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Reply #30 - Nov 10th, 2014 at 9:48am
 
I saw the first picture and thought... MAN that's a small shop!!!

What are you doing for heat in there?... and how are you going to keep down where you are?
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Reply #31 - Nov 10th, 2014 at 1:00pm
 
Ralph - I like the idea of a Beer cooler, I just need to run it past the boss...

As for heat and AC, since the shop is in my basement I have AC and Heat from the central unit.
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Reply #32 - Nov 10th, 2014 at 2:59pm
 
I was going to respond to the photographs by saying that it looked far more like living space that shop space!

But on a more serious note - I'm not sure that a beer cooler is a very good idea.

I enjoy a glass of wine at the end of each day, (and I tell my spouse that it's actually medicinal), but I have a personal practice that I won't do any turning after moving into wine mode.  Yes, I may walk down to the shop to admire something that I did earlier, but I won't pick up a sharp tool or turn on the lathe. 

Drinking impairs judgement, and you need to be at your mental best when you are working around machine tools that have the ability to amputate significant portions of your body.  I sure many people would not have a problem having a beer in the shop, but for me, its a common sense safety practice to never mix alcohol and tools
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Reply #33 - Nov 10th, 2014 at 3:27pm
 
Ditto!
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Reply #34 - Nov 10th, 2014 at 6:52pm
 
I wouldn't be drinking and woodworking at the same time either, but nothing wrong with having a (beer) cooler.  I've "hung out" in my or my neighbor's shop many times, shooting the breeze and having a beer or two.
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Reply #35 - Nov 11th, 2014 at 4:18am
 
I agree that nothing should be done after dipping into anything alcoholic.  For me that really isn't a problem as I'm probably yet lightest drinker I know...  I'm fairly sure that I still have a beer or two from the 12 pack I bought a month ago. 

Louie - It looks like living space because it was living space.  I'm probably the only fool around that would take part of a finished basement and unfinished it.  I had only two choices for a shop in my house, one would have been to build a shop outside under my deck (see first page of this thread) or claim a section of the basement as my own.  My wife has been a huge supporter or my addiction and gladly said I could claim the corner that I did.  My wife has been so great that she even told me to make the shop bigger than I was going to originally.

With all that said, here's a little update:

I started doing some of the drywall finishing tonight (I hate drywall).  I got most of the inside (shop side) taped and mudded and really only have the horribly tiny space where my air compressor is going and the ceiling to do.  On the outside I have all the low spots that I can get without a ladder done and I think that tomorrow (after getting more mud) I should be able to finish up with the first coat.  I'm hoping that by this weekend I should be able to do the texture in the hallway, paint, and put up the door. 

I plan on doing my first YouTube video as soon as everything is good to go.  The video will be the up creating and assembly of my 3520B, so stay tuned.
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Reply #36 - Nov 11th, 2014 at 10:04am
 
While you were doing that, on Sunday I finally finished putting up the walls in my shop. So now all of  the walls are insulated and finished in 1x8 T&G pine and the floor is now double thick 3/4" ply with a 1/2" iso poly foam insulation glued and screwed between them.

Next is to insert vert supports for the ceiling joists. Hopefully that will be this weekend.

I'm trying to get as much done before it gets too cold to work out there. Looks like it'll be next spring before I get all of my tools up and running.

Keep up the good work!! Smiley
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Reply #37 - Nov 11th, 2014 at 10:08am
 
Jeff Vanden Boogart wrote on Nov 10th, 2014 at 6:52pm:
I wouldn't be drinking and woodworking at the same time either, but nothing wrong with having a (beer) cooler.  I've "hung out" in my or my neighbor's shop many times, shooting the breeze and having a beer or two.



Agree!! Plus, you will need somewhere for the soda or water that you CAN drink while you are working so you don't trail dust and chips into the house all the time!!
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Reply #38 - Nov 11th, 2014 at 4:46pm
 
I have a small "college" fridge that I considered putting in the shop but I am concerned that it will get full of dust and kill it.  Anyone here had any experience with a small fridge in your shop?
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Reply #39 - Nov 11th, 2014 at 4:52pm
 
I have a full  size fridge across the garage, and have to blow off the condenser coils several times a year.  Between the wood dust and the dryer lint, it collects a lot of crap.
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Reply #40 - Nov 11th, 2014 at 8:19pm
 
I have one in my shop.  Liquid refreshments and CA glue storage.  I blow off the coils a couple of times a year.  It has been in my shop for years.  Belonged to one of my kids in college.  The last one graduated 16 years ago so I would say I got my moneys worth if it dies tomorrow.
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Reply #41 - Nov 12th, 2014 at 10:18pm
 
Thing about a man and his space, sometimes a shop other times pure man cave.
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