The time had come after five years of night classes (2 hours once a week) to get my first workshop..
A few dinners out with the wife, plus the promise of unlimited furnture, to her exacting (well I can at least promise) requirements, and I had the budget $6,000 (£3,000) to include everything Building, Tools & Setup costs.
I negociated with a local farmer for permission to have my Workroom next to some stables, my own land being too small.
The land was a little damp
After waiting for the land to dry out, I got my son and a couple of his friends to start the fun task of clearing the site, at least I told them it would be fun.
I needed about 40’ by 20’ cleared as I had planned on a 20’ by 12’ Workshop, plus some parking
Claering the site
Then came the less fun task of building the base.
The land was so soft that that in places we could push 6’ garden fence posts into the ground with our bare hands, so deeeeeep foundations were needed.
Time for the younger (and cheaper) generation to take to the fore again.
Building the foundations
It was hard work and and a LOT more expensive that I had originally expected, but working on the principal that the hardest part of any build is getting it above ground, I kept positive (most of the time).
Next time I’ll get to the maiin build, Thanks for letting me share this with you
-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot