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WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:22 am

A couple of weeks ago I started on a workshop refit because I was fed up of tripping over things or knowing what I was looking for was in there - SOMEWHERE
My intention is to fit a 5mtr long workbench down the brick wall and then rationalize the rest of the shelving etc.,

Work in progress......... :cool:

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The stuff that came out of the old system...... :shock:

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Need a trip to the tip tomorrow :roll:
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Re: WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Postby Niner » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:37 am

That reminds me of a mess I have in my "workshop" and garbage collector.
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Re: WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Postby Niner Delta » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:12 pm

I am envious of those that have a large workshop like that, since mine is just a 11' x 11' room at the
end of my carport. And I had to stuff everything out of a 2-car garage in there.......... :shock:
It is definitely a one man shop...... :mrgreen:
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Re: WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Postby Aughnanure » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:59 am

I will definitely not show photos, nor discuss details of my workshop. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:27 pm

Progress today. I picked up the timber to make the bench frame and spent the afternoon creating the frame for the bench top.
If all goes to plane I should have a 4.8 mtr long bench tomorrow!
Good job the weather is nice so I can work outside cutting the timber to length........ :razz: :razz:

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Re: WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:18 pm

Big strides today,

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The bench frame is complete and will get it's top tomorrow. The extractor fan to vent the lead melting area is also in place and I should be able to fit the ducting as well tomorrow.

Electrical sockets are ready to place along the benches length. After that it is time to return the various pieces of machinery to the bench. :razz: :razz:
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Re: WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Postby Niner » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:59 pm

Looks like you built it strong enough. That table should support weight heaver than you will ever put on it.
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:43 am

Niner wrote:Looks like you built it strong enough. That table should support weight heaver than you will ever put on it.


The frame is 63cm x 75cm and is held in place by M8 threaded rod that is fixed through the brick.
Legs are also bolted to the top frame with spacing supports screwed in place using 150mm angler brackets and M4 60mm screws.
The heaviest piece is going to be the pillar drill............
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:52 pm

Almost finished!
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The part that needs sorting next and the Garage which is in danger of becoming a cardboard box store!

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My wood store in the barn which I built about four years ago from two greenhouse frames and some thin sheet plywood.

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The rest of the barn which holds all manner of rubbish plus the winter wood supply
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Some free pallets I 'collected' today to cut down and use under the workbench to keep stuff off the ground

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Postby Niner Delta » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:21 pm

It looks good, now all you need is a chair with wheels to get from one end to the other........... :mrgreen:
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Re: WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Postby Aughnanure » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:29 pm

Niner Delta wrote:It looks good, now all you need is a chair with wheels to get from one end to the other........... :mrgreen:


Petrol or electric?
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Re: WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:48 am

I already have a mandraulic one but the floor is so uneven and powders up - the guy who built it made the floor from French concrete - 10 sand + 1 cement, no rebar and no waterproof membrane. :loco:
To sort that would cost me about €3500 and THAT is a non starter....
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:10 pm

Well, refurbishment now almost complete. Only job left is to pour a concrete raft for a new, level and non dusting floor. I can't be bothered to move everything again so it will be laid in the open area only..... I can do it for about €100 with help from a couple of mates :razz:

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That last pic show a good use for old fridge/freezers........................
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Postby Niner » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:33 pm

Nice and neat. Wish my "workshop" was that neat. Just haven't worked up the energy lately to try and sort it out.
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Re: WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Postby joseyclosey » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:11 am

Nice work, I like the recycling old domestic appliances idea too. :D
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:53 am

joseyclosey wrote:Nice work, I like the recycling old domestic appliances idea too. :D


The one with the beer in it is in the scullery Joe :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
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Postby joseyclosey » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:23 am

You have a scullery ? Cool. ;)
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Postby Niner Delta » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:29 am

Very cool shop, sure wish my workshop was that big......... :D
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:27 pm

15 October - ready to lay the new floor. Two pals who gave up their morning for some exercise and a fine lunch after we finished.

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Half done.........All done

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And we tidied up too!

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Now to leave it for 3 days to cure then a coat of floor paint and THEN I can actually use it as a workshop again. :D :D
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Postby Niner » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:32 pm

Very good. How many sacks of cement did you use and how thick is the floor? You've got me thinking about an area where I park my lawn tracker.
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Postby Niner Delta » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:33 pm

Looks nice, even though it will crack without any expansion joints, but indoors it won't matter.
I poured a patio deck with a small mixer like that years ago, keeps you real busy.......... :mrgreen:
Is the white line, running under and coming up at both ends, electrical?
What a great shop you have now, I am green with envy.
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:23 pm

Robert. I used 41 x 35 kg bags of pre mixed concrete that is 30mm± thick, about 14.2 m². Actual cost was €190 because we under estimated the concrete coverage but still a LOT cheaper than buying ready mixed concrete :cool: :cool:

Vern, the base is shuttered with timber that has a slight give in it on 2 sides. There is a one piece plastic membrane inside and re-bar over the majority of the central area. The white cable is indeed an electrical cable in a trunking, laid under the membrane in a floor channel. It is for power to my saw and router tables and chop saw.

Rather than take everything out of the workshop I decided to just install the new floor in the centre, leaving the benches round the edge on the old floor. Anything stored under them sits on pallets anyway so there is no problem with damp in the winter.
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Postby Aughnanure » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:56 am

Well done, Sir!!

and I still won't post pics of my (junk) shop.
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:46 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

On another tack Eoin, can you help ID the writing on the M-H here http://www.milsurpafterhours.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11897
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:09 pm

Well, as I can't paint the floor for another 6 weeks I have put the machinery back and cast my first ammo for a long time..... .69" ball for the cannon. Managed about 50 rounds before my arm gave out and I had to stop. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Postby Dutch Mosin » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:34 pm

Fantastic workshop Duncan.
Wish I had a room like that.
I have to wait for good (dry) weather before I start casting and we don't have many dry days in this country. :(

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Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:58 am

Final job to finish the workshop started today. PAINT THE FLOOR.......................
Never take the wife with you when you choose floor paint :shock:

Satin Grey on 6 week old concrete is impossible to see where you have painted and where there are holidays :roll:
Going to buy some Red colouring to mix with the second coat which should be done on Wednesday.
Then it is finished :bigsmile:
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:05 pm

So I bought some GREEN paint colouring and mixed it with the Grey.......well the floor IS green but the green didn't mix in as well as I thought, still it's now sealed.
Tools back in tomorrow and then lots to catch up on :lol: :lol:
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Postby Niner Delta » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:20 pm

Maybe you should have just planted grass.......... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby Niner » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:27 pm

"The grass is always greener over the septic tank"

Oh well who cares if one part is greener? You aren't trying out for a spread in House and Gardens magazine. :bigsmile:

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