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

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

Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Re: WORKSHOP REFIT...............

Post by 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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