Saturday, 19 April 2008

girl meets guy craft: lesson in steel construction

Warning serious guy craft, please wear safety gear.

A while ago, I drafted up some drawings for some steel shelving to go in the workshop. This week the shelves came to life. I measured the lengths of steel and marked all the 45 degree angles which Samuel then proceeded to cut. We then placed the pieces in their respective positions and made sure they were all squared up and parrallel. The weld all the necessary parts together and whola, bobs your uncle steel shelves. They are huge, 2.9 metres wide, 2.4 metres high and 40cm deep.
Today the boy is cutting up some wood slats for shelving, then it will really be finished. What an achievement! I'll post the finished product soon.

Here it is upside down. We had to carry it out onto the street where there was enough room to flip it over, then carry it back in again.


CurlyPops said...

Wow, looks fab so far!

boobook said...

hope you had your steel caps on!!

Kirsty said...

That looks like sooo much fun!!!