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  1. Ian

    Winter Project

    Bill and Ben are looking good mate, that's a cool wheel colour Not sure I could cope with doing all the prep on 2 hoods though!
  2. Ian

    Corona project

    A V8!!! Nah, stick a CX engine in it An interesting build mate, sometimes the best builds start off with no real plan, they evolve into something unique that's realy cool Remember what I used to say... "Throw it all in a big pile and work it out from there"
  3. Thanks Norm, it's getting there now... I have been busy sorting the "shed" side of things at the mo, a few more hours will have it sorted then I can start doing the "final sort" of the workshack. Thanks Alan, I'm looking forward to starting a proper (made out of metal) build or two... I have plenty of ideas but a few of then have to be built in a certain order, so I can er... build the next one.. No update this time, but have the latest shack video instead
  4. Shelving time... This fold up shelf fits nicely between the bench and lathe bench. Not quite enough space to get a second one on top! A bit of marking out and cutting later.. They both now fit and soon got filled up a bit..... I still need to work out quite where evrything is going! The last bit of inside cladding fixed in place.. Lathe tool draws naturally next to the lathe. And the lathe finally on it's bench. It might not be quite level yet however Paint cupboard now up on the wall... No more making coffee on it More shelves ready to be fixed to the wall once it's painted... Which happened today.. And to finish off this update have a comically shaped bench leg And that is this build thread up to date agin at last other than...
  5. A bit more before dinner.. With the Workshack finally water tight and no more "catch container" to catch all the drips gone I could finally get around to sorting the inside.. Starting with filling the gap between shack and shed. Panelled in using the boards that were fixed to the roof to try (he says laughing) stop the water coming in. Opps!! This board was cut using the measurement that you can just see on the darker battening... Unfortunatly that measurement was from the floof to the bottom of the battening! Oh well, easily covered with a "trim strip" Once the white paint had been splashed about the lathe bench could go in it's final home, which suddenly gave lots of space in the shack. The 2nd half of the bench going up after narrowing.. Top on. And some corner blocks added to strengthen the legs.
  6. "Should have fitted some battens over the felt Ian." Hi Norm, the problem was a mixture of two things.. 1. The roof was done in a rush as at the time it was the only dry day for a few weeks! 2. Me being a cheapskate!! Part of the felt was reused from one of the sheds, the rest of the felt was from donated rolls which had both sat around for quite a few years and were both quite thin... More on the roof later.. Hi all, long time no update.. I hope you all keeping well and more importantly keeping safe and indoors... At the end of my last update I had a window with no view... I now have a window with not much of a view, but it does left a lot of light and heat (should it be sunny) in the workshack. Lyla seems to like the workshack and came in to check the fitment. Some more panelling and painting done around the window. With half the bench up (forgot to take any pics of that) the frame for the other half of the becnh was propped in place to have a look... Need to be a bit narrower me thinks. A new desk top was cut, trial fitted the promptly walked over by a wet footed Lyla! That's better, firmly fixed in place and raised by a few inches so I could get my chair under.. And then quickly buried under the lathe and other non desky sort of stuff to make space elsewhere! Oh... And the workshack now has a new heavy duty felted roof thats firmly tacked and glued down with no chance of any nasty wind getting under it and ripping the felt back off..
  7. Ian

    John Deere 70

    Having seen this machine yesterday I can confirm that it does look as good as it looks Nice work mate
  8. 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..
  9. Ian

    John Deere 70

    That's a nice find mate, glad you found a project at last
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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
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