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Old 12-15-2009, 12:14 PM   #41
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:14 PM   #42
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I just added three lights in my shop. I was on a commercial project about a year ago and they were chucking a dozen of these away so I took several of them. I wish I took more of them. I was never happy with the old crappy fluorescent lights in my shop. Now it is as bright as day time. Which is good because my old eyes need a lot of light to see
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If they are not an orange color then they are likely Metal Halide. Those are high bay lights and should be at least 12' off the ground. 15' is the usual height they should be off the floor.

I had High Pressure Sodium lamps in my shop for years, the orange color (think streetlights) was really bad for showing true colors. I finally got some high CRI fluorescent high bay fixtures and all is now well. No 5 minute restrike time.

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I know they are meant to be mounted high but it was not practical to mount them that high in my shop.

I don't know what effect they will have on color perception but they are sure nice for working.
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I just added three lights in my shop. I was on a commercial project about a year ago and they were chucking a dozen of these away so I took several of them. I wish I took more of them. I was never happy with the old crappy fluorescent lights in my shop. Now it is as bright as day time. Which is good because my old eyes need a lot of light to see
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That is a cool looking space you got there

Can you put heat to it?
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Wow. I guess my shop is embarrassingly under-tooled and primitive.



I work out of the 1st floor of an 1860's barn. It's actually a very cool space, but woefully inadequate for some jobs.

Here's a picture of my dust collection system...



The system is five years old, but it was new when I got it. You wouldn't believe what it costs to maintain .

Whenever I have a job that calls for big iron and more space, I sneak into the wood shop at the school where I teach. I prefer to work out of my own humble space, though. I've been "making it work" for some time now. At least I can put my hands on whatever I need and the coffee is much better .
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Can you put heat to it?
The shop does have heat in it. I have a gas furnace in the room you see in the back right corner. The thermostat on that heater is on a 12 hour timer so we can't forget and leave the heat on. It used to drive me nuts to go into the shop after no one has worked there for a week and see the heat was left on.

If I am working there building cabinets for a week or two I just spin the timer all the way up when I leave and it is warm when I return the next day.

I also have a second wall mounted gas heater. When I first get into the shop I put both heaters on and it warms up pretty quickly.

I have a second building right next door where my office is. I have a storage space and garage that has heat all the time. I have to remember to keep glue and anything else that will freeze in there. It can be a pain but I don't use the shop enough to pay for heat all the time.

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My shop is like basswood's, I have three bays and all I have is a pathway from one door to my trim rack and that i have to lean sorta sideways to get around my plywood rack. I had to move my tablesaw to another door so that I could open the door and stand outside to pull my rips through when I am using it. The other door hasn't been opened since I bought my air compressor back in '99. I have all kinds of doors etc. stacked against it. The attic area above is just as bad. I put down 3/4 ply and I have to crawl on the trusses to get around up there.
I really need to organize this winter when things slow down.
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I don't have my own shop yet since I rent, But my boss would have you all beat. He has a 3 car garage filled with styrofoam (many pieces about 6"x6" or less), broken tools, wedi board, a shopping cart, a pallet of dryvit baseboat, a dozen empty shelves, 20 empty toolboxes, 3 empty coolers, 4-5 boxes 1/4 filled with junk, some gutter coils, a couple toilets (not hooked up, as there is no plumbing in there yet), dozens of buckets (some good, some too coated with dried mud to use), 3-4 table saws (none work), and more. Also a dead purolator truck in much the same condition. and a shed filled with junky old fiberglass mesh (a couple trash bags of little pieces in there too), and more broken tools (putty knives and trowels mostly). And another shed filled with old gutter stuff (like random colored and mis-matched end caps, empty and half-empty tubes of caulking, straps, empty boxes, old tools ect). He also owns a small old church...the pile reaches the balcony. I actually found half burnt books in there once. And theres the piles of old wood and buckets and misc. materials strewn across the property... He says he's a self diagnosed hoarder.

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