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A Week In The Workshop 194



Hi everyone. Just a chatty catch-up today, mostly about house stuff.


As I ‘fess up to here, the public-facing vid about the saw that came out Friday started out as a video for you folks, but I realised that the info in it was probably of interest to the broader audience, especially given that the saw had just dropped in the US.

And yes, at the time of writing it’s ranking at #2 of the last 10 with ~22k views overnight. Result

Anyway, I’ll let the vid do the talking for this one; apologies for the odd sound - not sure what happened with that mic and I haven’t used this little camera for a while, but as the old joke goes, we hope the lack of sound and vision didn’t take anything away from the overall experience…

Thank you as always for you patience and support, and I’ll catch you again in the mid-week.


Enjoy the rest of the weekend


Peter



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Paul
Paul
Aug 15, 2023

Good to see things progressing well on the house. Holy moly I didn't realise just how BIG those steel i-beams would be! Seems obvious now that I think about how much brickwork they need to support. Again, I'm very interested in a video or 2 about making all the different joints.


And I took your suggestion, had a good hour conversation with my Pop on Sunday.📞

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petermillard
petermillard
Aug 16, 2023
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Thanks Paul. Yes, I hadn’t full appreciated just how big those steels would be either. I suspect they’re over-engineered / over-specified as building control often are, but better that than the other! 👍

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Hi Peter, if you enjoyed doing a bridle joint then how about having a go at a castle joint? To me that looks like two interlocking bridle joints. I will try and load a picture if this system will let me.



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petermillard
petermillard
Aug 14, 2023
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Yes, very nice Catherine! 👌

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Paul Civati
Paul Civati
Aug 13, 2023

I believe the socket height change is for disability, so that people in a wheel chair etc can access them. I thought though, that it's only a requirement for new build, not sure you need to do it for renovations.

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Andrew Lawton
Andrew Lawton
Aug 13, 2023
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As one of the older generation, I can say that higher socket heights, and more of them, are a good idea. I have changed most of our sockets from single to double, but I cannot do much about the height. I am not classed as disabled, but in my workshop life is a lot easier because the sockets are much higher - easier on the vertebrae!

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I much prefer the famous snooker comment “For those of you who are watching in black and white, the pink is next to the green”


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petermillard
petermillard
Aug 13, 2023
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I watched that one live - in black & white! 😂

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