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Re: Fears in moving forward

Postby Duck » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:37 pm

This past weekend was rather productive. We got the majority of the painting done. The main photo wall is done. I painted it flat white since the paint was inexpensive. The other wall, what I call the video wall, had a lot of issues and it ended up really breaking my chops. I finally decided to just skim coat the entire wall to smooth it out. I'll be sanding it sometime soon so I can get it primed and chroma keyed.

I found a beautiful used dining table and chairs to serve as our conference table. I'll post pics later. I also made some coat racks for people to hang their coats when they come in. Also this week I plan on bringing in an unused kitchenette table and chairs and an old couch a friend donated that's been sitting in my cellar for a couple of years. My wife's cat will be upset but, "oh well!"

I'm not looking forward to packing all my photo &#!+ that's accumulated over the years for the move, but... "I gotta do what I gotta do!" I just need to sort out what I actually want/need at the studio and what I can leave on a shelf in my cellar. Of course you know what will happen there... I'll leave something behind only to find out I need it at the worst moment.

Anyhow, there's the update...
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Re: Fears in moving forward

Postby Duck » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:47 am

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Postby TomCofer » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:09 pm

Coming along nicely Duck. :)
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Re: Fears in moving forward

Postby Duck » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:20 pm

TomCofer wrote:Coming along nicely Duck. :)

Thanks Tom. I started moving in some of my equipment yesterday. Already I can feel the benefit of having all this space to move in. I can't wait to be fully operational.
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Re: Fears in moving forward

Postby Duck » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:15 pm

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Excuse the mess on the table. As you can see, we're still picking at the little things.

I commandeered a little used TV from our bedroom to use as a classroom display for slideshows, videos and digital whiteboard. The problem I had was the existing wall is not a load bearing wall and the studs are two feet on center. Not enough support for a heavy LED screen. As you can see in the photo, there is more than one way to 'skin a cat', as the saying goes.

A quick trip to the big box hardware store and I had all the parts needed for a practical and somewhat artsy looking TV stand. My business partner feels the pipes should be painted but I'm kind of liking the industrial look. It matches the brickwork.

I also have a small 19" LED TV I'm thinking of making a small portable stand for. Something with wheels and a laptop shelf for tethered workshops. That'll be out of plumbing parts too. The grown-up's tinker toys. (that and PVC pipes) :D

This weekend I'm looking to get all the tools out of the studio and move some more of my gear in. I have a workshop the following weekend I have to be ready for.

P.S. I have set up and am populating our new web site for the studio. It's still a work in progress... connectedrealities.space
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Postby TomCofer » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:17 am

Looking good Duck. A person can do some amazing things with PVC pipe. :) I made a background frame and stand with them a few years back.
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Postby TomCofer » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:23 am

Love the "Who We Are" photos on the site! :lol: :rofl:
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Re: Fears in moving forward

Postby Duck » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:52 am

TomCofer wrote:Love the "Who We Are" photos on the site! :lol: :rofl:

I thought that would be a good way of motivating my partners to getting on the ball. They can fight over who is who among themselves. :D
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