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    So Ken are you done yet?

    Have you got all the lights hung? Painting done? Please don't tell me the new toys are still crated and on pallets

    Yes, I'm asking for a shop tour from you or at least an update.

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    Jeff,

    I worked out there until 8:00 pm last night. I was back out there at 0730 this morning. I've got all the wiring on the west half of the shop totally done. I bought some outlets at HD last night. I'm not satisfied with them and am going to return them in a few minutes and get some different ones.

    My shop will have 4 rows of flourescent fixtures. 3 rows of 3 8' footers and 1 row of 2 8' footers. My oldest son helped me hang the row of 2 8' and I wired them in on Wednesday. Twice I've gone out to the shop just to walk through the door and flip a a light switch and have lights!

    He's playing in a golf tournament this morning and is supposed to come by this afternoon and we'll hang a row of 3 8' footers. Then I'll wire them in. I'm using a pigtail on the fixture and an outlet on the ceiling. I hope to have that done before he gets here and thus it'll just be a matter doing the internal wiring after he helps me. Tomorrow I hope to move everything from the east half of the shop to the west half and start painting the east half.

    Yeah...the lathe and the drill press is still sitting there in crates. I will admit, yesterday while getting the outlets, I bought a 30 amp male 240 vac plug and connector and 10 gauge wire for the b/s. I'm considering doing the same for the lathe but I won't install either until the shop is finished.

    No playing until the work is done. I want that shop finished!
    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 10-06-2007 at 04:44 PM.

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    Ken thanks for the updates....you have more will power than I. I could let the mustard sit there all this time. I hope you make great strides toward the finish. Until then...

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    Ken, I have to commend you for sticking to your promise to get the shop finished. I'm proud of you, and you get .

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    no pics dint happen ken,,, got mess inside mine now stuff evrwhr but not in the right spot but the tree climbing is here and i need to concentrate on my priorties right!! and yes i wear a strap. and i wont be cuttin chains no more steve A
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    .....I worked out there until 8:00 pm last night. I was back out there at 0730 this morning.............
    Goodness grief Ken, what did you DO for eleven and a half hours........... SLEEP

    Looking forward to the updates and PICTURES!!!!
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    It's been a rough day.

    Last night I got an email from the family of my friend Larry. I noticed yesterday they'd taken the feeding tube out. They visited with him for what they'd thought would be the last time last night.

    This morning, I had one of my vertigo attacks.


    But I did get the 2nd row of lights wired and functional.

    I'll try to get some photos later.

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    Okay Jeff and Stu....here's some photos. The only outlet boxes on the west wall that don't have outlets and covers are the 220 outlets. I bought the 2 30 amp 240vac outlets and covers for the lathe and the b/s but I won't install them until I'm finished with the rest of the shop.

    Here's 50% of the lighting installed. The construction lamp you see in the photo is the only thing I've had for lighting for the last 2 years. That's what I've used for turning for the last 20 months.

    Also in the photo you can see the extension for the lathe. It was backordered and finally arrived.

    It's so nice to walk into the shop and flip 2 switches and have two rows of lights! Now I will clean up from my electrical work and then move everything over to the west side of the shop and paint the east side, install lights and outlets and then play time!

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    Looking good Ken!

    Should be a nice cosy spot to turn away to your heart's content!
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    so ken, how loud are the new toys calling? how many times have you stood over those boxes with a knife in hand only to force yourself back to work?
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