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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 01-02-2019 10:20 PM 899 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well its been a while from my last post. The Central Valley of Tennessee has received record rain so far this year. Normally it’s 53 inches so far this yr, 65 inches I’ve been being as patient as I can. After 23 yrs in Southern California with hardly no rain it’s been interesting. It can rain all it wants after we’re up and running lol.

They delivered the materials the day after Christmas and today I received a call he will start erecting on Friday

We’re super excited and will post pics as we go. Of course Sako our Lab is out there inspecting. Lol

Thx for looking.

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



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 01-02-2019 10:26 PM

yes Ken this has been a record breaking year on east coast please dont let it scare you away looking forward to following along with your build :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Skylark53

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#2 posted 01-02-2019 10:48 PM

Welcome to Tennessee Ken. The weather here is predictably unpredictable. Best wishes with the new shop.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 01-02-2019 11:06 PM

Hi Ken, Blondie, and Sako!

Sounds like you will be able to setup a nice veggie garden and NOT worry about WATERING IT!!
Great for tomatoes, etc.

What kind of foundation is your shop going to be on? No concrete slab, by the looks of it…

Do you have plans / pics of what it is going to look like?

It will be very interesting watching it go up… little by little…

Thank you for the update!

Happy New Year! You’re getting off to a NICE start! :)

Take care…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 01-02-2019 11:49 PM

I’ve learned they do the slab after its up to wrap poles in concrete. 5 inch slap 2700 psi with rebar. There is a pic on first blog Joe.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 01-02-2019 11:55 PM



I ve learned they do the slab after its up to wrap poles in concrete. 5 inch slap 2700 psi with rebar. There is a pic on first blog Joe.

- Ken90712

Very interesting… Hard to understand how it can EASILY be done… Will wait and see… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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lew

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#6 posted 01-03-2019 12:06 AM

Must be quite a change for a California family..

LOoking forward to seeing the shop build progress.

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

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rastapunkscramble

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#7 posted 01-03-2019 12:10 AM

nice! keep the progress pics coming!

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justoneofme

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#8 posted 01-03-2019 01:20 AM

What a super way to start off the NewYear Ken. I’m with you … once your shop is built it can rain all it wants! Living on Vancouver Island, we’re used to all that wet stuff. Enjoy wearing rubber boots … lol!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 01-03-2019 02:26 AM

It’s exciting to have the opportunity to build your dream shop… again. About 4 years ago, I built my dream shop for the last time. Couldn’t be happier. I’m sure you will be the same way. Look forward to your updates. Congrats buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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mafe

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#10 posted 01-03-2019 09:24 AM

Hi Ken,
Happy newyear again, to both of you.
Good boy Sako! Keep an eye on the tools. ;-)
Look forward to follow the build and you building on the shop.
It must be like being eight years old at Christmas.
I can imagine the place in summer, with all the trees and green fields – wauuu.
There are no bad weather, only bad clothes…
Smiles,
Mads

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

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NormG

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#11 posted 01-03-2019 09:47 PM

Have a wonderful time with the build

Here in Central Virginia so much rain ha kept me from redoing the footing for my shop.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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stefang

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#12 posted 01-04-2019 03:54 PM

A rainy climate is good a real blessing to a woodworker Ken. More time in the shop, less time gardening. I can see why you are so excited. It looks to be a pretty good sized shop judging from the materials delivered. Can’t wait to the build!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 01-04-2019 06:02 PM

Ken,

I know what you mean by a lot of rain there…..I lived in Tennessee for 20 years, and we averaged back then about 63-65” of rain a year….!! After 20 years there, I moved to the mountains of Arkansas….I think we get as much rain here as we did in Tn…Been here now going on 17 years….! I’ll be following your progress on building the new shop…..!!

-- " The secret to staying young looking.....hang around old people.." R.D.

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 01-12-2019 01:45 PM

Thx to all my fellow Lumberjocks, I love hearing from you guys. I considered not doing this blog thinking it could come across wrong. But then thought I love seeing projects and shops being built so why not.

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

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