September 30, 2010

shop progress day 9

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 8:56 pm

the form work for the stem wall is starting to go in.


south bend metal lathe

Filed under: old tools — howarth frank @ 8:55 pm

i spent the morning at an auction and picked up a south bend metal lathe.  i ran into a friend, john, from the OWWM forum who was able to help me go over the lathe. once i had won the bid on the lathe i had to get the tool cabinet that was next to it as well.  all the tooling and accessories for this lathe were in it.  when it came up someone else wanted it too and we bid it up to $700 before i stopped.  then a second later he said “oh i wanted the cabinet on the end”  so we started over with the cabinet i wanted, which i then got for $300


September 29, 2010

shop progress day 8

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 8:28 pm

the steel started going in the form work today.


September 28, 2010

shop progress day 7

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 6:36 pm

the compaction test at the south end of the hole came back at %96.  “we can build a freeway on it”.  form work for the footings is going in.  you can finally see the footprint of the shop.


September 27, 2010

shop progress day 6

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 9:43 pm

we are waiting for the compaction test results for the south end of the hole.  if we pass we can move on to the footings.

here is an overall view of the back yard.


September 26, 2010

tool cabinet

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 8:46 pm

a little break from construction this weekend. i started working on a tool cabinet for the kids daycare.


September 24, 2010

shop progress day 5

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 10:54 pm

after the compaction test yesterday, it was decided this morning after some discussion  to dig out all of the soft material at the south end of the site, and also to move the building 2 more feet to the north.


September 23, 2010

shop progress day 4

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 10:23 pm

getting ready to form up the footings.


September 22, 2010

shop progress day 3

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 7:13 pm

after a round of discussion this morning we are going to move the building 2 feet to the west and keep it the same width.  changing the foot print is a big enough change to cause a delay, and we are out of timeouts.  on a fun note they let me use the bobcat to move some dirt.


September 21, 2010

shop progress day 2

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 7:09 pm

things are progressing, in order to make the foundation a little easier at the south end (far end in the photo) we are going to move the shop to the north 18 inches.  and because of how the hole was dug, and after a closer examination of the zoning we are going to skinny up the building by 18 to 24 inches.


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