MY63

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  1. MY63

    Workshop build

    I took a week off to catch up on some leather work my experiment with the budget spray gun was not successful unfortunately so I reverted to a good old fashioned roller. 2019-05-13_06-17-35 by my0771, on Flickr I used up my stock of old paint well everything except the pink tin I thought it was a step too far first up was blue followed by white with a hint of black finally some magnolia again with a hint of black to make a stone colour. This is the colour in the picture pretty much what I wanted. My next step is to buy some paint in the exact colour
  2. MY63

    Workshop build

    I decided to go with a simple solution for a door handle shaping the door edge trim to allow a finger hold I also fitted the door bolts to the left hand door. 2019-05-01_06-42-23 by my0771, on Flickr I have emptied the workshop ready for painting 2019-05-01_06-42-41 by my0771, on Flickr although my trial of spray painting has not been successful so I will be going back to a roller. 2019-05-01_06-42-58 by my0771, on Flickr The blue is not a final colour it was the tin in the paint cupboard with the most paint in it.
  3. MY63

    Workshop build

    You are correct no handle or locks as yet. I don't like any handles I have seen and was considering a leather strap to pull the doors open. Although it is possible to open the doors by using the centre spar I have considered shaping the spar to make a hand hold. As for locks I want two mortice locks with the same key as the hinge pins are exposed I will be fitting hinge bolts to prevent the doors being lifted off if the hinge pins are removed. My neighbours all have fancy security lights we have three springer spaniels who alert us to any movement in our garden day or night
  4. MY63

    Workshop build

    The outside of my new workshop is now finished and I can start the inside. 2019-04-29_04-24-06 by my0771, on Flickr
  5. MY63

    Workshop build

    I have not achieved much today it has been very hot today and I was still tired from yesterday the edge trims hide all of the structure of the roof and make it look tidy I hope. 2019-04-21_07-10-49 by my0771, on Flickr I need to make some form of vent behind the front and rear edge panels as this is where the air flow through the roof comes from there will be a mesh to stop bees wasps and other flying creatures nesting in my roof. Side trims are less complicated I hope.
  6. MY63

    Workshop build

    Don't worry my wife has a list but there will be a lot of leatherwork 70% of the work space is for leatherwork. I made some good progress yesterday getting the outer roof covering on. 2019-04-20_06-39-12 by my0771, on Flickr This rubber covering is made in one piece to the required size and once in place it is a good idea to allow it to settle in place. 2019-04-20_06-38-30 by my0771, on Flickr The rubber cover is now glued to the timber structure. 2019-04-20_06-36-43 by my0771, on Flickr The next task is to glue the rubber under the edge and fit the edging strips. But the roof and building is now watertight
  7. MY63

    Workshop build

    Progress is quite slow at the moment but I am getting there. I wanted as much as possible to be made by myself I made the trunking for the electrics and have now cut holes for the back boxes with a router and template. Workshops need shelves and I decided to go with French cleats I have cut a sheet of plywood into strips with a 45 degree cut on one edge with the angle facing the wall forming half a "V" shape the matching mitre fits inside and is attached to the shelf. These are incredibly strong and when multiple strips are on the wall you have multiple options for moving things around. 2019-04-17_07-45-16 by my0771, on Flickr I now have the rubber membrane for the roof but I need temperatures above 4 degrees for at least 48 hours so I think Saturday looks good for fitting that.
  8. MY63

    Workshop build

    Not much progress to report at this time I have made and fitted the trunking I wanted to use wood rather than plastic. I have also made a template for my router to follow. 2019-04-13_06-59-44 by my0771, on Flickr I have also fitted the trim around the window and have added a little caulk to fill the small gap. 2019-04-15_02-21-08 by my0771, on Flickr All of the current preparation is for painting the inside.
  9. MY63

    Workshop build

    I decided to take last week off from the workshop build project. There are some warmer nights approaching and the outer rubber covering cannot be exposed to temperatures below 4 degrees until it has fully dried. So it is time to get the outer OSB3 in place There were only two full sheets which is just as well as they are extremely heavy 2019-04-09_06-17-40 by my0771, on Flickr=https://flic.kr/p/2fpdcdf][/url]2019-04-09_06-17-40 by my0771, on Flickr 2019-04-09_06-17-58 by my0771, on Flickr I started with the two full boards at the back but pulled one to the front today to stagger the joints.
  10. MY63

    Workshop build

    Do you remember when we were talking about snow. After a few days of rain we woke to this. 2019-04-03_07-29-58 by my0771, on Flickr Fortunately the rain returned and it has all gone now.
  11. MY63

    Workshop build

    More progress from the last few days. 2019-03-27_09-39-41 by my0771, on Flickr Window wall complete actually at this point all walls except the front were clad. 2019-03-28_07-11-00 by my0771, on Flickr The front was a little more of a challenge having the sides and the top as well as the doors. 2019-03-28_07-11-00 by my0771, on Flickr 2019-03-28_06-04-10 by my0771, on Flickr Almost there this was where the timber finished fortunately I had ordered more. 2019-03-30_11-34-48 by my0771, on Flickr Complete I am really pleased with the result not perfect but good enough.
  12. MY63

    Workshop build

    I have to be honest this is my first large construction project I have erected kit sheds in the past. I had planned on buying a workshop but they were out of my price range. I found this site the wood haven 2 by accident and over a year of reading and thinking I began to think I might be able to build my own. http://www.thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=198 The members have been very helpful MikeG is an architect and has helped an approved the plans so I am confident it will stand up to the rigours of English weather. All of my research regarding the height of work benches will be used in the next stages when I move to the interior.
  13. MY63

    Workshop build

    That was an option I considered but the doors were designed to have the strength of the OSB to keep them square. the additional weight of the glass would have caused other issues with hinges etc. I only intend using the workshop with the doors open and as it is in my garden there is no access from anywhere but my house Thanks for the input.
  14. MY63

    Workshop build

    Thanks @bikermutt07 the workshop has moved on since I took those pictures. 2019-03-20_05-38-15 by my0771, on Flickr The doors are thinner than the walls so there was not room for insulation. The eagle eyed will spot the first piece of cladding on the window wall. 2019-03-23_05-51-32 by my0771, on Flickr I enjoyed fitting the cladding was a nightmare multiple coats around 500m of painting. 2019-03-23_05-51-32 by my0771, on Flickr Back panel took two attempts but I got there. 2019-03-26_03-08-37 by my0771, on Flickr This is the current situation I ran out of cladding at the top of the first door I had seriously considered putting glass in the doors and other types of cladding but eventually ordered more of the feather edge which I have just collected from the timber yard.
  15. MY63

    Workshop build

    @bikermutt07 I am really impressed by the flooring it has stood up to rain frost and quite heavy storms and is still fine. I am sorry I have not updated this for a little while we have been having some very mild weather and I have been trying to get on before it changes. 2019-02-22_01-31-21 by my0771, on Flickr Once the frame was finished I boarded the inside with 11mm OSB3 I could have used lighter boards but this allows me to fix French cleats inside without worrying about where the studs are. 2019-02-22_05-41-23 by my0771, on Flickr There were a few late nights involved. After fitting the boards I fitted the insulation which I was given by a local company. 2019-02-24_03-09-18 by my0771, on Flickr The construction process requires an air gap outside of the breathable membrane so battens were fitted to provide the gap. 2019-03-02_06-05-30 by my0771, on Flickr The roof requires a 50mm gap there were some complications with the original roof air space so I added more insulation and 50mm battens over the top. 2019-03-02_06-05-30 by my0771, on Flickr Doors were next mortice and tenon joints I have not made one since I was at school 40 years ago. 2019-03-08_09-47-13 by my0771, on Flickr 2019-03-09_05-15-07 by my0771, on Flickr There were some issues over the doors and I have detailed them on my blog hinges also caused some difficulties. 2019-03-11_04-14-12 by my0771, on Flickr I eventually went with parliament hinges. 2019-03-11_05-48-50 by my0771, on Flickr Test fit of doors and among the messy site my feather edge cladding has arrived. 2019-03-11_05-48-50 by my0771, on Flickr Doors fitted. 2019-03-13_07-05-02 by my0771, on Flickr