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my new shop

as some of you might know we are moving. Its a good move but never the less it is a move. We are very fortunate to work for the mgmt co that oversees our new place. Fortunate in the fact that we can get into the place before we move in. Our actual move in date is May first and it is vacant now. Our new house is a side by side duplex, 2bedroom 1 3/4 bath with a mostly finished basement. The previous tenents really trashed the place big thyme so there are alot of new repairs being done. For one we are getting all new flooring in the up stairs. We are pushing for hard wood floors. The basement (which is where I have been for two weeks) has a large family room, laundry room (that I have to finish rocking) and a "bedroom" Ok it can't be a bedroom because there is now easment window. The "bedroom" which we haven't even thought about yet will become me wifeys and my crafts room.
The basement….. I have now spent two weeks foux painting the basement floor to look like stone. I did it in light earth tone tan colors. yes colors, I have put into it 4 different colors! Along the walls on the floor I had taped off a 5in boarder that I painted and scratched to look like +/- walnut. It actually looks pretty good. Today I am putting on another coat of clear gloss to give it that glass wet look. I have already rolled out two coats of the gloss and figure I have two more left in the gallon. Today I will try and take pics and post them.
My new shop
so last night I got to spend alittle thyme in the "shop" to be. Why is it that when people put up shelves the use the biggest darn nails that money can buy. And too many of them to boot. Some of the sorta shelves that were in there were screwed to the wall with flat head screws, didn't they know about phillips or star or box type screws, you know the kind that don't strip out when you try and remove them. Well yesterday everything came off the walls and celing so that I can begain with a clean slate. The new shop used to have a garage door opener. I say used to because I ripped it out because it didn't work. Yep I am going old school, I have to manually open the door. At least for now. I am hoping that today I can get into there and work on it some more, I need to cob web it and paint the entire thing. Now heres the thing about that. I am really cheap…. thrifty you might say. In the basement I found about a dozen cans of old paint. I took what I could and dumped them into a five gallon bucket and mixed them up. I'm not sure but some might have been water based some might have been oil…. who cares as long as it spreads out across the walls. I have less than a month to get it all ready for me to move my shop in. Its alot of work but… Anyone know how hard it is to run a jumper off an outlet so I can have more power. I currently have one out let in the celing and 1 on the wall. Man is it alot of work but I am hoping that when the move comes I can load my shop onto the trailer and off load and put it together where it belongs. I will try and take pics. Well that it for now.
 

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my new shop

as some of you might know we are moving. Its a good move but never the less it is a move. We are very fortunate to work for the mgmt co that oversees our new place. Fortunate in the fact that we can get into the place before we move in. Our actual move in date is May first and it is vacant now. Our new house is a side by side duplex, 2bedroom 1 3/4 bath with a mostly finished basement. The previous tenents really trashed the place big thyme so there are alot of new repairs being done. For one we are getting all new flooring in the up stairs. We are pushing for hard wood floors. The basement (which is where I have been for two weeks) has a large family room, laundry room (that I have to finish rocking) and a "bedroom" Ok it can't be a bedroom because there is now easment window. The "bedroom" which we haven't even thought about yet will become me wifeys and my crafts room.
The basement….. I have now spent two weeks foux painting the basement floor to look like stone. I did it in light earth tone tan colors. yes colors, I have put into it 4 different colors! Along the walls on the floor I had taped off a 5in boarder that I painted and scratched to look like +/- walnut. It actually looks pretty good. Today I am putting on another coat of clear gloss to give it that glass wet look. I have already rolled out two coats of the gloss and figure I have two more left in the gallon. Today I will try and take pics and post them.
My new shop
so last night I got to spend alittle thyme in the "shop" to be. Why is it that when people put up shelves the use the biggest darn nails that money can buy. And too many of them to boot. Some of the sorta shelves that were in there were screwed to the wall with flat head screws, didn't they know about phillips or star or box type screws, you know the kind that don't strip out when you try and remove them. Well yesterday everything came off the walls and celing so that I can begain with a clean slate. The new shop used to have a garage door opener. I say used to because I ripped it out because it didn't work. Yep I am going old school, I have to manually open the door. At least for now. I am hoping that today I can get into there and work on it some more, I need to cob web it and paint the entire thing. Now heres the thing about that. I am really cheap…. thrifty you might say. In the basement I found about a dozen cans of old paint. I took what I could and dumped them into a five gallon bucket and mixed them up. I'm not sure but some might have been water based some might have been oil…. who cares as long as it spreads out across the walls. I have less than a month to get it all ready for me to move my shop in. Its alot of work but… Anyone know how hard it is to run a jumper off an outlet so I can have more power. I currently have one out let in the celing and 1 on the wall. Man is it alot of work but I am hoping that when the move comes I can load my shop onto the trailer and off load and put it together where it belongs. I will try and take pics. Well that it for now.
Generally, oil and water don't mix very well. I would suggest investing in some semi-gloss white, and paint the walls and ceiling. If you don't do it now, chances are it won't get done once all the tools are in there. This is also the time to put in good lighting. Attention to these two details will improve your shop's environment a whole bunch.
 

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my new shop

as some of you might know we are moving. Its a good move but never the less it is a move. We are very fortunate to work for the mgmt co that oversees our new place. Fortunate in the fact that we can get into the place before we move in. Our actual move in date is May first and it is vacant now. Our new house is a side by side duplex, 2bedroom 1 3/4 bath with a mostly finished basement. The previous tenents really trashed the place big thyme so there are alot of new repairs being done. For one we are getting all new flooring in the up stairs. We are pushing for hard wood floors. The basement (which is where I have been for two weeks) has a large family room, laundry room (that I have to finish rocking) and a "bedroom" Ok it can't be a bedroom because there is now easment window. The "bedroom" which we haven't even thought about yet will become me wifeys and my crafts room.
The basement….. I have now spent two weeks foux painting the basement floor to look like stone. I did it in light earth tone tan colors. yes colors, I have put into it 4 different colors! Along the walls on the floor I had taped off a 5in boarder that I painted and scratched to look like +/- walnut. It actually looks pretty good. Today I am putting on another coat of clear gloss to give it that glass wet look. I have already rolled out two coats of the gloss and figure I have two more left in the gallon. Today I will try and take pics and post them.
My new shop
so last night I got to spend alittle thyme in the "shop" to be. Why is it that when people put up shelves the use the biggest darn nails that money can buy. And too many of them to boot. Some of the sorta shelves that were in there were screwed to the wall with flat head screws, didn't they know about phillips or star or box type screws, you know the kind that don't strip out when you try and remove them. Well yesterday everything came off the walls and celing so that I can begain with a clean slate. The new shop used to have a garage door opener. I say used to because I ripped it out because it didn't work. Yep I am going old school, I have to manually open the door. At least for now. I am hoping that today I can get into there and work on it some more, I need to cob web it and paint the entire thing. Now heres the thing about that. I am really cheap…. thrifty you might say. In the basement I found about a dozen cans of old paint. I took what I could and dumped them into a five gallon bucket and mixed them up. I'm not sure but some might have been water based some might have been oil…. who cares as long as it spreads out across the walls. I have less than a month to get it all ready for me to move my shop in. Its alot of work but… Anyone know how hard it is to run a jumper off an outlet so I can have more power. I currently have one out let in the celing and 1 on the wall. Man is it alot of work but I am hoping that when the move comes I can load my shop onto the trailer and off load and put it together where it belongs. I will try and take pics. Well that it for now.
I wish you'll be able to accomplish the tasks just nice under the time's constraint.
Looking foward to seeing it done.
Good luck!
 

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my new shop

as some of you might know we are moving. Its a good move but never the less it is a move. We are very fortunate to work for the mgmt co that oversees our new place. Fortunate in the fact that we can get into the place before we move in. Our actual move in date is May first and it is vacant now. Our new house is a side by side duplex, 2bedroom 1 3/4 bath with a mostly finished basement. The previous tenents really trashed the place big thyme so there are alot of new repairs being done. For one we are getting all new flooring in the up stairs. We are pushing for hard wood floors. The basement (which is where I have been for two weeks) has a large family room, laundry room (that I have to finish rocking) and a "bedroom" Ok it can't be a bedroom because there is now easment window. The "bedroom" which we haven't even thought about yet will become me wifeys and my crafts room.
The basement….. I have now spent two weeks foux painting the basement floor to look like stone. I did it in light earth tone tan colors. yes colors, I have put into it 4 different colors! Along the walls on the floor I had taped off a 5in boarder that I painted and scratched to look like +/- walnut. It actually looks pretty good. Today I am putting on another coat of clear gloss to give it that glass wet look. I have already rolled out two coats of the gloss and figure I have two more left in the gallon. Today I will try and take pics and post them.
My new shop
so last night I got to spend alittle thyme in the "shop" to be. Why is it that when people put up shelves the use the biggest darn nails that money can buy. And too many of them to boot. Some of the sorta shelves that were in there were screwed to the wall with flat head screws, didn't they know about phillips or star or box type screws, you know the kind that don't strip out when you try and remove them. Well yesterday everything came off the walls and celing so that I can begain with a clean slate. The new shop used to have a garage door opener. I say used to because I ripped it out because it didn't work. Yep I am going old school, I have to manually open the door. At least for now. I am hoping that today I can get into there and work on it some more, I need to cob web it and paint the entire thing. Now heres the thing about that. I am really cheap…. thrifty you might say. In the basement I found about a dozen cans of old paint. I took what I could and dumped them into a five gallon bucket and mixed them up. I'm not sure but some might have been water based some might have been oil…. who cares as long as it spreads out across the walls. I have less than a month to get it all ready for me to move my shop in. Its alot of work but… Anyone know how hard it is to run a jumper off an outlet so I can have more power. I currently have one out let in the celing and 1 on the wall. Man is it alot of work but I am hoping that when the move comes I can load my shop onto the trailer and off load and put it together where it belongs. I will try and take pics. Well that it for now.
Wooley,

8iowa is correct. You cannot mix oil-based paint and latex (or acrylic) based paint. They will not adhere to each other in your 5 gallon bucket. Furthermore, if you attempted to paint the wall with such a "mixture" it will just smear on the wall. It definitely will not look good.

My simple method for determining whether an unmarked can has oil-base paint or water-base paint in it, is to stick my finger, or a paint stirrer, into the paint and then see if it washes off with water. If it does, it is latex. If it does not, then it is oil-base paint.

Hope this helps.

Also, if you need more paint, ask some of your friends or neighbors if they have any leftover paint in their garages they would like to get rid of. Most people have leftover paint stored in the garage or a detached shed.
 

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how dirty it was

so yesterday I spent for the most part all day turning a nasty garage into my new shop. I have 30 days to get it ready for my move. Apperently the previous tenent housed an animal in that garage, and it did his business all along one side of it. I removed all the bad sheet rock and replaced it with new.

Maybe we should go back alittle. We me wifey and I live on the meger side. I spent 22 years working in kitchens, running them for most of that. Mostly private country clubs. I made really good money. Not any more. Money isn't everything as I found out. 5 years ago we left the kitchen and I took a job working as a cabinet makers kick around. I learned alot. For one thing how nice it is to be a husband and a father, to be able to see my sons football games, parent teacher things, you know, the fun stuff. I first started building things when I was 6 or 7 years old, tree forts, bike jumps, ect. We do everything by the budget.

Ok back to My new shop

Having scraped some sheet rock from the mgmt co that we are renting from, and who we are friends with I fix the wall. Then came the cleaning of it. Let me just say that I really wish that I had had a mask, sheet rock dust, concrete dust and very very old as dust dog poop in the nose… yeah not so much. I think I said it before but I will say it again. Why do some people have to use the biggest darn nails and why would anyone use flat head screws. I know I know so they can't come out. So the walls are clean, I 've removed the very old garage door opener that doesn't work and the floors are swept, now we get to paint! My "dukes mixture," as named by me wifey, actually turned out alright. It not quite white and its not quite celing paint but it all seemed to be latex water based. Two coats of paint and about 10 hour later I am now at the next step. I don't think that I will get to do anything next weekend, I get to work in my old shop finishing cedar planter boxes so that way I can use all my lumber rather than having to move it. (let me just say what I have on hand (scrap from my work as a wood garage door builder) is alot!) That that.
 

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the next step

Well now some of you might have seen the planter box project posting that I made the other day. Now that I am done with those I can move on to moving on. As a recap we are moving into our new duplex at the end of this month, (april) Well today I get to really get into the packing of my garage shop and get it ready for the move. Deb (me wifey) has been stressing out about how I have not gotten much done as to date but when she gets home from work…. well just maybe it will be alittle better. So much of my shop is puttting it on a trailer and taking it off but as I sit in the shop and look around at what it is that I can actually do prior to the move… its gonna be a long day. The good news is that at least everything will be dusted off when I get it all into the new.
 

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la la de da la la de da

So if you have read all three pieces thus far you might be wondering whats going on now? NOTHING!! hurry up and wait. Me wifey has had everyting in the house packed for, oh well… a month now and my shop got packed last weekend. and there it sits. We will be moving a week from today and I can't wait! This weekend me wifey (deb) and I are cleaning the new place even though we still do not have flooring. (The mgmt co we are renting from, whom we also work for part thyme, had to rip out all the carpet through out. Actually we still do not know what kind of flooring we are going to get, carpet or hard wood. We are pushing for the hardwood. I will post again when we actually begin with the new shop. sooon I hope Michael
 

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we are getting there

So I know that it has been a while sence I have written about the progress of my new shop. 29 days acording to the date on my last posting. I am still not totally functional yet but I am getting there. Last week I sold a couple of planter boxes and ran as fast as I could to the hardware store to purchace casters for my table saw. I built my saw table with a router station on the out feed side, it is approx 4 X 8 all said and done. Prior to this trip to the hardware store I was running 4 casters on my table and it really wasn't working very well. It was bowing in the middle and very hard to move. Moving…. that is the key to my shop. I do not have a lot of room to work with so everything that I have that can be on wheels is. So now my new saw table/ router table/ work station has 6 5inch casters that will turn a full 360. Let me just say, wow! Much easier. lol I have gotten my miter station set back up and functioning again which allows me to at least cut some wood and wallow in the saw dust. Hummmm saw dust…. There is still alot of work to do but at least now I can move around with out knocking everything over. I posted a new pic on my workshop page so you all can see the progress. I am really looking forward to completing my honey do list so that way I can get out to the shop and play again. I know its only the end of may but I have to start thinking about xmass soon. I will be doing more of my hope chests this year. I already have 4 people who want to purchase one. I figure I'll be making about a dozen. Ok thats it for now more when the progress progresses. The wooley woodsmith, or as me wifey calls me, Michael
 

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So I know that it has been a while sence I have written about the progress of my new shop. 29 days acording to the date on my last posting. I am still not totally functional yet but I am getting there. Last week I sold a couple of planter boxes and ran as fast as I could to the hardware store to purchace casters for my table saw. I built my saw table with a router station on the out feed side, it is approx 4 X 8 all said and done. Prior to this trip to the hardware store I was running 4 casters on my table and it really wasn't working very well. It was bowing in the middle and very hard to move. Moving…. that is the key to my shop. I do not have a lot of room to work with so everything that I have that can be on wheels is. So now my new saw table/ router table/ work station has 6 5inch casters that will turn a full 360. Let me just say, wow! Much easier. lol I have gotten my miter station set back up and functioning again which allows me to at least cut some wood and wallow in the saw dust. Hummmm saw dust…. There is still alot of work to do but at least now I can move around with out knocking everything over. I posted a new pic on my workshop page so you all can see the progress. I am really looking forward to completing my honey do list so that way I can get out to the shop and play again. I know its only the end of may but I have to start thinking about xmass soon. I will be doing more of my hope chests this year. I already have 4 people who want to purchase one. I figure I'll be making about a dozen. Ok thats it for now more when the progress progresses. The wooley woodsmith, or as me wifey calls me, Michael
Hey Wooley
Sounds like good progress how about some photos.
 

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we are getting there

So I know that it has been a while sence I have written about the progress of my new shop. 29 days acording to the date on my last posting. I am still not totally functional yet but I am getting there. Last week I sold a couple of planter boxes and ran as fast as I could to the hardware store to purchace casters for my table saw. I built my saw table with a router station on the out feed side, it is approx 4 X 8 all said and done. Prior to this trip to the hardware store I was running 4 casters on my table and it really wasn't working very well. It was bowing in the middle and very hard to move. Moving…. that is the key to my shop. I do not have a lot of room to work with so everything that I have that can be on wheels is. So now my new saw table/ router table/ work station has 6 5inch casters that will turn a full 360. Let me just say, wow! Much easier. lol I have gotten my miter station set back up and functioning again which allows me to at least cut some wood and wallow in the saw dust. Hummmm saw dust…. There is still alot of work to do but at least now I can move around with out knocking everything over. I posted a new pic on my workshop page so you all can see the progress. I am really looking forward to completing my honey do list so that way I can get out to the shop and play again. I know its only the end of may but I have to start thinking about xmass soon. I will be doing more of my hope chests this year. I already have 4 people who want to purchase one. I figure I'll be making about a dozen. Ok thats it for now more when the progress progresses. The wooley woodsmith, or as me wifey calls me, Michael
Jim if I could figure out how to post pics other than the 6 allowed for the "my shop" page I will do so. Got to find the thyme to sit and play. Wooley
 

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done? well at least I can function

So we have been in this house sence the 24th of april and today is June 5th. I can not say that I am done with my shop being as how I do not ever think that I will be done but at least today I can get in and do a project. Actually I have been able to knock off a couple of the wifeys honey do projects thus far. As many of you know it's knock off a couple of her honey do's then one of mine, then hers then mine. I have posted a series of pics on my work shop page and maybe someday when I have the thyme I can figure out how to post a vidio. I really like the way the shop is layed out but as you know the is always room for improvement. I guess this will be the last of this blog seeing as how now I can really get back to work. I will however post more pics of the projects as I get them done. Now my next is to complete the storage shed in the back yard.
I built the base for it last weekend 6X8 and now I just have to work my way up. Being as how most if it will be built out of scrap its alot more work than just going to the lumber store and buying everything. Frugal not cheap. Ok cheap too. I will post as I progress.
 

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done? well at least I can function

So we have been in this house sence the 24th of april and today is June 5th. I can not say that I am done with my shop being as how I do not ever think that I will be done but at least today I can get in and do a project. Actually I have been able to knock off a couple of the wifeys honey do projects thus far. As many of you know it's knock off a couple of her honey do's then one of mine, then hers then mine. I have posted a series of pics on my work shop page and maybe someday when I have the thyme I can figure out how to post a vidio. I really like the way the shop is layed out but as you know the is always room for improvement. I guess this will be the last of this blog seeing as how now I can really get back to work. I will however post more pics of the projects as I get them done. Now my next is to complete the storage shed in the back yard.
I built the base for it last weekend 6X8 and now I just have to work my way up. Being as how most if it will be built out of scrap its alot more work than just going to the lumber store and buying everything. Frugal not cheap. Ok cheap too. I will post as I progress.
done? what does that word mean? hypothetically speaking you mean ? lol

sounds like you're in a good spot - being able to use the shop. that's all that matters -everything else - is a work in progress.
 
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