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    So. The room above the forge now has a floor. The important bit is from underneath.


    It is filthy above and below but there is now a chance of tidying up and getting rid of some of the cobwebs.
    upstairs we have an interesting array of chimneys

    From the pot it splits elegantly... and then cuts the corner in a fantastically wasteful way, if space is you thing, but then was built as a forge so...


    The chimney on the left is new old stock! Clean as a whistle inside and never had smoke up it. One day it might have a wood burner and a liner..

    All I need to do now, is clean the upstairs to within an inch of my life, make a new staircase, get all the racking up there, fit some lighting and such like and it can be used....

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    Now I have a pile of oak to make some door frames. I am generally amazed at how much firewood is being passed off as timber for building, and how little you get for your hard earned. still it's here now, and by the weekend I should have somewhere dryish to work to make the frames. Progress!

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    Four bays of Machine marts finest is now assembled, two little wooden shelf things and an orrible great wire thing last seen with bags of sport kit at primary school have been hoisted up through the hole in the floor and it's starting to look more like a store room all of a sudden. All that remains is to lug all the stock up there. oh and the current stairs, a ladder type thing right in an awkward corner, has a couple of rotten treads. Long term there will be a new set of stairs put in through the big hole, but I think that may have to wait. You may remind me of this if I post from A&E later...

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    As you can see, I haven't done the lighting yet...


    These bleeders were a little awkward

    Mainly because they had to go up through here.

    Now I can start shifting some of the stock up there.

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    I can tell you right now, you aren't going to catch many lobsters by setting the traps up there...

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    These bleeders were a little awkward

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    Today the last of the glass was shifted to The Room over the Forge, making room for a door and a newly made door frame. In the morning I need to make sure the two fit together and fix the door temporarily in place so I can make sure it's all square or at least all out by the same degree... then its on with the wall building. No sign of any windows yet... I was going to make the hinges for the door, but the forge is still in shite order so I'll have to use some bought ones.
    EDIT. The door frame fits the door. No one is more surprised than me...
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    Door frame in, door hung, Suffolk latch mostly fitted, floor outside the door filled in and more supplies fetched. best get on with the walls then.

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    Suffolk latches are one of those things that are so totally simple in design but the bit that goes through the door seems to take longer to get fitted right than it should.
    Every damn time.

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    Suffolk latches are one of those things that are so totally simple in design but the bit that goes through the door seems to take longer to get fitted right than it should.
    Every damn time.
    It's a lot easier when you are using an ex=display one from the shop that's been mounted to a board. I had that as a template.

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    It's a lot easier when you are using an ex=display one from the shop that's been mounted to a board. I had that as a template.
    Thinking about it something like a circular rasp would be handy for making quick adjustments to the angle of the hole. Thing is, its so rare that I'm doing Suffolks that I can never remember where the rasp is.

    Don't get me wrong, I like them, they look good on board and batten doors but for some reason I can't just drill a line of ten doors out and wap them in like I can with mortice latches.

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    As we creep ever nearer to taking the roof off, what size of timber would the panel suggest? This will be builders merchant sawn timber, the shed is near enough 5m square, currently it has three lengths either side and I'm thinking four would be better, and I may even put some 3x2 noggins in there too.

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    I would be looking at 2x8, or 2x10 for rafters. Strong enough to cope with snow and random stuff suspended from them without the bother of designing a truss rafter.

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    Yeah, that assuming it's softwood. My house is full of weedy looking oak that's way undersize, but you can hang a tank off it.
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    Rather than rough sawn I'd go find a reclaim place, they will have 2x8 potentially cheaper than rough sawn.

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    Rather than rough sawn I'd go find a reclaim place, they will have 2x8 potentially cheaper than rough sawn.
    Remind me I owe you a 'like' once it's fixed... Although a lot of the salvos round here are chancers. Got to be worth a try, specially as I was going to stain the new wood to get the newness out of it.

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