Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Classic Design Concepts
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Garage / Tools Discussions

Garage / Tools Discussions Discussions about garage setups and general tools discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-15-2014, 03:30 PM   #1
thahemp
Geek
 
thahemp's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Black LS3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Derby, KS
Posts: 4,205
Hemp's Shop Build

Last fall we bought 67 acres outside of town with the intention of digging a big pond and building a shop. We also wanted a place that we could hunt and shoot whenever we felt like. So we have drawn up some rough plans and we started haggling with the county a few months ago to get permits for the pond and the structure. What a PITA! They finally showed up today, almost 2 months after we dropped the pipe in the ditch, to dig in our culvert. I can finally get the camaro onto the property! Pretty exciting stuff.

Here's a shot of the freshly installed culvert with paved road access.

Name:  culvert.jpg
Views: 388
Size:  254.7 KB


We still have to do a watershed survey according to the county. The pond is going to be somewhere between 3.5 - 5 acres depending on where we are able to cut it in. I'm leaning towards the 5 acre version of the pond. I'd hate to pay to have it dug and dammed, then wish later we had dug it bigger.

The building is going to be part living space, part electronics shop, part longarm quilting shop (for the females), part woodworking shop, and mostly car bays and car storage. I'll finally have a place I can install a lift. We have only ever leased space before and they wouldn't let us drill anchors into the concrete. We are sort of at the point now where we're trying to go over all the plans and make sure we aren't missing something that would be nice to have while we're at it. Suggestions welcome and appreciated.

The shop is going to be on about a 10,000 sq. ft. pad. I'm really hoping we get it all done by this time next year.
__________________
01000111011011110110111101100100001000000110110001 11010101100011011010110010000001110111011010010111 01000110100000100000011101000110100001101001011100 110010000001101111011011100110010100100001

x = ac97968bd3df8f968c8cd3df998a9c94d3df9c8a918bd3df9c 909c94df8c8a9c949a8dd3df92908b979a8ddf998a9c949a8d d3df8b968b8cd1
x = ~x
thahemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 03:52 PM   #2
meshamey
Meshamey
 
meshamey's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS / 2014 Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Panama City, Florida
Posts: 293
meshamey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 12:09 PM   #3
mlee
H-Town Camaro Club
 
mlee's Avatar
 
Drives: Number Twenty-Three
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 24,448
WoW... you're building every guys dream there.

Can't wait to follow the progress..
__________________
.
mlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 01:43 PM   #4
thahemp
Geek
 
thahemp's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Black LS3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Derby, KS
Posts: 4,205
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlee View Post
WoW... you're building every guys dream there.

Can't wait to follow the progress..
Thanks Mike. We have waited a long time to get some land and build a man resort. It actually feels weird getting started.

First item on the list is a tractor. We have a lot of land to clear. This piece looks like no one has even walked it in 50 years. We're looking at something in the 75 - 100 HP PTO range so we can run a big flush-cut tree saw attachment. There are TONS of cedars and medium sized trees in the brush. I'm not sure a brush hog is gonna cut it.
__________________
01000111011011110110111101100100001000000110110001 11010101100011011010110010000001110111011010010111 01000110100000100000011101000110100001101001011100 110010000001101111011011100110010100100001

x = ac97968bd3df8f968c8cd3df998a9c94d3df9c8a918bd3df9c 909c94df8c8a9c949a8dd3df92908b979a8ddf998a9c949a8d d3df8b968b8cd1
x = ~x
thahemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 02:26 PM   #5
DwRed1LTV6


 
Drives: '13 VR 1LT
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Gateway to the West
Posts: 2,622
lol. . . . . sounds like a great project !!
__________________
2013 Camaro 1LT/Auto/18's/Sunroof/Spare Tire.
Formerly known as Silver85IrocZ !!
RotoFab-Cai, 1LE strut bar, Gm 4 pack guages,
G.S. Hashmarks, Gill stripes, Camaro letters and
Bowties in 3d Carbon vinyl,
Opti-coat 2.0 Applied, Abs rear louvers,
hydro-dipped fog lamp bezels.
Built on or about 5 Jun 13 7:58 am - Adopted 5 Jul 13
DwRed1LTV6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 10:04 PM   #6
SimpleGreen

 
Drives: 2013 1SS/1LE IOM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southeast Louisiana
Posts: 1,223
My entire property might be just 10,000 sq feet.

That's ridiculous.

Can't wait to see it finished!
__________________
'13 1SS/1LE-Inferno Orange-Borla SType-Katzins-RotoFab-Elite Engineering-Michelin AS3-IOM Interior Pack
SimpleGreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2014, 12:14 PM   #7
thahemp
Geek
 
thahemp's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Black LS3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Derby, KS
Posts: 4,205
I finally got a chance to go out and squeeze off a few rounds. It sure is nice to be able to shoot outdoors and not have to endure all that indoor range buzzing. I think this location is about where we're going to do our construction. It is probably 1/3 of a mile into the property. You can't even see the tops of the trees that line the main road from here. The brush is THICK everywhere else. This is the natural watershed section of the property, which is where we'll cut the pond in.

I heard a bunch of quail while I was out there too. Hopefully we can get some coveys scared up this winter! TONS of deer beds.


Name:  20140725_113752.jpg
Views: 249
Size:  195.7 KB
__________________
01000111011011110110111101100100001000000110110001 11010101100011011010110010000001110111011010010111 01000110100000100000011101000110100001101001011100 110010000001101111011011100110010100100001

x = ac97968bd3df8f968c8cd3df998a9c94d3df9c8a918bd3df9c 909c94df8c8a9c949a8dd3df92908b979a8ddf998a9c949a8d d3df8b968b8cd1
x = ~x
thahemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2014, 08:15 PM   #8
Tenring
 
Tenring's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 2SS/RS - SIM
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Arizona
Posts: 359
Looks like it will be awesome, congrats.

I had something like that started one time, it was really exciting until I woke up.
Tenring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 01:41 PM   #9
thagSS
 
Drives: 2001 Mercury Cougar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenring View Post
Looks like it will be awesome, congrats.

I had something like that started one time, it was really exciting until I woke up.

+1
thagSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 05:17 PM   #10
Nzcamaro
NZ Camaro. New Zealand
 
Nzcamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 1968 camaro. 2010 2ss Camaro
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 170
Great site. I am hoping to do a garage man cave next year, lov this forum for ideas.
Nzcamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.