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    PTT49er's Shop Build

    I know - I'm a newbie to most everyone except for some of the old hat's hanging around.

    We've moved, twice, since I went on hiatus. I haven't had a shop, haven't done much woodworking, but that's all about to change!

    It's been 7 years or so since I've had a space to tinker in.

    When SWMBO and I got to looking for home in SC we tripped into a deal on our place that we couldn't pass up, but it didn't come with a garage or a shop. Fast forward 3 1/2 years and I was going nuts!

    So I approached the LOML and told her I needed a shop, whether it meant moving or building one where we currently are. Well, knowing her like I do, I figured we were moving. She searched the surrounding area for a while and couldn't find the house it'd take for me to move at a price we wanted to pay. So that left building as the only option!

    So I started with a plan...


    Got the required permits, gathered quotes, and away we went!

    Started digging in October.




    Had the foundation poured and block laid.



    Finally! Took use until the first of November to get the inspections wrapped up and back into the concrete guys schedule. Here comes the floor!


    Finished! Now to wait for it to cure a couple of days before we started framing the walls.


    Got everything framed up - took me about 3 weeks (but one of those weekends included a trip to NYC for a 50 mile ruck).





    And a couple of breaks to enjoy sunsets like these...




    Gathered some buddies and we started setting the trusses.



    We spend the day doing that mess in the rain and by the time we'd figured out our system it was time to call it. We got half up about three weeks ago. Hoping to get the last 10 set this Saturday!


    More updates as we move forward!
    ~Phillip

    "Okay Hunny, so my hobby is collecting other hobbies. Atleast I'm well rounded!"


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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    Good progress.
    The thing that holds up all my woodworking is simply getting started.

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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    Dude! Nice, a shop build! Awesome!

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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    Looks great Phillip, glad to see you back.
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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    Quote Originally Posted by WoodWrangler View Post
    Dude! Nice, a shop build! Awesome!
    Feel free to ride on up from FL to lend a hand ;-)
    ~Phillip

    "Okay Hunny, so my hobby is collecting other hobbies. Atleast I'm well rounded!"

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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim M. View Post
    Looks great Phillip, glad to see you back.
    Thanks, Jim! Can't wait to get some toyls to make sawdust again!
    ~Phillip

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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    You are not building just any old shop, based on the pictures you are building The Ultimate Shop...congratulations and thank you for sharing!
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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    Thanks Donn!

    I've certainly stretched the resources I have available to the max. I'm just hoping I don't run out of money before I get the siding on!

    It's 30 x 40, the block ended up a bit higher than I expected so it'll have almost 12' ceilings and there's a 15' wide room in the trusses! Needless to say, I'm pretty excited!!
    ~Phillip

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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    Looks like you are going to have a fantastic shop! Great progress so far! And welcome (back) to the forum from another old hat!
    Every day brings a new adventure -- it is great to be retired!

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    Welcome back!!
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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    you are going to have a great shop

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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    Philip welcome home. Great progress on the shop.
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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    Thanks, y'all! It's amazing how expensive this stuff gets!

    Got the last of the trusses up today.

    Hoping to get the roof on this week!


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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    That shop is looking fantastic. Great size. Looking forward to more progress pics.

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    Re: PTT49er's Shop Build

    ​Looks really good Phillip!!
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