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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #75 on: June 03, 2013, 12:22:50 PM »
So I've been a busy bee today, and as the big ball of fire was visible in the sky today I decided to do a little work on the outside to make it look a bit more "sheddy" (Official term)

Not wishing to waste the fence panels that got blown down a few months ago, I salvaged what I could of them just for this purpose.

I started by putting up some DPC held in place with some strips of pressure treated tree.



Then I began the tast of cutting the reclaimed fence panels to size, and air-stapling them to the strips of tree previously affixed.




Then it was a few hours of repeating the same until I got to this stage,




It was at this point I ran out of dry weather and also ran out of fence panels in pieces.

It looks a little more rustic now, and will look a lot better when it's given a coat of fence/shed preservetive to bring the colour into uniformity.

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #76 on: June 03, 2013, 12:29:41 PM »
I forgot to mention, I also have brought power through to the shed, as you can see the white conduit in the pics. I also pulled through 2 CAT5e cables (it was as easy pulling 2 through as it was pulling 1)

Tim
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #77 on: June 03, 2013, 04:12:32 PM »
Hi
Tim
That will blend in nicely
Is that bin in the picture the start of a furnace :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #78 on: June 03, 2013, 04:26:09 PM »
Hi
Tim
That will blend in nicely
John

My immediate thought was, camouflage......  :lol:

You've done a good job, with recycled bits of tree!  :thumbup: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #79 on: June 03, 2013, 04:41:45 PM »
Looking good Tim... :thumbup:

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #80 on: June 03, 2013, 05:33:47 PM »
Hi
Tim
That will blend in nicely

That's kinda why I did it, makes looking at it a little easier on the eyes.

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Is that bin in the picture the start of a furnace :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
John


Not yet, that is our ultra-modern confidential document destroyer machine, it took over from the shredder when it bit the dust.

Thanks for the comments guys,

Tim
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #81 on: June 04, 2013, 06:26:37 AM »
I forgot to mention, I also have brought power through to the shed, as you can see the white conduit in the pics. I also pulled through 2 CAT5e cables (it was as easy pulling 2 through as it was pulling 1)

Tim

hi Tim - was screened or un-screened? you may find probs with having runs in close proximity to mains....

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #82 on: June 04, 2013, 07:09:04 AM »

hi Tim - was screened or un-screened? you may find probs with having runs in close proximity to mains....

Dave

 :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:


Unscreened.


 :Doh: :Doh: :Doh: :Doh: :Doh: :Doh: :Doh: :Doh: :Doh: :Doh: :Doh: :Doh:


I hope it works out ok, they only run together for 9 meters ( he says hopefully )


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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #83 on: June 04, 2013, 08:10:29 AM »
May well be OK - otherwise you can always use it as a pull-through !    :coffee:

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #84 on: June 21, 2013, 03:13:39 PM »
Well it's been a while since I updated this, I have been busy with life and other stuff :bang:

I have got a bit more done, and very excitingly, I have got the mill and lathe installed in their places and even switched them on  :drool:




As you can see I even have got the PC going and the CNC working (sort of, still needs a few tweaks)




I hung the monitor on the wall, keeps it out of the way, and I also put up a shelf for the PC too



Just got to tidy up the cables a bit, and as you can see I've removed the doors off from the bench, this is in preparation for the flooring fitting next week. I also have to do a huge amount of tidying and clearing up as well.

Hopefully next week will see some vinyl flooring installed, that should make sweeping up a bit easier.


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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #85 on: June 21, 2013, 03:21:33 PM »
The tools are in!!!  :beer: :beer: :beer:

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #86 on: June 22, 2013, 06:36:12 AM »
I can feel the excitement from here.. :bow:
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #87 on: June 22, 2013, 07:41:37 AM »
Tim.
That looks more like home, every time I see an update. Well done!  :clap: :clap:

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #88 on: June 22, 2013, 11:23:52 AM »
Thanks guys, it's getting really close to making swarf now, I can almost taste the cutting fluid!!!


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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #89 on: June 22, 2013, 11:41:50 AM »
Hi there, Tim,

You're making good progress, I'm envious!
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #90 on: June 23, 2013, 12:14:37 PM »
Hi Tim
Looks super   :clap:;  not into cnc mesel'   :scratch:  bit long in the tooth for it nowadays, still getting used to manual DRO's, not that I've done a lot lately, just seem to end up titivating this & that all the time  :dremel:

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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #91 on: June 25, 2013, 03:58:18 PM »
Thanks guys  :thumbup:

Hi Tim
Looks super   :clap:;  not into cnc mesel'   :scratch:  bit long in the tooth for it nowadays, still getting used to manual DRO's, not that I've done a lot lately, just seem to end up titivating this & that all the time  :dremel:

George.

Actually, I mostly use it (the CNC) in a manual mode, using the DRO functions on Mach3. I think I've only ran about 4 or 5 true CNC programs. Most of the time I just manually enter the Co-ords of where I want it to go, and the feed rate. Sort of "Single Step CNC" I guess.


I got a little more done, mainly tidying up. But I also trammed the mill, and put up another shelf for Lathe/mill acc's and hung some toolholders on the wall.




I also discovered that one of the Stepper Motor Drivers is faulty, fortunately it is the Rotab driver, so not used so much. Got another one coming.


Tim
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #92 on: June 29, 2013, 11:39:54 AM »
Got the Vinyl flooring down, looks a lot better and much easier to sweep.




As you can see I also have got another offcut to put in front of the Lathe and Mill, hopefully to catch most of the hot swarf before it damages the main flooring.  :thumbup:


I also installed a few handles on the doors of the Mill/Lathe bench.




Keep tuned for irregular updates,

Tim
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Re: Building my new workshop
« Reply #93 on: June 29, 2013, 01:19:09 PM »
Mrs. Drillin wants to know, if you could do something similar with her kitchen?  :lol:

Looking good Tim!  :thumbup:

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