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Small Shop build in AZ ( from moving it?) #9: The new Shop in AZ..build and unpack

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 01-18-2020 03:09 PM 322 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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What a crazy and unique experience. This is the fun of starting a new shopwalls, wiring, shelves and the crazy of what did I keep and get rid of to move here. Both are the great questions I hear from men and women as I mention I am starting a new Shop number 6 here in AZ . Hals Work Shop…I try not to say Shed Shop..is 8 by 16 and I am using all my preplanning to get every inch and past reading and photos and use into what I want. First why I show the night photo I have the doors open. It looks cool. I am not working in the box, break that idea. open the doors and enjoy the sunshine. I have small fans I brought for airflow now and venting. Think about this, would you want to work in the box in June at 110 degrees even with AC ? No so that is not Shop Time , maybe morning until 9 or 10 or pm after 7. I don’ t want to think of the cost of AC adding to that. Now I have a product called Reflectic used for campers and garage doors. I am doing the stud walls in this, Then covering with 7/16 OSB and painted white. 2 reasons—first Reflection brighter room for free, 2nd cheap about $10 a sheet here, pegboard white is $16 and I like it but I need 5 sheets around and I can screw anything to the OSB and the studs even pegboard. On one 8ft end wall is a storage shelf from 2×4 16 inch deep holding in the photos..drill press, belt disk sander, and miter saw. And I haven’t made all the plans of how to not lift the Hitachi mitersaw but working it. I changed the new benchtop in the last blog onto the tool chest for a mobile bench. I gave up the height I like for drawers and mobile. The Shopsmith is running well and I got the Arbor for 5/8 blades…hope some readers learn about this. A big thing is I cannot believe how much I sold off cleaning my old shop and still how much I packed here. Over 12 boxes of books and tools to work through. I brought some Maple strips from PA thats all. If you had to ask yourself could you do this it ??? It took time to sell sort and give off to friends. I feel that one of the best things from this was the selling and money I made from all the extra parts and stains and such I had over the many moves and shops. Truly cleaning out and a new start has some perks. The man who bought my stain collection told me he shared them..his friend said he had such a problem now..all these choices to use on his project, he never had that problem before.



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#1 posted 01-18-2020 03:56 PM

Looks like your planing it well.
To me moving is one of the most stressful things we have to go through.

-- James E McIntyre

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