Workshop Do Over #7: Let's Call it a Floor and say the Shop is Done!

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Blog entry by Ken Fitzpatrick posted 01-31-2012 02:27 AM 1900 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After a number of weeks, the floor is now done. I did keep the heat going for 24 hours a day through the process so the wood was pretty easy to work. I didn’t pull them in pretty tight as I still have some worry about what will happen this summer when it gets pretty humid around here. I left a good 1/2” all the way around the room then covered it with baseboard. Thanks to everyone who offered advice on this.

All my tools are pretty much where I want them now. I have a few projects to build, a new cart for my drill press, one for my compressor and another as a sharpening station. You know I will be changing things all the time as we are never satisfied when we see a better idea somewhere else. I guess I’m declaring the shop back in business as you can see a Shaker Clock sitting on my bench that I have worked on for the last 2 days. Couldn’t wait to make sawdust.

Here are some pics of how it turned out:

Once again thanks for all your comments and help on our re-do.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#1 posted 01-31-2012 03:53 AM

I am very glad for you and wish you many years of dancing in that great ballroom. Enjoy it long and well.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 04:13 AM

Looks like a great place to get lost in a project!

I just got my shop into servicable condition. It is now time to knock out some desperately needed shop projects.

Enjoy your “new” space.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 06:13 AM

Thanks for the good wishes Randy and Oluf. I’m blessed to have the shop of my dreams for my retirement. Now I just have to get all the grandkids interested in woodworking. Tyler already uses the shop from time to time, so now to work on Ethan and Ashley.


-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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