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Shop of my Dreams #1: The Beginning

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Blog entry by bondogaposis posted 09-22-2015 04:58 PM 1495 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been dreaming of having a stand alone shop with adequate wiring and and heat for most of my life. Now it is becoming a reality. It will be 24×32 w/ 10’ ceilings and a 12’ wide carport on each end. This is the progress to date. I’ll add more to the blog as different phases are complete.

This is the field prior to breaking ground.

Excavation work.

Footing.

Foundation.

Foundation has been backfilled.

-- Bondo Gaposis



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Mosquito

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#1 posted 09-22-2015 05:11 PM

Sweeeeeeeet! Excited to watch this come together

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#2 posted 09-22-2015 05:26 PM

Very exciting! Sweet plot of land you’ve got. Very jealous of the land and the upcoming shop.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#3 posted 09-22-2015 05:46 PM

Magnificent view and location! Yoy’re certainly on your way to a wonderful shop. The size will accommodate plenty of furnishings and tools.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#4 posted 09-22-2015 06:42 PM

Awesome, bondo! I can only dream of a shop that size and views that good.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#5 posted 09-22-2015 10:33 PM

Wow!!! It sure looks like it will be worth the wait. Enjoy!

-- Art

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#6 posted 09-22-2015 11:52 PM

Congrats ! You deserve a nice shop and the view looks fantastic.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 09-23-2015 02:54 AM

Congrats and wonderful progress todate

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 09-23-2015 03:25 AM

What a great place for a shop!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 09-24-2015 12:48 AM

Let me know when it will be ready for a visit, been working on mine for almost 4 years! Klaus told me to stop already and get building! Took his advise and working on my bench so that I can do that famous Bondo Pose!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 09-24-2015 08:48 PM

Wow Bondo! Nice!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#11 posted 09-24-2015 11:05 PM

Question is, having seen you raise the bar for a “completed” workbench standard… what are you going to do finishing a shop?

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#12 posted 09-25-2015 02:02 AM

THAT is gonna be a nice shop!

And that VIEW? WOWIE WOW WOW … FANTASTIC !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 09-25-2015 10:41 AM

Awesome!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#14 posted 10-06-2015 01:50 AM

Are you building it yourself, if you need a handy man I’m on my way….great start green with envy!

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#15 posted 10-24-2015 12:09 AM

Very exciting!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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