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WarEagle8

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202 Lagoon Dr
Clarks Hill, sc 29821
United States

Starting to build my workshop! I have been working out of my garage for the past 20 years and have finally saved enough money to start my dream shop. The foundation was poured last week but before it was poured I buried 4 inch piping under the floor and conduit for electrical. I laid out my shop first using Grizzly’s shop layout tool and have designed the building to fit my plan. I will attach pictures as I progress but it took about 6 months to get to this point going through the home owners association and getting permits. I had to make it compliment the neighborhood and it has taken many design changes for the outside. I am attempting to do this myself so if anyone has ideas as I progress please share. The first floor will have shop with full bath. The second floor will be open for the time being for storage, but could be converted to a small apartment especially when my wife tells me I am spending to much time in the shop. As you can see by the foundation picture I have 4 dust ports the one in the middle will be for table saw, planer and jointer.

I have just uploaded pictures of the outside and inside 5 August 2019. I will be working on the floor this week and the bathroom next week. If everything goes well will start moving in equipment September 1..

Shop completed! I have attached the finished pictures below. Have some improvements to make such as a mitre station but now I can start making sawdust.


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pottz

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#1 posted 01-07-2019 06:06 PM

lookin good wareagle,looks like youve got a good plan and layout.glad to see you included a bathroom,your wife will also like that.you might want to build a little office space upstairs where you can do design work,keep a computer and wood working books and magazines,and a frig to keep some beverages in.looking forward to watching this grow,thanks for sharing the journey.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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moke

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#2 posted 01-07-2019 06:23 PM

What a nice shop…..congratulations and keep us posted with more photos!!!

-- Mike

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 01-07-2019 06:45 PM

looks like it will be a very nice shop …. great idea about bathroom :<))

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

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Kevin1958

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#4 posted 01-15-2019 11:31 AM

Awesome! That’s about double the size of my shop. Good for you!
Looking forward to watching the progress.

-- Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. - John Wayne

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JKMDETAIL

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#5 posted 01-17-2019 06:20 PM

Looks like a great start. I think this is the first I have seen running dust collection in the floor. Lots less clutter.

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WarEagle8

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#6 posted 01-31-2019 03:42 PM

Lumber will be delivered next Thursday and I have a team of 4 individuals “2 brothers and 2 friends” as we try to frame and dry it in in four days! We are not experts but I think between the four of us we can do this. It is a little scary but any good endeavor should take you out of your comfort zone! I will post per day pictures as we build. I also want to share the cost because as I was researching the cost estimates varied widely from $80,000 – $45,000 and there was no good cost breakdown to compare. I will be as detailed as I can to hopefully help someone else out as they budget for their build. Here are my costs so far:
1. Architecture plans – $1200
2. Foundation – $6420
3. Building Permit – $235
4. Plumbing (Rough in / hook up when dried in) – $3250
5. Anchor bolts – $59
6. Plumbing Permit – $35
7. Electrical Permit – $35
8. Dust Collection Piping – $119
9. Electrical conduit – $19
10. Nail guns (3 roofing, framing, siding) – $725
11. Tree removal $650

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 01-31-2019 03:55 PM

i will be following along :<))

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

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pottz

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#8 posted 02-01-2019 03:29 AM

me too,thanks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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WarEagle8

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#9 posted 02-15-2019 12:01 PM

I have updated with a picture of progress on day five. TodayI hope to finish rafters and knee wall. Tomorrow will sheet and wrap depending on how much help I can get from friends. Building materials have cost another $9,500 and I rented a fork lift to help lift the beams into place for $650. Total cost at the present time is approximately $22,368.

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That_Weird_Uncle

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#10 posted 03-11-2019 07:49 AM



Lumber will be delivered next Thursday and I have a team of 4 individuals “2 brothers and 2 friends” as we try to frame and dry it in in four days! We are not experts but I think between the four of us we can do this. It is a little scary but any good endeavor should take you out of your comfort zone! I will post per day pictures as we build. I also want to share the cost because as I was researching the cost estimates varied widely from $80,000 – $45,000 and there was no good cost breakdown to compare. I will be as detailed as I can to hopefully help someone else out as they budget for their build. Here are my costs so far:
1. Architecture plans – $1200
2. Foundation – $6420
3. Building Permit – $235
4. Plumbing (Rough in / hook up when dried in) – $3250
5. Anchor bolts – $59
6. Plumbing Permit – $35
7. Electrical Permit – $35
8. Dust Collection Piping – $119
9. Electrical conduit – $19
10. Nail guns (3 roofing, framing, siding) – $725
11. Tree removal $650

- WarEagle8

Thanks for posting that and I hope the build is going well, a friend of mine is going to start his shop next summer and wanted some help so I’ll be involved in that. I’ll show him this post. Looks like it’s going to be an amazing space one suggestion I have for you is to run PEX air lines to multiple locations inside/outside of the shop. It is amazing to have access to compressed air if you have a vehicle out front that needs it’s tires filled or if you get into metal working down the line and want to run a plasma cutter. It’s pretty inexpensive and easy to do while the walls are down. If you have a good space in the floorplan for a small room build in a space for dust collection/air compressor so you don’t have as much noise. Also consider Ethernet drops for security cameras. I try to make my shop semi self sustaining money wise so I do side hustle projects and make/sell things, people coming over generally admire the 40” TV I’ve got wall mounted up high in my space with tons of camera angles. I hate that it’s nessecary but I used to have issues with things being stolen until I buckled down on the security.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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IndyM3Scott

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#11 posted 03-11-2019 01:55 PM

Great looking shop, WarEagle8 – unfortunately and for the foreseeable future, I’m locked into a small basement shop but someday aspire to something like you’re building. I would add to what ThatWeirdUncle noted above about the dust collection – not just for the SOUND issues, but more importantly, for your HEALTH.

I had a plan for segregating my dust collection into a separate closet/room next to my shop INDOORS (primarily for acoustic reasons), until I read all the data and research from Bill Pentz here: http:// billpentz dot com. Scary stuff!! I’ve decided to mount my filter outside (on the backside of the walkout basement outside the shop wall, in a little “hutch” built to match the house) because of the escaping micro-dust and not wanting it inside the house to harm me or the family.

Bill has done a HUGE service to woodworkers with all his valuable research and everyone should really absorb it and take it to heart and not fool with your health!!

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WarEagle8

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#12 posted 03-12-2019 01:22 PM

Great Idea Weird Uncle for the PEX tubing. I will definitely incorporate that idea into the shop. I posted a picture yesterday with the roof on. Once I wrap and install windows I will update the pricing as well.

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