I received the invoice today to pay to start the building permit process.  Probably the fastest bill I have ever paid.  The digital ink wasn’t even dry before the bill had been paid, and the receipt (as proof) sent back.

So time to break down the timeline and see what it may mean.

1 October – 13 October: Obtain building permit

14 October: Place order for concrete

14 October: Order placed for shed

14 October – 10 November: Shed manufacture (I am really hoping we can hit this window – this is the highest risk to the program)

19 October  – 20 October: Clear out current 3×3 shed and deconstruct

21 October: Order skip

28 October – 29 October: Block clearance including skip for waste removal

30 October – 31 October: Casting slab

11 November: Shed arrival

11 November – 24 November: Lead time for shed assembly.  Once construction starts, and the slab is in, I don’t see why the assembly can’t be booked in, so it happens only a few days after arrival, rather than a few weeks.  That would bring shed assembly forward to around 13 November through to 20 November.

25 November – 1 December: Shed assembly

It would be tempting to have the electrician in straight after and get the power sorted out as well, but going to take a more sensible approach and use the shed as is, with the Promac generator providing primary power (especially 15A), and some 10A being run from the house.  That will give the time over the Xmas break to get a reasonable idea about tool layout, and the corresponding power requirements.

I have the lights sitting in the garage, so they will be up very early on (light is one of those mandatory things!)  They currently have 10A plugs on each, so temporarily wiring them up will be easy.

I have to remember to run some piping under the slab for the dust extraction, and mid-floor power.

It feels like it is still going to be a long time – another 2 months!  But when I break it down like this, there is something happening almost every week so it will really feel like it is moving quickly.  It won’t take much to knock this program right however, and if it moves to the right much, it will clash with Christmas and that would be disastrous (as that would cause another month delay, and at a time when I would be on leave and actually able to make use of it.

Going to need new carpet after all this – have worn an absolute track over the last 6 months!

New Triton Woodworking Course

I’ve been in discussion with the Holmesglen Institute of Tafe Short Courses over the past few months, and we have introduced a new course for those interested in learning some cabinetry skills.

It is another weekend course (currently) called: Cabinetry on the Triton Series. The first will run on the 20th October 07.

So the three courses now available are:

Triton Woodworking – Introduction Next course is 27 October
Triton Woodworking – Advanced
Next course is 10 November
Triton Woodworking – Cabinetry
Next Course is 20 October

(I’m thinking of changing the advanced course to Triton Woodworking – Box Making fwiw)

The courses are kept short – each takes 1 weekend, which keeps the cost to the attendees down, and isn’t so difficult to commit to a single weekend, rather than a series of evenings or similar.

Upcoming Events

My upcoming events for the next month (and a bit):

21-22 July: Triton Weekend Workshop Course, Holmesglen Tafe

29 July: One on One Triton Session, Melton

04 August: Triton Demonstration at Bunnings, Keysborough

18 August: Triton Demonstration at Mitre 10 Mega, Chelsea Heights

19 August: Triton Woodworkers Club

25 August: Triton Demonstration Bunnings, Mentone

01-02 September: Triton Advanced Weekend Workshop Course, Holmesglen Tafe

No wonder I feel busy!

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