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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:57 pm

God, im too embarrased to post mine after i saw the others :oops:
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby bruceandboyd » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:54 pm

Certainly not here to blow my bags and my shed looks no where near as good as this........I have a 4 bay car shed, concreted floor. Pool table, table tennis table, 2 workbenches with vices, storage, bar and stools, wine barrell with stools around it, beer fridge, 50 inch plasma, 3 lounges (1 for the dogs). Stereo system, lighting, heaters but no air conditioner (yet). Walk outside and you have a basketball court set up with 3 point and free throw lines set up. Walk up the back stairs and you have the pool and patio set up. Yep...love my joint. Not to mention that 14 weeks ago there were 9 bikes in there also, only 5 now though...oh maybe 6!
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:45 pm

cotterpin wrote:My shed, where I go to get out of the house for an hour or six :D

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Gets my vote as number one so far... but would like to see some of the handy work you produce in it :D .
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby Jean » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:44 am

Indeed, that torch & jig has me wondering.
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby master6 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:51 am

This thread reminds me of a little game I played in class, in about grade 4. Desks sat two people in those days, and I sat next to Roslyn :D Of course it was not a shed/workshop ...................yet :D
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby cotterpin » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:54 am

toolonglegs wrote:
cotterpin wrote:My shed, where I go to get out of the house for an hour or six :D
Gets my vote as number one so far... but would like to see some of the handy work you produce in it :D .

If you're interested I've put a few images HERE of some old school, open hearth brazing or
fire brazing as it was known.
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby funnybike » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:00 pm

Nice work Cotterpin!
Are you making most of your own tools? (jig, fork jig, tube bender, etc?)
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby cotterpin » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:26 pm

funnybike wrote:Nice work Cotterpin!
Are you making most of your own tools? (jig, fork jig, tube bender, etc?)


Some of the tools I have, date back to the early 1900's and have been passed on from one builder to another.
A lot, I made or had made in the 80's while others have been recently made or modified over the last year. All my gear is very much old school.

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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby spirito » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:22 am

cotterpin wrote:.... open hearth brazing or fire brazing as it was known.


Great to see your set up and it's always fascinating to see the many different approaches to framebuilding 8)
Here's another open hearth and also a video from someone who uses two dancing torches to achieve the same end.

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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:15 am

cotterpin wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:
cotterpin wrote:My shed, where I go to get out of the house for an hour or six :D
Gets my vote as number one so far... but would like to see some of the handy work you produce in it :D .

If you're interested I've put a few images HERE of some old school, open hearth brazing or
fire brazing as it was known.
Cheers

Cheers Cotterpin... I am very keen to give it a go as I have most of the tools and a bit of welding experience... just never gotten round to it!.
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby cotterpin » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:31 am

spirito wrote:
cotterpin wrote:.... open hearth brazing or fire brazing as it was known.


Great to see your set up and it's always fascinating to see the many different approaches to framebuilding 8)
Here's another open hearth and also a video from someone who uses two dancing torches to achieve the same end.


Hey spirito, the internet certainly gives us a ringside seat at the frame building game.
Excellent video.

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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby cammyd81 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:39 pm

Am very jealous of some of these set ups.
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby adrian_d » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:58 pm

The girl friend says I should cut down (hers is in the front), the prolite lives in its own bedroom lol

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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:24 pm

Get to this many, and then think about downsizing :D

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(that's about half of them).
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby find_bruce » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:54 am

ldrcycles wrote:Get to this many, and then think about downsizing :D

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(that's about half of them).

Not impressed by your shed idrcycles - it seems to be missing a few important bits :D
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:08 am

What can i say, i like the fresh air :lol: .

I'm sure i've posted a pic of my excuse for a shed before, just can't find it atm...

EDIT: found it.

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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby slarv » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:44 pm

This is my workshop. Plenty of fresh air.

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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby munga » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:08 pm

i like to take my workstand on the bus and do my maintenance on the way to work
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby Dan » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:03 am

munga wrote:i like to take my workstand on the bus and do my maintenance on the way to work


Are you into the iced coffees again Munga?
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby WestcoastPete » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:42 am

Righto.

Got around to taking pics of my shop (it's always this tidy; honest! :oops: ).

I love it. It's under our elevated house up here in the tropics. Most of the time I'm just in shorts and thongs, often with a frosty beer. It's lovely in the rain, and perfect in the dry. I'm going to miss it a lot, but am excited by the planning of a new workshop when we move south to The Big Smoke. Boo hoo and Booya at the same time.

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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby master6 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:58 am

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No doors yet, because I have no frame to hang them on :D

Waiting on Fairdinkum sheds to deliver the kit.
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby elantra » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:25 pm

master6 wrote:Image

No doors yet, because I have no frame to hang them on :D

Waiting on Fairdinkum sheds to deliver the kit.

I hope your dog approves of that shed...
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby master6 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:49 pm

elantra wrote:I hope your dog approves of that shed...


Dont get me started (again) elantra!

With apologies to the hordes of people already bored with multiple whinges on this subject, let me assure you that Bill does approve, and is the only character involved in the project who has resisted the temptation to extract a fee from me.

Firstly, I had to get planning approval.
Then a building permit.
Closely followed by a plumbing permit
And sucking on the wheel of all this came the Building surveyor.
In addition to the above, I also pay for an engineers certification as part of the cost of the shed kit purchase.

When I finish the job, there will be inspections by the Private Building Surveyor, followed by the Council Building Inspector, with the Plumbing Inspector sniffing along to complete the blood sucking red tape.

The shed and slab will cost about $8500. The leeches wearing ID badges will cost almost $2000.

Why one official could not approve the structure, and inspect on completion is beyond me
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby adrian_d » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:07 pm

Thats a lot of work, but no doubt it will be all worth it. You should spray the concrete blue and put a diving board on it. Grab yourself a drink, a sun chair, invite some friends over and enjoy the many Faceplants which will follow shortly LOL
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Re: Lets see your shed/workshop

Postby master6 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:30 pm

adrian_d wrote:enjoy the many Faceplants which will follow shortly LOL


I am a veteran of too many faceplants adrian. We had a ski boat for over 20 years, and barefooting was just the greatest feeling. Sometimes the thrill was pushed too far.
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