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Post  fredvon4 on Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:00 am

Bob I have a serious suggestion

Disclosure...I want one of those HF workbenches and I like the coupons and significantly reduced cost...BUT...local HF is always out of the one I want on the very infrequent times I get to the 65 Mile away store....

BEWARE...HF sells two versions ((different SKUs)) and right now I forget which is which

ANY How... Please take the time to go to the HF site and look at the reviews....should not take too long to see there is a distinct difference

Then take a look at the one you bought, and decide if i is the GOOD one or you need to return it in exchange

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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:32 am

fredvon4 wrote:Bob I have a serious suggestion

Disclosure...I want one of those HF workbenches and I like the coupons and significantly reduced cost...BUT...local HF is always out of the one I want on the very infrequent times I get to the 65 Mile away store....

BEWARE...HF sells two versions ((different SKUs)) and right now I forget which is which

ANY How... Please take the time to go to the HF site and look at the reviews....should not take too long to see there is a distinct difference

Then take a look at the one you bought, and decide if i is the GOOD one or you need to return it in exchange


Yes, they are famous for that, lot's of different numbers on the same item.

But, I am really happy with this one.  Got the "sale" price and the quality is excellent.  2 1/2" hardwood bench top and ball bearing drawer rollers plus an unbeatable hardware package.  The packing was incredible, every void was filled with foam fillers and everything in cased in foam sheet.  Not even a hint of transport damage.   I still may beef it up a little.  

I usually build my own work benches, an exception are the Lowes sourced benches in the shed.  

My skinny bench in the two car.  2X4's on 12 inch centers (top) covered with 3/4" ply and laminated flooring.  





I don't do pretty, just functional.  It doesn't look it but that bench has taken a beating.  That laminated flooring can take a punch.

Bob
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:53 pm

Finished. Close tolerances, everything aligned. Building drawers was easy once I learned to ignore the instructions. Pegs and cast iron blocks will come in handy. Ultra smooth and flat building surface. Solid not tippy. Think $134.00 is a little stiff though much of that probably due to shipping.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:20 pm

Bob.  Fantastic job on the new shed & I don't want to steal your thunder, but as your shed saga comes to completion, mine is just beginning.

Solid timber barn, 10m X 10m. (33' X 33').  16 Queensland Cypress poles 150mm X 150mm  (6" X 6") up to 5.4 metres long.  (2.9m & 3.9m once in the ground.  Was quite a job for two of us to lift all those poles into their footing holes.  Deepest hole was 6' deep.  Heavy suckers.  Managed to get them all in without any major incident, except we found that one hole was out of line & the 5.4m pole had to be removed and the hole widened.  My back is a little tender now but we managed.  All coming together now but assembling the top 45 degree pitch that high off the ground will be a challenge.



No plans for a workshop as it will be difficult and very expensive to connect power.  Also, Janet doesn't want her lawns ripped up for the wiring.  As it is, we had to trench down the centre of the driveway for the drainage.  I may install a rainwater tank & look into solar in the future.
This will mainly be storage for three old tractors and a couple of cars which have had to stay outside in the weather forway too long.
I'm sure it will end up decorated with lots of old tools & bits & pieces, including my genuine wooden propeller, inside, not out.
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:34 am

Now that's a building Rod, solid to the extreme. For sure it won't blow away in a wind storm, I have doubts about my shed. Smile

Looking forward to seeing the building in progress and it's completion. I love old cars and tractors too.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:51 am

Well, we've made a little progress.







Looks absolutely huge inside now that the cladding is on.  I was starting to wonder if I'd made it large enough, but I'm no longer concerned.  It's plenty big.
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Post  akjgardner on Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:33 am

Looking Good, What did you use for the post? oops , never mind , i just went back and read it
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Post  rsv1cox on Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:41 am

"A little progress" Rod, I would say gang busters, you and friend have been busy.

Looking great too. Is that a style unique to your area? The vertical siding is unusual here. We share roofing materials. Are you going to have a floor or leave natural? Looks like you tented a very special bush. Warm down there this time of year, we are waiting for spring although here in West Virginia it has been a very mild winter.

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Post  fredvon4 on Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:29 am

I love it, utilitarian and beautiful....good project
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Post  KariFS on Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:31 am

Nice shed Thumbs Up

Wish I had enough real estate to build one. Would be great for fire wood, cars, my little utility trailer, bicycles and what not.


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Post  fredvon4 on Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:19 am

Got a question Old......rod

The last photo, with the steel cross straps

I know what they do and why...BUT later, once all the other braces, roof, and exterior cladding is set ----they become extraneous as every thing is well tied together

Did you leave them for some engineering concern or just forgot to remove before outer skin?

Frugal me... I would have reused the steel for the "barn Door" bracing

Not trying to sound critical...Phred



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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:24 pm

rsv1cox wrote:"A little progress" Rod, I would say gang busters, you and friend have been busy.  

Looking great too.  Is that a style unique to your area?  The vertical siding is unusual here.  We share roofing materials.  Are you going to have a floor or leave natural?  Looks like you tented a very special bush.  Warm down there this time of year, we are waiting for spring although here in West Virginia it has been a very mild winter.

Bob

The design is typical of "old-style" barns down here, where the different roof pitches just meet without a dividing wall which is typical in USA & European styles. Rarely did ours have a loft area.
Corrugated iron is traditionally more common for wall cladding, but I wanted the timber look and the veritcal palings are commonly used in other types of early Oz buildings. The cypress poles have been oiled prior to erecting and all wall cladding has also been pre-oiled both sides. Walls and other framework is treated pine so doesn't need protection, but the oiled walls is more for appearence, as well as I have lots of oil available. Even the roofing is rarely used nowadays as it is straight galvanized steel, whereas most often "Zincalume" or "Colorbond" is used, which have high aluminium content and are weaker
At this stage I plan to leave the floor gravel, but that may change down the track as funds become available.
My aim all along was to have a building with no evidence of modern materials and design. A couple of concessions to that are the use of "bugle" screws throughout, steel bracing (as required by law) and foil under the roofing to prevent condensation. Still need to sort out what we do for doors yet. Sort of designing it as we go. The architect who drew my plans said we could vary it a fair bit as we went. He came for a look the other day and now has a severe case of "shed envy". Most people who see it want one.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:29 pm

fredvon4 wrote:Got a question Old......rod
The last photo, with the steel cross straps
I know what they do and why...BUT later, once all the other braces, roof, and exterior cladding is set ----they become extraneous as every thing is well tied together
Did you leave them for some engineering concern or just forgot to remove before outer skin?
Frugal me... I would have reused the steel for the "barn Door" bracing
Not trying to sound critical...Phred

Phred.
As mentioned in my previous post, the cross bracing is required by law. I realize it's superfluous once cladding is on, but we need to satisfy the building inspector. The bracing (hoop-iron) is very inexpensive, so I don't see it as a waste. What is a waste is all the offcuts of treated pine which can't even be used for firewood due to the preserving chemicals. (Arsenic)
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Post  Marleysky on Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:59 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:Well, we've made a little progress.

Looks absolutely huge inside now that the cladding is on.  I was starting to wonder if I'd made it large enough, but I'm no longer concerned.  It's plenty big.

Yes Sir, it is looking good. I can see someone getting Shed Envy!! Although, you may run into one of "Murphy's Laws" I know I did. If you think it's big enough....it's not!! They always look big empty, but it'll fill up quickly. Send us some pictures with the cars and tractors parked inside.
I have always desired a metal roof. It's been one of those "Just out of reach" of the budget items. I'm thinking in your area it's necessary due to the Sun load would melt the normal shingles we use.

What's the deal with the Ghost Tree? Covered to keep birds from eating the berries? Or to keep construction sawdust from harming the leaves?
What do you DO with the Treated wood scraps?
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Post  RknRusty on Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:01 pm

Love all of you guys' projects, and enjoyed reading the prop and plane stories too. And I was also going to ask about the bush, is it a blueberry bush?
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Post  roddie on Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:00 pm

Love that shed Rod!!! Wow.... I'm envious to say the least. It will be the ultimate man-cave!
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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:21 pm

looks like you could have a rock concert in there, nice!
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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:05 am

RknRusty wrote:Love all of you guys' projects, and enjoyed reading the prop and plane stories too. And I was also going to ask about the bush, is it a blueberry bush?
Rusty

Nope, apple tree.  Covered to keep the crows from eating them.  Planted the tree years ago at our young son's request because he loved apples, but it took so long to grow large enough to fruit, he's now all grown up & decided he doesn't like apples anymore.
Got our first crop two years ago.  Tasted absolutely beautiful but only got less than 10.  Last year we were a little slow to get it covered and lost every apple before they got to 1" dia.  This year looks like producing about 20 or more.  Looking forward to them.
Having quite a few days in the high 30s (Celsius) lately, which the apples love.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:08 am

Mark Boesen wrote:looks like you could have a rock concert in there, nice!
Yep, that's what we're planning. Well, not "rock", but we may christen it ourselves with a gig for friends & family.
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Post  getback on Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:40 am

Love the new building Rod , i like the rustic look ! I would like to just rebuild mine before its too late (when ever $$ is right for it ) . Keep use posted as she fills up lol!
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:33 pm

"Bob's Prop Shop" now complete with grass and a painted deck.  But I have yet to build a propeller in it.  Sad

Today I painted the deck with "non skid" paint as every time I went on it I thought I was scating on ice.  Some sort of fine grain sand or perhaps aluminum oxide.  Expensive stuff but it did the trick.  



With Mark's compliments.



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Post  akjgardner on Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:50 pm

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Post  getback on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:09 am

Cool Bob , is that the prop. you had in the house or another ? Glad you got the skid proof paint applied !! This Site Rocks!
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:02 pm

getback wrote:Cool Bob , is that the prop. you had in the house or another ? Glad you got the skid proof paint applied !! This Site Rocks!

That's a very clever Mark Boesen photo-shop picture Eric. My inspiration to actually make one and hang it there.

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