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    Clearing the back garden of some trees...
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    Waiting for the rain to stop for a few days before I start painting the scullery. In the meantime Iím building a thermometer with two sensors for my wifeís 600L marine tank.

    One sensor for the top and the other at the bottom as she likes to keep the temperature perfect.

    Iím still working on displaying the reading from the second sensor on the OLED display. In the image below both values are from the one sensor.


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    [QUOTE=MrTolbos;4357155]Started a few days before the lockdown already, but thankfully got 99.9% of the bits and pieces together before all the shops closed. Diy Solar installation at home:
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    Hi Tolbos, congratulations on a very neat PV solar installation!
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    What batteries do you use? Reason asking, I am building a lithium powerwall.

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    First two, operation garage tidy up, last one, I fabricated and fitted a new ali rear cover for the 7.Click image for larger version. 

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    You guys need to slow down. What you going to do for the next 90 days. If you think this lockdown is done in 21 days, think again.
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    Ek het n stack van so 30 odd engines, in kratte, netjies bo-op mekaar gestapel in my stoor.

    En ek kort een van daai v8ís vir my mercedes build. Maar voor die stack, staan 3 trekkers, almal sonder engines. So nou moet ek eers die engines bou, in die trekkers in sit, trekkers asn loop kry, sodat ek met forklift die v8 uit stack kan kry...

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    Eers die trekkers reg kry, dan een van die v8ís uit kry om met Mercedes aan te gaan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Ek het n stack van so 30 odd engines, in kratte, netjies bo-op mekaar gestapel in my stoor.


    En toe byt n hond my hand, en voetter nog my hand ook op.
    Sjo Reenen, hoe hou jy tred met al daai engines se papiere. Dis seker n nagmerie!

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    Ek het n baie dik leer.

    Op die stadium is lisensies meer van n probleem.
    Jaarlikse lisensies is op die stadium n aardige bedraggie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post

    En toe byt n hond my hand, en voetter nog my hand ook op.
    As een van my honde my doelbewus byt, sal hy baie vinnig sy laaste asem uitblaas.
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    Nee, iemand anders se hond het my hond gebyt, toe haal ek die hind se kake van my hond af, toe lock hy op my hand.
    My hond byt nie.
    Ander hond se eienaares het geskrik, en gegil toe sy bang was die twee gaan bakkei. Toe sy gil, gryp ander hond my hond. Redelik verstaanbare omstandighede. No hard feelings.
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    Well, started slowly before lockdown but the plan obviously changed over the past week or so...

    Original plan was to refurbish this old trailer. It belonged to my Father, and stood neglected and unused for many years.

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    But after I stripped it down I found it was badly misused and overloaded at some point in time. Frame was bent, rivets pulled loose, box was bent, everything misaligned etc

    With so many things to fix I thought might as well build a new one, for the same work and a bit more money (or a bit was what I thought at the time lol!). Decided something a little bit bigger and more robust. It's purpose would be to store camping stuff, and hitch it up already packed when needed. Then the kids managed to talk me into fitting a rooftop tent, because they thought it would be cool . Did not take all that much convincing...... And so plan then evolved rather quickly into building a fully fledged camping trailer. Would love a new Mission trailer, but not willing to spend the money. So, with some weight calculations done and a design of some sorts in my head it was off to the steel dealers, and sleepwaparte....

    This was progress at the start of lockdown:
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    And then lockdown was announced. Still have to work from home, but I knew I would have some time on hand.... A mad and crazy rush to get more material and all sorts of goodies together ensued, but fortunately I managed to get a handsome number of things together to keep my from going crazy in 21 days

    Got most material, hinges, bolts and nuts, slides, paint, sealant, latches etc....just in time!!

    So, after 4 days:
    Mock-up with axle, wheels & fenders to check dimensions correct - and to check height so that I know which tent to get. Will be Tentco junior 1.45m.
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    Welded...
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    Etch primer applied:
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    And then decided, just in case there were some pinholes or imperfections, to seal all welds with PU sealant:
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    And then 2 coats Polyurethane bakkie lining with a stipple roller (because I like the textured finish):
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    Hoping to install jockey wheel, leave springs, axle and wheels today - if the paint is cured properly. It was rather cool and wet last night. Then I can start with the box (or is it the body?). Only 16 days left....

    Keep safe everyone!

    Work (Real work ) kept me busy today. Axle, wheels, stabilizer struts and jockey wheel fitted.
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    Frame for box almost done. A few bits and pieces and the primer paint this weekend still..

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    Well, the urge for wine and potjie won on Sunday.....

    But some progress...

    I think that is it for the box frame...

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    support for the two drawer slides, and the table brackets done...
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    It fits like a glove!!


    Will do door frames next, before primer paint

    Between work, home school (kids with me for lock down) and a few things around the house progress a little slow..

    Since last update:
    Floor sheets cut, fitted, drilled primer painted
    Roof sheet cut, fitted, drilled primer painted
    Drawer slides brackets primer painted
    Table brackets primer painted
    Door frames x 5 made
    Side panels (sheet) cut, fitted, drilled

    Kitchen door and clothes cupboard door fit perfectly:

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    Hoping to finish the front two doors, back door and last sheeting this week as well as cut holes and fit all the latches for doors (pressure latches). Primer paint all by weekend. Next week final paint and assembly. Got to be out of the garage by end of lock down. Don't think I will have enough material left to do the nose box, unfortunately....looks like I will be just short of sheeting....

    All sheeting, brackets etc. are bolting to the frame with ss dome head bolts into rivnuts....with PU sealant in between. Hence the reason for everything I make being finished, fitted, removed, primed and then put away for now. Rivnuts will be installed after paint, all holes drilled before paint. Lots of work but cant really see the progress, only the heap of sheets and parts piling up...lol!

    I have a question: I did not give the spare wheel mounting arrangement enough thought until now. I was thinking of fitting the spare wheel to the back door, instead of making a separate swing out spare wheel bracket. I will have to make some heavy duty hinges for the door using large bolts (M16 at least) and 5mm plate. This idea came up after lock down, will have to use what I have available.....

    Anybody done this who would share some photos or ideas, or any suggestions?

    Front doors done
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    And door latches being fitted - looks nice...
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    Still pondering the rear door and spare wheel bracket/carrier...

    Painting in progress.

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    Part of essential service (Banking) so will sadly not be catching on up projects at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dyllindd View Post
    Part of essential service (Banking) so will sadly not be catching on up projects at home.
    Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    Made a depriming pin for the 223 today.Attachment 563856Attachment 563857Attachment 563858
    Loaded1400 rounds of ammo yesterday.
    Planted vegies on Friday and cleaned the garden a bit

    Are you expecting trouble?



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    I've been sitting on a few projects lately. But work has been extra busy during this lock-down. Apart from normal business, we are running quite a lot of scenario's for the remainder of 2020 as well as 2021-2025, using different outcomes. Quite scary the impact this might have on our business.

    But, maybe some time over the public holidays.

    1. New work bench (Soft work): Reloading, finer woodwork and other projects. Looking at some French cleats on the edge to hang other items from as needed. Will be converting most of my garage to this french cleat system.

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    2. Clothes rack: Since my rifle safe takes up half my hanging space in my cupboard I need somewhere else to hang clothes from and perhaps putting a few pair of shoes. Still playing with the design.

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    Another small project done.....which created another small project for later. I cleaned up my mess that I did not have time for after my solar installation.

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    We quarantined down at the family farm in fort Beaufort, been coming here for 15 years and over the last three days I have, with the help of some mates, I learnt how to consistently catch dam barbel on fly.

    Desperate times! But it's been fun. It's great being on the farm, go out for rides, walks in bush, and yeah some more fishing.

    Maybe will get the old forge fired up.

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    A quick knock up of a wall mounted tyre rack, for completion tomorrow Click image for larger version. 

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    Moeg gestry oor maskers dra.

    Sal maar eerder fokus op paar projekte.
    Probeer die trekkers uit pad kry om daar agter te kom.
    Die een engine is darem 75% gebou. Hooenlik kan hy more klaar en in trekker in sodat ek verder kan weg vat.
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