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  • #46
    Originally posted by Bob Gato View Post
    LoL true that, but luck plays an important part in the "Best-laid plans..." a 747 could make an unscheduled diversion to the top of my house at any time!
    The only 'luck' I acknowledge is 'accident of birth'. To who; where; what time; and what race (yes, it matters, Karen). Having secured the best possible combination, I had no excuse not to succeed in this world.

    My luck proceeded my birth. The rest was on me. Same applies to you guys.
    Resident Luddite

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    • #47
      Another helpful hint to those that have a small inhouse room for a shop such as I do!

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      These are small roll table top shelving units! These can hold tools, and act as a building surface, and when you are finished they can just roll into your closet until needed again!

      Rob
      "Firemen can stand the heat"

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      • #48
        Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
        It's been my findings that 'luck' follows a long period of planning, study, observation, doing without the things that get in the way. And better-than-average performance.

        I've been told I'm lucky to be so talented and productive.

        Bull-****!

        David
        Amen to that.

        Only thing I would add to the above is the unwillingness to waiver to defeat and thick headed stubbornness to continue on until successful.

        BG,

        Awesome new shop. My dream has always been to have a shop like yours connected to the house. To this day most of the work I do happens in the house. Only the stuff I must do in the shop happens out there.

        Manfred,

        Your new shop renovation is epic and I’m with you on putting in a basement after the fact. A nut indeed, but a wingnut of the same flock. My wife and I were looking at doing the same thing to our first house. Look forward to seeing more of your skilled builds once the new cave is finished.

        Nick

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        • #49
          Thanks Nick -The drawback to an inside shop-I have to be very creative when using even the tiniest bit of polyester resin or bondo down there -You'd think I was cooking fish with the lady's book club on the way over!

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Monahan Steam Models View Post

            Amen to that.

            Only thing I would add to the above is the unwillingness to waiver to defeat and thick headed stubbornness to continue on until successful.

            BG,

            Awesome new shop. My dream has always been to have a shop like yours connected to the house. To this day most of the work I do happens in the house. Only the stuff I must do in the shop happens out there.

            Manfred,

            Your new shop renovation is epic and I’m with you on putting in a basement after the fact. A nut indeed, but a wingnut of the same flock. My wife and I were looking at doing the same thing to our first house. Look forward to seeing more of your skilled builds once the new cave is finished.

            Nick
            This renovation was planned a few years ago, for now, they poured the constructionfloor last friday, i do have to admit, i have to give SWMBO a piece of the cake, still leaving me with plenty of room for the new cave, compared with the cave version mark 1, it will become 6 times bigger.
            I hope to start decorating after a couple of months, i just have to be patient.

            Manfred.
            I went underground

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            • #51
              Impressed by the build none the less. The steel walls driven into the perimeter are a feat in themselves. Hope you post more on the progress of this project.

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              • #52
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                This was the start as shown on the vid i made, ready to pour the constructionfloor.

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                When the constructionfloor was done the guys started with rebar to make the walls.

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                The wall where first cladded with forms, then they poured in the concrete, this is the result after a week hardening.

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                Placing the construction which will carry the new floor, the spaces between are filled up with prefab concrete blocks, when all laid down they poured again concrete to create the new floor of my livingroom.

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                The newly created space under de floor of the livingroom, i do have to share it with SHWBO, so half of it is mine for the new cave.

                Last month we ended all construction and flooring in the basement, i'm now in the process of taking down the old cave and move it underground, workingbench is allready done as the plancks for the models and some needed storage.

                All in all it took 4 months to round things up, it was a bit of a adventure, but i will be ready this winter to check all boats and start with ramping up the build of the type XXVIIb.

                End of this week i hope to show the pics of the new cave.

                Manfred.

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                • #53
                  Excellent digs, Manfred! What we do for our hobby!
                  Resident Luddite

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                  • #54
                    Thanks David, first you dig, then crawl, walk and run.

                    Manfred.

                    I went underground

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by MFR1964 View Post
                      Thanks David, first you dig, then crawl, walk and run.

                      Manfred.
                      LOL! Touche, sir.

                      David
                      Resident Luddite

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                      • #56
                        Looks great Manfred!

                        Just the other day, I was wondering how your project was coming along. Looking forward to seeing you get the new area set up.

                        Nick

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                        • #57
                          Thanks Nick,

                          Moving the cave underground is in full progress, goal is to get things running this weekend.
                          Honestly, i rather build boats instead of basements, the work involved sharpened my buildingskills, builded up from scratch, SWMBO did also more as her fair share, i'm proud on her.
                          Total time from the start of the build by contractor untill the end, 8 months, but it was worth it.

                          Manfred.





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                          • #58
                            Despite i'.m late, still merry Xmas to you bubbleheads.

                            Work on moving the cave is done, pictures,

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                            Part of the workbench and display of my boats.

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                            Storage and Documentation.
                            As you can see i like order, dispite some people advice chaos is the best.

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                            The type VII is opened up and the gutts of the XVIIb are sorted out of the pile.

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                            The V80 is butchered for maintenance.

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                            The metal corner, all the metal stuff is kept inside the draws.

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                            Made a spare workingbench using my workmate, charching the XVIIb, i still wonder how i managed todo all of this inside that tiny bedroom.

                            Manfred.

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                            • #59
                              A magnificent job turning a hole in the ground into a purpose built man-cave! Well done, sir! I hate you.

                              Model building to architecture -- is there anything you can't do? What the hell is it with your European's? You make the rest of us look like slackers.

                              David
                              Resident Luddite

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                              • #60
                                It's in my blood to be a Jack of all trades, i can do most basic stuff myself, like plumbing/heating and ventilation, electrician, wall/ceiling builder, laying down floors, and cabinetbuilder, i think the biggest problem with us Europeans is money, it has to be done cheap, materials don't cost that much, and my hours are free.
                                And yes David, still Hate you too!!!!!

                                Manfred.
                                I went underground

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