Cleo Calhoun Harbor Freight January 04th, 2020 - 01:39:12
I started looking around at artists taborets and rolling work tables and found them too expensive to be practical. It seems if something is labelled as art studio furniture or art materials it automatically comes with a pretty hefty markup and price tag. Even basic rolling shelves and carts from the big discount art stores online were in the neighborhood of $200 with several above $400. I considered buying lumber and building some shelves from scratch, but then it occurred to me to look around at the office supply stores and in the home furnishings departments of stores like Walmart and Target. I considered everything from rolling computer desks to kitchen carts and tool boxes. I checked Lowe's and Home Depot and even Harbor Freight and found there are numerous items marketed for home use or DIY workshops ready made that would function well in an art studio.
Prior to the tool, boards were cut out in partial sections, next came along a hammer and chisel. All the remaining splinters needed removal plus nails if it was a nail down fastened floor. This tool can slice nails in one pass or remove older adhesives in simple fashion. In previous days a hand held floor scraper or sharp chisel was needed for the work.
Like many artists these days I find myself trying to make the most of my small studio space. While I lived in North Texas I was kind of spoiled. I had a 400 square foot studio next door to my home complete with a kitchenette and a bathroom. I had plenty of counter and floor space to utilize for my paints and pastels. After moving back to Southeast Texas I find myself living and working in a small efficiency sized apartment. At the same time I'm trying to get back to making larger paintings again so I really needed to have space for a good sized palette and paints, brushes, solvents, and mediums.
Router: 1 1/2 to 2 HP find a good used one, unless it's been dropped and kicked around a lot a good router lasts a long time, two things to look for first brushes that can still be bought and easily changed and two both a 1/4 and 1/2 inch Collete. a router that uses only a 1/4 Collete is of very limited use. if you can a new router of good quality can be bought for $100.00 and you really don't need a plunge router ( but they are nice ).
The next part I think is most important. That is having a good charge controller for our solar power system. This controls the amount of electricity that is flowing in and out of our storage unit. The charge controller will help us get the most out of our batteries. The reason I feel this is the most important part is the batteries are the most expensive part of our system. We need to buy ourselves a deep cycle battery for our storage unit. I like to make my storage unit a little large than I will need at the moment. So lets buy two batteries to start out. That way when my solar DIY project progresses I will not have to work on the storage unit again. I can concentrate on my solar panels.
You have just finished trimming and rubbing thirty dollars worth of brisket. You wrap that baby up and slide it into the fridge to mellow overnight. You then head off to bed and sleep peacefully, dreaming of that mouth-watering chunk of heaven. Morning comes, and after looking over the newest Harbor Freight catalog while drinking a cup of coffee, you decide to get started on the fire. Without warning, panic strikes. Should I use all wood, or should I use charcoal too? How much wood? How much charcoal? You are now adrift on the sea of indecision.