Setting up shop #4: Needless to say, but we park on the driveway

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Blog entry by WoodGuyScott posted 09-26-2014 02:39 PM 1809 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I realize it’s been quite some time since the last post, and there’s a good reason. My wife and I moved out of the condo we were renting and into our very first house. We’re crazy excited to be home owners, but there have been quite a few challenges.

We got a good price in a nice area of a decent part of the country, but our new home needs work. We got the painting done, replaced some flooring, and put in a dishwasher.

That was the easy stuff.

Right now I’m in the middle of the challenge of ripping out all of my old trim, and staining, finishing, and installing a little over five hundred linear feet of new trim for every door, window, and baseboard. The biggest advantage I have is that the new house came with a garage. A two and a half car garage. A detached two and a half car garage.

Needless to say, we park on the driveway.

Now that I’ve got a few hundred more square feet from the 9’ x 17’ one car garage (with two outlets and a single light bulb), I’ve got the space to do it. Unfortunately I’m running into challenged, such as a really dusty atmosphere, not enough saw horses, and having to spray finish right to the floor. I hadn’t anticipated just how many little particles would float up into the air and land directly on the trim I had just spray finished.


Anyway, pictures to come in the next blog post, both for the shop and for the trim.

Thanks for reading,


-- --Shafe

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#1 posted 09-26-2014 02:47 PM

a simple spray help i have read about

spray the floor with water (mist)

seems water acts like a magnet
and will pull dust from the air

can’t hurt to try
spray your finish while it is wet still
(the floor and even walls)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 09-26-2014 03:50 PM

That…seems so simple that I feel…well, yeah. Thanks!

-- --Shafe

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#3 posted 09-27-2014 08:23 PM

Congrats and I have heard of the same thing about spraying water on the floor

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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