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SeanF
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@boo That makes sense on the cold conditions! And a perfect way to justify the space for the "DIY jobs" 🙂


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@boo

When you move find a house with a workshop space.

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


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Posted by: @rocknroller912

When you move find a house with a workshop space.

@rocknroller912 That is definitely one of the criteria for our new house. I’m willing to build one if the house is right but hasn’t got a garage/workshop. 

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Welcome @seanf, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Enjoy!

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Posted by: @boo

This work area is not a good, clear example of what a safe work environment should be like, it’s a bit messy. 😂

Understatement of the year! 🤣🤣🤣

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Posted by: @seanf

I was wondering how will it be in the winter time for doing projects in the garage as it is just single skin.

If it’s a free-standing garage, be careful if the temperature in there fluctuates a lot between winter & summer, if it freezes in winter, and also if it gets damp in there.

Tools (batteries), woods and finishing oils/stains won’t like any of that.

If it’s integral to the house, then those problems are less likely.

 

When the guitar building bug bites (odds are, it will!) you can insulate it all properly.

😉

 

Oh, and when you’re ready for the finishing touches, @mattbeels will help choosing the curtains and cushions.

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Posted by: @tv101

Oh, and when you’re ready for the finishing touches, @mattbeels will help choosing the curtains and cushions.

Yer damn right I will!

What can I say? I’m a man of comfort.

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@tv101 Thank you for your input! It is a freestanding garage so it is good to know some about some of the probabilities that could happen. Maybe I will wait until after the winter as I am about two weeks away before I put some benches in the garage (I had to chuck out a lot of items and clean the place first). I'll post some pictures showing the empty space once I have the storage and a bench in there! 

Then (and now) I am on the lookout for the tools to kit it out with! but I do have all the items to do scale drawings so that is also a good start.

Good to know there are people on hand for the essential finishing touches to make the place more homely 🙂 


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Insulating it shouldn't be too hard ... some 4x2 battens on the wall, fill the gaps between them with insulation material, stick some board (OSB is probably cheapest) over the top, and the job's done.

Although you'd probably want to consider the roof and any doors/windows too ...

I've got an electric oil-filled radiator in my workshop.  It's just on frost-protection setting to keep it above freezing, but if I'm working out there when it's cold, sometimes I do "accidentally knock" the temperature control ...

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Posted by: @tv101

Although you'd probably want to consider the roof and any doors/windows too ...

Windows?!?

Sounds like a great opportunity for some bitchin’ curtains if you ask me!

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Posted by: @mattbeels

Sounds like a great opportunity for some bitchin’ curtains if you ask me!

@mattbeels 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤘😜🤘

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Time for an update one month on and the bench is finished today. I painted the floor, my brother found an old kitchen unit on Facebook marketplace for free, then did a layer of chipboard then ply on top. All bar 2 sheets of ply and 1 chipboard were free (so ended up spending £118 on just those three items). 

What I started with:

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What the end result is now:

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The tool collection is coming on OK also!

There is a clearance company near by me and I frequent there as they don't tend to sell items for much, for example picked these up today for £20 (and I have cleaned them up after these photo);

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I believe I have enough tools for some woodworking projects, but as mentioned I might wait for the winter to finish before committing to a guitar! least I can hone some beginner skills as I haven't tried any wood working since I was in school!

 

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@seanf

Your workshop is shaping up well and you have decent lighting which is very important. I’ve painted my garage walls with white masonry paint which does make a difference.

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@rocknroller912 Ah I didn't think of doing all the walls! A good suggestion on doing the rest! I will look into that 🙂


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@seanf 

Thats a spacious looking workshop you've got there, and good storage space where things aren't going to get covered in dust. You may not have many tools yet, but once you've caught the bug you'll have a bandsaw and pillar drill in there before you know it. Looks like you're getting temperatures as low as us in Scotland just now, I've got an oil filled heater in my hut that brings the temperature up to comfortable with a fleece jacket and wooly hat on, so don't let winter stop you.


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@robin ah yeah, it certainly is cold! I'll certainly look into the heater as that will be handy! 🙂 

Soon the extra tools will come! 


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Great job on turning that junk room into an awesome workspace @seanf but don’t paint the walls! That brick is beautiful and full of character if you ask me.

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@seanf with those rusty files you’ve got you can clean them up beautifully leaving the metal in some white vinegar for a few days, unless the rust has crept underneath the surface and pushed up anywhere you’ll be left with a lovely clean file.

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