It is a bit cold here... #1: Trying to stay busy but not in the shop, brrrr!

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by patty posted 11-14-2014 01:42 AM 1927 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of It is a bit cold here... series no next part

Well the artic blast is here and yes it is cold. I don’t have power in my shop yet so I use cords n until today no heat. So I went shopping today at a couple great places for getting awesome deals.

First we went to our Habitat Resale Store, omg it’s my favorite. They have so much stuff some new mostly gently used but the selection and prices are the best. Plus the money spent helps families in need get a house. So I got a couple new blades for saws and I got some hinges for some boxes I am making and I found some stain and paint for a few projects overall it was a successful trip.

Then we went to a resale store called Bear Market. Today I hit the jackpot , well not really but I did find a awesome propane heater perfect for my shop n the best part was it was only 50 bucks.

The last stop was at home depot, I had to get a few pieces of lumber for my next project. I am going to replace a plastic shelf I have with a wooden self the will hold tools like my planer, my scroll saw, etc. The shelves will be removable so when I need a certain tool I can take it off shelf and put it on work table .

This project should save a bunch of space in my little shop and hopefully make things easier.

I hope it warms up and thus artic blast goes away soon because I have tons of projects to get finished before Christmas.

-- Patty Schenewerk ,

7 comments so far

View Hacksaw007's profile


621 posts in 4474 days

#1 posted 11-14-2014 04:21 AM

How big is your small shop? It is cold here in PA, and I also have a lot of stuff to do before the end of the year. I use a kerosene heater, but it doesn’t work so well when it gets cold. I spray finish at times and that cold can wreck havoc on it.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

View patty 's profile


14 posts in 2586 days

#2 posted 11-14-2014 04:48 AM

I use a patio propane heater. So far it’s working great.

-- Patty Schenewerk ,

View Gshepherd's profile


1727 posts in 3486 days

#3 posted 11-14-2014 10:42 AM

Yesterday around 7am I got to moving stuff around the shop to make room for a new toy and decided to empty my Jet dust collector bag and took it outside to the dumpster which is abot 50ft away. As I was carryng it I just had ahold of the outer edges and the darn bag dropped and I grabbed it again and same thing happened. It was so darn cold the plastic got so brittle it just broke. Less than 15 seconds outside in -8 temp.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

View patty 's profile


14 posts in 2586 days

#4 posted 11-14-2014 12:33 PM

That’s cold -8 dang it’s was 12 degrees here overnight I believe we are in this for a few more days. Before we get back to the 30 ’ s. Brrrrr!

-- Patty Schenewerk ,

View Mean_Dean's profile


7057 posts in 4432 days

#5 posted 11-15-2014 01:08 AM

I’m wondering how the propane heaters work in a woodshop. I would be concerned about an open flame with all that sawdust flying around!

I’ve thought that one of those oil-filled radiator type heaters would be safer, albeit slower to heat up the shop.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View patty 's profile


14 posts in 2586 days

#6 posted 11-15-2014 01:48 AM

Well so far it’s ok. I was concerned about that as well but it’s the type heater people put on a deck so it’s got a cover however I warm up the shop and if I am doing any cutting or painting I open door and set it out next to my door. I also use a shop vacation for dust control. Truly this is the only type of heater I could afford right now. I just have to be safe

-- Patty Schenewerk ,

View NormG's profile


6574 posts in 4288 days

#7 posted 11-15-2014 11:46 PM

Congrats on the fines, sound like your taking precautions with the heat source

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics