Apr 182017
 

A mixture of sorting out and tidying up our workshop and also adapting our large chop saw for our modular workbench system.

Chop-saw-module

Chop-saw-module

The chop saw is our old one we have had for years, capable of slicing material as wide as 300mm and as deep as 80mm, which will be very useful when we come to slicing roof rafters and floor joists. The saw is able to be slid into place and be locked into position with it’s own fence lining up with the workbench’s twin fences on either side.

While that was being executed, the whole workshop got a spring clean, starting with our box trolleys on wheels, four of them in a line under our stack of sheet material. Each of these boxes contains off cuts of various material like OSB, pine timber, plywood and Oak hardwood pieces. We decided that any piece that is smaller than 4 inches goes out and off to the fire pile.

The new chop saw was use to cut up strips of plywood to start to make the spacers which will hold the outer and inner legs apart, this is  a pile of 48 but we will need over 300 of them….

Leg-Spacing-pieces

Leg-Spacing-pieces

Then the old saw table (a full 8feet by 4feet) was put away by removing its four legs and sliding the whole thing up onto the top tier of our rack of sheet material. It was far too large to have around, now we have our new modular workbench. We needed the room to have a pile of building elements to be stacked up while the glue is drying and room for raw materials to come in and get processed into whatever we need for the house construction.

Empty-space-in-workshop

Empty-space-in-workshop

Tomorrow, we will just finish off the tidying up operation and then start chopping up 89mm and 63mm CLS timber to make our External Legs!!

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