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    Well, figured Id let ya all know where I was and why I havent posted much lately. Its been getting down in the 30's and below here lately ,so have been cleaning up and shutting things down for winter . Ill be on here once in a while to say hi and maybe post a few patterns or something and see how every one is doing . will chat will yall laters and take it easy




    winter sucks lol
    Charlie
    "Everything Happens for a Reason"
    Craftsman 18in. 21609

    http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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    Take care Charlie, and don't be a stranger, there are enough strange ones here.
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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    • #3
      Sounds like you need somewhere warm to work, Charlie! Didn't realise it got that cold in Wyoming this early in the year.

      Just been looking at your page - you have some nice stuff there.

      Ian
      Ian

      Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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      • #4
        Thank you Carl

        Your right we definetly have some strange ones lol
        Ill probably be online more than I thought but figured Id let eveyone know ahead in case I wasnt

        Ian thats definetly for sure , gonna try working on that this coming year so wont have to do this next year , it wouldnt be so bad here but weve got that wind like Chicago and that ends up making it 10 times worse than it really is . and with wyoming its like 3 months of summer and the rest is winter most of the time lol Thank you for the compliments
        Charlie
        "Everything Happens for a Reason"
        Craftsman 18in. 21609

        http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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        • #5
          I was wondering what happened to you. We sure will miss your nice projects,look foreward to seeing new ones in the spring.
          Take care,
          Bill
          Delta P-20

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          • #6
            if you ask nicely...

            maybe your wife will let you bring the saw in the house....
            tell her that you will keep the house dusted and vacuumed...

            Trout
            Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
            Fish are food, not friends!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bronco
              I was wondering what happened to you.
              I was wondering too. I face pretty much the same problem here, with the cold. I was able to find a spot in my basement for my saw and the only other tools I really need for my portrait work is my (similar to) Dremel tool that I use for my drill, and my bench sander for squaring off the sides if my cut didn't track perfectly straight. My shop is now a space between my hot water heater and water softener with my furnace at my back. It works and I stay comfortable.
              Mike

              Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
              www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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              • #8
                winder night brother,. call me. sometime. love ya. always,. your big sis. Eive

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                • #9
                  Thank you all

                  Hopefully it wont be that bad a winter here so I can get at least a few days every few weeks scrolling and if not will try and work on some patterns .
                  would love to bring it inside ,but with how this place is the noise echoes throughout the house pretty bad and with my wife with her ( fibromialsia ) she sleeps during the day so its got to stay out on the porch . I need to get better insulated this year so I wont have to worry next year lol will probably be on here more though lol

                  Thank you
                  Charlie
                  "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                  Craftsman 18in. 21609

                  http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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                  • #10
                    Charlie,

                    Sorry to hear about the missus' fibromyalgia. I have a sister-in-law with it, and it's no fun. She has been getting relief, though, with going through "allergy elimination". This is based on principles similar to accupuncture and is not mainstream, but I am open-minded about such things.

                    Re: the porch, my office and scrolling HQ are on a 12' X 20' converted porch with jalousie windows on three sides. It rests on a slab, so I put in a floor of 5/8" plywood on top of 1" furring strips with pink foam insulation panels between. a vapor barrier below and carpet on top. This made the hugest difference in comfort level, and I go around in socks. I also put batts over the ceiling and blew insulation into what walls there are. It is quite comfortable even without plastic over the windows, which I may do this year. I'd like to make polycarbonate storm windows but that would be rather expensive.

                    I realize that your weather is harsher than mine, but thought you might be interested in what worked for me.

                    Pete

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                    • #11
                      Thank you Pete,Sorry about your Sister-in-law it definetly takes a toll on a person thats for sure , and at least she is getting some relief from it though , Ive heard lots of good with the accupuncture. She is in our prayers and hope she gets better .


                      Thank you for the suggestions on the porch , mine is about 8 x 15 with just framing on the inside with fiberglass insulation and a cement floor with about 1/2 of it used for my stuff and the rest is storage . the two things ive got to work on first are the roof and the walls . they did a poor job when they added this thing on . the only problem is I dont own the place so im debating if I should actually put that much money into it or just go and get like a 10 by 12 shed although it shouldnt cost that much to keep it warm in there .

                      Thank you again Pete always good to hear different options and what works for others
                      Charlie
                      "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                      Craftsman 18in. 21609

                      http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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                      • #12
                        Charlie, maybe you can make a deal for reimbursement for materials, maybe as a temporary reduction in rent, if you make the improvements. I did that a couple of times when I was renting.

                        About the allergy elimination: It's not accupuncture per se, but is based on principles of accupuncture, i.e., that there are electrical currents and fields surrounding the body that have an effect on health. It sounds bizarre, and is often dismissed as quackery, but I have a friend who is an MD who takes it seriously. You can ask a good chiropractor for a referral. One session for about $50-$60 ought to be enough to know if it does anything for your wife.

                        Pete

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                        • #13
                          Hi Charlie, It's a pain not being able to work through the winter, I have the same problem. I have a 10' x 16' wood shed, it is insulated, but not the floor. I can get the shop warm with just an oil space heater, but the floor is so cold my legs ache most the time after being out there. This year I brought the saw and drill in the house but that's not working either, because it's in our dining room, we moved the table to the living room, but hubby hates it.
                          The dining room is at the rear of the house, so the noise is not to much of a problem. Once I get the ornaments cut for the swap and finish up a couple of Christmas gifts I'm working on, the tools will need to go back to the shed, then I won't be able to work either. Here's a pic of my shop
                          Marsha

                          My Shop Photos0001.jpg
                          LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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                          • #14
                            Sounds like your in the same boat I am Marsha ,its definetly not easy with winter and not being able to work in a comfortable place ,whats the surface of the floor wood or cement? I thought about getting some cheap carpet to lay down on the floor and see if that will help but have to find some first lol

                            Pete ( I think ) I understand what your talking about and I know my wife has like a tenz machine that she uses for like what your talking about with the electrical currents in the body and some magnetic things she uses as well but will ask around and see if anyone here does that cause knowing me im probably wrong lol
                            Thank you Pete
                            Charlie
                            "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                            Craftsman 18in. 21609

                            http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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                            • #15
                              Marsha,

                              As I mentioned in my earlier post, insulating the floor was the most dramatic step of converting my porch.

                              I have a suggestion for your shed: ceramic tile. My kitchen is on a slab, too, and it used to be carpeted but even then was bone-chilling. Some years ago, I put ceramic tile on it and the insulating properties of the tile came as a BIG surprise. I expected it to be cold, but it is not. Might work well in your otherwise snug shed.

                              I wouldn't recommend tile for Charlie's porch, because with the drafts he would be likely to have with his construction.

                              Pete

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