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Posted - 11/16/2017 :  4:33:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm looking. Very impressive!

Your really do a great job on this thread.


"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Posted - 11/16/2017 :  4:58:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by sgtbob

Greg, The whole thing is looking really nice. I especially like the effect that shows on your
concrete in those last photos, very realistic.


Gotta agree with Sergeant Bob here! Very nicely done!

in Michigan

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Posted - 11/16/2017 :  5:09:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much!
Bob, Jerry & Pete, you guys are always so encouraging, I really appreciate that!


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Frank Palmer

Posted - 11/16/2017 :  7:17:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, nifty little bench but we need more to chew on.

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Carl B

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Posted - 11/16/2017 :  9:14:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
How did we cut a piece of paper 1/32" wide?

Very carefully I suppose.

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Posted - 11/17/2017 :  10:07:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Greg:

Excellent job with this guy so far. I'm following along.


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Michael Hohn

Posted - 11/17/2017 :  12:06:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Building furniture this small is not easy. Very nice. It's a neat detail.


Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Posted - 11/17/2017 :  1:17:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, Carl, Karl & Mike, thanks for your interest and for your comments.


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Posted - 11/18/2017 :  4:13:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg This is really coming along nicely, I often forget how much detail is involved with the fsm kits.

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Posted - 11/19/2017 :  02:58:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nicely done

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Posted - 11/20/2017 :  05:20:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Always a treat to see your updates Greg.

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Posted - 11/20/2017 :  1:04:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your interest & posts, Lynn, Frank and Wes.

Hi everyone, well it's time for another build update.
I'm going to build the large open shed this time, with some modifications once again that will suit my version of this kit a little better than it's original design.
I should have talked about this at the start of this build, but it slipped my mind.
George gives us a little background about this business at the beginning of his instructions as quoted below.
"The finished scene represents a small town coal yard that used to sell sand, gravel, oil and dynamite but no longer does.
Supposedly, the stone shed was used to store the dynamite but has since been abandoned.
The sand and gravel business was also dropped."
So this explains George's thinking about what this kit is supposed to now represent.
I however have turned back the clock on this scene to a time when this place was still selling those items mentioned above.
I also reread that description from George, to try and get a better understanding of what this structure I'm about to build, was actually used for.
Unfortunately I was given no further insights in the instructions about this large open shed.
So the first thing that I decided was not to use the wooden floor in it, that was part of it's original design.(shown below)

The kit provides this building template for the inside framework and the outside framework.

As I mentioned earlier I did not exactly follow the design laid out above.
I started by locating and staining 4 pieces of 1/16" sq. wood.
These will be used to construct the lower inner framework.
I went from using 4 upright posts to just 3 upright posts in my rework of this structure seen below.

You will need to build 2 of these lower inner framework walls.

After completing those walls, I turned my attention to building the outside support framework.
I had to modify the 2 outer posts to meet with my lower support framework as shown below.

This photo below shows the 2 outer posts moved to now line up with the lower inner support walls.

You will need 2 of these outer support walls, but one of them is built a little shorter than the first one.

Posting this now, will continue again in just a moment.

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Posted - 11/20/2017 :  2:00:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that I had my framework walls completed it was time to glue them together.
I also decided to turn the roof slope around on my opened shed.
The original design calls for the roof to slope towards the front of this shed.
I figured my workers would appreciate a roof sloping back towards the rear of the building.
So on rainy days water would run towards the rear of this shed instead of water dripping on their heads.
I took the 2 lower walls and glued a 3/64" x 1/8" joists cut to fit between these 2 walls.
I glued one joist on each end first, this allows you to then square up the walls.

I also added pencil marks on the top beam when the wall was laying on the template to assist me when it came time to lay these joists all out.

After I had all of the joists in place I glued one outer upper support wall to the front of the lower support wall.

I did this so that the .020 x 3/32" x 4-5/16" floor boards could be started tight up against the upper framework wall.

This is how it looked after the floor boards were all down and the other upper framework was attached to the back.

I now needed to add 3 pieces of 5/64" sq. braces between the walls.

Here they are all in place now.
And I even added the concrete footings onto the posts

I was now ready to work on the roof.
The roof has this cardstock cut out that you use.

I cut mine out, flipped it over and drew with a pencil my rafter lines using the marks already in place on the cardstock that I cut it from.

I was now ready to place it on my shed, but this turned out to be way to small.

I just assumed that it was going to fit perfect, so I did not take the time to measure it before I cut it out.
No worries, I just used another piece from the original roof cardstock of the dynamite shed to make up a better fitting roof.

The good news is, if you look at the roof cutout for this shed there is enough extra room around the cutout that would allow you to make it the size you will really need to build this roof the right size.
I did not continue working on this roof because I'm still needing to work in some possible lighting for this shed.
I figure I can hide the magnet wires used in lighting under the metal roofing panels that still need to be applied.
So I will deal with that when I'm working on the lighting aspects of this shed.
This shed also has a small railing template and a ladder template to build over.

And also a ramp which I also changed from it's original design.
The original design of it calls for some steps at the bottom of it.
I eliminated those steps and made my ramp a little longer than shown on the build template.
Fist I cut the 3/64" sq. underside braces and spaced those out as shown below.

I then glued my 8 pieces of .020 x 3/32" ramp boards over those under braces.

And then the .020 x 3/64" x 11/16 cleats into place.

I still need to build the supports and handrails for this ramp, but for now here is how this shed will look in my scene.

Thanks for interest and for having a look at what I`m doing here!


Edited by - Ensign on 11/20/2017 2:04:42 PM

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Posted - 11/20/2017 :  2:21:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, well I just realized that I used the wrong cardstock roof cutout.
The one that I thought was to small turns out to be for a different building.
This one (shown below) is the right roof for this open shed that I just built.

Sorry about that!


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Posted - 11/20/2017 :  2:27:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Looking fabulous Greg. I'm enjoying this build.


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