Not a bad idea ... it was 96 in the shop yesterday afternoon ... we keep
the house at 78.
I'll let you know how that flies with the other inmates. ;)
That said, my ideal living arrangement would be a 3000sf+, single span
building, with about 1000sf of living space built-out inside (storage
above the living space), and the remainder shop.
Best of all possible worlds ...
Reminds me of a guy that built a hanger on his property. He built out
his living space in the hangar, off to one side that looks out to the
runway and woods.
His daughter has a home and barn on the property... Its a big property.
Out front is his own private runway.
He is the nicest guy, and was a pilot in WWII.
I would love to have the hangar / living space. It's a big area to do WW in.
On 5/23/2012 2:14 PM, Swingman wrote:
On May 23, 10:10 pm, tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com> wrote:
OK - we have digressed his original post into "Reminds".
Many years ago we lived in a small two bedroom house in a neighborhood
of similar homes. Small garages but some had basements. I had
neighbors who rebuilt the basement staircase so it aligned with the
garage door; and then built a "T-bucket" roadster in the basement.
They spent about four years building what ended up being a pretty nice
show-quality car. Half the folks in the neighborhood thought they
were nuts, but they had it planned. It was a hobby, labor of love
and they did the meticulous stuff in the well-lit heated and cooled
basement and then disassembled it, carried sub assemblies up the
stairs and put it back together. (the engine was a real bitch - I was
interested and involved by then). At that point it took them about a
month to reassemble, test and get it on the street.
The first metal shop project in jr high (yep, we had a full metal shop
class, complete with metal (Al) casting facility, at 14 years old), was
a huge floor standing birdcage for my mother. Turned out too big to fit
through the door, so the shop teacher bought it back for scrap and still
gave me an A ... figured he was embarrassed that he had not foreseen the
problem. That was a lesson I learned early.
If have found that with getting a bigger the shop, the projects get
bigger. The shop never really gets bigger untill you move the lawn
mower, wheel barrel, weed eater, yard hand tools, bicycles, etc out.
Big concern where I am is that it might be from a brown recluse.
They say after the initial pain it doesn't hurt too much -- until it
turns black and falls off.
week was evidently a spider bite. The area, right where my sock ends,
now has a somewhat rectangular red spot about the size of my ring
fingernail. There's sort of a hard spot in the skin there. It has me
I did build a 10' by 20' long tent in front of the garage/shop door to
hold the kitchen cabinets before they went to the finisher. 2X4
framing & tarps turned out cheaper than buying one of those portable
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