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Hi all, I don't start many threads (probably close to none, recently), but I was wondering if many of you find it more difficult to find the time to work in the shop in the summer? I know I do. I enjoy metal detecting (yeah I'm a complete nerd), airshows (was at the Brunswick, Maine one last weekend), car shows, road trips, and other outdoor activities, and consequently find I haven't done any work in the shop in a longer period of time than I realized. Just curious if it's just me that's like that or if it's somewhat commonplace?
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Summer always slow in the forum to much outside to do,nothing nicer then being in the shop snug and warm as the snowfalls.
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It's hot and humid in the summer in Virginia, that slows things down a little. Do some work in the morning, some in the evening.

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I have neglected the shop this summer, it's been the summer of things breaking. 1st my wife's car, then my truck, and on and on....
I sold my metal detector years ago, and have spent the last couple days researching new ones. Great minds think alike!
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Summer's maintenance and gardening. Oh; and exterior painting...scraping and painting
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Been having far too many life things (not health thing) to have shop time for a while now. But summer in the shop is not bad heat-wise. Got a window in the back wall, a fan in front of it, usually just get in the shop in afternoons when it is in the shade, fan blows out thru the doors. So, all in all, actually not bad in there even with 90s degree heat. That's Fahrenheit.
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I work in my workshop April through October because it's too cold the rest of the year. If I didn't work during the summer I wouldn't get much done


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This has been the summer of doctor and hospital visits, however, I kept a couple of carpenters busy. They insulated and finished the garage, so it's pretty nice out there, but putting everything in there and all over the place, back on the shelves has taken me a lot of time. But I'm also slowly recovering from a bunch of health issues that caved in on me this summer. So not much shop work. Today, this great carpenter finished up putting siding on the lower half of the exterior of our sun room. I have more to do with scraping and painting, but that will wait til the heat breaks. As of now, the garage takes a couple of minutes to cool off to a comfortable temp (or in winter running the clothes dryer a few minutes to warm it up. So I expect to be out there regularly. I also have a bunch of new tools to play with and a honey do list I should get started on. My real shop is an insulated and wired and air conditioned shed out back, but just walking out there in 107 degree temps kind of wipes me out. Guess that's part of the summer doldrums for lots of us old guys.
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My shop is cooled and heated so I am out there every day, but not all day. I really enjoy it.

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My shop is cooled and heated so I am out there every day, but not all day. I really enjoy it.
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