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Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Question for Mike G

Postby Mike G » 07 Jun 2019, 07:06

Yep, that's exactly what I was replying to. That inner skin should be down 4 or 6 inches, and the floor (and insulation under it) should have been taken out to the inside of the outer skin. Also, the DPC from the inner skin should have been involved (down over the end of the wall/ reveal, under the threshold, and up the other side).

However, as is fashionable to say these days, we are where we are. Tuck everything in neatly (it doesn't much matter which piece of plastic is on top), stuff some Celotex in the cavity against the face of the inner skin, and back fill the rest with concrete. Or just do it all with concrete. Or Celotex and foam. Then a board or tiles over the top.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Question for Mike G

Postby TrimTheKing » 07 Jun 2019, 08:22

Thanks Mike.

It was the inner skin and floor part I didn’t initially get but I do now on re-reading. I’ll do as you say at the end there. Thanks.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Question for Mike G

Postby TrimTheKing » 13 Jul 2019, 18:19

Finally found a little time (and motivation) to get into the shop and got the hand tool cabinet up. This isn’t its final location nor will it end up being the end product as I will build a new one to fit in the space by the workbench but it will do for now and it has allowed me to clear the shop of one packing case, so it’s a nice start!

French cleat on the wall holds it up.

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Still some stuff to go in there and need to reorganise the back wall where things hang, make a few new hanging blocks, but I’m pleased that the tools are now easily to hand and one packing case of space has been freed up.

Very slowly, slowly, catchy monkey!
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Progress!

Postby DaveL » 13 Jul 2019, 19:55

Well done, having Tools to hand ready for use is a big step forward.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Progress!

Postby Malc2098 » 13 Jul 2019, 22:48

Well done.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Progress!

Postby Andyp » 14 Jul 2019, 06:55

Yep, A place for everything and everything in its place. If only I could remember where that place is. :)
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Progress!

Postby TrimTheKing » 14 Jul 2019, 16:56

Andyp wrote:Yep, A place for everything and everything in its place. If only I could remember where that place is. :)


That’s my big problem and one I want to try and rectify as I stock the shop.

Going to have all ‘things’ of a certain type together and label that particular container/space. Not really worked out how as yet so it’ll be organic initially.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Progress!

Postby Woodbloke » 15 Jul 2019, 09:52

TrimTheKing wrote:
Andyp wrote:Yep, A place for everything and everything in its place. If only I could remember where that place is. :)


That’s my big problem and one I want to try and rectify as I stock the shop.

Going to have all ‘things’ of a certain type together and label that particular container/space. Not really worked out how as yet so it’ll be organic initially.

It's the way to do it, but my problem now is that I'm starting to run out of space to put 'stuff' :D - Rob
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Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby TrimTheKing » 06 Oct 2019, 15:46

Managed to sneak a little time this afternoon as son had mate round to play and wife was picking daughter up from Scout camp.

I 'designed' how I was going to make my workshop cabinets a few weeks ago and got to it today. They're being made from 1" thick ply that I've removed from our cellar floor. I haven't had time to make any nice wooden saw horses like Mike's yet but I did buy a pair of 'heavy duty' Rutlands fold up ones for £18 the other week so set those up to work on.

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Little temp spray area for son's (new hobby) WarHammer 40,000 figures...

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Trimming it to shape...

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Offered it up to the wall, measured how far out the worktop will come out with a 50mm overhang and decided 700mm was too deep for the worktop, so skimmed 100mm off the back of the cabinet side...

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Offered back up, put a temporary top on to and checked again. Too small! 700 mm was about right! :eusa-doh:

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I'll make up a bunch now at 100mm deeper. Going to rough cut them this time, screw them together (they are only workshop cabinets after all...) and final shape them 3 at a time rather than individually.

The plan is to just join these with braces at the top/bottom, back/front then screw them to the wall. That was I can add shelves or drawers at whatever heights I want. Not sure how I'm going to do the shelves yet but was thinking of either routing a load of holes for those little circle shelf supports, or domino a load of holes in the same configuration then use the smallest dom's, two on each side, as the shelf supports, any suggestions welcomed...
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby Andyp » 06 Oct 2019, 16:49

Ever considered these Mark.

Make them up on the mitre saw in pairs from scrap wood

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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby TrimTheKing » 06 Oct 2019, 17:24

Hi mate

Yes I’ve seen those and was thinking about those earlier today as another option. I just figured it might be quicker just using holes with the Dom with the supports taking more effort, but maybe not, I’ve never actually tried making them before.

Might have a go later.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby RogerS » 06 Oct 2019, 18:07

Andyp wrote:Ever considered these Mark.

Make them up on the mitre saw in pairs from scrap wood

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How on earth do you make those without leaving a circular cut ? :eusa-think:
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby Mike G » 06 Oct 2019, 19:12

Andyp wrote:Ever considered these Mark.

Make them up on the mitre saw in pairs from scrap wood

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I did those in my kitchen. They work nicely, but the shelf support bearer can fall off the toothed thingy, so you need a short dowel/ pin sticking out of the underside of the shelf to retain it.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby 9fingers » 06 Oct 2019, 19:49

RogerS wrote:
Andyp wrote:Ever considered these Mark.

Make them up on the mitre saw in pairs from scrap wood

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How on earth do you make those without leaving a circular cut ? :eusa-think:


As Andy says " using a mitre saw"

Could even do them at 45 degrees on a table saw.

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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby RogerS » 06 Oct 2019, 21:23

9fingers wrote:
RogerS wrote:
Andyp wrote:Ever considered these Mark.

Make them up on the mitre saw in pairs from scrap wood

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How on earth do you make those without leaving a circular cut ? :eusa-think:


As Andy says " using a mitre saw"

Could even do them at 45 degrees on a table saw.

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Yebbut...my mitre saw has a circular blade :eusa-think:

And the blade has a kerf....and I see no sign of that in the photos.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby 9fingers » 06 Oct 2019, 21:53

The kerf is irrelevant as the two cuts overlap (with care)** and all my blades are round too but i can cut flat bottomed grooves with them.

Think about it Roger, it really is not that difficult if both Andy and I can do it. :lol:
Vertical cuts first and then angled cuts but it possibly works the other way too.
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Edit: ** that bit is strrictly wrong but very difficult to see the difference to be honest and a bit dependent on the tooth profile.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby TrimTheKing » 07 Oct 2019, 00:15

I’m very much struggling to understand how you’re struggling to understand this Roger...

Length of timber on edge on the mitre saw and make a series of spaced vertical, 90deg cuts. Next move the saw to 45/55/70deg (whatever takes your fancy) then make a series of spaced cuts that bottom out at the bottom of your previous vertical cuts.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby TrimTheKing » 07 Oct 2019, 00:17

Ahhhhh I think I get your puzzlement. These are separate inserts placed into the cabinet, not cut as part of it. Or am I wrong in that being your thought?
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby Andyp » 07 Oct 2019, 06:09

And don't forget to cut them in pairs.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby Andyp » 07 Oct 2019, 06:49

From about 3 mins in

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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby RogerS » 07 Oct 2019, 07:03

Thanks Andy as that video confirms what I thought. You can see the small square channel left at the bottom of the cuts ...after the diagonal cut's been made...where you can see the result of the width of the blade/kerf.

In the original diagram this was missing hence my confusion. Those are done using bandsaw IMO.
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Re: Trimble Towers Workshop - Fitting out begins...

Postby Andyp » 07 Oct 2019, 09:31

Fair enough Roger. More than fit for purpose though whether done on BS or MS.
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