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Blog series by Ryan Haasen updated 643 days ago 10 parts 16982 reads 34 comments total

Part 1: Planning & Moving

771 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 4 comments »

We are adding on to our shop! My dad and I have been talking about it for a while and have finally pulling the trigger! Our current shop is 44’ by 36’ (1,584 square feet), and every inch of that space is occupied. Here’s what it looks like right now: We will be adding 12’ to each side and 12’ on the back. It will then be 60’ wide and 56’ long (3,360 square feet). The extra 12’ on each side will be separated by a wall from the middle (large) r...

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Part 2: Tearing out pavement.

754 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 4 comments »

Here is just a quick update. My Dad owns a construction company so he just had some guys come to our house to tear out the pavement where the additions will be made.

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Part 3: taking down the back wall.

752 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 2 comments »

Today we tore down the south wall of the shop. My Dad, my (twin) brother and I started at 7am and finished and around 2pm. We started be removing the tin, the taking out studs and posts with chainsaws and sledge hammers. A scissor life made this much easier then using a ladder. There were four large wooden posts which were about 4 feet in the ground that were pulled out by a Deere 50D mini excavator. We also had to remove the existing garage door. The reason we took down this wall today is so...

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Part 4: Building supplies have arrived!

719 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 2 comments »

Last week the 32’ x 12’ bi-fold door arrived from Manitoba. We used the mini Deere excavator to unload it and walk it to the shop. Some relatives from Holland were visiting and assisted in the moving of the door. Yesterday the building supplies arrived for the additions onto the shop. From what I saw, the was just trusses for the roof and tin for the exterior, so I imagine supplies for the walls are yet to come. They say the building will start by next monday at the latest. ...

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Part 5: Let the building begin!

713 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 2 comments »

Today at 7:00am the builders came and started on the shop. They began by laying out the additions with wood and rope. They then used a Skid- Steer to drill multiple holes for the main posts. They hit about every pipe in the ground the could have with the auger, but we had the water for those pipes turned off previous to the drilling just in case. The posts were then put into the holes and were suppose to be cemented in the ground today, but with the combination of a storm and a late cement mi...

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Part 6: Big progress and a big storm.

707 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 1 comment »

Over the past couple of days, the shop has been worked on and is coming along nicely. It is very solid construction. The walls and roofs are up and most of the red tin is on. We also rerouted some underground irrigation around the side of the shop. Today, a sudden, harsh storm came up very fast, and I mean within 5 minutes. Tt went from sunny to almost golfball sized hail! My dad has bee pulling the helicopter out of the shop every morning so the builders have more room to work with. He...

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Part 7: More progress.

675 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 4 comments »

It’s been a while since the last shop update, but I wanted to wait for a lot of progess before making this update. We have been working really hard every weekend to get thing done. So here are the main tasks we (my Dad, Brother and I) have completed since the last update: - The outside shell is finished- The asphalt was teared out from the heli-pad- Put all the plumbing into the ground for the drains, toilet, sinks, and shower. I don’t have pictures of this, but it was the hard...

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Part 8: The dust collection.

674 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 8 comments »

Today I installed all of my dust collection ducts. As I mentioned in the previous blog, I was going to do PVC ducts, but with all of the talk of static explosions, I went with metal ducts from Lowes. It was about a 7 hours overall between laying it our on the floor first and then putting it in the framing. The ducts will be covered in drywall soon, so I made sure it was all together nicely. I ran all of these ducts 6” and I will reduce to 4” below the ceiling for the machines with...

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Part 9: More work done and dust collector delivered!

661 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 4 comments »

We have been working hard on getting everything done on the inside of the wood shop bay because the dry wall is being put on this weekend. Here’s a list of the progress: -Plumbing for bathroom-Dust collector delivered-Sections around the shop paved-Vapour shield on-Windows torn out I started setting up the Grizzly Dust collector, but two of the leg braces were not the correct size. I emailed grizzly and they will be sending me the correct parts. I’m pretty excited to...

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Part 10: Drywall painted, bathroom finished, and more.

643 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 3 comments »

The drywall was finished a couple weeks ago and my Mom painted most of it. It looks great! We went with eggshell white just so it would brighten the room up, but not shine at the same time (my Mom’s advice, not mine). All the garage doors are now on and we can finally lock up the shop at night! All the outlets in the woodshop are now powered: I have four 220v outlets and the rest is filled with 110v outlets. I do not plan on having 4 machines that require 220v, I just wanted options on ...

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