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#1: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:03 am
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Update June 2017; always a good thing when one can finally get their head around a list of things left todo:

☑ Drop ceiling grid in lower bays
☑ 2 more coats of white in high clearance areas
☑ Drop ceiling grid in high clearance bays
☑ Ceiling tiles and lights
☑ Paint walls grey at splash-height
☑ Fit sockets to the walls
☐ Floor painting with floor paint
☐ Start working on cars



H'all!

I know it's not a car project, but it will cater at least two 206s within; so I leave the removal of this thread to admins' discretion Smile

Pic for attention Laughing
 


All started back in October 2015 as a quick barn-to-car workshop conversion, and turned out into a full-blown project (we all know how they become endless), just because one mate said "but we could make it all look nice!" Smile We agreed to stop any work on cars, and finish the damn thing first Very Happy

I'll spare the words, and paste some before/afters of this thrashing place (of grains and cars Smile )

From holes to walls
 

 

 

 

 


Billd gates
 

 

 


Lamp posts of the past
 

 

No need for that mask Jim!
 

 


The mezzanine, just because we like a good cuppa
 

 

Yep, the whole thing will be held by Jimmy's welds, welp!
 

 

Bob the Builder is having a break
 

Hmm.. but we ordered a free coffee table..
 

Eh, nevermind, nothing what an angle grinder wouldn't cut
 

Finally! Ready to brew

Hello from the other side
 

 

 

 

 

 


Stairway to haven
 

 

Perfectionists, roll up!
 

 


The only way is up!

 

 

 

 

In this staircase, I have to agree with the forehead-palming Jimmy: Bob's gone bezerk

Random ramblings
Ramping up
 

 

 


 

Just came back from Screwfix with concrete and forgot to buy trowel, no problem as long as there is a welder among us
 

Not goin' anywhere!

 

Someone nicked the wheels!
 

Ah there they are, going into the chicken coop!
 

 

 

 

 


 

Unity Beer
 

Unity Easter
 

Unity food (the best takeaway in Bristol this one!)
 

Unity Bob
 

Thingama-Bob
 

206 fits
 


 

We don't do tank gamers Twisted Evil
 

Traditional Sunday breaky from Mc'D (no time for carparks)!
 

Execution pole
 

Sleepover

Material-s
A phrase from a passer-by, later became our tag line:
“I've seen ships built with less materials!”

 

Studs
 

Needed to sweat through ebay to find one on offer
 

I wonder which century this has been reclaimed from
 

An odd visit to carboots, mandatory 206-in-a-pix
 


 

Look up for "Interlocking coin vinyl tiles"
 

Cowboy-driven flooring
 

Wearing protection is a must if you ever enter Unity's premises Cool

If your browser managed to reach the end of this pic heavy thread, congrats! I'll keep it up-to-date, also with tips on how to build yourself a comfy garage, having all the tools and equipment within reach, why avoid lay-low drawers, and what have you. Share your workshop experience too! Watch this space, sometimes also this. And dream big!

 

Patience Jude & Jay Smile

Sim

Last edited by Sim on Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 am; edited 4 times in total

#2: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: PezHdi, Location: Shrewsbury PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:25 am
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Your unit is a bit more tidy than ours at the moment but at least you had a clean slate to start with we are stil getting rid of crap from the previous Tenants.

Looks good tho mate Smile

#3: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:34 am
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Cheers Pez! It's all WIP, and we just keep trashing the place with wood/metal shavings and offcuts at the moment Smile

We're pushing and can't wait till all done, insulation, plaster, and painted; now wiring the place up, need to think where wall sockets and air hose will be in my corner..

You've been blessed with your place! All that equipment will give you some mad-of-a-project ideas Very Happy

#4: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: PezHdi, Location: Shrewsbury PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:09 am
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I have to admit there is a lot of gear at ours.
I'd love to start with a clean slate tho and take it al out and design it properly.

We will pop down at some point and visit you Smile

#5: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:32 am
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Yeah, could do too with a bit of a clean today

You're very welcome to pop down! We just opened the barbie season last Sunday Very Happy All that wood burns well Smile

#6: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:09 pm
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Moar beforesafters after pushing things forward during the long weekend Smile

 

 

Covered the top row finally, that was a tad challenging...

...to put things into perspective:

 

Do you think Jimmy's feeling comfortable?
 

I wouldn't really say so Very Happy

 

God save the long weekends! Getting there, surely Smile

 

Moar materials for the ship

 

Unity Nest (inside the Merc's headlight), we got couple of doves too... Who says we ain't got birds in here!? Very Happy

Another (warm!) weekend ahead, means loads of BBq... nah sod this, let's finish the unit!!! Mmmm okay, maybe one barbie Sunday eve when quiet hours kick in... Wink

#7: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 5:08 pm
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Finally wired up compressor and sprayed the front door cloud grey (actually it's the simple Rustoleoum Grey, but turned out to be nice) with the retro sign on gotta love these Very Happy

 

 


 

The goal is to dot the door with all sorts of such signs

#8: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: David1156, Location: East London PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 3:36 am
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Loving the updates Sim, keep them coming Very Happy

#9: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Addaz, Location: Getting Stuck on Speed Bumps in Suffolk PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 6:17 pm
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Looks awesome mate! Whats the plan with the workshop then?

#10: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 8:00 am
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Cheers lads!

The plan is to lay joists/flooring all above, then metal studs and conduits for electrickery all round, then insulation and finally plasterboards. Paint them and floor too.

Then the work will retreat into individual bays and scratch heads what height worktop(s) I'll need. With time mates want more tools like hydraulic press, panel shaper, tig welder.. Spray booth, but that's a tad far fetched Smile (getting crammed up either)
I realised if you can, always get your mates together and have a shared garage, this way each car project will go quicker, as everyone has different set of skills!

 

The final bit's beamed out

 

Ah the free benefits! Travel through countryside with your mates, asking farmers if they don't want to cheaply rent an abandoned building (or look up on gumtree), ensure there aren't noise-sensitive neighbours, sign a lengthy contract for no-price change (5yrs good measure), doublecheck there are no workhours restrictions and build away! Very Happy

#11: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:24 pm
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We've got it covered! Well, almost Smile

 


Always play that game "who's the first to walk on the new <insert a word here>?", Jimmy's nailed it this time
 


Now only to order metal studs'n'track, insulation, plasters, and it's done!!! Nom Nom Droolage!

#12: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:07 pm
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Souvenir from FCS! Now delivery vans can find us better Very Happy

 

#13: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:45 pm
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Great weather! Gotta finish the unit, one more weekend, c'mon! Very Happy

2nd level mezzanine floored (no booze involved) Looks like a dojo I'd say!
 


Can't beat these folks on stud pricing, good quality, and drop-off in remote areas
 


Feels safer already!
 


Rock Onnnnn..

#14: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:17 am
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Good things come in big packages
 

 


One wall down.err.. up!
 


Leftovers will be converted into fake snow!
 


Already (doesn't) sound like a recording studio Smile
 


The best training ground for smoothening fillers! Who cares if that's floor or a car Very Happy
 

 


Now back to the unit for the weekend for moar sanding and filling, then a layer of PVA, and British Racing Green deck paint

What've you been up to?

#15: Re: Project Unity (206 breeding grounds, pic overload) Author: Sim, Location: West Country PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:49 pm
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Author called this a “Medieval Monstrosity“ Very Happy

 


Busy weekend ahead!



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