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304 days ago

Shop down II
Just updates.

Shop down I

A quick visit to the work shop, the other day.
Not exactly a smile maker…
(For those who don’t know the shop is being renovated by the owner).

This is what once was the entrance.
The wooden floor is gone and they are about to start hammering up the brick floor.

Here a look down the basement under.
Left side the old brick construction and right the boards ready for the new concrete floor.
So things do happen.

In the work shop.

Shit seems to happen also…

View out from the bathroom.

What used to be the kitchen.

Here in the back room it is easy to see the old construction is not well.
The beams are rusty and swollen so much they have pushed up the bricks between them.

And finally here where my glass wall usually stands.

Kind of depressing to come and see the shop like this, but nothing that a good beer at the local pub can’t handle.

Still smile, now just with more patience.

Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 304 days ago

you will really enjoy the shop
when it is fixed up right

you will also have new and improved ideas
when you get to set it up again
(i do hope they give you a better toilet
than that wheelbarrow)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 303 days ago

Mads, looks like a fine dark ale. You’ll be back in the saddle soon, and the shop will be better than before. Cheers.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#3 posted 303 days ago

Mads, you have get it down to bare supports before building it back up. It looks like quite a project and may take some time. Find that bar and keep the beer flowing until you can again cut wood! I wish I was drinking one with you, my friend!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 303 days ago

Indeed, take heart. good things come to those who wait, and not just ketchup.

Do you have local shops you can borrow time at in the meantime? I saw the blog about one I think, but I don’t know where it was.

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#5 posted 303 days ago

Mads my friend

It is just minor set back and will have you appreachiate the shop that much more once you get in there and everything works right.

I would love to come see you some day.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#6 posted 303 days ago

It is good to get it done and make sure things are safe. I’m sure you can find ways to get a few projects done.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 303 days ago

beer…the cause and solution for all of life’s problems! Hope you get your shop back soon!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 303 days ago

looks like a lot of work and a big mess.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 303 days ago

The butterfly will come out soon :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 303 days ago

wow… they poured concrete between steel I beams? is that what I see? and then they laid brick on top?

I’ve read about older buildings that failed because of the materials used to make the bricks and concrete.
Have you heard anything? I’m also curious….are they going to put the bricks back down?

man, I knew this was going to be a big project. Cheers to you my LJ bud,..... this is kind of exciting!

look forward to seeing more progress.

-- mark

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#11 posted 303 days ago

This, too, shall pass. Keep good thoughts.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 303 days ago

It used to be like this.
No, they will not restore it like this.
They will make new concrete slabs and let the slabs go into the wall.
Then they will put tiles or wood on top.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 303 days ago

That looks like a good beer.
I’m missing the good Chimay I used to get when I worked in Belgium sometimes.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#14 posted 303 days ago

Thanks for the update on the shop. Any idea how long it will be before you can move back in?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#15 posted 303 days ago

Was just in there now, here you can see the old construction.

Here the basement under my shop.

And YES a new concrete floor in the shop.

Ok the rest is still quite a mess…

But I am full optimism and smiles now.

Doug, after new year they say.
Yes, it will be a place of butterflies and I am really looking forward.

Thank you all for the thoughts.

Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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