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My workshop was sold and a new one begins. I broke ground the first part of April and hope to have it shelled in by the end of April. I have spent months reviewing blogs to come up with ideas and hope that I have picked from some of the best. I do woodworking for a hobby but have remodeled several of my own homes along the way. I started in high school and have never stopped enjoying working with wood or any DIY project that came my way. Can’t say I care much for plumbing or drywall but I have done quite a bit of it in my day.

This build is for retirement which I hope happens in three years depending on how much of my money I get to keep and how much I have to give to the government.

The footings are poured, and the floor has the forms set. Now we wait for the weather to get good enough to pour the floor.

Comments, suggestions are welcome. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to post your experiences so the lessor skilled can learn from the masters!

-- Gary, Central Illinois


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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 04-12-2013 05:57 PM

Sweet! How big is it gonna be?

Looks like pretty country up there too.

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Dakkar

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#2 posted 04-12-2013 07:10 PM

Yes, it looks like you’ve got plenty of space for it there. Keep us posted.

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#3 posted 04-12-2013 09:45 PM

Thanks everyone. What you can’t see in the pictures is the house being built right next to the shop. I bought eight acres and the house and shop will be located on the front part of the land. There is a pond, stream, and woods out the back of the shop. I settled on 30’ x 40’ for the shop, the boss told me that was the limit. I am located in central Illinois and we are located just a mile south of a small town off I72 about Miles East of Springfield. Far enough away that you have to fight the deer for the right of way.

-- Gary, Central Illinois

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Dakkar

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#4 posted 04-13-2013 03:53 AM

30’x40’? I can safely say 99% of us jocks are in deep envy. That’s going to be nice, and new construction at that.

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#5 posted 06-01-2013 10:09 PM

Well it has been a while since I have had the time to update this. It has rained, rained, rained, and did I say rain. The worst year in a long time for spring weather. Things have been moving along, the shop structure was a one day build by Coachouse (Amish Built), and thank goodness it rained the next day. They picked the only day in three weeks that we didn’t get some kind of rain. I have been busy wiring and running the plumbing. I have only two more circuits to rough in and then the inspector will come to approve the rough in. After that it will be insulation, then OSB for the walls, still haven’t decided what to do for the ceiling. I won’t do drywall myself or for that matter hang 8’ sheets of anything anymore on the ceiling. Would have in my youth, so I will let price dictate what I put on the ceiling. After that I paint, then hang the lights. With work and the weather this is going to be a long process. It will be worth it in the end, I have always wanted a shop like this and have saved for it accordingly. I have 38 circuits run, every 4’ doing 20a 110 and 20A 220 alternating down the walls. I have put in four 30A 220 with one being in the ceiling. I will try to be a little more timely on updates.

-- Gary, Central Illinois

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#6 posted 10-29-2013 06:45 PM

hey now you are just down the road from me! (peoria) good luck to you!

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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