Nov 032020

This morning, we created a jig to help us slice up concrete blocks using our large mains powered angle grinder fitted with a diamond coated cutting blade. We put several chunks of timber and OSB pieces together, to form a fence with a ruler attached to it, plus a right-angle flat surface using a piece […]

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Oct 282020

We started the week by creating a new piece of equipment, this time, a plank slicing station down in our Great Room, using our large chop saw and a length of 63mm CLS timber and two pieces of plywood strips to build a long 4.8metre long straight channel. The chop saw was placed about three […]

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Oct 222020

We needed a tool to set out the rooms inside the house, as all the walls are right angled we needed something to get long right angled measurements. So we spent a few hours making a large framing square, using the mathematical and ancient truth that a right angle triangle measuring 3m by 4m always […]

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May 302020

It took another three weeks to finish off tweaking the design of the scorching machine, with many iterative changes as we test and adapt the machine (As usual things take much longer than you expect, but I have enjoyed the change of work). We started by moving the machine into the house (after cleaning up […]

Mar 112019

Today, following on from Saturday’s work, we designed and built a slate cutting guillotine with supporting stand which has rubbish collection built in. The guillotine sits on top of the box like container and there are standard measured marks to help us repeatedly slice certain slates at various required sizes. The next piece of equipment […]

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