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setting up the new shop #15: on with the show

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Blog entry by thedude50 posted 931 days ago 3746 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: RAISE THE ROOF THE RESTORATION OF THE SHED HELP FROM LJ BUDDY Part 15 of setting up the new shop series Part 16: the shed is water tight and is ready for shingles just in time for our first rain »

the loft is made and the final bit of siding needs to get done the gable ends need the top on them and the roof is half way done with the sheeting . I got a new drill and a new router table this is getting to the point where i can tell i am going to begin working the wood very soon here are some photos
the loft is 8×10 and uses the f feet to the top of the shed to a great advantage and if the wife kkicks me out a nice place to sleep

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 931 days ago

Coming right along!

Somehow, I expected the roof to be next… but, you went for walls…
Does that give it more rigidity & strength for the roof?

You going to have one of the lil attic ladders so you can Hide-a-way? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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thedude50

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#2 posted 931 days ago

i did it how i was taught i never asked why but it seems to stiffen the structure and makes it like a drum the roof is under way i just didn’t get photos before dark thirty and i was out in the shop packing things for storage and trying to put the new drill press together that took 30 minutes Ill tell ya Joe the fit of the powermatic equipment

is awesome

also note the items around the saw for flipping homes is there in the wood-shop I want it in the shed or on a property site where i can make some money

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thedude50

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#3 posted 931 days ago

didnt see the last line but no ill keep the ladder in the shed so i dont need to make another to climb up I just use the little giant

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#4 posted 930 days ago

its getting there.

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#5 posted 930 days ago

Looking good so far… Just keep the high winds away until you get all the sheathing / decking on tight…

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thedude50

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#6 posted 930 days ago

yes i do hope so but see in the photos i used hurricane straps in the entire structure never make the same mistake twice

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#7 posted 930 days ago

Hey Dude,

I just thought of something! (really!) LOL

You could mount a strong Beam just under the roof braces, in the middle, to stick out the Front…
Have a good sized Pulley on the end of it, etc.
Of course, the upper section going into the attic would have to be able to be Opened up, like a door…
Basically a Lift where you pile a small pallet with stuff to be stored, pull on rope to lift it up to the attic entrance, then climb your ladder to unload it into attic!

Something like that… They way they used for barns!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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thedude50

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#8 posted 930 days ago

actually i thought of that but the beam would cost as much as the whole shed so i scratched that idea great idea though glad we thought of it separately great minds think alike the whole shed cost me under a grand the kit i based it on assembled sells at lowes for 2900 and i made my loft 2 times as big and my walls re higher using 8 foot studs instead of 7 foot in the kit plus i have hurricane straps and a bigger foundation mine is 4×6 and the kit is 4×4 thanks for your input joe hows the weather in so cal it was 60 here today we are in heaven if it gets much warmer the trees will turn to blossoms

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#9 posted 929 days ago

A barn raising, great progress. You will have a shop in no time.

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 929 days ago

Dude:

WOW! That’s a lot of MONEY for such a beam! Had no idea!

Weather here has been great the last few days! 70’s… 71.6 right now.
Wish we could bottle it… LOL

Looking good!

Hey! You could still have Attic doors up there on the outside… and use your LADDER from there!!
... unless you’re going through a hole in the ceiling… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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thedude50

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#11 posted 929 days ago

the loft is 4 feet back from the front door and is 8 feet long and 10 feet wide with a 5 foor space to the roof in the middle lower on the sides we are supposed to get this done tomorrow

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