Category Archives: Workshop

The Basement Project – Day 3

Day 2 left us with the epoxy curing in the cracks and around the carbon fiber straps. What would Day 3 hold in store for us?? The drainage pipe had been laid, the stone added, the holes drilled in the … Continue reading

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The Basement Project – Day 2

This is how the basement looked at the end of the first day. It was a little scary because now we were committed. Yikes! Day 2 found us looking like this: The guys had installed the expensive carbon fiber straps … Continue reading

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The Basement Project – Day 1

Every year Jay and I pick one large project to complete in the summer. We have redone the roof, updated our furnace and AC unit, put in a concrete driveway, improved our shed and replaced some large windows. This year … Continue reading

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Workshop Rearranging – Again

You would think that a person can only rearrange their workshop so many times. Of course, just as you think you have everything situated another machine comes into the house and room has to be made. That’s what happened recently … Continue reading

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Dust Collector Update

We are halfway there! Wire has been run over to an outlet box right above the unit, but it still has to be connected to the breaker that we freed up in the box. Except, last week Jay noticed something … Continue reading

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A Dust Collector!

This is Bob. Bob will find the ONE pile of sawdust in Jay’s workshop and walk through it multiple times. Not only did he act as a dust ‘collector’, but also as a dust ‘spreader’. So for Christmas I decided … Continue reading

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How To: LED Shop Light

Last year Jay started to convert our lighting in the basement to LED strip lighting. At the time he used the old florescent fixtures and attached the LED strips directly to them. After he ran out of fixtures he started … Continue reading

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