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Offline Josh-MMS

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Very Budget Shed
« on: June 14, 2020, 04:08:09 PM »
So, I was a little apprehensive about posting this since I'm new here and there wont be anything particularly impressive or interesting about any of this. However I wanted have a place to document the progression of the shed over time so I can look back at how its grown.

It started as just a garden shed full of useless rubbish. I initially squeezed a small bench and table into one side of it to tinker with RC cars. When it came to purchasing machine tools, I decided to build and identical shed next to the current one to move all the rubbish into and built a new, stronger bench and a more substantial table.

As you can see, I'm currently working with a small (non ferrous) bandsaw, a small drill press, small belt sander, there is a small bench grinder too but I accidentally set the buffing wheel on fire so that was cooling down in the BBQ outside.

As for machine tools, I have a Warco WM14 mill and WM180 lathe, which I'm fairly happy with so far.

I designed and made my first engine during the Covid lockdown period here in the UK and I've fully gotten the bug, so here I am to try and learn and progress. Hopefully I'll be able to add to this thread fairly regularly with additions and modifications.

Engine:

Thanks for allowing me to drone on!
« Last Edit: June 14, 2020, 04:16:39 PM by Josh-MMS »
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Offline crueby

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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 05:02:51 PM »
That is a plenty useful shed, not much different than a lot of the ones here. Great job on that engine, very smooth runner! Double-acting, from the looks of it? Nicely done!

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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2020, 05:42:44 PM »
That's a wonderful shop you have there, Josh!  I can see spending hours happily working away in that space.  And a very respectable set of tools too!  Looks like a lot of fun :)
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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 05:52:44 PM »
An excellent, well equiipped shed to have fun in.  Welcome to the forum......Enjoy :cheers:         Terry

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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 07:01:32 PM »
That's a very respectable workshop and a good result  :praise2:  :praise2: Keep up the good work  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2020, 08:24:14 PM »
Looks like a nice place to spend some time!

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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2020, 12:13:39 AM »
Love it. Great shop!

Seems comfy.
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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2020, 02:54:54 AM »
Nice space and tool setup up love it thanks for sharing it with us!



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Offline Flyboy Jim

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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2020, 02:48:17 PM »
Nice shop! I can see where'll you spend lots of enjoyable hours out there.

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Offline Josh-MMS

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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2020, 10:23:01 PM »
Thanks for the kind words gents. It certainly is an escape.

Yes its double-acting, you can get it going by blowing into it, pretty proud of that.
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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2020, 02:06:22 AM »
That's a lovely shed. Well set up, and a delightful engine. Thanks for sharing! You certainly should be proud of that engine.
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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2020, 01:41:16 PM »
Nothing to be embarrassed about there. Remember how Eric Whittle built an incredible range of engines (V8 etc)  from a couple of machines in a wooden shed about 8 x 6 feet, which makes me embarrassed when I think of my machinery and size of my own shed !
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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2020, 10:53:31 PM »
A great and well-equipped workspace.

Very nice first engine, too. Minimal and elegant.

Kudos to you for making your first engine double-acting.

 :cheers:

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Offline Josh-MMS

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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2020, 10:44:07 AM »
Thanks again guys.

Next job for the shed is some cabinets under the benches. I just need to find a man with a table saw.
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Re: Very Budget Shed
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2020, 12:15:21 AM »
Hey, I just wanted to say Hi, and that's a nice wobbler you've built. Your shed looks nice and well equipped. I must add that Hamilton Upshur built the engines he designed in the closet of his apartment where he had his mini lathe & mill. I think you're a few steps above him. :ThumbsUp:
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