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Blog entry by changeoffocus posted 06-30-2014 10:39 PM 1503 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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#1 posted 06-30-2014 11:04 PM

Looking Good Bob, Keep them coming.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 07-01-2014 12:29 AM

I enjoy watching your progress.

-- Art

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#3 posted 07-01-2014 12:59 AM

Definite progress. I’m interested in seeing the next installment.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 07-01-2014 09:26 AM

That old building is looking beautiful with your restoration work Bob. What an immense project this must be. I like that you are saving this building. In the past builders always tried give their work some aesthetic value which greatly improved the looks of their projects. Many of them are well worth saving and I think this one sure is too. I don’t think many of todays industrial buildings will be worth saving, so who knows, maybe some of the older buildings like this one will still be around after newer ones have been demolished and forgotten.

There has been a series in the online English newspaper The Daily mail recently showing all the deserted, dilapidated buildings in Detroit and other areas in the post industrial U.S.A. that I find very disheartening and even disturbing. I hope America will be making things on a large scale again someday instead of just being a consumer nation making other nations wealthy while falling into debt.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-01-2014 03:06 PM

That’s great Bob! What a massive project you and your family took on! It takes a real “eye” to see the possibilities in property like this.
Can’t wait to read more!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 07-01-2014 07:33 PM

Like everyone else … waiting for the next installment :-)

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

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#7 posted 07-01-2014 10:30 PM

Thanks everyone, I will try not to disappoint anyone.
Thank you for the words of concern for the rust belt. I am ashamed to see what has happened to Detroit and the entire Midwest.
I’ve made a living working for the industrial sector for many years, foundries, chemical plants etc., they become more scarce every year, fortunately we have a lot of medical device and apparatus manufactures who see the value in the strong work ethic and cheap energy in this part of the country. This business is fueled by us old guys whose parts are wearing out so it too will have a life cycle.

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#8 posted 07-03-2014 12:28 AM

good to see you are cleaning up the old rust
and clearing out a good space for yourself

your work will show it

nice workshop
with plenty of room
for future expansion

or at least a chair to take a break in

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 07-04-2014 05:51 AM

What a great opportunity that came about for you to set uo a wonder shop area

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

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#10 posted 07-14-2014 03:12 AM

Hey Bob, That is a fantastic old building and is so good to know that it is being rejuvenated rather than demolished.
A great story as well.
You sure are a sucker for punishment, but the end result will be very worth it.
Don Havlock and Tony Caritaa put me up to this, and I am looking forward to more.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 07-18-2014 03:49 AM

Nice job Bob. We have a few old brewerys here where I’m from. Dicks Beer, all of the old buildings are still there. They have a similar construction/masonry style as yours. Dicks Beer was bigger than Anheyseur Bush back in the day.

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#12 posted 07-22-2014 11:54 PM


That is a wonderful old building. I can just imigian the awesome space in there to work and also have a wood shop. I barely remember the aircraft hangers I worked in.

Hope your wood shop is bigger then my one car garage. lol

Thanks for your help too.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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