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Blog series by oldguy2 updated 02-28-2020 07:46 PM 13 parts 8790 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: selling the wood and tools in PA

09-24-2019 02:44 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

So the big plan is on. One photo is the Current one car garage here in PA, shop #5 since 2013. See my home page for more. Moving at the End of the Calendar year. Sell as much as you can of the big stuff. Not just the home stuff as we own a home already in Glendale,AZ. Thanks to all who have commented on any ideas and shop ideas I asked about before. So this is really like starting over. The main stationary tools sold at the yard sale and not really my worry to get big bucks for them as...

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Part 2: Selling My Arm...Selling My Shopsmith, Not in the Club anymore.

10-15-2019 01:56 PM by oldguy2 | 3 comments »

Well the big sale happened. I got 3 nice calls for My Shopsmith on the Craigslist ad. At least no scammers, had that before on a $100 workbench, and the sale was a nice negiotiation. So the new owner had a Shopsmith before and wanted another. Now for the Non club members you buy one for space , features, and quality . Quality..ever hear of one burning out, maybe an old green one but they are still coming up on sale lists, watch out they are likely dying and it was a 3/4...

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Part 3: Can you see the wood? Move to AZ, sell your shop

10-21-2019 10:13 PM by oldguy2 | 1 comment »

And another giant step Sell the extra wood and tool stands and nuts and bolt containers. Now $50 richer and smiiling since I will not have to pack it. that money can buy just what I need and not the extra extra stuff ( you have all those extra parts and such you have to have ). I get that new start to buy just a few boxes of screws and just the containers from wherever I want. Browsing Craigslist is so much fun. the price is great or rediculous…workbenches homemade for $600…...

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Part 4: Here is what is moving??

10-22-2019 11:09 AM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

Thanks for reading this. No whining in this blog. How about over $1400 and 25 maple strips and a benchtop bandsaw.?? The money is mostly from the Shopsmith and yardsales, workbench and selling the lumber I had stocked up here. Not such a bad picture now that I write it down. On the shelves shoe box bins of biscuits dowels and now tape measure rulers, parts I did not want to rebuy. Next is the shop vac and duststopper and the planer. On the shelves are crates w...

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Part 5: Starting small AZ Shop..Shopsmith #2

11-25-2019 01:43 PM by oldguy2 | 4 comments »

Welcome to Sunny AZ where at Thanksgiving it is almost 65 and you wear jeans and T shirts mid day. And a new concept to Me, I don’ t have to have the doors closed to my new shop the 8 by 16 Tuff Shed—yes it would be sorta small after one car garages that are 14 by 21—- but this is reality. I can say I have had 2 basement shops so small I could touch the floor joists and 2 one car garage shops so small is in the repertiore. This with its skylight I walked in la...

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Part 6: New Shop..Start New Benchwith Grandson #2

11-29-2019 01:41 PM by oldguy2 | 2 comments »

So What would you give up? I sold almost everything in the PA shop and my first Shopsmtih. This has been a long move and it finishes at Christmas this year. Right now I have another week to cleanup the house and fly home. But one task has been ANYTHING I can get done in the Shed Shop. Now I prefer Hals Wood Shop. that was my business name, much better. So being CHEAP I always look at the culled wood at Home Depot and it was a steal. 2×4 Redwood and 2×6 Redwood. and I...

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Part 7: The New Shop Beginning..in AZ

12-05-2019 03:35 PM by oldguy2 | 2 comments »

Well lets be invitiing. Its a shed shop or Hals Wood Shop 10 feet from the house, a ranch on a slab. With the double doors open here is a starting inviting view. This is week one of developing the Shop. What are you expecting the Norm Abrams shop..remember him or recall Jay Bates starting in an apartment in where he was working he made some good projects in next to no space and basic tools..worth the revisit. This is my shop #6 after 2 small basement shops I could touch the flo...

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Part 8: New Shop part 2

12-05-2019 03:59 PM by oldguy2 | 1 comment »

Part 2 The end wall of this Shop is 8 feet wide the length is 16 feet. Planning is crucial. Of these photos I am showing already I had too much going into the shop and will have to plan , how I work. But this is week 1. I show in the last pic tool boxes on the floor and frames on the studs. I planned a 16 inch bench for tools and items on a bench not a building bench. The tools came from an opportunity to buy out a contractor who moved and all these are separates plus a...

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Part 9: The new Shop in AZ..build and unpack

01-18-2020 03:09 PM by oldguy2 | 1 comment »

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...

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Part 10: Lets See it...What there?

01-19-2020 02:20 PM by oldguy2 | 1 comment »

In the January day of sunshine I got going and put up all I could of the Rellectic insulation rolls and that made a difference. These photos were taken with the doors almost closed to stop the light from the west. On the 8 Ft. wall I have the wall bench not for building but tool setting and later behind this will be OSB painted white and a high shelf at 5ft the top header is at 6 ft. I have wire shelf for the material to keep an open look. I think from the door to the wall bench w...

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Part 11: Lets See it...What there?

01-20-2020 12:00 AM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

In the January day of sunshine I got going and put up all I could of the Rellectic insulation rolls and that made a difference. These photos were taken with the doors almost closed to stop the light from the west. On the 8 Ft. wall I have the wall bench not for building but tool setting and later behind this will be OSB painted white and a high shelf at 5ft the top header is at 6 ft. I have wire shelf for the material to keep an open look. I think from the door to the wall bench will ...

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Part 12: Walls for Cheap and Change, electric??

02-02-2020 01:37 AM by oldguy2 | 1 comment »

So cheap walls $50 for this 8×16 shop were supposed to be sheets of OSB. But I found T 111 painted discounted so I got 3 sheets for the main area and used only 2 OSB—$10 a sheet here for two less obvious sides. A quick rolling coat of white paint on the OSB took 20 minutes. And now the shop shed has white walls. Warning this photo is at 4 pm with the double doors open so bare with the glare and bad photo, this is January in Arizona. I won’t tell you the te...

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Part 13: Lets Hang the Dust collection..small shop idea: and..

02-28-2020 07:46 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

Desparate for floor space the OldGuy said. what if we took the corner and hung the shop vac up above the Shopsmith and also the duststopper bucket. Whoa. Now I had plans before to go under a 48 inch shelf with the Shopsmith…it needs 43 inch of height with the table on it. and its 72 inch long on casters. So with hooks and a dog chain we were not using up goes the Shop vac , screws and strap for the bucket since we should only be cleaning it mostlly. Then I have an extra ...

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