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#41 Gary

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 10:39 PM

aand standing by itself. the legs weren't in the right place, i needed to work on drilling the slab so the legs could bolt down. eventually did that and got the second beam up and in. was a bit of a squeeze but hammered it in ok
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hell yeah mezzanine. looks better than i thought it would
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structural fasteners to be sure
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messing around with the hoist, it lifts to about 1800mm clear but since the mezzanine is there some cars are limited to about 1400
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i swung by a place liquidating stuff from a closed mine. i got a good chain lift and trolley for cheap as, works good. having a lift that high is really really handy. i can work with much heavier things easily now
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Posted 05 November 2015 - 10:49 PM

some olddd sheet steel. i tried sand blasting it but i don't have enough psi to pull it off. nor patience, sandblasting sucks. i kind of like how it currently looks anyway
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these two will make the floor, like this
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having storage is gooood. a bike is up there, a spare engine and the sewing machine i used for the 620. feels like i have a whole shed again.
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moving on from mezzanine i had to work out storm water drainage. i don't like digging. getting there though
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Posted 05 November 2015 - 10:51 PM

yesterday there was a big downpour which softened everything up real nice. much easier digging after heavy rain. i got most of it done
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just needs gutters up and roof screwed down properly

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 10:56 PM

This looks perfect

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 04:51 AM

Wow man. Every bit as inspiring and fascinating as a 510 build to me. And the fact that you seem to be a one man army doing this with no extra hands, you are like superman or something!



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Posted 06 November 2015 - 06:26 AM

This is awesome! Love it.

FUCK YEAH!!! Even if it is a Toyota motor. ;)


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:37 AM

Are you planning on parking a military tank on that mezzanine? 

 

 

The shop looks fantastic! I am so jealous. I'd like to have a space like that to work out of.


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 12:19 PM

Are you planning on parking a military tank on that mezzanine?


Yeah... I was wondering why it was so beefy, but now it makes sense with motors/bikes/tools up there, and you could even put a car shell up there ... Nice work!!

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:39 PM

i'm glad it inspires :) i couldn't find many like this when i was trying to figure mine out. there were lots of nice looking garages and man caves and things but not many that you'd really be able to work out of. i've had help here and there and i've got help available when i need it too which is nice. you sort of get used to doing things yourself and at your own pace

i made the mezzanine heavy because i'm no engineer :huh: should be safe for a few more engines up there and still be able to use the chain lift though



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 12:35 AM

little more progress, would have been a lot more were it not for weather

some more sheets up, these were small and easy, the roof sheets managed to hold me up there ok
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damn weather. rain was on and off all day. this pic was taken same time, one side was beautiful, the other was rain and wind. perfect shed weather
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this side done
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was raining pretty consistent toward the end of the day, so i put these roof rails together at the right length ready for the top roof. still dunno how im going to do that
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also since it was undercover i fitted some of these, kind of a draft/weather seal. i just hope it keeps out spiders
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I know I'm about 2 years late on this reply but...for spiders any basic pesticide will work. The best two are bifenthrin, and the other is lambda-cyahlothrin. Lambda is what we use in Arizona to kill scorpions...which are alien creatures...but works wonders for spiders. Order a small bottle of it off amazon or what ever, mix it to 0.06% [instructions are in the label package] and spray along the roof eve and along the ground outside and that will keep all spiders out. As well as any other bug that happens by.
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Posted 07 November 2015 - 04:36 AM

nice one, thanks



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Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:15 PM

No problem! Nice shop👍🏻
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Posted 15 November 2015 - 02:15 AM

i had to move some cars beside the shed
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a little more digging and cut a nice hole
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all fitted and glued together. you can sort of see how out of level the ground is here
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i got some dirt bought and delivered. not as clean as i'd have liked but it was cheap
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i had to fill in the trenches obviously but also level out one side of the shed and make as shallow a gradient to the shed door as i could. its still not very level but at least built up more, looks much nicer. i'm thinking about top soil but might see how the grass takes to this first
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Posted 15 November 2015 - 08:41 AM

Man that mezzanine is beef, love it. Excellent use of space and materials. :cool: 


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 12:55 AM

finally got the roof screwed down properly
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got some gutters up
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and some downpipes in place. messed up the gap a little :( but almost done!
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:03 PM

gutters finished, then final shed inspection by the local council. all was ok except the downpipes from the top roof. they said i had to make them discharge over a longer distance which i thought it was pointless but ironically a few weeks after i'd made them we had probably the heaviest rainfall we'd ever had. i was watching it and i can kind of see why they want them, the bottom gutter would easily have overflown at the ends without something spreading out the flow. i made them up as i went a long, they're probably not ideal but they do what they should do
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i needed lighting so i worked out a reasonably cheap and simple way to do it. i started with a 12V power supply and used decent gauge speaker wire to some switches, then wired from there to those LED adhesive light ribbons you can buy from ebay for cheap. i got some aluminium channel and stuck the strips to that (but because of the heat i cabletied them also), then riveted them to various bits of the shed. for the mezzanine i riveted little neo magnets to the channel and it works ok. i think they were SMD5050 LED's i can't remember now. i haven't done the whole shed yet, ill do them as i need them i think.
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:16 PM

i've been spending a lot more time on cars recently so work has been going into them and some random things around the shed for storage. i made this that hangs off the mezzanine for powertools and things
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a big pain in the ass is what i do with tools when i've just finished using them. i forget where i dropped them or they're always where i'm not, so i made this to help
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i was stressing out over some weld tests for mmaw a while back and ended up putting myself in bed with the flu because of the fumes. i made this quickly so that wouldn't happen again. useless for most of the things i make but really good for small things like welding coupons. the shed went from very hazy after an hour to crystal clear after a few hours. im not sure how long the fan will last, it's just a bathroom fan.
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i've been getting progress in on some cars for a change and one of them needs lots of work with the lathe, but the old enclosure i made was terrible. machining is tedious enough without being uncomfortable doing it. both the mill and lathe were uncomfortable to use, and their old stands were huge and taking up too much space so i salvaged some 200mm SHS from work, cut up some of the old enclosures for 20mm and 30mm SHS and made much smaller, much higher much easier access stands for both machines. makes a massive difference. they wobble a little so i need to brace some things but overall they work fine.
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since i'm losing the old enclosures i've also lost some of the storage space they had. i was planning on getting aluminium for these yesterday but the place i go is closed over christmas. here's what i had in mind anyway, shelves that don't go to the floor so i still have the space to manouvre cars on dollys around the shed as i need to. i'll get a light under the shelf near the lathe too so i can see what tolerances i'm going over.
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:07 AM

Love this shed. Will be stealing a few ideas from it :D


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:00 PM

I am jealous of anyone with a shop... You've done great work!


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:34 PM

as man after my own heart and a fabricator myself with some structual steel  :thumbup: nice work well planned out.