The Nehls End Workshop

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Blog series by Gregn updated 06-13-2012 01:58 AM 8 parts 64346 reads 55 comments total

Part 1: Its here

03-31-2010 06:23 AM by Gregn | 7 comments »

My new shop arrived today, looking forward to setting it up. I bought a 12’x 30’ gable shed with 8’ walls. It was an interesting process to watch as they set it down in my yard today. Now I will have to save to start putting in the electrical. Plan to put 110 every 4’ about 4’ up on the walls and 220 every 8’. Plan to put 8 double bulb florescent fixtures in the ceiling for lighting. Along with some task lighting and outlets for hanging ceiling appliances ...

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Part 2: If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all

05-03-2010 02:30 AM by Gregn | 6 comments »

Being on a limited income you tend to plan things as carefully as possible if you can. Barring any short falls that may come your way. My plan for May was to get electrical boxes and some wire to begin the electrical work on the shop. Well Last week we got hit by official accounts, 88 mph straight line winds. My yard looked like a war zone with all the shingles that blew into the yard from the neighbors house behind me. The winds and the pieces of shingles were so powerful that it broke out t...

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Part 3: The Electrical Journey

03-23-2011 09:08 PM by Gregn | 11 comments »

The new shop stood idle for a year after arrival till finances allowed to do the electrical work. Now every good woodworker knows that no matter the size of the shop the electrical work is one of the major components for any shop. Being the woodworker that I am, I was not going to have an under powered wood shop. Some might say I’m overpowered for the size of building that my dream shop is. I do know that extension cords will become an endangered item in the shop with the exception for th...

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Part 4: Taking A Direct Hit

04-27-2011 05:21 PM by Gregn | 6 comments »

Early Monday morning was an abrupt awakening. A bright flash, a loud crack and a house shaking hit. We were struck by lighting. The tallest tree in the neighborhood was struck by lighting and it was our tree next to the drive way by the house. While no one was hurt and no damage to the house, it did take out some appliances and the network card on my computer. Tree an 80’-100’ Pine was hit at the top and peeled a bark stripe to the base shattering bark all over the yard and house....

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Part 5: The Coming Out and Going In

05-06-2011 04:24 PM by Gregn | 3 comments »

The tools are coming out of storage and along with coming out means Cleaning up. Having been in storage for a couple of years my machines are in need of some TLC. Yesterday I brought to the shop some of my machines to start putting into place. I finally have my workbench to work on so this will help to make the clean up process go a little easier. I started with the Band Saw last night and began disassembling the movable parts that began rusting. I got the table cleaned up of most of the r...

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Part 6: Coming Together

05-31-2011 04:15 PM by Gregn | 2 comments »

The shop is finally coming together and looking like a woodworkers shop. I’ve been busy cleaning the rust from my tools and getting things ready to use. Unfortunately my camera died and am unable to take pics of my progress at this time. Don’t have much left to get out of storage the air compressor and table saw and my lumber stash. I don’t know how my lumber will look as it was just stacked without stickering it before stacking. Hopefully it will be okay as it was pretty dr...

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Part 7: Shop Tour, I've gone as far as I can go

06-17-2011 05:17 AM by Gregn | 8 comments »

Its been a long slow progress setting up the new shop. I’ve gone as far as I’m able to go at this time and will have to continue the rest of the shop projects as time and budget will allow. Its time to start working in the shop as it sits now and see what changes I will need to make while waiting to finishing out the rest of the shop. I borrowed my son’s camera so that I could give you a shop tour of the Nehls End Workshop. There you have it th...

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Part 8: I just have to love my Brother in-law

06-13-2012 01:58 AM by Gregn | 12 comments »

Well fellow Lumberjocks, I just had to tell you that about my trip to Colorado this last week.I hadn’t had a chance to get to know my BIL until my trip to their home. I went to bring back my two nephews to help with some yard projects. So I got to spend some time with my BIL and get to know each other. Anyway, He took me into his toy room out in the garage. Not being a woodworker he had some pretty neat tools none the less. While we were talking he pulled out a box and handed it to m...

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