Workshop Overhaul #1: Workshop Overhaul Update #2

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Blog entry by docholladay posted 06-28-2011 07:15 AM 4300 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally, I have gotten around to doing some more work on the workshop overhaul that I began recently. I have gotten part of one wall covered with the 1/2” OSB (painted white to help with lighting). I have run a power sub-panel in the garage to control electricl circuits in the garage. I even put in a master shut off so that I can with shut off everything (except the lights) with the flip of one switch as an emergency precaution. To be totally honest, this is to keep peace with my SWMBO. She wants me to be sure that my air compressor is turned off when I am not working in the shop because it is located under our bedroom. There has been a few occasions where it kicked in during the night and woke her up. That was bad. This way, I can flip one switch when I leave the shop and everything is turned off. I am keeping the lights separate so that if a breaker should trip, it doesn’t leave me in the dark with a tool blade still spinning. Anyway, because of the small size of my shop, I have to work in sections and kind of move stuff around out of the way as I can. I have been working on one section of the shop where my drill press and my table saw will be located. I completed a couple of organizational projects for these sections of the shop over the weekend. They are posted here: With the holiday weekend coming, I plan to get a good bit more progress completed. I should be posting more updates soon.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 03:26 PM

Good to see you is making some progress, Doc.

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#2 posted 06-29-2011 01:25 AM

Glad to hear of your shop progress. I’m sure you’ll be happier with the electrical upgrade in the shop more so than your sweetie. Although I’m sure she appreciates not having the compressor kick on during the middle of the night. Insulation and walls are on the project list for next year for my shop. So I can just imagine how happy you are with getting the OSB up on the walls. Did you paint the OSB before putting it up? Something I’m thinking of doing so once its up I’m done.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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