Sharpening Shed – the foundation
Time to make some more covered storage. There never seems to be enough space. The woodworking shop is becoming a bit too close for comfort for some of the work to be performed. It plan is to recycle some wharf timbers and then to mill some logs to put up the buildling.
With a quick measurement for distance from the kiln, and a slab of wood as a temporary marker on the ground, its time to get digging.
The digging goes fairly well and only takes a few minutes to make the first trench.The goal is to settle the foundation low enough so that 2×8 floor joists and 1 inch plank flooring will end up being just a few inches shorter than the floor of the kiln building.
One trench done and fairly level, its onto the next one. I seem to have misplaced my string level. So I’ll have to eyeball it for now. The embankment in the background has a lot of water seeping from it. Just on the other side of the mowers is a small ditch that has been directing the water all the way down and around the back of the work yard. That ditch too is in need of a cleanout. A task for another day. In the meantime, the second trench is complete. Now its time to get some crushed stone to make a reasonably level base.
What I didn’t know was that the field supervisor was on site at the time, watching my every move, making sure the job was on time and stays on budget. 🙂