MY63

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  1. I thought someone might be interested in seeing my small Leather workshop take shape up until now I have been working in a small space in the house. My first plan was to turn the garage into a workshop but that is now going to be a utility room / laundry. So the Garden was my next option. This is the old shed which was on the property before we moved in, It was really well built and took some removing. 2018-11-19_04-18-08 by my0771, on Flickr This is my first plan for its replacement. Yes it is on the back of an envelope but I don't smoke anymore so did not have a fag (cigarette) packet to draw on. 2018-11-11_10-01-42 by my0771, on Flickr This was followed by a slightly more detailed scale drawing 2018-11-11_10-02-12 by my0771, on Flickr Foundations involved digging some holes. 2018-12-07_09-39-02 by my0771, on Flickr After digging I had to fill the holes with hardcore. 2019-01-06_04-20-33 by my0771, on Flickr The base was made of 4 concrete lintels a little unusual but it is not covered by planning or building regs. 2019-01-16_04-13-52 by my0771, on Flickr The first layer of wood is laid on a mortar bed with a damp proof course below 2019-01-16_04-13-52 by my0771, on Flickr This is very much a simple version of this build there is a more detailed post on my blog I will continue here if anyone is interested
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    I have made some progress with the electrics and one of the smaller workbenches. This is the consumer panel which I first fitted to the left of this position and finally decided to put it between the trunking and the front wall. I will move the wiring when we are ready to make the connections. You can also see the metal backing boxes have been fitted to the trunking and the wires have been cut to size. 2019-05-22_07-09-03 by my0771, on Flickr The first of the work benches to be made is the base for the MFT (multi function table) the top is supported on a grid of plywood called a torsion box it will have a base fitted which will be glued and screwed in place. The top will be have blocks screwed in place to allow it to be lifted when things fall through the holes. It is also made from MDF which is not hard wearing so will be easily changed. This will form the main part of my woodworking section that is why it is the first to be made I will need it to make the others. 2019-05-25_06-39-34 by my0771, on Flickr This is the inside of the torsion box one of the struts is a little wonky I had not realised that my saw was set to 3 degrees another little error. Once the base is in place this will be very strong. 2019-05-26_11-04-17 by my0771, on Flickr
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    Polished pebble was the choice from the 17 Dulux grey paint shades I only painted the top half in the new colour. 2019-05-16_08-30-21 by my0771, on Flickr The painting is now finished and I have allowed it a few days to dry fully. The next step is to fit the wiring into the trunking which I did yesterday there are two circuits for the sockets the original plan was to have 16 sockets however I ended up with 17 sockets in the box so 17 it is. 2019-05-22_06-52-40 by my0771, on Flickr I left long tails on the wires my next step is to cut the wires and fit the backing boxes I plan to do as much of the preparation as possible so the electrician can check everything over and make the final connection.
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    @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
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    @Mattsbagger This is OSB 3 it is made with waterproof glue it has so much glue it actually is allowed to be used as the internal vapour barrier. @bikermutt07 I am not sure if I mentioned it but my floor is made from Egger Protect chipboard it is sealed on both sides and was indeed open to the weather for a couple of weeks. 2019-02-21_06-20-40 by my0771, on Flickr You must use the special glue that foams up through the joints and can be scraped off when you are ready. I read about it on a woodworking forum and my timber merchant ordered it in for me 22mm thick and really heavy. Price wise it was only a pound or two per sheet more than the standard sheets.
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    @Matt S We are quite a way off the Kettle and Jaffa cakes I am afraid. The outer cladding is here I had it custom cut by my local timber merchant it still needs to be stained but the weather is against us at the moment, We have sunshine and snow currently not intermittently but at the same time now it is just rain. @hwinbermuda Thanks H there is no chance you could get me to build another it has been a fantastic experience and is the first large construction project I have ever done but I am knackered (totally worn out for those outside the UK ) The roof is going to be heavy duty strand board called OSB3 highly water resistant screwed to the battens and covered by a heavy duty rubber membrane especially designed for roofs. I made an error with the first insulation so there is now 150 mm of insulation covered by a breathable membrane then battened ready for the final cover.
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    I have made some progress since I last posted here it has been hard work there is a full write up on my blog but I will give some detail here. 2019-03-02_06-05-30 by my0771, on Flickr After the insulation was in place I wrapped the whole building in a breathable membrane and started adding the battens. I used mortice and tenon joints for the doors. 2019-03-06_02-14-12 by my0771, on Flickr The original plan for the mortices did not work so I changed the design of the doors. 2019-03-08_01-44-54 by my0771, on Flickr I did get the doors right in the end. 2019-03-11_03-16-23 by my0771, on Flickr Hinges caused me no end of issues I had three sets in the end before I got the ones that would do what I wanted. These are called parliament hinges very strong but also very expensive. 2019-03-11_04-14-12 by my0771, on Flickr Doors hung. 2019-03-13_07-05-02 by my0771, on Flickr Water tight at last. 2019-03-13_02-39-37 by my0771, on Flickr Outer cladding is next while I save for the outer roof cover.
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    Here is this weeks progress report after the frame was finished this design calls for the internal sheeting to be fixed this also helps to square up the frame. 2019-02-21_06-21-31 by my0771, on Flickr I fitted the side walls first then the ceiling and finally the end walls. This picture shows the long ceiling panel with the temporary support bar which helped putting it in place. 2019-02-22_01-27-43 by my0771, on Flickr 2019-02-22_01-31-21 by my0771, on Flickr Today I have added the insulation on the outside of the ceiling and fixed it in place with expanding foam. 2019-02-23_06-21-39 by my0771, on Flickr I may have been over enthusiastic with the foam gun :)
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    @Buzzard2005 You are right 3:12 is the pitch the structure is going to be 18mm sheet material which will have an EDPM rubber membrane glued to it. It is very popular in the UK. There will also be 100mm of insulation between the rafters.
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    I laid some insulation in the space between the joists and fixed it in position with spray foam. 2019-02-14_02-30-29 by my0771, on Flickr As you can see by the broken piece it was not strong enough to hold the weight of our Springer Spaniels. 2019-02-14_05-54-48 by my0771, on Flickr It was time to repair the insulation and start to lay the floor. 2019-02-14_05-54-48 by my0771, on Flickr This is special chipboard flooring coated on both sides with an anti slip finish, Held in place with special D4 glue which expands in use. 2019-02-14_05-54-48 by my0771, on Flickr Here is the finished floor along with my first attempt at a roof. 2019-02-16_04-55-24 by my0771, on Flickr I lost a couple of days removing and replacing the roof frame the first one not only looked bad but would not have shed rain or snow very well. This is my second attempt. 2019-02-18_02-22-44 by my0771, on Flickr I am quite happy with this one.
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    Here is the site tidied up a little with the stone down the side and around the back access will be limited in these areas once the boards start to go on. 2019-02-12_09-20-20 by my0771, on Flickr