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  1. Ian

    John Deere 70

    Having seen this machine yesterday I can confirm that it does look as good as it looks Nice work mate
  2. Thanks mate, it will look better once it's finished.. but i do like the mish mash of different bit's of cladding inside Thanks Paul.. It did survive the wind and rain last month... as for the Sunday just gone......... Nah... The coffee's help warm our hands thus making them work better As always progress has been slow, but it's getting there and I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel... Or should that be "light through the window" that's getting fitted tomorrow The wall in the last photo in my last update has been finished.... The curve in the wall adds character. The next wall on the "To be clad" hit list was the big wall in the shed section... I think the random not matching planks look great.. The dark planks were my old garden gate! Yep, I like to recycle.. Another one of thos milestone has been reached... You know your getting somewhere when the white paint goes on I also painted as much of the "shed end" as I could with all the bit's piled up against the wall. The next day even more stuff got piled up on the pile as I had to clear a lot of space for.... More cladding... Having finally run out of wood to recyle as cladding I got 5 8x4 sheets of OSB to finish the cladding and put the wall up between the shed and workshop.... Well, that was the plan..... Until the strong winds removed a large part of my felt roof!! So two (and a bit) of the sheets have been used as tempoary rather large roof tiles until I can get some heavy duty felt..... And then hope there will be a nice wind and rain free day! In other workshack news the bench has been taken down, the corner cleared of bit's and a frame has been built to fit the window in the back wall... Here it is wedged in the frame to check for fit.. Ok, the view isn't great, but it will be a lot better when the wood has been removed so you can actually see out Ok, even when the wood is removed the view is only of a couple of garage roofs.... But the light and heat that it will create in the shack will make it more than worth it And that is the build up to date, but for those of you who need a video fix... here it is.... Enjoy..
  3. Ian

    John Deere 70

    That's a nice find mate, glad you found a project at last
  4. Ian

    Winter Project

    You have been busy Chris, some really creative work going on with all the panel fabrication, even making your own brake bands! Making your own parts gives great job satifaction, knowing you have make them with your own hands gives a certain amount of pride as well
  5. Odd! I've just plugged a second keyboard in and now the enter button on both keyboards is working! While the weather was dry I gave some more of the outside woodwork a slap over with some wood preservative.. Unfortunatly the log cabin effect bits have had a coat or two of varnish so I will have to wait for another nice dry day and sand it all off before slapping the brown stuff on! A bit more cladding was done inside yesterday using what ever boards we could find.. I quite like the mish mash of different planks I should have enough planks to board up over the door and down the other side.. But that's for another day as all yesterdays sawing has knackered my right shoulder!! All part of the fun eh!
  6. Hi Norm, cosy it certainly will be, but hopefully it won't feel cramped.. Me!! Forget the kettle!!! As if Thanks Alan, yep slowly getting there.. Here's another update for you all Thanks mate, I have a few ideas for smaller projects that will make building other projects easier and possible.. After moving lot's of boxes and bit's about the place some space was found! Even my tatty but comfortable chair was found.. But most importantly this could happen... A moving moment as the 1st coffee's in the new shack were made The insides of the double doors have been made more wind tight and strenthened with lot's of bit's of batten. They will get double skinned at some point. Although I need to order some boards to clad the inside, I'm using what wood I have got at the moment.. So this small panel was clad with fake wooden floor stuff To be continued shortly, the enter keys have both just died on my keyboard!
  7. With the new workshop finally 95% water tight the time had come to start moving stuff. A big thank you to Nigel for helping me move all the big stuff The new pad starting to fill up. As the old place get's more empty.. When one of the most important tools get's packed away, you just know you are done at the place.. Padlock going on... And clamped up..... It's been a fun 5 odd years with lot's of good builds and fun times All of which means my new workshop looks like this!!! A quick bench has been built, not quite at the "working kettle" stage yet, but getting there.. Some space has been made inside, but I can't really sort out where things are going (I do have some idea) until the rest of the inside is clad.
  8. Ahhh, the bit that I hadn't got around to cutting off yet... Asd it happens it finally got trimmed down yesterday. Thanks Alan When the cladding was still attached to the demo cabin, no one ever saw the log cabin effect as it was tight against the hedge for years. It's nice to give it some light after years in a hedge.. Thanks mate, even if it is a corny joke The gap above the door is no more Norm as you will see shortly. Thanks Ewan, it will be a while before any projects start, but I'm looking forward to building something that's not made of wood Quite a lot has happened since I last updated this thread.. The smallest wall now reaches the ground apart from a small gap at the base so it doesn't rot with damp grass, a corner trim has been added and of course something to keep the roofing felt in place at the edges. It's really hard to get a good photo down the side as it's so narrow, you can see most of the "shed bit" door, and the two types of cladding used. A better view of things from the back garden.. The final bit at the base will be boarded up when the deep mud drys out and goes away. A view through the door. The inside has been clad around the window, apart from the bit below the window it looks rather fetching with some more log effect wood. Below the window won't be seen once a desk and bit's are put in place. Some more cladding going up. And of course the all important coat hook
  9. Thanks Norm, it's getting there. Thanks Chris.. yeah the frame is coming in handy for putting cups and other stuff.. It will all get clad eventually using what ever off cuts I have left.. So it should look interesting Or were you taling about the gate post?
  10. Hi again Norm, just for you I had a quick measure one boot in front of the other style.. Part of the construction is just for normal "shed use", garden tools, garden chairs etc, but.... The part that will be workshop if it was square (a bungalow is in the way) it would be about 13/14 ft per wall inside measurement. Well, this workshop building lark is taking far longer that I first thought! I can fairly blame it on the weather as last week and this week has just been a total wash-out! That and I have just had to have a small op which means I need to rest for a few days.. But all being well I hope to be back on it Monday, and maybe (just maybe) have it water tight by the end of the week.. We shall see. A few more progress snaps for you all. Working out the roofing panels, here you can see two shed panels and a shed floor roughly in place.. This is all just to work out if I had enough sheets of osb to do the entire roof... As it happens I don't so I will have to order a couple of 8 x 4 sheets today for delivery Monday. We has window A couple of snaps from slightly different angles. Another inside shot, but this time with added cladding. The log cabin effect Yes the board on the left side does need to be trimmed down a tad. Although it's hard to tell from the above photo all that's left to do "wall wise" is fit a door in the right hand opening and clad the bit on the left.. Might finish the bit above the double doors as well
  11. I did wonder if you were thinking of your truck when you did the title
  12. Ian

    Winter Project

    Those two should keep you busy for a while Chris I'm with Paul.. Why not build a tricycle and a 8" 4 wheeler.... Like you I'm not keen on the original very small wheels..
  13. I'm guessing from the "Ford" bit in the title your going to paint it blue mate?
  14. Hi Norm, not sure on the size, I will have to have a measure though the odd shape will make it intersting to work out. I should point out that a small part of this will be a shed for all that garden stuff, so I will be losing a bit of space..... But it will keep my Wife happy, so worth it Thanks mate, I hope to be in long before silly season, but that depends on the weather and how much energy I have! Hi Alan, yeah you can't beat a wooden shack, without heating they feel much warmer than a brick/concrete garage.. A few more photo's coming. A small update.. The next bit of frame has gone up, the opening with the two planks fixed accross is where the shed (not workshop) door will go.. well, it will once I've cut a couple of inches off the base and fixed the rotten door bottom. The last remaining open bit of the small end wall has been clad filling in that gap, but I've not taken a pic of that. Rob roughly putting the next door post in place to have a look.. Speaking of doors... Here are the two workshop doors roughly in place.. One door isn't quite wide enough, and as there isn't a long enough bit of wall to get the doors side by side without loosing a window, round the corner they have to go It's amazing what you can get find after a quick chat with the local builder who happened to be walking past.. On the off chance your reading this Sam, thanks for the window This window will go in the back wall at the top to let the sun and heat in.. Free light and warmth.. Worth the agro of taking the wall panel out to fit the window..
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