A New Hope

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Blog entry by rookster posted 11-09-2007 05:16 AM 929 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When last we met, the level of clutter in my basement shop area had hindered my desire to be there. But a recent disaster quickly disposed of the clutter. My shop space is cleaner and more comfortable than it ever was, and the clutter is GONE!

You can see more pictures of the newly cleared shop space in my Workshop section here at LumberJocks. It’s good to be back.

-- Rookster, (

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#1 posted 11-09-2007 05:19 AM


Good luck! I am scared of water damage.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#2 posted 11-09-2007 07:14 AM

I guess sometime bad is good.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 11-09-2007 07:17 AM

AHHH! The silver lining. You have some neat old toolage.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 11-09-2007 08:42 AM

“thanks, Universe”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 11-09-2007 02:40 PM

That is scary! Luckily, here in the desert we only have to worry about water damage occasionally.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 11-09-2007 06:21 PM

I agree with Debbie. The Universe was with me this time.

Just to be clear: I caught the water fairly quickly and vacuumed it all up (gotta love shop vacs) within hours. A quick run to the local rental place yeilded the blower fans used by professional water remediation companies, and the rest is history. This also resulted in removing big chunks of linoleum that were just laid on the cement floor by the previous owners (over 11 year ago). These were moisture traps and some of them had mold under them. After scrubbing the area down with TSP and drying it with the blowers, the basement smells better than it ever has!

Todd: Gotta love the old tools. They were built to last! I can’t wait to get the bandsaw running.

-- Rookster, (

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