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    A Thetford highseat

    Well Me and Lee finally finished our Thetford highseat today. Well almost - it's now ready to use. It's 5m high, 3m off the ground. The cabin is 1.6m^2 at the floor. There's a bit of problem with the old reds at this patch and we decided a high seat right there is a must. The slots criss cross all over the place and it's hard to find an unmarked patch of dirt.

    First we needed the timber - cut a few Sycamore sapplings. They have the same structural rating as radiata pine and didn't cost anything.
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    Ripped some down for cladding floor boards and bracing. David's giving Lee a hand and getting face full of sawdust. Nice sharp RSC chain made quick work.
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    To support the main floor beams - I used a half round support pegged in with two 32mm hazel dowels each. All main braces and beams are wired using a cobb and co hitch with HT fencing wire.
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    Up she goes with help from Lee's ute. We through a rope over a branch in the oak tree and pulled each side up separately. They way a bit
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    Finished today - about two days of construction after the prep work. Boards are nailed. So far the cost has been time and a few bags of nails.
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    We found a few 4x2 and 6" boards about to be burnt so put in a 360* movable bench system
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    Bit of firewood afterwoods too
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    Just needa roof now. So watch out reds...
    "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." -- Rudyard Kipling

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    Prroperrr job , hes a good un aint he

  3. #3
    A Cracker. You wouldn't have a set of plans would you pleeeeease

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    Harry your high seat looks a treat to me . I only hope you have errected it in the right position, as it looks heavy to move around . Let us know when you get first Red from it .

    good luck Chill

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    Well done fella it looks the nuts.

  6. #6
    Good job i hope your hard work is rewarded.

  7. #7
    That looks like it would be as nice as a stay in the plaza!!!

    Nice work.

    ATB

    Rob
    243Sako

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    the pics look good mate , lets hope the reds are about at the weekend mate !

    im still trying to source a wood burner and a mini bar

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    Fantastic effort, looks really good!
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    Thanks a lot guys, yep I sure hope it works too! Was satisfying to build - love a good bit of chainsaw carpentry and wiring. Good work out free hand milling the boards with the 076 too
    "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." -- Rudyard Kipling

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