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  • #31
    It looks amazing, Scott. Is it inappropriate to ask how this is all being funded? I assume its money laundering, drug dealing and a protection racket!

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    • #32
      Mostly drugs, some gun smuggling.

      Give me a call if you want to talk about it. I have a crate of AKs going cheap.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by ScottUK View Post
        I have a crate of AKs going cheap.
        They're difficult to snort, I've heard.

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        • #34
          Well well well, four months have gone by since last posting here!

          Here's an update for you all! THE DOJO IS ONE-THIRD DONE! Wooohooooooo!

          Check out the progress so far here:

          http://heijoshin.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/one-month-on/

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          • #35
            Very nice Scott!
            I am seriously and sincerely jealous!
            OK, not about the work involved (sounds like the house I'm trying to make liveable!), but about the results you are achieving.

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            • #36
              No results yet, fella - but we can all see the dojo starting to emerge from the dust now...

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              • #37
                Top work Scott. Like Paul, very jealous!

                One of the guys from my parent dojo has built a house specifically with a section with High ceilings. I've been eyeing off my huge dining room...........

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                • #38
                  Very cool! Sounds like quite a project and it's interesting to follow along on your site. Good luck with the rest of the construction!

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                  • #39
                    How are you building your floor? It looks like a floating floor, I assume plywood over the frame. How are you planning on finishing it?

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                    • #40
                      I think you're seeing the wall panels while they were lying on the floor! We ain't started the floor yet!

                      It will be a finished wooden floor surface on a ply base on foam blocks.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by ScottUK View Post
                        It will be a finished wooden floor surface on a ply base on foam blocks.
                        ..... and will be re-inforced to withstand the weight it will have to bear.....

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by ScottUK View Post
                          I think you're seeing the wall panels while they were lying on the floor! We ain't started the floor yet!

                          It will be a finished wooden floor surface on a ply base on foam blocks.
                          I'm envious. Would you mind sharing a rough estimate of the costs involved? I know our dojo has considered replacing our floor.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by ScottUK View Post
                            I think you're seeing the wall panels while they were lying on the floor! We ain't started the floor yet!

                            It will be a finished wooden floor surface on a ply base on foam blocks.
                            Have you got your foam yet? Check out this article on building a sprung floor with foam blocks for judo. No idea if that construction would work for you but it's a good article for ideas anyways.

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                            • #44
                              Yeah that is one of the articles we used for reference.

                              The only difference is that we will use a smaller (in height) foam block (and probably more of) - to not create 'give' in the floor, but to allow deflection/deformation of the ply panels during fumikomi.

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                              • #45
                                Ladies and Gents,

                                We have an opening night date - 23rd July 2011, doors open 7pm.

                                While we're not yet complete, we will be finished within a month - which gives us a few weeks to do minor works, tidying, detailing etc.

                                Any KW member who would like to attend our opening ceremony, demonstration and food/drink/party - please drop me a PM. The dojo is 15 miles north of Birmingham, just off the A5 and easily accessible via the M6 and other major midlands motorways.

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