Shop Remodel #19: Bats in the Belfry

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 12-16-2015 01:10 AM 1282 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Old man winter done kicked me in the caboose, but I managed to drag my butt to the shop and schlep some wood around.
I spent Sunday hanging lights I bought an a school remodel sale and now have the sun set high in my rafters.

I ended up hanging four of these bad boys and they really brighten the place up.

While I was up there hanging these 40lb beasts I thought of that song bats in the belfry, in the shop, boiling society :)
I found all kinds of goodies up in my long term wood storage above my art room.

It was kind of fun up there, you get a good birds eye view of the shop.

Now you can get an idea of how things are laid out.

So today I started on the drawers for the tool cabinet, and I used some old western maple drawer parts I had left over from an old job to make them.

I got two of them done before the weather warmed up enough for me to go outside and grind on one of the doors.

With the last minutes of the day I took a gouge to the tree trunk to give it some texture which I think will look nice and contrast it to the rest of the frame.

I have a crazy idiosyncrasy
it’s affinity to serendipity
and in this eternal epiphany
no hypocrisy or duplicity

oh mama we now so hungry
Bats in the Belfry!

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 04:39 AM

This is looking awesome! That texture is going to look incredible.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 01:10 PM

Brian, an awesome piece, and the brightly lit shop ain’t too shabby either !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#3 posted 12-16-2015 11:56 PM

Wow! You have a real nice shop it’s very impressive and that’s a nice looking piece as well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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