Workshop Development #56: Getting stuff out of the way...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 08-24-2012 03:33 PM 2147 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 55: Filling the clamshell cabinets to clear up space, and cleaning out racks. Part 56 of Workshop Development series Part 57: Spent a sweaty, hard work day ripping out walls. Can't wait for Friday! »

I finally did it. I got the black plastic shelving unit cleared off 100%, broken down, and bagged / taped up. It now needs to get stashed in the attic until the shed gets built.

I have also started pulling nails that are in the original sheetrock out. The deal is that the wall is supposed to be devoid of sheetrock on the day of installation.

Part of the cleanout / making room is getting rid of surplus tools. I have been trying to get rid of my firestorm miter saw, stand, and router along with a few other bits and pieces, but no takers. Looking at Craigslist, it is easy to see why. There is a glut of miter saws on the used market right now… If I can’t sell, or donate to a good cause, I will have to stash this upstairs too, at least until the walls are buttoned up again…

Next Friday I buy the rest of the material to finish up my miter saw bench drawers. I have opted for cost, and speed sake to just use wooden drawer slides. I have also noticed that my center divider is off by 3/16” meaning drawers on one side need to be a total of 3/8” narrower than the other. Oops… Not a huge deal though… I can muddle through it. Once I get through this, and get the last two totes emptied and out of the way, I can start taking down the DC ducting, and move the dust collector, lathe, and band saw. Then comes the ripping sheetrock out part (over the holiday weekend woo hoo!)

I have done my shopping list for the sheet rock, insulation, mud, paint etc… to complete the insualtion / drywalling of the garage, and I have about $300.00 left to go, assuming I go with a premium primer / paint combo. I want a simple Semi Gloss finish. I don’t want satin as I think that wouldn’t do well for light in the shop, and the semi gloss will help with cleanup over the long haul… I can cut costs down with a cheaper paint, but I might save $20.00 total. Big whoop…

I have already convinced my lovely bride I need help hanging sheet rock, so I need to add some funds to that project. My friends work for beer, and they don’t drink Bud Light… Good beers get expensive fast!

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#1 posted 08-24-2012 08:02 PM

Can’t fault your friends for avoiding Bud Light. Either way, it’s nice to have help.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 02:46 PM

Save your back… the beer…........quick job…......more beer….........sounds like fun besides!

Just think, get the sheetrock hung while having fun…........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 08-26-2012 07:47 PM

Already have $100.00 beer / tacos budgeted. A case of Shiner Bock, big old batch of home made and fajitas…

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#4 posted 08-26-2012 11:08 PM

OK…........let’s roll…......

Have fun….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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