Now the dark nights are with us,due to the powers at be changing the clocks to get more day light hours (there are only a set amount in 24 hours or have they not got that yet)
I have got the time to sit here working out the new workshop bearing in mind most workshops evolve around necessity and what's in the pocket.
I remember from my school days,sitting in the metal workshop and being given a project.You have been given a £100 go out and list the tools you require for a basic workshop (Yes those of you out there are now trying to guess my age!) My question would be now,how many school children could do that exercise now,even with raised capital!
Obviously I do now have the knowledge of what we require but there will always be areas we'll miss.
Basics,the area I require.I have worked out the area to be at least 20 feet by 12 feet.Benches will be made the full length down each side.These will be made in heavy timber construction with steel tops,so that I can build in draws and cupboard space for tools,and so I can sit my heavy jaw vice to.
For all the mowers we work on small or large,one item I have promised myself is an hydraulic platform/workbench which will sit in the middle saves your back! Over the top I will build a simple running gantry for my block and tackle for lifting engines out,or lifting the frames to get the rollers out.There is nothing worse in struggling at the wrong height.
Power Well we need light! plus power points but also I'm going to have compressed air,its actually quite in expensive these days for what you can use it for,this brings me to the size of compressor needed as I am also building a shot blasting area (another project)
Now as many of you have got time on your hands. I am going to set a task.
You have been given a virtual shed 10 feet by 8 feet with light and 2 power points and a bloody good lock on the door! The community chest of the Old Lawn Mower Club have managed to find you £2000 from a discarded Atco toolbox,please list the tools you require to build your state of the art lawn mower man cave! (If you are of a gentile age,then the use of a high stool and kettle are permissible)
I look forward to your replies