On the 'tube

SchoolHouse, 1.5 years in 6 minutes.

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I don't think I posted this here before, I think I was taking a snooze. If I did let me know so I can delete it.

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That’s really fun, interesting and surprising. Even more so as I have been there. It didn’t occur to me that the build was so extensive.

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Has it been six years already? How time flies!

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Wow. I saw some of the progress on the ground but didn’t appreciate the full extent of the project.

Was the ‘95’ hippie paint job omitted or did I blink?

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That space turned out really nice, Curt. The lighting is particularly attractive.

Where do you do your finishing? Do you have an attached clean room or something?

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Wow. I saw some of the progress on the ground but didn’t appreciate the full extent of the project.

Was the ‘95’ hippie paint job omitted or did I blink?

– NJBob

You must have snoozed.

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That space turned out really nice, Curt. The lighting is particularly attractive.

Where do you do your finishing? Do you have an attached clean room or something?

– Ric12string

I have a certified Accudraft downdraft spray booth. It exhausts thru a stack that looks like a brick fireplace that was build with 100+ year old bricks from Brooklyn. It pretty much takes up the room so it's hard to make out.

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Also, I have a 5hp rotary screw compressor that's oil free and sounds like a loud shopvac when it's running.

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That is so cool Curt! I've been involved in a few substantial renovations and can appreciate all the hard work and the extensive attention to detail you undertook!

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Awesome place! Well done Curt.

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The deer that must have walked through there at night and looked at one another and said wtf?

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This is awesome! Thanks for sharing. I also didn't realize how much work you had to put into the building.

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Nice video Curt, thanks for posting. I strongly prefer the Tom Waits version.

It's funny, I know that chalkboard is there behind your work table, but I somehow never connect it back to the schoolhouse!

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Great! I can't wait to visit some time!

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Thanks for the nice comments.

The graffiti(ish) paint work started out as just a 95 because a couple delivery companies said they couldn't find the place. I had some spray bombs laying around so I used them.

Here's a little better picture of the brick exhaust stack. The goal was to have it look nice vs. an ugly pipe shooting out of the roof but also make a transition for the building possible and use it as a fireplace. I figured if things didn't work out I could convert it into a house or office. If things go well I figure I can do this another ten years and then I can have some options, maybe even live here.

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The video is great, Curt. It really shows the extent of the work that was put into the project. Again, I need to pay a visit sometime soon- been so long since the day of the grand opening!

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The building is heated and air conditioned using a geothermal system. This picture shows one of the two 225' wells being drilled. It's a closed system and each well represents two tons.

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It was so much fun watching this renovation take place, from the anxiety of the auction to Opening Day. Curt shared so much of the construction, I really learned a lot!

Congratulations, Curt. The Old School looks beautiful.

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Thanks Deed, I remember considering a name that contained the word shack, you and others quickly talked me out of it then you and Bonedaddy Keith suggested Old School which I’m grateful.


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