Thursday, 30 October 2014

When you could do with a TARDIS....

Seems an age since we got home from our northern travels and since then Mr S has a small contretemps with a table saw...

To begin at the beginning - amongst the pile of mail awaiting our return was a flyer promoting a table saw!  Apparently an essential item for the serious wood turner and missing from his extensive equipment.  Not wanting to stand in the way of his productive genius I agreed.  Then another flyer popped through the door, promoting another bigger and better one and it was on special offer!

So it was ordered and two days later a large pallet was wheeled down the drive - this was a serious piece of kit!  The idea had been to store said table saw in my wool store and bring it out when needed - this with a something that weighed in at 80kgs....  Obviously this wasn't going to be a available option...

Light bulb moment......  A few weeks ago I remembered a DIY program where a couple extended their kitchen into a outside passage and while the space was only a metre deep the space it created was quite impressive.  So we came up with a solution - between Mr S's workshop and the rear of the garage there was a similar space where up to now we had stored the bikes under cover.  Why I said don't you extend your workshop/shed into that space.............

That was a 11am, by 2.30pm the side of the shed was gone and since then the 'extension' has taken shape gradually.  There was a slight delay when we both succumbed to a bug, but this week things have really come along.

The speed in which the space was emptied etc meant that I didn't get a chance to take before photos, but today it isn't raining so I got out the camera...



And inside..





this is no ordinary shed, it is insulated and lined to match the rest...






And the bikes - well they have there own new place - the most nifty little bike cave that we normally use when we are away in the caravan....





This super, easy to put tent is currently home to my hand-cranked bike and chair and both of Mr S's cycles and the caravan awning...  Of course it can't really live permanently on the decking but for now it will do - far more important to have a happy wood turner!


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