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Woodburn, OR 97071
United States

The shop is coming along slowly but surely. Passed my first inspections a little over a week ago, (about Oct. 29, 2010) for electrical and structure. Sorry to say there is no plumping in this shop. I had left the 3/4 plywood on the floor loose until after the inspections so the inspector could look at wiring and structure under the floor, and I still have to put in insulation under the floor. I also didn’t trim out the outside as the inspector wanted to see the nailing of the siding as this is this is part of the structural strength of the whole building.

So over the last week between rain showers and working I have trimmed out the entire exterior with the exception of some of the trim around the large double doors. I have also added screening for vents under the eaves. I have maybe 80% of the caulking done on the exterior and should be ready to start painting with a few days of good weather.

Added a few pics on 11/8/10, 3 of the photo’s show the home that was there in various stages of demo, the other 2 pics shows construction of the new shop on the old mobile home frame. Other photos during construction seem to be lost somewhere on an older computer. The photo of the exterior of the shop was taken this morning. I tried to load one of the interior but it said that I couldn’t load pics over 5M.
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this shows the double doors and loading dock….this is in photobucket but does not show all of the photo, the right half is cut off, does anyone know what I’m doing wrong?
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This shows the inside standing at the double doors
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This shows the inside looking toward the double doors
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This show my dust collection, a clear vue, boy was that 5 horse motor a bugger to get up there by myself, is it ever loud, I will be building a closet around it, I will be using the gray squirrel cage blower in a shop built air filter
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This trash can would collapse when the DC was on so I made a ring out of OSB and 2×2s and screwed in on from the inside of the can, works good!
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showing the inside of the front double doors
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showing how the floor is insulated, I staple black plastic fabric that is similar to landscaping fabric between the floor joist then put in the R-19 insulation, sure will be glad when this is done
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showing how the floor joist are attached to the frame rails, you can also see grounding wire that is attached to the frame
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These shows the tie downs that go into an I bean that is bolted to the frame, when I started this I went to the city, they said go to the state and they said go to the city and back and forth I went, so I started the shop, then the state said they would do the plans, so I took my plans in after the roof was on, and they said the doors were to close to the corners, and that I needed 4 feet from a corner to a door or window, this was for sheer panels that give the structure strength in high winds or earthquakes, but if I have it engineered out if might work, so after $350 for an engineer and about $200 for I beams, bolts and nuts and a sore back, they are very heavy, this is what you see. There is an I bean at both ends of the shop.
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This shows the relay for the dust collector

Sorry to say the right half of most of the photos has been cut off, is there anyone out there who can help solve this?

http://s1110.photobucket.com/albums/h443/orsillac/

I will add more photos as I get farther along.

-- Steve in Oregon,


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sillac

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#1 posted 11-08-2010 12:07 AM

Just as a little teaser and to peak your interest, my shop is built on the the frame of an old mobile home, (got it for free, I manage a Mobile Home Community and it was one that was so far gone that we were going to demo it, so I saved the bones) that was 60 feet long, I cut it down to 48 feet and it is 13 1/2 feet wide on the outside. I am a novice woodworker but very detail orientated, have made a few things that I thought turned out pretty good.

Yes I know I need to post some pics of what it is looking like and I will if you really want to see something that is only partly done. Also just how detailed should one be in describing ones shop?

-- Steve in Oregon,

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 02:12 AM

Sillac, it is always fun to be able to watch a shop’s evolution. Construction blogs are always well received. If you have the time how about posting some pictures of your shop’s development.

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

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GaryL

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#3 posted 11-08-2010 02:16 AM

That’s a good idea to refab an old mobile home into a shop. Main structure is already there, just refit it to suit your needs. I agree with Scott, this would make a great blog to see the steps involved, not being a standard stick built shop.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#4 posted 11-08-2010 02:31 AM

Hey Sillac,
Progress pics would be nice here.

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Splinterman

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#5 posted 11-09-2010 01:04 AM

Hey Sillac,
Now that is cool….that will be one mean shop when it’s done…good one.

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dbhost

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#6 posted 11-09-2010 05:03 PM

Now that’s better. As far as posting from Photobucket, I am not really sure. I use Webshots instead (photobucket annoyed me to no end a while back). I know I had to use the 500 pixel size option when I generated my image link in Webshots to make it come out right in my workshop post…

Now back to my original comment. That is VERY cool. I have a friend that did something similar with a double wide frame. But as a very large dog kennel (I know a couple of couples that are dog breeders, and no we aren’t talking puppy mills, these folks baby those dogs!) His trailer wasn’t nearly as far gone as yours was. So that is without a doubt a great save!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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sillac

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#7 posted 11-09-2010 11:34 PM

I looked at the camera and it was set on 11.5M, I changed it to 5M, so hopefully my next posts will be better and show the whole photo. I may even go retake some of these and re post them, but it’s raining like you wouldn’t believe right now.

And a big thanks to those who leave a message that they have looked at my shop.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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sillac

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#8 posted 11-10-2010 04:29 AM

Well I took more photos at 5M, and they up load to photobucket just fine but still get cut off in LJ??

-- Steve in Oregon,

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Dez

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#9 posted 11-10-2010 06:00 AM

Nice re-use, that should make a very comfortable shop!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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sillac

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#10 posted 11-11-2010 05:53 AM

Hey Splinterman, where is your shop????? We want to see photos of it.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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Robsshop

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#11 posted 11-12-2010 06:38 AM

Hey Steve,looks like You are well on Your way to making that work shop WORK ! Thats pretty industrial of You to re-purpose a structure like that and wow, where do I sign up for a FREE BUILDING !!!( LOL). Your dust collection looks impressive so far and really looking forward to seeing the progress of Your shop renovation. Ounce again hope things are moving along and If You have any more ? about My shop feel free to ask ! ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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stefang

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#12 posted 11-15-2010 02:04 PM

Hi Steve. I can see from your wonderful shop building, the dust collection system and everything you have done so far, that you are or soon will be a premium woodworker. Congratulations on such a great beginning and I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it. I’m sure you will never regret hooking up with LJ where you can get inspiration 24/7.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 11-16-2010 04:51 PM

This baby is coming along nicely! Look fwd to seeing the finished Product! Love the cyclone!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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slooper

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#14 posted 11-18-2010 08:05 AM

So this is what it would look like! Interesting, I had the same idea before I bought my portable building but didn’t yet have the land to park it on. Now that I do have land I throw the idea around in my head from time to time thinking that the added space would be a boon to my shop experience as well as make it portable. I’d cut it down to 40’ (so I wouldn’t need a permit to move it) and also make sure that everything could be “locked down,” kind of like in an RV, so it could be easily moved to a job site. After all, everything in my shop is on wheels, why not the shop as well?

Anyway, I’m impressed you had the fortitude to get through the messy demo phase and put together a nice shop. Very cool.

-Slooper

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dbhost

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#15 posted 11-23-2010 05:42 PM

On the images thing, for starters I just want to be clear, I do NOT use Photobucket, I use Webshots. So my frame of reference is there…

For my shop tour, I use the 525 pixel wide link option and do not get cut off. Sorry to post my pics here, but I wanted to illustrate the difference to you…

600 pixel image.

500 pixel image.

425 pixel image.

The Shop Tours are set up so that they are in a sort of column, of limited width, so I use the narrower image (most of the time when I remember to do it right) to keep from getting it cropped off…

I believe 5M pixels is 1024*5=5120 pixels. I am sure the forum software reduces that somewhat prior to displaying it, but it is still far too large to properly display online. 5M pixels is a fairly high resolution and is really best for print. So keep bumping it down…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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