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  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
My Model Shop WiP
Posted by The Drifter on Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:51 PM

Hello everyone,

I am nearing retirement, and with that I promised my wife we would completely remodel our home before I was fully retired. So we are currently 50% done and making headway to be done by November. I had originally planned on building my model space in the back corner of our garage, but I decided to use a corner of our property to build myself a 18'x18' model shop / dog house (Thanks for reminding me Carlos LOL)

I have done the work myself to save money. I have the exterior complete. I still need to finish the interior, and I will post progress photos of that. This is where I am currently. Thoughts and suggestions welcomed.

The remaining wood that is not painted will be stained and sealed in the coming weekends. The interior will have HVAC, electric, plumbing and wifi / cable. 

This is my home....since this photo we have removed the wooden walkway, and replaced it with a brand new one that goes completely around the house and down to my shop. We put 3" to 6" grey river rock between the house and the new walkway. Those are all new windows, roof, front and back porches, cedar siding pressure washed and sealed. We still have a few things to complete outside but we wanted to get the interior stuff done first due to the heat here during the summer months. I'll post more photos once I am done. This photo was taken from the top of my driveway....it goes down to the right of where I was standing about 700' then gently bends to the left until it puts you into the parking area.

Jeff

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    April, 2005
Posted by ddp59 on Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:48 PM

how hot & cold does it get in the summer & winter? flat ceiling or cathederal ceiling? insulated & if so, where or non-insulated?

  • Member since
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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:53 PM

Very nice Drifter; looking forward to seeing how you fit it out. I need the Internet in my room back of the ex boat shed, I'm still messing about with boosters. 

Joe

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:55 PM

Cool series of WIP, love those. And nice dog..., I mean man cave Smile

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:56 PM

ddp59

how hot & cold does it get in the summer & winter? flat ceiling or cathederal ceiling? insulated & if so, where or non-insulated?

 

Hello ddp59,

Summer time temp: Avg 95 degrees with high humidity

Winter time temp: Avg Highs 25 - 30 degrees / Avg Low 5 - 10 degrees

Shop ceiling: cathederal ceiling (Walls and Ceiling will be insulated: R-19 for the walls & R-25 in the ceiling)

Jeff

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:59 PM

Est.1961

Very nice Drifter; looking forward to seeing how you fit it out. I need the Internet in my room back of the ex boat shed, I'm still messing about with boosters. 

Joe

 

Thank you Joe...I'm not sure if your internet provider has it, but my internet company has what they call a "Internet Booster" that helps you receive a signal when you're not near the main receiver.

P.S. Joe, I googled your location...It is absolutely beautiful where you live. The countryside and then have the ocean right there. Just breath taking sir.

Jeff

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:01 PM

castelnuovo

Cool series of WIP, love those. And nice dog..., I mean man cave Smile

 

Thank you castelnuovo. My man Stikpusher had to remind me that it could also be used as a "Dog House" LOL Wink

Jeff

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:53 PM
Very nice,and the house and property look great.

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:18 PM

Tojo72
Very nice,and the house and property look great.
 

Thank you very much Tojo. I saw your last update photo on your new home and it is very exciting. I can't wait to see more photos.

Jeff

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:30 PM

Yes sir, that there is what dreams are made of! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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    May, 2016
Posted by Raulduke on Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:22 PM

[quote user="Mopar Madness"]

Yes sir, that there is what dreams are made of! 

 

oh my!!! Starting from a clean sheet of paper. Unfortunately that’s about all I have, a clean sheet of paper. Jeaulous? You bet. Have fun and careful on that ladder.

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Monday, July 15, 2019 3:19 PM

Thank you Raulduke

Jeff

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, July 15, 2019 3:22 PM

Yeah, I have a thought; when can I move in?  It looks like heaven to me. You lucky dog. 

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Monday, July 15, 2019 3:30 PM

Bakster

Yeah, I have a thought; when can I move in?  It looks like heaven to me. You lucky dog. 

 

Well Bakster anytime...It's just the wife and I now lol. Our daughters are grown and have their own homes. 

Jeff

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 15, 2019 3:33 PM

Where will you put the still? Love it.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, July 15, 2019 5:02 PM

GMorrison

Where will you put the still? Love it.

 

SHHHHHHHHH.....that's something you don't even tell the other half, ever....Had a good friend who had two set up, as far as I know they are still out there waiting to be found after he passed away.   His wife knew he had them (and was ok with it), but not the locations.

 

Nice project, looking forward to how the inside is fitted out when you get ready to start sanding and painting plastic again.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 15, 2019 5:34 PM

Seriously though, as an architect I have to think of these things. Looks like it has only one door, understandable with the hill and all. 400 sq. ft. is kind of pushing it for something with only one door.

You should think about what it would take to get out fast if there's a fire and it blocks your way out. Like an easy open window which you can jump out of.

I'm pretty impressed that you built it yourself. I can remodel a room, but a freestanding structure, I'd probably order one online.

 

Bill

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 15, 2019 5:36 PM

The Drifter

 

 
castelnuovo

Cool series of WIP, love those. And nice dog..., I mean man cave Smile

 

 

 

Thank you castelnuovo. My man Stikpusher had to remind me that it could also be used as a "Dog House" LOL Wink

 

 

Meaning you keep a cot in there for those times when you are "in the dog house".

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:32 PM

 

 
castelnuovo

Cool series of WIP, love those. And nice dog..., I mean man cave Smile

 

 

 

Thank you castelnuovo. My man Stikpusher had to remind me that it could also be used as a "Dog House" LOL Wink

 

 

 

 

Meaning you keep a cot in there for those times when you are "in the dog house".

GMorrison

 

 

[/quote] That is correct Bill, but I will not need one. I haven't been in the dog house for a very very long time.

Jeff

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:46 PM

GMorrison

Seriously though, as an architect I have to think of these things. Looks like it has only one door, understandable with the hill and all. 400 sq. ft. is kind of pushing it for something with only one door.

You should think about what it would take to get out fast if there's a fire and it blocks your way out. Like an easy open window which you can jump out of.

I'm pretty impressed that you built it yourself. I can remodel a room, but a freestanding structure, I'd probably order one online.

 

Bill

 

Thank you Bill, and thank you for the fire concern. I have already planned on having 3 fire extinguishers for that sole reason. I just have that one door and a 4'x4' window because of the interior footprint I have drawn out. That is why I will have 3 extinguishers planned. 

I have built a good amount of freestanding structures over the years. I really enjoy doing it. The hardest part with this build was getting the post stinglined straight. After I got all the post set in 3 foot holes with concrete I measured everything and was off by an 1/8th of an inch. I'll take that all day long with the slope of the grade, and 9 post total lol.

Jeff

  • Member since
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  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:47 PM

GMorrison

Where will you put the still? Love it.

 

LMHO...I am not sure yet Bill

Jeff

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:50 PM

Nice work. Add an axe and I think you've got it covered. That R19 oughta muffle the loud Rush playing in there.

 

  • Member since
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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:51 PM

The Drifter

 

 
castelnuovo

Cool series of WIP, love those. And nice dog..., I mean man cave Smile

 

 

 

Thank you castelnuovo. My man Stikpusher had to remind me that it could also be used as a "Dog House" LOL Wink

 

 

 

 

Meaning you keep a cot in there for those times when you are "in the dog house".

GMorrison

 

 

That is correct Bill, but I will not need one. I haven't been in the dog house for a very long time.

 

[/quote]That's good to hear. I don't like to run away from my problems either.

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:52 PM

GMorrison

Nice work. Add an axe and I think you've got it covered. That R19 oughta muffle the loud Rush playing in there.

 

 

LOL...I hope so. Luckily my closest neighbor is 1/2 mile down from me.

Jeff

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:53 PM

The Drifter

 

 
GMorrison

Where will you put the still? Love it.

 

 

 

LMHO...I am not sure yet Bill

 

 

Dang Rev'nooers! It's funny what Goldhammer said too.

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Monday, July 15, 2019 11:00 PM

GMorrison

 

 
The Drifter

 

 
GMorrison

Where will you put the still? Love it.

 

 

 

LMHO...I am not sure yet Bill

 

 

 

 

Dang Rev'nooers! It's funny what Goldhammer said too.

 

 

LOL...and yes, what GH said is funny and true. I bet if I went off the beaten path I could find the leftovers of a still. I hike and hunt in the backwoods of my area, and some areas of the Appalachian Mountains and you can see certain things that are signs of a still. There ares still a few old timers that were around during the hayday's of moon shining, and their stories are vivid, amazing, funny and a large part of our country's history.

Sadly, like most areas of this country pills have taken center stage to moon shining in my area. 

Jeff

fox
  • Member since
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:47 PM

A couple of the guys I used to work with know a place where you can still drive down a long dirt road, stop and leave a $20 bill in the large staple in the top of the fence post, continue down the road till you come to an open area, turn around and come back to the post and you will find a large mason jar of the "Good stuff" on top of the post.

One of the guys has quite a collection of those jars. Wink

Jim  Captain

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:02 PM

I really like it!

And, wow! What beautiful land!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:06 PM

The gentleman mentioned above was particular who he offered up his creations to....we were duck hunting in southern Oregon on a day that you almost had to break the ice to open the actions on our guns.  We got so cold and wet that we called it a day before the rest of the guys, and on the boat back in he took pity on me (I guess) and offered me the flask.  Was some kind of plum creation.....went down nice and easy with no bite, at least till it hit bottom, then it was like a Mk-82 went off.  Never had any offers in the years after either.Crying

Got hold of some in SC when I was at Shaw AFB....was easy to do a brain inspection since the top of your head opened right up.

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:18 PM

fox

A couple of the guys I used to work with know a place where you can still drive down a long dirt road, stop and leave a $20 bill in the large staple in the top of the fence post, continue down the road till you come to an open area, turn around and come back to the post and you will find a large mason jar of the "Good stuff" on top of the post.

One of the guys has quite a collection of those jars. Wink

Jim  Captain

 

 

It's still like that in Hazard and Harlen Kentucky.

Jeff

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