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    Jefferey Scott

    Oklahoma Homestead 40x80x12

    Thread Starter: Jefferey Scott

    Hey guys, I'm in the early planning stages for a workshop that will be used as both a woodworking shop and a metal fabrication shop. I'm trying to figure out how much lighting I can afford to put in and have a rough floorplan with 21 - 4 foot 4 bulb high bay fluorescent fixtures (at about $60 a...

    Last Post By: Jefferey Scott Yesterday, 7:21 AM Go to last post
    Thomas Crawford

    20x28 workshop build

    Thread Starter: Thomas Crawford

    HOA approved yesterday, tentative start date right after the new year. I've had a couple other threads in here but I'll use this one for all the build pics. Details: 20'x28' (560 sq ft for the mathematically challenged) 10' sidewalls vaulted hip roof lots of natural light concrete...

    Last Post By: Jim Andrew Yesterday, 9:08 PM Go to last post
    Al Launier

    Thinking of Hand Carving as a new hobby.

    Thread Starter: Al Launier

    Over a number of years I've made quite a few hobbyist woodworking projects as gifts for family & friends. Recently, I've discovered that I'm having difficulty imagining new projects, so I'm considering alternative hobbies. One that comes to mind is hand wood carving that would be pleasing to...

    Last Post By: Al Launier Yesterday, 4:46 PM Go to last post
    Mark Rainey

    Saddle square

    Thread Starter: Mark Rainey

    The Lee Valley saddle square looks nice. It looks like you can make one by gluing the edge of a flat piece of wood to the face of another piece of wood then crosscutting at 90 degrees. Anybody make one & is happy with it?

    Last Post By: Mike Henderson Yesterday, 8:41 PM Go to last post
    Ken Fitzgerald

    Shop lighting......

    Thread Starter: Ken Fitzgerald

    Here's an article that answers a lot of shop lighting questions that are so often asked here. http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content.php?146-Lighting-the-Small-Workshop-by-Jack-Lindsey

    Last Post By: John Pegal Yesterday, 8:22 AM Go to last post
    Jerome Sidley

    Taking the bounce out of a floor?

    Thread Starter: Jerome Sidley

    I recently bought a house with a 2 story garage. the upper floor is 30 X 24 and open. the lower is divided into bays 20 X 12 with a 10 X 24 room on the back. The floor joist are true 2X6 on 24" centers. the garage is balloon framed with the floor joist nailed the outside wall studs and the centers...

    Last Post By: Tom Bender Yesterday, 7:33 PM Go to last post