 months the shop is fully finished. I can finally relax for a while.

242 days ago

Almost finished - 6 replies

Well finally the new shop is almost finished, a little trim around the windows, a bathroom door, a little plumbing,10 more lights to hang, and a final inspection from the building inspector, and its complete. This project has me pretty well worn out. Started in June, and with working away from home 25 days a month then coming home fo...

303 days ago

Trapline - 1 reply

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303 days ago

My other hobby - 3 replies

!https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/mves48g.jpg! Trapping, but not enough time to get out very often.

308 days ago

Drywall 2 - 6 replies

Well yesterday the drywall was delivered, today the three man crew showed up and all the boarding was done in ten hours. Tomorrow the tapers show up, going to have to build a pile of stuff to pay for all this.

309 days ago

Drywall - 4 replies

Well finally after my week off work landscaping, insulation, vapor barrier, and tuck taping fully finished. The drywall arrived this morning and they will start boarding tomorrow. Its getting a little cool up here now for taping and finishing so I have energized two 30 amp circuits so they can wire in a couple of construction heaters, and finish...

310 days ago

Played out - 5 replies

Well this has been the busiest year ever for me. Between working on my shop and working away from home for three to four weeks at a shot, I am almost played right out. Progress has be slow but things are coming together.Had my insulation and vapor barrier inspected today, and now ready for drywall. They will hopefully start in the next few days....

365 days ago

Wiring rough in. - 3 replies

Completed my electrical rough in around three weeks ago, the inspector showed up a week ago inspected and passed my job. I am away from home for another three weeks, then I will be back to work in the shop insulating, and installing the 6mil. vapor barrier. I was going to have a contractor do it but when they quoted $6500.00 I decided to do ...

389 days ago

Sunday drive - 4 replies

Took my wife and grandson for a drive this morning looking at the area I hunt in. Got lucky and was in the right place at the right time to see three Moose. !https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/mr0z3qv.jpg!

403 days ago

The new shop finished ( outside ) - 11 replies

Finally the building is complete on the outside, now tomorrow I start with the wiring rough in. Not to sure if I will put in a independent circuit for every tool as I priced out 150 meters of 3#8 cable and it was over $700.00. So I think I will have two 220 – 30 amp and two 220 – 20 amp circuits. All other receptacles will be 20 am...

407 days ago

Good day - 5 replies

Well another day has gone bye with lots of progress. The mason almost finished. The windows and man doors were installed, and the siding applicator had a good start. The man doors I picked are a commercial grade steel door which is insulated, the thresholds are not yet installed, these doors seem to be a bit more bullet proof, but do require pai...

408 days ago

New shop brick's - 7 replies

Well things are zooming along. Today the siding applicator arrived and trimmed around the shop door openings. so the mason could start laying bricks. Then the windows showed up and lastly the concrete finishers showed up and cut the control joints in the slab. Tomorrow the brick work should be all finished.

410 days ago

New shop slab finished - 15 replies

Well the concrete guys placed and finished the concrete slab in my shop yesterday. They did an excellent job doing so. They sealed and even polished it, its like a mirror. !https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/mpwj4b7.jpg!

414 days ago

New shop floor - 5 replies

Well the roof is done and now working on the 5” concrete slab. The floor on the old foundation was cut so that the new slab can tie nicely into it. Then the floor drains were installed and set to grade and lastly the new concrete wall was drilled 16” OC for the rebar grid, the tails of the rebar were set into the holes with epox...

416 days ago

New shop shingles - 2 replies

Well the boys showed up yesterday and started the roofing, today they showed up again and almost finished, but it got a little warm and they had to shut it down, as the shingles were starting to stick together in the bundles. They are doing a fine job.

422 days ago

New shop roof sheeting - 4 replies

Had a good day, got the roof completed and the sheeting done, hopefully shingles in the next few days.

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