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Workshop by twoblacklabs posted 01-15-2011 04:50 PM 1361 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is my workup drawings of my new shop front. To say the very least, my shop needs work in order to make it functional.



My tentative layout design.

Incidentally, I had difficulty finding CAD symbols for the power equipment so I drew them myself, based on the samples in Wood magazine. They are to scale can be .dwg or .dxf if you would like them. 2d only. Just let me know if you need them.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?


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#1 posted 01-15-2011 04:56 PM

Thats going to be a nice shop.

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 04:57 PM

Thanks

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 07:33 PM

This looks like you have planned your shop well and I am sure it is going to be a fun process to complete the build. I am looking forward to taking a tour of the shop when you get it ready for pictures.

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

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 07:37 PM

Looks Good :) How did you do the Plans?

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 07:50 PM

Thanks. Vectorworks. I used be in residential architecture years ago and still have the program. Just rough working drawings. They are for me, not for production. That is why the crosshatch patterns aren’t precise.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#6 posted 01-16-2011 05:47 AM

Hey Labs,
Looks like one sweet little set-up…nice job.

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 09:44 AM

Looks like your a man with a plan. I like your diagrams. They will be great to look back on years from now when your shop has evoloved beyond your expectations…....When I plan something, I throw it agaiinst the wall and hope is sticks. Your layout will come together. Good luck…...

-- mike...............

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#8 posted 02-26-2011 04:06 PM

NICE!!! Hey… Have you happened to get a price on materials if I may ask? I am wanting to build a workshop myself. I am working out of my garage now. I see we are from around the same area.

-- The Lord guides my way. Though sometimes I stray, I know he is always with me!

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#9 posted 09-27-2011 06:14 AM

Haven’t been able to work on the shop until recently. Slow but steady progress.

I had establish a new foundation wall on the north (main entrance/eave side) in order to start the door/wall process. While I had intended to build forms and pour concrete, I was talked into using concrete blocks. However, since I have no experience with concrete blocks, it turned out less than stellar. So this evening, my 6 y/o daughter and I busted it all out. She with a 3 pound sledge and me with the much bigger one. She enjoyed banging away despite little progress.

Next, I ripped plywood for the forms and set them up. A quick trip to Menard’s and $13 later I had 4 bags of 4000 psi concrete. Although my neighbors probably were not thrilled, I mixed and poured at 10:30 pm. Looks good even though it’s only one side. Tomorrow, I will complete the other half. While I don’t mind pouring at night, the scraping of the hoe while mixing was surely too loud for the neighbors.

Should I care? They don’t try to be quite while I sleep during the day after a long 12 hour shift.

Anyway, if I get the other side completed tomorrow, hopefully I can start framing in the new walls in a few days. Looking forward to it.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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