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Nice to see you gentlemen have a proper appreciation for a dedicated and righteous historical recreation approach to learning a craft. :D

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Gee, what do you know Thomas ANOTHER speed demon, talking about Completed shops. Like that happens.:rolleyes:

Frosty The Lucky.

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17 hours ago, Frosty said:

Gee, what do you know Thomas ANOTHER speed demon, talking about Completed shops. Like that happens.:rolleyes:

Frosty The Lucky.

A shop (or home) is never finished. If it is, it turns into a museum. (Just laid in my wooden floor. more shelves next)

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Memo: get empire started and encourage it to build lots of marble buildings; arrange fall of empire, access old buildings and burn for lime....

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Much progress over the last few weeks, since I was on vacation. Poured the concrete slab before going away to Pennsic War (a big SCA event). Once I came back I started putting up the structure, with much help from my dad.

Here's a few pictures of the progress...

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I'm starting to install the roofing this week. :)

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Workshop update: The roof is done, including the chimney. All that's left is to add the spark arrestor to the chimney cap.

I've started working on the inside while I wait for the siding and windows to be delivered. I made a mistake in not ordering those sooner, but it's not like there's nothing else to do in the meantime.

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Greetings 210..

        Your new shop is kinda looking like my small studio FE26..  It will serve you well and a fun space to work in.. ENJOY

         Forge on and make beautiful things     

           Jim

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Workshop update: Almost done with the exterior work. I have installed the windows, door and siding. All that's left are the finishing touches (soffit and fascia). :)

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Long time since my last update. The exterior is done and I'm working on the inside. I have installed some shelves. The lighting is done as well, although for now it will be plugged into an extension cord to the house whenever I need it.

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Still have a lot of work to do before I am ready to light a forge in there, but it is coming along. :)

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Monsieur Arthur 210,

Nice job.

I notice a lot of oriented strand board, (OSB), in the interior.

Permit me to offer a tip.

OSB gives off an odor, my wife and many others call a wood odor.

It is not. It is formaldehyde gas. Which is part of the 'glue' that OSB is compounded with.

Formaldehyde is not healthy.

But there is a simple trick to get rid of that gas.

Certain plants will absorb and use the gas. There are a number of such plant species. The most common one is the spider plant. They are sold at garden stores, and also church rummage sales. (the snake plant is another).

Hang several in the interior windows of your deluxe smithy.

It really works.

Salut,

SLAG.

 

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Nice tip SLAG. I can get some spider plants easily -- we have some in the family and they are easy to multiply. But I will have to wait until spring at least before I can put any into my shop, as they would simply freeze right now.

For now I get plenty of air coming in, as I pass an extension cord through a window for power whrn I am in the shop.

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Of course if there will be a forge in their there will HAVE to be ventilation for it which will help as well; and may in fact keep it too cold for houseplants in Quebec. 

If you will be using a propane forge  MASSIVE amounts of ventilation are required. Re-running exhaust products back through the burners raises CO production horribly high and breathing CO is much worse than formaldehyde!

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41 minutes ago, ThomasPowers said:

Of course if there will be a forge in their there will HAVE to be ventilation for it which will help as well; and may in fact keep it too cold for houseplants in Quebec. 

 

T. P.,

Good point. Thanks.

I used spider plants to clear the air in the new extension to our house. The odor was so strong that I had to air out the rooms, every morning.

Which meant that I and the "Marvelous Marg." get lungs-full every night while we slept. (Yes, for those who may be wondering, we HAVE had 'benefit of clergy').

Those plants cleared the air, completely!

SLAG.

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I plan on using a charcoal forge, so 2 windows plus the door should be enough ventilation.

I did a bit of research on formaldehyde gas and OSB, and in Canada there are regulations since 2010 that limit how much OSB can emit. There may still be some, but not as much as before. So far the smell has been fairly low.

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