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Do you build more projects in the Summer or Winter?

Do you have a heated shop?  An air-conditioned one?  Do you work in your garage or outside?  The type of shop you have probably helps to determine when you build your projects the most... so what is it?  Summer or Winter (and everything in between)?

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Where do you live ? My guess is near a desert or on the sun . thats too hot for me!!!

Johnny D. Rich said:
My shop is a ghost town in the summer. With the temperature at times reaching 120 degrees in my shop during the summer I tend to stay away from that hell hole.
Living in Georgia, our winters aren't as harsh, with the exception of this year.  But then again, it was harsh across the nation.  I have a double carport and I have to leave enough room for the LOML's vehicle, but she's understanding when I'm working on a project.   In the winter, if its 50 or above, I can be comfortable enough to do a little work, but most of mine is the spring, summer and fall.  My biggest obsticle during those times is rain since one end of the carport is open.  I'm thinking about installing garage doors to help with that problem and to make my shop a little more secure.
Looks like a nice big workshop.

Brenda Spadaro said:
Yes, it's 24 x 24 and a dream in which to work.  I just wish I knew more about woodworking.  Each project I do has a huge learning curve, but the good part is, I AM learning.....!!!! :)

You are doing Wonderfully G R E A T !

 

Keep it up...!

 

 

Next project is several wall cabinets.  I'll try the Kreg directions and see how it goes.  Will post pics when completed.  Thanx for the encouragement!



Joe Lyddon said:

You are doing Wonderfully G R E A T !

 

Keep it up...!

 

 

The first major project I did when I was getting back into woodworking was four 3'x3' shelf box units for our garage... to hold food... canned goods, bottles, etc., etc.

 

I used the French Cleat to install them (hang them on the wall)...  I was surprised at well they worked!

 

I stacked them into an array of boxes resulting in a 6' x 6' solid shelving...  Hanging the lower ones first THEN the upper ones.

 

As a result of the cabinets just "hanging" on the wall, they are considered to be like a picture hanging on the wall... in that they can be taken down and moved to another room, house, etc.  Very portable... and NOT a fixed "improvement" to the property.

... and they are SO SIMPLE to do...

 

Enjoy...

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

 

Thank you,

Joe

 

 

 

 

I never heard of a French Cleat.  "Not a clue" where can I find info about it and what it looks like?

Joe Lyddon said:

The first major project I did when I was getting back into woodworking was four 3'x3' shelf box units for our garage... to hold food... canned goods, bottles, etc., etc.

 

I used the French Cleat to install them (hang them on the wall)...  I was surprised at well they worked!

 

I stacked them into an array of boxes resulting in a 6' x 6' solid shelving...  Hanging the lower ones first THEN the upper ones.

 

As a result of the cabinets just "hanging" on the wall, they are considered to be like a picture hanging on the wall... in that they can be taken down and moved to another room, house, etc.  Very portable... and NOT a fixed "improvement" to the property.

... and they are SO SIMPLE to do...

 

Enjoy...

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

 

Thank you,

Joe

 

 

 

 

THIS IS A FRENCH CLEAT.  THEY WORK VERY WELL.  YOU CAN ALSO BUY A METAL STYLE THAT IS A MORE LOW PROFILE TO THE WALL.  I USE THEM WHEN I INSTALL CABINETS ON A DIFFICULT WALLS LIKE IN A BUILDING WHERE THE WALL STUDS ARE BEHIND LATH AND PLASTER WALLS.  YOU ARE DOING QUITE WELL, IT IS IMPRESSIVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR PROJECTS.  KEEP IT UP AND YOU WILL BE BUILDING LARGE COMPLICATED PROJECT IN A SHORT WHILE.

Thanks so much.  I've got to build at least three cabinets for my workshop and I will definitely give this method a try.  Yes, I am learning something new with each and every project.  Thanx again!!  :)
Mine is heated in the summer and air conditioned in the winter. If only I could compromise and get temps like spring and fall all of the rest of the year. Serious nothing is getting done in the winter and in the summer I run fans and wear shorts and shoes. Sometimes the garage cools down enough to where I might have to put on a t-shirt.
With me, it's not so much of a question of more projects in the winter or more projects in the summer. It's more of a question of which projects in the winter and which projects in the summer. I've got a basement shop and it's difficult to get large pieces in or out so larger projects get relegated to summer when I can use the porch/patio/driveway as assembly space and smaller projects done in the winter.

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