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My new shop is getting finished (I know that a shop is never finished but alsways is in transition)

by b2rtch
posted 07-03-2010 02:37 PM


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charlie48

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#1 posted 07-03-2010 02:43 PM

Bert, looking good, keep us posted as your shop progresses.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 07-03-2010 02:54 PM

Nice job! Looks to be a nice size, too. Gonna insulate it? Heat?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 07-03-2010 02:58 PM

This is looking pretty good. You are going to have a really nice shop space in which to work when you are done.

Keep us posted on the progress. It is fun to watch a shop’s evolution.

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

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b2rtch

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#4 posted 07-03-2010 02:59 PM

Yes the shop will be fully insulated and I shall have an air/conditioner heater and a wood stove so that ii can be used all year long.
The air compressor and dust collector will installed outside for noise and dust isolation

-- Bert

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 07-03-2010 03:24 PM

I’m envious. Looks like it will be great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Abbott

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#6 posted 07-03-2010 03:54 PM

Very nice!!!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 07-03-2010 03:57 PM

It is going to be a great shop. Looking forward to your progress! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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GMman

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#8 posted 07-03-2010 05:43 PM

Great job, nice size ….you’re going to enjoy that new shop alot.

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b2rtch

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#9 posted 07-03-2010 06:17 PM

Thank you all

-- Bert

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edgarO

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#10 posted 07-03-2010 06:21 PM

very nice.

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DAWG

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#11 posted 07-04-2010 08:43 PM

Looks great thanks for the pictures and keep ‘um coming.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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jusfine

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#12 posted 07-04-2010 09:32 PM

Your concrete slab looks like it is 8” thick, am I imagining that? Or do you have access to free concrete supply?

I don’t think I have ever seen walls being framed and raised in this area without sheathing (keeps them square and you eliminate the lateral bracing), is that common in your area?

So many possibilities in a brand new building!
You could run your Dust Collection piping in the attic space, and keep your ceilings full height…

All the best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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b2rtch

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#13 posted 07-04-2010 09:44 PM

The slab is 6.00” thick.
I am going to lay all the dust collection piping and the wire to connect the machines on the floor and then I shall build a floor on the top of it with 3/4 tongue and grove plywood on the top of everything.
Everything will be removable, just in case..

-- Bert

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brunob

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#14 posted 07-04-2010 09:52 PM

If you are planning on having a lathe, I’d stick with the concrete. It will vibrate even the best of plywood. My thickness sander vibrates as well. I’d give a lot for a concrete floor. I speak from experience. My 2 cents.
Three cheers for the heat and AC. Was just out in my shop with the AC on. Outside temp: 89.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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b2rtch

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#15 posted 07-04-2010 10:01 PM

justfine the sheathing is being installed as we speak and the framing is secured to the slab in a very effective way This building is not going anywhere

-- Bert

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jusfine

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#16 posted 07-04-2010 10:11 PM

Bert,
Not questioning the construction in any way, I framed in residential construction for 15 years, just hadn’t seen it before!

Those are serious anchor braces and plates, I like it!

Since my shop in in the loft of our barn, my DC is run under the floor as well, and it is great.

Regarding the lathe comment: After a couple of lag bolts fastening it down, my lathe runs fine on the plywood floor. I do have chunks of 3/4” rubber matting under each of my machines to lessen vibration.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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SCOTSMAN

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#17 posted 07-04-2010 10:18 PM

Been there myself good luck it is one of the best times of your life planning and seeing it come to fruition well done.and enjoy Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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sawblade1

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#18 posted 07-06-2010 05:53 AM

I would advise against running everything under floor as some stationary machines seem to pick up more vibration on wood than on concrete plus removing all of the wiring, d/c, and flooring might pose you a lot more trouble and expense than it is worth. Use strapping to support D/C piping and if you must run 220 to your tablesaw run it from a 1/2 – 3/4 metal conduit across the floor as long as it doesn’t pose a tripping hazard and if it does building a small ramp is not a big challenge. I help people layout wood working shops for efficiency, Please feel free to PM me if you need help

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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NathanAllen

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#19 posted 07-06-2010 04:52 PM

Wish I could get approved to thow up a free standing so close to my neighbors, but until we move out a bit further it would be hell to convincing the city that moving from a 10×8 garden shed to something more substantial, wouldn’t be a burden on them.

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b2rtch

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#20 posted 07-06-2010 04:58 PM

NathanAllen for an extra $4800( the cost of fire resistant walls)I could have build even closer from the property lines. This was my initial planbut to save money I decided to not do it.

-- Bert

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DrDirt

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#21 posted 07-07-2010 06:14 PM

Not sure in your area, but be careful about teh wood burner in the shop. In some areas having a wood burner = No fire insurance coverage. I would just check with my agent and get a thumbs up.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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b2rtch

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#22 posted 07-07-2010 07:10 PM

Dave Nesting ,thank you for the very good advise. I shall check.

-- Bert

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b2rtch

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#23 posted 07-18-2010 10:26 PM

Here are more pictures of my new shop. I just my tools in today!

-- Bert

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JimNEB

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#24 posted 07-18-2010 10:39 PM

Very nice, I’ve been in my new shop for a little over a month and I’m really enjoying it! Have fun…

-- Jim, Nebraska

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559dustdesigns

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#25 posted 07-18-2010 10:57 PM

I’d love to have 10’ walls and the ability to run the dust collection pipes and wiring under a wood floor. Nice shop, I can see you have made a lot of good decisions and must of thought of everything. Whats the plan for the interior walls? I hate my cheap peg board and I wouldn’t want sheet rock. I wish I could afford the time and money to build a french cleat storage system on all my walls. Just my 2 cents.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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pommy

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#26 posted 07-18-2010 11:20 PM

I wish i had the space in my yard to put up something like that and the wife to let me nice shop there bert

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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b2rtch

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#27 posted 07-18-2010 11:28 PM

(Of course)French cleats is in the planning (in case you do not know , I am French)
I am doing all the electricity and plumbing by myself.
I shall do the sheet-rock with the friend and the painting with my wife.

-- Bert

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b2rtch

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#30 posted 07-19-2010 12:41 AM

WOO-HOO !!!

-- -- Neil

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