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9 minutes ago, pocster said:

Ninja throwing star !!

 

It did cross my mind too!

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That would affect my OCD when you put a 6 pointed hex nut on a design with 4 points on it … 

 

Think you need to get some square dome nuts machined too … 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, PeterW said:

Think you need to get some square dome nuts machined too … 

 

I'll print some and spray them silver!

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Little st/st mounting, bezel thing for the video doorbell. Made from an old door kick plate stick welded with 316 rods. Need to knock up an internal plate with a couple of rivnuts on and tack that in:

 

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Fresh off the laser cutter!

 

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Throwing stars are illegal

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1 hour ago, markc said:

Throwing stars are illegal

 

As an Irish citizen it's a Celtic cross and therefore part of my religious heritage! 

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1 hour ago, Onoff said:

 

As an Irish citizen it's a Celtic cross and therefore part of my religious heritage! 

Whatever it is … very cool, I like it.

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Yes I know, little things etc!
 

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Thanks to @JFDIY for the dome nuts and a member on another forum for the laser cutting!

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7 minutes ago, Onoff said:

Yes I know, little things etc!
 

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Thanks to @JFDIY for the dome nuts and a member on another forum for the laser cutting!

Looks like a satanic cult symbol 

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3 minutes ago, pocster said:

Looks like a satanic cult symbol 

 

Been called worse. Btw your spelling is appalling.

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2 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

Been called worse. Btw your spelling is appalling.

Sorry . I apologise. You are a (expletive deleted) 

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26 minutes ago, Russell griffiths said:

Is this finished yet ???

asking for a friend. 

 

No, this is the new bathroom thread!

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I've got my galvanised gate track all bolted down (years ago) to the concrete footing strip and it's fine. Stainless coach bolts in Fischer plugs:

 

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The drive is a long way off of being done (paved, gravel etc, tba). "For now" 😂 I've just a line of pavers either side of the rail. The bottom edges of the blocks however are resting on the bottom flange of the trach and/or coach bolt heads.

 

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I could do with notching or chamfering the bottom corners so the blocks sit lower where they meet and closer to, the rail. At the moment the gap fills up with crap.

 

Would a wet tile saw work to cut these as in the one I used for the bathroom tiles? I mean it's a diamond blade etc...

 

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This is my one but pretty sure I can borrow one where the blade is on a rise and fall and comes up out of the bed.

 

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I would have thought you would lose the flange in the depth of the bedding material - mortar or whatever.

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Don’t over complicate things, as punter said 10-15mm bed and they will be lifted high enough. 

 

You could however ever get a laser from the lads at NASA to cut them. 

 

Or why not cast cast your own pavers, you could make a mould and cast them with a notch. 

Hold on didn’t you just do that for something else. 🤣🤣🤣

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On 19/07/2021 at 14:03, Mr Punter said:

I would have thought you would lose the flange in the depth of the bedding material - mortar or whatever.

 

This is it now. Just some loose laid pavers against the gate track. It gets mucky and makes the gate stiff to open over this section. 

 

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I must measure the relative heights; block thickness and track height but I need to sink those block edges down a fraction. Pretty sure even a little extra track height would help keep it clean. I'm thinking the blocks abutting the track can eventually just sit there with no bedding underneath, held in by the ones at the side and the sand between the blocks.

 

Worst case I'll have to raise the track on some st/st packs.

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Half a plan today then to get the cast cap stones on top of the gate pillars. They're very, very heavy and my lad is more keyboard warrior than lifty, shifty site animal! I'll likely borrow some kwikstage esque scaffold from a neighbour. Better than the time honoured, two dodgy step ladders!

 

Main worry is the mix...

 

The pillar mortar was 4:1 opc/builders sand and of "bricklaying" consistency.

 

Figuring to bed the cap stones on it's got to be drier so as not to compress too much and squidge out the sides. Also we need to be dropping (gently) the cap stone straight down atop the mortar and limit the side to side jiggling, again to limit dislodging the mortar.

 

How dry is too dry for the mortar?

 

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It won’t squash out - you need it to be wet to bond otherwise it will just sit on the mortar and not bond to it and stay loose. You’ll lose some down the sides but if you’re worried just wrap some cardboard around the tops first. 

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2 hours ago, PeterW said:

It won’t squash out - you need it to be wet to bond otherwise it will just sit on the mortar and not bond to it and stay loose. You’ll lose some down the sides but if you’re worried just wrap some cardboard around the tops first. 

 

Cheers. Just setting up now for the first one.

 

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Done. Mortar was a bit sloppy on the second cap so the bed is a bit thin (but we were rushing cos of the lightning! 😂 )

 

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Drip bead feature seems to work!

 

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Waiting for the storm to pass as so we can wheel the scaffold up the road back to my neighbour. 

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