Author Archives: Tom Speirs

I’m not tight, just careful

I like to save money where possible, and upcycling is a good way to do this. I originally hoped to line the inside of the new shed with dry wipe white boards. I’m not in a hurry to get the … Continue reading

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Another step forward

The wall studwork is up and now the roof bracing is 75% done too. I have 3 lights on the braces, and these are wired permanently to the fuse box. The table saw chucked the towel in on the last … Continue reading

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Taking Shape

I’m slowly getting the shed ready for working in. I finished framing the walls yesterday. Next move is bracing the roof, then I can start to think about fitting some lights. I even have one of the wall cabinets up … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday

I had a week off work last week, ostensibly to finish shipping my workbenches and cabinets through to the new shed. Really though, when it’s this warm who wants to do any work? Our garden is a proper sun-trap, and … Continue reading

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Turning Once More

I can hardly contain my excitement. I actually got the lathe fired up today and turned something for the first time in almost a year. It’s really hard to put into words how good it feels to be turning again. … Continue reading

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Much More Constructive

Or perhaps more destructive? We managed to spend a few hours on Saturday taking the old cabin apart and moving a large amount of the contents. All in 28°C heat. Probably 2 more trips by car, then a single van-load … Continue reading

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Lucky White Heather

So this weekend was a disaster, hobby wise. I had planned to spend Saturday dismantling the inside of the container and ferrying stuff over to the aircraft hangar. Weather forecast was good, power tool batteries fully charged. Friday I was … Continue reading

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