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I built a 24 by 24 shop about 2 years back. I cut all the wood for it with my sawmill from trees on my place. I plan on putting the paint on it this fall, I put the siding up green so I wanted to give it time to dry.

I now have started phase 2 of this building, its another 24' by 24' section with a small room on the side for a woodstove. This section will be more of a garage for the tractor and trucks.

I had a large amount of dirt to move and a couple of big stumps to dig out. My son and I have worked on it over the last few weeks.
 

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Wow! That's quite the project. Two stories? No windows up top?
 

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The first one (phase 1) is 2 stories it has windows on the sides. This part (phase 2) will be 1 story with 10' walls to allow for a 8' garage door. It wil have a few windows to allow a little natural light in.
 

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Now THAT'S a video game for a kid to play with! Great to see kids doing anything besides sitting in front of the TV.
 

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Congratulations!

Nice to see that some folks still have the can do attitude that made ameriCANs capable of taming and working with the american wilderness in the 19th century.
 

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Nice work!

I have to wonder, with all that money tied up in equipment, couldn't you have saved a bunch just by hiring most of the grunt work done for you? Of course, if you make a living using the equipment, doing grunt work for others, then owning it pays for itself.

I envy all that equipment, but for me, I'd have to hire myself and it out to pay for ownership privileges.
 

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Lt Dan, The tractor is mine the skidsteer belongs to my uncle, I use it more than him. The excavator I rented for the weekend, it was only around $170.00 for the weekend and I used it for a couple other projects while I had it.
 

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I'd stain the wood siding rather than paint it. Paint would require a primer and two topcoats.

Opaque stain lays out nice, it's easy, attractive, non cracking, and pretty much non flaking.
 

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Good looking project, there AP. Been meaning to get over to see it, but I guess you'll have the roof on before I get there now. I always try to keep one or two projects going.....'Life in the projects'.....ahahahaaaa
 

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Is it me, or does that sumbitch lean to the left?
 

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After I posted the pic I had to go outside and look it, I guess my Cam. phone did a crappy picture. It looks odd in the picture but is 100% level/plumb when you put the level on it.

Maybe someting in the lense?

Here is another picture, I did the first one a few minutes after poaring the slab, I must have had sweat on my phone cam, it was around 90 that day.
 

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To me it looks wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, like you might have took the picture from uphill. Nice building, lousy camera.
 

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Great looking German Shepherd Armed Peasant. We are fairly certain our Shepherd was taken about a year ago. She often would chase off animals but typically return but this particular time she didn't. Twas a sad day for the family. Wonderful dog - extremely protective of the kids. We invested a lot of time in her.

Not trying to drift the thread - figured anything in the pictures were discussable :)

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Striker That would be tough if just one day your dog is missing and you don't know what happen. Sorry for your loss, they are just like family. I have 2 shepherds they are from the same litter, father is a police dog and the mother is/was a search rescue. They are the best dogs I have ever had and they are so smart, they can open gates and doors with no problem and the one in the picture loves to herd cattle with me.

Here are the two together.
 

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One more picture of phase 1 before I start the second 24' x 24' section. The shed roof on the side/end holds 2 years of firewood and is full and ready for fall.

It may be this fall before I frame the new section, I have a couple other projects to do first. I wanted to get the slab done while the ground was somewhat dry.
 

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I'd guess the camera lens has some spheric aberrations.
The cheaper ones usually are made out of plastic instead of glass.

One of the reasons the glass lens cameras are so expensive.
 

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I've never ripped lumber from a tree trunk before. Whats your sawmill and how big?
 

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My mill is a Mister Sawmill made in Mountain Home Arkansas. It will cut up to 24" logs and is setup to cut up to 18' long. I can add 6' tracks if needed for a longer log. It has a 16 HP engine.
 

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I'd guess the camera lens has some spheric aberrations.
The cheaper ones usually are made out of plastic instead of glass.

One of the reasons the glass lens cameras are so expensive.
This Pics are from my BlackBerry, I have had it a couple of years and its beat up a little. If I use my "good" cam. I have to downsize the pics to post them.
 

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Great thread, Armed Peasant!

Besides the fact that my garage is not attached to my house (it's on the back side of the back yard), it gets way too hot inside in the summer to make it feasible to store perishable items. Any of you have any ideas on how to regulate temperature in a detached structure such as this, without electricity?
 

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Nickelless: Mine is on an 8" slab with 16" turn downs making the footers 24". I only have R11 and R13 insulation in the walls and ceiling even in the single digits last winter it never got below freezing in the garage. As you can see it has lots of shade and stays in the 70s during the summer. TNAndy tells me the large mass/size of the slab and footers is why the Temp. holds well. Having a high ceiling helps also during the summer.
 
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Great thread, Armed Peasant!

Besides the fact that my garage is not attached to my house (it's on the back side of the back yard), it gets way too hot inside in the summer to make it feasible to store perishable items. Any of you have any ideas on how to regulate temperature in a detached structure such as this, without electricity?
Insulation.....insulation....insulation.......+ everything Armed peasant said.....even insulate the outside edge of your slab/footing to keep the cold out in the winter.....i have a metal building type garage/shop that has a brown roof on it.......last year all it had was a radient barrier behind the sheet metal......and during the summer by afternoon it would be hotter than the outside temp.....this spring i put R-13 in the walls and R-30 in the roof .....this year it is running 25-30deg cooler than peak outside temps..........i am in the process of putting in a ground source heat/cool unit but i am thinking now it will only be needed on the peak heat cool days and then only to really make it nice
 

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These logs will become the framing and siding for the new section. I will have to cut more for siding, but since I put it up green I can cut them as I go.
 

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