Friday, 31 December 2010
Hopefully get em screwed on place in the next few days. I remember now why I chose metalwork over woodwork at school.
Thursday, 30 December 2010
More progress on the SkateGarage - battens fitted to the metal ramp bits so I can now cut and fit new ply sections. Garage seems a bit wet at the back tho - maybe got a leaky roof.
And Unit 1 old blokes sesh next Sunday - first skate in 5 weeks or so.
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Saturday, 11 December 2010
So, Plan B - ramp extension time. I reckon I can add 2ft6 to the flat bottom and get rid of the metal plates. Should by a lot easier to learn on and a bit slower with the extra flat bottom.
Frame for the flat bottom extension is made:-
Its 2ft6 by 6ft. I used 25x38mm battens. The ramp flat bottom metal frame is 25mm box section steel and I didn't really want to add anymore height.
I also wombled two sheets of 8ft by 4ft 12mm ply from a skip in Swindon. One sheet is a bit gash but the other is OK. Hopefully I should have enough to fill the gaps where the metal plates would go (flat to the bottom of the transition). And then I think I'll skin it all with 3mm hardboard as the old ply is a bit rough.
Thats the plan anyway - we'll see how it pans out.