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Blog series by Bikerdan updated 10-24-2018 11:41 PM 5 parts 4534 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: In the beginning, there was nothing...

02-27-2018 06:39 PM by Bikerdan | 9 comments »

I am building a shop!!! I’m so excited to have this experience. I know it might be hard, there will be issues, it will be time consuming, but the rewards are many! I hope to put this experience in a blog format here to document my experience and hopefully help those of you with questions and that might be thinking about taking on their own project like this. In this entry, I just want to introduce myself and give a brief description of my project. I am an amateur wood worker an...

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Part 2: So it begins

04-12-2018 08:48 PM by Bikerdan | 6 comments »

Hey everybody! It’s been a bit since my last post. Things have been going a little slow due to weather and vacations. The last post was just to introduce the project. At that time, nothing had been done except for getting the building permit. Since then, I’ve broken ground!!! The first step is to get the foundation and floor poured. This is one of the only couple of stages that I’m going to stand back and let an expert take care of for me. I need to make sure this ...

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Part 3: A solid foundation

04-26-2018 09:26 PM by Bikerdan | 3 comments »

Finally! After days of planning, waiting, questions, weather issues, more planning, and more waiting, it’s finally done! I have a foundation to build on! As you can probably tell, I’m really excited. There were a couple of changes I was able to squeeze in to the plan before the pour. I added a Ufer ground and ran conduit to an electrical cement floor box so I’ll have power ran to the middle of the room. I mostly plan on using that for my table saw and for running pow...

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Part 4: Fast forward...

09-18-2018 10:49 PM by Bikerdan | 8 comments »

...and through the miracle of television… we just so happen to have one done right here! SO SORRY GUYS! It’s been a looong time since I posted last. I guess it was just a little too ambitious of me to think that I could write this blog at the same time as work and putting so much time into this shop. Not to mention vacations and other life interruptions. (and possibly being a little lazy… :/) Well, I’ve at least been taking pictures throughout the build and w...

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Part 5: Up on the rooftop

10-24-2018 11:41 PM by Bikerdan | 0 comments »

Time to put on my big boy pants and climb up on the roof! The eaves are about 11 feet off of the ground, the peak is just about 14, and yes, I’m a bit nervous about heights. Which is funny because I love to rock climb. That actually came in quite handy considering I have a rope, harness, and some other gear to help keep me safe up there. Using that, I felt quite a bit safer up there and by the end, was moving around quite comfortably. First thing was to get the drip edge on (just...

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