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Blog entry by darkmyble posted 07-14-2018 09:08 AM 687 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks.. it’s been a while i know so this is just a heads up as to what is going on.

I’ve been given a shed!! In comparison to my previous work space it’s a veritable stadium!
Its a 10’ x 8’ shed, log lap, double door with a good size glass panelled window down one side.
The retail price of this shed new is £700 ($926/€791) to get it disassembled required some minor damage but easily repaired or replaced, and with some other parts that needed replacing total the cost of getting it up on a solid base, felted, and stained was around £150 ($198/€169).

Getting the electrics hard wired into the mains will have to wait for now, so i’m just using an extension to power the odd tool whilst i make work benches etc. With my vac system in place, lights, fan, power sockets and trip board ready to go were not far off getting back to making stuff.

In the mean time, and whilst all this has been happening, I’ve got cellulitis again but this time with the added complication of MRSA infection in two previously healed pin sites. I’m taking over 30 tablets a day and feel rougher than a bears behind but I’ve managed to work through it, much to my wife’s dislike.

There will be enough room to house all my tools and with enough work top to accommodate my drill press, lathe, sander and band and scroll saws, with the table saw on a central movable island. It’ll be cosy.. enough room for me to close the doors and immerse my self.

Its going to annoy my wife im sure, but my work is the key to a positive mental attitude and also and more importantly my pain management. If i’m busy then I’m concentrating on other things other than my condition (CRPS) and the multitude of issues that brings.

Anyway thought i’d let you know.. the work on the excavator will continue as soon as I’m back up and running properly.

Best wishes and kindest regards to you all


-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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#1 posted 07-14-2018 09:51 AM

Thanks for letting me know. I wish you all the best! Keep on going!!


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#2 posted 07-14-2018 10:19 AM

All the best for your venture in the new Mancave d’m’... Do us a favour though… please don’t forget to update your workshop details (there is a spot reserved for it)... One picture is worth more than none…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 07-14-2018 04:10 PM

hi Mike . I am kind of in same boat as you with excavator halfway done sitting there on the workbench lonely wanting someone to touch it but I have had 2 collapsed lungs with surgery to fix them so no shop time for me till I see surgeon on 19th fingers crossed so I wish you a speedy and well recovery we both need to get these excavators built LMAO :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 07-14-2018 06:42 PM

Keep on going—GREAT RESCUE!

Remind her that SAWDUST is therapy TOO!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 07-14-2018 11:29 PM

My goodness I had no idea what was going on Mark and Tony but I knew we hadn’t see much of you all.
Like you Mark the shop is my best pain killer if and when I can get up the gumption to get out there, I keep thinking that this will be my last project and then I sneak out there and hammer out another one but it’s getting more difficultly each time.
It really helps to have a project to think about and Tony it will be there waiting for you but lung surgery and saw dust doesn’t sound like a good combination so take it slow and let all the work going on around here be your trip to the shop for now and both of you get better please, so we can see your progress down the road.

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#6 posted 07-15-2018 01:29 AM

Congrats on the new work space and follow the doctors orders

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

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