|Evolution EVOMAG28 Magnetic Driller|
First thing Wednesday morning my new magnetic driller arrived, man this thing is good. I have hired them before but finally decided it would be worth buying one in the long term. We took the opportunity to drill the steel whilst it was on the floor. Unlike when drilling by hand I did all the holes with a single bit, we didn't even need to drill a pilot hole.
On Friday morning we bolted a timber to the top of the steel using the holes we had drilled on Wednesday. With that in place we marked up and cut a template for the rafters, luckily everything was pretty square and even so we could cut all the rafters identically. Thing were a bit slow going at first but after lunch we really got into our stride.
We got the last of the main rafters in just as it started to rain heavily so we decided to call it a day (we had nearly run out of timber anyway, as I had not though we would of got so much done). So thanks to Gareth, Jonathan, Rich, Rob and Steve for all your hard work and hopefully we will be able to get the barge board rafters in tomorrow.