New woodshop #5: Holiday work in the shop

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Blog entry by Combo Prof posted 05-23-2018 01:11 PM 754 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Then break between semesters came at December 24, we drove down to the retirement shop and I had hoped to get a lot done in the new shop. But is was so friggen cold the best I could do was to add insulation and shovel snow.

I bought UltraTouch™ R-13 Denim Insulation Batt’s, because of its sound proofing and ease of installation.

No mask or gloves needed, each strip fits perfectly between 16 inches on center studs with an 8 foot sealing.

Back working on the shop now, but unfortunately I had to move my shop in before the walls and electric is installed.
Its chock-a-block full of boxes. So it will clear an 8 foot section of wall put up plywood sheeting
Hang some cabinets and empty some boxes, , rinse and repeat.

Then I will add surface mounted electrical boxes.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#1 posted 05-24-2018 04:06 AM

Don, how exciting. I remember looking forward to retiring and having more time in the shop. Do lots of stuff now, because your body will slow you down sooner than you would like. I still spend time in the shop, but I need a nap in the afternoon.

You will appreciate the insulation, but you will also need good dust control. So how about some pictures of the project?

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 05-24-2018 12:19 PM

Thanks Al. I appreciate the encouragement

Pictures will come today or tomorrow. In the next entry.
My body is pretty exhausted now. Slept late didn’t get up until 7am

I usually take a nap during the day, but working in the shop I find I don’t need it.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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