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Offline Beaudreaux JC

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Re: Finally getting started on the new (to me) shop
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2020, 06:19 AM »
If you want to get off that cold concrete slab now's the time while the building is empty.

Dri-core panels are about $1.25/sf. Or just coat with epoxy floor paint.
https://dricore.com/products/dricore-subfloor/
Excellent suggestion on the dricore subfloor. I’m considering that exact product, but the budget is tight. I’ve considered grinding and sealing, epoxy and laminate tile squares. For now, I’m opting to stick with the concrete and use rubber anti fatigue mats at the work stations. I work in a warehouse distribution environment, so concrete floors and I are pretty familiar.

Offline Beaudreaux JC

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Re: Finally getting started on the new (to me) shop
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2020, 06:28 AM »
Out of the heat, and hanging lights. I’m not super happy with the install method, but I figure I can come back once I’m moved in and do it right. I used zip ties to hang the lights, and I’m telling myself it’s temporary.
Nice shop, fun project to see it all come together.  You've made exactly the investments in comfort I would make.  Does the car coexist with your woodworking for the foreseeable future?
The car was my wife’s first, an early 70’s Honda coupe. It will eventually get pushed out of the nest, but for now...I’m stuck with it. It could be worse, she has a horse too that we are building a barn for. In short, I feel lucky that 1. I’m not sharing my shop with a excrement making machine 2. Barn budget and shop budget haven’t created too many conflicts and finally 3. I’ve gotten the (albeit reduced) time to work on the shop whilst the barn isn’t finished.

Offline NuthinFancy

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Re: Finally getting started on the new (to me) shop
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2020, 08:34 PM »
If you want to get off that cold concrete slab now's the time while the building is empty.

Dri-core panels are about $1.25/sf. Or just coat with epoxy floor paint.
https://dricore.com/products/dricore-subfloor/

Nice shop.  Looks like you're doing things right - with the possible exception of demolition (sorry about the stitches).  :)

+1 for getting off the cold, hard concrete. 

I put down 2" foam insulating board from a big box store, then put Advantech tongue and groove over it.  My feet, knees, and back thank me every day for doing so.  I'm in Wisconsin and my feet are never cold when I'm in the shop in winter.  No issues with rolling heavy stuff around either.

Best wishes on your new shop.
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."  Red Green