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Re: Another Sawmill Shed,,,Finally
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2021, 12:49:06 PM »
   You know it is not going to be big enough. :D Looks real good.

    My very best to your dad. My 90 y/o mom was just released Christmas Day after 5-6 in the hospital for C-19. She and my 450+ lb brother both seem to have recovered from it in spite of their ages and health risks.
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Re: Another Sawmill Shed,,,Finally
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2021, 01:01:34 PM »
  You know it is not going to be big enough. :D Looks real good.

    My very best to your dad. My 90 y/o mom was just released Christmas Day after 5-6 in the hospital for C-19. She and my 450+ lb brother both seem to have recovered from it in spite of their ages and health risks.
I could put a cover over an acre and it wouldn't be big enough whiteflag_smiley. I've got an old barn on the place (only original building left) that is beyond repair. I'd REALLY like to take it down and put up 60 x 100 cold storage in it's place, but that's a whole different animal. This year we're going to have to do something for climate controlled kiln dried lumber storage,,,,,, what have I gotten myself in to  :o. Lovin every minute of it!  
I'm glad to hear your mom and brother came out of it. It's weird stuff
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Re: Another Sawmill Shed,,,Finally
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2021, 03:13:22 PM »
Beautiful shed but i disagree on the concrete . It is low here in south ga and for years i have dealt with uneven ground and water . Last year i pored it all including my shop. I don't saw full time and don't have a blower yet. I saw for 2 days put the bucket on my skid steer and in 15 minutes it is gone. The best part is stacking , it is so much better on concrete than on the ground.
Absolutely. Anybody thats making excuses to not put concrete in or out of their building is making excuses. It comes down to cost. Yes its expensive. The upside is absolutely incredible. Ask anybody with a concrete floor in their shop. If your going to go heavy on the floor you can go thicker on the concrete in the middle like 6or 8 and towards the walls 4 where your not going to have as much weight. A power troweled floor is extremely nice but more expensive

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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2021, 04:52:29 PM »
Absolutely the concrete comes down to cost. I know all about it, my other company is  municipal water and wastewater treatment construction and our bread and butter is heavy structural concrete (we place 2,000+ cy yds/yr.) and process mechanical. Some day there may be concrete in it, but there is no question that walking back and forth and around the mill on class 5 is easier on my back than on concrete all day.  
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Re: Another Sawmill Shed,,,Finally
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2021, 05:58:53 PM »
Awesome shed you're building here.  I sure hope your dad gets well and comes back to work on it with you.  I sure would like to have something like this, but then I'd need to include my woodworking shop with it as well.  I don't think you can do better than Sikkens Cetol for your stain, but its mighty expensive.  Might be cheaper to put up the metal.
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« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2021, 10:55:21 AM »
After a bit of consternation, I've decided to go with steel wainscoat on the bottom 4' of the walls. The input here on the forum is excellent and after coming this far with the project, it makes sense to have the steel on the bottom. Just ordered it and it's about 3 weeks out. 
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Re: Another Sawmill Shed,,,Finally
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2021, 11:55:29 AM »
Thanks for sharing this build, it is truly inspirational! More positive thoughts from the last frontier for your Dad, if anyone can pull through C-19 he sounds like he can.  Here's to putting that chapter behind him!
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2021, 12:06:09 PM »
After a bit of consternation . . .  
From time to time, I've found that a bit of "construction consternation" is helpful. 
Good move, you won't regret the wait.
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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2021, 03:46:57 PM »
Just a quick update on the shed progress. The metal wainscoat was absolutely the way to go.


I also decided to put a concrete floor in the lean-to before closing in the walls, a lot easier to finish around the posts now. We're going to enclose and insulate this part of the building and use it for dried lumber/slab storage/display. It's coming together slow, but sure. 
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« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2021, 03:56:04 PM »
Looks good. Smart move on the concrete 

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« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2021, 03:00:25 PM »
Thought I'd update on the mill shed. It has certainly taken me a lot longer than I had anticipated, but it's taken on a life of its own as we've been working on it. 

We're not done with all of the siding, but we're closer. I like the whole gable side of the mill shed open, but have been thinking about a way to be able to close it for inclement weather when I want. I'm thinking about have a custom grain tarp, type system with tracks on each side and rolling the tarp up when not needed, and down to keep the weather out. I'm currently building carriage style swing-out doors for the lean-to. 

 

Inside of the first door. They'll be insulated, also made from WRC.


We're finishing the inside of the climate controlled lean-to (kiln dried lumber/slab storage and display) with pine shiplap. I've never done and shiplap before, but really like the way it's turning out. We don't have a molder so making the shiplap meant handling the boards more than I'd like, but we had the logs, and looks better than just sheeting with plywood. 
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« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2021, 11:04:28 PM »
Looks like youre taking advantage of the warm temps. 
Nice work, and that shiplap will be a beautiful showcase for what you can produce. 
By Thursday, I see where the weather guessers have us back into seasonal normals. Bet youll be glad when you can throw some heat into that side of the building!
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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2021, 02:46:58 AM »
Wow, does that look great!
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« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2022, 11:22:43 AM »
Slow but sure.

The shiplap is turning out better than expected.



Finished up the carriage doors, sure is nice to have that hole closed up. My wife really likes them.



This last weekend we installed most of you pipe supports and got all of the large kiln dried slabs out of our shop and to our new slab library  :). Sure is nice to have it organized and out of the way in the wood shop. I've got floor space I haven't seen in 2 years. We've got some insulating to finish up this week, more shiplap to put up and some lumber racks to build. Havin fun!


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« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2022, 11:37:38 AM »
Thanks very much for documenting and sharing this inspirational build.  Also best wishes for your Dads recovery.
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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2022, 12:21:37 PM »
Dad is completely recovered, we think he's in better shape now than before, miraculous. He helps us around the mill, shovels sawdust, cleans blades, and is headed out to the sawmill shed now to work on insulation. He can't stand sitting still, he goes dancing twice a week. 

He went from talking about bringing in Hospice while in the hospital, to an incredible turn around overnight this time last year. The local newspaper did an article on him, he's an inspiration to a lot of people around here. I'm lucky to have him with me.

He likes being around our place so much, my wife and I have decided to add on a 960 SF living quarters to the shop this year, with dad moving in by the end of this year. He still wants his independence, but is really looking forward to this move. Sooo, I'll be biting off another big building project this year, and I'm still working on the sawmill shed  :o. Somebody stop me!  
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« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2022, 01:35:16 PM »
Sooo, I'll be biting off another big building project this year, and I'm still working on the sawmill shed  :o. Somebody stop me!  
Won't be me.  I love big projects.  Keep'em coming. My big projects keep my mind busy.
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« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2022, 11:32:36 AM »
One bite at a time. Finally got the front b&b done on the mill shed, just a little dab of facia left on one side. When I get back to working on the shed, I'll move to the back side b&b, it's going to take a lot. Should have it all wrapped up before the snow flies,,,,,, again. This November it'll be 2 years since I started this project, WAY longer than I would have liked but we'll get it. 

  

On dad's new digs front, we decided to to not add on to the shop/do it ourselves. This side sawmill business has us hoppin, which is good, so better to concentrate on lumber production and let somebody else take care of dad's new home. We contracted a local log cabin builder that builds small cabins off-site, rolls them in and puts them together, done. Should be here sometime in September. Next week we'll put the foundation, sewer and water in. Once the cabin is here, I'll put in the flooring, inside trim and build the cabinets. He's excited 
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« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2022, 06:31:20 AM »
It will all get done.
I built a Women Cave for the wife. Well still not done.  ::)
We had a veggie business at the time. 
I had many customers that told me they could build that in 2 weeks.  ::)
I told them get a hammer and give me a hand.  ;D
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« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2022, 12:04:22 PM »
That looks really nice 👍
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