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junior
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MY SHOP!!!
Oct 1st, 2005 at 8:22pm
 
because i live on a lake, the rules for structures are pretty strict, as far as temporary, or permanent. i cannot actually "build" a shop, so i have to find something that will work as a shop... i think i will go with this to start with!


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Reply #1 - Oct 1st, 2005 at 8:24pm
 
but actually, upon further investigation, that one isnt tall enough. i dont wanna turn wood bent over!!
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Reply #2 - Oct 1st, 2005 at 8:26pm
 
yeah... here we go



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Reply #3 - Oct 1st, 2005 at 8:57pm
 
Gonna be a tight fit, lad. My "shop" is 12' x 24' and it's tight. Good luck
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Reply #4 - Oct 1st, 2005 at 9:09pm
 
Instead of something like this Junior, why don't you look into these so called portable buildings that are wood framed aluminum structures.  Look in the yellow pages under buildings, portable or portable buildings.  I had one that was 12x16 down in Georgia when I lived down there and it was really nice and had room for.
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Reply #5 - Oct 3rd, 2005 at 4:48pm
 
Pay attention to the floor. I have wood flooring (came with my house) in my shop. Wish I had a slab under my shop.
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Reply #6 - Oct 3rd, 2005 at 6:42pm
 
thats the deal... i cant really pour a slab. that's a Perm. structure. most of my turning, at least to start, will be from small logs.

And pretty much my only large wood tool will be my lathe. I think storing wood that is in the process will be my biggest challenge.

i am EXTREMELY interested in turning chessmen, and tops!!! i bought my first book already!!!!!!!



"Turned Chessmen"
"For collectors, players, and woodworkers"

Number 5 in Mike Darlow's woodturning series.


and of course tops... they are pretty self explanatory i think...

anyway, i will probably use my firewood for most of my turning... every now and then i might venture out and buy a nice bowl blank.


maybe i can get lucky and find a cool local wood that someone would trade some of their local wood for!!! yeah, that would be cool...
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Reply #7 - Nov 23rd, 2005 at 6:59am
 
Good day to all !
  Well guess im the new "kid" on the block this morning as I just joined .
  just thought I would stick in my 2 cents here on the topic so as to keep a mistake from accuring .....I see the sheds that u are looking at are metal from sears....have one in the yard ...and it sweats badly in the winter from condersation buildup inside...dry in the winter thou ....I have to run a fan in the winter otherwise anything in there is ruined.
   Here is a thought to investigate thou.....
According to building code in my area (oregon coast) I can build a wood structure up to 14x14 and is considered "portable" as long as its on "skids" . 

  Anyway just a few thought I had
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Reply #8 - Nov 23rd, 2005 at 7:33am
 
Metal shed will just add to the sound bouncing off the walls as well
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Reply #9 - Nov 23rd, 2005 at 7:53am
 
Not to mention, it will be hard to heat the metal shed..even in SW Oklahoma.
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Reply #10 - Nov 23rd, 2005 at 1:20pm
 
And don't forget the solar heating in the summer!  When I was in scouts I used to carry a fold down metal box called a solar oven.

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Reply #11 - Nov 23rd, 2005 at 1:52pm
 
ohoh!
well I didnt mean to hijack jr's thread but thanks for the welcome guys!
  I live on the southern oregon coast about 100 miles north of the north calif border ....home is Coos Bay ore.
  Got into the turning thing quiet by accident and yup just sucked me right on in!! dang I hate when that happens!
  Im just a poor ol broke trk driver and do this mostly on the weekends ...helps to take out the fustrations of the road ...dealing with stupid dispachers and the like!...lol

   Stumbled on the handle deal when my nephew (also a self taught turner) showed up with a new bowl gouge (took me about 6 months to convince him to get one and now cant put it down! lol) it was same size as mine...1/2"..but seemed much heavier and i really liked how it handled ...so thats how that all got started anyway..
  Im sure those of you who try this will see a big difference in the way it handles..I know I sure was impressed.
  Anyway i've rattled enough for now
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Reply #12 - Nov 23rd, 2005 at 1:57pm
 
oops!
sorry guys should have posted that reply in the handles thread!
well thats what i get for having an "almost Senior" moment
delete if you want.
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Reply #13 - Nov 23rd, 2005 at 2:48pm
 
Since we're all piling on Junior today, I'll throw in my thoughts too.

I see a lot of those metal out buildings in my area, though it took me a while to recognize them at first. You usually find them in a crumpled heap in people's backyards. We do have regular high winds around here (read Mark Twain's Roughing It, in which he perfectly described the local Washoe Zephyr), although you may not be blessed with the same phenomenon.

I would encourage you to go with wood, even if those prefab sheds are also a bit flimsy. You could at least slap a few inches of insulation onto the walls and ceiling to buffer the temperature, and cut a window in the wall to let in some light and circulate air.

I would also disagree with Nappen's lament. I work in my garage and the cement floor (edited out) all the heat out of my feet and legs in the winter, and it is very hard on my back and legs--it will catch up with you eventually.

Without knowing your zoning limitations, I've got to think there is a better option than the Sears/Home Depot/Lowe's prefabs.

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Reply #14 - Nov 23rd, 2005 at 11:26pm
 
You fellas will be happy to learn that i decided to build my own shop..


it is wood frame, with a wood floor. the walls are 1/2" fiberglass insulated trailer paneling. the ceiling is a semi translucent roofing material to let in TONS of natural light.

On a sunny day, it is like being outside almost!!!!!!!!
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