We have moved and building dream shop #5: Structure Done, Electrical started & Schld. Concrete floor and porch.

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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 02-03-2019 12:07 AM 1562 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Haven’t gotten on line in a bit, work and building shop got me busy. We have finished the structure. Trenched 300 feet for electrical. ( Of Course we hit alot of Wilson County Rock lol… $$$).... Hopefully the last surprise, but we have all been through those during construction. Monday I’ll be mounting the meter box and tying in the 200 Amp Load center. Then Middle Tennessee Electric will come and pull wire from pole to meter. They have been amazing, I’ve never been treated so good and quickly. This never happened in Los Angeles when doing any inspection. Actually all of Wilson County inspectors are efficient, freindly and so helpful. They all treat you like family.

Thx for sharing this journey with blondie and I. CHEERS.

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

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#1 posted 02-03-2019 12:57 AM

Really powering along…Cant wait to see how you set up inside…making me miss my workshop just a little..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 02-03-2019 01:56 AM

beautiful shop Ken it really helps that you have nice inspectors cant wait to see inside :<))))

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

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#3 posted 02-03-2019 02:09 AM

Really looking great!!

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

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#4 posted 02-03-2019 03:29 AM

That shop looks amazing. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 02-03-2019 03:48 AM

Closer, closer to making sawdust. Congratulations

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

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#6 posted 02-03-2019 12:55 PM

Your shop looks fantastic Ken. I’m not surprised about the good treatment you are receiving from the inspectors. It’s really the difference between big impersonal municipalities and small communities. I can empathise with you about the rocks. Norway is mainly one big rock with a thin layer of topsoil. Whatever you build here, whether houses, roads or whatever there is always unbelievable amounts of blasting involved. Can’t wait to see the interior get finished up and your machines, etc. installed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-03-2019 01:29 PM

Thx boys, we are super excited no doubt. Setting up the inside will be fun. Never dreamed I’d have this much room. Got some good ideas but I’m sure that will change a few times. Thx for comments.

Stefang I hear ya , thought we were going to have to blast. I was thinking that can’t be cheap . lol

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

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#8 posted 02-03-2019 04:15 PM

Got it done! Looking great, might have to come visit soon.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 02-03-2019 07:41 PM

Great looking shop, Ken

It is nice to have the power underground!!


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

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#10 posted 02-03-2019 08:20 PM

Hey Ken Looks like you’re going to have a lot of working room. Until you fill it up with wood. Don’t ask how I know this. LOL! Lots of character in this building. Just like you. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 02-03-2019 09:16 PM

Fantastic shop! Your going to be able build a lot of great projects in that place.
Been thinking of getting out of California for a while. Sale taxe are over 10% income tax is the highest in the country and now they even have a 1% lumber tax on top of that. They are more interested in sanctuary and welfare for eligals than for tax paying citizens. Politicians are sacrificing out lives for more votes.

-- James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 02-04-2019 01:42 PM

Getting there!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#13 posted 02-05-2019 12:54 AM

Beautiful Ken.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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