Workshop construction from dream to reality. #8: So close, so very close!

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Blog entry by DalyArcher posted 11-13-2019 05:27 PM 1086 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: A bit stalled but chipping away Part 8 of Workshop construction from dream to reality. series Part 9: Moving in »

This has taken a LOT longer than I had anticipated it would. Hard to believe I started this whole thing before my wife was pregnant with our little princess who is already a sassy, chatty 2 year old!

When last I left this blog I had just drywalled the ceiling. We stalled at this stage for a while. I actually thought we were going to sell and move. I was one signature away on a contract from accepting a new job and moving 1000 kilometers away and starting all over again. That didn’t pan out, and we are still “here”.

Life has a funny way of kicking the rug from under ya just to make sure you know where you are at it seems, haha. Every time I thought I could throw some money at my shop, the dryer would quit, the stove would die (LG recall missed us by a few months!), daughter needs eye surgery, flights, hotel, etc… Recovered from all that and can now safely say I am mere weeks away from final assembly of my cabinet shop.

The walls were drywalled last month. I put the third coat of mud on walls and ceiling last night after my two kiddies went to bed. I ordered a 4000 watt ceiling heater last week and picked up breakers for my panel and a new plug and receptacle for my General 350 and to convert my General International jointer to 220.

slight tablesaw diversion; I sold my old Delta contractor (guy got a good deal, sold all my jigs and sleds with it) and am putting the money to a shark guard and manual riving knife for the 350.

I am shopping for lights right now (led of course) and picking paint colours; I want to incorporate General green in some way. So very, very close!

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#1 posted 11-14-2019 06:09 AM

Keep plugging along. We’ll look forward to some picture updates of the new space.


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#2 posted 11-14-2019 08:20 AM

Just finished the third mud coat. Not going to be too overly picky on this one. I didn’t want to suffer through the ceiling to wall corner joint, so I will be addressing that by way of a piece of 1×4 mdf trim :)

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