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A new shop in the making #7: The Eagle has landed! -We are beginning to frame

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Blog entry by Bob #2 posted 2268 days ago 1273 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: The building progresses and sketch up is harnessed Part 7 of A new shop in the making series Part 8: Walls are nearly done and we begin laying out for electrical »

Apparently all the thrashing about with Sketchup and the help and encouragement of my LJ friends has born fruit.

I was able to get a lumber package together and get it out to the house yesterday. My itinerant framer showed up today and when I got home had a great surprise for me.



Apart from several small glitches it appears we are level and square and ready tomorrow to insulate and run the flooring.
The crew managed to disconnect my cable line again which has been spliced twice since we started so I have covered it with a cement sidewalk block and crossed my fingers.
We should be nearing the roof tomorrow and I have yet to run down windows and a door. I will be a busy little man for the next few days.

I have about 100 things on my list and I hope to cross off about 5 or them tomorrow.<g>
Cheers
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner



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teenagewoodworker

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#1 posted 2268 days ago

thanks for the update. everything starts with a good foundation and you’ve got a good one here to build off of.

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SM

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#2 posted 2268 days ago

Oh, neat, it has a foot! A nice surprise. I like the little alcove for the tree. You must be feeling that it is now really going to happen. Good luck and thanks, with all the other demands, for posting.
SM

-- SM

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pyromedic602

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#3 posted 2268 days ago

Congrats! I know for it had a new meaning and feeling of excitement when it actually goes from paper to reality. I know you are excited. Good luck with all the little thing that pop up. Have fun.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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Karson

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#4 posted 2268 days ago

Looking great Bob.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2268 days ago

About time, huh? I know what it feels like having things finally moving.

Looks like 6” walls? Great for insulation.

Were you going to run dust collection under the floor?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2268 days ago

Finally!!!! It is nice to plan and dream but the reality of the project finally hits home when you see nails being driven and sawdust flying. The construction is off to a great start and this should be more fun than the design phase.

Have fun and keep us posted.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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ChicoWoodnut

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#7 posted 2268 days ago

This looks like it is coming together nicely. Can’t wait to see some walls.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Dorje

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#8 posted 2268 days ago

YES!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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gator9t9

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#9 posted 2268 days ago

“It won’t be long now .”

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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Tony

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#10 posted 2268 days ago

Thanks for the update Bob. It is surprising what a difference the floor joists make – they were fast – but I guess thats why you pay the professionals. keep the updates coming.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Tony

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#11 posted 2268 days ago

Hi Bob, I know this may be a little late and I might have misread the plans, but the entrance door looks like a standard 900mm/35”. I was just wondering if you might have considered a slightly wider door say 1500mm/59” it will make life easier to get the big machines in and out, also if you make a project that is wider than 800mm (because of the door jam and trim) you might have problems getting the thing out?

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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mrtrim

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#12 posted 2268 days ago

looking real good bob !

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Bob #2

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#13 posted 2268 days ago

Gary: the joists are 8” and yes I’m going to run a 6” pvc pipe to the saw station.
I will run the rest of the line along the open side of the floor to the DC and use drops from the wall to the main trunk.

Tony: they want $659.00 for a 42” (1066 mm) I’m working on that right now.
We should see the walls completed today after the insulation and floor goes down.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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mrtrim

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#14 posted 2268 days ago

bob is it an option for you to buy 2 2/0 slabs and an aftermarket threshhold , and build your own jambs ?

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#15 posted 2268 days ago

Mr. Trim: that is an option I am considering today. Even if I frame for a 42” opening and slam in a used 36 for now Ican tackle it later when the heat is off me. Right now I seem to be the errand boay around here getting mnaterials and rounding up compressors and the like.
I hav yet to sketch up the elelctrical and the permit is pulled.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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