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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #480 on: January 11, 2019, 12:13:09 AM »
Oh yeah, bummer and watch the leg when you do. Maybe the kids can help. It will make a huge difference.

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #481 on: January 11, 2019, 09:04:31 PM »
Dave,
I feel your pain on high ceilings! Our kitchen / family room is 4.3 meters, with 9 x 2 bulb halogen lights! We had a lighting guy do the design work for us & the issue becomes getting the light down to the working level, 50 watt, 30 degree bulbs did the trick. The first year or so was ok then bulbs needed replacing, I had to go & hire a ladder tall enuff to get up to do it so used to wait until 7 or 8 bulbs had gone! Then a week latter another would go  :Mad:
A couple of years back I replaced them all with LEDís, I used the COB type. That was nearly 3 years ago & ive only had to look at 1 & that was a loose wire.

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #482 on: January 12, 2019, 02:34:49 PM »
The last of the new bulbs should arrive tomorrow and if this incoming storm doesn't ice things up I hope to have the LED light conversion finished up tomorrow and not have to worry about lighting for the next 20+ years  :cartwheel:

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #483 on: January 14, 2019, 07:08:51 PM »
Man, looks good.  But ya shoulda painted before all the crap got put in the way -- maybe just send all the crap to me to hold onto while you paint? :)

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #484 on: January 15, 2019, 02:39:24 PM »
Ok, last of the lighting pics, that project is now done. Though I haven't done any measurements, it seems to be about twice as bright as it was before and no more annoying hum of the flourescents either. I am really happy this this option. Painting still being considered but really don't think it will be necessary or I will have to get some shaded safety glasses!

Now to unclutter the place  :headscratch:

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« Reply #485 on: January 15, 2019, 02:59:45 PM »
Bill you haven't had our Graham storing your rotary table for you have you   ::) How are you planning to move that monster around?

Maybe its all that extra lighting making it look worse than it really is  ;)

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #486 on: January 15, 2019, 03:13:00 PM »
Damn Bill, that shop is getting decked out but buddy you donít have to paint it bright white and off color would help with dark shadow areas and enhance the look of the shop. Just saying!


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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #487 on: January 15, 2019, 03:19:42 PM »
Saw that did you?  Its not as bad as it looks, just a bit of surface on the table itself which will clean up easily. It is a rather heavy beast though!

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« Reply #488 on: January 15, 2019, 03:55:57 PM »
 ;)

I recommend one of the 135Kg Motorcycle hydraulic scissor lifts to move it round :ThumbsUp: One with wheels.... but they don't seem to do those like they used to  :-\

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #489 on: January 15, 2019, 04:00:17 PM »
There is also a super spacer lurking about that needs a bit more TLC than the RT, but equally heavy, and a lift would definitely be a plus for both. I had bought one over at the university a while back and will see what I can find.


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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #490 on: January 15, 2019, 05:40:47 PM »
 Much better! But at least paint the ceiling white..

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #491 on: January 15, 2019, 05:45:44 PM »
Looking really good Bill!

And I notice the dog bed centrally located for your canine companion! That's important  :ThumbsUp:

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PS For what its worth, I'm in the 'paint it white' camp :)


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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #492 on: January 15, 2019, 07:20:33 PM »
Iím gonna go off the other end here: Iíd stain everything to match a set of Kerstner chests and buy more lights and the chests  :lolb:

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #493 on: January 15, 2019, 07:23:31 PM »
Iím gonna go off the other end here: Iíd stain everything to match a set of Kerstner chests and buy more lights and the chests  :lolb:

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My Gerstner chests really stand out against the lighter wall in the room they are in...    :stickpoke:

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #494 on: January 15, 2019, 07:30:26 PM »
Yeah Chris, but you are from north of the Mason Dixon  :lolb:.

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