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Blog series by Callum Kendall updated 11-10-2008 08:25 PM 11 parts 12966 reads 83 comments total

Part 1: The base (part 1)

04-29-2008 10:53 PM by Callum Kendall | 3 comments »

Here is an update on my new shop. below is a picture of the base, which is concrete blocks on gravel which is on lanscaping fabic to stop the weeds. The base is 20’ x 12’ whith each of the blocks supporting a 24” on center beams. I will add more pictures as I do the work Thanks for looking and any suggestions are much appreciated Callum

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Part 2: Base (part 2)

05-01-2008 09:09 PM by Callum Kendall | 5 comments »

Here is an update on my shop project. I hav cut all of the 8×2 and dry fitted them by laying them on the blocks. The base The work area Thanks for looking Callum

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Part 3: Base (part 3)

05-07-2008 10:32 PM by Callum Kendall | 5 comments »

Here is another update on my new shop, I have finishe half of the structure for the base.Hope to have the base totaly finished by this weekend so I will keep updating as I continue with the project! The base so far Thanks for looking Callum

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Part 4: Base (part 4)

05-11-2008 09:32 PM by Callum Kendall | 8 comments »

Here is another update on my new shop, it is all ready for the ply base and walls :) Ino it looks out of level on the pictures but I can assure you that it issant Thanks for looking Callum

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Part 5: Base (part 5) and start of walls

06-15-2008 07:41 PM by Callum Kendall | 8 comments »

Hey all you LJs thought I would give a quick update on the progress of my new workshop. Although I am not as far as I would like to be, I think I am making steady progress. Hope to have another update somtime this week, as always feel free to leave a comment Thanks for looking Callum

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Part 6: The finshed shop (Hopefuly)

07-14-2008 11:36 PM by Callum Kendall | 9 comments »

Here is a Sketch up drawing of what my finshed shop will look like, I hav put in my assembly table and also hav designed a router table, table saw with stand, workbench and an end bench with wall mounted cabinets. On the far wall I will keep tools such a band saw (when I get one) and anything else big :) Any suggestions feel free Thanks Callum

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Part 7: Base (part 6) and the walls start to go up!

07-20-2008 01:03 AM by Callum Kendall | 7 comments »

Today was a very productive day, as my workshop has realy taken shape. I had my friend James helping me today, which is a real bonus when lifting sheets of ply into place. We started off by fixing the plywood to the joists, using counter-sunk outdoor screws. Then we trimmed the overhang with a plunge router, with a 1” guide bit. After a quick clean up we test fitted the wall sections, its realy coming together now! Tomorow I will only be able to do a couple of hours work, as I am going ...

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Part 8: Walls (part 3) and the roof begins

07-20-2008 11:25 PM by Callum Kendall | 6 comments »

Today was another productive day, as my friend was able to help again. We put up the rest of the wall sections and also made the front peice, allowing for a 6’ double door opening. Then we secured the walls to the base and to each other, using screws. We then moved onto the matter which is the roof, we started off by creating two turnkeys out of some scrap. We attached them at each end of the shop using clamps and screws. The ridge beam was only 16’ long so we had to join two of t...

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Part 9: A big update!

08-09-2008 11:17 PM by Callum Kendall | 24 comments »

As I have not done a blog in a while, even though I have been working hard lol. Here is a blog to get you LJs up to date on the progress of the new shop. To be honest there is to much progress to write in detail however I will give you a brief, first I put the noggins in. Then we started on the roof joists, cutting the birds mouth, to tie in the walls. once all of them were on we started putting on the ply. In the next bolg I will have a ...

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Part 10: A quick update

10-29-2008 11:55 AM by Callum Kendall | 5 comments »

I thought it would be a good idea to let you know whats going on, I have not been able to work on the workshop as much as I would like, but progress is being made. I will do a full blog when it is completed. Callum

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Part 11: Shop cam!

11-10-2008 08:25 PM by Callum Kendall | 3 comments »

shop cam is now working, however it will be a while until the shop will be full finished! Live TV : Ustream Thanks Callum

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