using a circular saw with an aluminium cutting blade did cross my mind, but I wasn’t happy hand holding the circular saw with it’s high speed of rotation of the disk, I just didn’t feel safe doing it this way
using my chop saw with a Non-Ferrous metal cutting blade might of been safer, but with my lack of experience I just felt a lot safer using the bandsaw,
defiantly would of worked out cheaper buying a disk blade than the bandsaw and new belt, but safety wise I think I made the right choice, plus I’m sure I’ll get more use out of the bandsaw
in passing, I went back to edit/correct some of my spelling and inadvertently created a duplicate post, is there a way of deleting one of them?
edited to add: as for the photos, I can't help myself, I get carried away
Hi, Try and do the longest cuts first and then the progressively shorter ones. Because if you make a mistake and mess one length up you can then use it for shorter cuts and so less waste. Put the preservative in a bucket or tray and then just dip the end of the timber in it as you go, a time saver.
Just a thought as you need to rip down 2 boards (on either both the sides or the ends) to half height to make the notches work would it be easier to cut the short ones down rather than the long ones on each side?
I was planing on doing the rip on the door side too, but was planing on not cutting this down to the door size till the garage was up and ready to fit the doors on, to give it a bit more stability on the door side while building something like this:
well would you believe it, if it’s not raining this morning, I hear it’s going to be the same for a day or two
thank you for correcting me, I also didn’t know the name of the player, or the team he played for,
mentioning Charlie George, the one thing I do remember is hearing a football chant that went like:
Charlie George, Charlie George, he shot, he missed, he must be bloody p*ssed Charlie George
in passing not had one good dry day to start om my notching, builders merchants will be delivering a couple of hundred semi engineering brick, a bag (nearly one cubic metre) of (I think they called it potton) sand a bit finer than building sand, 4 bags of Cement, a 30M toll of DPC with a pack of brick ties, and not forgetting a 90Lt builders wheelbarrow, then a couple of dozen chamfered bricks for the garage entrance
thought it better than having a sharp brick edge for my tyer to go over
this is a cross section of the planed wall and dwarf wall
a plan view (trying to show the layers of materials)
I plan on having a pillar half way along the 3 walls (missing out the door side)
has anyone had any experience with EPDM joint tape? I plan on using it between the brickwork and the dung board to prevent water penetrating between the soul plate & brickwork and soul plate & dung boards