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Usually, by this time, Ken is working. When the end of March hits, he's rarin' to go. He can't sit still. The last couple weeks, he's hounded me on getting plywood, so we can get the inner walls up on the workshop. The first two pieces went up the 6th. Ever since, he's been standing around the shop lookin around, and I keep smelling smoke. Wednesday afternoon, we went and picked up four (4) more pieces of plywood, so the back wall could be done. Now, Ken and I aren't builders/contractors, so the walls aren't perfect; there's a couple small gaps, but Ken will fill it in with wood putty, so when we paint the walls, it shouldn't be too noticeable. Hopefully I can get some real organization in there now. This is where I think I'm gonna be looking up garage organization projects to make for the various tools, gadgets, etc.

Haven't done too much in the way of my patterns; I'm trying to get the projects laying around completed before I move on to other things. I have a giant tulip that I completed (I'll post it later. I forgot to take a picture of it in the front yard.) I also have four (4) white bunnies that I'm putting the paint on (ever so gradually, I'm afraid) and I was gifted with a tote full of Winfield Collection patterns from a co-worker this week. Her sister in-law had them from someone, and they've been sitting for decades (I think) needing a home. Last count was 96 patterns, with a few of them having multiple copies. It came with Catalog 17, (copyright 1992) which is what I've been using to track which ones I was given. Took two evenings of sorting and looking up to find out what was what. Quite a few were rolled up and a mess, so those all still need to be flattened. Hopefully, I can get to that this weekend.

Oh yeah; got a new toy, too. Ken got me my spindle sander I've been needing forever. Tried it the other day when I was working on one of my small tulips. Nice addition to the shop.
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You'll love the sander.

Now, organize the patterns, bitmap trace them on a thumbdrive, and then you got a whole bunch of things to cut whenever and how many you want ........... when you get that CNC machine. lol

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Barb looks like you are way ahead of Rick and me with insulation and paneling but it does make me feel better that I'm ahead of Rick because I at least have some insulation for the shop in the storeroom.

You will like your new toy, it will save a lot of time. Just cataloging those patterns will help fill some of the extra time you have. Then you can start making changes to them to make them fit your style.
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Going together nicely.

Smelling smoke isn't good. Hope you put the walls up with screws in case you have to trace the source. You can start tracing by checking the connector and switch boxes to make sure the wires are solidly connected. Ignoring a smoke smell can be a disaster, but it's usually no big deal. When you put in the wiring, did you put nail plates (pix) on the studs where the wire goes through? Easy to drive a nail or screw in and hit wire otherwise, which might trigger heat and that smell. I think you're also supposed to put wire to wire connections in a box. I'm not sure about code on that but I do it that way anyhow.

Keep an inventory of tools for insurance purposes, or at least take pictures of everything. But knowing you, you've probably already done all of that.

Don't mean to come off lecturing, but this is for other readers as well--a teaching moment. LOL

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I also have that sander. It's a wonderful tool, very versatile. And the walls are really nice and sturdy for shelving and storage. I put my sander on a stand with a door on it to store supplies and to keep the dust out. I also use it a lot for shaping stuff. Hope it makes your sign finishing easier and faster.

BTW, I was trying to remember that oil you use to transfer laser printer images onto wood?
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Believe they use wintergreen oil, Tom. But don't quote me.
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Nice job Barb . Outlets are not very forgiving if you mess their measurements up when using plywood . Guess you can move the outlet up and down a tad to compensate .
I was hoping you’d wait until mine was insulated, but it looks like you beat me to it
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Ok ,I never insulate
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You'll love the sander.

Now, organize the patterns, bitmap trace them on a thumbdrive, and then you got a whole bunch of things to cut whenever and how many you want ........... when you get that CNC machine. lol

What's coming first? Going mad or going broke? Our guv knows what's best for us. Just ask her.
I'll have a CNC machine when you buy one for me, then get me the programs to use it with, then teach me how to use it, John LOL

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Going together nicely.

Smelling smoke isn't good.
The smoke I'm smelling, Tom, is from Ken while he's thinking

All my tools have identification on them, and pictures-a-plenty, but Ken and I also did a formal cataloging of them, and we have other security measures in place.

Oh yeah... John is right. I use Wintergreen Oil to transfer my laser patterns. I have a new video on what I found to make it even easier, but can't access my You Tube account. I wrote the admins for help, but no reply yet. I may have to open a new account.
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Nice job Barb . Outlets are not very forgiving if you mess their measurements up when using plywood . Guess you can move the outlet up and down a tad to compensate .
I was hoping you’d wait until mine was insulated, but it looks like you beat me to it
Yeah, one of the outlets (Mr. Eagle Eye) is a bit screwy, but I can fix that... watch me

For some reason, my head got all turned around on the measurements of the one outlet, and Ken ended up using my Dremel and a saw tooth to cut out what was missing, and overshot it... *smh* oh well... only one (so far) that messed up.

Don't think my other half would let me wait 10+ years to insulate, Rick LOL
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