Well it has been a while since my last post so I thought I better get off my butt and give you a bit of an update.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been hard at work getting my new shop space set up and I gotta say, so far I’m quite happy with how its turning out.
So what have I been doing?
Well the first thing I had to do was pour a liquid limestone slab to seal off the ground give myself a “level-ish” floor to work with, and while Its not perfect it is a whole lot better then what was there. I can safely say I have a new found respect for the guys that do this everyday because it truly is back breaking work and takes its toll! (Plus its harder than it looks.)
With the slab poured it was onto getting the place weather tight and insulated so that I could have a comfortable space to work in year round. The first step in getting this done was the frame work, while usually you would see 400mm (16″) centres in frame work in Australia I decided that 600mm (24″) centres would be suitable for this application.
Once the framework was finished and insulated it was time to start putting up the plywood panels on the walls. This was a simple task, just cut to the correct height and nail in place with my new framing gun. It really paid off ensuring both the studs and walls were installed nice and plum because this step was really painless as a result.
Finally, today with the space now weather tight (minus the doors!) and insulated I started to move in my “stripped back” toolset and am starting to see what the space will look like.
As you can see in the below photos there is still no combination planer/thicknesser in my workshop but I’m working on that and I will announce what machine I choose and why in a future video.