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Jeff Schumaker

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Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #105 on: September 14, 2017, 01:39:41 PM »
So which dog was the first to run through the wet concrete?

I am glad we don't have a shop cat. :P

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« Reply #106 on: September 14, 2017, 01:42:24 PM »
Will there be a ribbon cutting ceremony at FWW? ;D

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« Reply #107 on: September 14, 2017, 01:46:53 PM »
Wow. Great job to everyone involved. Great pictures, Brendan, thank you.
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« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2017, 08:02:36 PM »
Gotcha, Bill. Looks like my eyes are  not  the teen-aged ones I once had.
The  floor is unquestionably a huge improvement, along with fewer columns and more access between bays 1 and 2.
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« Reply #109 on: September 16, 2017, 08:42:55 PM »

I made Fred pose for the picture. I tried to get Zack too but he darted out of the way. We are very fortunate to have several volunteers as dedicated as Fred. Without them, progress would be much slower.

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« Reply #110 on: September 16, 2017, 08:58:11 PM »
What difference a week makes!  That floor looks terrific.

We are very fortunate to have several volunteers as dedicated as Fred. Without them, progress would be much slower.

Every visit I'm always amazed by what has gotten done since my last visit.  I wish I was half as productive as Fred and others.
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« Reply #111 on: September 16, 2017, 09:36:27 PM »
Today:

* Zack re-installed the work bench (and vice) along the wall under the stairs. And built a shelf over it for the long wood bits.

* The bottom steps were rebuilt to fit the new floor.

* More things were removed from the old east wall and the south end of bay 3 was cleaned up a bit.

A number of visitors walked through the shop, admiring the new floor.  One even noted that we could have a barn dance with all the room.

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« Reply #112 on: September 16, 2017, 09:38:35 PM »
Am amazed how much wider, and lighter, the middle bay area looks now, including the bay 1 pass-throughs; floor also looks smoooooother than before.
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So how big a band is booked in for the Fall Work Week/Shop Building Spruce-up/Washouts Fillup Barn Dance Cotillion?  Start's right...that new floor is just itching for a dance mob!  ;D
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« Reply #113 on: September 16, 2017, 10:15:15 PM »
Why not run a 2 (or 3) track box rail along the entire length of the wall between bay 2/3 and bay 1 (at least up to the stairs). Pick it up at your local Lowes, Home Depot or Tractor Supply - it is a regularly stocked item.

You could then put sliding doors on the track as movable partitions so you will be able to close the cutouts . This will support Mike's request to be able to isolate Bay 1 so it can be heated- move the doors and Bay 1 can be isolated with the movable partitions.

I do all of this in my cabinetry shop so I can segment off what I want to heat.
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« Reply #114 on: September 16, 2017, 10:51:22 PM »
I know every volunteer counts but Fred is the Poster Child.
Thanks to one and all.
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« Reply #115 on: September 17, 2017, 02:08:04 PM »
Has anyone given any thought to Epoxy floor paint for the new section?  It makes it so much easier to clean up (especially oil and grease), and with an off-white, grey, or tan color will actually help with the interior lighting and brighten the bay up. 
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« Reply #116 on: September 17, 2017, 02:55:43 PM »
John. New floor already had two coats. See photo's above. Fred is standing on the coated concrete.

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« Reply #117 on: September 17, 2017, 03:25:32 PM »
My understanding is that the two coats is concrete sealer.  That is way different than an industrial epoxy floor paint.  Please correct me if I'm wrong..........
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« Reply #118 on: September 17, 2017, 08:21:13 PM »
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« Reply #119 on: September 17, 2017, 10:19:36 PM »
Yes, expensive epoxy floor paint would be a further improvement, but the multi-coats of sealer would have to be completely acid?removed after the concrete cures, with yet another  delay in area use.  :P
Think it best to use and enjoy the nice, new deck, maybe wipe thy feet and minimize  splats, smears and spills.  ;)

Bet the next project will be a concrete floor in bay 1. 

Heating...what's the latest?
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