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  • My new Turning studio build.

    I thought i would do a proper thread showing the different stages of the build on my new Turning Studio.

    Day 1 was a struggle, as you know it was bakeing hot on Sunday and i though i would crack on anyway. I got the frame up and after a lot of sweat and a little blood here and there sat back to admire my handycraft.
    Later on another forum i was reminded that there are regulations regarding Boiler Flues and what you can and cant put near them, As you can see my first attempt had to be re-designed a little to accomodate the regulations that i found on tutinternet, They said that there must not be anything closer than 300mm away and there must not be anything blocking the escape of fumes.



    As you can see the Flu would have needed a 2m extension fitted there which i couldnt find online so i re-designed the back end of the studio so there was nothing closer than 350mm.



    I celebrated the topping off ceremony with a cup of coffee and two plain Chocolate Hobnobs.



    Here you can see better the gap around the Flue, I hope it doesn't cause any problems in the future, I will put some heat shield close to it too just incase, It has easy access and is not blocked in any way.
    I could actually underneath put some built in cudboards for storage and a little wood seasoning area there too,

    Next on my list of to do's is work out what i am going to do about windows, I hope to be able to put opening windows on the front and on the side next to the stable doors i hope to be able to make a round porthole type window so i can see who goes to my front door.
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  • #2
    Good luck with the next stage - looking forward to seeing the pics. Looking good so far...
    Ali x

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    • #3
      Looking good up to now - will follow with interest!

      I wish I'd had a window facing my front door in my studio. I frighten callers when I turn up behing them covered in paint! (I do have a doorbell in the studio so at least I can hear them).
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      • #4
        Well done Steve, looking good so far. Keep the commentary coming, look forward to seeing it finished.

        Mo.XX
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        • #5


          All the internal walls are now up and the roof has been felted as best as i can. The first rain will tell if ive done a good enough job on the felting.
          The doorway is now opened up with all the frame in and waiting to receive the stable doors. I have bought some perspex for the windows just need to suss out how im going to put them in.
          Please pass the word.

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          " 200 years of family tradition continued in the only way I know how. "

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          • #6
            Are you going to have any kind of heating in there? It could be very cold in the winter with perspex windows. Any insulation in the walls? Go on, tell me you are not building a palace only a workroom. lol.
            Carol
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Critchley View Post
              Are you going to have any kind of heating in there? It could be very cold in the winter with perspex windows. Any insulation in the walls? Go on, tell me you are not building a palace only a workroom. lol.
              It will be insulated by the winter time, Its still going to be a bit drafty tho as its just plonked onto the garden so there are nice holes for the rodents to have a wonder round too lol. I will try and exclude all the drafts as best as i can and i will put some boarding down on the floor but yes it will be pretty cold in the winter still. Its built as a temp studio as to keep my landlord happy. and to just get turning again.
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              " 200 years of family tradition continued in the only way I know how. "

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              • #8
                I hope the panelling you have used is waterproof as sometime the glue can soften and the panels will sag. Do try and seal them with a waterproof finish whilst it is dry and warm.

                To insulate I would try some 2" thick fibreglass held back within your shed framework using some thin MDF or hardboard.

                To fix the windows I would recommend you try to fix them with a slight slope and keep the lower edge outside the wall as this will give you a drip rail. Use some narrow pine as support in the window opening and then pre-drill holes in the perspex and screw in place (not too tight or you will break the perspx). Silicone rubber should seal the edges against rain getting in.

                To help you keep it clean on the floor I would recommend fitting a plywood floor on raised bearers. This will also help keep your shed drier and hopefull keep rust at bay from your tools.

                I wish you every success in you new shed.

                Roger

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by keystamp View Post
                  I hope the panelling you have used is waterproof as sometime the glue can soften and the panels will sag. Do try and seal them with a waterproof finish whilst it is dry and warm.

                  To insulate I would try some 2" thick fibreglass held back within your shed framework using some thin MDF or hardboard.

                  To fix the windows I would recommend you try to fix them with a slight slope and keep the lower edge outside the wall as this will give you a drip rail. Use some narrow pine as support in the window opening and then pre-drill holes in the perspex and screw in place (not too tight or you will break the perspx). Silicone rubber should seal the edges against rain getting in.

                  To help you keep it clean on the floor I would recommend fitting a plywood floor on raised bearers. This will also help keep your shed drier and hopefull keep rust at bay from your tools.

                  I wish you every success in you new shed.

                  Roger
                  Thanks Roger.

                  At my age sagging is a fact of life lol.

                  Moisture proofing will be my biggest fight i rekon as everything is done so far on a beg steel or borrow basis so that will be a concern in the future.
                  I will do my best.

                  Steve
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                  " 200 years of family tradition continued in the only way I know how. "

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                  • #10
                    In that case I suggest you see if you can get hold of some polythene sheeting as a temporary covering. Its not pretty, but is should give you instant waterproofing. Checkout local building sites, carpet stores, electrical stores, furniture stores as they all throw away lots of plastic. Alternatively you might be able get some roofing felt and tack that up.

                    Roger

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                    • #11
                      I made the doors today out of some old fencing material.

                      Last edited by V2Steve; 04-07-2011, 11:00 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Another one.

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                        " 200 years of family tradition continued in the only way I know how. "

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                        • #13
                          It's really coming on Steve. Winter could be a problem. My OH has times when he can't use the lathe or any of his machines as it's too cold and he has a background heater on all winter. You could try Freecycle ( and similar sites ) and ask if anyone has an old shed and canibalise it for the window etc and use the walls for the exterior cladding.

                          Good Luck,

                          Mo.XX
                          Mo. Bodrighy Wood.
                          Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage..Lao Tzu.
                          www.bodrighy.co.uk
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                          • #14
                            I have made alowances for the inside walls to insulate with 2" fibre glass and board out with some boarding. Because its a leantoo there may be draft issues so i was rekoning on that expandable foam coming into play at some point.
                            Please pass the word.

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                            http://valewoodturner.blogspot.co.uk/

                            " 200 years of family tradition continued in the only way I know how. "

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                            • #15
                              It is getting better with every photograph. Keep up the work and you will be turning in no time at all.

                              Roger

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