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Jerry

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375 days ago

Well, we are going at a snails pace. We aim to build with cash so our next planned progress will be estimated October through November, maybe moving in by Thanksgiving.

At this time we have poured the foundation for an 80 by 40 with 11’ tall side walls. The center peak will be around 16’.

I have been designing layout on sketchup. I am finding that a year down the road we might be considering adding a lean 2 on the 80’ length adding another 80 by 15 or so making it 80 by 55. Looking at the design and you will see my reasoning for a future addition. My current design houses all of our tools/machines. The 80 gallon compressor and our 5hp DC will be housed on lean 2 on outside of shop so they are not taking up space inside at all.

Here are some pics of slab and also some of my anticipated design. Let me know what you all think.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net


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#1 posted 375 days ago

more pics

Our girls and our family dog playing in the rain on the new shop floor

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#2 posted 375 days ago

design pics:

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#3 posted 375 days ago

So down the road I would like to add a CNC from an auction more likely. I am also considering adding a Unique 250 again from an auction but I plan to keep our 4 shapers if we add the Unique 250 so this is the reason I think we will be adding onto the shop in the future. But the addition should be relatively simple for the most part.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#4 posted 375 days ago

So our plan of action, just a pending plan so we will see since we are doing all of our own work.

Our current job should complete first week of August. Then we have another kitchen lined up that should take us through the first or second week of September. Then we have another 3 week job that should take us to first week of October. My goal is to schedule the building completion for October through Thanksgiving since that might be a window of opportunity. Then again, we might just sell more jobs so who knows.

We used 3 1/2” used oil field pipe for columns, we will utilize 4” and 8” C purlin and I beam Truss with R panel skin. Then run electricity and some plumbing. Goal will be to do whatever is necessary to get moved in and operational while remaining a safe operation, while being able to finish out much of the building throughout the following few months after we move in. Such as framing in the break room.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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GrandpaLen

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#5 posted 374 days ago

Jerry,

That’s quite an ambitious undertaking, but what a Great work space you’ll have.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 374 days ago

Wow, thats going to be one nice shop. Looks like you are off to a great start. Its going to be terrific. Keep us posted.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 374 days ago

Wow!. That’s an ambitious project. It’s going to big a big one.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 374 days ago

Thanks guys for the comments. I get anxious and the hardest part of the project is just having patience. Thanks.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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