This mornings exploits have broken me, its one of the few times I really wish id called in a professional.
If you look closely at the ply laid on the floor, you might just make out the lump, well that runs the whole length of the floor and runs out by 6 mm in one place, so instead of getting quotes to either have the floor professionally ground or hiring a machine to do it, I stupidly bought a double row diamond grinding disk thinking that would do it, well it did and it also did for my back, having strapped it on to my trusty Aldi angle grinder, I cracked on and its doing a surprisingly good job, I worked for about an hour and achieved about 500 mm of floor, (only 5M remaining)I stopped and decided although, keeping it wet was keeping most of the dust down, it was also a lot harder to see what need doing, working dry was exceedingly dusty but also a lot easier, by the time I thought ohh food I was 2/3 of the way down the floor but couldn't stand up straight, so I shut up had lunch and went for a hot bath.
It's not as perfectly flat as I had wanted but right now it will have to do.
It was then I did a very strange thing I actually downloaded the instructions for the 2 pack epoxy high build paint I had bought, and found out id not ordered the primer, I'm sure I had read, thin the first coat and no mention of primer. Back to eBay, order primer, just about to press buy when I thought actually 5l isn't quite enough I need 10, go back out only to find I had committed to buy it sent a cancel request and ordered 10l. An hour later I get a message from the seller saying no problem order cancelled, was the primer for the paint I had ordered last week if so it's the wrong one...... BUGGERATION
Go back on eBay, find the right primer (its almost twice the price) place order with a couple of solvent proof rollers and a frame.
So that's that job stopped till the primer arrives in 7 to 10 days (due to the virus) after the Easter holidays.
Next job on the list sort out the work bench, my bench is a 10ft long steel frame from an old chip shop fryer.
After spending half a day digging out some of the crap that's been piled up next to, on and in it, it looks like this
these are designed to take the big white trays as draws at the top and a box under x 4
But I don't want them filling up with dust and crap so some doors are needed, a hunt through my pile of quite good wood turns up 6 fence boards, once they have had a shave in the thickness planer they were fashioned in to doors.
With all that lovely stained wood this is turning out quite on par with the current fashion-trends.
...hearsay obviously, I don't follow any trends.
Funny you should say that (I didn't realize I was on trend this month), I've had 2 people ask if I can do the same in a kitchen.
I finally got the bench out far enough out from the wall that I could remove the top, and give the visible surfaces a coat of workshop blue, an up stand on the back is needed to push the top forwards, to provide an over hang for the doors.
bench is a little low raising it by 100 mm should make it more pleasant to work at. standing it on 2 bits of 4" fence post
mount the vice on a post to the side of the bench, thus putting the forces straight to the floor, ala blacksmiths vice
The work top doesn't go all the way to the end of the bench, currently there is another piece in there but it doesn't go all the way to the back, my welder will be living down that end so, ideas for a welding bench top? In the down below please
I hope the floor paint turns up soon or I might have to work on the house instead. Dan
Small up date as I had to do some painting in house to keep SWMBO happy.
I wanted to raise the bench 100 mm I was going to put a fence post under it but decided I couldn't do it so cut some pipe and seeing as I don't have a welder at the moment, I left them outside a mates workshop whilst I went shopping, and they had been welded up by the time I was finished.
I thinned the paint thinking it would fill the little holes in the concrete, (it didn't)this stuff has a 3-hour pot life so no pics till its done. Step 2c Started with cutting in by the time id got round the first coat had almost dried, so I gave it another coat. Then got stuck in I didn't use a paint tray and just poured the paint on the floor.