Once we got the new milling machine into the barn, the work was just beginning. I already had a small area walled in and insulated and heated to keep my lathe, mill, and other machines from getting cold and attracting condensation, and then rusting. Now that the mew CNC mill is in place, I have to wall in the area, wire, insulate, and sheet rock in the expanded machine shop room.
First, a new wall needs to be framed up.
Fortunately, there is already an overhead beam that makes a good place to attach the top of the new wall.
A used door I had kicking around gets framed in and mounted in the door. With the new wall, I need a way to get to the rest of the barn.
The first sheet of rock in place.
Then the second sheet.
One wall sheet rocked. I added a couple of outlets on the wall while I was at it. Can't have too many outlets in a shop!
I had to frame in a second door on the stairway up to the upper storage area. This door will keep the heat from escaping up the stairs and out of the machine shop.
The walls will all need to be taped and sanded prior to painting. To get a good enough looking job it takes me several more coats that what it takes the pros, but I work a lot cheaper......
In addition to the new partition, I still have two outside walls of the pole barn constructed building that need to be furred out, insulated, sheet rocked, taped, and painted. Here's the wall behind the new mill getting furred out with 2 by 2's out of the misc. lumber pile.
To be continued............