Workshop #7: Base (part 6) and the walls start to go up!

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Blog entry by Callum Kendall posted 07-20-2008 01:03 AM 954 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: The finshed shop (Hopefuly) Part 7 of Workshop series Part 8: Walls (part 3) and the roof begins »

Today was a very productive day, as my workshop has realy taken shape. I had my friend James helping me today, which is a real bonus when lifting sheets of ply into place. We started off by fixing the plywood to the joists, using counter-sunk outdoor screws. Then we trimmed the overhang with a plunge router, with a 1” guide bit. After a quick clean up we test fitted the wall sections, its realy coming together now! Tomorow I will only be able to do a couple of hours work, as I am going to watch “Racing” however I hope to do some more on monday :-)









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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 07-20-2008 03:38 AM

Hey Callum;

You’re doing a great job!

Keep us posted.


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#2 posted 07-20-2008 04:49 AM

Looks good, hope you are not doing this in the south as it is blazing hot down here!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#3 posted 07-20-2008 05:33 AM

I’m happy for you, Callum… you’ll get many good hours out of that shop. Looks like you’re doing a good job.

Remember on the roof to stagger your sheeting (like bricks in a wall)... gives it lots of strength.

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#4 posted 07-20-2008 05:47 AM

Cool, a space of your own to set up in!

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#5 posted 07-20-2008 05:29 PM

Looking good…I would suggest you put your sheathing/siding material on before you hoist the walls into place. I would even prime and paint it too. Allot easier to do it on the ground than with the wall in place.


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#6 posted 07-20-2008 05:35 PM

Great job Callum.
You will enjoy this project for year to come.


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#7 posted 07-21-2008 06:11 AM

Good to see those walls going up Callum.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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