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« on: January 23, 2009, 09:38:54 AM »

We can't let Charles have all the fun building this winter, so I decided to build a new shop too!
I am currently working out of a 20 X 23 shop built onto the house, but I'm already outgrowing it with my motorcycle projects. Here is a pic of the clean fresh shop when we moved in in May of '08.



I already have it full with my current bike build.

Joe Daly and I are planning a small belly tank build in the future, so I have decided to put up a 30 X 40 pole barn to use as a new shop and storage shed. I will make the door big enough to park my race trailer inside. We started building the pole barn last week...





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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 11:56:06 AM »

The bike on the left looks a lot like a Triumph. I'd love to see it down here.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 01:24:20 PM »

The bike on the left looks a lot like a Triumph. I'd love to see it down here.

It's a 2006 Triumph Scrambler and it's for sale. Pics can be seen here: http://www.frsengineering.com/Triumph.htm
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 05:11:16 PM »

Did that idiot say left? Must have been on line at work---not working.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 07:05:34 PM »

We got some more work done on the new shop today. A crane will be on site Monday morning to hoist the remaining roof trusses

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 08:32:21 PM »

Impressive ... where's the snow?    Joe
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2009, 09:14:01 PM »

Joe, if you think he needs snow -- maybe I should send him some of ours.  Here's a photo of our new garage:


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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 10:13:26 PM »

Slim,

You may have to shovel off the roof ... it may not bear the load and collapse .

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009, 11:08:10 PM »

Snow?? Is that the white stuff in Jon's pic? grin

Didn't I tell you Joe, I live in the Bannana belt of Southern Illinois cool
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009, 11:43:19 PM »

Must be nice to be able to work outside in the end of January. About 24" of snow on the ground here in W. Mass with wind chill predicted to be -15 F tomorrow. This probably would seem like spring conditions to Slim.
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2009, 12:35:37 AM »


   Slim  It looks like you would get more time to use a snow machine than your motorcycles. smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2009, 09:03:17 AM »

Jon, that sure looks pretty there. Do you have snowmobiles?
It looks like you could use one of these up there...

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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2009, 11:01:14 AM »

In regards to shoveling the snow off the roof -- yes, it's not uncommon at all.  Read our newspaper's want ads and you'll see more than a few folks advertising that they'll  shovel roofs.  But -- we do know that snow load is a hazard up here, and at least one company -- a few miles up U S 41 from us -- uses that as part of their raison d'ete.  Here's a link to Skandia Truss company.  Look at the site and you'll see what I mean: http://www.skandiatruss.com/

As for the ski/cycle -- Ben, a mechanic that does our heavy duty truck work, rides a Ski-Doo whatever-it's-called cycle like that.  He says it is way more fun and exciting than riding a regular snowmobile.  I don't ride either kind of snow machine -- just the various snow removal tools that I keep at my disposal.  Here's one:

http://www.nancyandjon.org/images/nancy_plow.jpg

And you've all seen my Oshkosh, and I've also got the Bobcat skidsteer with a Boss power V-plow (which skidsteer I used for an hour or two at the office yesterday.  It's a blast -- heated enclosed cab, turbo diesel engine, spins in its own length so is wonderfully maneuverable).  Snow isn't all that bad -- it just takes the correct attitude to live with it.
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2009, 08:11:37 PM »

Glad to see another shop going up... It was as fun sharring my shop build as it was the car build...

Good luck and keep us posted.

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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2009, 07:45:52 PM »

Made a lot of progress today. We set the trusses and installed most of the rafters and supports. I had about 12 ton of rock/dust mix delivered and spread it with the old 8N...







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