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Blog entry by MWGreg posted 11-04-2012 11:06 PM 1694 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

This is a cool website. Well I just would like to join you all in sharing what I have going on. This is the beginning of my dream shop. Been waiting for this for over twenty years. The main shop will measure 24’ x 30’. An 8’ wide porch will go down the length of the left side, half of which will be enclosed and accessible from the main section. I’m having an Amish contractor build it. I was very fortunate that they dug the holes and got the posts set and concreted in before the hurricane. I’ll try and keep you posted on the progress.

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 11:24 PM

Looks like a well done job. Looking forward to seeing the end result. Glad everything worked out for you with Sandy.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 11:34 PM

Absolutely jealous of you. Keep us posted on the progress and welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 12:09 AM

Good for you, and congrats on a super shop to be. This would be very exciting. Good luck with the build. Glad you were safe from Sandy’s path.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 03:31 AM

Essential to have a comfortable shop. Good luck on the build.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 02:15 AM

Well, I beat the hurricane and the guys got the posts set. Trench for electric conduit stayed dry enough to pass inspection so I filled the trench back in. The guys finally made it back and the shop is progressing well. Concrete comes this Friday for the slab.

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 03:08 AM

Wow, great shop there

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

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#7 posted 11-21-2012 03:21 AM

Looks like great progress.


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#8 posted 11-25-2012 12:30 AM

Concrete is done…next week windows and doors get installed and steel siding goes up

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#9 posted 11-25-2012 01:08 AM

Looking awesome. Going to be fun watching the progress of your project.

-- Tom, Northwest Wisconsin

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#10 posted 03-24-2013 11:36 PM

Hey all,

It’s been a while since I have posted any progress photos. Currently I’m framing up the interior walls for wiring the outlets, insulation, wainscoting and drywall. I just have the basic wiring done. One interior light, exterior lights and two outlets.

I’ve also started moving in some of my equipment. I do plan on focusing more on hand tool woodworking, but there are still too many home improvement projects where I will need the power equipment. I don’t think I can completely divorce myself from it.

I hope I will be operational by the end of the summer, time and money permitting.


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