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papaj's shop

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papaj's shop
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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
 

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papaj's shop

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papaj's shop
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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
Papaj, this is going to be a really nice shop when you have it completed. It was nice to see you getting the family, friends and neighbors involved in the construction.
 

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papaj's shop

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papaj's shop
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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
We are very lucky to live in a nice neighborhood. Everyone knows each other and we have a great time. Kind of unusual in a bigger city. I have lived here 23 years. I watched all the kids grow up to be fine young men. they all live in differnt parts of town, but all it takes is a phone call and they come over to help out. Chris's dad is so proud of him that he brings friends over to show them the shop and tell them his son helped build it.
We have a new batch of kids started as most of my neighbors have changed and it is again young couples with small children. Just a few of us old timers now. My wife and I are the neighborhood grandparents. I think we spend as much on the neighbor kids as we do our own grandson. the new guys have all made a pact that no one can move out of the neighborhood until their kids are grown. lol
 

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papaj's shop

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papaj's shop
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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
wow that is going to be quite a large workshop i am green with envy you could not swing a mouse in my workshop never mind a cat..
 

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papaj's shop

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papaj's shop
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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
It is bigger, and nicer than my house. My house was built in 1942 and is only 1200sf. Including the 2nd floor this thing is about 1300sf. the house will be the next project after my boat is finished.
 

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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
Very impressive looking shop and studio for your wife. It is one shop to be proud of. Looking forward to seeing it thru completion. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom
 

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papaj's shop
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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
Nice shop surely it would be.
Hope everything goes smoothly according to the plan. Good luck!
 

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papaj's shop
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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
Papaj,

THAT IS A NICE JOB!! Boy, I'm jealous!

I liked the pics of your shop dog and your "little helper"! So where you going to put his new workbench, Grandpa?
 
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papaj's shop
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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
Nice progress, Papaj.
 

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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
Sounds like you have your retirement all planned out papaj. You have the workshop, then the boat, then the house. I think we can all relate to that order of priorities :)
 

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papaj's shop

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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
GaryK. Thanks for the tip. I shall do that.
Firehouse. He already took it home, as I just didn't have a place to keep it until I can get my shop organized. We will build him his own work area and his own tool box when I get done.

Thanks for the comments. I am having a good time with this project.
 

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papaj's shop

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papaj's shop
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I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will post
some photos of the construction.
I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did contract out the
work I didn't want to do as I either don't like to do it (drywall) or
it was much faster for a crew to do it (concrete & siding). I also
contracted out the spray in foam insulation, as it was more cost
effective.
I used the spray in foam to help mitigate noise, as I like to work
late into the night. I have always been a night owl, and I don't want
complaints from the neighbors. I also retire in 3.5 years and want to
keep monthly utility bills to a minimum. I will heat with propane. I
have triple pane windows. It has been in the teens the last two
weeks, and all I have in there right now for heat are a space heater
on each floor. I have to turn them off while I am working or it is to
hot. I run them on the low setting and it has been plenty warm.
My dad is an electrician. He lives out of state, but was talked into
comming over to help out for a week. We got most of the wire pulled
and the new underground mainline and meter put in. He then stopped by
a couple of months later for a day to help out.

I will start the photos with the first wall that went up.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download044.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download211.jpg

Walls go up pretty fast. This is where the neighbor kids come in
Chris and Nick came over and helped get the walls up. Nick helped me
out quite a bit when I needed a second pair of hands and some extra
help.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download227.jpg
Another neighbor kid we call little Josh as we have quite a few Josh's
in the neigborhood helped out the most.

The next photo is the beginning of the 2nd floor.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download074.jpg

More 2nd floor framing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download236.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download230.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download237.jpg
Used this boom forklift to lift the beams into place.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download049.jpg
rain, rain, go away
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download046.jpg
the shop dog
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download034.jpg
My grandson is over on the weekends, and I am teaching him to use
tools. I was busy and he needed to be busy also, so I gave him some
scrap wood, nails, hammer, and a handsaw. I told him to build
something. This is what he built. The next one is of him posing as
the proud woodworker. He was eight.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download249.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download094.jpg
Starting the roof sheathing.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download152.jpg
Boom lift very helpful for numerous tasks. Placing rafters, nailing
sheathing, putting down roof deck..pitch on ends 12:12. you can tip
the basket parallel to the deck for a nice platform.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download097.jpg
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download067.jpg
Have to feed the troops.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download257.jpg
My son's friend Chris named my house slaveways, as I always have a
project for them to help with when they come over.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download017.jpg
Dad running some wire. I didn't want him working over the staircase,
but he told me he is still the boss of me.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download201.jpg
I guess I am a slave driver. I wore this one out. Had to sick the
shop dog on him.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download149.jpg
Almost done with the outside.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download192.jpg
new fence.
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/jrmorgan/09-09download157.jpg

ok. that is all for tonite. I will post more pics soon. Thanks for looking.
wish yours was mine!!!!Looked like lots of work, but well worth the effort!
 

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This is going bacwards a little since I found the pics from the beginning of the project. What got me started on actually building the new shop was my boat project. Here is a pic of my boat project under the carport I was using to protect the build. You can see my small garage in the pic.




So, down with the old and up with the new. Deconstruction begins. The old garage was built in 1942. I donated 95% of the materials to Reconstructed. I kept some of the pieces for myself to incorporate into the new construction and projects.



Next came lot clearing. We had to cut down a 10yr old maple that sprouted up. Here is a pic of my son Josh grinding the stump so we wont get any new growth through the new foundation. Also used root kill.



Here is a pic of my tore up yard. The footings, sewer, and main water line all excavated.



Forms, concrete pumping…truck can't get far enough back, and stem walls up.







Got everything backfilled then ready for the slab pour, and finished slab.









Ok, now we are back to where I started the blog originally. Putting up the walls.

More updates to come. Thanks for reading.
 

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back to the beginning

This is going bacwards a little since I found the pics from the beginning of the project. What got me started on actually building the new shop was my boat project. Here is a pic of my boat project under the carport I was using to protect the build. You can see my small garage in the pic.




So, down with the old and up with the new. Deconstruction begins. The old garage was built in 1942. I donated 95% of the materials to Reconstructed. I kept some of the pieces for myself to incorporate into the new construction and projects.



Next came lot clearing. We had to cut down a 10yr old maple that sprouted up. Here is a pic of my son Josh grinding the stump so we wont get any new growth through the new foundation. Also used root kill.



Here is a pic of my tore up yard. The footings, sewer, and main water line all excavated.



Forms, concrete pumping…truck can't get far enough back, and stem walls up.







Got everything backfilled then ready for the slab pour, and finished slab.









Ok, now we are back to where I started the blog originally. Putting up the walls.

More updates to come. Thanks for reading.
Thank you for posting the pics, we love to watch as others build shops. It is really great to be able to feel like part of the process.

Thanks
 

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back to the beginning

This is going bacwards a little since I found the pics from the beginning of the project. What got me started on actually building the new shop was my boat project. Here is a pic of my boat project under the carport I was using to protect the build. You can see my small garage in the pic.




So, down with the old and up with the new. Deconstruction begins. The old garage was built in 1942. I donated 95% of the materials to Reconstructed. I kept some of the pieces for myself to incorporate into the new construction and projects.



Next came lot clearing. We had to cut down a 10yr old maple that sprouted up. Here is a pic of my son Josh grinding the stump so we wont get any new growth through the new foundation. Also used root kill.



Here is a pic of my tore up yard. The footings, sewer, and main water line all excavated.



Forms, concrete pumping…truck can't get far enough back, and stem walls up.







Got everything backfilled then ready for the slab pour, and finished slab.









Ok, now we are back to where I started the blog originally. Putting up the walls.

More updates to come. Thanks for reading.
I enjoy watching those building construction pictures as much as I Love watching it on the work site.
Thank you Papaj.
 

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back to the beginning

This is going bacwards a little since I found the pics from the beginning of the project. What got me started on actually building the new shop was my boat project. Here is a pic of my boat project under the carport I was using to protect the build. You can see my small garage in the pic.




So, down with the old and up with the new. Deconstruction begins. The old garage was built in 1942. I donated 95% of the materials to Reconstructed. I kept some of the pieces for myself to incorporate into the new construction and projects.



Next came lot clearing. We had to cut down a 10yr old maple that sprouted up. Here is a pic of my son Josh grinding the stump so we wont get any new growth through the new foundation. Also used root kill.



Here is a pic of my tore up yard. The footings, sewer, and main water line all excavated.



Forms, concrete pumping…truck can't get far enough back, and stem walls up.







Got everything backfilled then ready for the slab pour, and finished slab.









Ok, now we are back to where I started the blog originally. Putting up the walls.

More updates to come. Thanks for reading.
Thanks for the updates and I think that it is pretty awesome idea that you have reconstructed your garage and the new one looks pretty interesting.I would also like to know that What do you think of portable storage (containers) if it is rented for only $59.99/month or less than that?

Thanks,
Portable Storage,
http://www.moveablecubicle.com
 
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back to the beginning

This is going bacwards a little since I found the pics from the beginning of the project. What got me started on actually building the new shop was my boat project. Here is a pic of my boat project under the carport I was using to protect the build. You can see my small garage in the pic.




So, down with the old and up with the new. Deconstruction begins. The old garage was built in 1942. I donated 95% of the materials to Reconstructed. I kept some of the pieces for myself to incorporate into the new construction and projects.



Next came lot clearing. We had to cut down a 10yr old maple that sprouted up. Here is a pic of my son Josh grinding the stump so we wont get any new growth through the new foundation. Also used root kill.



Here is a pic of my tore up yard. The footings, sewer, and main water line all excavated.



Forms, concrete pumping…truck can't get far enough back, and stem walls up.







Got everything backfilled then ready for the slab pour, and finished slab.









Ok, now we are back to where I started the blog originally. Putting up the walls.

More updates to come. Thanks for reading.
Thanks for posting the pictures!
 
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