It's bright, warm, and cozy with a killer view but not big enough. Are they ever
It's unfinished and will remain that way. The next guy can finish it...:)
LOL! You should have seen it the day before.
I do almost all my concrete work outside until fall and basically use the shop
storage during the summer. The day before this it was a complete pig sty. Sadly I
have to work indoors for 5 months of winter which is not fun. I seal much of my
concrete work with a Xylene based sealer. You haven't lived until you've
Xylene in an enclosed space. Reminds me of my hippie days..<g>
I wear a good mask but still. On day I forgot too remove the dog and she was
funny for a couple hours. I was really worried about her.
I put in a sink this fall that drains directly into a rock pit I dug in the yard
can clean up the concrete tools and molds without going outside.
Even so the concrete and silica dust isn't as bad as some of the wood dusts I've
Where's the snow? I've got about 16 inches up here in Michigan. The
forecast for the weekend is for lows in the single digits with more snow.
I've got a great view overlooking Lake Huron from my shop. It's bright,
warm, cozy but not as clean as yours. I love the winters up here. Perfect
Those pictures were taken before the snow...:)
Here you go, at our worst. My pickup and to the right the road..:)
We have about 2 feet on the ground now.
Here is a winter picture from my shop window. Nice to be indoors.
I agree. My problem is what to do with the stuff I make until spring. I can't
outside. I have almost a ton (no that's not an exaggeration) of concrete pots,
stones, etc already tucked away in every possible corner.
That's why I insulated the hell out of this shop. It's on a cement pad but the
is on 2x8s and fully insulated. Six inch walls, good windows. 12 inches in the
ceiling above 2 inches of blue Styrofoam . Every crack foamed, the highest r
doors I could find.
2 large windows set high in the south east facing wall provide heat from the
the sun is shining even at 20 below the heater doesn't run.
2 ceiling fans circulate the heat down into the room as well.
Nice Tom. I've collected plans to build similar tool stations but never got
it. My long wood clamps are in my bedroom closet....:)
I never had the skills to justify the cost of the wood so it's probably for the
Now the price of hardwood is just nuts.
I plan to start veneering soon though as soon as I buy a press. I have about 300
square feet of the stuff.
Actually I was thinking of the cost of materials for projects AFTER I made the
I picked up my arborite bench tops for $10 each at a secondhand office supply
6' by 3' and 1.5 inches thick. I can hardly lift one. They have tons of
material that is great for tool stations.
But new lumber is a different story.
I wanted to make a coffee/game table for chess and backgammon and after pricing
wood I said "forget it". I just can't afford it.
I now plan to use an old oak table I picked up cheap and use concrete on the top
the gaming surface. I'm testing colors right now.
The problem with colored concrete is it takes 3-5 weeks before you know what
you have. It has to cure before you can apply sealers. Only then do you know
On Jan 30, 7:07 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I know the feeling of sticker shock. I'm hoarding what cherry and
maple I've got for something, I'm sure. Good thing you've got the
veneer thing happening, as that's what it was invented for, eh? My
Grandfather did some nice stuff with it. Are you getting a vacuum
I would like a vacuum press. I'm thinking of trying that system Lee Valley sells
I haven't done much research on it.
I have some veneers that are extremely 'bumpy' but beautiful. Even direct weight
doesn't flatten them out. I think a vacuum system will work on these.
I don't plan to veneer anything big so the bag system might be my answer.
I may pick one up at the end of the month and give it a try.
I'm running out of room to store/cure my concrete work so I may go back to
woodworking for awhile. I'd really like to make an exotic wood computer case.
wanted to do that for years now.
On Jan 30, 9:51?pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Here's mine!Q A little 10 X 12 aluminum shed with an interior that
looks like an explosion in a tool warehouse. But hey . . . how much
space do I need to make little boxes? I do regret being unable to
make large projects unless I take the outside the shed.
When I saw the first picture I thought you'd invented the
double-decker workbench. Too much crap on the bench? Why clean it
off, just keep adding new layers on top.
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