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Old 23-12-17, 03:33 PM   #411
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If only all new builds were to the same standard as your construction Martin. More of an engine palace than shed - maybe you could rig up a webcam so you can capture your restorations in real time :)
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Old 23-12-17, 04:22 PM   #412
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The last thing I need is evidence of the amount of time I spend scratching me bum and contemplating!!!

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Old 23-12-17, 09:30 PM   #413
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Martin,
Please stop making us mere mortals feel even less significant with your posts.pure workshop porn only exists to make us feel less.

On a more sincere note,Well done for :-
A, a great thread,
B, a great workshop and
C.a great deal of self satisfaction for a job well done

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Old 07-01-18, 03:22 PM   #414
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I haven't updated this in a while, but I've been making steady (as in "slow"!) progress;



The walls, ceiling, panelling, etc, is all finished, filled and painted - I'm just about to put a 2nd coat of Sadolin on the panelling. The wiring is complete and tested; only the fused spur for the heater left to fit once the panelling is dry.

Otherwise, the south half is just about done. Once the final few details are complete, everything can move back across the shed so that I can complete the north half; this still needs: top coat on walls and ceiling, 2 coats on the panelling, and tidying up.

I plan to clean and paint the floor, but only once the concrete blocks have been cast. It does feel like the end is in sight...

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Old 07-01-18, 04:48 PM   #415
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Looks good enough to live in. You dont see sheds that well built in Oz, if they are, usually someone is living in it!
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Old 07-01-18, 09:58 PM   #416
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Having just stumbled on this thread, I thought i might just have a look at what sort of sheds other people are building to house their machines.

This thread really needs to be renamed as this is nothing that I could ever describe as a 'SHED'

Perhaps more like a small luxurious, professionally built house where I can happily live in comfort, but just happen to have housing an old engine.

Having run out of room in my 'Shed', I am currently in the very early stages of building another larger one.

Neither of these look or will look anything like this magnificent structure and I am suitably jealous. However it's probably lucky its not, as I would probably never leave and end up sleeping there as well...
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Old 07-01-18, 10:14 PM   #417
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If it was round here you'd have the council knocking on your door suspecting that a family (or two) of Somalis were in residence!

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Old 08-01-18, 10:01 AM   #418
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The walls, ceiling, panelling, etc, is all finished, filled and painted - I'm just about to put a 2nd coat of Sadolin on the panelling.
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That Sadolin is good stuff, expensive, but it actually works effectively, and lasts a long time.
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Old 08-01-18, 11:14 AM   #419
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That Sadolin is good stuff, expensive, but it actually works effectively, and lasts a long time.
I had good quality hardwood window frames in my last house and would treat the frames with Sadolin every couple of years, they were in excellent condition when I sold the house, within 12 months the new owner had them replaced with white UPVC no accounting for taste.

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