In principio Stu dixit: “Fiat lux”

And there was.

I’ve been working on the lighting grid for the shed, based around 16 double fluorescent tube fittings.  The majority of the light reserved for the main workshop floor, with some for the mezzanine.

This is what I have come up with (excluding localised light which is available for the lathe and bandsaw).

LightingI was thinking about the GPO grid, but that is probably better left for when the shed is up and the general layout is understood.

Pushing On

I did get one significant piece of news for the shed progress today: finally, a quote for the slab.

The original estimate on the shed quote pegged it around $3200, but that did not include excavation or anything. So I was expecting it to be quite a bit higher than that, and I was spot on!

The final quote is $4700, including full site excavation (removing the existing concrete slab, digging the necessary holes etc.) That doesn’t include the price of a skip to remove the unwanted soil, old concrete and whatever. Not sure how big a skip that will need- taking a guess at about 8m3. That’ll cost another $700-$800.

So $5500 all up for a 50.5m2 slab. 25MPA, F72 mesh, plastic water barrier (?), saw cuts.

Not sure if that is a lot or not. If any other company had bothered, I would have had something to compare it to.

I See a CNC project in the making


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