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Not Quite Farm Engineering or a Quick Bodge.

Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by Pan mixer, May 19, 2016.

  1. The insurers have almost finished rebuilding our workshop after last year's barn fire. It took me 4 days to clear it out into the container they've hired. I expect it'll take most of December to get it all back right. :facepalm:
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  2. Sounds like granting permission to me. (y)
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  3. mikep

    mikep Member

    Can't you just tip it all back in with a telehandler so it's like everyone else's?:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    dee, holwellcourtfarm, KennyO and 2 others like this.
  4. pycoed

    pycoed Member

    Pontarddulais, UK
    That's the way I took it too(y) I've just started an extension to the workshop so I can get it in. Trouble is my friend has a VERY nice Colchester Triumph surplus to requirements that I may need to accommodate as well, so I'm wondering whether an extension on the extension may be in order:scratchhead: Oh for some flat land to build on...
  5. Shovelhands

    Shovelhands Member

    Sunny Essex
    If the Triumph is more than you’ve got room for, then give me a shout;)(y)
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  6. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    You really can go off people.........
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  7. Pan mixer

    Pan mixer Member

    Near Colchester
    Just go and mend that hinge in the fattening shed I thought.

    Collect all the tools I need.


    Get through the heap of poo and spot the problem...


    Bottom hinge (all female as it last longer) rusted out - again, I did it in 2004.

    Three more trips back to the workshop (180 paces each way) to get bits that I had forgotten or not known I would need.

    Some time sorting out the problems caused by the Goblin who mixes all the electric leads up in that wheelbarrow the second I go out of sight.


    Cut out the old bit, the post had rotted through too of course, I am kneeling in poo, pigs are hastling me...

    'Bodged' (I know I used new metal and new welding rods but no paint that would be licked off in moments) a new bit on and refitted the gate.

    I had to do this in the half hour between some of the pigs going on the lorry and the next ones moving in - no pressure there then, I only had 3 people looking over the gate at different times asking how long was I going to be.

    Not very pretty but should outlast the rest of the shed - only 9 more to do now.
  8. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Playing with you, wouldn't it make your heart melt ............
  9. mikep

    mikep Member

    I've got a very nice Hitachi Sieki VM40 four axis CNC machine that I bought and have never used .Would come in handy for you.
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  10. pycoed

    pycoed Member

    Pontarddulais, UK
    AArrghh - as an ex IT manager, I don't want anything to do with that CNC magic :p - have a read of Andew Mawson's tribulations here:-
    (it's enough to make me want to take up cookery...)
  11. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Well its an option ........
  12. mikep

    mikep Member

    In that case I suggest that you buy it and put it outside to rust and give it regular Basil Fawlty 'jolly good thrashings' with some 3 phase cable to help you relax.
  13. Pan mixer

    Pan mixer Member

    Near Colchester
    This is a bit shaky to put in this thread, however the thought police would be on me like a tonne of (secondhand) bricks in the thread which would really suit it.

    The problem....

    Last winter a storm caused the partial collapse of this roof, some of the timber relaxed and some woodworm stopped holding hands and the wooden principles broke.
    Significant use of accrow props and new timber propped it all back up again but the old 'fibre cement' couldn't stick the plan.

    A gap, as you see began letting in significant rainfall when it fell making the pigs below quite miserable.

    Not about to re-roof the shed due to lack of funds and being unable to find anything other than clear sheets which are the correct profile a 'bodge' took place.


    This is at a partially complete phase, more screws were screwed later and some glue used too.
    davieh3350, fredf, Nearly and 12 others like this.
  14. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    East Sussex
    Ummmm.. :scratchhead: ....in the last picture are the next row of sheets lapped the wrong way?
  15. Pan mixer

    Pan mixer Member

    Near Colchester
    No they were the same sheets, just broken in half, I took one picture one way and the other from the other end.
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  16. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Dead proud of you .............
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  17. mikep

    mikep Member

    That is so brilliant on many fronts and a man with my priorities.

    Tighter than a ducks arse.
    Don't give a damn over looks
    Proud of it.
    Take a bow.
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  18. Larel

    Larel Member

    You forgot to mention the increase in natural lighting.
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  19. mikep

    mikep Member

    Trouble with that is you can now see all the crap at the back of the shed.
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  20. Bob c

    Bob c Member

    not mine
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