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Working with recycled timber #88: Mower shed repair work

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 12-13-2018 12:43 AM 939 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In Dec 2013 and again in Aug 2014 I built two “Mower Sheds” from recycled materials.
They all faired reasonably well and considering my construction skills at the time most of the weathering was attributed to poor design on my behalf in the first place.

The first shed that had plain butt jointed roofing was rectified by covering with a rubber mat. It needs a complete rebuild, but to simply weatherproof in the short term that was the temporary fix.

The second shed had a plywood roof but it developed rot in the wooden ridge capping of which I thought was odd, however checking my build photos the ridge capping was fitted in two pieces, no doubt I scaffed them but again a poor design feature.
So I removed the damaged capping and replaced it.

This time I made a continous complete length of ridge capping and increased its dimensions.

The problem:

The fix:

Preparation:
Set the table saw to 22.5 degrees and make four cuts in the timber

I cut drip edges underneath and sloped the ends at 10 deg
Profiling:
1. Ripped four cuts in the timber, take care as a projectile hazard may exist doing Right tilt cutting with a table saw.

2. There is a bit of timber wastage but thats life

3. Here is the final edge capping in the raw.

Fitup:
I used construction adhesive along the roof ridge joints and the screwed the capping on.
At this stage it had been sanded and sealed.

Finishing:
over the next 2 days I will undercoat it and then apply the final finishing coats, and the job is complete.

Both could do replacement with larger similar footprint single shed but its in the future at the moment, as my son has one he will remove upon his own home renos being completed and I will recycle it.

-- Regards Rob



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#1 posted 12-13-2018 04:23 AM

Clever bugger

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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#2 posted 12-13-2018 04:59 AM

you’re very good at this recycling and reusing stuff Rob …..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 12-13-2018 08:24 AM

Got the job done nicely,well done.
Nice looking table saw Rob,
No such luxury here unfortunately.
Cheers Anth

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#4 posted 12-13-2018 08:53 AM

Anthony, There is an interesting story behind how I actually came to have the saw.
Have a read if its of interest

http://lumberjocks.com/robscastle/blog/99418

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 12-13-2018 10:11 AM



Anthony, There is an interesting story behind how I actually came to have the saw.
Have a read if its of interest

http://lumberjocks.com/robscastle/blog/99418

- robscastle

Yer Brilliant , had a read. So do you use the MBS-300 or the ST12H? Hopefully Santa will provide as good this year as he did in 2016.
Where was the school?? My school day woodworking class was at Randwick in Sydney, it would bizarre if it was from my old school.
Cheers
Anth

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#6 posted 12-13-2018 10:46 AM

CBHS Canterbury Boys high School in Dennison Rd Canterbury, a private school.
The MBS -330 was at my sons place while we built plywwod cupboards then it went to my brothers place at Blayney, actually he has just bought a Lucas mill.

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 12-13-2018 10:55 AM



CBHS Canterbury Boys high School in Dennison Rd Canterbury, a private school.
The MBS -330 was at my sons place while we built plywwod cupboards then it went to my brothers place at Blayney, actually he has just bought a Lucas mill.

- robscastle

With the drought their will be a good supply of timber to mill….
maybe some extra income, in trying time for county folk.

My wife’s cousin who lives in Parkes says it’s been the driest year since he moved there in 1974

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 12-13-2018 10:57 AM


CBHS Canterbury Boys high School in Dennison Rd Canterbury, a private school.
The MBS -330 was at my sons place while we built plywwod cupboards then it went to my brothers place at Blayney, actually he has just bought a Lucas mill.

- robscastle

Tell your Brother in Blayney if he runs out of room he can store his Lucas mill in my farm shed at Kyogle. Standing by for Pics of the Lucas mill set up

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#9 posted 12-13-2018 11:05 AM

With the drought their will be a good supply of timber to mill….
maybe some extra income, in trying time for county folk.

My wife s cousin who lives in Parkes says it s been the driest year since he moved there in 1974

- crowie

I Love Parkes, ”“The Dish”” will be dry.

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#10 posted 12-13-2018 02:32 PM

rob have you heard of this new thing called shingles! they make a roof water proof-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 12-13-2018 04:10 PM

Looks good Rob. I am guessing that the plywood is marine grade. Either way it seems to have held up very well.

My neighbour has a wooden plank roof that is still in great shape after 30 years. The wood is Fir. The boards run lengthwise side by side from the peak of the roof down to the eaves. A second layer of boards is oriented the same way and covers the seams in the first layer. The wood is laid with the small growth rings down to prevent concave cupping/cracking and the nails towards the outside edges keep the boards flat. The layer over the seams also keeps everything flat and waterproof. The cap along the roofline is two separate long pieces with one overlapping the top of the other one by about an inch and just nailed together. This arrangement works real well in our wet environment, but I’m not sure how it would do in Australia.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 12-13-2018 11:58 PM


... cousin who lives in Parkes says it s been the driest year since he moved there in 1974
- crowie

Know the feeling crowie... The local pub shut down for 2 weeks for repairs… driest period in Chuurchill since my move in 2010!


I Love Parkes, ”“The Dish”” will be dry.
- anthm27

As long as ”the glass” is full!


rob have you heard of this new thing called shingles! they make a roof water proof-lol.
- pottz

BUT they’re bloody painfull… even without scraping your shins…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 12-14-2018 12:16 AM

CBHS is correctly Christian Brothers High School not the previous

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 12-14-2018 12:27 AM

Shingles.
yes I have heard about shingles,
The timber variety Stefang refers to, not very common in Australia, they were originally hand split by craftsman.

yes the ply is marine grade or at the very least exterior.
Also the man made variety Pottz is mentioning.
A lot of flat rooves were sheeted in the early days, problem was you could not walk on it without damaging it and causing a leak. I think it was called Malthoid or a name similar. The individual rubber composition ones are still popular from what I see.

Timber single feature houses are wasted here in Australia as in no time the sun has turned them grey or otherwise your UV finish re-treating them at least every 12 months to retain the original look.

That also includes the medical virus variety you refer to as well.

Also speaking of pubs I built a Pub in Oct 2012 a few years ago now, using wooden shingles on the roof it took me 6 hours all up.

May be I could relocate it to Churchill yippee yahoo. ( I wonder where it is today?)

The Dish.
Now the Dish is actually a tracking device of which was instrumental in providing communications in the early days of space exploration, there is a movie made about it is called strangly enough “The Dish” well worth watching if your into IT stuff and comms.

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 12-14-2018 03:33 PM

Rob, I would have used recycled metal roofing in my area. Nice project.

-- Big Al in IN

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