The She Shop #7: Grinding halt... at least that's what it feels like

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 02-03-2019 06:10 PM 671 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Siding -90%, wall Insulation - 98%, ceiling insulation-0% Part 7 of The She Shop series Part 8: Ceiling Insulation Finished - Break in »

Since we last saw our heroine… there’s been some progress… It seems like we went from the dog days of summer to the frigid days of winter with little to no fall in the middle here in Central OH.

To catch you all up:

- All of the wall sheathing is done and painted
- All 10 overhead LED strip lights have been installed
- Most of the water issues have been mitigated -still a small area to do near the front door but have to wait until it warms up to above 65 for the product to adhere.
- Still a lot of exterior caulking to do – got too cold too fast for the caulk to work.
- Was able to get rafter insulation up last weekend with dad’s help – we covered half the roof with baffles and insulation. Unfortunately the bays were not 24” OC like they were supposed to be so we had to improvise by using cardboard and 1×2’s to keep it all in place

- I was able to finish putting together the HF DC I received for Christmas three years ago and plug it in – works like a charm. It takes up a fairly decent footprint but not going to worry about that for now. Time to get all the hoses and such to plug everything into it!

- TS is running but vibrating like something is out of alignment though the pulleys are parallel. Picked up a link belt to see if it would help but the belt doesn’t seem worn or anything.

The shop is still a complete and total disaster. Pretty overwhelming to walk into. Standing right inside the door:

I keep reminding myself this is part of the journey, and that there is a plan – just keep working the plan and planning the work. better figure out what’s first on the French cleat wall before the horizontal surface disease gets any worse :) Thanks for checking in!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 02-03-2019 07:13 PM

You need some insulation supports (in the right size)...for example:

Alternatively, just make your own. I have used thin wood strips and bowed them up into the insulation.

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#2 posted 02-03-2019 11:33 PM


We have all got to eat and you cannot make an omlette without cracking a few eggs!!
Dont be too concerned you can only do so much on a break.

Regarding the TS vibrating have a read oof the many post on the matter there is sure to be a suitable solution amoungst them for your situation.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 02-04-2019 12:12 AM

Thanks BRD – I’ll take a look.

Hi Rob! I honestly haven’t had a chance to look into it. My delta is a pretty common saw so I’m sure there’s plenty to take a look at. The pulley’s being aligned was just the first and only thing I’d thought about since I had to take the motor off of it to get it through my breezeway back to the shop.

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#4 posted 02-06-2019 07:16 PM

I don’t know about your table saw, but my old one vibrates a lot when the nut on the long bolt that keeps my saw angel tight comes a little loose. Your saw might be completely different than mine, so just a shot in the dark!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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