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    The shed build has continued to progress slowly....

    The shed build has continued to progress slowly.

    293245 The final roof bay was completed and insulated. It was very nice to finally get off the roof. Even though I was wearing a harness and...
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    Did think about that but the crane needed to be...

    Did think about that but the crane needed to be lifted from above because of various hangers/tracts underneath. So now the forks are near on 20 ft up with an uphill slope to the shed. Also only 4...
  3. Hi Richard Look forward to seeing you at the...

    Hi Richard
    Look forward to seeing you at the Brisbane/Gold coast week next year. Awaiting dates to book in
    Mark
  4. Don Is there anyone in your local area to...

    Don
    Is there anyone in your local area to contact who would facilitate international freight forwarding of pallet size goods
    Contact details especially email would be great
    Cheers
    Mark
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    So the day had finally come. Time to put the...

    So the day had finally come. Time to put the crane into the shed. For the last few days have been straightening the crane rails and making sure they are parallel and exactly 10.970 m apart....
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    I have been thinking about and talking to people...

    I have been thinking about and talking to people about the floor for sometime. Eventually decided on a two pack epoxy coating in light grey.

    First had to clean the cement. After months of dust...
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    So now it was time to think about painting the...

    So now it was time to think about painting the shed floor before we started moving machines in. I had the crane booked to put the crane in the roof and move the big planer (14 tonne and too heavy for...
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    With the crane welded up and painted it was time for all the other jobs. Cutting to length and rejoining the drive shaft for the wheels and a wire to...
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    Continuing on. 289604Yep its wet. This picture...

    Continuing on.

    289604Yep its wet. This picture is from our front yard.

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    289606Welding the outrigger wheel housings back on

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    Time to continue with the pictures. 289596 ...

    Time to continue with the pictures.

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    289596At this stage preparing the end I had cut off to be transplanted on to the end of this beam.

    289600Leveling the railway line so all four...
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    I can't believe how the months have flown. A lot...

    I can't believe how the months have flown. A lot has happened since my last post.
    The drought ended with a serious flood and massive damage to fences and other infrastructure. Still fixing fences....
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    At the other end I have prepared the wheel...

    At the other end I have prepared the wheel extension to be welded. I decided to put the crane on the rail line that it will eventually sit on. This makes it easier to keep it straight and level with...
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    I have done some work on the crane. So I can...

    I have done some work on the crane. So I can share some photos.

    277222 First I need to cut the end off this section of the crane. It will then be rewelded onto the end of the longer section of...
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    Also brought down a case of long series gage...

    Also brought down a case of long series gage blocks. Wanted to check that the rust proofing paper was working.

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    Its so hot here at the moment (mid 40's celsius )...

    Its so hot here at the moment (mid 40's celsius ) if not possible to do any work on the shed. So I decided to bring some things down to the house to work on.

    Some years ago I brought a laser...
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    Thanks for that. This seems to be what I am...

    Thanks for that. This seems to be what I am leaning towards but there is a bewildering array of products in this space. Won't do anything till the building is complete so got a few more months to...
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    Hi peter, On this build ínexperience' is my...

    Hi peter,

    On this build ínexperience' is my middle name. The option of putting a 10 tonne manual lift on the crane beam may come in handy later. Look forward to doing some test lifts once the...
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    Hi Street, What product would you use and is...

    Hi Street,

    What product would you use and is it is to apply? Are they slippery when wet?

    Cheers

    Mark
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    Hi Peter I totally get what you are saying....

    Hi Peter

    I totally get what you are saying.
    There are 3 ways to build a shed.
    The first way is to erect a kit shed. These are very common if you just need a storage shed/simple workshop shed....
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    So now I can move the crane pieces into the shed...

    So now I can move the crane pieces into the shed to work on. Will need to cut/carbon arc gouge the end off the short piece, then cut the longer piece to size before welding the end back on. Need to...
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    So now it is time to turn our attention to the...

    So now it is time to turn our attention to the crane. When we picked it up and had to cut it to fit on the truck I cut it so it would be longer than the width of the shed. That way would not need to...
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    So we are now getting close to were things are up...

    So we are now getting close to were things are up to today.

    Next job was grouting under the posts once everything was tightened up. I had drilled a hole in centre of plates to allow me to pour the...
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    Doing the roof was very slow as we would put up a...

    Doing the roof was very slow as we would put up a row of insulation, then some sislation then the corrugated roofing iron. Then repeat. Seemed to take forever. We did the first 3 of 4 bays as the...
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    You can see on the last 2 pictures in the last...

    You can see on the last 2 pictures in the last post the cleats welded to the top of the crane railing beam to hold it to the post.

    So now it is time to move onto the roof. One of the things I gave...
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