auburnseeker

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

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2 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

Don't remind me how good a warmer climate would be.  With my business I could live any place there is postal service.  Starting to wish I hadn't built the big shop and just moved alot further south. I could handle 2 months of sort of winter.  This 6 months is getting old.  No break the last 3 years. 

Suppose to be 4 to 6 inches of snow Monday into Tuesday then mid 20's for highs for a few days.  You would think someone is trying to keep me from finishing.   I could just wait,  but I have found they often downgrade the nice further out forecasts so the good weather never arrives.  I did work on it yesterday so we are getting closer, just not fast enough. Putting nailers in on a ladder is just slow work.

Dad’s shop in Tx is for sale and I will be selling his home. You can get a lot for your money in Hill Country Texas and it’s warm. Lol 

https://www.point2homes.com/US/Commercial-For-Sale/TX/Harper/897-Ranch-Rd-783/82161388.html

 

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7 minutes ago, mercer09 said:

the broom closet?


you mean the honeymoon suite?

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5 hours ago, victorialynn2 said:

Dad’s shop in Tx is for sale and I will be selling his home. You can get a lot for your money in Hill Country Texas and it’s warm. Lol 

https://www.point2homes.com/US/Commercial-For-Sale/TX/Harper/897-Ranch-Rd-783/82161388.html

 

You can get alot for your money alot of places that are warmer.   I Still question why I din't move further south. Of course,  at that point winters were almost tollerable at 4 months for the most part.  This 6 month crap is getting old.  Our place was appraised to get our mortgage squared away at 500G.  I think that might even be a tad conservative,  but 500G will buy you alot in the Carolinas or Georgia or as you mentioned Texas.  My wife likes to be right near everything though for convenience so you get a little less.  The more rural you go usually you can buy a huge swath of land. Maybe when the kids are gone we'll look a little harder.   We still have family in the area,  though we don't do much with them like we thought we would.  One of the main reasons we stayed in the area when we bought the new house.  Of course taxes suck as well.  Hopefully the new shop will atleast help with selling if we decide to.   One of the reason I built it to look nice so everything up here matches or atleast blends well. 

I did get some work done today.  About 20 pieces of siding up and some nailers.  that makes the wall about a 1/3 done.  

I'm not sure how much I'll get done tomorrow.  If I didn't need to install the nailers I could get all the siding on for sure. 

I'll post a photo tomorrow when I get some more done. 

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Randy, Every Sunday morning we go out to breakfast early with a bunch of the car "boys" down here. This morning your new shop was the talk of the drive......(60 mile round trip)..........We decided we had the advantage this week..........79 degrees and sunny while driving the Individual Custom Dietrich Sport Sedan along the ocean. Keep warm this week.........best, Ed

 

 

PS - The photo was taken along billionaires row in Palm Beach.........I'm sure you could find a small place with a two car garage for under 10! 👍

 

 

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Randy. Hope you made progress today.  Attended the CSRA meet here in CT, hadn't been in a while.  Very few decent parts of any kind but definately where 300 or so vendors bring old snowblowers, CDs, mismatched tires and t shirts to die.  3 hours we won't be getting back.  Feel bad for dude who parked next to us w jersey plates!  🤔😁

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Must have been a slow morning if all you had to talk about was my shed. ;) 

You definitely have the advantage.  For a few minutes the temperature reached almost the normal highs for the time of year and I thought,  wow if. I had a week of Normal weather,  I would be in good shape. 

I did bust my butt Yesterday and today until dark.  I got all the nailers inside and got all the siding on that end today.  All screwed in place,  cursing the guy that sold me the 2 and 1/2 inch phillips headed screws (yeah why wouldn't you stock square or star drive exterior coated screws in the 25 lb box, only Phillips)  every time I slipped off one trying to drive it home. 

I was lucky to get the lift started today after all the cold to beable to put in all the upper screws.  Would have literally been taking my life into my hands as the screw gun slips and I fall off the ladder. 

Anyways,  they are calling for snow later in the afternoon and an overnight low of 30? so maybe I can get the corner boards and top banding board on before the storm hits.  Fingers crossed here as that's all I really need the lift for,  then I can put it away for the winter.  Of course I have to clean out enough space in the garage to park a 28 foot lift so that will take a while.   Photos to come tomorrow.  It was dark when I finished today as usual this time of year. 

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5 minutes ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Randy. Hope you made progress today.  Attended the CSRA meet here in CT, hadn't been in a while.  Very few decent parts of any kind but definately where 300 or so vendors bring old snowblowers, CDs, mismatched tires and t shirts to die.  3 hours we won't be getting back.  Feel bad for dude who parked next to us w jersey plates!  🤔😁

With the forecast,  maybe they thought the Snowblowers would be hot sellers? 

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Well I busted my butt today and got the end sided band and corner boards up, as well as screwed and marked the whole end for the batten strips.  All i have left is to put the strips up then the siding is done.  I can do that all off the ground and from a ladder.  Now that I'm done with the lift for the year,  I drove her back around then had to clean out the shop to put her in for the year.  I found some floor space I haven't seen since the walls went up. 

With the siding all up I was finally able to put her in the back corner out of the way. 

My dad's truck is having issues again,  so he dropped it off for me to fix so that's in a few of the photos.  Of course with the salt on the roads now,  he's in no hurry for me to get it fixed. 

So I'm happy that phase is over.  The discoloration on the boards is dust from being in the shop.  Mother nature should clean it off this winter. 

I have the batten strips all ready to go and close trimmed I'll work on pre-nailing them this week to put them up if it's not to cold.  Suppose to be -1 one night. 

I also have a couple of casings to put on the man doors, but those I don't even need a ladder for.  My goal was to finish anything I needed the lift for and since that's done,  I feel a whole lot better.

Hopefully the snow we are getting doesn't pile up too much as I need to still put the chains on the tractor and plow, as well as replace the fuel line on the used snow blower I bought,  so all we have right now are shovels for the 600 foot driveway and a leaf blower. 

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Randy.....that’s not a shed........just saying. 😎

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:

Randy.....that’s not a shed........just saying. 😎

Yes it is.  Atleast to the tax man ;) 

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1 hour ago, SC38DLS said:

What year is your dad’s truck? 

It's a 47,  Ford of course 1/2 ton with the factory stake body.  It came from CA so it has no rust. Too expensive to give it a new paint job, so he uses it as is.  I had it running real good,  but either the coil crapped out or the new distributor I put in it, didn't have the points tightened (it came all preset so I didn't take it apart to check anything) and they closed up as it has weak spark now but was really good when it left and he drove it over 100 miles before it started acting up while he was driving it. I was ahead of him with the Hudson when it started crapping out at a car show/ Cruise. He took it home on his trailer afterwards, but driving dump truck 60 hours a week and care taking a few camps left him no time to even take a look at it, besides being 78.  I should have had him leave it here so I could fix it then as he never got to drive it again this fall. I just did the brakes on it this summer for him, He didn't ask me to,  but when I test drove it after fixing the distributor They were all sticking from sitting and the wheel cylinders were all rusted up,   because I knew he wouldn't get to them either and fixed a few other things he never got to.   I just haven't had a chance to check the coil or pull the distributor apart as it's a mallory (1951 Ford flathead) and you have to unscrew the rotor then work under the weights.  Not a big deal,  but the garage was more important.  When it warms up next week,  i'll get to it.  It's not going anywhere until spring now.   

I still have that new Dodge to work on as well.  Kind of itching to get back to it.  I did get a few minutes to do some polishing the other night at 1AM. 

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I had a 49 1 ton I did a frame off. Drove it twice and realized with my back problems cutting off the nerves in my legs I was afraid I couldn’t get to the brake pedal fast in an emergency. Loved the truck. I put a black walnut bed floor in it and moved the gas tank to the back of the bed and switched out the widow makers Otherwise stock. A3FFCE6C-BDFE-432A-942E-A5D2B90F5FDE.thumb.jpeg.79348fb7b315686f7c6aa232d46d048d.jpeg

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Gentleman......I know it’s cold up north this morning.........It’s going to be about 80 here today......thought I would share with you my day today..........It’s 7am and I’m going in early again today............worked an 11 hour shift yesterday.............even with the holiday. Today will be a “fun” day at work..........two wonderful things have arrived for the building............we only use Inter City Lines to move cars.......they are the BEST! 👍

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3 hours ago, edinmass said:

Gentleman......I know it’s cold up north this morning.........It’s going to be about 80 here today......thought I would share with you my day today..........It’s 7am and I’m going in early again today............worked an 11 hour shift yesterday.............even with the holiday. Today will be a “fun” day at work..........two wonderful things have arrived for the building............we only use Inter City Lines to move cars.......they are the BEST! 👍

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Your day at work looks a little better than mine.  Mine started with a shovel and a layer of ice.  Later will be tire chains and the plow, if I don't just give up and go work on the Dodge for some mental therapy in the heated garage. 

If I hadn't built that shop,  i would be looking to sell and move some place atleast 50 percent better. 

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Randy, I’ll have my new place down here soon..........you and the wife can fly down and spend a few days in our in-law apartment, I even have a 18 year old Ford Focus you can drive around in.............we’re only four miles from the airport........easy up and back.......direct flights from Bradley airport are less than 150 round trip in early February............Ed

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52 minutes ago, edinmass said:

Randy, I’ll have my new place down here soon..........you and the wife can fly down and spend a few days in our in-law apartment, I even have a 18 year old Ford Focus you can drive around in.............we’re only four miles from the airport........easy up and back.......direct flights from Bradley airport are less than 150 round trip in early February............Ed

Much appreciated but we have the kids issue to deal with,  so for now I'll just dream. 

The wife says when you retire to put in a good word for me.  By then I might even know something about prewar cars. We'll have definitely had enough of Northeast winters by then.   Damn close to the breaking point now especially with snow and ice (the driveway looks like January)  this early in November.  Atleast in January you are on the other side.  We still have to months to get there.  

I might do a brake job on the new Dodge just to keep me busy and ward off the cabin fever. 

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6 hours ago, mercer09 said:

looks great Randy!

 

better man then I.............

Probably not a better man,  just more stubborn or stupid.  Not sure which is fitting today. ;) 

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Here she is all finished (well for inspector purposes) on the outside. I did finish up the last little bit of siding on the back wall at the bottom which I will pull off when stone the bottom over.  I figured it needed to be sided though to get the CO.  No reason to make him not pass it over something that I had the materials for and only took a couple of hours to do. 

I took a couple of close ups as well to show some details. Everything is swollen up right now so all the fits are real tight.  Summer time which seems like the more Humid time,  some of the fits open up. 

It will be nice to do some stone work hopefully next year around the bottom to really finish it off. 

We are going to do a bunch of landscaping next year leading out to and around the garage.  I need to put a nice walk in between the two garages as it was a lawn,  but has gotten so trampled I now have a muddy hill leading up to the old garage. 

I think all I have left to do inside for the CO,  is make some metal caps for the foam insulation on the foundation. Of course thats 260 feet I have to cover, but have some someone gave me from their project and it's temporary so it doesn't matter how great they come out.  It shouldn't take too long to make them up on the brake.

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For comparison here is a shot taken last year almost the same week.  So in a year I got all the outside work finished up.  

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Auburnseeker if it’s done it’s party time! 

 

Looks good hope you enjoy using it after all that work to get it this far. 

Now for the inside!  What are your plans?  

Have fun

Dave S 

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I never see workmanship like that around here. Just OSB, T-111, and Hardiboard siding. Cheap and easy.

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1 hour ago, mike6024 said:

I never see workmanship like that around here. Just OSB, T-111, and Hardiboard siding. Cheap and easy.

Other than my Friend who built his much like mine less the nice soffits (which I think he is going to start doing after seeing mine) most guys have a tin building.  A few have crazy nice places down on the lake with nice garages but then again I imagine many of those properties are in the $2,500,000 range and up.  Most shops are not as big as well.  More along the line of oversized 3 cars.   I could have went alot fancier if I went half the size or smaller. 

 

For inside if I can scrape up/ make a bundle of money,  I plan on 8 inches of Roxul in the walls and 12 inches in the ceiling,  then 2 inches of Foil faced High R foam over everything. 

I'm not sure on wall finish yet.  I'm leaning a little toward board and batten unfinished inside.  It would give it a nice rustic look for hanging all my signs.  The problem is that it's dark as it ages. 

I know alot of guys have gone white metal but After the outside looks so nice,  I hate to have the inside come out so cheap. Lots of money to be spent on electric 10G or more,  a Floor 30G, and the insulation , probably atleast another 30G before we get to wall finishes.  I don't really like sheetrock.  With the foam, the walls will have to be stripped out with nailers,  regardless of what I put in it.   Could go with the same finish as in the other garage but that's pretty labor intensive and expensive.  (which means that will probably be what I end up doing) 

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