I like the way you joined the fascia rakes at the top with the diamond trim. Is that a metal roof? How it the ridge protected from the elements behind the trim?Hi,
Thanks Sheal; a cable car would make a nice project; Bron and I have often said we could benefit from a ski lift up the garden.
Thanks DirtMechanic; no drawing for this project I'm making it up as I go along as you say taking the risky lifestyle but I've done so much of this work over the years it comes naturally to me; the new hut will most likely be a clone of the hut I built a couple of years ago nearer the bungalow.
By 8:30 this morning I'd visited Morrison's; the surgery; Aldi and Home Bargains now I'm having a mug of tea and bickie (cookie) I ache and my hips are sore but then I suffer for working in our gardens.
Kind regards, Colin.
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A 30' tall mature holly tree was here and what a nightmare of a job in removing the stump/roots; I had to remove part of the garden wall to gain access.
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It was hard graft getting the stump out but I stuck with it.
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Just one of the holly tree roots destroying the garden wall.
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The garden wall being rebuilt; looking a mess at the moment so it can only get better.
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After many hours hard work with nothing but problems the hut base is completed and new fence panel in place; the paving flags are the very heavy 3' x 2' and laid with a gradient to allow water run off.
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The new hut in all its glory; this is fully home made and very robust constructed from 150mm x 22mm treated boards all fully screwed. I find hut building easy but the groundworks to be a nightmare due to the steep garden. For the last 32 years I've been upgrading our bungalow and gardens and have yet to find one easy job; I'm pleased the second hut site is now completed and I'll be ordering the timber shortly so yet more work ahead; I'm not complaining because I like to keep busy but these days I struggle more; if our site was level it would be much easier to do these jobs. I always take lots of digital images for future reference; I use my cheap Kodak PIXPRO FZ53 for general use such as the pictures I post here on the forum.
I used the word sifting loosely @DirtMechanic. I went through the soil with gloved hands bit by bit. It took days but I can't handle the weight of a sieve/riddle when it's full. By the time I'd finished I had a pile of debris almost the same size as the soil. This is the type of thing I would like to use, they are available with the mesh in different sizes. It would be fairly simple to make one of your own as it doesn't have to be round.what method or sieve did you use? I have two piles, one of sand and one of 3/4 (2cm) stone I need to clean of a bunch of plant debris.
They sell those as a 55 gallon drum sieve. I was checking them out for a way to size char and filter my as yet untapped compost piles.I used the word sifting loosely @DirtMechanic. I went through the soil with gloved hands bit by bit. It took days but I can't handle the weight of a sieve/riddle when it's full. By the time I'd finished I had a pile of debris almost the same size as the soil. This is the type of thing I would like to use, they are available with the mesh in different sizes. It would be fairly simple to make one of your own as it doesn't have to be round.
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I do own a cement mixer. I thought about using it as a tumble breaker for home made charcoal. I do not have the right kind of chipper. I have run over it between pieces of plywood. I have smashed it with a hammer. Nothing save starting with chipped wood is worth the effort.I was just thinking, if you own a cement mixer perhaps it could be adapted to use as a sieve.
I have a buddy that works with that kind of equipment. I don't think he would stop laughing at me long enough to get much done though.
Haha! I bet if you offered him cash he'd take it more seriously.I have a buddy that works with that kind of equipment. I don't think he would stop laughing at me long enough to get much done though.
You're right there Colin. I can remember my grandfather making use of one of those around his vegetable plot. Most of them are made of plastic now but they're still a useful item.Thanks for adding the sieve/riddle picture Sheal; it brought back memories of over 50 years ago when just about every home had one of these but made of wood.
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