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Thanks Scott!... I think I've got it…. Should be complete before the end of Sept, The light from above is from two 24" X 48" skylights, should be nice during the day. My goal is to have a solar powered system in place by next summer to power some of the tools, it'll run on a 3500 Watt 7000 watt peak Inverter that i just picked up. My Dog's name is Dante! : )

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Oh I'm the first. Looking great. Wont be long now and it will be filled with tools and you will be looking to expand. Great looking Dobie there as well.
 

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Nice job on the building, looks like you have a great view as well.

Welcome to Lumberjocks, you will enjoy it!
 

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Paul, it looks like you are off to a pretty good start on your shop. I am sure you are ready to start making some sawdust in there!
 

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Hey Paul,
Sweet looking shop…off to a great start…well done.
 

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The weather here today… was the Nicest day of the whole summer… the hurricanes down south always push the warm air and High pressure up our way, so didn't really get too much done today… I did get the skylights installed, and the acoustic caulking put in around my door box, figured out where the lights, plugs and switches are going, decided on Six 150 Watt Halogen lights for the ceiling ( recommendations anyone?? ) and I got the measurement for my soffit materials. The shingles, wiring and soffit all go in tomorrow, by this time Sunday, I should have a weather proof structure to start the finishing work on.

Cheers

Paul
 

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I have to ask… what are the dimensions?
 

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It's 12' X 21'
 

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UPDATE:.... The weather has taken a dive, so it's slowed me down abit, I have my soffit installed. My cladboard , vapor barrier, and drywall got delivered today, as well at the 1 X 3 outside corner trip lumber. A contractor buddy of mine haas strongly recommended that i prime and paint the cladboard on both sides before installing it, so thats going to be a bit time consuming, as I don't have alot of room left in the back yard to layout strips of cladboard, I'll get that started on the next fine day with anyluck. I'm cutting the holes and running the wire to my switches and outlets tonite. I purchased 2 fans this weekend, I plan on using one for my air filtration & dust collection system, One is a 30" 3 speed fan…it's massive and is suppose to move over 11,000 CFM… I'm pretty sure if I mounted this thing to the front of an ultralight it would fly!....until it reached the end of the extension cord of course!...lol The other is a 24" fan…. I'm not sure which I'll be using.. My gut tells me the 30" is too big…anyone have an opinion on this? I plan on enclosing it in abox with 2 filters ( one furnace and one hepa 1 micron ) in front of the intake side. My hope is / was that I could build an intake box that will split….one for ceiling air filtration at a central location… and the other to some ducting routed to say 6 locations with blast gates for tools.

Paul

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that sure sounds like a big fan, what type of hp does it take to run it, because unless you plan on doing a ton of spraying paints and finish, than I think it is overkill, and a waste of amperage in your panel. look at a two stage dust collector and an air scrubber. should draw less amps, in a small shop, power will always be an issue.(especially going solar?I'm from the island, what are you thinking?wind maybe)
I am jealous of you putting up a new shop. I hope to get the chance someday, but I make do with my 200sqft for now.
 

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Hi Junior… when you say you are from the Island do you mean here on the rock?... My space inside will work out to 11 X 20… so it's not real big…and an enclosure to house the 30" fan is going to take alot of space… so I still have to figure out my Air filtration and my point of cut dust collection… I want something built in to the benches so I have access to vacumes without moving stuff around. I think the 30" is overkill now as well. I just got back from the hardware store… got all my insulation, vapor barier, Soffit & wall vents, Electrical panel, Breakers, and lighting… shop floor is 1/2 full, so Now it needs to be all installed…lol… it's like a 'Work Shop Kit" out there now ready for assembly…. Next step is Cladboard…..finish the outside completely, then start on the inside…. anyone wanna fly in to help… all the beer you can drink???

Paul

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Good looking project. Appears to be sturdy and well lite. Make many projects in the man cave but most of all, enjoy!!!!
BTKS
 

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Nice shop
be sure to post pics when done ;)
thanks for posting:)
 

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Thanks Guys, I'll post a few pics this week, spent the afternoon caulking all the little spaces where sound can leak out… ( there was alot of them, once you really start looking for them, used Acoutstic Caulking… the dark grey stuff that doens't harden….one word….messsy…. nasty stuff to get on your hands… but 'Goo-Be-Gone" practically dissolves it… great product that Goo be Gone…lol…

Changed my mind on Lighting… went out to buy six 150 watt in-ceiling halogens… but they were very very small…about 3" X 5" didn't want to take the chance, so I opted for florecent shop lights… I bought 6 Double tube fixtures… I tried 2 of them out in the shop this evening…i was pretty impressed!... very bright using only 40 watt tubes… Six of these fixtures ( 12 - 40 watt tubes total ) should light the place like a hospital and they mount on chains from the ceiling!.... I also have twelve 2" X 6" 12V DC lamps that are going to be mounted hidden away under the cabinets that I'll be putting on the walls around the perimiter… the Florecent lights were on sale $14.00 each, and are the Plug right into the wall type, so I'll have to wire them together up in the ceiling, should workout fine. I also installed My attic Soffit Air channels ( not sure what they are called… the styrofoam trays that port air from the eve/soffit area to the main attic area between the trusses. The clad board is going on tomorrow weather permitting. Have decided to completely finish the outside first. then start the inside… Finally… i used a can of the expanding foam insullation around the door box… Amazing stuff….then I finished off the door box seams and the seams where the walls meet the top header with tuck Tape, I think I've got all the small gaps covered…hope so any way…lol like thats actually possible… My ETA is still the end of SEPT…

Still no idea how I'm going to do my Air Filtration and my central Vac Dust removal set up yet : ( the issue is that I'm trying to make the building as sound proof as possible…my drywall is all being hung on resillent channel with acoustic caulking all around…so I have to be very carefull of not grounding the drywall, or anything attached to it to the structure…tricky stuff….keeping in mind I'm trying to have both systems builtin / hidden away… starting to look more and more like I may locate one or both setups outside, with 6 or 8 inch vent pipes coming though the wall. What I don't want is to be wheeling a dust collector around from tool to tool. I'd love some suggestions on this.

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Paul

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UPDATE WITH PICS: Slow & steady wins the race?....right??..Right???.lol…. It's certainly much easier in "My Imaginings"... than it is when you actually "get At it"...lol.. but…it's coming along. The exterior… has 1/2 the Clapboard up, and is primed…. that will be finished this week, as well, the Soffit vents and Attic vents are in, the walls are insulated and vapour barrier is up, my outlet boxes are in place ( that was fun trying to install 11 of them on the resillent channel…. I kinda made it up as I was going… TG for Tuck tape & Duct Tape. I have posted a few pics… but I'm not sure how you guys can see them… they are in my Photo bucket page I think. any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated as always….. this is my first time attempting anything like this really.. " You Tube" is my new best friend…lol
Can someone let me know if you are able to view all the pics…I posted 6 today… I think there were 6 or seven up there already.

Cheers

Imacman

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Hmm…. the photos don't seem to be anywhere in sight… can someone tell me how I add more photos?

Thanks

Paul
 
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