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Dec 9, 2011 10:53 AM CST
Name: Gourd
Z-7 Gourds & A Touch Of Glass Forum
16"X20" framed gift for Son, I used a photo on a calendar as my go by.

Thumb of 2011-12-09/Gourd/1bbae7

Thumb of 2011-12-09/Gourd/a95e9a hopefully you can see the calendar in rear
Dec 11, 2011 10:11 AM CST
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
I love this one. I see you are busy in your new studio. I was telling Cheryl that I am planning on having a small workshop built after the holidays. My code restricts shed type buildings to 10 x 10 ft but it should be big enough for me for now.
I am tired of having everything stored throughout the house and want to have everything organized in one place. Code enforcement also forbids workshops per se but they don't follow up on use once they pass inspection. I'm going to have a small side window put in for window a/c unit and a large window put in the front next to the door. I will put my work table there where I can look out into the yard while I work. NEW ITEMS LISTED - MOST UNDER $10
Dec 11, 2011 8:38 PM CST
Name: Gourd
Z-7 Gourds & A Touch Of Glass Forum
That sounds like a great plan Jan. We got a storage shed put on the property for storage, but, when we had electricity put in there, I noticed that it would have made a great workshop. Maybe not for the winter, but for summer/spring and fall, it would have worked. We just ordered a smaller storage shed (another one that looks like a small barn) for another area and it is only 8 x 12 ft and they both are the lofted barn types so they have quite a bit of room.

Having a window to look out will be great for you. I wonder if you could have an addition to your house instead of it being separate.

Getting ready to retire any time soon?

I just learned how to use my Taurus III saw.. I'll tell you one thing, I am so happy to have purchased it last year. I cut out some grape leaves and wine bottles (flat ones) to start working on my kitchen back splash and it was so easy to use that now I won't take forever to do this. I still have to plan it out, and am most likely going to go with backboard that I can install and uninstall if I have to (if we move or have to take it down for any reason). It will not make holes in the walls trying to take down a lot of glass.

Anyway, if you don't have one already, you should get yourself a tauraus 3 and save it for later. They are having free shipping and 25.00 off any order over 125.00 at Delphi and I believe Glass Crafters may also have a sale of some kind. I went ahead last year and ordered an extra blade. You can cut metals, plexi glass and ceramics with it. I haven't tried them yet, but I really love how it moves side to side, up, down, etc. it is great.

I have been trying to get all of my equipment for years a little at a time and now it is finally paying off.

Dec 12, 2011 2:01 AM CST
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
I'm still 5 -7 yrs from retirement. I thought of an addition but I think I like the idea of a separate workshop for the dust & fumes from the grinder/kilns. My son graduates from college next spring and plans to stay home at least a year afterwards (hopefully he can find a job by then) to pay off some bills and school loans. There are alot of time when I could really use a jaw for doing different shapes. I get tired of squares & circles. LOL NEW ITEMS LISTED - MOST UNDER $10
Feb 12, 2012 8:00 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
WOW ... how come I missed all these over here ...saw is next on my list but not till I have time to use it .. its my turn in te house sanding, staining, sealing, picking out fixtures ...etc etc ...

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