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Your homestead workshop/shed situation

 
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Dan Boone wrote: I grew up in a log cabin in the woods and in the early days it was pretty cramped: 6 people, no shop for Dad, octagonal cabin built with 12-foot logs. Mom took a DIM view of messy projects (say, small engine rebuilds) on her kitchen table.



Dan - here's hoping you have been able to create weather resistant and halfway comfortable place to create and accomplish work by now. Keep at it, pushing constantly for the things you need and an essential like work space will happen.

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Michael Love wrote:Thanks for sharing this sparker. Very handy to have something to light gas devices and to have a backup other than matches.  Interesting that this little sparker is now up to $31 on Amazon. Still worth it having a good alternative.


That's quite a jump from what I paid, Mike. I found this place, selling the Spark-Key" for $17.xx —  but I don't know anything about this company SupplyHouse.
https://www.supplyhouse.com/Cliplight-580500-Spark-Key-Torch-Ignitor
 
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I'm glad to see that others have messy workshops - just like I do.
I figured everyone else had shops like they show in magazines and on TV!

WHEW!!! I'm SAVED!        :-)
 
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Jesse Glessner wrote:I'm glad to see that others have messy workshops - just like I do.
I figured everyone else had shops like they show in magazines and on TV!


My shop areas get pretty messy. I find I go through a cycle. At certain points, I'll have been dealing with a series of tasks requiring my attention. During these times I wind up with tools, trays of fasteners, cordless-tool batteries, cans of KanoKroil and whatnot jumbled on my benches. Then I realize (with some disgust) that I've arrived at the place where it's too hard to actually find what I need to do the next task... and I finally do a clean-up and tool put-away!
 
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Joel Bercardin wrote:

Jesse Glessner wrote:I'm glad to see that others have messy workshops - just like I do.
I figured everyone else had shops like they show in magazines and on TV!


My shop areas get pretty messy. I find I go through a cycle. At certain points, I'll have been dealing with a series of tasks requiring my attention. During these times I wind up with tools, trays of fasteners, cordless-tool batteries, cans of KanoKroil and whatnot jumbled on my benches. Then I realize (with some disgust) that I've arrived at the place where it's too hard to actually find what I need to do the next task... and I finally do a clean-up and tool put-away!


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I'll go you one better on figuring out what to do next.
I have small plastic boxes about 6"X6"X11" that I use for "Kits" for jobs that I have lined up to do.

Those usually sit on the high shelf for anywhere from 3 to 9 months. I'll pull one down, look inside, close it back up for another long stay and go do something NEW in the door.

I'm retired anyway and if they get to the workbench, GREAT, but if they don't get there it's no big deal either.
 
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Joel Bercardin wrote:Great post, Brian. I like all the pics... the story of your progress is clear.



Thanks Joel,

Here are some shots of the slate roofing of the shed as it gets to halfway done.
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Show us the inside, when you get it set up, Brian.
 
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I love that slate roofing!
 
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I love the fire resistance of that slate roof.
 
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Douglas Alpenstock wrote:I love the fire resistance of that slate roof.



Me too, Douglas,

Here are a few shots from this week:
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Today's beginning:

Today's end:


Joel, inside now is a mess. Can I share shots of the inside later, when it's better organized?

Brian
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These posts got me to thinking about my Shop and my storage problem.
I'm thinking that a 12 ft X 16 ft shed would just fix the problem.
I'm sure that if I do have it built that it won't be enough storage space!!!
 
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Jesse Glessner wrote:These posts got me to thinking about my Shop and my storage problem.
I'm thinking that a 12 ft X 16 ft shed would just fix the problem.
I'm sure that if I do have it built that it won't be enough storage space!!!


I think you could have a pretty good shop i that space. Not sure what you mean by "shed". For instance, I can imagine a roof atop an open-sided frame. Depending on your climate, an enclosure is usually a good idea. And I'd think electricity would be essential, too.

What do you want to do in a shop? Carpentry related? Fine woodworking? Any metal work & welding? and/or?

I'd love to have one enclosed shop of the dimensions you mention. I could probably do most (maybe not all) of what I need to do in it. I have three work spaces for "shop" type functions, and I wish I had one. No single one of my three offers that floor area. And only one of mine (the smallest) is the only one that I can keep warm in winter. I wind up walking swiftly from one to another to grab or use certain tools.

 
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Second roof half's top slate installed. Now there's flashing the ridge and patching where the roof jacks/brackets were attached to be done.

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Ridge flashing and patching roof jack mounting spots done today.  Now there's taking down the chicken ladder and staging tomorrow.
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