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    Havenít updated in awhile, have been having...

    Havenít updated in awhile, have been having issues with the plaster joints cracking. And therefore resetting a majority of what I ave done. Using csr easy flow (3 in 1) and paper tape.

    The issue...
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    I agree with Gabriel. I am nearly finished...

    I agree with Gabriel. I am nearly finished building a shed using steel stud (same a a steel house construction) i found it just harder to use than timber. Pain to screw into, harder to alter ect....
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    Yeah itís a shame but it will be fixed. This...

    Yeah itís a shame but it will be fixed.

    This is what it currently looks like.

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    Well second coat of poly went on but it hasnít...

    Well second coat of poly went on but it hasnít adhered properly, the the whole lot will be ground off and redone once hard in a few weeks.

    Apparently the supplier has just changed the product and...
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    Yeah getting close Ross hopefully done in...

    Yeah getting close Ross hopefully done in November sometime.

    First coat of polyurethane down.

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    Yeah getting close Ross hopefully done in...

    Yeah getting close Ross hopefully done in November sometime.

    First coat of polyurethane down.

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  7. NEW A used hammer a3-31 just came up for sale here....

    A used hammer a3-31 just came up for sale here. Not sure if the price is a typo but maybe look into it if you are near vic.
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    Have been busy sheeting, the walls and ceiling...

    Have been busy sheeting, the walls and ceiling are now done. Still have to finish setting the joints. The FC sheeting was a real pain to fix using screws. I found it difficult to get the screw heads...
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    Have been busy sheeting, the walls and ceiling...

    Have been busy sheeting, the walls and ceiling are now done. Still have to finish setting the joints. The FC sheeting was a real pain to fix using screws. I found it difficult to get the screw heads...
  10. A housed stringer would also be much stronger...

    A housed stringer would also be much stronger than the saw tooth type i image.
  11. Planning steps for building a deck and awning

    Looking good Maddog.

    I rebuilt the deck on our house and made the stairs and stringers using green sawn spotted gum from the light local saw mill. The treads are morticed into the stringers.
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    Jonesy's Shed Build

    Riveted a few left over bits of stud backed with 70x35 timber to one corner before its sheeted in anticipation for a cyclone blower (hopefully a clearvue). This should allow mounting the blower as...
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    Putting some acoustic insulation in the walls....

    Putting some acoustic insulation in the walls. Not sure if it will do much but would be better than nothing.

    Will start sheeting tomorrow.
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    Jonesy's Shed Build

    Wiring is roughed in. We left some excess wire so a few more lights can be added above certain areas if need. But otherwise stuck with the 24 down lights as planned.

    There is 4 x 20A single GPO, 4...
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    Thanks Pete/Bob A few things to think about...

    Thanks Pete/Bob

    A few things to think about there.
    I might try getting more lighting around the perimeter of the workshop to increase the lighting there where most benches/machines will be and...
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    Thanks Bob Electrician came this afternoon and...

    Thanks Bob

    Electrician came this afternoon and it seems it shouldnít be an issue getting 500lm for the entire shed using 24 down lights. Will probably section the lights into 3 circuits for the...
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    Hi Just seeing if anyone is able to give any...

    Hi

    Just seeing if anyone is able to give any input into lighting design.

    From what I have gathered a desirable amount of lighting is 1000lm/m2. This seems like a very ambitious feat to...
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    Thanks Ross

    Thanks Ross
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    Ceiling battens are done. ...

    Ceiling battens are done.

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    Hi Pete 'Fibro' is a pretty loose term...

    Hi Pete

    'Fibro' is a pretty loose term referring to fibre cement sheeting here in Australia. There are several manufactures and types available depending on its intended use. James Hardie is...
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    Hi Pete 'Fibro' is a pretty loose term...

    Hi Pete

    'Fibro' is a pretty loose term referring to fibre cement sheeting here in Australia. There are several manufactures and types available depending on its intended use. James Hardie is...
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    Good point Ross, the heat and humidity wouldnít...

    Good point Ross, the heat and humidity wouldnít do timber any favours.

    I still get shocked every time I go to the hardware store. Just the battens and fibro alone cost around $2500 [emoji22].
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    I did think about it but quickly dismissed it for...

    I did think about it but quickly dismissed it for that particular reason.
    It's going to be scary enough doing the electrical, making sure everything is there before sheeting the walls and ceiling.
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    Hi Midnight I am currently undergoing a...

    Hi Midnight

    I am currently undergoing a similar venture with my ceiling.

    6mm fiber cement (hardieflex) can span 600mm between battens and 4.5mm @ 450mm between battens.

    Hardieflex has a...
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    Hi Bob Yes it is a shame to lose storage in...

    Hi Bob

    Yes it is a shame to lose storage in the trusses (and to fork out associated cost of installing the ceiling) but I think the benefits such as the light reflection created by a white...
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    Been busy putting the ceiling battens up. Will...

    Been busy putting the ceiling battens up. Will sheet with 4.5mm fibro and use timber D shaped cover strips.

    Cheers

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    Gutters are done minus the down pipes. ...

    Gutters are done minus the down pipes.

    Cheated and used the laser on the miter saw for the corners. Really reduced the amount of test fitting and trimming required in comparison to using a...
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    Thanks for the kind words guys. No time for...

    Thanks for the kind words guys.
    No time for gloating just yet - I have booked both driveways in for September. So have to install storm water pipes, dig trench for electrical conduit, cement in a...
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    Jonesy's Shed Build

    Windows are finally in for good. It has taken more than 2 months to get them refurbished but well worth the effort I guess.

    I was a little anxious about the fit of the windows. When I made the...
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    I had a rental property next door that had some...

    I had a rental property next door that had some substantial mango trees that over hung into my yard and were also leaning on the fence. I tried several times to contact the owners via the real estate...
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    Hi kms The flashing above the lower trim board...

    Hi kms

    The flashing above the lower trim board is to stop water that sheds from the walls getting behind it or pooling on top. I guess the trim board also provides a visual barrier for termites as...
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    Refinishing Cutlery Canteen

    Hi everyone

    I would like to refinish the top of this cutlery canteen.

    Iím assuming the set is from the 80s or 90s, the cutlery has never been used but sadly the top has been damaged a little. ...
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    Thanks Ross Started to test hang the windows...

    Thanks Ross

    Started to test hang the windows today. They are going together pretty well with no planing required yet.
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    Hi Bob, I never even though of doing it at home....

    Hi Bob, I never even though of doing it at home. From the looks of what you have there it may have been possible as the zinc coat looks pretty thin which would have not seized the hinge or you would...
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    Thanks Tonto. It would have been nice to have...

    Thanks Tonto. It would have been nice to have them hot dipped but it is impractical as you would have to disassemble them which is easy enough but I couldnít find a way to replace the brass rivets....
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    Hinges done ...

    Hinges done

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    Jonesy's Shed Build

    Having to repair some corners on the windows that have been cut out as they fouled on the hinges. my guess is incorrect placement of the hinges in their original installation.

    For the repair Iím...
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    Oh no Tonto! I would have bought the lot off you...

    Oh no Tonto! I would have bought the lot off you as they are the same on the house.
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    I would have bought new ones but Whitco only make...

    I would have bought new ones but Whitco only make the 200 and 300mm versions now. These are 250mm...
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    Started putting the glass back in. Used Selleys...

    Started putting the glass back in. Used Selleys special putty, seemed to work pretty well.

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    Have also made a start...
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    Windows are finally stripped, I could get about 2...

    Windows are finally stripped, I could get about 2 done in a day. Will hopefully start putting the glass back in on the weekend.

    Wound up flaming them with a propane torch and scraping with a uni...
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    I know itís not big enough, donít remind me...

    I know itís not big enough, donít remind me [emoji22]
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    Painting is done! Well the exterior anyway. Will...

    Painting is done! Well the exterior anyway. Will start stripping the windows in the mean time.

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    More painting done only the gables left now. ...

    More painting done only the gables left now.

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    Jonesy's Shed Build

    Big weekend, got all 3 coats on the fascia, soffit and the front wall. Also primed the end wall.

    Pretty happy so far. Gapping is well worth the effort, it leaves such a nice line on the...
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    Well I have started painting. Is a shame to cover...

    Well I have started painting. Is a shame to cover such nice timber but it has to be done.

    Using a Taubmans system. Start with oil primer, then caulk weatherboard gaps and putty screw heads,...
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    Thanks guys. Yes the humidity has been a killer...

    Thanks guys. Yes the humidity has been a killer lately, finding the morning sessions the worst.

    Funny you say that Oldgrain, I have had quite a few people comment on the current appearance saying...
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    Soffits nearly done. Will install cover strips...

    Soffits nearly done. Will install cover strips this weekend, then start painting.

    You can see two clamps on the window sill, I am having problems with it bowing up. I think I will have to put...
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    Jonesy's Shed Build

    Thanks Rusty.
    The roof blanket is continuous over the ridge and is tucked down behind the fascia a little. So I guess not much air can get in between the roof sheeting and the top of the fascia...
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    Jonesy's Shed Build

    This is how the sills and flashing turned out.

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