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Workshop by davo posted 11-23-2009 02:16 PM 1423 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Workshop in progress. Heat, insulation, and electrical almost complete. Garage door kit from Owens-Corning actually works pretty good. R8. Got it from Lowes on line.

-- Davo in Texas

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#1 posted 11-23-2009 04:51 PM

Good space for sure. You are going to like that heater this time of year. Depending on what part of Texas you are in, you might want to think about Air Conditioning for the summer months….

Love those garage doors!

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#2 posted 11-23-2009 05:31 PM

Davo, you are in the exciting phase of shop evolution right now. I am sure you are ready to get the shop infrastructure finished so that you can start making some sawdust in there. Keep us posted on your progress. It is always fun to watch a shop take shape.

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#3 posted 11-23-2009 09:57 PM

The shop looks like it is comming along nicely.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 11-24-2009 02:19 PM

It is coming along slowly, taping and mudding now. And yes I will have to find a spot near the ceiling for a window unit,ac. Since I have no windows. I guess I will just cut a hole in the ceiling for it to vent., box and insulate it in somehow. And it is kinda fun to put a shop together from nothing. You guys know that when you start this hobby you just accumalte everything and just find a spot for it anywhere you can. Knowing now how I would like it set up in the beginning should make for an at least, neater shop. But then you never know!!! Thanks for the comments.

-- Davo in Texas

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#5 posted 11-24-2009 02:24 PM

Aslo, I really hated tearing out sheet rock in a brand new house to insulate and run electrical. But can you imagine what the builder would have charged for that. They quoted me 250 for each outlet. I stopped there. It cost me 300 to run 3 220’s and 4 more 110’s. Did it myself. Oh well, they have to make a living too I guess.

-- Davo in Texas

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#6 posted 11-26-2009 10:49 AM

Hey Davo,
Keep the progress pics coming…looking good so far.

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#7 posted 11-29-2009 08:23 PM

Well I got the mud and tape, prime and texture finished. I never wish to do sheetrock again as long as I live. You thought sawdust was messy!!

-- Davo in Texas

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#8 posted 11-29-2009 08:38 PM

looks real nice ,
i know the felling ,
when a shop
comes online .

enjoy !

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#9 posted 11-29-2009 08:42 PM

Nice space to work in.

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#10 posted 11-30-2009 07:55 PM

Just a test, trying to embed an image.

-- Davo in Texas

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#11 posted 12-05-2009 03:28 PM

Well, it has been below freezing here in Melissa the past couple of days and the insulation along with that Farenheit 220v heater hanging from the ceiling really get the chill out of the shop. That heater, hanging from the ceiling works really well. this morning it was 28 outside, inside the shop was 55. Turn that heater on and in 20 minutes it is 64. It will go much higher, but so will the electric bill. Got the heater from Northern Tools, it is the 5000watt version, on sale for 250 about a month ago. Still deciding on the TS, BS, jointer, planer. Way to many options and prices.

-- Davo in Texas

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