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« : March 14, 2015, 03:34:29 PM »

Just took some pictures of the shop to send to the retiree and figured I'd post them here too.
<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/Minuph/embed/slideshow/"></iframe>

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« #1 : March 14, 2015, 04:44:20 PM »

Looks good, like what you did with the books. How is the carpet to keep clean of staples?

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« #2 : March 14, 2015, 05:15:30 PM »

Nice board for the foam cutter - good size band saw - I could work there for sure.  What is the mirror for - light reflection ?
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« #3 : March 14, 2015, 07:47:39 PM »

  Actually the book are basically the way they were just cleaned up and organized.

  The band saw has been one of the best tools I've ever owned. Very versatile machine.

  As for the carpet it gets swept at night but I'd rather have a painted wood floor. None of that in Florida.

  Bernie made the foam saw board for his saw. My saw sits on a table. Not so clever LOL.

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« #4 : March 15, 2015, 08:03:16 AM »

Very nice looking shop. Well organized. I like the coffee maker and full sized fridge.  :)

I have carpeting on the floor and use a magnetic bar I bought from Home Depot to pick up staples and tacks. I pick up big pieces of fabric and such by hand or with a hand extension gripper and then I use an upright vacuum like the one you have. It works well.

Did you make the sewing machine table extensions or are those store bought?

Thanks for sharing the pics.

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« #5 : March 15, 2015, 11:04:54 AM »

I've been thinking of trying one of those magnetic brooms. They work well Gene? I make the sewing machine extensions. It's just a 3/4" piece of plywood shaped around the table and fastened with spacers and screws to the underside. Not hard to make.

  Thank for the positive comments. It was a lot of work getting there. I still need to configure welt cord. I'm thinking of hangin it off the wall to the right of the machines. The walls are metal studs there so I'll need to run some strips down to get enough support.
  Can't think of a better way yet.

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« #6 : March 15, 2015, 12:45:23 PM »

Everything really looks great Paul. I especially love the sample book room.

I have recently enclosed my foam cutting area. It's an 8' X 8' room with a 4' X 8' table. I have a separate air line run into that little room, where my Critter sprayer is hooked up and ready to go. I put on a respirator mask as I enter the room. I was starting to get headaches from the fumes of the Camie glue. The room has a vent fan to the outside. So the room "off-gases" fairly quickly.

I use the magnetic broom. It works pretty well, except for the staples that get hung up in the piles of the carpet. I vacuum with the same Rigid shop-vac like you have.
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« #7 : March 15, 2015, 08:21:20 PM »

Everything looks great Paul. Nice paint job on the van.

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« #8 : March 15, 2015, 08:34:07 PM »

Paul,

Brief scan and wish my shop was that clean.  Very nice.

How many sq. ft.? 

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« #9 : March 16, 2015, 08:40:23 PM »

look great paul home away from home .. I had a carpet floor once hated it I could sweep at all one time a friend was cisiting sitting in my nait shop next door and laughed his ass off when he saw me through a glass dorr raking the floor.    heres my new shop

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« #10 : March 17, 2015, 07:06:45 PM »

Nice shop pics there guys, Paul what is the white table top material it looks pretty smooth.
Man that area to check materials out and just the organization of all that is top drawer.
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« #11 : March 17, 2015, 08:50:29 PM »

The table is painted with 2 coats of Floor paint after a coat of primer. I use a foam roller to get it smooth.
  Thanks for the nice comments.

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« #12 : March 18, 2015, 07:04:18 PM »

do you guy hve issiues with discontinued fabrics . ive had books with fabric samples and when a customer pics a fabric for his cabin cushion there usualy old and discontinued.   some vinyls even  if its not a popular brand.

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« #13 : March 18, 2015, 09:11:45 PM »

do you guy hve issiues with discontinued fabrics . ive had books with fabric samples and when a customer pics a fabric for his cabin cushion there usualy old and discontinued.   some vinyls even  if its not a popular brand.

Mike,
  Samples are a PITA sometimes. I have Amanda keep them up. I also have some salesmen that come in and actually do their jobs and keep their lines up to date. My predecessor use to run into this more but I have changed and dropped the companies that this happened with alot. I don't like the issues it causes. Customer picks something it is out of stock or gone completely so I  look like a jerk. Not for me. I'm sure it will still happen from time to time but it has gotten much better by dropping those companies.

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« #14 : March 19, 2015, 09:43:20 PM »

Nice shops guys. Makes me jealous. :)

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