Workshop construction from dream to reality. #3: breaking ground

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Blog entry by DalyArcher posted 05-02-2016 04:19 PM 1753 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: It begins! Part 3 of Workshop construction from dream to reality. series Part 4: gravel and forms »

Saturday morning I was finally able to coordinate my time with a friend with a tractor and we set to work exercising the stump left from the large pine which was felled. The machine was admittedly small for the task at hand, but I was limited to the size I could get in the back yard. I only have about 7 feet between my house and the neighbours fence.

I did not think a pine tree would have so many tap roots! We found a half dozen roots as large as my forearm running straight down. We had to undermine the stump with a shovel and just keep working at it until it broke loose. 4 hours later and it was finally free!

We then set to work with rough lay out and excavating for the thickened edge slab:

I now have a large pile of dirt that the little guy loves, was climbing to the top of it not 3 minutes after being outside. I also have a large piece of “New Age Yard Art” I am going to try to sell on Craigslist to offset the cost of the shop build:

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#1 posted 05-03-2016 08:13 AM

How cool is this, look fwd to seeing your progress. Nice stump….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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