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    Quote Originally Posted by country gent View Post
    Mr. Wolf , While not making dreams I am fulfilling one with this shop building. I have been planning wanting this for 30+ years. Im now in a place to make it a reality. The old garage ws smaller (2 1/2) cars and open. For years in hot and cold weather I tinkered sweating and freezing. when Im done here the shop will be enclosed, insulted well, heated and air conditioned. It will have a full metal shop and pretty well equipped wood shop in the room. I know have a garage area slightly bigger than the old garage and my shop Ive been planning. Im really looking forward to "driving the last Nail" and being able to put all the new equipment to use.

    Its been a long process. starting with cleaning out a garage with 30 years of accumulation in it. The removing the old building . putting up the new building ( here I learned a lot watching and helping). Having the lathes mill and grinder moved in ( this required the aid of riggers / millwrights, the nardinni lathe was 3500 lbs stripped down). Building a new work bench for in the room (pics are in this thread ), Now framing up the 2 interior walls 1 with a sliding pocket door 10' high and 8' wide.

    Left to go is getting electricians to wire room and building, Feting furnace man in for furnace and Air conditioner install ( on a 17' X 30' room I think wall if ceiling minted will be fine). Insulate room and then finish out side of the inside 2 walls. I have a ways to go yet but hopefully by late spring will be done. Almost a full year start to finish. But when Done Im going to have a very nice shop and garage that is very well equipped

    I still need to find a welder and a saw, along with some mill tooling (dividing head, rotary table)
    Go with as much insulation as you can! When I built my garage/shop they put 8" in the walls and R50 in the attic space. Even the overhead door is R14... with no heat on the coldest it gets in winter is 28. I need to buy a furnace for in there so it can stay around 55 all winter.

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    The 2 out side walls ( the actual buildings walls will be roughly 6" thick for insulation and the 2 framed inner walls will be roughly 4" thick for insulation) Are protected by the house and a few trees from prevailing wind directions. The inner 2 walls will see no wind being inside the building. This will make heating and cooling easier. The ceiling is going to be 2x6 joists and I may build a 6" framed platform for storage and add another 6" of blown in on top of the rolled in there. I see the ceiling being the big heat loss in this room. I may seal walls with plastic sheeting to stop drafts and leaks not sure yet on this. Front wall is going to be thicker than normal due to the pocket door in it. It will be 4" on each side of the 2" thick door. SO that's going to be good. AM planning on using strogoam insulation board in the 9' x 10' door itself. Tracks and rollers are rated for up to a 450lb door so they should be more than enough.

    I have the wood, door tracks, and rollers on hand now. Waiting on the chemical anchors and some warmer weather.

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    Went out today and started sorting wood some. Also when I got to the 1 x 6s I got side tracked. measured out the bench and cut the leg notches in one laid it in place and checked fit. Then glued and doweled in place. cut three more to fit between legs and set them in place. Have 1 more to cut notches for legs and set in place. The 3 in-between the legs went in nice and snug. had to rise center two and tap down in place. Almost no gap or joint showing. But the lower shelf makes the bench look better than the frame did. Once the shelf is glued and doweled in place the only thing left is to finish the top down flat and smooth.
    A lot of the wood is very good as to straight and smooth.
    The bench was built all with hand tools ( other than drill press and sanding). the mortise saw is a big plus here with its deeper blade and finer kerf.

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    Haven't been doing a lot between grandsons, doctors appointments and life in general. I did cut and fit the last board for the benches shelf the other day. Im hoping to order the roll in saw Wednesday for my Christmas present to myself. Its a dake sxc workmate vertical cut off saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by country gent View Post
    The 2 out side walls ( the actual buildings walls will be roughly 6" thick for insulation and the 2 framed inner walls will be roughly 4" thick for insulation) Are protected by the house and a few trees from prevailing wind directions. The inner 2 walls will see no wind being inside the building. This will make heating and cooling easier. The ceiling is going to be 2x6 joists and I may build a 6" framed platform for storage and add another 6" of blown in on top of the rolled in there. I see the ceiling being the big heat loss in this room. I may seal walls with plastic sheeting to stop drafts and leaks not sure yet on this. Front wall is going to be thicker than normal due to the pocket door in it. It will be 4" on each side of the 2" thick door. SO that's going to be good. AM planning on using strogoam insulation board in the 9' x 10' door itself. Tracks and rollers are rated for up to a 450lb door so they should be more than enough.

    I have the wood, door tracks, and rollers on hand now. Waiting on the chemical anchors and some warmer weather.
    Call and check on spray foam prices you might be better off letting them seal the building.

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