The making of a woodshop #5: The roof and first big tool purchase

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Blog entry by JimNEB posted 03-18-2010 09:53 PM 2400 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Walls get sheathing and rafters Part 5 of The making of a woodshop series Part 6: Little by little »

Ok, with a week of decent weather the boys are back at work. The sheathing on the roof is up, and now they have started to shingle.

I’ve decided to put in a couple of sun tubes I think the brand is Velux with 10” tube. I’m hoping they will provide some nice natural light during the day.

My first major purchase in tools has been done. I’ve ordered a Laguan tools, 5 in 1 combination machine. I’ll have it delivered in June when the shop is more or less ready for it.

the bad news is that tommorow we are supposed to ge 1-3 inches of snow :(

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 10:28 PM

Nice looking shop, Jim! What part of the state are you located in? I’m down in Beatrice, 30mins south of Lincoln.

-- Chris L from Beatrice, NE

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 10:29 PM

Wow – very nice. And what a first purchase!! Is this for hobby or your career?

So you just posted this on March 18 and the photos show you guys in t’shirts in Nebraska. Thought it’s be to cold for that. Enjoy tomorrows snow. In Florida… it’s 70 degrees, and sunny! BTW – I too am setting up shop. “phase one should be finished this week.

-- Harold

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 11:23 PM

I really enjoy the solar tubes in my house. I’d recommend them for shop. Great for brightening a dark corner. Not a lot of heat loss and not much UV penetration. Otherwise, great shop, except you are too small already. Your Laguna will give birth to lots of siblings….

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 03-19-2010 04:04 AM

I should clarify that this isn’t my first tool purchase, I’ve got a garage full of them, But it is the first one just for the new shop. It’s what I plan on organizing my shop around. Check out #2 in the series for a sketch-up model of that I think it will look like down the road.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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