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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 6:42 pm 
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Barn raising in the morning, weather permitting (well, wall raising at any rate!) Can't wait!:D :D

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on behalf of all the weather watchers AKA armchair shop raisers


go for it, just don't use latex nails :D buy blue tarp and build under a dry tent.
it could be a circus 8)

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Good luck and press forward. Don't forget the pictures.

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Looking forward to the pics!

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Grey clouds have burned off. My only worry now is wind speed which the forecast says could be as high as 25 miles per hour, making handling large sheets of marine ply a bit 'interesting'. :roll:

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Well we coped OK with the wind. Didn't finish the wall erection but not to worry as my son in law is coming around tomorrow as well. Rain threatened but never arrived, much to our relief.

Here's the promised pictures:

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Note my shop cat Noir who came by to size up progress.

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Notice my late father's very early pattern Workmate... they don't build them like they used to.:(

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This is as far as we've got so far... more pictures on Monday evening. :-D


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Its on its way!!



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Won't be long now!!

PS: strange looking ladder that boy is using.

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Its taking shape .

I bet you cant wait to get a roof over your head so to speak :wink:

Very good effort that you will enjoy later.



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Yer gonna have a really nice place to work there, Ray. I can just imagine your anticipation for getting it all outfitted and in use.

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Slightly frustrated that we still haven't finished the walls yet. A transverse beam was somehow miss cut and introduced a squew which we didn't notice at first. With the beam now replaced alls nice and straight now and I was very fortunate in that the miss cut beam can go elsewhere, with a bit of trimming.... long length 8x2 pressure treated timbers don't come cheap!

We had our work inspected today....




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My lovely Granddaughter Alice came to visit (seen here with my Daughter Abi)



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She approved of the windows we put in today.....



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...but wanted to check a few measurements to make sure we didn't make any more mistakes!


Here's the progress by the end of the day....


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Mark and I will be back on the job on Friday.


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I really don't think those bobby pins are a regulation pink. But as an inspector she's a keeper. 8)

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WOW, That's really starting to look like something there Ray. Cute inspector, did you try to bribe her with candy? :D

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Major progress being made now. When do you think it'll be finished?


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Looking great TP. I didn't notice any hurricane straps. I assume they're coming later :confused: :-D


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More progress again today. My son in law was delayed so only arrived at 12 0'clock but we still got a fair amount done.

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Horizontal members all the way around the shop at worktop height to enable easy fixing of any built in work surfaces as the layout develops over time. Also braces things even firmer. The structure is absolutely rock solid... a far cry from the flimsy pre-bought affair I used to have.


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Close up of the framing for what will be the Dust Collector enclosure with door to the outside.
The walls of this will be as heavily sound insulated as the rest of the workshop main walls keeping the noise of my double motor CamVac dowe to comfortable levels.

Finished the day off by picking my wife up from work then taking her to a surprise meal at Nando's as a thank you for giving up doing anything over the Bank-Holiday weekend just gone.

No major progress expected now until after my Hadrian's Wall treck, although I will still be doing some detail work in the meantime.

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