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Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Roll up, roll up. Here you will find everything from new workshop designs, through builds to completed workshop tours. All magnificently overseen by our own Mike G and his tremendously thorough 'Shed' design and generous advice.

Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Starting to fill it up)

Postby Malc2098 » 23 Aug 2018, 13:28

Yay!

Sanding belts and bandsaw drive belts arrived today.

Both now serviceable. Now I've got to find space in the workshop for them.

Back to the retractible casters!

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Starting to fill it up)

Postby Mike G » 23 Aug 2018, 14:14

Did you buy a spare of each? One of the belts on my bandsaw is an odd size and a pain to find a replacement for, so when I found a supplier, I bought a couple of belts. They wear quicker than you'd think, too, in my experience.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Starting to fill it up)

Postby Malc2098 » 23 Aug 2018, 14:26

Mike G wrote:Did you buy a spare of each? One of the belts on my bandsaw is an odd size and a pain to find a replacement for, so when I found a supplier, I bought a couple of belts. They wear quicker than you'd think, too, in my experience.



Yes! The Bandsaw belt is by Continental from Drivebelt Solutions.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Starting to fill it up)

Postby 9fingers » 23 Aug 2018, 14:31

A belt that wears quickly, normally means either the pulley sheaves are corroded and/or the pulleys are not in line. Both lead to excessive rubbing of the belt and accelerated wear.

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Starting to fill it up)

Postby Malc2098 » 28 Aug 2018, 18:39

Zero clearance insert fitted.

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Starting to fill it up)

Postby Malc2098 » 28 Aug 2018, 18:46

And I took DaveL's advice and got one of these: --

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It was brilliant routing out the rebate underneath.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Starting to fill it up)

Postby DaveL » 28 Aug 2018, 22:39

So you found the spiral bit to be good, did you get from ebay?
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Starting to fill it up)

Postby Malc2098 » 28 Aug 2018, 22:59

DaveL wrote:So you found the spiral bit to be good, did you get from ebay?


No, I went to the seller's own site, GBR Engineering, and went through every cutter to see if any others would fit my Trend. It would seem not.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 22 May 2019, 15:41

Phase 2 begins.

First I have to provide a second route to the soakaway for the diverted guttering for when the intersecting roof goes up.

Then I've got to start building the deck and the footings for the verandah posts. The footings are coming from a cast stone company in Devon. Their footprint is the same as two bricks, side by side. I've got to work out exactly where the posts fit in to the roof and dig a hole, put some concrete in it and place the stone footings on it for level. That'll' be a few weeks yet while the company cast them.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 31 May 2019, 18:16

Phase 2 is moving along!

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby edward.visser » 31 May 2019, 18:35

Looking good!


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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Andyp » 31 May 2019, 19:07

Nice to have some settled weather isn’t it ?
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby MY63 » 31 May 2019, 19:19

Nice work Malcolm can I ask what goes under those adjustable supports ?
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 31 May 2019, 19:41

Thank you, Gents.

Michael, they've got a big round base.

https://www.homebase.co.uk/jouplast-adjustable-decking-riser_p406422

Fortunately my local store had a broken container of them, so we did a deal.

I also got some risers, but because the ground is quite uneven, some of the have got broken paving slabs under them to make up the smaller gap than a riser could.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby SamQ aka Ah! Q! » 01 Jun 2019, 18:06

Malcolm, I've just removed 4 sqm of decking, approximating in size to yours and the rat runs under it were astonishing...got another 42 sqm to go... :(

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 01 Jun 2019, 19:34

SamQ aka Ah! Q! wrote:Malcolm, I've just removed 4 sqm of decking, approximating in size to yours and the rat runs under it were astonishing...got another 42 sqm to go... :(

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Hmmm. Word has it that there's unlikely to anywhere that doesn't have rats. We don't put bread out for birds and only put bird food above ground. However some neighbours throw bread all over the place. The ground is covered with a weed layer and then with gravel. Hopefully there will be no food for them there.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Rod » 01 Jun 2019, 20:26

Silly neighbours, don’t they know bread is bad for birds?

I only feed at a highish level but birds are greedy feeders and drop a lot of food onto the ground. Where Wood pigeons and the occasional rat picks it up. An air rifle comes in very handy.

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby SamQ aka Ah! Q! » 04 Jun 2019, 11:31

Word has it that there's unlikely to anywhere that doesn't have rats


Understood. We've got a 'winged rat' problem presently, our flats roofs gather rainwater in several places and the barsteward birds just lurve to splash, create racket, defaecate lavishly...thinking of investing in an 8-bore...

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby TrimTheKing » 04 Jun 2019, 12:25

That would be a quick way to add 'drainage' to your roof! :eusa-whistle:
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby SamQ aka Ah! Q! » 11 Jun 2019, 22:45

"That would be a quick way to add 'drainage' to your roof! :eusa-whistle:"


Love it!! :D :D

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 14 Jun 2019, 16:52

What do you reckon these bad boys weigh?!!

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Andyp » 14 Jun 2019, 21:13

These are staddle stones for the base of your wooden posts I presume. I guess about 30-40 kgs
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 14 Jun 2019, 22:04

Spot on, Andy, with the description. I found a firm in Devon that made these as porch bases.

Down the bottom of the page. http://www.mexboroconcrete.com/?page_id=1503

All I can say is, they are bloomin' 'eavy! The poor old Yeti struggled up Telegraph Hill!
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Andyp » 14 Jun 2019, 22:08

So how do you fix the posts to the stones?
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 15 Jun 2019, 09:56

I've sorted a level for the top of the stones. I've dug a square footing hole, then I've used an auger to go down about another 500mm.

That will be filled with concrete and the stone connected to the top of footing with a chemical anchor.

Then I bolt one of these https://www.strongtie.co.uk/products/detail/concealed-post-base/791 to the top of the base again using a chemical anchor and then the post is steel dowelled to the metal base, raising it off the stone's surface.

They are that heavy, I've got to sort out a safe way to lower them onto the footing accurately.
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