Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) #3: TS Cindy is passing through and creating a lake in my back yard

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Blog entry by FreddieMac posted 06-21-2017 02:33 PM 1556 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Getting ready for the tropical depression Part 3 of Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) series Part 4: Finally, thank you for the rain »

Well, unfortunately, I was unable to get the roof on before the rain hit us. TS Cindy is playing a bit of havoc on my build schedule with two rain delays already.

So very little progress on the building itself. But, I did take the time to start planning out the inside of the building; which I have not focused on much. I took the time last night to work on some renderings of the new shop, moved some things around. I kinda layed out where everything will do. Here are some renderings.

One thing I did not have in my old shop was dust collection. It was a problem in a small space like 10’ x 16’. I plan to fix that as well as the lack of power run to the shop. I had a 14’ workbench in my last shop across a wall, but found I worked in the small 3 foot outshoot because I could walk around a piece. So, I am going to make a mobile workbench/assembly/catch table for the tablesaw. I want to be able to walk around a piece instead of having to physically move it. In my last shop I had a 5,000 BTU AC, but that was not enough during the hottest parts of an August day. So, I purchased a nice 10,000 BTU AC this weekend which should help keep the place workable in the July/August heat. Biggest difference with this shop and my last is I will have a table saw. I have always wanted one, but never got one. All of my projects would work around the lack of these tools. I am going to also add a power planer and jointer so I no longer have to do those by hand like in my old shop.

I hope the storm passes without incident so I can get back to working on this project.

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