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��A Combined Farm Implement Shed and Machine- Shop

THK acconipaiuing drawings show a plan for a f.irin iniplemcnt store- room and machine repair-shop. The construction is very simple, ijcing a rectangular building with an ordinary plain gable roof of one-third pitch, ail being set on a concrete foundation. The size of the entire buikling is 72 ft. long by 24 ft. wide, with a 9-ft. studding. This size is sufficient to house an automobile, a tractor and much of the farm machinery, leaving a space 24 ft.

��Such a building can be made attrac- tive and substantial if properly located. The cost is not prohibitive. The ma- terials required fur the concrete work are 32 barrels of cement, 15 yards of sand and 24 yards of gravel. The frame- work will require 2,800 ft. of 2-in. dimension lumber, 2,300 ft. of siding, 2,400 feet of lumber and 21,000 cedar shingles.

If the ])lot is not level excavate the ground the size of the building and thoroughly tamp it down, or place in cinders and tamp them well before

���square at one end for the ma- chine-shop.

The shop enfl of the i)uilding is essential; for the in- tricate machinery of the farm e(|uipment to-day rcfiuires belter facilities for nund- ing and kcepim.' i" order than just a forge and an anvil.

The shop part is large enough to accommodate a gasoline engine, about

horsepower, f r dri ing a line-shaft, where power may be used to drive a <lrill |)ress, lathe or emery wheel, or to house a farm ligliling-|)lanl. If a good partition is jirovidi-d this pari of the building can be heated with a small stove al pr.ictically no cost.

��A combination implement shed and farm machine-shop Tor housing tools and the like

��beginning to put in the concrete mixture. l()rms of rough boards may be held in place with stakes on the outside line o( the building ;ind the concrete put in the same as foi' building a sidewalk, making the surface of a neater mixture and trowi'ling it down smooth. The building is raised on this in the usual manner.

The approach to the doorways is also made of concrete and should be a part of the floor. The forms can be built up at the ends sloping so that the surf.ice can be struck off with ,1 str.iightedge. This is the most econoniii-al method.

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