Workshop Build

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Blog series by Mark Gipson updated 12-16-2013 05:42 AM 3 parts 4761 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Prepare the plot

09-26-2013 09:49 AM by Mark Gipson | 5 comments »

Two years ago my tiny workshop in Bangkok was flooded for 6 weeks. I lost a lot of stuff, jig, wood, some tools and a lot of motivation. After a house move I put together a new shop, still incredibly small and have rebuilt what I lost in the flood along with a router table, shop cart, drill press cart and some furniture for the house.This year we are currently facing another threat from flooding, some of my tools are currently residing upstairs and I am waiting to see what happens.All of this...

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Part 2: Some planning

10-23-2013 11:12 AM by Mark Gipson | 5 comments »

The rains have stopped, the fill we put on the land a couple of years ago has compacted nicely so we are approaching build time.We are planning a combined workshop with separate finishing room, a small bathroom and a separate storage area. Construction will be with the standard Thai materials and methods. Anything else would require shipping in builders from Bangkok, engineers and architects. The standard method is concrete poles 4m apart, block walls and a concrete floor. We will be using a ...

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Part 3: Progress and setbacks

12-16-2013 05:42 AM by Mark Gipson | 5 comments »

Hi everybody. Long time since I visited the site. I was hoping to bring you all some photos and more info on my workshop build which is now underway. Unfortunately I haven’t seen them myself as two days after ground breaking I suffered a serious complication during a routine hernia op. I was rushed to a different hospital where I have been since after two emergency surgeries. On the mend now. Getting into my new shop will delayed and I won’t be carrying sheets of plywood by myself...

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