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Work shed version 1 (transitional) Sss
« on: October 27, 2013, 10:31:38 PM »
Here is a set of sketches for scratch building a work shed. The style is typical of the transition era. Footprint is 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 with the optional lean to adding another 1/2". This is a very easy build, and is a recommended 1st or 2nd scratch project. I am doing version 2 in a modern style. I could do this in one thread, but separately will avoid confusion.

I recommend using styrene as wood thicknesses can be too big and look out of scale. Also, recommended glue is a plastic solvent cement type, such as “Ambroid Pro-Weld”, for superior results compared to other glues. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts. If you don’t like the colors, you can paint as desired. There are parts templates to print so you can save measuring steps.

The building directions and materials are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out. Read directions in assembly sketches before cutting out parts as you may want to change some sizes or cut fewer, or additional, openings.

Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Parts templates,  Assembly sketches,  and PDF's.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF's. Select best printer quality, set PDF zoom to 100%, and page scaling to "none" or actual size. Check your printed page to see that 3" lines are exactly 3" long. Once you have template printed, you can cut with scissors (leave a 1/8" border) and arrange on your material for maximum sheet usage. Part templates for siding are a mirror image, when needed, so that you can cut walls with siding side down (easier to cut). Be sure siding grooves are oriented correctly. Use rubber cement or Krylon Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB and straight edge. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit.

Follow assembly sketch directions. Add a chimney or stovepipe of your choice.

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