Workshop build

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  • #20073
    Jordash
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    Hi guys,

    After a seriously hectic 6 weeks, we have got the keys to our new house, stripped it, decorated it had the carpets replaced and now moved in. This means that our exciting journey into proper woodworking is about to begin. First things first though, we need a workshop! As I posted in Georges thread, we have a log cabin at the old house and have decided that it could be a suitable workshop, although perhaps a little cozy at times!

    On our moving weekend we got far more done on the Saturday than expected, as we still had a very large van on hire, we decided to take down and move the log cabin on the Sunday morning.

    The following video is the prelude to the workshop build and setup that I’m hoping to post over the coming months, enjoy!

    #20074
    George Bridgeman
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    Good work, Ian! How did the process go? Did you manage to keep all the timber in good condition or are you having to replace a few bits and pieces? Were there shingles on the roof? I imagine they’re the only component that needs to definately be replaced at the other end if so.

    Hope you’re settling into the new house.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #20076
    Jordash
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    Thanks George, the cabin is currently neatly stacked up in the passage between the garage and the house! I had a slight hiccup when I found out from a neighbour that the bottom of our garden floods! The log cabin will be toward the top of the garden, but to be safe I want to build a short retaining wall to avoid the dirt base being washed away if it did flood all the way up the garden.

    We were really lucky there were no serious splits or damage, a corner of one of the beam came off when I got over enthusiastic with a Mallet, but that should glue back on without any issues.

    We’ve got a couple of busy weekends coming up, so I’m a bit stuck for time, at this rate it’ll be Christmas before its done!

    The roof was just felt, which we just ripped off and chucked. I’ll recent it when we rebuild it and then may shingle over that if I can afford it.

    #20095
    David Gill
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    Ian
    That looks like it will make a very nice workshop.I also have a garden that floods at the bottom when ever it rains heavy. I have a concrete sump that I put a sump pump in to with an outlet hose leading to a grid

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #22674
    Jordash
    Participant

    Sorry for the long wait between updates, we seem to lead very busy lives. I’ve built the small retaining wall, levelled the base, but down damp proof membrane and then 24 slabs as pad for the log cabin.

    Yesterday I had the day off, so my dad and I put the log cabin up. We got the main structure and the roof done, today I’ll do the flooring inside and felt the roof. I’m also off Monday, so unless my wife gives me stuff to do I might try and build some saw benches. I’ll also try and get another video up.

    #22782
    Jordash
    Participant

    Here is a video of the build:

    #22783
    George Bridgeman
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    Good work, Ian! Brings back memories of putting mine together, in similar weather!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #22822
    David Gill
    Participant

    Look forward to seeing part two , I bet you were a bit stiff the following morning? Looked like a good couple of days work

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #23229
    Mexiquite
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    That was fun to watch. Thank you for going through all the trouble to make the videos. Looking great!

    #23397
    Jordash
    Participant

    Thanks guys,

    This weekend I finished my first woodwork ‘project’, a saw horse. Now I know what I’m doing, I’ll video the second one, when I get around to it.

    #24450
    Jordash
    Participant

    As previously mentioned, I have filmed the second Sawhorse here:

    The next project will be a big one, the workbench! Unfortunately a complete lack of funds is going to slow that down a bit.

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