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The toy box and the big shop, my New shop Build.

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I was going to put the Hudson out in the big shop but with the cold and temperature swings still holding on,  I didn't want it to sweat.  It's got some paint issues I don't want to aggravate and a battery blew up under the hood before I got it, and I don't think they got it all neutralized so keeping it dry is pretty important until i can get that rectified,  maybe this summer.  I wanted to pull and blast everything under the hood,  but my blast cabinet is in my trailer as is my big Air compressor which I finally am making a spot for in the toy box. 

I may set the blast cabinet up in there temporarily until I get a floor and maybe electric in the new shop.  It is nice for all that under hood detailing. 

I got all the foam up on the ceiling today so now I can address the panel box and get that wall finally closed in.  Then move some more crap so I can put some more wainscoting up. 

Just not enough time in the day or money in the bank.  As usual. 

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I never thought I would finish but I finally got all the wood up on my walls in the small garage.  I hit a few snafus including running short on a few boards, which i had to then prefinish. 

Replacing the Master cylinder on my Wife's Rabbit conv't also took priority.  

I was going to try to pull the panel box out further so it was flush with the wall,  but decided to tunnel it in as all the wiring just wouldn't really let me pull it out far enough easily.  This in the end wasn't to complicated and came out fine. I also had to run the 8-3 wire in some conduit to the corner for an outlet for my Air Compressor or a welder.    All I have left to do is actually hook the plug up. 

Of course with all the junk in the garage it's hard ot see how it came out. 

Maybe now I can start finding more permanent places for everything.  

Some brake work on my daily driver diesel one to truck will eat up tomorrow, then I have to go buy a bunch of literature a few hours away the next day,  so not much will get done on either. 

A wicked wind storm shredded my tarp door on the big garage and blew out the cover on another man door,  so I'm going to have to jump out there and get my windows in,  buy 4 doors and hang those,  then build some bifold swinging doors for the garage door opening so I don't have to deal with a tarp anymore. 

I also have to get the dirt work cleaned up and some grass seed going pretty quick here. 

I got my friendly reminder to renew my building permit for the year as well at $324.  Another chunk I wasn't expecting.  4 doors at about $300 each totalling $1200 plus another $200 for lock sets.  Probably about $300 for the window sealing wrap to put my windows in and $200 for hardware for the garage door.  That's another $2500 for all before the smoke clears.  

I better start playing the lotto before this project eats me alive.  

If I get enough rainy weather I'll start finishing the jamb material for my windows to get this project wrapped up a little more.   Atleast I already have that on hand.

 

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My last two shops I had recessed power panels, then put a wood door on the opening to blend it into the shop wall to give a cleaner look to the wall.

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I think you need a little more working room in that beautiful new shop so I can stop by and take the big boy off your hands. Best of all I won’t even charge you shipping! 

I do love the look of that truck. The shop looks great too. 

Dave S

 

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Looks great. Now you just need a prewar multi cylinder Classic to finish it off........maybe a V-16 or a DV-32?

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:

Looks great. Now you just need a prewar multi cylinder Classic to finish it off........maybe a V-16 or a DV-32?

Now Ed, you Big Dogs apply the term "multi-cylinder" only to cars with more than eight cylinders, so the DV-32 doesn't qualify...  :-)

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3 hours ago, Jim Bollman said:

My last two shops I had recessed power panels, then put a wood door on the opening to blend it into the shop wall to give a cleaner look to the wall.

I thought of that.  I might just wood grain the thing.  Maybe a tigerred mahogany look would blend in nicely with the lower paneling. ;)  I have the Grain it kit already. 

 

I finished the brakes on my truck today.  Ended up just replacing the rear Calipers.  Solved the sticking brake problems.  Now i have to run a few hours away tomorrow to buy a literature lot.  Some leaf blowing to do Thursday,  Hopefully I can get back at the big garage by the weekend and maybe get some of those new windows in,  If I'm not still hauling literature as it's a very large lot.  Guess where that is going.  Probably on a pallet in the big shop so I can atleast move it around with the tractor.  I still have a brake job to do on the 40 Ford as it's been sitting for a number of years and the pedal feels too high and hard to me. 

Does the work ever end or do I just keep acquiring more.  

The wife is also talking about a new trampoline for the kids since the wind storm hurled ours in the woods and damaged the frame,  as well as a new Minibike for the Son's Birthday.  (both of which will require Dad's Assembly I'm sure) 

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On 4/6/2018 at 9:54 PM, auburnseeker said:

I did have one line in the unfinished ceiling come apart

I relay like to use old hydraulic flex line as air hoses that are buried permanently in the wall . -- home runs .in the walls . Takes a wile to find some but worth the effort  . I like to put the air compressor out in it's own box, out house, for peace & quiet .

Your shop looks grate .-kyle

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I would have liked to put the Air compressor some other place as mine is really loud.  Maybe if I ever get around to building a boiler building between everything,  I can put one in it and bury the air lines with the water lines.  Then I would only need one Air compressor,  instead of 2. 

I plan to spend some real money on the Air Compressor for the big garage.  Some of the big ones,  turn at much slower RPMs so they aren't as noisy and an automatic drain will be real nice. 

Unfortunately it all seems to come back around to that time and money thing. :(

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11 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

I Some of the big ones,  turn at much slower RPMs so they aren't as noisy

I have a devilbiss 5 hp 2 stage 1735 RPM motor 80 gal. tank industrial grade. Believe me it is not quiet.

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I have a very similar sized Kobalt.  It rattles your teeth standing in the next room.  Real nice when it's in the same room as your blast cabinet. 

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On 5/8/2018 at 11:21 PM, Grimy said:

Now Ed, you Big Dogs apply the term "multi-cylinder" only to cars with more than eight cylinders, so the DV-32 doesn't qualify...  🙂

 

George, anything with more than 140 horsepower is interesting, and in the multi cylinder race........sort of a slight of hand.......... but a DV-32 is just as interesting as any twelve or V-16. I may even include the W.O. Bently's even though they were 4 and 6 cars. Maybe a 851 SC Auburn.........I guess it just a low class Frenchman slang..........."multi-cylinder" means interesting to me.........

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32 minutes ago, edinmass said:

 

George, anything with more than 140 horsepower is interesting, and in the multi cylinder race........sort of a slight of hand.......... but a DV-32 is just as interesting as any twelve or V-16. I may even include the W.O. Bently's even though they were 4 and 6 cars. Maybe a 851 SC Auburn.........I guess it just a low class Frenchman slang..........."multi-cylinder" means interesting to me.........

Agree that a DV-32 is "interesting."  I'm just amused by your application of the term when, in the English language, a two-cylinder REO or Buick--and a three-cylinder DKW--are also "multi-cylinder."  And your application of a threshold of 140 hp is also benighted--drive my 1918 48-B-5 dual valve (121 bhp per Pierce engineering documents) at the PAS Meet in July.  :-)

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Wow, I just found this thread and have read through it.  I wasn’t expecting it to be in the General Discussion forum.  You’ve got a very nice shop and garage and the area looks remote and serene. 

 

Too bad to hear about the bureaucratic bull crap that caused you so much delay and several grand for absolutely nothing in return but a giant headache.  

 

I see a lot of premium stuff here; 6/12 pitch, trusses on 24” center, 2x8 walls, massive foundation and concrete stem walls.  You are doing this in great style and workmanship.  

 

I completely agree about all the unexpected expenses and the little things adding up.  It absolutely never ends and with a shop as big as yours, there’s a lot of everything you need.

 

Around here, these “out-buildings” add about half of their cost to your property value and that’s only if they are tastefully done and done at a reasonable cost.  Doing a lot of the work yourself will help.  What this all means is that you need to make it what you want and then use it!

 

I’m glad that you decided to share your build with us and took the time to let us in on the ups and downs of getting it out of the ground.

 

keep it coming!

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The only thing I can hope if we ever sell,  is that we are right next to Lake George.  Boat storage is at a premium and some of those guys have alot of money in their boats,  so this would make a perfect shop/ storage place to play with their toys without the lake front price and taxes.  We are also literally 2 minutes off the major interstate but the house is positioned so there is a hill in the way.  You can't see it and only occasionally can you hear it.  

It's a long road ahead,  like your shop,  but I keep pegging away.  I'm trying to do it so it's paid off at each step.  Probably the best way to do it as I don't need it finished tomorrow to make money for my business. 

The wife's VW convt.  Just lost 1st gear so that's going in the garage for new bushings in the shifter linkage and the power company dropped a huge pine , 2 foot on the stump,  behind the house today that I agreed to clean up if they would take it down,   So there are 2 more days I'm going to lose.  Next week,  I'm going to get to work on those windows though.   They don't do me any good sitting in the corner in boxes. 

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So it's been a while since I posted any updates.

Too many other projects have been taking precedent.   I had to put new calipers on my work truck, The wife's summer beater needed a Master Cylinder, then all new bushings in the shift linkage. 

The power company dropped a huge pine tree because we agreed to clean it up,.

A big area of fill I dug out of my driveway,  because the mason poured the foundation a little lower than I wanted,  so I had to level that mess out and seed it. 

Of course then we decided to add 20 yards of topsoil out front  to the lawn that wont grow.  

Now that all the side projects are done,  I'm back at the garage.

I finally put the 12 lower Pella Windows in.  With the new codes and materials I went another $300 on special membrane for the sill and sealing tapes for the top and sides.  

It took around an hour a window start to finish including pulling off the window covers I put on.  

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Now that I'm on a bit of a roll,  I decided to start cutting down the 6 extra windows I bought to give me a total of 12 half windows.  This was the cheapest way to get an exact match window as I mentioned before.

I think I voided the warranty on this unit.

I picked the one that got lightly damaged in shipping to start with.  The extension jamb got pushed in which popped the window out of place,  though it didn't damage the sash , I figured it would be the best guinea pig.

I pulled the sashes out,  then unscrewed and pried apart the end,  which was still stuck because of the silicone they assembled it with.  

With a bunch of measuring and double checking,  then alot of thought as to the best way to cut the materials,  Aluminum, wood and plastic I decided to cut the wood on my chop saw then using a guide to cut the 45 degree corners like the originals.  With a fine tooth blade and my sawsall I cut the corners fairly clean.  I really wanted to use my hack saw,  but after moving everything around my other shop so many times,  I have no idea where it ended up.  

It worked pretty well.  

I put everything back together for a dry run before I caulk it up for final assembly.  

I still need to put these corners in so the corners will be nice and tight.

I think assembly line style,  I can do the other windows tomorrow.  Hopefully all in one day. 

The first one took 5 to 6 hours but as I mentioned it was a lot of thought and tool locating.  It's pretty straightforward now.  Being these windows are 12 feet off the ground to the bottom sash even if they don't come out perfect,  I think no one will notice. Importantly the modifications were all made at the top which is just under the 2 foot overhang,  so I shouldn't lose any of the weather protection the original units offered. 

I'm thinking of wrapping the outside of the 6 units I have to build from scratch with prebent green metal so they will be alot like these units.  Being there are 6 on opposite sides of the unit,  they will all match,  as you can't see both sides at once and the inside I can match exactly as there is none of the sliders showing on the inside. 

 

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Ok there seems to be a problem with the photo uploader so I will try them later.  Max size of 9.77 MB. and they are only 1.8 MB.    Though I just posted the photos above?  Taken from the same camera right before. 

Well it let me post a few,  then quit again. 

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Man...!

You've got more than plenty to keep your self busy for the rest of your life!🙂

Keep at it!

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Looking good. I bet your better half is itching to get planting’s all around your new toy. At least mine would be. I don’t envy the work but would love to be able to accomplish what you have done. Keep it up. 

Dave S 

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It's actually tucked up kind of out of the way and almost out of sight.  As much as you can hide something this big.   She hasn't mentioned anything about working on the greenery yet. (of course we have been working on that around the house still so this is on the back burner.  I think she knows with it still needing siding and sophet work and Big Bertha leaving foot prints everywhere she rolls,  that it may be next years work.  I actually did plant in some areas and have it on my list to atleast seed the powerline side so it's not muddy and can be mowed.  It will look a whole lot better with just grass growing.  Fine tuning will come later. 

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Window work is well done, and the entire project looks great. 

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