Kids Stuff #8: Rockys workshop Pt 2

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 01-30-2016 03:06 AM 1129 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The workshop constructon continues,

Firstly I must thank all the LJs for their comments, I was a bit humbled by it all when I read them it was then I realised it was possibly a project that those our age group love doing,.... along with parents too!
So a very warm Thank You to all.

The material
The material I used were bits of off cuts “just lying about” so there was no real initial timber outlay involved
The roof Masonite, the roof trim, bits of hardwood.
The walls and base, MDF, the intermedite floor MDF and timber joists.

Furniture and fittings.
The Fitout:
The bed some recycled untensil drawers hence the green felt lining.
The ladder pine and bamboo skewers (liberated from Aurora’s Kitchen) for the rails and the Fluro tubes.
The TV MDF and a small bit of dowel

Overall dimensions:
The overall dimensions were based on Rockys hand gestured measurements with added comment about this big and this high, so I was working with very precise tolerances.

The frame work:
The frame work I cut out all the pieces and dry assembled them.
As the intermediate floor slides out from the walls I cut rebates in the wall before assembly
The windows I used a pre exising template I had and my router to produce them.

The gutter at the back was cut on the table saw in one length then the ends attached, the down pipes were cut to length then glued up before fitting.
The drain pipes do not actually work so any water caught in the gutter will collect there

Then once I have everything assembled it was time for painting.

I undercoated the basic structure and some of the fittings.
The intermediate floor, workbench and bed were spray canned estapol.

On the plan is a colour scheme so its off to the paint shop to buy some paint.

-- Regards Rob

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 01-30-2016 04:42 AM

Getting there!

COOL work!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 04:48 AM

Next up, a full sized one ? Looks good so far, mate!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 04:57 AM

Rob, this is coming along nicely. Keep us in the loop. Looking forward to the color scheme. This is a shop project my four-year-old made from shop scraps. He says it is a controller. The construction was all his.

I love the things he comes up with. Too much fun for “Grampa.”

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 01-31-2016 01:14 PM

totally fantastic Rob

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 12:27 PM

Coming along very well Rob, I can’t wait to see the finish and hopefully the little guys face when he gets it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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