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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2013, 01:12:05 AM »
It's going to be a nice home. Very exciting.
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2013, 06:25:49 PM »
So I got some more done today. My dad came round and gave me a hand.

We were working on the ridge, but the local builders merchants do not stock the ridge pieces ( they stock the main roofing sheets but not the ridge, wierd ) so what's an engineer to do ???

Make your own ridge pieces, that's what!!

We got a 8x4 sheet of galvanised steel, had at it with an angle grinder and cut it into 18"x 4ft strips. Not having a 4foot bending metal brake we fashioned a suitable implement out of the brown stuff.



The sheet to be bent is 1st placed on the workbench (3 4" fence posts on 2 trestles) up against a stop. then a piece of OSB re-enforced with a piece of the brown stuff is clamped on top of the sheet.

Then we sandwiched 2 pieces of OSB on the steel sheet sticking out and clamped, then (Warning, highly technical terms about to be used next) we sat on the OSB sandwich, bending it as far as we could. Then we unclamped everything, reversed the steel sheet in the jig and repeated the process.

The result was that all the pieces bent up to the same angle and so then it was just a simple matter of climbing onto the roof and drilling and nailing the ridge-sheets down.




We ran a little short of nails, so we only nailed each end of the ridge sheets, my dad's since found another bag of the nails at his house, so we'll add some more nails.


Next will be some guttering, and filling in the gaps between the walls and floor.


Thanks for watching,

Tim
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2013, 07:05:46 PM »
Good going Tim  :ThumbsUp:

It'll be really great to see you back in the shop again once its finished.

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2013, 11:10:04 PM »
A very neat job Tim.  :ThumbsUp:

Very neatly done too!  :praise2:

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2013, 01:52:02 AM »
That will be a very nice shop Tim, and a great job building it. You should be proud of your accomplishment. A nice place to play in and you'll be making chips before you know it.

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2013, 03:38:46 AM »
Nice Tim. It's fun to watch your shop coming together. Good luck with the rest of it!

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2013, 06:23:12 AM »
Thanks Guys  :praise2: :praise2:  I can't wait to get making swarf again.


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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2013, 11:54:31 AM »
Hey if it's got a roof....its a shop!.....Keep at it Tim...you'll be cutting steel in no time!

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2013, 09:57:03 PM »
Actually I've just realised I have been making swarf, drilling the holes in the roof for nailing  :noidea:

Not quite as good as milling or turning, but it'll have to do.


Got most of the guttering up today, no photos, sorry


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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2013, 05:28:09 PM »
The next update:

So I have been chipping away at the workshop, got the guttering all installed, the rest of the nails installed to hold the ridge securely, filled the various gaps between the (as-smooth-as-the-sea) concrete slab and the walls with some cement.

Today I have installed a large piece of wood-and-glass into the big hole in the front gable



And then my dad arrived with some plasterboard so we set to insulating and then sheeting one of the long walls




I was amazed that even with just one wall insulated and a door loosely fitted (gaps all round it as I have yet to fit any draught-excluding door jams/architrave, or even a latch/lock) the place warmed up and there was much less sound from outside.

I can't wait to get the rest of the walls insulated and sheeted, then the ceiling done, then it'll be just a few steps away from being inhabited by my tools and machines.


Thanks for watching,

Tim
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2013, 05:45:13 PM »
The shop is coming along well Tim. That will be a nice retreat to hang out in and the short commute even nicer :)

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2013, 06:38:49 PM »
Don't forget the wiring!
Or did I miss something?  ;D
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2013, 06:39:33 PM »
That's a first class workshop door Tim!  :ThumbsUp:

Tool deliveries, direct through the letterbox?  ;)

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2013, 07:29:44 PM »
Don't forget the wiring!
Or did I miss something?  ;D

No Zee, you haven't missed anything. I'm going to run all the wiring on the surface, it's a whole lot easier to miss drilling/screwing into live wiring when it's all surface mounted  :ThumbsUp:

Tool deliveries, direct through the letterbox?  ;)

Yup, a real posh workshop, even got it's own letterbox  :P


I'll probably put a removable panel to cover the window when I'm not in it, even though it is in my rear garden which is all enclosed, it'll give me peace of mind to know that no peeping eyes can see in when I'm not there.

Tim
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2013, 08:06:37 PM »
Tim

I think you need to install a kettle and a comfy chair immediately.

Keep it coming  :cheers:
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