Our son brought home a mini-excavator again and started on it Saturday evening and finished up Sunday morning. With the excavator doing the work and decent weather we went ahead and dug the whole little walk-out. The "hole" is about 8' deep and about 14' wide at the bottom and extends out from the house about 11'. That doesn't count the slanted side wall area. The top of the hole is a good bit bigger. I decided to make one wall almost vertical so I can get close enough to the door for hoisting loads with a tractor loader or lift boom. It will get a concrete block wall that will slant slightly back as it goes up. The wall that is parallel to the house will be block about 4' up then the upper part that slants back at about a 45 degree angle will be just laid with flat flagstone. The right side is all at about a 45 degree angle and except for the stairway will be laid with flat flagstone. The bottom will be fairly deep compacted crushed limestone after I get some more drain tile installed.
The door into the basement will be at the left side of the hole near the more vertical wall.
There is enough fall away from the house that with the top of the hole beveled back I will be able to be in the basement and see across the yard and through the trees through the window in the door which is what I wanted.
While the mini was on hand I did some surface drainage work on a couple of horse lots and just before dark we got an underground conduit installed for an electric line from one building to another.
I also got about 4,000 feet of electric horse fence installed this past week. Still doing a lot of sorting and shuffling...
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I did not equip with Shopsmiths in spite of the setups but because of them.
1 1988 - Mark V 510 (bought new), 4 Poly vee 1 1/8th HP Mark V's, Mark VII, 1 Mark V Mini, 1 Frankensmith, 1 10-ER, 1 Mark V Push-me-Pull-me Drillpress, SS bandsaw, belt sander, jointer, jigsaw, shaper attach, mortising attach, TS-3650 Rigid tablesaw, RAS, 6" long bed jointer, Foley/Belsaw Planer/molder/ripsaw, 1" sander, oscillating spindle/belt sander, Scroll saw, Woodmizer sawmill