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    From veal to millwork

    My shop is now in what used to be a veal barn. The barn is 40'Wx100'L. The heated part is going to be 40'x40'. In order to pour concrete we had to bring in alot of fill. Along the one wall there was a 10'x100' strip of concrete that my freinds father put in for the horses. We used 38 tons of recycled concrete to bring the groud up to grade. The great thong about recycled concrete is it packs in like concrete. Here is what it looked like last week. Before the fill went in. Will load more pics tommrow night after we pour.

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    OK, forget to add the pic.
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    Wow! Really looking forward to the after pics!
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    That is the reason cleints are NOT ALLOWED in the shop. I dont want them to run away screaming.

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    40x40 of clear space will be great Al actually probally better than the old shop yu worked out of..was that your daughter in the back ground
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    Al, I didn't see the old place, but man this has possibilities galore!!!! It can showcase your work as well as provide a place to work.
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    Yes, hats my duaghter in the pic. She like to hang out and bug me. The first shop was 30'x25' with several polls and uneven concrete and needed tons of work. Here is the planned layout for this space. Several things are still being decided on.I know it looks like some of the stuff is way spread out, but the molders need atlest 12' on the in/out feeds.
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    Concrete went down today. Glad I had enough help wher I didnt have to do any work with the concrete. We started pouring around 4:30 and fnished around 9:30. It went fairly well other then the 2 yds overage. We used a power buggy to save alot of work. Sunday we will seal the concrete and will cut the lines on tuesday or wensday.
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    Looking good, Al.
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    LOTS of potential there!
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