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David Freed

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10-23-2016 10:21 PM

Here’s some pics of the progress on my soon to be expanded shop if anyone is interested. I’ve done 95% of the work by myself in my “spare” time (long days) over the past month.

-- David, Southern Indiana


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#1 posted 10-23-2016 10:52 PM

Nice work, David. That’s allot of heavy lifting for one man. Looks like you’ll be doubling the amount of space you have. I’ll bet it’s filled up in no time.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#2 posted 10-24-2016 12:26 AM

Nice progress. I wish I could still do stuff like that. i can’t lift a 3/4 sheet of plywood off the floor any more.
T was thinking you were going to pour a concrete floor from the first shots, but I be the 2×6 construction is a lot cheaper.

You sure will have a lot more room!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 10-24-2016 10:09 PM

Thanks. I’m going to build cabinets. Compared to most of the shops in this area I’m starting on a shoestring in a shoe box.

-- David, Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 01:24 PM

David,

Kudos on the new space! Where abouts in Indiana are you? I’m just over the river (I guess what you guys would call the “wrong side”).

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#5 posted 10-26-2016 08:27 AM



David,

Kudos on the new space! Where abouts in Indiana are you? I m just over the river (I guess what you guys would call the “wrong side”).

- Dustin


I live SW of Bloomington. I’m headed your direction this am delivering cabinets.

-- David, Southern Indiana

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#6 posted 10-27-2016 07:12 AM

A little more progress. I got my “crew” (some of the guys from one of the cabinet shops I work for) to help on the roof joists today. Their 2 hours of work saved me 2 or 3 days.

-- David, Southern Indiana

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#7 posted 11-06-2016 01:01 AM

Here’s Fridays progress. To get the bubble insulation over the roof, I tied a string to a small block of wood, wrapped the end of the insulation around a 5’ long 1/2” x 1 1/2”, and c-clamped that to the other end of the string. I would throw the block over the building and then go up on top and pull the string up.

I used my flatbed trailer to work from to be able to reach better.
!

-- David, Southern Indiana

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#8 posted 11-06-2016 01:11 AM

I started today building a wall. I didn’t want to be on the roof with frost on everything with the thermometer at 34*. I built it in 2 sections for easier handling.

First pic is how I start every day. Second is a brain fart I discovered when I laid out the pieces; The bottom plate needs to be 104 – 37.75 = 64.25 headscratch.gif.

66.25 worked better in the third pic of the finished wall.

Got the roof finished and called it a day.

-- David, Southern Indiana

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#9 posted 11-20-2016 06:52 PM

-- David, Southern Indiana

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