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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #105 on: February 02, 2017, 02:14:07 AM »
And I recall you were going to stop by here on a trip going past... That next trip never apparently happened.   :'(

No, next trip didn't happen. It may still. And if so, I will be by.
Don't tell the elves. I have the feeling they don't like me.

Have no expectations. I will not be bearing gifts.  ;D
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« Reply #106 on: February 02, 2017, 08:45:21 AM »

@Neils...You added the picture later? I understand now what you were saying.


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« Reply #107 on: February 02, 2017, 11:24:35 AM »
Supposedly they break through the rear walls today.
Monday they pour concrete into the old garage for the floor. They were going to frame it but the old garage foundation is too out of kilter.
Electrical walk-through on Monday too.

There will be two windows on this side of the garage.
Shop is to the rear. No windows on this side (nothing to see).

I had wanted a two door garage but a single door makes it easier to get in and out. Particularly since I now drive a pick-up.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #108 on: February 02, 2017, 11:41:08 AM »
Looking good Zee. I'm sure it helps not having a blanket of white stuff on the ground. Pick-up eh: definitely gonna have to get you some bib overalls :mischief:

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« Reply #109 on: February 02, 2017, 12:12:34 PM »
Pick-up eh: definitely gonna have to get you some bib overalls :mischief:

You can take the boy out of the Ozarks but you can't take the Ozarks out of the boy.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #110 on: February 02, 2017, 12:23:41 PM »
Zee, can you do something like a floorplan, I am easily confused. I though the new shop area already had the floor poured. And isn't there a new addition across the back of the house as well? Just a simple sketch of what existed and what is new will help my simple mind :)

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« Reply #111 on: February 02, 2017, 12:52:19 PM »
Pick-up eh: definitely gonna have to get you some bib overalls :mischief:

You can take the boy out of the Ozarks but you can't take the Ozarks out of the boy.
The double wide garage door also makes it easier for the shop elves to do the four wheel drift into the garage with your truck...
It's looking great - is there a room above the garage too? Or is that for bar stock storage?

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #112 on: February 02, 2017, 02:48:38 PM »
@Marv...I don't quite understand. I see a (large diameter) recess and then what looks like another (smaller diameter) recess around the part being held. Is there a reason for that?

There's a more complete write-up of the tool here...

http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/pot-chuck-57464#post85643

The pin in the center is not the workpiece.  It is used to load the jaws while the depression for the part is trepanned into the (consumable) chuck.  After machining it is removed, the part is inserted and the hose clamp is tightened to grip the part.  Then the whole unit is placed in the lathe chuck.

The business end of a 5C collet pot chuck looks very similar but has the 5C body behind it so it will fit directly into a collet chuck.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #113 on: February 02, 2017, 03:49:17 PM »
Supposedly they break through the rear walls today.
Monday they pour concrete into the old garage for the floor. They were going to frame it but the old garage foundation is too out of kilter.
Electrical walk-through on Monday too.

There will be two windows on this side of the garage.
Shop is to the rear. No windows on this side (nothing to see).

I had wanted a two door garage but a single door makes it easier to get in and out. Particularly since I now drive a pick-up.





Carl that is going to be nice!!

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #114 on: February 02, 2017, 05:18:31 PM »
@Bill...I do have drawings. I'll try and get them posted tonight. Certainly by this weekend.

@Chris...no room in attic. Originally was to be storage for stuff/crap but builder forgot and the joists are not strong enough. Not a problem. Don't really need the storage (he said).

Because we want to retire and live in this house for as long as possible, we made sure the new floor (workshop, utility, sun porch, and converted old garage) are all on the same level. We couldn't do (or afford) to raise all that up to the same level as the kitchen, living, and dining. It's two steps. But we're putting in posts so people have something to hold onto as they take the steps. If I have to in future, a little platform that goes up/down for wheelchairs can be installed.

Because of all that, the ceiling in the workshop is 9' instead of the usual 8'. Nice but makes taking use of ceiling more problematic.

@Marv. Thanks. That helped.

@Doc. Thanks!
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« Reply #115 on: February 02, 2017, 05:41:38 PM »
Let me see if I understand this.  Your renovation plans take into account the fact that you may stay there until you reach an age where negotiating steps may be problematic but you're retiring in an area where you can get snowed in during the winter?  Do I have that right?
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« Reply #116 on: February 02, 2017, 05:56:36 PM »
Let me see if I understand this.  Your renovation plans take into account the fact that you may stay there until you reach an age where negotiating steps may be problematic but you're retiring in an area where you can get snowed in during the winter?  Do I have that right?


Thats why guys with plows on thier pickup trucks make money in this part of the world...

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« Reply #117 on: February 02, 2017, 06:13:01 PM »
Let me see if I understand this.  Your renovation plans take into account the fact that you may stay there until you reach an age where negotiating steps may be problematic but you're retiring in an area where you can get snowed in during the winter?  Do I have that right?

Exactly right.  ;D
I'll be retired. Why would I need to go anywhere?

And not to be insensitive to T...no worry about "Hey let's go out somewhere." ;D
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #118 on: February 02, 2017, 10:19:28 PM »
Looking at the original, top left corner and going clockwise...

Family Room
Kitchen
Dining
Living
Foyer
Garage
Laundry (with Powder Room at other end)

Looking at the modified...

Family Room kicked out about 4'
Dining and Kitchen kicked out 8' (now dining, kitchen, family have same wall)
Sun porch added to Family Room
Left of Family Room is new Utility Room
Left of Utility Room is Workshop
Left of old garage is new garage
Old garage has a new bathroom in top right corner and a closet below that.

I can't see the attachments from the preview so let's go see if that worked.
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« Reply #119 on: February 02, 2017, 10:26:13 PM »
That worked.

The kitchen, dining, living, and foyer have 8' ceilings, all on same level.
All the rest have 9' ceilings and same level. 1' foot below the above.
See how easy it will be to go from garage to workshop?  ;D

Now look at the utility room. On the top is a closet. Next to that will be the washer/dryer with 220V.
My question is...where to put the 220V for the workshop?
I'm thinking the most likely use for 220V is an air compressor. Where would you put it?
I'm thinking in the garage on the other side of the workshop.

Just to remind people, while our plan is make this livable for ourselves as long as we can, part of the reason for the new bedroom and floors is the possibility of our folks coming to live with or even possibly our very good friend.

I doubt either of our parents will move here but their decision not to will become more difficult for them when one spouse passes on.

My parents in particular. We have few relatives. Just my sister back home and she has no children. So I'm trying to make the case that they should move here and enjoy their grand-daughters and great-grand-daughter.

T's parents likely won't in any case. They have several children close by.

Sorry to be a bit personal.  But yes, I'm a bit proud of what we're doing and why.
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