My new shop is getting finished (I know that a shop is never finished but alsways is in transition)

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07-03-2010 02:37 PM

My new shop is coming out of ground.
The shop is 24’ x 30’ with 10’ walls and the garage door is 12’ x 8”

-- Bert

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#1 posted 07-03-2010 02:43 PM

Bert, looking good, keep us posted as your shop progresses.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#2 posted 07-03-2010 02:54 PM

Nice job! Looks to be a nice size, too. Gonna insulate it? Heat?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 07-03-2010 02:58 PM

This is looking pretty good. You are going to have a really nice shop space in which to work when you are done.

Keep us posted on the progress. It is fun to watch a shop’s evolution.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 07-03-2010 02:59 PM

Yes the shop will be fully insulated and I shall have an air/conditioner heater and a wood stove so that ii can be used all year long.
The air compressor and dust collector will installed outside for noise and dust isolation

-- Bert

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#5 posted 07-03-2010 03:24 PM

I’m envious. Looks like it will be great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 07-03-2010 03:54 PM

Very nice!!!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#7 posted 07-03-2010 03:57 PM

It is going to be a great shop. Looking forward to your progress! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 07-03-2010 05:43 PM

Great job, nice size ….you’re going to enjoy that new shop alot.

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#9 posted 07-03-2010 06:17 PM

Thank you all

-- Bert

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#10 posted 07-03-2010 06:21 PM

very nice.

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#11 posted 07-04-2010 08:43 PM

Looks great thanks for the pictures and keep ‘um coming.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#12 posted 07-04-2010 09:32 PM

Your concrete slab looks like it is 8” thick, am I imagining that? Or do you have access to free concrete supply?

I don’t think I have ever seen walls being framed and raised in this area without sheathing (keeps them square and you eliminate the lateral bracing), is that common in your area?

So many possibilities in a brand new building!
You could run your Dust Collection piping in the attic space, and keep your ceilings full height…

All the best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#13 posted 07-04-2010 09:44 PM

The slab is 6.00” thick.
I am going to lay all the dust collection piping and the wire to connect the machines on the floor and then I shall build a floor on the top of it with 3/4 tongue and grove plywood on the top of everything.
Everything will be removable, just in case..

-- Bert

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#14 posted 07-04-2010 09:52 PM

If you are planning on having a lathe, I’d stick with the concrete. It will vibrate even the best of plywood. My thickness sander vibrates as well. I’d give a lot for a concrete floor. I speak from experience. My 2 cents.
Three cheers for the heat and AC. Was just out in my shop with the AC on. Outside temp: 89.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#15 posted 07-04-2010 10:01 PM

justfine the sheathing is being installed as we speak and the framing is secured to the slab in a very effective way This building is not going anywhere

-- Bert

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