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    More progress on the new basement shop

    The carpenters I hired have made a lot of progress in the last week or so. I'm hoping to be in the shop by Christmas at the latest.

    All of the insulation is done an a lot of the wall siding is up. The sheet rock for the ceilings is taking the longest as they have to make chases around all the A/C Heating ductwork and the plumbing.

    The sheetrock in the garage bay is mostly done except for the ceiling.



    I'm putting up T1-11 in the shop area itself.



    This corner is almost complete - it had a lot of ductwork to work around.



    There is an office area in the back corner - it has finished flooring over the Dri-Core subfloor.



    Moving the equipment out of the way is part of what holds up the work some. Guess I should have stored the equipment until the shop was ready.



    Anyway - much progress already and I'm really looking forward to working IN the shop instead of ON the shop.
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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Looks great! A couple tidbits that interest me are the office space and T11. I plan to include an office/design space when I build a new building one of these years. The T11 looks like a good way to mitigate dings and bumps from moving big heavy stuff around. It also looks nice the way it is or you can paint/stain it. Lots of possibilities there.

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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Good progress. It will be done before you know it

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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Looking good, Ken! You've gotten me interested in using a partial sheet of the dri-core flooring as a walking mat next to my bench. Any thoughts on how a 2' by 7' strip is likely to hold up for such a use? How does it deal with water running under it when my river rises?

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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Your new shop is coming along great Ken! I can imagine you are suffering woodworking withdrawal symptoms about now, especially near Christmas when you want to make a few special gifts. Sorry I'm not aware of any 12 step programs to help you cope, but being so busy working on the shop helps, I'm sure. I hope you are I the shop very soon!
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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Looking real good Ken.
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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Rushton View Post
    Looking good, Ken! You've gotten me interested in using a partial sheet of the dri-core flooring as a walking mat next to my bench. Any thoughts on how a 2' by 7' strip is likely to hold up for such a use? How does it deal with water running under it when my river rises?
    The foam layer on the Dricore R+ sub-floor has criss-cross channels to allow for air flow and water to run under it. That said the stuff comes in 2'x2' T&G panels. You could cut one in half to get your ultimate 7' length or just go with 8'. Not sure how well it will stay together in a single strip like that. You may have to glue pieces together or use some very short staples to hold them together. It is meant to be a floating sub-floor and linked together in large areas. You might be able to make that work though.

    One big advantage of it as an entire shop floor is that it very easily handles all the heavy equipment set on it and allows it to be moved around easily.
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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Looking great Ken!

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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Quote Originally Posted by KenOfCary View Post
    The foam layer on the Dricore R+ sub-floor has criss-cross channels to allow for air flow and water to run under it. That said the stuff comes in 2'x2' T&G panels. You could cut one in half to get your ultimate 7' length or just go with 8'. Not sure how well it will stay together in a single strip like that. You may have to glue pieces together or use some very short staples to hold them together. It is meant to be a floating sub-floor and linked together in large areas. You might be able to make that work though.
    Thanks, Ken. This sounds like it would be worth exploring for my situation. I have a periodic water problem in my basement shop (high water table with hydraulic pressure coming up from the bottom) and I'm reluctant to place any time of mat that doesn't allow for moisture movement out from under it. So rubber/foam mats are not a good choice for me. I got interested in the Dricore given your earlier descriptions. I'll explore this.

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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Coming along nicely Ken, feels good to be getting close to being done doesn't it.
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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    MORE PROGRESS!

    The carpenters took this week off for Christmas but should finish up next week. A lot of progress - the wiring is all in and all the chases were built. Only things left are some trim work and painting not necessarily in that order. I've already used the table saw with a temporary connection to the dust collector.

    I have a good bit to do once the carpenters finish, like getting the DC run and cabinets installed along with final placement of the equipment, but it is really close to usable now.

    This is from the back looking forward in the main room - long part of the "L".



    And from the front looking back.



    The other part of the "L" which will be where the lathe lives and probably the workbench and hand tool area. Kinda cluttered now.



    I did get the lathe cabinet mounted on the wall next to the lathe.



    And the garage bay is almost done. A little more paint is all it needs I believe.



    Can't wait to have a fully functional shop - the T1-11 as siding is working well in the shop and office area. Easy to hang things on.
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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Looking great Ken! That is going to be a super nice shop!
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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Looking more like a finished living area than a shop! Nicely done! Ken of Floyd (Cary) is back in town.

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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    A big thank you goes out to Phil S for the lights I got from him for free - The shop is very bright - still need a light over the lathe, but that is in the works. It's not quite as bright as Jeremy's shop but close.

    Also thanks to Phil and several other NCWW'ers who came and helped get the framing and the bulk of this project started. I won't mention names as I'm afraid I'll forget somebody, but Phil was the organizer of the work crew that showed up here in the northern hills to help get this started. You all know who you are and your help was very much appreciated - I couldn't have got this started without all the help from NCWW that I got - even way up here in god's country.

    As soon as things settle down and the weather permits, we'll have an open house/shop for those that care to make the journey up the ridge. It is a very peaceful and quiet place to visit if you can make the journey. We are just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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    Re: More progress on the new basement shop

    Congratulations on the progress, Ken. Looks like a beautiful shop and a great space to work!

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