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Ground Breaking Soon

Started by kodydog, June 01, 2017, 07:21:54 pm

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kodydog

My neighbor came over and helped me build this partition wall. I'll sand it today and hopefully get some primer on it.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WXIO3HVdNT7cR6Co1
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

SteveA

Getting close to occupancy.  You know that you will spend another 5 years developing and changing the working space after you move in.
But it's all good - what a place - the lighting, height, stand alone building, wide openings, maybe the first of a few more buildings/partnership business' to come ?
SA 

Mojo

Great job Ed.

I despise drywalling. I would rather have a colonoscopy then to mud walls. Typically I go a few years in between drywall projects and my mudding prowess becomes so rusty I suck at it. By the end of the project I am mudding like a Pro. Then I don't do any mudding for a couple years and I am right back to being a dangerous weapon with a mudding knife.

I am sure you are thankful for those short walls. Our shop has 16 ft ceilings which would be impossible to partition off. A house we used to own had Cathedral ceilings and the peak was 22 ft. Taking drywall up a ladder that high is a real treat. Thankfully I was younger then. Today ? No way Jose.

So great to see you and Rose get a nice spacious shop. Ya'll deserve that.

Mojo

kodydog

December 22, 2017, 02:20:22 am #93 Last Edit: December 22, 2017, 02:35:18 am by kodydog
Quote from: Mojo on December 22, 2017, 01:17:30 am
Great job Ed.

I despise drywalling. I would rather have a colonoscopy then to mud walls. Typically I go a few years in between drywall projects and my mudding prowess becomes so rusty I suck at it. By the end of the project I am mudding like a Pro. Then I don't do any mudding for a couple years and I am right back to being a dangerous weapon with a mudding knife.

Mojo


Yes, the last time I slung mud on joints was about 10 years ago. Just enough time to forget how miserable it is. I spent all day today sanding all that stuff to a nice smooth surface. And once panted it will still look like crap because I do not know what I am doing. LOL But hay, most of it is going to get covered up by work benches, peg board, shelves and storage cabinets. So in the end all is good. Sure is a lot of work though.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

kodydog

Quote from: SteveA on December 21, 2017, 04:47:33 pm
Getting close to occupancy.  You know that you will spend another 5 years developing and changing the working space after you move in.
But it's all good - what a place - the lighting, height, stand alone building, wide openings, maybe the first of a few more buildings/partnership business' to come ?
SA


Yes a shop never stops evolving. If I were a younger man and knew what I know today I would buy a piece of commercial property and stay put until I retire. This shop is not set up for expansion. It will get me by for the next 10 years until I slow down a bit and get ready to retire.

If you are ready to move to Florida I can put you in touch with a shop that has been looking for an upholsterer for several years. But then Scott in San Diego is looking for an upholsterer. San Diego would be a cool place to live.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
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65Buick

FYI Kody: San Diego is a beautiful place. It's also one of the most expensive places in the nation.

Though even with the traffic there, I would probably live there if I could. I had never been and my wife and I took a little vacay down there. Stayed right downtown and went to the ballgame, only a couple blocks away. It was awesome.

Mojo

I spent some time in Diego. The first time it was not fun. But then again Marine Corps boot camp is never fun. After MCRD in Diego I went to Oceanside ( Camp Pendleton ).

Ingrid and I went back to Diego a few years ago for vacation and I enjoyed it then. The costs are outrageous. I seen a 3 bedroom 1 bath standard ranch house on a small lot that was selling for $ 500 K. Crazy.

Matines used to go to Tijuana for the weekend. Get locked up in jail, the Marines would send down a bus and bring us back. Monday everyone was at sick bay getting shots of penicillin ( the ladies in TJ were not the cleanest ) and then the following weekend do it all over again. They finally banned us from Tijuana so we went to downtown Diego. Tore a bunch of bars up fighting with Naval personnel ( they have a base there as well ) and the city fathers asked us to stay out of downtown. In the end we didn't have too many places left to go. :)

San Diego has one of the most temperate climates on the main land. They have some gorgeous weather there which is why everyone wants to move there. When Ingrid and I were there we were both shocked at the cost of everything, from groceries to fuel. It is outrageous.

Mojo

65Buick

Houses in my area (central coast CA) have also approached (or at 500k) for a basic house. We got lucky in the real estate crash to buy one for pennies of what they're worth now.

Also you all may not know but Nipomo is often regarded as the most temperate place in the nation. That's averaging all days of the year, it's about 65 degrees. San Diego can be hot.

I know most people outside CA talk about the high costs and all, but I grew up here. it's all I know. I guess you just learn to live with less, unless of course you're rich.

kodydog

We have been in the new shop about a month now and it just occurred to me I haven't posted the final pics of the finished shop.

Upholstery room
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vx3afuR30d2PD9eE3

Upholstery room
https://photos.app.goo.gl/CVJp4quABhpiUFNf2

This is kinda neat and something I always wanted to do. I built a cabinet around my air compressor and lined it with sheet Styrofoam. It cut the noise in half.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4UVFfNqbR0eNku7t1

Sewing room. The white cabinets hanging on the wall were purchased at an estate sale.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5DMWPkOZIeDq3kZG3

Sewing room.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8gF5cAQ50PdIMyOt2

We found this retro industrial cabinet at an estate sale.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H43RIZESeVzcC0NC2

I was finally able to clean out this shed and can now store foam and other supplies in it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Z7kBhXzW0KS4N7DI3





There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

SteveA

Thanks for posting those photos - what a great place - finally a vision brought to life -   All the best to you there always. 
Are you able to put a sign outside or that's restricted in your area ?

SA

65Buick

Hey Kody everything looks great. Like how you mounted rolls on the brackets. I bet that is handy.

Like the retro cabinet too. Complete with paw magnet.

I bet it was a long process but now you can enjoy the fruit of your labor.

kodydog

Quote from: SteveA on January 28, 2018, 04:33:23 pm
Are you able to put a sign outside or that's restricted in your area ?
SA


Our neighborhood is zoned residential. Even though all our neighbors know us and know what we are doing we need to keep a low profile. This means keeping the grounds tidy, keep the doors and windows closed when operating the staple gun and no sign. I will probably make a small sign and mount it next to the building. I'm trying to figure out what it should say. Maybe just SHOP with an arrow pointing around the corner where the door is.


Quote from: 65Buick on January 28, 2018, 08:53:01 pm
I bet it was a long process but now you can enjoy the fruit of your labor.

Working in that cramped garage for 2 years was an upholsterers nightmare. Every morning I had to move stuff out of the way so I could work. And every evening I had to move it all back. You will never hear me complain about "not enough room" again.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

65Buick

I have become conscious of the staple gun issue too. I have a permit that was allowed, maybe because I'm unincorporated county. Still a bad idea to annoy the neighbors though. Residential neighborhood.

byhammerandhand

Is it legal to logo your vehicle and park in the driveway?
Keith

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas A. Edison

kodydog

Yes it is. I know in some neighborhoods you cannot park a truck, van or car with company lettering on it. We don't because we do a lot of work for designers. Some designers don't like us advertising to their clients. On the other hand if a designers client asks for a business card what are we supposed to do? We give them a card.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html