Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gypsy wagon

 This was a gypsy wagon I started and was made to slip onto a box trailer
I had to move house and the thing was sold but the itch is still there.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Stewart's bevel or splade piling a new invention

Piles are drilled vertically into the ground and the weight sits on these piles and the building has sure footings and will not move. surface tension or friction hold the piles from moving plus the sub ground hardness..
Bevel or splade piling is sinking the holes or piles at a thirty degree angle or more from the vertical going away from the center of the building. These piles do not need to be as deep as they support the building on the sides of the piles and also the ends,  Much the same way as snow shoes support a man in snow vertical piles would be like walking with out the snow shoes and one would sink to the hard ground beneath. If one were to remove a model of the piles vertically then twice the amount of soil would have to be removed with twice the effort.. These are great for flood prone areas for housing and for clay and reactive soils.
Houses that weight in at less than say fifty tons the splade piles would have only be about 2 meters long and not going to bedrock and have a diameter of say 300mm. using the same number as normal piles. The savings in concrete time and labor would be substantial. In high loading areas then bedrock anchors would also have to be used as is already done.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Small shanty boat

 This is a hull for a shanty boat
 This hull can be driven with a small electric outboard motor.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Two houses in Tasmanian wilderness

 This is my sister in Law's house below.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Across the river from the Tasmanian cottage

The workshop.
Child's play fort.
Bath house.
Sleeping quarters with common fire place between two rooms.

across the river from the Tasmanian cottage

Tasmanian cottage

This small cottage was built for under ten grand,The kitchen is simple and functional.
The bath room is in a small out house behind the cottage.
Set in a fairy wonderland.
Steep block and simple peir construction.