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Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Almost finished!)

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

Postby Malc2098 » 22 Sep 2019, 20:45

Gent's you're very kind, but I think 'first class' is being a little generous.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 22 Sep 2019, 20:49

Andyp wrote:
RogerS wrote:
Coley wrote:Malc, this is some first class joinery

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:text-+1: You beat me to it.


yep.
I like the sticky tape numbering system.



Thank you. I started using the tape to identify the outer edges of the framing. I believe experienced framers leave their marks cut into the wood. But I wanted to see quickly which was the outer edge and the tape did that for me.

I then used the tape to help me mark what went where with the joints, and even then, I got some wrong which is why I don't think I deserve a first class classification.

But overall, I am happy considering my abilities and total absence of experience in this field. It is a very stiff structure.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Andyp » 22 Sep 2019, 20:54

I numbered mine with Roman numerals which, providing you have less than 100 joints, are all straight lines so a doddle to make with a chisel.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 26 Sep 2019, 13:21

End truss secured.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby RogerS » 26 Sep 2019, 15:11

Malc2098 wrote:End truss secured.
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It's amazing what that blue tape can hold together these days :lol:
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 26 Sep 2019, 16:16

Ur a wkd boy, Roger, and I'm not going to talk to you ever again! :P
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 26 Sep 2019, 18:21

Got some rafters up.
Got to fit some ties and the other truss, but I've left that out for the time being while I clamber up on to the roof to remove the Metrotile panels in order to fit the sheathing and valleys.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby TrimTheKing » 26 Sep 2019, 18:37

Looks great mate, cracking job.

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

Postby DaveL » 26 Sep 2019, 18:50

Yes coming along nicely.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 01 Oct 2019, 11:47

Hopefully this view gives a better impression of the build and what's yet to come.

Having a couple of days off while my shoulder recovers and waiting for the OSB to arrive for sheathing. If no mates offer their muscles, I'll cut the OSB into 600x 1200s so I can carry them up on my own.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby DaveL » 01 Oct 2019, 12:38

It's a shame you are so far away, I helped Mike with his Workshop build, but Devon is not just across the river from me!
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby MY63 » 01 Oct 2019, 22:02

You are making great progress Malcolm I wish I was closer so I could lend a hand.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 01 Oct 2019, 22:57

Cheers, Chaps.

It's muscle I need to get a whole 8x4 up on to the rafters, but I can cut them down to make them lighter.

After they've been screwed down, the real fun begins. I've got to create the valleys with the Metrotile Aquapan. I've got the valley linings, but I'll have to cut, bend, fold and secure them, then cut and bend the tile panels to sit on them. Watch this space. :)
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 08 Oct 2019, 16:19

The roofs are interested and the valleys fixed down and one quarter of the angled cuts done on the Aquapan. Because the panels have tiny stone clippings glued to them, they go through the metal cutting discs in no time at all.

I hate it up there, it's been so slippery with this rain. I've screwed down battens all over the place for foot and hand holds.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby StevieB » 08 Oct 2019, 21:27

Get yourself a diamond blade, not a fibre one - best investment I ever made for my angle grinder!
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Phase 2 begins!)

Postby Malc2098 » 08 Oct 2019, 21:44

StevieB wrote:Get yourself a diamond blade, not a fibre one - best investment I ever made for my angle grinder!



Good call! I was just using what was in the drawer.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Almost finished!)

Postby Malc2098 » 26 Oct 2019, 18:15

Well, with a couple of dry days and help from a couple of mates over those days, I got the roof finished.

I got the guttering up in yesterday's rain, which was a good test to show where it leaked, but got it fixed eventually. Just got the guttering to fix the other side, now.

After that, it's landscaping.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Almost finished!)

Postby Andyp » 26 Oct 2019, 21:21

A Proper job well done.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Almost finished!)

Postby MY63 » 26 Oct 2019, 22:21

Excellent work looks great.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Almost finished!)

Postby Coley » 27 Oct 2019, 07:36

Very very smart, looks fantastic

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Almost finished!)

Postby RogerS » 27 Oct 2019, 14:05

You should be dead chuffed. I think your dry-run at ground level worked a treat.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Almost finished!)

Postby TrimTheKing » 28 Oct 2019, 11:41

Very nice indeed mate, well done.
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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Almost finished!)

Postby Malc2098 » 28 Oct 2019, 11:47

Thank you gents all for your very kind words, and yes I am dead chuffed, chuffed to bits.

It's been a bit of a journey, not quite like Strictly's, (I didn't have any spray tan!), but I challenged myself to take on working with wood in a way that I hadn't ever before.

I am very pleased with the joints, even if they are a bit messy. I especially like the dowel locks. I bought some oak dowelling of the interweb, cut them all to joint thickness oversize, and then using a lovely old pencil sharpener that I liberated from a county council redundant drawing room, I gave them each a couple of turns with the sharpener. They look good protruding that bit.

I am also pleased, as is Mission Control and my two mate helpers, with the stopped chamfers I cut on the posts and the braces.

And I like the arc I cut on the braces on the band saw using the old three nails and steel rule trick for the chord mid-ordinate.

And it's been great to have your support during the project.

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Re: Malcolm's Garden Workshop (Almost finished!)

Postby Robert » 28 Oct 2019, 11:56

Got some padding to wrap round the bits you can bang your head on?

Seriously though it looks good and it looks strong and built to last...and I'm sure you'll learn to avoid hitting the braces with your head :)
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