I haven’t been blogging much this month – just too much going on. One of the differences here in Reno is that fall comes earlier than it does in San Jose so there have been a lot of “get ready for winter” projects happening. We’ll have freezing overnight temps in just two or three more weeks so there’s a long todo list for all that prep work. Back in San Jose, it frozen overnight about once a decade so this is all new to me.
I have made progress on my workshop shed with hopes I’ll have it ready to start working in over the winter. There are a lot of projects I want to get done. The shed shop will be both my marquetry studio and my finishing shop while my big tools will be in the third bay of the garage. There are a few furniture projects I want to get started on including upgrades to my computer desk, a new bookcase and for my quilting area I need a new sewing table and a cutting table. My current quilt setup isn’t the best and needs work. Heather and I did find out that our church does have quilting group that meets once a month where we get to use the big church tables and social hall for a day. Likely my next project will be done there because I’ll have the space I need for pinning the quilt layers together.
First progress picture on the shed shows that I’ve finished mudding and I’ve installed the air cleaner:
That sucker was a pain to hang but it will help keep the dust out of the air. I still need to get a dust collector to connect to the equipment I’m going to put in there.
Next, I had to put a second coat of paint on the outside of the shed:
The shed is basically a prefab unit that they do the final assembly on-site. In the factory they do one coat of paint, but after it’s put in place, it needs a second coat. I opted to do that myself. I could have paid Tuff Shed to do it, but I like a bit of painting from time to time.
Sadly, my other shop space is a mess:
I’ve got so much packed in there that I can’t use the table saw at the moment. At least half of the stuff in this picture will go into the shop shed and then I can set this space up for the big machines – table saw, planner, jointer, and maybe next year a bandsaw. This space also will get a few cabinets and racks for storage.
That’s it for this week – if you need me, I’ll be in the shed.