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    Post by Lightly on Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:26 am

    So, about a year ago now my Man and I bought this little house in central Texas. One bonus was a workshop in the back. Like the rest of the (foreclosed, but therefore affordable..) house, it was a mess. It is an uninsulated building, concrete slab floor, wiring scary. We have a plan for re wiring that soon. I've cleaned up the inside, (wasps, spiders, mouse nests, etc) we'll knock down the terribly made shelving, and reinstall something more sturdy, with a couple of heavy duty workbenches.
    After insulating, I hope my little window AC unit can keep it cool enough to be in there and work.
    But, it will be a while. Money is tight, (duh...) and making the house livable comes first.
    But, I am dreaming of the day I can go to work, make bows with Geezer, then, come home and make more bows in my own shop!

    It might be several more years till I can afford to insulate, make shelves, and get the tools I need. Those mostly being bandsaw, table saw, drill press, etc. Have almost enough hand tools, some given me by my Dad. I had a band saw and table saw, nice old craftsman, but they were stolen out of my garage when I lived in Oakland. Irritating.

    So, keeping my eyes out for bargains/free, trades and the like in the meantime. And someday, I'll post here that my workshop is up and going!
    Maybe I have to have some bake sales to raise money for it, lol! Very Happy But, we all can dream...

    Just sharing that dream here!

    Take care all;

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    Post by juancheco on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:00 pm

    Lightly, we all are by your side on this dream!!!!!! Go get them Lig!!!!! We know you can!!!!!!!
    Remember, there are a strenght, that we all have, it´s not the strenght we show.....!!!!!!
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    Post by Lightly on Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:35 pm

    Thank you! We all need dreams, neh?

    Best!

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    Post by Basilisk120 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:36 pm

    Hey Lightly Glad to see you have a chance to stop by for a bit.
    Gah sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you with the house and everything.
    We all need to dream and I have the same dream of having a nice shop at home. These things always seem to take more time then we want them too.

    Best of luck and can't wait to see what comes out of your shop. Very Happy



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    Post by Lightly on Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:52 pm

    Thanks, Basilisk! Been very busy with my yearly event where I herd about 100 cats.. whew. Glad to finally drop back in and return to some 'normalcy' and fill my head up with kewl bow stuff again, instead of whacking my head over the 25 of 100 cats who insist on being... um. Unherdable?!
    So spending a nice Sunday going thru the forum, off and on, while also working on the house...

    Best!

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    Post by mac on Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:38 am

    Lightly,

    Good luck with your shop. Keep your eye on you local "Craig's list" for tools. Ebay can be good as well. Sometimes good stuff doesn't fetch a big price if should, should if it is too heavy to ship. You could run a search for say, "band saw 75 miles from (your zip code)"

    You may rest assured that there is a Special-Hell for the person who stole your band saw.

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    Post by Warhammer1 on Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:54 am

    Lightly, check Munch's band saw ad on the excalibur crossbows trading forum. Shipped without moter it might be cheap enough for ya. Munch might be willing to barter...
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    Post by Lightly on Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:52 pm

    Thank you, Warhammer, I will go and check! Trade and barter are always good...

    Take care;

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    Post by gallowglas on Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:18 pm

    Air condition?  Air condition of workshop?

    Well my husband's wook shop, of which I have corner,  has fans and a blower with a filter

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