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New workshop build! #1: Construction has started!

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Blog entry by Mrowell posted 04-20-2018 08:34 PM 416 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have finally started construction on my new shop! I ended up waiting a little longer then planned because I have 4 large trees cut down first. I am planning on having these trees (2 red oak, 1 white oak and 1 beach) sawed up into boards then stacking it in the barn to dry.

Dug and poured footings this week, shop will be 20×40 with a 8×12 room that has exterior access for storage and yard equiptment! I will have the masonry foundation built this weekend to allow for a crawlspace to run my dust collection system in. I chose to do this vs a slab so I can easily change it in the future if (When) the need arises! I am placing my table saw in the middle of the room and did not want hose hanging down from the ceiling.

-- Matt R



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#1 posted 04-23-2018 12:26 AM

One week into the project and the area is graded, footings are poured and masonry foundation is finished! Next up is to water proof and install the french drain get it inspected and start framing! Unfortunately we are expecting rain all this week so I will have some minor delays!!

-- Matt R

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#2 posted 04-23-2018 01:20 AM

I have no clue why LJ is inputting that picture upside down? Any suggestions? It is right side up on my phone and computer.

-- Matt R

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#3 posted 04-23-2018 06:12 PM

bet its going to take more grout to hold them upside down, haha

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#4 posted 04-23-2018 08:13 PM

And one heck of a mason! How did you get the picture to flip over? I tried three times and it kept putting it upside down?

-- Matt R

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#5 posted 04-24-2018 03:18 PM

saved it to my computer, opened it in Windows Photo Viewer, rotated it, saved it and then uploaded it

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#6 posted 04-25-2018 02:24 AM

You did something better then me!! That’s what thought I did haha thank you!

-- Matt R

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#7 posted 04-25-2018 02:25 AM

Well good old North Carolina weather has stopped work on the shop and filled the footings with water before I could get the block water proofed. Now to sit and wait for the rain to move out friday

-- Matt R

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#8 posted 05-05-2018 11:41 PM

Shop is framed!!

-- Matt R

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#9 posted 05-15-2018 01:52 AM

A few updated pictures of my new workshop!

-- Matt R

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#10 posted 05-15-2018 03:27 AM

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#11 posted 05-15-2018 04:07 AM

That’s a great build and design, looks like it will be the perfect shop.

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