The making of a woodshop #4: Walls get sheathing and rafters

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Blog entry by JimNEB posted 03-05-2010 01:30 AM 2723 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Part 3-A little progress Part 4 of The making of a woodshop series Part 5: The roof and first big tool purchase »

The weather’s cleared up a bit and the boys got back to work. The walls got some OSB and they made the 10 rafters in the shop and installed them today. I can almost smell the sweet smell of sawdust in the air. Now if all the mud around would just dry up. I’m thinking about putting one or more of the tube skylights in, has anyone else put those in a shop and how did you like them?

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#1 posted 03-05-2010 02:36 AM

Looks good and keep the pictures coming. I for one enjoy looking at new shops in the works. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 03-05-2010 03:29 AM

Looks like its going to be a nice shop. Make it comfortable it might have to double as a dog house (mine does). :-)

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 04:13 PM

A dog house?.....Never
Beautiful shop, progress is a wonderful thing.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 03-05-2010 07:35 PM

My mom installed a tube light in her upstairs bathroom recently – it’s an amazing amount of light that it brings in. It’s a lot brighter than what you would expect. – -they have to close the door during the day to keep from going up there to “shut off the lights.”

If my workshop weren’t two-stories (with a yet-to-be-finished media room upstairs) I would definitely put one in.


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#5 posted 03-06-2010 01:51 AM

My buddy put 2 solar tubes in his shop. Great source of light. Amazing how bright it is. In the daytime, you don’t need any alternate light source except maybe task lighting on the bandsaw (cuz old eye’s need all the help they can get). I am going to install a couple in my shop very soon.

-- Lucky to get paid for what I love to do. Make sawdust.

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