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We do things a little bit differently here vis-a-vis the West... the materials we use, the labor we employ and the techniques we adopt to construct are definitely low-tech, though cost-effective and quick!

On the other hand, in India, we adopt a very scientific and time-tested building planning technique called "Vastu" - centuries old, it clearly dictates ventilation, building orientation, position of equipment and even where the 'boss' of the setup should sit!

Watch as my 1200 sq ft space takes shape, ground-up. Project start date 7th November 2011... hoping to complete in 2 months. Will post more pics as the build goes on...wish me luck, folks!
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An absolutely fascinating build, I look forward to the next exciting instalment.

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This is going to be really interesting.
I think it might give some of the safety concious members a heart attack though.
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This is going to be really interesting.
I think it might give some of the safety concious members a heart attack though.
Gav, I agree completely! However, there's an old-fashioned and time-tested way of doing things in India that the construction workforce is used to - if I even mentioned the very basic of safety gear - helmets, the right kind of footwear and industrial gloves, the workers (and the building contractor) would vamoose before you could say "safety!".

As it is, I'm going to have a difficult time getting safety in place at the woodshop - but believe me you, I've invested a good deal in dust collection and disposal, eyegear, ear and respiratory protection from 3M... so that's the way it'll be run when I'm in the shop and commissioned!
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An absolutely fascinating build, I look forward to the next exciting instalment.
Harry, Many thanks for the words of encouragement!
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How long and by how many people did it take to dig the trench for the footings?

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Looks like a lot work in that trench and walls, but it does look solid.... I bet a OSHA inspector would have a field day ....Hahaha...Please keep us posted

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How long and by how many people did it take to dig the trench for the footings?
Harry, two men, three days... the trenches are two feet wide and three feet deep... the long wall is 46 feet, the width of the workspace 26 feet.... the math's yours now!
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Looks like a lot work in that trench and walls, but it does look solid.... I bet a OSHA inspector would have a field day ....Hahaha...Please keep us posted
Papawd, I've explained to Harry the dimensions of the trench... just to give you a further idea, the walls are 6-inch thick concrete blocks (built on a base of reinforced steel girding and poured concrete), and after it's all plastered on both sides, will stand 8-in thick. The walls also go up to a height of 12 feet towards the sides... so with the sloped and trussed roof coming up, I'll have a max roof clearance of 16 feet inside...

Yeah, the methods might make an OSHA inspector gasp, but the result will definitely win the approval of the engineers of Fort Knox!
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Thumbs up This is where we've reached today!

Some more pics of the progress being made... the roof's girder trusses are welded, deburred and ready, the walls are being built up to reach minimum height, and hopefully, the day after, we should see the framing for the roof and the poured, reinforced concrete for the flooring start going in.
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