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Thread: What is it?
14/10/2017 04:18:53
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 11/10/2017 23:56:10:

Actually it may be a nut splitter, a hardened wedge fits in the square hole.

I guess so too.

Thread: Design conundrum - fitting a new workshop into a space
01/10/2017 02:41:39
Posted by Samsaranda on 29/09/2017 19:03:59:

Hi Tony, my wife is profoundly deaf but has a cochlear implant, despite this handicap her other senses appear to be heightened to compensate, needless to say she seems to know everything I do even before I do it and it doesn't always meet her approval. We share the same email address so I have to be wary of what and when I order online, I find that if I can intercept incoming email invoices for items that I rather she didn't know I ordered, tools etc. And I transfer them to the Archive file because she never looks in there. A few years ago I managed to purchase a micro mill and take delivery of it without being detected, she saw it in the workshop eventually and I had to fess up. In respect of hear hearing loss she can hear quite well with her implant, so much so that I continually have complaints that I have the telly up too loud but I do suffer myself from a substantial hearing loss from unprotected exposure to gas turbine engine noise and my hearing aids definitely need updating. Back to your workshop, go as big as you can afford and insulate you will not regret it.


Thank you Dave for making my day. laugh

29/09/2017 04:12:13

She got access to all of my passwords. Shhhhhh.... devil

26/09/2017 09:08:32
Posted by Samsaranda on 25/09/2017 11:44:42:

Tony, when I built my workshop it is in the corner of the garden with two fences adjacent, one along the back wall which is 17 feet long and the other along the side about 7 feet long, the walls against the fences are built from concrete block, the two walls not adjacent to fences are concrete block for the 7 feet one and the front which has the door and window and is 17 feet long, is constructed of wooden ship lap on the outside with 100 mm of celotex and the inner layer is OSB, (oriented strand board). The front wall which is wood framed with the ship lap cladding stands on one row of concrete blocks, this is to keep it above any water and damp which prevents or at least dramatically slows any rotting of the base timbers. The interior floor is concrete which has been painted with polyurethane floor paint. The roof is a flat construction of OSB laid on suitable joists and finished with two layers of " torch on" felt. Inside the roof is insulated with 50 mm of celotex fitted between the joists. During the winter I run a built in dehumidifier which runs at night on off peak electric, there is also a small oil filled radiator running on low setting throughout the winter months and ensures that the temperature remains at a constant 10 degrees C. The insulation in the roof and front wall means that temperatures with the heating remain fairly constant and therefore the variations which can cause condensation are avoided and the equipment remains rust free ( well has been to date). The window fitted in the front wall is a large double glazed unit which was diverted on it's way to the dump so cost nothing, well worth searching out double glazed Windows to fit as they will enhance any insulation measures taken. You can't insulate enough, it will all contribute to eradicating any rust problems from condensation. Three of my walls are concrete block which some people advise will promote condensation, I have no problems with them but then the area the building is located in is relatively sheltered from extreme weather and in another location may behave completely differently. Build as big and as substantially as you can afford you will not regret it.


This is really nice that you have a talent to do all this. You even have an insulator. My uncle just advised me to go buy a shed because he said it will be more convenient for me. He used to have a shed like this: 8x6. He said bought it 4 yrs ago and still up even with this weather. There are few leaks when I visited, but it was ok after an easy fix. So the only thing right now is the approval of my wife, who disagree most of the time. laugh


Edited By Tony Dimnick on 26/09/2017 09:09:38

25/09/2017 03:40:49

Sorry guys for reviving this thread. I'm looking for shed ideas and came across this one. I overlooked the date.

But I'll be happy if anyone can help.

25/09/2017 03:38:40
Posted by Jonathan Miller on 22/05/2012 07:15:07:


Just an idea but you might be able to use double glazed sliding patio windows at the back and possibly the front. I got mine from a friend who was replacing his, but double glazing companies are skipping these all the time on refits. Plenty of light and free.




Edited By Jonathan Miller on 22/05/2012 07:32:52

this one is a very good idea. the two glass patio needs low maintenance. Im planning to place shed as well on my backyard for some of my tools. Would yiu suggest a wood or plastic shed?

Thread: Belt and Disc Sander
25/09/2017 03:24:53

Thank you guys for suggestions. Yes, this is a cheap one I got from a friend. So do you think I can just replace the belt? Or should I buy a new machine?

20/09/2017 15:11:40

I bought this machine basically for use sharpening lathe tools etc.

I was testing it, and on using the belt a great amount of vibration occurs when applying pressure to the belt with the work.

Does anybody have experience of using a similar tool? Can they tell me the reason and hopefully cure for this problem

Thread: Offshore wind now cheaper than Nucular
20/09/2017 15:05:51
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 11/09/2017 10:26:00:

A significant proportion of environmentalists now accept that well managed and planned nuclear has to be part of the mix to address climate change.

From a personal perspective, nuclear power stations are less attractive than wind turbines!


I guess that depends if the wind turbines spoil your view Neil. Personally I am more of a nuclear sort of guy (if its funded and run right).

Thread: Usefull on-line calculators for templates for clocks, protractors, piping, etc
20/09/2017 15:02:53

Thanks Joe, some of the links are pretty good and Ill deff be using them as shortcuts.

Thread: Hello
20/09/2017 14:59:16
Posted by JRow16 on 09/09/2017 20:13:54:

I've been scaffolding for most of my working life and am about to go part time so will have more time to spare.

I've been using micro mills for a couple of years working mainly with aluminium without really knowing what I was doing lol.

I've been picking up some tips from the forum so thought I should join up and say hello.

I am new to the forum as well. Welcome.

Thread: Model motorcycles in 1/6 scale
20/09/2017 14:58:25

That looks really realistic Andy

Thread: A bit of humour
18/09/2017 04:18:59
Posted by MichaelR on 17/09/2017 15:42:47:

wi-fi.jpgI like this one. Mike.

Edited By MichaelR on 17/09/2017 15:43:55

This one is my favorite.

13/09/2017 15:23:07

Hello Niel!

I've been reading topics and comment here. This forum is awesome! Thanks for accepting.

12/09/2017 17:06:16

newbie here!! TEST

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