Time to get started on the base.

The first stage is pretty simple using 100mm x 45mm treated pine timber. It comes in 3.6M lengths at least from from my local hardware shop (Bunnings Artarmon in North Sydney - great store worthy of many hours investment).

So far I’ve been through five lengths in total they’re $25 each. You’ll need three for this first stage. I got the store to cut it for me and then screwed it into this format using 70mm galvanised hex bit screws. Of course I hadn’t decided on the means of portability totally at this point, and so when I settled on the 450 mm diameter wheels I realised it was just too high. So you’ll see in the pics that I but the legs down by about 150mm.

Next step was to toughen up the lower part to handle the wheels and moving the beast around.

Check out that wheel! Definitely Lancaster Bomber material, or maybe a Mosquito.

…And here its is before the Hebel Brick layer.
At this point it really feels extremely sturdy. If it looks a little ‘bodged together’ that because it is. (Hey wait ’til you see the next stage, I never pretended to be a carpenter/DIY guy extraordinaire - believe me if I can do this, then you can).

Measurements? Hmm yes, I’ll supply all that stuff at the end in a wrap up. Main thing is we’re ready for the next layer.

2 Responses to “Part 3 - Getting started”

  1. Jeff Gang says:

    This is awesome! I am curious how you found the caster wheels?

  2. admin says:

    Lots and lots of searching on google - in the end they cost a lot more than I wanted, but hey, it was a lot of fun. Best Simon

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