anvil
I thought I'd start a thread with pics here to show the evolution of my new shop. The thread title is appropriate.  😉

Oops, I have to edit my pics. The first pic is 3 years ago. I have siding. I then was offered a great situation surrounded by 1000 year old cedars. Took a lot of prep work, so I did not erect it. Next came an opportunity to buy the place where I am now. 
Assuming these pics are in some order, the second pic is where I'm building now. The view in the background is Mesa Verde.
And last is the dirt work. Its leveled, footers duv and filled with 3/4" roadbase. My equipment is "in" the building within a few feet of where they will live. Then came winter, so anxiously awaiting spring thaw, or any melt off between now and then. Lol, I even hauled the gravel in the first pic. Click image for larger version - Name: original shop1_small.jpg, Views: 11, Size: 100.39 KB Click image for larger version - Name: virgin ground.jpg, Views: 12, Size: 663.20 KB Click image for larger version - Name: shop excavation.jpg, Views: 11, Size: 568.12 KB
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jmccustomknives
Keep us posted.  😃

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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anvil
I will. 2' of snow right now.  First time in a long time that i want winter to end.
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jmccustomknives
You guys are getting snow, it's like spring here.  I'm afraid my trees are going to start budding.  That would be bad, way too early.  I fully expect another bad cold spell.  My figs get bit by a late frost every year, but the other trees can't.  Going to get some work here done.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Hank Rearden
I love the view. I just got a notification of township meeting on being taxed for how much square footage of  roof is on our property. Why I bring that up is relocation consideration before I build. Yeah, please keeps us posted. Nice tonka toy
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anvil
I had 8" of snow this last week. Typical springtime in the Rockies. At least it wasnt 40 below.

Waiting on the dirt boys to put in my waterline, then Katy bar the door!
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jmccustomknives
snow?  It's like 95 here.  lol.  

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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anvil
Ha, tomorrow it will be 80 here and we will be praying for snow!.
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jmccustomknives
It is just a brisk 93 today.  

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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bigphotog
Would like to see more of your build. I’m getting ready to build a forge/shop behind the garage. Wondering about the floor  to go packed decomposed granite  or pour cement... I have to replace my cement drive so a few more yards of cement won’t kill the budget but I like the traditional floor.
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anvil
Pics soon. Winter is, i think, done. We only got 8" of snow a few daze ago and a skiff yesterday morning. 

Im at the VA hospital in Albuquerque for a checkup and home tomorrow. I left yesterday and got a call from the dirt guy. I wasnt even out of Colorado. He wanted to start yesterday!  Life is normal.

Tomorrow or friday we will run  a waterline to the shop. Then i can do a little concrete work and be back at it.

Ive always been a dirt floor guy, so thats my suggestion. Its easy on the feet, fines etc add to the floor and a little mag chloride keeps it firm. My floor in my last shop(30+years) was decomposed granit. Cant beat it.
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anvil
The dirt guy will be here by noon!
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