Bench Shavings – 11/18/17

Sometimes I find Instagram the best way to share something, but then sometimes I don’t have a picture to go along with it. Sometimes I want to share something that really isn’t long enough for a post, and I hate Twitter. Sometimes, the thoughts stew around long enough to combine, and then they become Bench Shavings.

I didn’t get out to the shop much during the week, so Friday afternoon and Saturday were crucial to getting back on track. I set my attention to the left side of the dust collection leg first. I repeated everything I did in the attic that I did before, and again hooked it up to the 45 degree jog just below the ceiling. This time though, it was harder because the attic was already in place. I taped here, and on the entire run on both sides.

The rest was uneventful.

Not pictured is the transition to a flex 2.5″ hose that connects to either the bandsaw, drill press, or for general cleanup on this side. With that, dust collection is complete. Here is the right side all taped up and neat.

Then I started working more on the attic insulation. I didn’t want to totally complete this until the roof was complete, due to a couple of very small leaks, but I did want to get it right up to that point. Nothing exciting here, just exacerbating my elbow bursitis with the hammer stapler. I’m probably about 75% done with the insulation at this point.

So, at this point this is the remaining to-do list for the shop:

  • finish roof insulation
  • have roof shingled
  • insulate attic walls and create at least one “wall”
  • remaining exterior panels and trim
  • exterior paint

There’s also the possibility of trimming out the ceiling and ladder, plus of course bringing over the remaining items out of the old shop and finding them homes. It’s November 18, and that small list contains all that’s left? That’s outstanding. I’m happy. I think I’ve also picked a paint color, too.

The New Shop – Ducting Awesome

I’m at the stage now, so close to the end, where there isn’t really any big leaps of progress. Things move slow, but it is important work.

The past few days, when I’ve been in the shop, is about getting the dust collection system up and running. I had to shove the flex hose back into the attic when I installed the last bit of insulation and the ceiling. I talked about using PVC sewer pipe, and I picked up two ten foot sections, plus some fittings and went about making the extractor usable again.

I started on the right side, the main side, so that I could get the majority of the tools up and running the fastest. Plus I figured I could pull the hose over to the bandsaw should I need it. The hardest part was making a round hole in the ceiling that wouldn’t look awful, mostly because I didn’t want to spend $35 on the requisite hole saw. So I used the hole saw to mark the outline, and used a drywall saw and the recip saw to cut the ceiling and the insulation. Because this section did not have an attic floor over it, I was saved that hassle.

I used a long sweep 90 degree fitting, plus a section of pipe long enough to come through the ceiling. This section and sweep were glued together for structural integrity. All other fittings and sections were secured with 5mm Euro drawer screws, and foil tape will take care of any leaks. Once the long sweep was in and wouldn’t fall through the ceiling, I could install the jog.

The jog is two 45 degree fittings installed opposite of each other so that the vertical section can both clear the ceiling joist but not block the window. I cut a short section of the pipe just so it would mate the two fittings together, then it was installed to the section already in the ceiling.

After some trial and error, I decided on two wyes for this side. The first wye is just below the jog, and provides a 2.5″ spur to the miter saw. A metal blast gate and anchor is installed to the wall, and a flex hose goes directly to the saw. This doesn’t get all the dust coming off the saw, but it does help. Below the wye is another section of pipe and then another wye. This one goes in the opposite direction of the miter saw branch, this one intended to be used with the oscillating sander. Perhaps on the table saw guard, too. This also has a blast gate. Attached to the bottom of this wye is a 4″ metal blast gate.

Now, under this main blast gate temporarily is the entire 4″ flex hose that attaches to the tools. This is way too long, and is way too inefficient. I’ll at some point go buy a fitting from Rockler, add another length of pipe, and have the flex hose connect near the floor. I’ll then cut the flex to a length I need, because air moves more efficiently with a smooth inner wall as opposed to the ridges inside the flex hose. This runs through the right side of the miter saw station, and cutting that hole was a huge pain in the butt.

For now, though, attention will be given to setting up the left side pipe run. This will be exactly similar to the right side except there will be no wyes. The attic floor on this side is in though, so that could make it more difficult. I unfortunately haven’t been out to the shop in a couple of days, so I’ll go ahead and publish this and update it when I can get the other side done.

The New Shop – The Floor is the Ceiling

Something I really want to take care of soon is the attic ladder, but the prerequisite to do so is to have the ceiling in place. So, on Sunday, that’s just what I started on.

I had been trying to decide what material to use for the ceiling for a few days, and on my errand trip on Saturday came across an unexpected contender: 5mm underlayment. It looked really nice, was cheaper than any other option besides drywall, and was really light. The only disadvantage it had would be that I really couldn’t secure anything to it. After thinking about it and comparing it to 7/16″ OSB, I realized that my air cleaner would have to be secured to studs anyway. The lights could be secured partially to studs, so the concern was no longer an issue.

With that decided, my parents were nice enough to meet me at Home Depot to get the five sheets I needed. For some reason, I bought six. I’ll have to get that one back to the store when I buy the ladder. I thought about different ideas to cut them and get them up easier, but what seemed the best idea to me was to cut them in half and have nine panels covering the ceiling. I would work from the back of the shop to the front and do the outside sections and fit the middle panels to exactly what I needed.

I installed the panels with 3/4″ 18ga nails from the air nailer. This was another advantage of going with the 5mm ply. The first panel in the back right went up without issue after cutting to make sure the edge aligned with a rafter. The next one was the back left, which was complicated by needing a hole for the ceiling outlet. I placed the panel up to mark the edges on two sides to coordinate exactly where I needed the hole. It was extremely close to being perfect, I just had to extend one side. Then I measured carefully and cut the third panel to fit in the back middle. All three of these panels overlapped the attic hole by a bit.

The second row went exactly like the first. Albeit with one issue: I had this strange bowing in the middle panel and I tried to fix it with more nails. Even after making a huge mess of it with so many nails, it still bowed. I took the panel down and discovered I forgot to remove two of the light hangers. Those removed, the panel went up fine. It just looks real ugly. Thankfully, when I reinstall the lights they should cover most of it.

I did install one light right above the workbench, and I may go ahead and order another set. Or move it back now that the middle section is installed, the two lights in the middle do seem to do a very good job of providing almost all the light I need. I did find one issue with the lights, the mounting pattern isn’t very intelligent – it requires the screws to be slightly in toward each other, so that one set will go in the holes, and you push to seat them. Only then can the other set enter. In other words, all four screw heads can’t go into the mounting holes at the same time. Annoying, but only slightly. Six panels and one light were done when I called it an early (due to DST ending) night Sunday.

Monday afternoon I took my extra sheet of ply back to the store and picked up my ladder. I followed the instructions to make sure there were no issues, and the first thing I figured out was that I could have done this without the ceiling being in. The way I did it will end up being easier, but the cover for the ladder will end up sticking down slightly, probably about 1/4″.

I placed my son in the attic before I put the ladder in to do the initial screw driving. He did a fine job, and the rest of the frame installation went without too big of a hitch, aside from returning to the store to pick up more shims. The only thing that is disappointing is the cover, which seems to be misaligned. One day I might have to fix that. I followed the instructions again and cut the aluminum legs to the indicated length and applied the leg ends with rubber feet. I sheared a bolt by overtightening, but it was easily replaced with yet another trip to the store. The ladder is solid against the floor and the lag bolts give me comfort at the top.

I had expected that the outswing for the ladder might hit either the systainer storage or the MFT, and I chose for it to hit the latter if so. It does, but at least I can move the MFT to swing it down – I can’t move the systainer cabinet.

I used the window and trim spray foam to seal up three sides, I will have to use a piece of wood or something along the other short side, opposite the hinge. The specs given for the opening is too generous. Other than that though, the ladder is done, and that is where the ceiling was on Tuesday night.

There were three panels left to install and one small batt of insulation, right where the hose comes down for the dust extractor. I need through-wall connections here and on the opposite wall to cleanly collect dust on all my power tools.

I got the fourth side of the ladder opening sealed Thursday evening, and on Friday I finished up the ceiling install. I shoved the dust hose into the attic, and finalized the insulation install. Then the last three plywood panels went up to give me a completed plywood ceiling. I should trim out the outside edges and perhaps the panel edges, but otherwise it’s done for now. I cut out access holes for the air feed and discharge lines, plus the mounting point for the air reel.

The back light is attached flush to the ceiling, but the lights will have to be hung like the one in front here, just really close to the ceiling. The screws will not hold in the 5mm ply adequately enough to flush mount. A minor inconvenience.

The New Shop – Duct Hunt

I am finishing up the ceiling install this week, and I’ll have a blog entry about it once it’s done. Something I have to figure out first though is routing the dust collection pipes I need.

The plan is to use both inlets on the dust extractor, a HF special, to come down on either side of the shop toward the front. The run on the left will take care of the bandsaw and drill press, currently both needing 2.5″. On the right will cover everything else – the miter saw, jointer, planer, router table, sander, and table saw. Both lines will be 4″ down to about halfway up the wall, then hit a blast gate. After that the BS/DP line will taper to a 2.5″ flex hose that can be used on either tool. On the right, after the blast gate there will be a wye – the branch will go to the miter saw. There will be another wye to branch off a 2.5″ flex to use with the sander or overarm for the table saw. It will then go to the floor where it will hit a 4″ flex to hook up to any of the floor machines. Since I have to move so many things to use my tools, I have to use a decent amount of the flex hose.

The choice for the duct was to use metal or PVC. I examined the pros and cons, and decided on PVC. It is slightly cheaper, the risk of static buildup is minimal (and honestly a bit overstated), and it’s easy to work with and requires no special tools. It was not an easy decision, because working with metal was appealing. I could only find 30 gauge duct though, and there were some reports of it collapsing if the lines became blocked in some manner. The sewer PVC is light, fairly cheap, and Lowe’s sells all the fittings I need at a reasonable price. I figure I’ll need two 10′ lengths of 4″ pipe, four 45 degree elbows, and two 90 degree long sweep elbows. Probably some foil tape, a few screws, and a hole saw. And at least two 4″ blast gates.

The decision is made, look for updates on this after the ceiling gets finished.

 

Bench Shavings – 11/5/17

It’s been a very light week for shop activity, at least during the week. Halloween, work, family activities has precluded getting out there most days. I was able to finally address water coming in through the door by using some of the Zip system tape at the Z channel. We got a massive downpour Saturday afternoon and I didn’t see a drop of water in any of the previous problem areas.

Some I think came in through the very minor roof leak, and if I can get up there and pinpoint where it is coming in I will try to in the next week or so. I did solicit a roof estimate, but haven’t heard anything back. There is a reason for the delay, so it’s no big deal. I still don’t have a good idea of exactly how much it will be though. I’m hoping under $1000.

In a previous post I did mention the want to upgrade a few of my power tools. I think I’ve decided on the Laguna 1412 bandsaw. I looked at the 1412 and 14BX side by side at Rockler on Saturday, and did finally realize that the BX was 220v and not an option anyway. Other than that, the two saws are extremely similar except for a second dust port at the bottom. They are extremely nice saws, and I think I will just put that bit of money I was going to spend on a mobile base for the HF toward the Laguna. Only about $1050 to go then.

I don’t have a good idea about a jointer yet. In all honesty, what I could get probably isn’t much better than what I have outside of a better stand and dust collection. I should see about what I can do for both, it would save me some cash. Quite a lot, in fact. I want to replace my miter saw, but there again I need to verify that I would be gaining something from getting a new one. I think I want the Bosch glide, Makita new slider, or the Kapex. Quite a range in price there, in fact I could almost buy the 1412 for the difference between the Kapex and Makita. I need to be patient, though. The roof could cost a lot, and is way more important.

Status update for the shop: the exterior wall panels, roof, trim, attic insulation, ceiling, and attic ladder are left to go. I used the last of my leftover R-13 batts from the walls in the attic on Saturday, and it filled four spots on one side. The rolls are next, and I’ll use as much as I need to. Once the roof is done, I’ll get the end panels in as well. I am taking a calculated risk not putting an air gap in the rafters, I might add. We still may move in a year or two, so I’m just looking to keep things warm for that amount of time. The insulation will be left exposed, so it would be easy to take out and check for moisture. If I see any after this winter I’ll re-do. I wouldn’t insulate the attic at all if I wasn’t concerned about the compressor and extractor getting too cold to operate at times – the compressor was really hard to get going at the coldest this past winter in the old shop. I have a ton of R-19 insulation batts that I need to dispose of.

One project I did get to tackle in the shop this week is putting some hinge mortises on a closet door. This was the thing that got me started in woodworking, and it’s funny, but this was the next door on the list seven years later. Maybe more than anything else I’ve done thus far in the new shop, this showed me just what an improvement this is. I wouldn’t have done this in the old shop. I would have brought the router inside and cleaned up afterward. The issue would be that I didn’t have an easy way to secure the door vertically. To use the workbench, I would have had to move the router table and I still may have not had the room due to the bandsaw and MFT. In the new shop, this was not an issue at all. Right in the shop and on the side of the workbench and secured within seconds. It was almost surreal. I got the mortises routed out with the Ryobi cordless with ease. I do need a vacuum attachment for my next trim router though. I was in and out of the shop in minutes, even with a tiny bit of cleanup with the chisel. Job done, no fuss.

Looking beyond the new shop

I am loving my new shop already, even though it isn’t quite done yet. It has been a significant expense to take care of this year though. It has seriously delayed the purchase of a new vehicle that I will need soon. Fifteen years old and some mechanical issues doesn’t bode well long term.

It also means that there have been some tool upgrades that haven’t happened either. I’m very happy with what I have, but there are some tools that were never meant to be permanent pieces that I have been considering replacements for. There are tools to be replaced, and some small holes in my arsenal that I hope to fill. I’ve done this sort of thing before on other occasions when content is low, and with the attic insulation on hold while I take care of a couple household chores, I figure I’d fill some space again while I watch the World Series.

Table Saw. I have a Delta 36-725 that I’m very happy with, outside of dust collection. The saw isn’t closed up, so there’s quite a bit that falls out the bottom thanks to the shroud around the blade. I’m hoping to modify the base so that I can close off the rear port and collect dust closer to the floor. I have no plans to upgrade to another 110v saw. I will save my upgrade for a 220v SawStop if I am ever in that position. I suppose at some point I could buy the 100v SawStop, but I’d rather not.

Routers. I am pleased with my two Festool handheld routers, and my Triton 3.25HP in the table. I do hope for a bit of an upgrade to the table, with a new top and an insert upgrade to Incra. If that includes an upgrade to a lift as well, so be it. I do need to replace my Ryobi battery-operated trim router. Or at least relegate that to needs that don’t have a power supply. Looking at getting the 611PK Dewalt that I briefly had before I returned. Long story. And while I’d like to grab a OF2200 for those beast mode handheld needs, I really don’t need it.

Bandsaw. My Harbor Freight version, even with the riser, is not a serious tool. It works well enough to keep its place, but no more. I see the Laguna 14 series bandsaws in the shops from time to time and they look really nice. I want something that can handle resawing, for as much as 110v will allow. Something with quick release tension, a better dust collection port, and much better QA. This is my priority as far as major tools go.

Planer. I love my Dewalt 735. I may upgrade to a spiral head at some point, but that’s it. I don’t see me getting anything else unless this breaks or I move to more of a production-style shop where I need 15″ capacity.

Jointer. I’m not real pleased with the jointer, mainly for how much room it takes up. I also will need to dial it in very well before I use it next, to make sure the tables aren’t warped. I kept having just a little bit of issue getting boards straight before, but it could be that things moved on me. If the tool itself is solid, then it can stick around. I would like more capacity, but I’m sure that will have to wait for a bigger shop. I’ll try to make this work.

Miter Saw. I do like my Hitachi C12RSH, but can’t help but feel it is not doing me any favors. Dust collection is horrific, and I’m not convinced of the accuracy. This is another tool that needs to make sure is dialed in, and if it’s something where I have to dial it in each time I switch angles I will replace it. Likely with a Festool Kapex, even though I’m aware of the motor issues.

WorkbenchI will be upgrading my bench at some point in the next few years, to one with a harder, more durable wood. I will also incorporate storage features and finally get a face vise in the deal.

Drill Press. I have no complaints about my floor model Ridgid DP1500. I see no real reason to upgrade.

Dust Collection. This is my big upgrade for 2017. I went from the vac and a separator to a 2HP (claimed) extractor upstairs. I will make some mods to it over time, but this is what I wanted.

Air Compressor. I may upgrade this to a larger unit, I may not. Now that the compressor is upstairs and I’ve addressed almost all the leak points, the unit doesn’t cut on near as much. I may need more capacity if I go with a cheap HVLP instead of a turbine, but for most of what I do it should be fine. Will know more once the ceiling is closed up and I see how loud it still is.

Hand Tools. Easily the category that can land me in big trouble, there is so much of what I have that I want to upgrade. I want to replace all my planes with Veritas ones. I need a couple of spokeshaves and cabinet scrapers. I could write a whole article about this one, and might. So, to be continued elsewhere…

Power Hand Tools. Thankfully this list isn’t as long as the one above, but it’s pretty expensive for the things I do want to fill in. My oscillating tool could use an upgrade at some point, perhaps to a Fein. I need a rotary sander, and that will likely be the Rotex RO150. The cordless TS55 would be great to have if a truck isn’t an option soon, but otherwise I’m good there. I think at some point the bigger Domino will have to join the DF500 in my collection, because I want to build stuff like bed frames. The Festool rails aren’t really in this section, but I do need the long one to rip sheet goods with. I’d like to upgrade my rough cut circular saw to something better, perhaps cordless, to replace the two I have now. Perhaps that’s a job for the Festool dealer as well. One other sander is on my radar, the RTS. So perhaps five more systainers at the outside most to account for.

Workshop. You may have heard this is being taken care of already.

 

 

The New Shop – Warm it up Chris

I’m about to.

Well, I’m in the process of doing that. I have good insulation in the floor and the walls, and now it’s the ceiling’s turn. I still have that gap between the walls and roof on the sides of the building, and putting up insulation will be a good first step.

I bought two rolls of R-19 2×6 insulation, sized to fit within my 16″OC cavities. Working with the rolls was a little bit of a pain at times, but with the help of the hammer stapler. There’s really not much to say about what happened with the insulation, except that I tried to fill the gap at the sides as best I could by cutting the pieces longer. With the extra bag of the R-19 batts I bought for the floor on hand, I was able to supplement what the two rolls didn’t cover. I still have at least three batts on hand that I’m not sure I’m going to do with except throw away.

So, the ceiling is done except for one little space above the air cleaner that I didn’t staple in because of the dust hose. Lowe’s also had a sale on roll R-13 this weekend, so I bought six rolls for the attic. I still have four batts of R-13 left from the walls that will help supplement, so I may be able to return a roll. We’ll see. I have the rafters to fill, plus the ends, which will need cavities created there.

I’m not sure if I will get insulation done in the attic or I will get the ceiling up first. Putting in the attic stairs will do a lot to keep the lower floor warmer by eliminating the giant hole. The heater is struggling trying to heat both floors when so much heat can still escape through the attic.

Bench Shavings – 10/27/17

In Memoriam – Steven Michael Leonard – 1948-2017

My wife lost her dad last weekend. It wasn’t something completely unexpected with his health issues, but it was a sudden turn for the worse and it happened rather quickly. He was a good man, and we had a good relationship. I will have to do something in his memory soon, and I have something in mind. It will be something I put quite a bit of thought and love into, and will work to minimize my mistakes on as much as humanly possible. I’ll have something on that project after it is done.

All I can do for my wife, kids, and mother-in-law right now is be there for them, and that has included some little things around her house. I replaced a couple outlet boxes and outlets in the kitchen right before it was tiled. I replaced another outlet in a hallway. I also replaced a light sensor, and tidied up the fit of an overhead light. Just little things off lists, things I’m very happy to help out with regardless, but even more so now.

As for the shop, it isn’t so much of old shop and new shop anymore, but the shop. I am completely up and running as a functional workspace, and it is mostly about getting the last little things out of the old space so that we can do something with it and the other construction debris. A rack of hammers and Kreg face clamps, some mallets, some odds and ends in a wall cabinet, and a few other miscellaneous things and we’re all set. The scrap wood is going upstairs as well, but not until I get attic stairs in place. I don’t feel like carting hardwood up a ladder multiple times.

It’s scheduled to rain tomorrow, which means I tried to take some precautions today for what is now the worst leak source – the doors. I installed a PVC trim board above the doors as the first part of the planned trim. I installed with construction adhesive and 18ga 1″ nails. I also used caulk on the upper edge to try and keep too much water from getting behind it. I also bought a smaller piece, that I put a 1/8″ kerf in the bottom with the table saw. I then cut the parallel sides to that kerf at 15 degrees to make a parallelogram. I installed this on top of the original trim piece to serve as a drip cap, in exactly the same manner. The theory is that any water that comes down the side of the building will hit the top of the wide trim, and come over the front of it and hit this drip cap. It will then come over the front of that and dribble down to the point I created with the angled rip cut. Any water that doesn’t want to drip off at the lowest point will be intercepted about 3/8″ back with that kerf cut I made. If I did my adhesive and caulking correctly, no water should run down the side of the building and wick back into the doorway now. I will of course evaluate that statement with tomorrow’s rainfall. I will also have pictures on the next post.

I bought a rubber work floor mat, designed to alleviate pain, to put under my air compressor to dull vibrations a bit. I also bought a swivel connector for the drain hole so I didn’t have to prop it up higher to clear the straight fitting. These two things took my compressor from the loudest thing on the planet to something a bit more manageable. I think I can quiet it down even further by adding insulation and a cover to the ceiling, which may get started this weekend. I also need to put attic stairs in to close that massive hole in the ceiling.

The insulation should also help close up the gap between the exterior sides and the roof, at least until I can actually close it up with trim of some sort. The ceiling insulation will help close it up, and the roof insulation will do that too. Lowes has a sale on the latter that I may go after a bit early to save some cash on. The real big expense coming up is the roof, but there’s no avoiding that. I’ll be making a list soon of every single thing there is left to do to call this project complete, plus some upgrades and such I hope to make with tools and etc. Look for that perhaps as soon as this weekend.

It’s been a long week, that’s all I have for today. Hopefully I can be around and in good health to share more tomorrow. That’s all anyone can ask for, because nothing in this life is a given. Every day is a blessing.

A Quick Shop Tour

Took some pics for someone to show off my equipment, so I figured I’d take you through the shop as it is today.

 Above the door I have my 1900 and LR-32 Festool rails.

 Right at the entrance to the right is my Delta 36-725 table saw,  Craftsman jointer, and Craftsman hollow chisel mortiser.

 Further anti-clockwise around the shop is my router table with a Triton TRA001 3.25HP router, the Ridgid oscillating spindle sander, Hitachi C12RSH miter saw, and underneath that is a Dewalt 735x planer.

 Here is the left side of the miter saw station housing all my Festools and other systainer storage. Up top are open cabinets for misc storage. The ladder is temporary access to the attic where my Harbor Freight dust collector and air compressor live on switched circuits.

 This is my Holtzapffel/Schwarz fir workbench with a little bit of storage, plus my hand tools and such.

 The MFT plays a big role in my shop, as does the CT Midi powering the Festools and other small power tools. The TV and computer also get heavy use.

The new clamp rack watches over my Harbor Freight bandsaw and Ridgid drill press. A fire extinguisher hides behind the tool box, and a first aid kit is always at the ready.

The New Shop – Little by Little

The first project in the shop is done – The Stacked Clamp Rack – and I can continue to do all the little tedious things that lead toward the shop being done.

The clamp rack being installed was an obvious step, because the parallel clamps were a big piece outstanding to move over. Plus, it allowed me to confirm the drill press and bandsaw would fit in their spots. Not only did the parallel clamps find a home, but the Bessey squeeze clamps, the cheap squeeze clamps, the 90 degree clamps all did as well. I also brought over the F-clamps and their rack to install under it. It’s actually a parallel clamp rack that I grew out of.

I also then had room for the first aid kit, which is always either near or on the door.

I decided I could bring over the remaining portion of the old chaos wall and if I raised it up, could attach to the other upper miter saw storage cabinets. It leaves room for my extra systainer, which is now a personal protection holder.

I’m pretty sure I will redo the entire miter saw station and storage at some point, but this should actually work for awhile, as long as I use the storage effectively.

I got the air cleaner up in about the spot I want, subject to change when the ceiling goes in. This left room for the air hose reel to go up in a spot where I could reach it without moving the table saw. To allow for the air compressor to go upstairs, I had to remove the stock drain valve and I’m using an air hose extension to come down to the first level. I have a ball valve on he end of the hose to easily drain the moisture.

The remaining things to bring over to the new shop is pretty low at this point, and it’s all little things. Hammers, pliers, stuff like that. Things I’m trying to nail down exactly where they should go before I start putting holes in the wall.

As far as the shop itself, there are some bigger things to do. Felt and shingle the roof, finish the exterior panels and trim. Insulate the ceiling and attic. We had another rain event on Monday; hard, heavy rain. The temporary drip edges I put in place did very well, but more rain is coming through the doors. I did discover a fix that I hope to have in place before it rains again.

I (at least temporarily) put up the finish cabinet above the workbench, and I can’t say I’m in love with where it is. I may put it above the miter saw instead, but there might be a clearance issue with the lights until the ceiling gets installed. I also hung the Festool rails above the door.