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Title: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on March 02, 2013, 09:59:51 PM
For me a bit of alone time in my shed is the ultimate R&R.  Some like to snooze on the couch or lounge around by the pool, but for me pottering around in the shed on a weekend is the perfect wind down after a busy working week.

So considering this forum has many people who are pretty hand I thought why show off what we get up to in our man caves.  Doesn't matter if its your driveway, carport, 3m X 3m garden shed or a drool worthy kitted out workshop.

For me today was suposed to consist of re-oiling the garden furniture after pressure cleaning and sanding it the other week.  Then it was of to Rosebud in the arvo to catch up with the family for the night.  Jumped in the car, turn the key and click, click, click.  Now this happened a few weeks ago and I thought is was just a loose battery terminal, which after a clean and tighten came good.  A phone call to a mechanic mate and it was diagnosed as burnt out contacts on the solenoid.  A common Hilux problem.

So out it came and a good file down and sand of the plunger and contacts its all good.  I'm reluctant to refit it though, I'll head out tomorrow and try and get a new solenoid plunger and contact kit, so I'm not redoing it in a few weeks/months.

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20130302_173156_zps3bc7c9a6.jpg)


Then it was onto the inlaws Waeco CF50 fridge.  It crapped itself a few years ago and now with a new (2nd hand) camper on the way they want it fixed.  A quick google of the error light code and it turns out its the model with the dodgy polyfuse problem.  It's usally a $300-$400 dollar fix by a Waeco repairer, but the actual part only costs $1.50!.  Waeco repace the whole circuit board, which is the hardest thing to remove.  It involves carfully bending the cooling pipes out of the way to get the board.

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20130302_172427_zps4462ac6d.jpg)


The culprit.

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20130302_172440_zps6108eb0d.jpg)

A trip down to Jaycar should have it sorted tomorrow.
This link was a big help.  http://thegreynomads.activeboard.com/t42448120/waeco-powersupply/?page=1&sort=oldestFirst (http://thegreynomads.activeboard.com/t42448120/waeco-powersupply/?page=1&sort=oldestFirst)


Last weekend was our annual boys weekend away at the Ballarat Swap Meet.  It's become a tradition over the last 15 years and with a quite few mates into hotrods and muscle cars it's a must.
A year or 2 ago I saw a neat setup up in the back of a troopy on a building site.  The bloke had taken an old cheapy 2hp direct drive air compressor, removed the 240v motor and pump and plumbed it up in the back with a twin pistion ABR compressor.
So when I spotted a little working 21L 2hp Super Cheap Auto compressor for $15 I couldn't resist.

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20130302_172246_zpsafeb26ab.jpg)


The Bushranger compressor is just sitting on it and I still need to wire up a 40amp relay through the pressure switch and connect some anderson plugs.  Takes just under 4 minutes to get to 100psi and no leaks thanks to some liquid thread sealer, never using teflon tape again!
$15 dollars for a 21 litre air tank, pressure switch, gauge, 1 way valve and a pile a jamac type fittings!

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20130302_172347_zps0dae4a9c.jpg)

Now just need to work out what to do with it?  Mount it under the camper or keep it portable?  Will be handy when we go on our trail bike weekends away.



So...  What did you do?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on March 02, 2013, 10:21:04 PM
Tinkered a bit more with the camper electrics. Did a general shed tidy up, washed, squeegeed and mopped the floor. Why I ever chose to paint my shed floor light grey is beyond me!!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/8y8utava.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on March 02, 2013, 10:25:40 PM
I filled mine with lots of boxes!  ;D two weeks to go and then I get my proper man cave back with a wood burner and tv lol

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tim - Stratford on March 02, 2013, 10:42:39 PM
This thread is a day late  ;D - I was in the cave yesterday. A mate came around so I could help him fit the Tigerz winch to his new bullbar on his 80 Series. A quick look through the contents of the box and it was off to the cave to fabricate a control box mount. Once that was done the winch was installed and wired and tested - all good.

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb50/Elmer_5mf/Cruiser%20Mods/80series_zpsb7acb75a.png)

Then back to the cave to make up a solar extension lead and mod a few other leads to be compatible for his setup (all with anderson plugs now).

We ran out of time but the next project may be to plasma cut an access area on the top deck of the bullbar to make it easier to activate the clutch lever.....

Today...just cleaned up a bit.....and cooked a leg of lamb on the Q  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: eman on March 03, 2013, 06:44:01 AM
Fabricated a new roof rack for the Pajero using a $20 welder off eBay. Wanted a low profile rack that could hold the oztent and not cost the earth. Used the Thule feet I had from the old bars along with some unistrut for the cross bars. Total weight is 19kg. Just need to slap some paint on it now.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Raym on March 03, 2013, 06:45:58 AM
Not related to camping stuff.

Making another one of these.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on March 03, 2013, 07:32:56 AM
l make toys , trucks ,tractors , trains from offcuts or what every you want really . Carving bomles is fun as long as you dont fillet you finger at the same tine . Creating nrw attachments or mods for toys  . Or just repairing the toys to keep things going  l was thinking of releaing a CD collection called " Busy noises from the shed ' . Pop the CD on & everybody thinks you hard at it  . A new sound  tracks for each day You can then spend you day sipping a coldie or 3 . Should be a " Top 10 ' AT LEAST  :cheers: Orders taken  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: baldheadedgit on March 03, 2013, 07:37:48 AM
Not related to camping stuff.

Making another one of these.
Styled on a Roebuck..??

BHG
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on March 03, 2013, 07:40:34 AM
Got home and grabbed a beer after being away for a month with work without having a beer!!!!

I'll find something to do in there today!!

Cheers

Strvy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on March 03, 2013, 07:41:21 AM
............l was thinking of releaing a CD collection called " Busy noises from the shed ' . Pop the CD on & everybody thinks you hard at it..........

..........for authenticity, add a loud expletive every now and then........... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on March 03, 2013, 07:46:20 AM
..........for authenticity, add a loud expletive every now and then........... ;D ;D
Please PM me with the Most Used Word for you personal collection   . l dont understand what you on about  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mandrake on March 03, 2013, 08:05:07 AM
Yesterday I put spacers on the hub caps on the new wheels on the CT .. Stood back and admired a job well-done -- It is important to admire ones cave work !!
(http://www.mandrakessolar.com.au/Myswag Photos/IMG_0476.JPG)
Then I just tinkered with some solar charging stuff and got a 120 Watt kit tested and packed for shipping out tomorrow...
It got to 38 in the cave so I had a beer and admired the hub caps again !!
Fitted a single ball catch to the cave / house door so hands are not required to go from cave to house - just PUSH !! No more dirty finger marks on her door !! :cup:
Mandrake
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: no address on March 03, 2013, 08:21:10 AM
As my site name suggests, I'm not home much, can't use the shed anyway, it's 3 parts full of timber slabs and boards (left overs from my mobile milling days) and the other part is junk. To work on anything in the shed I have to clean a 2mtr square area by putting the junk outside. That's about to change as I'm going to get dumping most of it. Watching those shows about hoarders has inspired me to get rid of it. I'm one of those people who think " I better keep that I may have a use for that one day" but never do until after I chuck it out ;D.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marschy on March 03, 2013, 08:27:05 AM
Swapped over the cheap Chinese water pump for a more expensive Chinese water pump (Seaflo). Will be wiring it up today after plumbing it in yesterday. I've got two cistern taps to try out. One is garden variety washer type tap, the other is a quarter turn tap, but not bull cock. It requires a certain pressure before it allows water through, so not sure it will be suitable for the pressure pump. Today I will know.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Raym on March 03, 2013, 08:33:54 AM
Styled on a Roebuck..??

BHG

I use the Anothony Dew laminated Little Rocky plan.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Big Tread on March 03, 2013, 08:43:15 AM
Didn't work in the shed, rather trying to work on it. Here's my work in progress.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/8a9yrery.jpg)




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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: no address on March 03, 2013, 08:45:25 AM
Very good work Raym, I've got a woodworking mag some were that has this bloke who makes rocking horses out of blocks of wood, was going to have a go at it myself using his idea than rough shape it with an abortech then final sand and finish. Mick
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on March 03, 2013, 08:47:38 AM
I drank a six pack of cider and a bottle of vodka in the shed last night
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on March 03, 2013, 09:31:44 AM
Very good work Raym, I've got a woodworking mag some were that has this bloke who makes rocking horses out of blocks of wood, was going to have a go at it myself using his idea than rough shape it with an abortech then final sand and finish. Mick
Mate watch out for the Abortech  :-[ l ran it down my finger ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,did a job on it . Should grow the skin back ,,,,,eventully  :cheers:
Always wanted to have a crack at a rocking horse , those look really great  :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MDSimpson on March 03, 2013, 09:36:35 AM
I have a few projects sitting on the bench waiting to go into the car or the camper, but the rain has not stopped......
Did make some timber items for my wifes classroom, bought a $5 oil drip tray from SuperCheap, mounted it to a piece of 3mm ply, she will use that as a magnetic maths board for the kind in kindergarten. I am also almost finished a four door panel, helps the little ones with fine motor skills, unlocking padlocks, undoing latches and discovering words on the board behind...
Its the colours she more than anything, bright reds, blues, yellows and green...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on March 03, 2013, 09:44:51 AM
Nothing as flash as the rest of ya's
Knocked up a temporary bracket to hold the 2x cig & Usb outlet.

 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jk on March 03, 2013, 11:06:47 AM
Great idea for a thread  :cup: , because of all the rain it's impossable to do anything outside so I too have been in the cave tidying up a few lose ends.

Firstly...........Refill the beer fridge  :cheers:.

Second.........Change the power lead for the compressor and fit an Anderson plug so we can plug straight into the camper or 4x4.

Third............Change the air outlet fitting on the Bushranger compressor To a Nitto fitting to suit all our other air fittings in the cruiser, and then modded their hose to our normal Nitto fittings.........Their "special" fittng didn't mate up with any of our other air line fittings.

Forth............Clean, sand, prime and paint our spare tow hooks that came off the old 62 cruiser, our son will no doubt want them when he saves up some coin to buy a Hilux  ;D

Five..............Made up a spares bottle with a spare fuel pump, 2 x fuel filters and an oil filter for the 100 series to be thrown in the back on the "big" trips.

I wasn't alone throughout all this, I was helped be my little girl "Seisia", she appatently owns the shed these days and likes to keep an eye on anything that happens in "her'' shed  ;D

Cheers
John K
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jk on March 03, 2013, 11:19:53 AM
You can't move in the shed without a little helper  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on March 03, 2013, 11:33:42 AM
jk, jk, jk.........

A fridge full of Corona in one pic  :o, ::) then a pic of Seisia  :cup: :cup:.

I'm conflicted............dunno whether to slap you, or hug you......... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: macca on March 03, 2013, 12:17:24 PM
Good to see your've got your work boots on too JK :cheers: :cheers: look like the same brand as mine :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on March 03, 2013, 12:35:28 PM
Today was the tugs turn for a bit of long needed lovin.... A much needed detail. What started as a quick wash and vac ended up taking about 4hrs and I do this sh!t for a living. A full interior detail including shampoo of seats, under bonnet clean, wash, windows and a quicky polish. Now she's off to the docs for some overdue maintenance. For nearly 14yrs old she scrubs up ok.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/ebu4abu6.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jk on March 03, 2013, 01:12:09 PM
Safety first  ;) 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on March 03, 2013, 02:59:59 PM
What's safest??........
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on March 03, 2013, 03:04:15 PM
Firstly...........Refill the beer fridge  :cheers:.
I did that yesterday morning, then emptied it, 
One can at a time  ;D
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Snow on March 03, 2013, 03:34:03 PM
Today was the tugs turn for a bit of long needed lovin.... A much needed detail. What started as a quick wash and vac ended up taking about 4hrs and I do this sh!t for a living. A full interior detail including shampoo of seats, under bonnet clean, wash, windows and a quicky polish. Now she's off to the docs for some overdue maintenance. For nearly 14yrs old she scrubs up ok.
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/ebu4abu6.jpg[/url])

Shames me into givin' my Rodeo buggy some of the same lovin', if only the weather would let up. :-[
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on March 03, 2013, 03:36:13 PM
Fitted a DO35 v2 hitch, adjusted all 4 brakes, and greased the suspension on the camper.
Changed the oil and rotated the wheels on the Patrol.

Now relaxing with a can or several........it's an absolutely magnificent day here in sunny Melbourne........
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mandrake on March 03, 2013, 03:43:12 PM
Yep - my batteries are at 100% !! fridge is damned cold -- couldn't be better at home ...  :cup: :cup: Mandrake
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jk on March 03, 2013, 03:43:55 PM
Nice to hear the sun is shinning somewhere  8) , because we haven't see it for a while now  :( .  And thanks for reminding me ........I haven't greased the suspension on the camper for ages, best I get onto that asap,  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on March 03, 2013, 03:52:06 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/uzybery3.jpg)
Another cold and miserable day at home ;)
Sorry jk, just had to rub it in :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Snow on March 03, 2013, 03:59:35 PM
Great to see there are still some dry spots around. Nice digs Marcus. :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MDSimpson on March 03, 2013, 08:08:35 PM
Well, here is some of what I achieved in the man cave today, even cooked a roast on Weber while I was at it.
The first two are for my wife, the school teacher and her Kindy kids.
Next is the cig socket mounting panel for the camper, and the back, all nice and neat (so I think anyway) it needs to run across the inside of a cupboard to be terminated on the elec panel.

Last was a new purchase from Supercheap, on sale from $89 down to $59 has 17Ah of betteries inside and can charge in the car.. See other post about charging 7Ah batteries (which I got too).

Life's good.. Off to Mudgee next weekend..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MDSimpson on March 03, 2013, 08:11:03 PM
I also made up some lights using SMD5050 LED strips, inside some aluminium channel (1.5m long) and velcro strips to attach to annex poles and also two smaller ones (500mm long) to go into the front boot and side boot of the Jayco.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Garry H on March 03, 2013, 09:41:35 PM
no time for the shed this weekend,
just spent 4 days at the Clipsal 500...........
great weather
its going to be interesting championship this season
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on March 03, 2013, 09:45:25 PM

its going to be interesting championship this season

Finally a season to look forward to. It's been getting a tad boring until now. Bring it on!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gacoxd on March 03, 2013, 10:33:42 PM
I'm making a  "no welding required" paint pole telescopic work / reverse light that I saw on the patrol forum. It's been a pretty cool project so far and I've been using Symon's Electrical 101 tips and I've had to teach myself to tap a bolt hole.

http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/diy-modifications-accessories-40/no-welding-required-paint-pole-telescopic-work-reverse-light-77164/ (http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/diy-modifications-accessories-40/no-welding-required-paint-pole-telescopic-work-reverse-light-77164/)

Only halfway through but it has been fun.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on March 03, 2013, 10:36:41 PM
I replaced a few belts on the Patrol with help from my daughter! (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/avemyqa3.jpg)


It's pretty wet in Brisbane at the moment so once we were done I took the cars out so she had somewhere to ride her bike out of the rain. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/hapa5egu.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Fozzle on March 03, 2013, 11:05:56 PM
^^^ Clearly not a shed. To clean :P
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on March 03, 2013, 11:17:21 PM
^^^ Clearly not a shed. To clean :P

Bigger than my house!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: mcm72 on March 03, 2013, 11:18:11 PM
Also no time in shed for me.  4 days at clipsal 500. Yes it will be VERY interesting this year.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: 99disco on March 04, 2013, 01:03:09 AM
Fitted a chipit chip to the patrol in my shed today. Loving it so far.



Shane
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: firecracker on March 04, 2013, 04:01:01 AM
(http://www.disco3.co.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/18273/normal_Picture_005.jpg)

That reminds me I must go in my shed and clean it up after seeing Campas spic n span cave !!! so no inside shots yet. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Coolblue80 on March 04, 2013, 05:08:49 PM
Dragged out my old nitro r/c buggy that has been sitting for 4 years & attempted to get it going.
New air filter, batteries & a clean & bugger me, it went. This was on 4 year old nitro as well. The boy is well chuffed. He loves it.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Taz64 on March 04, 2013, 05:23:51 PM
Campa, that is one clean shed
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: hoytshooter on March 04, 2013, 08:28:54 PM
decided friday arvo to build a winch bar for the pajero as i had been given a winch ... So 28 bucks later and a broken schooner glass end up with this
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i456/hoyt1/IMG_0665_zps8e9778d3.jpg)
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i456/hoyt1/IMG_0663_zps7b34ed9d.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jclures on March 04, 2013, 08:50:31 PM
I don't think I will show what I did in my shed / man cave after seeing some of your sheds. My shed is what I call lived in, and every thing is where it belongs, on the floor. :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Turbojohn on March 04, 2013, 08:57:57 PM
I don't think I will show what I did in my shed / man cave after seeing some of your sheds. My shed is what I call lived in, and every thing is where it belongs, on the floor. :cup: :cheers:


X2
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: edz on March 04, 2013, 09:12:56 PM
luckely I dont have a shed ATM, Just a twin garage that seems to be able to hide any thing thats wanted or needed, can turn the place inside out a dozen times looking for something and never find it ...  A week later after a replacement has been bought  " Bingo there it is " .
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on March 05, 2013, 05:59:47 AM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/hapa5egu.jpg[/url])

That's not a shed, that's a hospital ward  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gibbo301 on March 05, 2013, 10:41:38 AM

Has the Honda been naughty  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on March 05, 2013, 12:25:59 PM
^^^ Clearly not a shed. To clean :P

Bigger than my house!

Campa, that is one clean shed

That's not a shed, that's a hospital ward  ;D


Thanks guys. Its amazing what a coat of paint can do to a dirty old garage.


Has the Honda been naughty  ;D


Nah gibbo the Honda has had its nose out of joint ever since the solar arrived. He just sits in the corner and sulks now :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:



Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: firecracker on March 07, 2013, 05:55:36 AM
Don't think Hospitals can afford those very expencive Snap-on tool chests ??? mine is 45 years old and has been broken into once,  :'( so the locking points are not to clever.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on March 07, 2013, 06:25:32 AM
Clean shed ,,,,,,,,,,,  to much time or just plain SICK . Thanks for reminding about the floor in my shed , Out of Sight Out of Mind  >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: camlisa on March 07, 2013, 07:30:15 AM
Mmm, wish I had a man cave. Might have to discuss my priorities with wife.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MIC78C on March 07, 2013, 08:32:13 AM
Campa's garage has inspired me..
I am going to look at more pics of sheds/garages that are much better than mine  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on March 07, 2013, 09:24:07 AM
Campa's garage has inspired me..
I am going to look at more pics of sheds/garages that are much better than mine  ;D



Like this one? ;D

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=3t_1f0SXBsI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3t_1f0SXBsI&gl=GB (http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=3t_1f0SXBsI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3t_1f0SXBsI&gl=GB)

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on March 07, 2013, 12:03:08 PM
Like this one? ;D
"
[url]http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=3t_1f0SXBsI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3t_1f0SXBsI&gl=GB[/url] ([url]http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=3t_1f0SXBsI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3t_1f0SXBsI&gl=GB[/url])



5 million dollar garage,  but he drives a Jeep?


And what's with the tool chests, if none of the bikes have ever been started.?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on March 07, 2013, 12:32:56 PM
Lol yeah, i was surprised about that also.
On the upside i dont have his power bill!!"

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: duggie on March 11, 2013, 08:15:46 AM
Not much, I lifted out a Tb42 petrol engine from my GQ Patrol and fitted a TD42 turbo engine back in. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on March 11, 2013, 08:18:27 AM
Fired up the ss Torana and gave the tires a warm up  ;D

Swannie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on March 11, 2013, 09:08:38 AM
 
Fired up the ss Torana and gave the tires a warm up  ;D

Swannie
:worthles:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on March 11, 2013, 09:12:39 AM
decided friday arvo to build a winch bar for the pajero as i had been given a winch ... So 28 bucks later and a broken schooner glass end up with this
([url]http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i456/hoyt1/IMG_0665_zps8e9778d3.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i456/hoyt1/IMG_0663_zps7b34ed9d.jpg[/url])
great job mate  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mace on March 11, 2013, 10:24:41 AM
Fired up the ss Torana and gave the tires a warm up  ;D


Hope you checked that they were under 6 years old and safe to use!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on March 11, 2013, 10:29:47 AM
Hope you checked that they were under 6 years old and safe to use!

 :cheers:

Doesn't matter Al....the backs went bang  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Spada on March 12, 2013, 06:31:33 PM
Had a look behind the electrical panel in the camper. I think the previous owner may have already been poking around in there.

YUK............................

(http://i46.tinypic.com/3539xg5.jpg)

Anyhow, a few hours with the wire cutters seems to have done the trick.  Whats even better is everything still worked afterwards.

(http://i48.tinypic.com/z8z7p.jpg)

Happy with that :D Now, what else can I pull apart ?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bunyip on March 12, 2013, 06:42:41 PM
Nice work Spada
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on March 15, 2013, 08:12:02 PM
Cut my new rainwater down pipe.

Put it up and it was short one end. Turned it around it was still short.

Throw that piece away and go buy another length.

Don't ask me what happened there.

Cut some final pieces of my decking trim, just to finish it off. All 4 lengths were short, didnt add on the thickness of the other pieces.

Lost my only Phillips screwdriver, lost my new makita adapter, lost my only 8mm masonry drill bit, lost my only square drive bit,  spent hours looking for them.  Was at the bottom of the last place I looked. Only used them all earlier in the day......

Broke my favourite coffee mug while searching tor it all.


Somedays you should just stay in bed and
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on March 16, 2013, 09:18:21 AM
drank a few ciders 1 1/2 bottles of red and had a late night snack of bbq lamb chops
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 16, 2013, 10:10:19 AM
Just finished polishing the ol girls Jeep.... looks good too.

Gunna zot down the marina for a couple of hours and then back to the shed to give the chopper a fire up.

And of course, once its running, ya gotta go for a blat.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/SL374301.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Spada on March 16, 2013, 10:14:46 AM

Was at the bottom of the last place I looked.


People say "it was in the last place I looked"

Of course it was, why would you keep looking after tou have found it.......................
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mandrake on March 16, 2013, 12:31:47 PM
Removed fridge , solar gear , drawers etc from Jeep getting ready for trade in day ... Bring on the D-Max...Mandrake

I have some locking drawer slides and normal drawer slides for anyone that needs wants them - obviously they are used

but still working OK..

Mandrake
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: baldheadedgit on March 16, 2013, 01:25:11 PM
Removed fridge , solar gear , drawers etc from Jeep getting ready for trade in day ... Bring on the D-Max...Mandrake

I have some locking drawer slides and normal drawer slides for anyone that needs wants them - obviously they are used

but still working OK..

Mandrake
Where are they made.? ;D ;D ;D PMSL. ok ok back in me box ..i know :'(

BHG
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on March 16, 2013, 02:20:27 PM
Whipped up an 8mx2m shade cloth screen

(http://blkmav.com/stuff/screenf.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Big Tread on March 16, 2013, 02:24:14 PM
Whipped up an 8mx2m shade cloth screen


Looks nice and neat.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gordo350 on March 16, 2013, 02:26:58 PM
Whipped up an 8mx2m shade cloth screen

([url]http://blkmav.com/stuff/screenf.jpg[/url])
Looks good. I think you may have had professional advice
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on March 16, 2013, 02:32:34 PM
Looks good. I think you may have had professional advice

Thanks, mighty helpful Mitre10 :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on March 16, 2013, 03:59:47 PM
Thanks, mighty helpful Mitre10 :)
Have you been watching the block?  ;D

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: chappo555 on March 16, 2013, 05:33:54 PM
Well did some wiring for my tray tool
Box with 2nd batt, charger, compressor and various Anderson plugs etc. then loaded some ammo.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Taz64 on March 17, 2013, 07:18:29 AM
Made a waterproof light bar for the cross bar on the CT annex.  Thanks to a mate of mine who gets the components at the right price (he uses hundreds of them each week) I now have a 2 metre LED light bar in powder coated channel with 12v and 240v options and completed for uner $25.00.

Tried it last night and it illuminated entire under house area.  Going to make another 2 metre bar for front room, then 1 x 1 metre to use on side of CT and 2 x 1/2 metre bars for bed area.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on March 17, 2013, 08:00:01 AM
easy day in the shed only had three beers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on March 17, 2013, 08:14:43 AM
Got the new polyfuse for the inlaws Waeco fridge as per the OP.
Tested it all before putting it back together, including the AC which converts it to 24v and noticed the voltage was fluctuating a bit.  Would climb up too 28v?  Anyhoo carefully put it all back together and bent the fridge pipes back to location (don't think they would survive to much pulling apart) and ran it on full turbo on 12v for 8 hours with no dramas.  Flicked it to 240v and no action ???  Makes the same weird humming sound as it did before?  Solution!  Stuck a piece of duct tape over the AC plug and wrote 12v only!  Hey I'm no 240v expert and the fridge is only used in the back of their 4by.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: McReidy on March 17, 2013, 01:30:47 PM
I am so incredibly jealous of this thread. If only I still had a Man Cave. With a 3.5yo, another one on the way and a wife obsessed with scrapbooking I lost my Man Cave many moons ago!! My drumkit is relegated to the lounge room where I can never play it, and my tiny shed is full of stuff..

Oh, the days of having my own Man Cave - thinking about putting up another shed & lining it for just that purpose!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grafy82 on March 17, 2013, 01:52:00 PM
Back to only one trailer in the shed today (unfortunately it's the unfinished camper). I picked up this single cab Triton tray for nothing on a local buy, swap, sell site. I bought about $200 worth of gal steel and made a new chassis and stole the axle,  hubs,  springs and hitch off my old dead 8x5. Had 2 tins of hammertone green that I bought for $5 and gave it a spray out under the mango tree. Pretty good price I reckon for a good size trailer that should last me ages now.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: BlueTME on March 17, 2013, 03:42:03 PM
I jacked up my EVO 6 Tommi Makinen and removed the tow points, race pads and semi slicks, removed the race seat and 6 point harness and put the stock seat back in, put the carpets and mats back in and installed the spare tyre and jack as well as all the boot linings. I was going to wash and polish but I wouldn't of been back from my drive in time to watch the start of the F1. It was nice to finally get in the shed and do some fiddling with stuff I wanted to play with.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Turbojohn on March 17, 2013, 08:58:08 PM
Fiddled around with intercooler piping on the tug, made new no brakey engine mount, new front crank seal and other assorted shenanigans:)

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on March 19, 2013, 06:02:51 PM
a few vodkas and another bottle of red
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on March 19, 2013, 08:12:33 PM
Removed the kitchen from the camper and cleaned up the tray it sits in. Gave it a coat of paint or 2.
Hopefully I will have the new kitchen carcus built tomorrow and then I get to put it all back together.
It will all depend what time the sheet of material lands at the local fabricator ( I can't weld aluminum).
 Photos are on the way.
Regards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on March 19, 2013, 08:52:20 PM
I deferred the front pathway landscaping, and front fence yard access gate adjustment job along with the fix trampoline and whipper snipper jobs which are way overdue to make a start on the Custom drop down fridge slide for the Troopy to hold the 100 litre trailblazer.
I was hoping to have it done for this weekend but seen as my favorite lathe man is off for a weeks rest, my twin wire drum shaft machining will have to wait.
When done, I'll make this a seperate post somewhere.
I'd hate to get yelled at with a "this thread is worthless with out pics!" sign.
Cheers
Dave
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Snapman007 on March 19, 2013, 08:58:03 PM
Gave my bike a tub.
(http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m501/snapman007/faeed35d51e82884383b7bbf5e7daf51.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GanG on March 19, 2013, 09:27:43 PM
Quote from: chappo555
Well did some wiring for my tray tool
Box with 2nd batt, charger, compressor and various Anderson plugs etc. then loaded some ammo.
hmmmmmmm wondering if I might know you from another forum by any chance mate :) ?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Turbojohn on March 24, 2013, 06:31:41 PM
Made an ozpig style fireplace time to take it home and see if it works! Fingers crossed!

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on March 24, 2013, 06:58:36 PM
installed my new Projector battery charger into the KK today after the original failed and was replaced under warranty. wasn't much fun inside the camper out in the full sun with how hot and muggy it was here in Brisbane today, sweated out all the alcohol from the engagement party i went to lastnight that's for sure  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: brickiematt on March 24, 2013, 09:03:46 PM
Did the Ozhitch conversion on my treg hitch. Took longer than I thought it would, but more time in the garage can't be bad right ;D

Also did a small but important mod to the Pajero. It was a bit fiddly, but I took my time as i had to be extremely precise. Measurements had to be to the mm, levels had to be spot on and I had to make sure it was a dust free environment. Turned out OK I think...............

(http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee511/brickiematt/Pajero/20130324_174003.jpg)


 ;D ;D ;D
Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gregw56 on March 24, 2013, 11:01:25 PM
[(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb407/gregw56/P7270010.jpg)img][/img]

lit a fire in old mates forge heated up some steel and belted hell out of it with a 90 year old steam hammer. then went to the international blacksmiths festival down  on the river in footscray.some very talented people and great workmanship there.i can only hope that one day if i put in enough time i could turn out something worth while.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: firecracker on March 25, 2013, 06:01:46 AM
Made an ozpig style fireplace time to take it home and see if it works! Fingers crossed!

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Turbojohn, now that is a go faster turbo'd ozpig if ever I saw one. 8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MDSimpson on March 25, 2013, 07:51:17 AM
Friday and Saturday was a 2" Tough Dog lift with Polyairs installed to the Prado, not IN the shed, as I would not have gotten it back out again.
Yesterday was wiring on the camper, in preparation for Easter. Stoopid Jayco wiring. Who would have thought, the fuses on the Setec do nothing, well maybe not 'nothing' but there is no fuse for the 12v on the fridge..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Turbojohn on March 26, 2013, 05:09:08 AM
Turbojohn, now that is a go faster turbo'd ozpig if ever I saw one. 8)

Fired it up to burn the paint off. It seems to work ok, sorry I didn't get a better photo
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on March 26, 2013, 07:04:24 AM
shifted a few things around to make room to mount the floor to ceiling pole in the middle of the shed
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on March 26, 2013, 07:24:33 AM
shifted a few things around to make room to mount the floor to ceiling pole in the middle of the shed

Have you  shed dedicated to strippers? >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on March 26, 2013, 07:38:30 AM
Have you  shed dedicated to strippers? >:D
thats the next plan
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jclures on March 26, 2013, 07:45:08 AM
 :worthles:
thats the next plan
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MDSimpson on March 26, 2013, 07:54:06 AM
^^^ Build it and they will come ^^^


:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on March 26, 2013, 06:37:57 PM
Update on my kitchen. It is done.
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/crispimage/Our%20Outback%20Camper/_MG_1116.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/crispimage/Our%20Outback%20Camper/_MG_1115.jpg)(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/crispimage/Our%20Outback%20Camper/_MG_1109.jpg)

Enjoy.
Regards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jimc1 on March 26, 2013, 06:44:44 PM
I traced a wiring fault down through a maze of cable and relays...only to find the fault lay with the easiest to get to..and obviously the LAST bloody component I checked!


1 replacement 200amp relay later..and all good. power restored!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mandrake on March 26, 2013, 06:49:46 PM
Ran the cable from back of tub to an Anderson plug at the rear of D-Max .
Put the 100W Solar Panel on the canopy and wired it up ...
Cutout the board to hold the controller and Andersons - spray painted it ...
Drank a beer and inspected my good works !!
(http://www.mandrakessolar.com.au/Myswag Photos/IMG_0492.JPG)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MDSimpson on March 26, 2013, 07:28:07 PM
I installed a run of 8B&S on my mates van to run his fridge while driving.
When I got home, I installed a dual external outlet on my Flamingo, (used the old fridge wiring).
Re ran a new set of cables for the fridge to run on DC while driving, back to the house battery (8B&S) and fused at the battery.
Also ran another run of 8B&S from battery to the 'electrical' cupboard, and installed my fused block and other bits.

Next are the speakers and water pump, and then that is it.. For now..

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww240/181Simmo/IMG_0678.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on April 20, 2013, 09:18:03 AM
Yesterday I built an awning for the Cruiser.
Don't have the coin to buy a bagged one, this folds up nicely into a green shopping bags that fits between the rear seats and the cargo barrier with the poles. Some of the gear I already had. So with a couple of cans off I went to the shed.
I had to purchase,
Poly Tarp, 3.0M X 2.4M Heavy Duty Silver/Black backing. $21.99
3 X S/Steel 3/8x4" bolts with Nylon Lock Nuts, 6 X S/S washers $9.45
4 X Gal 8mm x 40mm bolts + nut & washer $4.80
2 X 25mm Plastic end caps. $1.80
Total = $38.04

Stuff I already had.
4 X R Clips.
4 x Gal Chain 70mm long( Used to keep the R Clip from being lost)
1 X Gal Box 25x25mm 3.1 Meters.
2 X Tent Poles.
2 X Guy Ropes
2 X 200mm Pegs
Sat the 25x25mm box 3.1 meters long on the top side of the Stainless Steel roof bars,
Worked out where it would sit best so as not to have the tail gate hit it or over hang the front to far. Place a piece of 5mm conveyor matting between the Gal box and the S/Steel roof bar. Pre drilled all holes and gave a coat of Cold Gal, end caps popped on.
The tarp is held in place with a bolt through the box steel at every D eyelit, washer and R clip. The R clip is chained to the bar( so we can't loose it)
The 25x25mm bar is bolted to the roof bars with 3/8 S/Steel bolts with nylon lock nuts. There is a piece of conveyor belt between the gal and S/Steel bars to stop rusting.
So for under 40 bucks I have a cover to sit under on the hot days and a cover so I don't get wet when watching the young bloke play Soccer on wet days.
 ;D


Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mandrake on April 20, 2013, 09:26:02 AM
Very neat Mr H .. Been thinking along similar lines for me but I don't think I have enough use for one YET !! Mandrake
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on April 20, 2013, 09:39:17 AM
Thanks Mate,
I've been wondering how to make one for awhile now.
It takes about the same time as a bagged awning is to erect.
The wet weather we have had of late it will come in handy watching the kids play sport.
Only thing that bugs me, is the front chain for R clip rattles at idle, nothing a piece of electrical tape wont fix  LOL   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mandrake on April 20, 2013, 09:45:10 AM
What about some heat-shrink ? M
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on April 20, 2013, 10:01:40 AM
Finally got around to making my sons second B'day present.
He is Thomas the tank engine MAD!! lol
So we thought we would make a bed for him.

We bought a bare frame then used that as a base to change.
We covered it in 10mm foam then stitched up the vinyl and fitted that over the top to give it a soft cushion as he is a little nuts and has no fear lol

For the head board it was the same principle except we used a Pillow case with a good graphic on it. We then cut it to fit and stapled it over foam to another piece of 12mm ply.
The ply was then screwed thru the back of the head board.

The side anti fall out of bed rails are the same again but screwed into the side with captive nuts and bolts so that they are removable.

(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t411/evolution1985/IMG_20130419_220041_517_zpsa1c721ce.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/evolution1985/media/IMG_20130419_220041_517_zpsa1c721ce.jpg.html)

My little man sure does love his new present
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t411/evolution1985/IMG_20130419_220842_432_zpsc94e5843.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/evolution1985/media/IMG_20130419_220842_432_zpsc94e5843.jpg.html)

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on April 20, 2013, 10:15:30 AM
What about some heat-shrink ? M

That could work.
Cheers for the heads up.
Here is a picture of the awning folded up.
It is a true bag Awning  ;D
(http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/Hairfysh/BagAwning_zps97a0c865.jpg)

BTW
Awesome job Evo (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/thumbs%20up.gif)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on April 20, 2013, 10:18:08 AM
Cheers Hairs,
That really is a bag awning isn't it.

It looks like it works well  ;D

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on April 20, 2013, 10:38:43 AM
Finally got around to making my sons second B'day present.
He is Thomas the tank engine MAD!! lol
So we thought we would make a bed for him.

Nice work, I have to make a similar project but Buzz and Woody :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on April 20, 2013, 11:46:45 AM
Finally got around to making my sons second B'day present.
He is Thomas the tank engine MAD!! lol
So we thought we would make a bed for him.

Cheers
Evo

Looks good Evo, bloody nice work.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on April 20, 2013, 01:10:14 PM
Cheers guys. The best bit is now its a hassle to keep him out of bed.
He is always in there playing now.

The next project will be to make the pull out trundle for his thomas trains. Once he is used to being in a bed ill get cracking on that one.

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on April 20, 2013, 01:46:20 PM
Hairs. Might just be me, but the recycle bag might restrict some vision when looking for traffic from the left?

Evo, top job on the bed.! ( can see just how much Thomas gear there is in the bedroom!)

No man cave for me this weekend, doctors orders!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on April 20, 2013, 02:11:37 PM
Finish off the spot spray trailer for behind the Kobota/Ride on   100L tank 12v pump  Very handy  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nomad on April 20, 2013, 04:06:55 PM
Yesterday I built an awning for the Cruiser.
Don't have the coin to buy a bagged one, this folds up nicely into a green shopping bags that fits between the rear seats and the cargo barrier with the poles. Some of the gear I already had. So with a couple of cans off I went to the shed.
I had to purchase,
Poly Tarp, 3.0M X 2.4M Heavy Duty Silver/Black backing. $21.99
3 X S/Steel 3/8x4" bolts with Nylon Lock Nuts, 6 X S/S washers $9.45
4 X Gal 8mm x 40mm bolts + nut & washer $4.80
2 X 25mm Plastic end caps. $1.80
Total = $38.04

Stuff I already had.
4 X R Clips.
4 x Gal Chain 70mm long( Used to keep the R Clip from being lost)
1 X Gal Box 25x25mm 3.1 Meters.
2 X Tent Poles.
2 X Guy Ropes
2 X 200mm Pegs
Sat the 25x25mm box 3.1 meters long on the top side of the Stainless Steel roof bars,
Worked out where it would sit best so as not to have the tail gate hit it or over hang the front to far. Place a piece of 5mm conveyor matting between the Gal box and the S/Steel roof bar. Pre drilled all holes and gave a coat of Cold Gal, end caps popped on.
The tarp is held in place with a bolt through the box steel at every D eyelit, washer and R clip. The R clip is chained to the bar( so we can't loose it)
The 25x25mm bar is bolted to the roof bars with 3/8 S/Steel bolts with nylon lock nuts. There is a piece of conveyor belt between the gal and S/Steel bars to stop rusting.
So for under 40 bucks I have a cover to sit under on the hot days and a cover so I don't get wet when watching the young bloke play Soccer on wet days.
 ;D

Awesome Hairs,

I had a similar idea a few years ago.
I used 3 tent poles, one for the support on the roof racks and two for the awning / tarp support.

I screwed an full round hook into either end of one of the poles and secured the tarp with some of those tonneau hooks..................and just used a couple of ratchet straps to hold it to the roofrack. It work quite well and you could put it up and pull it down in about 5 minutes.

Its still in the garage somewhere rolled up I must dig it out some time.

Cheers Nomad.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: KingBilly on April 20, 2013, 04:13:33 PM
Cut off the two jerry can holders, sanded and painted the front of the trailer.  Removed the three batteries from the front toolbox and filled a few unwanted holes.  Added five S/S tie down points to the front of the CT.  Tomorrow I figure out how to mount the three batteries in the new battery box.

KB
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Taz64 on April 20, 2013, 04:30:52 PM
Fitted a Vance and Hinze Fuel Pack to my motorcycle.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on April 20, 2013, 04:35:41 PM
Hairs. Might just be me, but the recycle bag might restrict some vision when looking for traffic from the left?
No man cave for me this weekend, doctors orders!

Cheers for the heads ups, I'll hang it off the back, shouldn't have any worries then, (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/winking-thumbs-up.gif)
That suxs about No Man Cave this weekend.  :'(
Maybe next weekend  ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gazq on April 20, 2013, 05:35:06 PM
Behold! 20 meters of retractable air hose now available in my shed.    8)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb271/fj40gary/733927_10151598149339772_259901242_n.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/fj40gary/media/733927_10151598149339772_259901242_n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on April 20, 2013, 05:37:47 PM
After 10yrs of ownership I figured it was time to set up the Staun's. Now to actually put them to use
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Post by: kylarama on April 20, 2013, 06:35:14 PM
Finished off the roof racks for the jayco.

50x25x3mm Aluminium RHS (off cuts from work)
Gal angle and pipe for the brackets (scraps from the man cave)
White satin powder coat (tacked it onto a work order)
Nyloc nuts and washers (man cave stock)
Black end caps (man cave stock)
Gal roofing screws (man cave stock)
75mm M8 Gal bolts - $13

Total cost... $13 ;D

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20130420_164607_zps5354a138.jpg) (http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/20130420_164607_zps5354a138.jpg.html)

When I get a chance I'll change the bolts to 65mm stainless and get some white end caps.

Now to roof mount 2X 80w solar panels on quick release slides and work out what to use the roof racks for...
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Post by: toeball on April 20, 2013, 07:14:42 PM
I had a clean up which was prompted by a search for a dead rat  >:(
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Post by: muzza01 on April 20, 2013, 07:58:37 PM
I had a clean up which was prompted by a search for a dead rat  >:(

That is ironic; I cleaned up and found a dead rat.  All the bench tops were full of tools that had to be put away.  Big job but looks good.
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/muzza01/Shed/DSCN0830.jpg)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/muzza01/Shed/DSCN0829.jpg)
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Post by: ehsc on April 20, 2013, 09:11:42 PM
Last weekend sorted out my fridge slide and some solar panel storage in the back of the patrol

 :cheers: ehsc
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Post by: Taz64 on April 21, 2013, 07:43:37 AM
Nice work space Muzza.  I miss my old 20 x 40 workshop shed.  Now in suburban yard and no space.
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Post by: MDSimpson on April 22, 2013, 08:12:42 AM
No work in the shed, but got two bedrooms painted in the house. Apparently, 10 years between coats is too long.
Change of colour too, looks clean.
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Post by: Hairs on April 22, 2013, 08:45:45 AM
Nice work space Muzza.  I miss my old 20 x 40 workshop shed.  Now in suburban yard and no space.
I rebuilt an XW Fairmont 351 on the grass and under a tarp in a caravan park,  I had a 3x3 garden shed to strip the motor & gear down and rebuild them in.
Were there is a will, there is a way. Forgot how many times I pulled the diff in & out on the grass.
Then I woke up and hired a storage shed 6x3m, I was in heaven  ;D
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Post by: MrCruza on April 22, 2013, 10:01:25 AM
Finally got around to making up my heat bead cooker for the camp oven
Then tried it out with a roast last night. YUMMIE!

I still have the other half of the 9kg bottle if anyone wants it.
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Post by: muzza01 on April 22, 2013, 10:11:38 AM
That is a clever idea; i haven't seen one of those before. good work.
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Post by: MIC78C on April 22, 2013, 10:33:31 AM
Finally got around to making up my heat bead cooker for the camp oven
Then tried it out with a roast last night. YUMMIE!


How many heat beads did you use to cook your roast? Do you reckon the mesh will last very long?
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Post by: MDSimpson on April 22, 2013, 11:07:30 AM
Finally got around to making up my heat bead cooker for the camp oven
Then tried it out with a roast last night. YUMMIE!

I still have the other half of the 9kg bottle if anyone wants it.

Could this be used in places that do not allow fires?? Obviously  not in total fire bans...
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Post by: MrCruza on April 22, 2013, 11:39:56 AM
Mick, a roast uses 28 heat beads, (14 on bottom, 14 on top gives 200c) as per this app  Dutch Oven Gourmet (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=dutch+oven+gourmet&c=apps). Mesh I had lying around. Plenty more where that came from, but it should last a few years at the rate we use it.

MDSimpson, I'll let others get into the legalities but to me it's no different to using a normal gas cooker. The only actual flame involved is to get the heat beads going.
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Post by: D4D on April 22, 2013, 12:50:30 PM
Finally got around to making up my heat bead cooker for the camp oven
Then tried it out with a roast last night. YUMMIE!

Hmm I like this, can you post a 'how-to' for making and cooking?
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Post by: Hairs on April 22, 2013, 01:00:09 PM
Finally got around to making up my heat bead cooker for the camp oven

Well Done Mate.
(http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/thumbs%20up.gif)
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Post by: MrCruza on April 22, 2013, 02:16:03 PM
OK. How to....

1. Chop your gas bottle in half. Usual warnings.. VENT then WASH OUT your bottle THOROUGHLY before cutting. I used a cut off wheel on my 4" angle grinder. Bloody steel is harder than it looks.. >:(
Then smooth off the cut edge (grinder and/or file)

2. Drill some breather holes in the bottom.

3. You will need 2 pieces of mesh, one slightly smaller than the other. The idea is one piece of mesh supports the trivett, which the heat beads rest on. The other piece sits above the heat beads and supports the camp oven. Don't want the oven sitting directly on the beads as it might become unstable as the beads burn away.

The photos should show what I mean...

That's it for building.

To use it 1st get some heat beads going I use a Heat Bead Chimney. A few fire lighters underneath does the trick.

The amount of beads you need depends on what you are cooking. This app Dutch Oven Gourmet (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=dutch+oven+gourmet&c=apps) is a quick and easy way to work it out.

When the beads have ashed over place the appropriate number on the trivett for the bottom and the rest go on the lid.

Load up your camp oven with whatever you want, sit back with your favourite beverage and enjoy the smells   :cheers:
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Post by: MrCruza on April 22, 2013, 02:16:51 PM
Last two photos..
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Post by: muzza01 on April 22, 2013, 05:18:18 PM
Soo much better with step by step pics and instructions.  Love it.
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Post by: ehsc on April 22, 2013, 07:56:37 PM
Well done john  :cup: :cheers:Troy
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Post by: achjimmy on April 24, 2013, 07:53:14 PM
been busy since Saturday making a "man cave'

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Post by: Nomad on April 24, 2013, 07:59:34 PM
been busy since Saturday making a "man cave'

Fat Red looks like he's happy with his new house........

He's not as fat as my old blue but............

Cheers Nomad
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Post by: speewa158 on April 25, 2013, 08:47:11 AM
Hmmm Man Cave with a view , comes with a fully installed dog  :cup:
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Post by: D4D on April 25, 2013, 09:00:47 AM
been busy since Saturday making a "man cave'

Nice work, is it an optical illusion or is the first step out the rear door a big one?
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Post by: grafy82 on April 25, 2013, 09:51:12 AM
Made a new second battery tray for the 80 yesterday. This is the second battery I've had now that leaked everywhere and it stuffed the previous tray >:( 
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Post by: Fronteraboy on April 25, 2013, 04:36:43 PM
I understand it is ANZAC day.... But imdontget many days off....

The last few weeks have been busy setting up my camper for our trip early may...

Today was very event full....

Re plumbed the pressure pump with some pipe the can handle the pressure.... Works great now...

Finally ran the charge cable with Anderson plugs from my battery to the hitch and from under the bonnet to the two bar... Works now...

Re wired my ikea LED's (partner did that)

Been a busy day... Enjoyed a few beers in the process....

Sorry no pics...
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Post by: Hairs on April 25, 2013, 04:44:58 PM
Hey grafy82,
(http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/thumbs%20up.gif)
Nice work. I made my own about two years ago.
 :cheers:
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Post by: grafy82 on April 26, 2013, 12:53:02 AM
Thanks Hairs.
   Did you fit any sort of heat shroud around your battery tray, got pics by any chance?
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Post by: jwb on April 26, 2013, 03:56:42 AM
Thanks Hairs.
   Did you fit any sort of heat shroud around your battery tray, got pics by any chance?
IIRC , You can source a genuine tray to use.
For a diesel buy the std petrol tray and vice versa for the petrol
Cheers

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2

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Post by: Hairs on April 26, 2013, 08:08:19 AM
Thanks Hairs.
Did you fit any sort of heat shroud around your battery tray, got pics by any chance?

I used a sheet of Alloy, there is about 5mm gap between the alloy and the battery.
(http://www.hairfysh.com/images/the80/80slideshow/Dual%20Battery.jpg)
I also tossed my headlight protectors, they restrict air flow through to the batteries.
I'll get the protective film for them to help with stones hitting them.
Hope this helps.
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Post by: grafy82 on April 27, 2013, 01:32:35 AM
I used a sheet of Alloy, there is about 5mm gap between the alloy and the battery.
([url]http://www.hairfysh.com/images/the80/80slideshow/Dual%20Battery.jpg[/url])
I also tossed my headlight protectors, they restrict air flow through to the batteries.
I'll get the protective film for them to help with stones hitting them.
Hope this helps.


Cheers for that. Looks very shmick.
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Post by: corynmelnkids on April 27, 2013, 05:32:34 PM
I have been very busy in the man the last couple of weekends.
firstly i fitted up our new ARB Deluxe winch bar
then i wired up a 30" LED light bar.
and today i installed a 30 micron pre cleaner into the prado.
I might have a day off tomorrow
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Post by: GeoffA on April 27, 2013, 06:00:40 PM
Fiddled with a new 100w Mandrake's solar panel, to replace the one I stuffed when I fiddled the last time....... ::)

Got 3 x 100w good one's now......look out...... ;D
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Post by: Mandrake on April 27, 2013, 06:08:22 PM
I put in the new PCM3012 MPPT reg and voltmeter - Beer's cold - fridge runs - battery gets charged - I need to burn some wood someplace nice ... M
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Post by: JB on April 27, 2013, 06:50:17 PM
Did a spring over conversion on the Jayco Finch.   Not finished yet.  Have to repack the bearings, re route the brake wiring and re tension the hand brake.

Very dirty greasy job, so no photos. 

Cheers

JB

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Post by: speewa158 on April 27, 2013, 08:05:29 PM
Fiddled with a new 100w Mandrake's solar panel, to replace the one I stuffed when I fiddled the last time....... ::)

Got 3 x 100w good one's now......look out...... ;D
You silly old Fiddler ,,,,,, as long as somebody will fiddle with the old  >:D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: GeoffA on April 27, 2013, 08:06:47 PM
......silly old Fiddler......

.......3 out of 3......... ;D ;D
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Post by: achjimmy on April 27, 2013, 09:51:33 PM
Nice work, is it an optical illusion or is the first step out the rear door a big one?

well picked. resonably steep but usable.
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Post by: achjimmy on April 27, 2013, 09:52:34 PM
tried the new tug in to see if it fitted?  ;D
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Post by: MarkGU on April 27, 2013, 09:57:53 PM
well picked. resonably steep but usable.
pavers covering the orange conduit? .........love ya work  ;D
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Post by: GeoffA on April 27, 2013, 10:17:03 PM
tried the new tug in to see if it fitted?  ;D

It fits :cup:..........but it needed ramps to get up the step???
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Post by: Mandrake on April 27, 2013, 10:19:42 PM
Needs big wheels to get out the back door !!
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Post by: cm4x4nut on April 28, 2013, 07:13:57 AM
well done jimmy, its a big shed that can make a 200 look small  ;D
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Post by: speewa158 on April 28, 2013, 07:38:39 AM
What would you have done if it didnt fit  ??? . Level off more of the top of the hill l supose  :cup:
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Post by: Bill on April 28, 2013, 07:10:39 PM
Started by tearing these apart and removing the nails.
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/2ee56391baee8725e5bab9eadb6a5251_zps9e95f653.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/safetyman_1/media/2ee56391baee8725e5bab9eadb6a5251_zps9e95f653.jpg.html)
Next I set this up
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/68bdbfc8ee5944b4322690f63d322469_zps5a46aff5.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/safetyman_1/media/68bdbfc8ee5944b4322690f63d322469_zps5a46aff5.jpg.html)
When finished I had these
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/249ddae78bd97c414eb264fe13044def_zps918775f0.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/safetyman_1/media/249ddae78bd97c414eb264fe13044def_zps918775f0.jpg.html)
I then set this up and ran them through to get some straight edges
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/acdfbd1cc7ca4f8c088c5e97ff59c75d_zpsb58da67a.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/safetyman_1/media/acdfbd1cc7ca4f8c088c5e97ff59c75d_zpsb58da67a.jpg.html)
Afterwards I set this up and cut them to length.
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/2760d28698bdfd90fe63936df4035ae9_zps5cba28a6.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/safetyman_1/media/2760d28698bdfd90fe63936df4035ae9_zps5cba28a6.jpg.html)
Some screws and sanding and this is the outcome
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/02eb152be6863973270cc4cdc5cd71f7_zps0178f090.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/safetyman_1/media/02eb152be6863973270cc4cdc5cd71f7_zps0178f090.jpg.html)
Piece #1 of our new outdoor setting.
Next week I will build 2 more of these Adirondack Chairs and footstools, and the setting will be complete.
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/ec1140b2d10e8ef24337da885bf755f9_zps48b4319a.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/safetyman_1/media/ec1140b2d10e8ef24337da885bf755f9_zps48b4319a.jpg.html)
Bill
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Post by: D4D on April 28, 2013, 07:14:22 PM
Got to love a Triton, nice handy work!
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Post by: Garfish on April 28, 2013, 07:24:37 PM
Played around with the led light bars trying various magnet on for size ended up going with a 10mm x3mm disc.  Similar to these http://www.frenergy.com.au/products/Disc-10mm-dia.-x-3mm-height-N50.html (http://www.frenergy.com.au/products/Disc-10mm-dia.-x-3mm-height-N50.html)
 They theoretically will hold 2 kg each approx.
Around 1.50 each,   Also had some 20x3x20 blocks but were too wide for my bars
With at this stage one each end.  Then glued them in now to fix the cord length.  Soundalike a visit to jaycar or similar needed.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nomad on April 28, 2013, 07:40:06 PM
I derestricted my massive piaggio 50cc. Top speed prior to restricting was about 62km. After derestricting I got it to 72km on the same stretch of road..................was a PITA job pulling the cowlings off and slicing into the cdi with a hacksaw and pulling the variator off to remove a washer......but all good..................my mate reckons he can fit a 125cc into the frame but I don't know if that will work and I don't wqant to butcher it too much.

Cheers Nomad.
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Post by: DaveR on April 28, 2013, 07:50:52 PM
Knocked up an addition to kids guinea pigs cage, now with a 2nd level.
Then made a trundle bed for princess # 2 out of timber from a demolition job.
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Post by: wartim on April 28, 2013, 09:44:25 PM
Hey Garfish,

I am looking at magnets for my home made LED lights, do you mind me asking what magnets did you end up using?  Dont want to high jack the tread, once I have this info i will be assembling in my shed and will post details.

Cheers
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Post by: Spada on April 29, 2013, 05:21:42 PM
Added some 12v toys to my other week-end escape vehicle.

80ch GME UHF, Music, Navigation, and bright lights.
(http://i39.tinypic.com/rsembb.jpg)
(http://i44.tinypic.com/1qhhtl.jpg)
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Post by: cruisindub on April 29, 2013, 08:11:29 PM
Bill:

My wife has a fascination with recycled furniture. I have a whole collection of pallets and packers in my shed/garage just waiting for me to finish a huge number of other jobs.
First project will be  a Tv stand, followed by a coffee table.....

We dont have much furniture in our house, yet I can se that what we will have, will be recycled and reused.

Great work mate.
This is one job I Will show the wife.

and yep, got to love the triton work bench. Borrowed mine from my brother, yet to give back. An XU1 drop saw, comes with built in length adjuster if cut too long.(which translates to its crap and wobbles) borrowed also, and the thicknesser my mate has.

Well done. Would love to see more of your work.....!?!?


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Post by: speewa158 on April 29, 2013, 08:39:37 PM
Fixed  a Flat on the rode on today , sorted out a problem on the spray wagon , tryed to empty the shed fridge .
1 task was unsucesful           
                                       Guess Which was successfull  :cheers: :cheers:



                                                                                   :cheers: >:D
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Post by: evolution on April 29, 2013, 08:42:24 PM
I think it was the flat that was successful.
 Reason 1) you got home to write about it.
Reason 2) if you emptied the fridge you wouldn't be able to write about it  >:D

Cheers
Evo
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Post by: D4D on April 29, 2013, 08:53:26 PM
Not my handy work, myswag member dsajfar cut it up for me :cheers:

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/gasbbbq.jpg)
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Post by: muzza01 on May 05, 2013, 07:14:29 PM
Fitted you pads front and rear on the cruza brakes.
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Post by: Forest on May 05, 2013, 08:05:58 PM
Admired my first go at paving the rental shed (father help me get going)
Jack of the uneven surface from the floods
Work mucked me about since 10/11 so me obtained reclaimed pavers from work and so it begins
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Post by: Marcus73 on May 08, 2013, 10:12:06 PM
While this may not be in my shed I think it's worth a mention. It's not very often I get to work on such a rare vehicle, but just love it when I do. For those who don't know it's an original GT40
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/08/ase4esa2.jpg)

This is before I've started an intensive paint correction which so far has taken 7hrs with about another 5 to go.


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Post by: harrys767 on May 09, 2013, 09:20:18 AM
Out HID globes in the high beam of the Prado.  8) Nice and bright now!
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Post by: DannyG on May 09, 2013, 09:57:44 AM
While this may not be in my shed I think it's worth a mention. It's not very often I get to work on such a rare vehicle, but just love it when I do. For those who don't know it's an original GT40
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/08/ase4esa2.jpg[/url])

This is before I've started an intensive paint correction which so far has taken 7hrs with about another 5 to go.


Sent from the machine that goes..... Bing!


Nice, very nice. Do you know its history?
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Post by: Marcus73 on May 09, 2013, 11:15:32 AM
There's not a hugely exciting history attached to this one. It's chassis was originally a spare for Gulf but was never used, so it wasn't put together until 72 even though the chassis is a 65 (?) It is fitted with the original prototype front suspension set up that was used in the GT40. Other than that it was pretty much put together using spare parts. It's just undergone a complete restoration and been sold for lots and lots of $.


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Post by: sunji06 on May 09, 2013, 06:27:16 PM
As its been over 12months since our last trip, checked all wiring seals etc and measured it up for a drifta setup,and some leccy brakes.
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Post by: kylarama on May 18, 2013, 11:33:36 PM
Gave the girlie's Paj an oil/filter change and a quick check over.  Then dragged out (rolled started) the 'back up car' (92 Camry) which hasn't moved in 4 months.  Oil/filter change, fluid check, pump the tyres up, stick the battery on charge and washed whats left of the paint.

Tomorrow my Hilux heads over to my mates man cave for a new clutch, timing belt kit, water pump, all belts, all hoses and all fluids and filters.  She'll be brand new when finished, well 300,000km brand new...
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Post by: Hairs on May 19, 2013, 05:50:31 PM
Nothing exciting, just re-routed the drain hose for the oil catch can so it is fixed to the chassis rail near just under the radiator.
Might rewire the twin cig/usb cup holder to the AUX battery tomorrow.
It powers the Dash Cam & GPS, as well as the kids Ipod's and Phones.
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Post by: markg66 on May 19, 2013, 07:17:55 PM
Painted a new exterior door for a flat in our rental duplex today as we have new tenants in this weekend and I didn't realise the existing one is buggered.
Just got to find someone to fit it now.
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Post by: corynmelnkids on May 19, 2013, 08:42:52 PM
Oil and filter change on the prado plus new clutch and brake fluid.
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Post by: Brumbypt on May 19, 2013, 09:50:04 PM
I replaced a few belts on the Patrol with help from my daughter! ([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/avemyqa3.jpg[/url])


It's pretty wet in Brisbane at the moment so once we were done I took the cars out so she had somewhere to ride her bike out of the rain. ([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/hapa5egu.jpg[/url])


Did u do the floor and whats involved in the process, how much did it cost and where do ya get the gear from to do it???
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Post by: DannyG on May 19, 2013, 10:23:38 PM
Reconfigured the wiring on my winch. Isolated my already isolated dual battery from my tug/camper when they are plugged in through the Anderson and the engines not running.
Tidied up the coax on my UHF arial.
Dropped my campers fridge slide down a whisker so my wife stops telling me the fridge rubs on the rubber seal when she slides it out.
Started fault finding a small issue with my glow plug circuit.
Started staining a tv unit my son built at school for his room.
Tried to rebuild an old winch but failed.
And finally started sizing up the best way to pack some things for our up coming top end holiday :)
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Post by: GeoffA on May 19, 2013, 10:29:51 PM
..........
Started fault finding a small issue with my glow plug circuit.
..........

Any success, Danny? Narrowed it down, perhaps??
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on May 19, 2013, 10:46:24 PM
Any success, Danny? Narrowed it down, perhaps??


I didn't start checking things until late this arvo over a couple of drinks and it got too cold so I gave up. Ill have another proper go during the week but I'm now half thinking it could all stem from my battery!

My main cranking battery is getting old and over a few weeks is dropping its charge. I put another old cranking battery in as the dual battery today and she didn't seem to have the issue as bad. I need to load test both batteries, just a quick test of the batteries volts across the terminals when I first glow the engine already shows me it is dropping volts badly when under load so I suspect I may need to buy at least one new starter battery.

Having said that ill still run the tests in those documents you gave me but I can't help but think I'm going to get false readings if these old batteries are not holding charge when they are loaded. I also can only test any changes I make on cold mornings, it doesn't do it when it's warm. So this week hopefully ill get it sorted.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on May 20, 2013, 12:06:36 AM
Finished the Anderson plug 'double adaptor '.
I'll now be able to join tug and trailer batteries while plugged in to the solar panels.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on May 20, 2013, 01:05:22 AM
wrestled fitting the canvas to the bed base of my ct, if i ever have to do that again i think i will shoot myself in the face instead before hand
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Vk3bq on May 21, 2013, 12:39:50 AM
Discovered this Lego f1 car. Masters 5 and 3 have helped me with a lot of the harder models. And they have a lot of their own Lego now. So ive decided This one is mine :)) (is that fair)
That's about 20% built. Took me 2hrs. :)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/20/a8e7emaj.jpg) 
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/20/gupe8anu.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on May 21, 2013, 12:53:45 AM
I love that set, if you click in the link below and then on alternate images, the second was my favorite model to build.
I'm a bit of a Lego nut actually, that and mechano.
http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=42000-1 (http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=42000-1)

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on May 21, 2013, 08:14:59 AM
Greased the bearings and shackles on my trailer build to get it ready to tip over..


Welded on the A frame, went and bought a hitch plate.. 4 hole..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on May 21, 2013, 01:55:31 PM
Well, put together another set of selves for all the camping gear to go on which saved alot more room.

Cut the cable on the compressor to put an anderson plug connection in! Can just plug it into the anderson plug on top of the portable battery to run it when we are up the beach!!

Next on the list, put in the new water pump and fly screen on the drifta kitchen!

 :cheers:

Strvy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Roo on May 21, 2013, 03:17:42 PM
Cleaning! We're packing up the house to travel and I'm having a hard time sending all the useless junk I've hung onto for too long to the bin....tuff gig but the payoff is a looooong fishing/camping trip. 10 days to go:-D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on May 21, 2013, 03:21:49 PM
Roo,

The missus made me do it! Promise!!  :laugh: :angel:

Enjoy your holiday mate!

 :cheers:

Strvy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: firecracker on May 22, 2013, 02:27:06 AM
I've been moving the stuff out of the cave into the garage after putting new floor tiles down,hope to claim the cave back and fit it up with my woodworking gear, can't have all that dust on the new floor (SWMBO) ???
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nbd73 on May 22, 2013, 04:55:14 AM
I love that set, if you click in the link below and then on alternate images, the second was my favorite model to build.
I'm a bit of a Lego nut actually, that and mechano.
[url]http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=42000-1[/url] ([url]http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=42000-1[/url])

Cheers
Evo

I loved Lego as a kid, but this seems to be a trend these days with adults getting right into it. The age bracket on the boxes should be changed so there's no upper limit.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on May 22, 2013, 11:59:35 AM
Discovered this Lego f1 car. Masters 5 and 3 have helped me with a lot of the harder models. And they have a lot of their own Lego now. So ive decided This one is mine :)) (is that fair)
That's about 20% built. Took me 2hrs. :)

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/20/a8e7emaj.jpg[/url]) 
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/20/gupe8anu.jpg[/url])

Little image #1 got this for his birthday.
A photo every 5 min while building it and it took over 4 hrs.
Nathans Birthday present (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcXHbezjhPw#ws)
He loves his lego!
Reagards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on May 22, 2013, 12:21:53 PM
I'm 47, Had a truck load of Lego as a young fella.
Didn't have all the fancy bits that they have these days, it was still fun to play with tho.
Young Jack is 11 and he loves his,  he is always pulling it apart and building something new.
My Brother buys him something each birthday & Christmas, he looks forward to it eager to build it & then dismantle only to make something combine it all.
Thanks for sharing guys.
 :cup:

 :cheers:

Edit,
And how many kids have that kinda mat that's on the floor LOL
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on May 26, 2013, 03:44:41 PM
There is a list:

1. Water pump install (Thanks KB for the ideas)
2. Tap install in the Drifta kitchen (Thanks KB for the ideas)
3. Installed a bit of timber to stop the table from sliding forward and falling down into the storage box
4. Using spreader bars from the tent and a left over piece from a kids swing set, made a light and tea towel hanging bar above the kitchen.

 :cheers:

Strvy

P.S. Pulled out the lego and showed my little girl (Kaylah, 2) how to build a car, now she can't get enough of it!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on May 26, 2013, 03:51:43 PM
Thursday.. Helped a. Mate change a cv joint on his cruiser..

Saturday. Did the long welds down the middle of my trailer build and started to fit the front to my trailer build..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: KingBilly on May 26, 2013, 03:53:28 PM
1. Water pump install (Thanks KB for the ideas)
2. Tap install in the Drifta kitchen (Thanks KB for the ideas)

No probs mate.  Glad I could help.  Enjoy.

KB
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on May 26, 2013, 03:55:24 PM
How did you go with the new electrical setup KB? Surely you did something in the man cave today!

 :cheers:

Strvy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: KingBilly on May 26, 2013, 03:59:20 PM
Yeah mate, just having some lunch at 4pm.  Will post an update soon but got the 3 new batteries hooked up in the new battery box.  Still a bit of light left so plan to cut a new shelf to fit the charger etc before packing up.  Starting to get a bit cold up on the hill.

KB
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: toeball on May 26, 2013, 04:16:13 PM
Gave the handbrake's scoobydoo forester a birthday, oil and oil filter change, air filter, fuel filter, adjusted the handbrake, degreased the engine bay tightened the fan belt, new headlight globes, buffed the yellow sunburned faces of the lights so they work better. Now it needs an exterior detail, the inside is her department, it is decorated similarly to a rubbish skip.... ???

My DMAX is going in for its 10k service this week so I've been through the book to see what they are meant to do and marked everything they are meant to touch.... Watch this space!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on May 26, 2013, 04:33:05 PM
Its always the same with woman and their cars.

(http://blog.vsee.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/girls_room_girls_car_boys_room_boys_car.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: corynmelnkids on May 26, 2013, 07:28:12 PM
Had busy weekend in the man cave firstly changed the bearings on the box trailer then cleaned up a bit of rust on the tailgate. Then i pulled a pallet apart and made a heap of new shelves in the cave and than gave the prado a wash for the boss.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on June 01, 2013, 08:21:21 AM
Think I might build a rear tube bar for our Patrol today.....Ill post a pic or two tomorrow arvo if everything has gone well ;)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on June 01, 2013, 08:32:50 AM
Had a rush of blood to the head & decided to remove some of the preloved ,broken ,totally stuffed , possible projects to another place . Where somebody else can find them & take them home to do the same with later . Found about 20 meters in the shed of unused floor space , amazing . Swept it clean , at present decicing on what to cover it with looks so bare  :angel:    :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on June 01, 2013, 09:01:01 AM
walked in opened the fridge and suddenly broke out in a sweat and shivers wondering how am i going to keep the fluids up at work to-day
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on June 01, 2013, 09:02:02 AM
Think I might build a rear tube bar for our Patrol today.....Ill post a pic or two tomorrow arvo if everything has gone well ;)
dont want to wack together a set of rock sliders for a Prado why your at it ?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on June 01, 2013, 09:12:24 AM
dont want to wack together a set of rock sliders for a Prado why your at it ?

Anything is possible after we get back from the top end :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on June 01, 2013, 09:30:04 AM
Anything is possible after we get back from the top end :)
sounds like i trip to the bottle shop is in order when you get back
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: edz on June 01, 2013, 11:40:54 AM
look out now the lego bug has bitten Crisp, hope the shed is pretty big for the next lego project ..
World's Largest Lego Model: A life-size X-wing fighter, made of 5.3 million Lego bricks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijual4wjhzU#ws)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rellbell on June 01, 2013, 03:11:26 PM
My man tony down in the man cave as I type replacing the shocks and springs on the patrol.  He loves his hoist and air rachet ;D cheers rellbell
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 01, 2013, 04:27:32 PM
I'm testing the new esky.

Using some frozen salt water and other home made ice bricks, packed it full of beer and coke and threw the thermo in to suss it out. Most of the drinks went in cold, but i did throw in a six pack that was warm.
We're gunna open it 10 or 15 times a day to try to get a true reading.
As we keep the esky in the tent itself when camping, i've put it in the garage, hoping that bit of temp from parking the car in there will be compatable... maybe....

Within 1/2 an hour, recording -4 degrees.

Lets see if it really does 10 to 15 days huh.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on June 01, 2013, 05:43:31 PM
I'm testing the new esky.

Using some frozen salt water and other home made ice bricks, packed it full of beer and coke and threw the thermo in to suss it out. Most of the drinks went in cold, but i did throw in a six pack that was warm.
We're gunna open it 10 or 15 times a day to try to get a true reading.
As we keep the esky in the tent itself when camping, i've put it in the garage, hoping that bit of temp from parking the car in there will be compatable... maybe....

Within 1/2 an hour, recording -4 degrees.

Lets see if it really does 10 to 15 days huh.

Are you sure it was frozen salt water, and not frozen tear drops from all that money you missed out on..... >:D
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on June 01, 2013, 05:58:51 PM
Cleaned up a bit and moved in the new resident.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: markg66 on June 01, 2013, 07:51:50 PM
Cutting the panel rails for my home solar install before I miss the rebate

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Taz64 on June 01, 2013, 07:53:44 PM
I rode my new Harley Davidson Street Glide into my man cave after my wonderful wife suprised me for my birthday.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 01, 2013, 07:59:04 PM
Cleaned up a bit and moved in the new resident.



Very nice mate. I like it  ;D

I painted bullbar and fitted new lights and bump stop thingo's to it

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss315/lux77_photos/null_zpsce7989b9.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ehsc on June 01, 2013, 08:30:24 PM
I rode my new Harley Davidson Street Glide into my man cave after my wonderful wife suprised me for my birthday.





Bloody hell taz64 I thought I did ok when I got a weber for my birthday  :cheers: ehsc
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on June 01, 2013, 08:39:58 PM
I got all my old school camping gear out and ready for a swag trip with the old man.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 01, 2013, 08:46:04 PM
I got all my old school camping gear out and ready for a swag trip with the old man.

What school did u go to to have a lot of camping gear??
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 01, 2013, 08:47:33 PM
Cleaned my floor under my trailer build and then messed it up again worse than it was, then cleaned it up again, ready to paint the trailer..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on June 01, 2013, 08:50:58 PM
What school did u go to to have a lot of camping gear??

'Old school' meaning getting back to basics tent stuff, before camper trailer :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bigsteve on June 01, 2013, 08:52:14 PM
I got all my old school camping gear out and ready for a swag trip with the old man.

If your looking for a chance to blow the cobwebs off there are some old men heading to the high country next weekend.

S
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on June 01, 2013, 08:54:17 PM
didn't do anything inside my shed, but i did start to clad the outside of it some more today. been dragging this project out for ages, hopefully i'll finish it over the long weekend (well complete the cladding atleast, some flashings will need ordering after that) and then the camper trailer will have a new home that i can reverse it back into without the need for.... disconnecting, pushing, turning 90 degrees, and pushing somemore...lol
geez it's hard to get motivated to build something, when building stuff is what you do every day at work during the week
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on June 01, 2013, 08:54:40 PM
If your looking for a chance to blow the cobwebs off there are some old men heading to the high country next weekend.

As tempting as that is I am having a 'Charlie & Boots' trip with my old man. If you've seen the movie you'll know what I mean.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: heath74 on June 01, 2013, 08:58:30 PM
Borrowed a mates nutsert tool to re fit a couple of brackets in the engine bay, I'm hooked! eBay here I come.

Put a 6mm stainless backing plate behind my alloy hawse for the dynema winch rope. Had it all laser cut, and surprise surprise the measurements were right!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on June 01, 2013, 08:59:16 PM
Borrowed a mates nutsert tool to re fit a couple of brackets in the engine bay, I'm hooked! eBay here I come.


You want to get one of these then http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330816864315 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330816864315)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 01, 2013, 09:00:32 PM

geez it's hard to get motivated to build something, when building stuff is what you do every day at work during the week

Yep your telling me.  lol  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: heath74 on June 01, 2013, 09:03:05 PM
You want to get one of these then [url]http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330816864315[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330816864315[/url])


Mmmmmm power nutsert.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on June 02, 2013, 01:55:43 AM
Replaced the oil seal on the foot of the boat motor , cant work out why it failed  . Still trying to untangle the 50KM of fishing line l found behind the prop   ;D Also tryed to find the bottom of the Engel as it is covered with cans  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: firecracker on June 02, 2013, 03:51:22 AM
Would those cans be full  ???       I've been building a new bench for my garage, building in the cave of course. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grafy82 on June 02, 2013, 08:25:48 AM
Ran all the wiring through the body and connected up the harness for the new electric brakes in our 80 series. Just can't decide on a good spot to mount the head unit. It's a prodigy IQ, any ideas on a good position?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on June 02, 2013, 08:43:12 AM
My Lumbada (son-in-law) took me out near the lake (Lake Gregory) so that I could get some decent wood, then to another spot to get some nice sharp shale, and I have started making a couple of boomerangs, well three of them.  One for a MySwag friend of mine, Fuji, and the other two for ceremonial reasons.
It made me think of Alice Springs, in a tourist shop, where they had smll boomerngs for sale.  The damn things had little stickers pn the back saying "Made in China", and the only thing you might kill with them would be insects on the side of a tree, that is if they didn't break.  I couldn't believe when the shop lady told me the boomerangs there sell quite well, just how silly must the people buying them be.
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 02, 2013, 08:47:22 AM
Ran all the wiring through the body and connected up the harness for the new electric brakes in our 80 series. Just can't decide on a good spot to mount the head unit. It's a prodigy IQ, any ideas on a good position?

Somewhere where you bang your left shin on it every now and again and when u hit big bumps offroad..

And in reach if it needs adjusting.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grafy82 on June 02, 2013, 02:29:47 PM
Somewhere where you bang your left shin on it every now and again and when u hit big bumps offroad..

And in reach if it needs adjusting.

Great thanks, I know just the spot ???
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 02, 2013, 03:43:42 PM
Got the trailer ready for this weekends trip and fitted new/2nd hand bar

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss315/lux77_photos/null_zps49c69eed.jpg)

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss315/lux77_photos/null_zps2500bdae.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 02, 2013, 03:53:07 PM
Painted my new offroad trailer.. Painted it black cos i had a unused 20 lt drum of it.. And later i will top coat it with a dark grey.. I might even two tone the trailer.. Time will tell.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on June 02, 2013, 05:11:51 PM
spent the day sanding old weatherboards, ready to clad the outside of the shed with them next weekend. i much more prefer it when someone else is paying for the stuff, and i get to use new ones instead...lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: sol on June 02, 2013, 05:29:36 PM
Got the trailer ready for this weekends trip and fitted new/2nd hand bar

([url]http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss315/lux77_photos/null_zps49c69eed.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss315/lux77_photos/null_zps2500bdae.jpg[/url])


You got one of those Bonnet Holder Uppers too mate. ;D

      :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: KingBilly on June 02, 2013, 05:31:53 PM
You got one of those Bonnet Holder Uppers too mate. ;D

Hope it has non-slip rubber feet and a safety strap or it will fail a workplace health & safety inspection  ;D ;D ;D

KB
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rellbell on June 02, 2013, 06:02:58 PM
My man tony down in the man cave as I type replacing the shocks and springs on the patrol.  He loves his hoist and air rachet ;D cheers rellbell

He finished that job, god he's good and then he fitted the tyre sensors to the trailer tyres. He got  to use his high lift jack, what a man.  I so proud :-*. Cheers rellbell
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 02, 2013, 06:10:11 PM
You got one of those Bonnet Holder Uppers too mate. ;D

      :cheers:

Lol. And I thought mine was one of a kind  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 02, 2013, 06:14:50 PM
Lol. And I thought mine was one of a kind  ;D ;D
I bet ya kicking ya self you didn't put a patent on it  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on June 02, 2013, 06:19:44 PM
What did I do today?

Nothing!

Much to the wifes dissapointment, I spent the day on teh couch doing nothing, taking it easy and generally being lazy.

Some days it just has to be done.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on June 02, 2013, 06:43:47 PM
Webbing harness to secure the 4.5kg gas bottle on theroofrack.
I designed, cut and pinned. Brony sewed.

$35 for webbing and buckles sure beats what ARB are asking for their version.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 02, 2013, 07:03:11 PM
 
I bet ya kicking ya self you didn't put a patent on it  ;D

 ;D ;D yep I m now.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Clouty on June 02, 2013, 07:08:48 PM
spent the day sanding old weatherboards, ready to clad the outside of the shed with them next weekend. i much more prefer it when someone else is paying for the stuff, and i get to use new ones instead...lol
About time :police:
How longs it been??
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on June 02, 2013, 07:25:12 PM
Webbing harness to secure the 4.5kg gas bottle on theroofrack.
I designed, cut and pinned. Brony sewed.

$35 for webbing and buckles sure beats what ARB are asking for their version.

Been dying to use this

 :worthles:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on June 02, 2013, 07:56:37 PM
About time :police:
How longs it been??
i reckon they've been sitting beside the house for 12 months now...lol. still got more to sand yet, not enjoying it much at all  >:(
Lol. And I thought mine was one of a kind  ;D ;D
just jump on ebay and grab some new bonnet struts Olly ya tight arse. i used to have a stick like that for my Cruiser, then i got smacked in the head by the bonnet one day  >:( >:( it was then i jumped on ebay...lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 02, 2013, 08:00:21 PM
i reckon they've been sitting beside the house for 12 months now...lol. still got more to sand yet, not enjoying it much at all  >:(just jump on ebay and grab some new bonnet struts Olly ya tight arse. i used to have a stick like that for my Cruiser, then i got smacked in the head by the bonnet one day  >:( >:( it was then i jumped on ebay...lol


 ;D ;D ;D yep had that happen once already lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on June 02, 2013, 09:02:12 PM
Wasnt today but yesterday, I built a tube bar for our Patrol. I was going to big it, prime it and paint it today but decided to have a day off instead. Ill finish it during the week :)

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on June 02, 2013, 09:12:38 PM
Wasnt today but yesterday, I built a tube bar for our Patrol. I was going to big it, prime it and paint it today but decided to have a day off instead. Ill finish it during the week :)

Don't suppose you want to make another one  :cup:

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 02, 2013, 09:18:34 PM
Wasnt today but yesterday, I built a tube bar for our Patrol. I was going to big it, prime it and paint it today but decided to have a day off instead. Ill finish it during the week :)

Nice work mate. Has your back door cracked yet?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on June 02, 2013, 09:20:21 PM
Don't suppose you want to make another one  :cup:

Cheers
Evo

LOL Just what the world needs, is another back yarder building sliders and tube bars ;)

Problem with them is they are so time consuming to build. I spent the best part of 10 hours yesterday just to do the metal work. Ill no doubt spend up to another 10 hours during the week making it all pretty and presentable. It may not have taken so long if I was using all new steel, but I was using off cuts and scraps so it made the job a bit longer and messier.

Anyway add up time, steel,  consumables, and finishing it nicely, it probably owes me close to $800 if I had to pay myself!

I did think about adding to the 'back yarder world' but Id have to make half a dozen of them at once I think to keep them affordable........so I quickly decided not to do it ;)
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Post by: DannyG on June 02, 2013, 09:21:41 PM
Nice work mate. Has your back door cracked yet?

No not yet but I have always only kept the original sized tyre on the back so maybe that has helped?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 02, 2013, 09:25:13 PM
Yeah that could help mate. Mine cracked thats why I built my carrier. Still hav to fix the crac and paint it yet
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on June 02, 2013, 11:28:02 PM
Been dying to use this

 :worthles:
Jimmy, when about half way through I said to Brony that I could get Lost to model it as a suspenders belt if he had to do the 'nude up ' thing to dissuade others vfrom camping too close to our group next weekend.
Now THAT would be a definite case of  :worthles:  !!!   :cheers:
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Post by: fishfinder on June 03, 2013, 06:03:25 AM
Good work Danny
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Post by: Brumbypt on June 03, 2013, 09:32:10 AM
When is a back yarder not a back yarder?? I was thinking about that as i was making  my trailer..

I have a welding operators certificate and a registered trailer repair business name, but i have a workshop at home that i use for trailer work.. It was built mainly to work on trailers...

As i sell and repair  trailers here am i classed as a back yarder or what??
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on June 03, 2013, 09:36:59 AM
When is a back yarder not a back yarder?? I was thinking about that as i was making  my trailer..

I have a welding operators certificate and a registered trailer repair business name, but i have a workshop at home that i use for trailer work.. It was built mainly to work on trailers...

As i sell and repair  trailers here am i classed as a back yarder or what??


nah mate, a back yarder is an unqualified person doing the job for money at his home.  Probably a bit harsh calling a qualified tradesman a backyarder ;)

Although when I was younger I used to paint cars at home for extra cash, and as a qualified person I still considered myself to be back yarding because I was doing it for cash away from my actual work!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tim - Stratford on June 03, 2013, 01:01:45 PM
After our last trip away into the High Country with the Kamper on and the bikes loaded onto the Kimberley they copped a fair bit of dust. So it was out with the tape measure and I then put SWMBO to work.....

The result....The Fork'n Bar Bra!!!   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rossow on June 03, 2013, 01:22:35 PM
Built some new arms to replace the broken plastic ones on the wifes 5 point recliner coleman.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--tvfwNNsB4g/UawLqwnNwLI/AAAAAAAAFP0/IN_CoTQkzxw/w557-h742-no/IMG_0291.jpg)
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 03, 2013, 01:40:24 PM
After our last trip away into the High Country with the Kamper on and the bikes loaded onto the Kimberley they copped a fair bit of dust. So it was out with the tape measure and I then put SWMBO to work.....

The result....The Fork'n Bar Bra!!!   ;D

Looks great, might have to place an order. I have the same problem and my forks do not like the dust and grime let alone the bug guts

GG
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 03, 2013, 05:14:50 PM
Another coat of paint on my trailer buildup. And took it for a short tow.. And then cleaned up and put the cruiser back in its home.

New trailer now sits outside for the rest of its life..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on June 03, 2013, 06:16:50 PM
Ripped the trailer wiring out to put new wiring in. As a GIC owner, I am very disgusted with what I found. BUT, I am happy to own a CT and get out there and enjoy myself camping with my little clan!! I have had to do a few thing to the CT to get out there, but that is what it is all about!

Will get new wiring and check the breaks over the next week. Then to fit the brake controller in the ute!



Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: 02-SR5 on June 03, 2013, 06:37:53 PM
That is exactly what I did to mine. All was good at the end and I had a better camper at the end.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on June 03, 2013, 07:11:43 PM
worked on a central light pole for the annex ,easier and faster setup with teh led's
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Post by: speewa158 on June 03, 2013, 08:21:55 PM
Delved into the LED strip lighting bag , wired up a strip of lights for the tool box . When you lift the lid up in the top of the side fold is a strip of lights to fill the dlack void . Really works well  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on June 05, 2013, 08:06:43 PM
started to make the brackets for the water tank ,sure as hell not gunna pay $50 for 2 strips of bent steel
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 05, 2013, 08:24:24 PM
Had to take off the fuel tank off the fergi. The darn thread for the cap broke off just after i filled it up..

So had to drain out the fuel, ran out of empty jerry cans so had to wait for a mate to drop one off..

Long day, as one of the bolts wouldn't undo..


Actually i wasnt in the workshop but just out side of it..

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Post by: B&B on June 05, 2013, 10:12:07 PM
Not my workshop,and not me who did it, but had 5 Yokohama Geolandar  245/70R16 tyres fitted to the Monterey.  $1250for 5, fitted, balanced and wheel alignment.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on June 06, 2013, 09:04:37 PM
Almost found the wire cage at the bottom of the Engel today , some pesky cans blocked the view no matter how hard l went at it    :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: edz on June 06, 2013, 09:30:09 PM
Walked in the door to the garage, stood quietly for a few minutes surveying the the sights before me, made a resolution of how to go about the action required, Let out a dejected heavy sigh, turned and closed the door ... Vowing one day, one day I will get it all sorted out and everything back in its place, one day !!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 06, 2013, 09:44:52 PM
Detailed a nissan... Ute thing, well the inside, doing the outside tomos..


Also refitted the fuel tank on the fergi and graded some gravel on pathways and driveways and near the stables.. But they aint in the workshop sorry..



Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on June 08, 2013, 02:06:25 PM
Finished rewiring the trailer so that it doesn't look like a birds nest!

Tidied up the plumbing in the CT after the fit out of the water pump and tested the whole system again. No leaks, pretty happy!

Next, the brake controller in the tug!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on June 08, 2013, 02:41:42 PM
Took advantage of the sun to dry out and clean all the camping gear from the trip earlier in the week.

First use of the Oztrail Ultramesh and not a fan, it appears to hold water unlike plain old shadecloth...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on June 08, 2013, 04:28:34 PM
Walked in the door to the garage, stood quietly for a few minutes surveying the the sights before me, made a resolution of how to go about the action required, Let out a dejected heavy sigh, turned and closed the door ... Vowing one day, one day I will get it all sorted out and everything back in its place, one day !!!

Dreaming  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on June 08, 2013, 04:34:04 PM
Had a slight problem with the work trailer lights , not working . Had a peek at the plug , nothing bent or broken there . Had better look at he wire ,completly severed all wires about 100mm back from the plug hedl together with tape , 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on June 08, 2013, 04:51:17 PM
Had a slight problem with the work trailer lights , not working . Had a peek at the plug , nothing bent or broken there . Had better look at he wire ,completly severed all wires about 100mm back from the plug hedl together with tape , 8) 8)

Solution......cut off and fit 1 x female plug to trailer. Make link lead with 2 x male plugs, a la rental trailers.......
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on June 08, 2013, 05:23:40 PM
welded some checker plate platform to the sides of the trailer so i can mount an external tap and hose connections for the water tank, then got told by my 10yo nephew that my welds look just like rabbit pooh ,need more practice welding  i think
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Andymac on June 08, 2013, 05:29:03 PM
Today I actually finished building the shed I started building 10 years ago.  :cheers:

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 08, 2013, 06:14:31 PM
So i have another couple of years to go before i have to finish building my house.. Cool
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 08, 2013, 07:05:08 PM
So i have another couple of years to go before i have to finish building my house.. Cool
Been livin in ours for the past 15 years without a final.  :laugh:
Just about done,  8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Wunderlust on June 08, 2013, 07:36:27 PM
Built myself a choofer today from an old gas bottle I had. Very pleased with the outcome, however the welding is very average.

Just need to fire here up now!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on June 08, 2013, 07:52:50 PM
Today I actually finished building the shed I started building 10 years ago.  :cheers:
i made some more progress on cladding my shed today, is slow going doing it on my own ....lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on June 08, 2013, 08:33:20 PM
Thought I should pull my finger out now that the girls are home and the trip next weekend, and start on some of the jobs on the trailer.
New brake hubs and a fluid flush on the camper and started on the electrics.
Box is built, just racking my brain how to get all the wires from the side of the trailer into the box at the front, then back in to the trailer....
Figured it wasn't going to get done with out drilling lots of big holes so thought I would leave that till tomorrow  8)

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on June 08, 2013, 08:55:15 PM
Fitted some fulcrum ride height air bags in the back end of the Troopy I scored of Gumtree for a $100.
initial test is proving good, holding 30 psi air pressure well.  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on June 08, 2013, 09:36:37 PM
I actually thought I had snuck into th oom where all my tools are at the moment, started picking a couple up, and the voice came from behind "think about usng a tool, and another heart attack won't kill you.......I will"   I am smart enough to be scared of the woman I am married to, mainly because she is doing most of the cooking these days.
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on June 09, 2013, 09:43:53 AM
Made up an Anderson to accessory socket adaptor to plug into the rear Anderson plug on the Prado. Not pretty but it was made from parts I already had in the garage.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/andcig.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on June 09, 2013, 10:53:54 AM
Thought I should pull my finger out now that the girls are home and the trip next weekend, and start on some of the jobs on the trailer.
New brake hubs and a fluid flush on the camper and started on the electrics.
Box is built, just racking my brain how to get all the wires from the side of the trailer into the box at the front, then back in to the trailer....
Figured it wasn't going to get done with out drilling lots of big holes so thought I would leave that till tomorrow  8)

Cheers
Evo

Use pipe like I did to protect it mate!!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bigmacthepunker on June 09, 2013, 09:37:58 PM
Hi all,
As I couldn't go campering this weekend, I thought that I would follow through with an idea that been lurking for a couple of weeks now. A old car amp and speakers that was salvaged from when I traded my 1991 Hi-Lux back in 2005.  I also have a old suitcase from my grandmother that has a broken handle, it was storing old computer parts. So I put them together, to build a retro boombox. I have to say, the sound pretty good also because of the pine box that I built behind the speakers. It's powered by the CT battery, draws .5 to 1 amp.  Just add an iPod for a source. I needed to add an merit socket an external RCA sockets so the lid can stay closed.

It nice to add something of Nan's to take camping, a wonderful woman.

Cheers
Big G
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Post by: thommo19 on June 09, 2013, 11:13:57 PM
Very cool
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on June 09, 2013, 11:37:20 PM
^^^^Great idea^^^, i walked into the cave this morning looked at the unfinished ct and a couple other projects, walked out then went shopping
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: redrocker on June 09, 2013, 11:40:26 PM
I spent the last 2 days trying to clean out the 8mtr x 6mtr garage after running a business out of if for the last 15yrs its got pretty full and hardly any room to move Ive managed to get back about a quarter back, filled the 7 x 5 trailer full of crap
a few more weekends to go and I mite be able to get the camper in one side and then get the 46 Morris in the other.
Would rather been camping down at Wee Jasper but I gota do what what need to be done.

Redrocker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on June 10, 2013, 09:12:17 AM
my shed gave me a headache yesterday, sadly not the type many of you get from raiding your fridges in there though. i was finishing the cladding on one side of the shed standing on a plank and turned around and walked into the end of the rafter overhang, opened the top of my head up nicely and had some red stuff coming out >:( >:(  after holding my head for a while as the pain subsided whilst yelling a word that sounded much like fire truck many many times, i eventually stopped the claret from flowing and then finished the cladding...lol
just got to order some flashings tomorrow to finish the gable, run some power to the shed and paint the weatherboards....and the  roller door goes on this week also  8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Clouty on June 10, 2013, 10:01:10 AM
my shed gave me a headache yesterday, sadly not the type many of you get from raiding your fridges in there though. i was finishing the cladding on one side of the shed standing on a plank and turned around and walked into the end of the rafter overhang, opened the top of my head up nicely and had some red stuff coming out >:( >:(  after holding my head for a while as the pain subsided whilst yelling a word that sounded much like fire truck many many times, i eventually stopped the claret from flowing and then finished the cladding...lol
just got to order some flashings tomorrow to finish the gable, run some power to the shed and paint the weatherboards....and the  roller door goes on this week also  8) 8)
:'( :'( :'(
All it looked like was a little paper cut.. Lol
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Post by: Rumpig on June 10, 2013, 03:09:51 PM
:'( :'( :'(
All it looked like was a little paper cut.. Lol
you can talk, that knee of yours looked fine to me yesterday. you seemed to manage nicely getting up and down for a refill as the arvo went on. reckon your trying to tie one over to the compo mob myself....lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 10, 2013, 03:22:39 PM
my shed gave me a headache yesterday, sadly not the type many of you get from raiding your fridges in there though. i was finishing the cladding on one side of the shed standing on a plank and turned around and walked into the end of the rafter overhang, opened the top of my head up nicely and had some red stuff coming out >:( >:(  after holding my head for a while as the pain subsided whilst yelling a word that sounded much like fire truck many many times, i eventually stopped the claret from flowing and then finished the cladding...lol
just got to order some flashings tomorrow to finish the gable, run some power to the shed and paint the weatherboards....and the  roller door goes on this week also  8) 8)
Hope it didn't scar. I don't want people to think we are brothers.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on June 10, 2013, 04:59:18 PM
I had a busy weekend, we are about to embark on a top end trip so I have plenty of little things to get organised but this weekend I painted my roof rack, bulbar and rear bar with the same paint I used to paint my wheel arch flare things, so everything is nice and uniform now matches, instead of being all different coloured blacks and different finishes.
 
I also fixed some wiring to my tail lights and made sure I have brake lights and indicators as my new rear bar doesn't have any yet!

I took the pics just then, it is almost dark and I just washed it so very poor quality photos but its proof of what I did in my man cave :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on June 10, 2013, 05:02:32 PM
The rear bar looks good Danny, Don't think I wanna run up you clacker anytime soon
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Post by: Rumpig on June 10, 2013, 05:03:55 PM
Hope it didn't scar. I don't want people to think we are brothers.  ;D ;D ;D
;D ;D ;D i'm a bit woried it might effect my modelling career >:( ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Clouty on June 10, 2013, 05:12:52 PM
;D ;D ;D i'm a bit woried it might effect my modelling career >:( ;D ;D
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
And all the modelling agencies are lined up at your front..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 10, 2013, 05:39:24 PM
;D ;D ;D i'm a bit woried it might effect my modelling career >:( ;D ;D

It didn't hurt mine so you will be right.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: swanny on June 10, 2013, 05:59:39 PM
The rear bar looks great I reckon, id love something like that, i'm not into the wheel carriers, to heavy, and a PITA, but urs looks like it would afford all protection you need without being over the top, great job.

 :cheers: Swanny
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on June 10, 2013, 06:10:21 PM
The rear bar looks great I reckon, id love something like that, i'm not into the wheel carriers, to heavy, and a PITA, but urs looks like it would afford all protection you need without being over the top, great job.

 :cheers: Swanny

Thanks Swanny, its clean, simple and tight :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on June 10, 2013, 08:21:56 PM
Not nearly as fancy as your jobs DannyG,I only achievves to make seating around outside of my patio, built a front fence, fitted security lights to outside my shed, finished my retaining wall out front, did the weeklyfood shop, cut firewood, did a bunnings shop, cleaned put my sued and fitted new storage boxes, but ran out of time to mow the lawn.

Wife reckons I need to time manage better....??
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on June 10, 2013, 08:37:42 PM
l wanted a shelf to prepair food in the Cub Escape , asked Cub & they quoted me Silly $ . l thought l can do this at 4/5 of 5/8 of the $ quoted . So l did , l will post pics as the project procedes  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MDSimpson on June 10, 2013, 08:38:01 PM
I had some new lights delivered for my Toyota Sovereign bar, to replace the old yellowed, cracked Narva units.
Fully sealed, LED indicator and parking lights, look great.

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww240/181Simmo/Prado%20and%20Camper%20Build/IMG_0869.jpg) (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/181Simmo/media/Prado%20and%20Camper%20Build/IMG_0869.jpg.html)

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww240/181Simmo/Prado%20and%20Camper%20Build/IMG_0872.jpg) (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/181Simmo/media/Prado%20and%20Camper%20Build/IMG_0872.jpg.html)

Looks like I need to spray the surrounds now too :(
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 10, 2013, 08:39:01 PM
Yeah firewood should be all done by November ..

Or march if u can get dry wood..

I try to have 2 years supply ready by the start of winter, well the firewood season so end of march..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on June 15, 2013, 10:47:10 AM
Made a toy truck with my son from some scrap timber

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/wtruck.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on June 15, 2013, 11:22:12 AM
Made a toy truck with my son from some scrap timber

([url]http://blkmav.com/myswag/wtruck.jpg[/url])


Well done mate, projects with the kids are always the most satisfying.

6 wheeler tray back you harboring any long term wishes for a MB or ex ADF LR ?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on June 15, 2013, 12:06:00 PM
Well done mate, projects with the kids are always the most satisfying.

6 wheeler tray back you harboring any long term wishes for a MB or ex ADF LR ?


Thanks, it was a bit of fun.

It was supposed to be a semi, but I can see the resemblance to the LR. Agricultural, square, doesn't like water, harsh ride :)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3282/2970554295_b179ddd6b2_z.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on June 15, 2013, 12:38:57 PM
Got the brakes on the CT checked at jet crews shed! Hope that counts?!

Now the brake controller.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 15, 2013, 01:11:34 PM
Setup for a kids 13 th party in it...  Arrrrrrhhhhh



Luckily its in a separate room, the storage room. But lots of stuff had to come out into my workshop..

Looking the empty space i can see it setup with lathe and pedestal drill press etc.. They would be nice..

Or it was build to house the pool table etc..  But no pool tale has been bought.. Yet
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on June 15, 2013, 01:27:23 PM
make a pool table, now that would be one hell of a worthy project
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 15, 2013, 02:06:31 PM
Hmmm.  Yes good idea, just like darryl Kerrigan..

Might do that too.

Out of steel, maybe..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 15, 2013, 02:14:54 PM
I was wondering what to make the base out of, a big plate of steel instead of marble! Was a thought..
So i did a youtube search can came accross this one

http://www.besportier.com/archives/cool-transparent-glass-pool-table---nottage-design-g-1.html (http://www.besportier.com/archives/cool-transparent-glass-pool-table---nottage-design-g-1.html)

And this one looks nice

http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/the-new-pool-table-is-finished.html (http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/the-new-pool-table-is-finished.html)

Top one is steel

So if i make it with that design and a thick frosted glass top. It would be great hey..

Or would the balls roll too fast. With felt there is a little friction, none with glass hey.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 15, 2013, 02:21:12 PM
With a glass top pool table, you could then put water under the top and have a fish tank under the pool top surface..

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on June 15, 2013, 04:23:19 PM
big fan of the water one but all of them look great, , showed swmbo  and told her the water one is my next project, she rolled her eyes and walked away lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on June 15, 2013, 05:04:19 PM
With a glass top pool table, you could then put water under the top and have a fish tank under the pool top surface..

I want one and I don't even play pool


Sent from the machine that goes..... Bing!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bill on June 15, 2013, 06:30:51 PM
Put the new 3" Extreme exhaust on Nav this afternoon.
Didn't realise I needed to remove the turbo to install the new dump pipe until I had the old exhaust on the ground. Guess I should have read the instructions.
Oh well all done and dusted and sounds and drives nice...
Bill
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: komaterpillar on June 15, 2013, 08:34:55 PM
did an injector pump drive shaft seal today. here's some pics

first up is to time the engine to number 1 TDC compression stroke

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/komaterpillar/IMG_1671_zps1f6537c9.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/komaterpillar/media/IMG_1671_zps1f6537c9.jpg.html)

then pull the injector pump

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/komaterpillar/IMG_1664_zps4be2b9ca.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/komaterpillar/media/IMG_1664_zps4be2b9ca.jpg.html)


(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/komaterpillar/IMG_1660_zps55ef04f4.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/komaterpillar/media/IMG_1660_zps55ef04f4.jpg.html)

then off with the drive gear

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/komaterpillar/IMG_1662_zps3030f22c.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/komaterpillar/media/IMG_1662_zps3030f22c.jpg.html)

old seal removed

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/komaterpillar/IMG_1658_zps1c3db0d8.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/komaterpillar/media/IMG_1658_zps1c3db0d8.jpg.html)

new seal fitted

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/komaterpillar/IMG_1656_zpscb8338b6.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/komaterpillar/media/IMG_1656_zpscb8338b6.jpg.html)

then refit the drive gear and chuck the pump back on, next up was to set the injection timing, this is done by measuring the injection plunger stroke vs degrees of rotation of the crankshaft. so time to break out the old dial indicator and magnetic base

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/komaterpillar/IMG_1678_zpsc69518f8.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/komaterpillar/media/IMG_1678_zpsc69518f8.jpg.html)

so with the pump refitted there's a plug in the head of the injector pump that you pull out wich gives you access to the injection plunger. dial indicator inserted in here to measure the plunger stroke

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/komaterpillar/IMG_1675_zps9d42ac11.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/komaterpillar/media/IMG_1675_zps9d42ac11.jpg.html)

static timing specs for a 4JB1-t are 0.5mm plunger stroke at 12 degrees BTDC, i set mine to 0.55mm at 12 degrees BTDC. this advanced the timing by 2 degrees. i did this because i have the fuel rack screw and boost compensator turned up so its getting a fair bit more fuel than stock, and needed more timing to get a complete burn in the cylinders and not in the exhaust ports. also on a these engines - being a turbo diesel - the general rule of thumb is for every degree of timing advance it pulls 30 degrees out of the exhaust gas temps, high egt's is what kills these engines

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/komaterpillar/IMG_1673_zpsd78c2b52.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/komaterpillar/media/IMG_1673_zpsd78c2b52.jpg.html)

very happy with the results, its heaps more responsive down low and has more of a punch in the back when it comes on boost now. also blows less soot when under load - good results
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: 03hilux on June 15, 2013, 09:51:53 PM
With a glass top pool table, you could then put water under the top and have a fish tank under the pool top surface..

That would look cool  in the shed with toilet and hand basin to match
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on June 16, 2013, 09:07:43 AM
 Less talk more action  :worthles:      >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: deepop on June 16, 2013, 10:17:09 AM
did an injector pump drive shaft seal today. here's some pics

first up is to time the engine to number 1 TDC compression stroke


then pull the injector pump




then off with the drive gear



old seal removed



new seal fitted



then refit the drive gear and chuck the pump back on, next up was to set the injection timing, this is done by measuring the injection plunger stroke vs degrees of rotation of the crankshaft. so time to break out the old dial indicator and magnetic base



so with the pump refitted there's a plug in the head of the injector pump that you pull out wich gives you access to the injection plunger. dial indicator inserted in here to measure the plunger stroke



static timing specs for a 4JB1-t are 0.5mm plunger stroke at 12 degrees BTDC, i set mine to 0.55mm at 12 degrees BTDC. this advanced the timing by 2 degrees. i did this because i have the fuel rack screw and boost compensator turned up so its getting a fair bit more fuel than stock, and needed more timing to get a complete burn in the cylinders and not in the exhaust ports. also on a these engines - being a turbo diesel - the general rule of thumb is for every degree of timing advance it pulls 30 degrees out of the exhaust gas temps, high egt's is what kills these engines



very happy with the results, its heaps more responsive down low and has more of a punch in the back when it comes on boost now. also blows less soot when under load - good results
Now that's more than your DIY project (well mine anyway) could handle - I believe you might have some professional knowledge.   Well done!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 16, 2013, 11:03:49 AM
Removed the Thermo Wax Advance timing Dooby from the Injector pump that was leaking diesel.
Then I stripped the the 5mm Allen key that holds the blanking plate onto the pump, >:D  had to send the cruiser to town for the mechanic to tap a new thread.
Anyway she is back and not leaking.
This morning I removed the Dooby from the coolant line and replaced it with a 50mm piece of 12mm cooper pipe with stainless clamps.
(http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/Hairfysh/80%20Series%20Tech/ThermoWaxAdvanceTiming1_zps825ed962.jpg)
(http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/Hairfysh/80%20Series%20Tech/ThermoWaxAdvanceTiming2_zpsd23b76f3.jpg)
(http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/Hairfysh/80%20Series%20Tech/ThermoWaxAdvanceTiming6_zps1ec45a87.jpg)
And I ran a 4mm wire from the Aux power outlet near the air cleaner to the cab for more accessories to run off.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 16, 2013, 12:42:34 PM
Removed the Thermo Wax Advance timing Dooby from the Injector pump that was leaking diesel.
Then I stripped the the 5mm Allen key that holds the blanking plate onto the pump, >:D  had to send the cruiser to town for the mechanic to tap a new thread.
Anyway she is back and not leaking.
This morning I removed the Dooby from the coolant line and replaced it with a 50mm piece of 12mm cooper pipe with stainless clamps.
([url]http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/Hairfysh/80%20Series%20Tech/ThermoWaxAdvanceTiming1_zps825ed962.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/Hairfysh/80%20Series%20Tech/ThermoWaxAdvanceTiming2_zpsd23b76f3.jpg[/url])
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And I ran a 4mm wire from the Aux power outlet near the air cleaner to the cab for more accessories to run off.


I saw the pics here and thought ohh yeah this guy has been busy, then i did a few other things, then went over to lcool and saw the pics again and thought these look familiar, thinking that i came back to lcool twice..hahahha.  Late night last night...
Too many little kids in my workshop storage room. Cleaned out and made into a party room..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 16, 2013, 12:48:15 PM
G'day Peter,
LOL, Yeah I'm just sharing.
I've learned heaps from others sharing info and pictures.
 :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 17, 2013, 06:11:59 PM
Cleaned out the party. Room, returned all the storage items out of my workshop and back into the storage room..

Cleaned up, started my ride on mowers and took them for a drive.. Then started cutting up the rhs for my next off road trailer..

I used a broken skate board to help support the rhs while i cut it with the drop saw.

And thats all i have to say about that..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 21, 2013, 12:47:12 PM
Yesterday, Hung a couple  of lambs on my gantry..

Sunday is butchering day.. Also will do that in my workshop/Mancave, got the freezer going already, to make sure it works.. $50 for a fairly new chest freezer off my local fb buy sell group.



Isnt she lucky i dont have to do it in the house...

Now how do i turn my number 2 trailer over. Might have to rest till Sunday
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: hoytshooter on June 23, 2013, 05:20:45 PM
Finally finished my rock sliders ....
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i456/hoyt1/IMG_4339_zpsd0951be0.jpg) (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/hoyt1/media/IMG_4339_zpsd0951be0.jpg.html)
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i456/hoyt1/400_zps66212a6b.jpg) (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/hoyt1/media/400_zps66212a6b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Frostd on June 23, 2013, 05:35:36 PM
Spent the morning, stripping the old marine carpet from the Black Widow draws/fridge slide, then retrimed them with new marine carpet.  I was surprised how easy it was.  They look brand new and all for $80 in materials. ;)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: corynmelnkids on June 23, 2013, 06:02:08 PM
I put my fathers golf cart back together after we got the clutch rebuilt so then i had to go and try it out with 9 holes of golf with my 2 sons and i also made some alloy spacer blocks for my LED light bar.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 23, 2013, 06:07:10 PM
Butchered a couple of lambs ..

My poor rig is still sitting out side in these nasty frosts..

Lots of meat to eat for a while, if the freezer keeps working..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 23, 2013, 06:08:22 PM
Gave the patrol a wash and polish, and gave the hilux a wash.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Taz64 on June 23, 2013, 06:29:13 PM
Assembled a compost bin system which once it gets enough bacteria and worm castings will recycle and compost the dog droppings. Should be ready to compost the dog droppings in another week.  May not sound like much to most, but when you have a 8yr old English Mastiff at 82kg and a 7 month old English Mastiff at 65kg, the droppings are the equivalent of small dogs.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on June 23, 2013, 06:31:55 PM
Im probably paranoid but after finally getting Patrol and Camper ready to drive across the continent I took them both for a drive to make sure they towed ok and everything worked still!

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: paulo on June 24, 2013, 10:24:34 AM
Hey Taz,

I'm not sure if you're supposed to put dog bombs in the compost. Something to do with the bacteria is still nasty or something. Might want to check it out just in case.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grizzly on June 24, 2013, 11:41:18 AM
My man cave has restricted access ??? until I get an excavator in to clear and level the access. But I finally :-[ got in and swapped over the old Night Vision driving lights for an almost as old set of Hella 140,s made up from old lights in the shed.
Grizzly :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on June 24, 2013, 12:18:55 PM
My man cave has restricted access ??? until I get an excavator in to clear and level the access. But I finally :-[ got in and swapped over the old Night Vision driving lights for an almost as old set of Hella 140,s made up from old lights in the shed.
Grizzly :cheers:
Grizzly, off topi... what breed is your K9?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grizzly on June 24, 2013, 12:47:04 PM
K9 is Talara a White German Shepherd or Swiss Shepherd she is 9 1/2 yrs. She is a member of the family but not a house dog(Sheds to much)Loves to go with us and has her spot in the back of the Prado ;D Photo is a couple of years old
Grizzly :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on June 24, 2013, 12:54:19 PM
Not dissimilar to our Maremma - Italian sheepdog - hence my question.
Seamus is 2 1/2 years old - he adopted us via Bendigo RSPCA a week ago tomorrow!   :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Taz64 on June 24, 2013, 07:40:00 PM
Hey Taz,

I'm not sure if you're supposed to put dog bombs in the compost. Something to do with the bacteria is still nasty or something. Might want to check it out just in case.

The system I have is made by Tumbleweed and specifically for dog droppings.  I'll let you know how it works out once the start up process has finished and it's rafy for dog droppings.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on June 27, 2013, 09:06:08 PM
Put the brake controller in the tug today, thanks to a bit of help from Muz and Jet!!  :cheers: :cup:

Didn't take as long as I thought, the hardest part was getting the wire from the engine bay to the back through the chassis!!

I have a 2005 Hilux and I mounted it near the door next to my right knee. If I mounted it in the other side, the misso would have hit her knee on it. She is a bit vertically challenged!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on June 28, 2013, 07:34:13 AM
Not dissimilar to our Maremma - Italian sheepdog - hence my question.
Seamus is 2 1/2 years old - he adopted us via Bendigo RSPCA a week ago tomorrow!   :D


We had a maremma for 14 1/2 years , I hope you know what your up for with this bread of dog . they are very "special" and while I would have another , I wouldn't at this stage of our life .

cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on June 28, 2013, 12:36:41 PM
finished painting the side of the ct and mounting the water filler and tap, just need to work out a way of connecting a 35mm filler outlet to a 15mm water tank opening      ???
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: swanny on June 28, 2013, 05:34:15 PM
Finished painting the draw bar, hitch, and hitch receiver for the CT, also fixed the trailer wiring, and refitted the roof rack, a busy day, and all took place in the shed....oh and had a couple of frothy ones also.

Swanny
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 28, 2013, 05:51:43 PM
Painted the trailer again, swore at the paint gun, spilt a full can of paint. (500ml ),  painted my mates rear bar. Etc..


Packed up some tools that were floating around..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on June 29, 2013, 08:16:08 AM
Painted the trailer again, swore at the paint gun, spilt a full can of paint. (500ml ),  painted my mates rear bar. Etc..


Packed up some tools that were floating around..
   

Sweet , What color is the shed floor now  ??? ???   ;D ;D      it will buff out  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on June 29, 2013, 08:27:49 AM
Painted the trailer again, swore at the paint gun,

Mate I have been swearing at paint guns for a long time but trust me; they never listen.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on June 29, 2013, 08:44:17 AM
Grabbed a beer then was trying to decide where to mount the uhf grabbed another beer as the first beer did not help me with the decision making got a little cold so i loaded wood in the fire pot got that blazing grabbed another beer ate that beer in a matter of micro seconds had another look in the car for a mounting spot for the uhf had another beer stood around the fire until the fridge was at a stage it needed restocking decided that the passenger seat that the radio was sitting on was a good spot for the time being locked up the car.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 29, 2013, 10:08:02 AM
   

Sweet , What color is the shed floor now  ??? ???   ;D ;D      it will buff out  :cup:

Funny thing was i had a brain wave and put down an old paint can lid 20lt, so i thought if i spilt a drop the lid would catch it, well that over flowed onto my bench, but i managed to mop that p before it got to the floor..

Fixed the paint gun by drilling out the breather hole..

I learnt a fewyearsago that it costs a lot of money to throw drop or slam down a spray paint gun.  So have learnt to control myself till i put it down..


Breather hole was blocked cos i shook the gun putting paint into the breather.. I will have to remember not to do that in the future..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: thommo19 on June 29, 2013, 01:43:10 PM
Today in Sydney is wet and miserable, decided to tidy up my garage.
The new Cub is a couple of weeks off and must make some room,productive day so far.
Jeff
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 29, 2013, 02:57:36 PM
Funny thing was i had a brain wave and put down an old paint can lid 20lt, so i thought if i spilt a drop the lid would catch it, well that over flowed onto my bench, but i managed to mop that p before it got to the floor..

Fixed the paint gun by drilling out the breather hole..

I learnt a fewyearsago that it costs a lot of money to throw drop or slam down a spray paint gun.  So have learnt to control myself till i put it down..


Breather hole was blocked cos i shook the gun putting paint into the breather.. I will have to remember not to do that in the future..

Now thinking, it was probably the reason why the spray guns can fell over, too slippery sitting Ono the old lid...

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on June 29, 2013, 03:00:38 PM
Emptied and cleaned the Goldstream ready for handover tomorrow
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on June 29, 2013, 03:03:59 PM
spent an hour moving a pile of crap from one corner to the other, realised i needed space in that corner so moved it all back again, really need to start throwing the crap out but carnt do it just incase i need it again ,ggrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 29, 2013, 03:09:42 PM
Sell it then, join ur local buy sell group on fb and if u dont wanna take a photo and sell it, wait till someone asks if someone else has that particular item. I have sold heaps of stuff..


Today myself i fitted the tail lights to my new trailer.. Then remembered i dont know ere my numberplate light is, so i took the rest off the day off..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 29, 2013, 03:27:08 PM
Made a Shovel Holder for the roof rack.
A length of 50mm PVC pipe.
2x 50mm pipe brackets.
4x Gal Screws.
1x 50mm Gal 8mm bolt with 4 washers and an R Clip.
Some Cold gal paint.
Piece of pillow foam pushed into the end to stop the handle from rattling about.
Doesn't make a noise and the handle is protected from the weather and sun ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 29, 2013, 04:28:25 PM
Made a Shovel Holder for the roof rack.
A length of 50mm PVC pipe.
2x 50mm pipe brackets.
4x Gal Screws.
1x 50mm Gal 8mm bolt with 4 washers and an R Clip.
Some Cold gal paint.
Piece of pillow foam pushed into the end to stop the handle from rattling about.
Doesn't make a noise and the handle is protected from the weather and sun ;D

You could strip that shovel down and paint it too,maybe that can be next weekends project..

And while u are at it, rub the handle down with some linseed oil.. The shovel will be like new..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 29, 2013, 05:06:47 PM
You could strip that shovel down and paint it too,maybe that can be next weekends project...
A reason for a beer  :cup:
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on June 29, 2013, 05:11:59 PM
Started modifying the wheel carrier on the CT. More shed time tomorrow ???
http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=30421.msg481760#new (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=30421.msg481760#new)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: znelbok on June 29, 2013, 07:23:39 PM
I spent the day wiring up the controller in my '92 Hilux.

I was bloody cold in the shed.  Radio kept saying around 12°.  Is hard to get the fingers going at that temp.

I crimped the connectors and then soldered them - something I like to do - crimp and solder.  It ensure the connector has a good solif waterproof connection.

My controller is removable now (see my other thread re where to install controller in Hilux).

Tomorrow I get to tidy up the electrics in the CT.  Its got a short in a wire and the fridge has no fuse protecting its 12V supply.  Hopefully it wont be as cold tomorrow

Mick
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: KingBilly on June 29, 2013, 07:28:22 PM
Had a garage sale to get rid of the stuff in the new tug's parking spot.  Pretty successful.

KB
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on June 29, 2013, 07:57:24 PM
.  Hopefully it wont be as cold tomorrow

Mick



        Dreaming  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on June 29, 2013, 08:00:08 PM
Sell it then, join ur local buy sell group on fb and if u dont wanna take a photo and sell it, wait till someone asks if someone else has that particular item. I have sold heaps

The problem is the minute i either sell it or throw it out  within a few weeks i will need somthing again been there done that, hoarding is a bad thing  lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on June 29, 2013, 10:27:58 PM

I was bloody cold in the shed.  Radio kept saying around 12°.  Is hard to get the fingers going at that temp.

Soft! Clearly your not from Tassie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on June 29, 2013, 10:30:10 PM
Yeah must say. It has been cold here. Had to swap the Boardies for jeans this arvo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 29, 2013, 11:13:31 PM
Struth, it has hardly got above 12 for a few weeks here in vic..

Had minus 3 here a few times, so cold my water pipes froze so had no water in the house..

My workshop water tank was fine but washing hands in that is freezing..

Apart from that its work as usual..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: znelbok on June 30, 2013, 07:43:45 AM
Yeah must say. It has been cold here. Had to swap the Boardies for jeans this arvo

Oh, I stayed in shorts all day - it was only the fingers that suffered.  Its not just cold, its wet as well - has been for a week now.

12 is warm for some of you, but the breeze was coming straight in the door and I could not close it and the air was damp.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Clouty on June 30, 2013, 08:04:34 AM
Yeah must say. It has been cold here. Had to swap the Boardies for jeans this arvo
SOFT.. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: edz on June 30, 2013, 09:21:50 AM
Nothing to much just a lazy start to the morning before leaving for work .
Cut out a couple of Corflute sign board wind shields for the butane cookers ready for my trip to Fraser in two weeks.. Nice and light, folds flat and easy to clean.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 30, 2013, 09:26:43 AM
Looks like the weather isn't going to be kind today, so I guess the day will be spent in the shed  ;D

Hey Brumbypt, I might do has you suggested.
  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jclures on June 30, 2013, 09:29:12 AM
I am going to work on my camper today, getting it ready to go to the Townsville V8 weekend, that is if I can handle the tropical North Queensland cold day we are having.  ;D ;D ;D >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on June 30, 2013, 11:45:20 AM
I built a tea trolley for the production of Beauty and the beast (for Chip) that my daughter is in. Class Act productions is the theatre company and is for kids form 10 to 21.
I think there will be more props to build in the coming weeks.
I am looking forward to seeing the production. They always do a good job.
Regards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 30, 2013, 12:22:31 PM
Looks like the weather isn't going to be kind today, so I guess the day will be spent in the shed  ;D

Hey Brumbypt, I might do has you suggested.
  :cheers:

And what was that
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 30, 2013, 12:27:41 PM
And what was that

You could strip that shovel down and paint it too,maybe that can be next weekends project..

And while u are at it, rub the handle down with some linseed oil.. The shovel will be like new..

Jobs done (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/thumbs%20up.gif)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: KingBilly on June 30, 2013, 12:32:45 PM
Jobs done ([url]http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/thumbs%20up.gif[/url])


Sure it is  :-*  Where's the photographic proof  :D

KB
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 30, 2013, 01:30:37 PM
Wow thats great..
It will l ook like new ontop of ya rig now..

But need to see a picture
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 30, 2013, 01:35:53 PM
I'll have to try and get one tomorrow for you guys.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on June 30, 2013, 01:36:33 PM
Wow thats great..
It will l ook like new ontop of ya rig now..

But need to see a picture
seems the big fella has plenty of time for odd jobs seeing how he has been banned from Face Book.........so a little birdy says 8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 30, 2013, 01:38:37 PM
seems the big fella has plenty of time for odd jobs seeing how he has been banned from Face Book.........so a little birdy says 8)

What else can we suggest him to do??
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on June 30, 2013, 01:50:38 PM
What else can we suggest him to do??
what he gets up to in his shed stays in his shed  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 30, 2013, 02:03:51 PM
he has been banned from Face Book
Tell the whole story if you're going to be telling tales.
It was only a 12 hour ban because some old so & so took offense to me referring to a ratepayers page where they whinge about everything as their(Female dog)page.
 :angel:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on June 30, 2013, 02:18:16 PM
Tell the whole story if you're going to be telling tales.
It was only a 12 hour ban because some old so & so took offense to me referring to a ratepayers page where they whinge about everything as their(Female dog)page.
 :angel:
telling tales  8)  who me  :angel:

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on June 30, 2013, 04:08:45 PM
What else can we suggest him to do??

Sounds like my wife!!!


Apparently all I've done all day is pick up my tools, finger them. And put them back again.

Apparently I've yet to complete any jobs, and those that I have, I've fixed broken.


Apparently ............

Wife must be having a bad day.!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on June 30, 2013, 04:14:26 PM
Sounds like my wife!!!

Yeah, I was thinking (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/WTF.gif)
Can't escape.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on June 30, 2013, 04:26:12 PM
I finally got started on my DIY designed and Engineered Solar Pool heating.
I got a bunch of Quotes in and they were about $4,500 for reasonable quality kit. That was about $4,000 too much if ya ask me.
So, with a budget allocation of $600 I am building my own solar pool heating system.
Made a good start on it today, but no way am, I going up on the patio roof in the rain.
Maybe tomorrow.
Good thing is, get this job done, and the rest of the paving out front, I can the resume the CT work... ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: znelbok on June 30, 2013, 07:28:54 PM
Another full day in the shed - the sun came out today and it was nice while it was shining in the shed on my back - so lovely and warm after a week of rain.

Plumbed up the tap on the draw-bar today, added in a check valve on the main supply line and added a line up to the back of the CT for use in the annex.

Ran the wire for the fridge and aux power at the front of the CT.  Ran out of connectors so I will have to finish that off next weekend.

Pulled off one of the wheels and repacked the bearing and checked the brakes - A visitor stopped me from doing the other side.

Put my 4WD wheel on one side to see how big it was and how well it fir.  Its a 32x10.5 mudder and its gave me an extra 65mm height.  Its a big wheel under the CT, but it fits with no problems at all.

Shut the best mate in the shed accidentally on the way out.  Normally hes right next to me, but he has learned that if I don't call him then I am going to be back in a minute and he just waits there.  Not this time, I pulled the door down and then heard him knocking to get out a few minutes later - not happy Jan...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on June 30, 2013, 10:46:57 PM
Screwed the new Warn 9.5xp back together with some mods that were suggested by Mal Leslie. Hopefully now waterproof. Tested it and the wireless remote. Started fitting up the UHF attenna .Fitted expanded alloy mesh to behind the cruiser grill and started drilling the spacer block for the Expanda hitch to try and reach the Cruza.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 01, 2013, 05:59:11 PM
Wired up the tail lights and electric brakes on my new trailer, then realized i forgot to wire up the number plate light..grrrrr now i gotta do dat tomos.. It was really neat and tidy too..

Used my new soldering iron gun, much nicer to use..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: CC2005 on July 01, 2013, 06:11:21 PM
Whilst finishing up some work on the CT and I then decided that I would attempt to resurrect a dying motor bike agm battery with the aid of a much over sized battery charger.  A real long story made short.  I produced a lot magic smoke within seconds; melting leads and numerous burnt fingers (7) later as the result of trying to disconnect the almost glowing smouldering leads.- I can still smell the burnt wire insulation on my fingers.  It was very much, the brains of the guts of an Easter egg moment.  (I could have turned off the charger!!!)  I suppose I'll get out of helping with the dishes tonight!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on July 01, 2013, 06:38:25 PM
Whilst finishing up some work on the CT and I then decided that I would attempt to resurrect a dying motor bike agm battery with the aid of a much over sized battery charger.  A real long story made short.  I produced a lot magic smoke within seconds; melting leads and numerous burnt fingers (7) later as the result of trying to disconnect the almost glowing smouldering leads.- I can still smell the burnt wire insulation on my fingers.  It was very much, the brains of the guts of an Easter egg moment.  (I could have turned off the charger!!!)  I suppose I'll get out of helping with the dishes tonight!
I hope your fingers get better mate and that the charger is all good.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 01, 2013, 06:42:50 PM
About to head in there and work out the plumbing for the tank and tap, should be fun ::)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 01, 2013, 07:17:36 PM
Played with the new toy I bought today. I have been borrowing the old man's and decided it was time to buy my own.
http://www.stihl.com.au/STIHL-Products/01478/KombiSystem.aspx (http://www.stihl.com.au/STIHL-Products/01478/KombiSystem.aspx)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on July 02, 2013, 08:34:50 AM
Spent yesterday building props for Beauty and the beast stage production that my daughter is in. Today will see some more done and most likely over the next few days I will be doing the same.
So if any one wants to come and see Class Act Youth Productions (10yo to 21yo) Beauty and the beast on August 16-18 in Moe give me a yell. They always put on a good show.
Regards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on July 02, 2013, 04:05:31 PM
Played with the new toy I bought today. I have been borrowing the old man's and decided it was time to buy my own.
[url]http://www.stihl.com.au/STIHL-Products/01478/KombiSystem.aspx[/url] ([url]http://www.stihl.com.au/STIHL-Products/01478/KombiSystem.aspx[/url])


Looks good set up, what attachments did you go for?

What did that set you back.?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 02, 2013, 04:23:52 PM
Looks good set up, what attachments did you go for?

What did that set you back.?


I got the KM90 powerhead with the brush cutter and hedge trimmer for $1000
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 02, 2013, 04:45:24 PM
Finished the tail lights, wired the plug, had visit from my auto eleccy asking about computer advice and he told me the wiring i have for the electric brakes wasnt adequate.. I used it anyway..

Tested the tail lights, one unit wasn't working so had to replace..

Took for a test drive and forgot to put the coupling lock down so it came off the car ripped the  plug out and rolled down hitting my car bending the front tie down rail, and possible the front of the trailer.. Plug was ok. Coupling all scratched.. Will now try to forget another silly forgetfulness but try to remember to always lock it down.

Darn hey..



Sent from my iPad using my new Tapatalk HD app....
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on July 02, 2013, 04:54:22 PM
I got the KM90 powerhead with the brush cutter and hedge trimmer for $1000
Do you know,  Is the extension tree lopper any good?

That could be handy attachment.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: firecracker on July 03, 2013, 03:02:35 AM
Spending a few days trying to sort my Cave, after trips to the tip and scrap metal yard, I've sold one or two bits as well, I'm going to set my woodworking gear up and make a new bench. Must get some pics taken. :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on July 04, 2013, 11:19:02 AM
Spending a few days trying to sort my Cave, after trips to the tip and scrap metal yard, I've sold one or two bits as well, I'm going to set my woodworking gear up and make a new bench. Must get some pics taken. :cheers:
Nothing like making your own wood working bench... MUST gey back to working on the 2 I have in process... 1 for me and the other for my bro.  :-[
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on July 04, 2013, 12:57:51 PM
Nothing today,
Walk out, flung the roller door up and stared at the inside for about 5 minutes.






Buggar that!
Walked back inside and thought Buggar.
Hmmm might think about moving some stuff about tomorrow, that'll get me out of the house.
The two teenage girls atm are like living with a pair of Cobra's.
The young bloke and myself WILL find something to do in the shed all day tomorrow  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 04, 2013, 06:29:11 PM
Re greased a bearing on a ATV, bugger of a job, took me all morning...

Then i did some welding and grinding on t2


*******.....PETER......*******

____________________________________________

I am a 2 shed family, one for me and one for living in..

1993 80 series landcruiser
Dual movement hip
Love the high country
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 04, 2013, 08:37:39 PM
Almost finished off the plumping for the water tank and started installing the tail light led's,Up until a huge crack noise came from the backyard then realised a big mother of a branch had snapped off the tree missing the garage by 4ft
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 04, 2013, 08:40:23 PM
Close call, I've heard chainsaws all arvo here, the wind seems to have abated now.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on July 04, 2013, 08:48:01 PM
In the process of Mods on the Cub . Putting in A Deepie to Anderson plug , charged from the tug & straight to the Engels . Wanted a fuse past the battery so ripped into the leckie bag o tricks found a spare 80A fuse holder & reworked it to take a 20A fuse . Amazing what you can achive with the correct number of cans  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tim - Stratford on July 04, 2013, 11:47:28 PM
After heading out last week (whilst on leave) to assist in recovering a work truck or two and getting the dreaded  "click, click, click"....

....I replaced a solenoid in my controller box....all good now.  :police:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on July 05, 2013, 02:17:51 PM
Just replaced the "U" bolts on the boat trailer ... went out too hook up last sunday morning and out of the corner of my eye I notice that one is missing and the others just about to part company .. Now this old trailer is not rego'ed and only does about 3km each way to a private ramp so she dont get much loving , haha .. anyway boats back on trailer and ready to GO ..

the fishing has been bloody good around these parts of late and I missed a couple of good days :(

cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: carinya on July 05, 2013, 08:12:48 PM
Finished off a few loose ends on the CT electrics job.  Also the stone flap.

Found a tool box, fitted a marine battery and some power sockets, add a water pump and new tap.

Wired in a VSR and meter to the triton.  So far all OK and charging.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Snow on July 05, 2013, 09:07:38 PM
Turned an old wardrobe door with mirror into a free standing mirror for Mrs Snow. She loves blue butterflies and lavender, so I got all arty farty and created this for her.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Chippy76 on July 05, 2013, 09:50:29 PM
Snow did you paint that Lavendar ?

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Snow on July 05, 2013, 09:53:19 PM
Snow did you paint that Lavendar ?

Cheers Chippy :D
Yes, and I did a larger painting of a bunch on the back.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Chippy76 on July 05, 2013, 10:04:44 PM
Well done my friend!  ...now thats a talent!

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Snow on July 05, 2013, 10:18:48 PM
Well done my friend!  ...now thats a talent!

Cheers Chippy :D
Thanks Chippy. I have visions of turning some of my space into a studio. There are no arguments from Mrs Snow.  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: sol on July 06, 2013, 05:23:30 AM
Top stuff mate  :cup:
Jen just asked me why I'm not that clever. ;D

      :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gruesome on July 06, 2013, 07:14:41 AM
Showing your hidden talents is really nice Snow, but your creating work in another household mate lol, nice work mate
cheers Andy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rellbell on July 06, 2013, 04:05:40 PM
My main man is down in his cave with the trailer up on the hoist rewiring the battery into the bigger box upgrade on our track about.  Only 8 more sleeps till were off to the cape, woohoo getting excited ;D cheers rellbell
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 06, 2013, 04:30:41 PM
braking open a few frothy'z and watching the most boring race I think I have ever watched
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Steffo1 on July 06, 2013, 05:00:52 PM
I've had a problem with the 93 'Cruiser ute (1HZ 4.2 After market DTS turbo) for over 12 months & decided to do something about it. It would run well up to around 90kph but then, under load up anything less than flat, would lose power. Methinks a change of hose on the turbo intake as it was pretty old & may be collapsing under load. Replaced it with a silicon hose. Off for a drive. Nah same problem. On the phone to an old mate (retired diesel mechanic) who came up today to have a squiz. Really strange but he found an hose clamp on the fuel line between the primary & secondary filters. Problem solved! NO. Replaced the fuel line as we thought it may have been damaged by the clamp. No again. Finally tried loosening the bleed nut on the fuel pump & pumping the primer on the filter which managed to place about 1/2 litre of diesel on the shed floor but, presto, running like a dream at 120+kph so must have been some crap in the pump constricting flow. I'm off now to clean up the mess before "you-know-who" gets home to park her vehicle.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on July 06, 2013, 05:25:17 PM
I'm not really in the shed (am just outside) starting to fix up the tandem trailer I got for $200. Started pulling out the old rusted out floor, found that some parts have been welded from underneath the trailer. Turning in to a bigger job that I hoped. Looks like I might be at it again tomorrow. I got given some second hand steel for the floor, just need to sort out lights and brakes and then register it. Even with new brakes and lights it should end up a cheap tandem trailer.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on July 06, 2013, 06:59:58 PM
Out the front of the shed as the new tray is slowly being built inside .......


Pulled the axles out and got ready to pull the rear diff out in the morning .
 Then to find a new / reco or S/H center , Monday..

 
 3 T's  in life ;)

Cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kochy on July 06, 2013, 07:07:09 PM
Fitted a new Tigez11 winch bar and Hercules 12000 lb winch to my 2006 Hilux Dual cab, bit of fun at first but worked it out fitting same to son in laws next week.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: toeball on July 06, 2013, 07:48:50 PM
I found the floor!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on July 06, 2013, 08:02:28 PM
I found the floor!

I'm working out the front because I can't find mine!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 06, 2013, 08:24:53 PM
Did some welding and grinding and sweeping, picked up atleast 2kgs of grinding dust off the floor..

Now if only i could make something out of it!!! Hmmm how could i join all those dust bits together


*******.....PETER......*******

____________________________________________

I am a 2 shed family, one for me and one for living in..

1993 80 series landcruiser
Dual movement hip
Love the high country
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Steffo1 on July 06, 2013, 08:46:06 PM
^^^^ Magnet
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on July 06, 2013, 11:06:04 PM
I havent done much at all this week.
Been at the local hospital at least two or three times a day.
My 97 yr old grandfather is in hospital. As the only grandchild that is here and sadly that can make time, and with all my aunts and uncles away(all 7 of them) including my folks, my wife and I are the only family here at this time.
The stubborn old bugga still thinks he is good enough to look after himself.

At 97, he's old enough to expect to have a little help.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on July 07, 2013, 02:11:35 PM
Pulled the rear diff out of the HZJ75 , spent a fair while looking at my diff and one I had in the shipping container from a HJ75 ,  axle s seemed the same , bolt holes as well ,, the housing is a bit different , and the HJ does not have LS clutch housing around the cross , but the crown wheel measured the same ,,,

 asked the question over at 4x4 action ..

got told it would work .  and it does  ;D 

so shes back on the road  , think its time too  :cheers:

cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on July 07, 2013, 02:53:50 PM
Finished the install of the Deepie & LED strip lights& Batt box & switches & Anderson plugs X 2 & solar panels attachment  & a few  :cheers: cose l'v been busy  :cheers: Time for a nap before  :cheers: before dinner . :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: sol on July 07, 2013, 03:41:38 PM
Found my old cordless drill when cleaning out the shed, so took battery out, soldered a couple of wires to battery contacts inside drill, fitted an Andersen Plug to the other end and bingo I've got a 12v drill.
Someone had suggested this mod on here awhile back I think. :cup:

      :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nbd73 on July 07, 2013, 03:50:10 PM
Spent the day doing perhaps one of the stupidest things ever: decided ( heavily influenced by better half) it would be a good idea to remove roof rack between trips. So after much head scratching & several trips to bunnings finally managed to rig up some pulleys, rope & hooks to lift the rack off the 4wd and hang from garage roof when not in use. So all done, then climb onto roof to realise that 4 of the 12 bolts holding the rack to the roof are virtually inaccessible without removing the rack from the 2 adaptor brackets that mount into the roof channels. Another 12 bolts to remove, and half of them are nearly impossible to get an Allen key into. Buggers me how ARB fit the the damn thing.
Now nursing a bruised ego realising that a simple check of the roof BEFORE starting anything just might have been a good idea. Hope everyone else had more joy.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 07, 2013, 04:50:40 PM
Wasn't in the shed, I dry lubed every door hinge in the house. Amazing the difference not having squeaking doors in the house is.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Raym on July 07, 2013, 08:12:13 PM
Finally got some time on the carved horse.

This is due to be finished next month the artisans challenge at Cobb & Co in Toowoomba.

Still not convinced I have rounded the body enough.

Ray
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on July 07, 2013, 08:15:42 PM
Finally got some time on the carved horse.

This is due to be finished next month the artisans challenge at Cobb & Co in Toowoomba.

Still not convinced I have rounded the body enough.

Ray
Very impressive!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on July 07, 2013, 08:20:25 PM
Found my old cordless drill when cleaning out the shed, so took battery out, soldered a couple of wires to battery contacts inside drill, fitted an Andersen Plug to the other end and bingo I've got a 12v drill.
Someone had suggested this mod on here awhile back I think. :cup:

      :cheers:
was it a 9.6v or 12v?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: staghornflat on July 07, 2013, 08:24:11 PM
Finally pulled the carby off my crf 450 and cleaned the jets, now it idles. Then had to go for a ride with son.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on July 07, 2013, 09:42:32 PM
Finished one invention cart stage prop for the production of Beauty and the Beast (No I am not the beast) and started on the repair of another.
Tomorrow I continue on props.  I am really enjoying this but fear I will need to return to work for a rest. I have been on holidays for a bit over a week and have spent most days in the man cave.
Regards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on July 07, 2013, 09:48:28 PM
Finally got some time on the carved horse.

This is due to be finished next month the artisans challenge at Cobb & Co in Toowoomba.

Still not convinced I have rounded the body enough.

Ray

If it was one of our horses it would need a much bigger girth (I'm saying they are really fat)  ;D Nice work though
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: sol on July 08, 2013, 05:50:02 AM
was it a 9.6v or 12v?

  It was a 14v. Works fine as a 12v. ;D

     :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 08, 2013, 05:07:56 PM
Took T2 off the workbench jib, stood it up out of the way. Then moved the workbench out of the way..

Then pulled everything out of under my workbench and welded in a couple of angle iron for shelf brackets and installed a shelf in that bottom section..

Ten repackped it, looks a lot neater and gives me a little more room..

Took me all day..

Learnt that you can cut timber with an angle grinder and cut off disk, but it causes a lot of smoke.. Not much heat though..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on July 08, 2013, 07:23:21 PM
Learnt that you can cut timber with an angle grinder and cut off disk

Thats, um..... rather different.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 08, 2013, 07:48:12 PM
Starting the  mounting brackets for the shocks on the c.t, not really sure if there will be any benefit other than it beats the hell outta watching the idiot box.

cutting wood with an angle grinder???,, ya what the hell,,, may aswell try that too
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on July 08, 2013, 07:53:03 PM
Still pulling rusted floor out of this trailer. Half done now so getting there, but ran out of angle grinder discs so need to grab some more tomorrow (not to cut wood though).

Used to work with a bloke who put a steel cut off wheel into his drop saw (for timber). That didn't go well he burnt the saw out because they are about 2000rpm too slow for cutting steel  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mandrake on July 08, 2013, 08:14:10 PM
Saw a converted bus at Lake Argyle with "Mobile Man Cave " on the front...
No myswag sticker though !!

Sent from Mandrakes Motorola

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pirate_Pete on July 08, 2013, 08:33:40 PM
Learnt that you can cut timber with an angle grinder and cut off disk, but it causes a lot of smoke.. Not much heat though..


That tip should be it the Tools, and welders, and tips on using them correctly thread.


http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=30187.0;topicseen (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=30187.0;topicseen)

 :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on July 10, 2013, 06:54:18 PM
Well this is what I have been working on in my man cave. It has been quality time with little image #1 working with me.
It is the invention that Belle's Father makes in the Beauty and the Beast.
http://youtu.be/gENK-SeeBy4 (http://youtu.be/gENK-SeeBy4)
I'll try and get some photos of the other things made.
Regards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on July 10, 2013, 10:27:50 PM
Well this is what I have been working on in my man cave. It has been quality time with little image #1 working with me.
It is the invention that Belle's Father makes in the Beauty and the Beast.
[url]http://youtu.be/gENK-SeeBy4[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/gENK-SeeBy4[/url])
I'll try and get some photos of the other things made.
Regards
Crispy

Better find a spot for that when you head off... Much quieter than a chain saw! ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on July 11, 2013, 01:29:27 PM
Well not to day but recently.

1 knocked over a 280 kg lathe

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_2892_zpsd50b92d5.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_2892_zpsd50b92d5.jpg.html)

then made a new stand for it so I could not do it again

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_3054_zpsdd7aadb3.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_3054_zpsdd7aadb3.jpg.html)

Hacked the drawer unit the lathe flattened on its way down to gain more storage

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_3075_zps5520d2ad.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_3075_zps5520d2ad.jpg.html)

Rebuilt a compressor, parked it out the back and plumbed it in.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_2711_zps37c3ea77.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_2711_zps37c3ea77.jpg.html)

Then finally got my DRO fitted to my Mill

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_3186_zps39ca501a.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_3186_zps39ca501a.jpg.html)

And finally got everything shipshape

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_3188_zpsda6ae364.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_3188_zpsda6ae364.jpg.html)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_3187_zps949ce963.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_3187_zps949ce963.jpg.html)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_3192_zpse1af4df9.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_3192_zpse1af4df9.jpg.html)

so I can work in my shed again, not on it.

Rewarded myself by buying a new TIG welder yesterday....

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Phone%20Photos/IMAG0222_zpse077eb14.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Phone%20Photos/IMAG0222_zpse077eb14.jpg.html)

I think I better stop buying toys...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on July 11, 2013, 06:07:25 PM
I am in love with your shed!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on July 11, 2013, 06:14:43 PM
I am in love with your shed!!!!!!!!!
they told me you were easily pleased  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on July 11, 2013, 06:53:44 PM
I am in love with your shed!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, I built the shed a few years ago, all 2.4x3.8 metres of it! it's been undergoing quite a transformation since I bought the mill and upgraded my lathe in January. I spent quite a lot on storage stuff as part of the makeover, just got to get 15 amp power to it then pour a level floor and it will be just about done. I have finally sold my drill press which had to go to make room for the mill.

The small space is actually nice to work in now there is plenty of room to put stuff away, everything is at my fingertips and everything is in wheels so I can move it up the other end of the house to the carport if I am working on bigger stuff or cars.

It was featured in one of the 4WD mags a few years ago as a mini-shed but if they saw it now, they would be blown away!

You will note there is room for camping gear still. The Oztent is not used much now I have a pop top.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rellbell on July 11, 2013, 09:32:25 PM
My main man is down in his cave with the trailer up on the hoist rewiring the battery into the bigger box upgrade on our track about.  Only 8 more sleeps till were off to the cape, woohoo getting excited ;D cheers rellbell
That job finished on Monday night, only 3 more sleeps to go till we leave:) ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: noel_w on July 11, 2013, 09:39:16 PM
That job finished on Monday night, only 3 more sleeps to go till we leave:) ;D


That job isn't finished without....  :worthles:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on July 11, 2013, 09:43:40 PM
Ordered the LED lights for my tandem today from evilbay. Got 99.9% of the old floor out of it yesterday and measured up all the free checker plate today to see how many sheets I need (3 is the answer). Transferred the rego on the trailer today too (although I wasn't in the shed for that!).

That job finished on Monday night, only 3 more sleeps to go till we leave:) ;D

How excitement!!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 13, 2013, 08:04:48 PM
Picked up a spare wheel carrier for the ct off fleabay mounted it then sat back with a cold one  and admired my work for a few hrs
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodsswag on July 13, 2013, 08:15:39 PM
Made a portable stereo, amp and equalizer.
Just some old stuff laying around the shed.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 13, 2013, 08:17:48 PM
Cassette? I pictured you more of an 8 track kind of guy :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on July 13, 2013, 08:20:47 PM
What's a cassette?


Sent from the machine that goes..... Bing!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: sol on July 13, 2013, 08:21:36 PM
Made up a couple of Andersen Plug extension leads.
Started my Country Comfort Hot Shower set up.

      :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 13, 2013, 08:24:15 PM
What's a cassette?


(http://www.dio.net/pictures_misc/black_cassette_us_tape_promo_big.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on July 13, 2013, 08:25:39 PM
Black Sabbath.... Who are they?  ;)


Sent from the machine that goes..... Bing!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jwb on July 13, 2013, 08:37:36 PM
What's an "8 track" ?

 :-[ :-[ ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 13, 2013, 08:43:03 PM
What's an "8 track" ?

 :-[ :-[ ;D


(http://chromehorse.typepad.com/files/img00105201004301501.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ptnlinda on July 13, 2013, 08:48:37 PM
Ran the twin cable under the Prado today for the Anderson Plug. Finishing off and installing the Brake controller tomorrow in readiness for the Kimberley Kamper Platinum to arrive.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on July 13, 2013, 08:50:31 PM
Rod great shed mate. Gives me inspiration as I have a fair bit of machine gear in storage to fit not mine when I can organize it. The tool boxes definetly help.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on July 13, 2013, 08:54:26 PM
Sorry not today but Wednesday. Fixed the problem of the hitch on the 200 being 125mm taller than the Expanda by making this riser block. Got it profile cut from 120 plate the cut it out and machined the rest.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 13, 2013, 08:58:05 PM
Nice bit of engineering but why couldn't you use a drop hitch on the 200?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on July 13, 2013, 08:58:30 PM
Rod great shed mate. Gives me inspiration as I have a fair bit of machine gear in storage to fit not mine when I can organize it. The tool boxes definetly help.

Thanks mate. Also some shelves in the garden shed helped get a bit of stuff out of my man cave...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 13, 2013, 08:58:54 PM
Walked in, walked around, looked around. Then sat down.. It was nice just sitting there in silence watching the traffic go past in the distance.. No radio, no other noise and no one else.. Just nice..


Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on July 13, 2013, 09:14:01 PM
Walked in, walked around, looked around. Then sat down.. It was nice just sitting there in silence watching the traffic go past in the distance.. No radio, no other noise and no one else.. Just nice..
what with no kids running in & out? b*astard  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry013.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 13, 2013, 10:13:41 PM
Nope no one..

Mind u had just spent the last hour with them looking at the new lamb and going for a walk and then picking up a heap of kindling


So it was nice just to sit and relax...


Tapa talk is very annoying. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodsswag on July 13, 2013, 10:40:16 PM
Cassette? I pictured you more of an 8 track kind of guy :laugh:

Cassette and 10 CD stacker.
 :cheers:


Rod.......
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 13, 2013, 10:50:36 PM
Nope no one..

Mind u had just spent the last hour with them looking at the new lamb and going for a walk and then picking up a heap of kindling


I'm guessing that lamb will be hanging up in the garage in a month and halfs time   :-)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 13, 2013, 11:09:57 PM
No, it was only born this morning, so next winter it will hand in the workshop if all goes well..


Tapa talk is annoying. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on July 14, 2013, 08:52:06 AM
Cassette and 10 CD stacker.
 :cheers:


Rod.......
x2 Keep meaning to dig out a cassette to play in the Monterey!  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on July 14, 2013, 09:16:14 AM
Nice bit of engineering but why couldn't you use a drop hitch on the 200?

Nobody makes them that low. Even the big arse forged HR ones, the closest HR do is 150mm and then you have nearly another 100mm hang further down. Even though the 200 is high a 250mm drop would become a plough at every minor dip in the road and servo entrances. Easiest fix would be to weld the plate to the top of the drawbar but Jayco stamp the VIN there! Do you know how much trouble it is to relocate a VIN?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on July 14, 2013, 09:49:37 AM
they told me you were easily pleased  ;D

 ;D :D ;D. Doesn't take much to keep me happy.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 14, 2013, 12:01:10 PM
After reading another thread with a wheel coming off on a ct, Im going in to play with my nuts on the ct, sounds about a 4 can job i thinks
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on July 14, 2013, 12:30:06 PM
Have just finished making the parts for more wooden toys . Today its tankers & cars .  :cup: Later its just :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on July 14, 2013, 12:38:57 PM
i was supposed to be finishing the cladding and flashings on my shed today, but the rain means it'll have to wait for another day
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Frostd on July 14, 2013, 04:52:45 PM
Installed a set of LED spot lights of the rear of the patrol, re-wired a new plug in the rear and installed a Strip LED's on the rear barn door. There was no swearing, just pumped up the music and chilled out, whilst doing it. :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 14, 2013, 04:54:45 PM
I was rudely awaken by the local :police: :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Kangaron on July 14, 2013, 05:00:18 PM
I was rudely awaken by the local :police: :laugh:

By rudely I presume you mean a 10lb key through the front door and a dishlicker through the back?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 14, 2013, 05:02:27 PM
Nah just some Highway Patrol guy with his siren going :angel:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on July 14, 2013, 05:02:54 PM
By rudely I presume you mean a 10lb key through the front door and a dishlicker through the back?

Now there is a coincidence.  The name of the Cardiologist in Darwin was Dr Kangaron......any relation.
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on July 14, 2013, 05:04:08 PM
Nah just some Highway Patrol guy with his siren going :angel:

Could that have been Wayne ?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 14, 2013, 05:06:47 PM
Could that have been Wayne ?


I have the right to remain silent ;D

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3NCTeqw7fgE/TaoAxfNvzEI/AAAAAAAAA4k/Vs-Ki3DR5nw/s640/three-wise-monkeys.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on July 14, 2013, 05:09:57 PM
I have the right to remain silent ;D

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3NCTeqw7fgE/TaoAxfNvzEI/AAAAAAAAA4k/Vs-Ki3DR5nw/s640/three-wise-monkeys.jpg[/url])


Where did you get that photo of me and my sons..?
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fuji on July 14, 2013, 05:11:58 PM
Nah just some Highway Patrol guy with his siren going :angel:



Yeah at 1.30 p.m. In the arvo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on July 14, 2013, 05:14:44 PM


Yeah at 1.30 p.m. In the arvo

Not you then I gather.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nbd73 on July 14, 2013, 05:24:16 PM
I have the right to remain silent ;D

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3NCTeqw7fgE/TaoAxfNvzEI/AAAAAAAAA4k/Vs-Ki3DR5nw/s640/three-wise-monkeys.jpg[/url])

C'Mon D4D, that's at least twice I've seen u use that chimpanzee photo this weekend: lift your game and be original or don't bother!! We could all reach 10000 posts if we kept putting up the same thing....
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on July 14, 2013, 05:26:08 PM
Finally got the roof over my materials rack and comressor which finishes a job I started about 2 years ago.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_3196_zpsa137c32b.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_3196_zpsa137c32b.jpg.html)

And during the week bought a TIG welder

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_3200_zpsbfedc949.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_3200_zpsbfedc949.jpg.html)

I know nothing about TIG but I wanted a small stick welder that was portable as my MIG weighs 90 kg. I figured that I ight as well pay a bit more for a few more features. I did not get an AC/DC one so will rely on my MIG to weld aluminium.

And made a bracket for a Triton body lift kit ( well I hope my guess of the geometry for this part works out OK!)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_3205_zpsef3d75ff.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/rodweb/media/Lathe/DSC_3205_zpsef3d75ff.jpg.html)

First time I used my mill since fitting the DRO (Digital Readouts) and it was nice being able to dial in dimensions using the display to the nearest 0.001mm.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 14, 2013, 05:31:46 PM
C'Mon D4D, that's at least twice I've seen u use that chimpanzee photo this weekend: lift your game and be original or don't bother!! We could all reach 10000 posts if we kept putting up the same thing....


 ;D ;D ;D

(http://blkmav.com/stuff/obvious.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nbd73 on July 14, 2013, 05:38:01 PM
;D ;D ;D

([url]http://blkmav.com/stuff/obvious.jpg[/url])

I've always wanted a pet rock. Could use it to plug my mouth when it gets out of line (or to bash twitching fingers) ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grizzly on July 14, 2013, 07:29:34 PM
The Planets have aligned and I have roughed in the access to the shed. :D ;D 8) :cup: :cheers: :laugh:
Grizzly :cheers: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on July 15, 2013, 05:56:15 AM
The Planets have aligned and I have roughed in the access to the shed. :D ;D 8) :cup: :cheers: :laugh:
Grizzly :cheers: :cup:

Looks like a test track for winching if it rains  >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grizzly on July 15, 2013, 08:31:00 PM
Speewa158
We had to drag the truck (single drive ) up from the street with the 4tonne excavator and that was just from the dew on the grass ???. praying we don't get any rain for a while so I can get a couple of loads of gravel delivered.
Grizzly :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Kit_e_kat9 on July 15, 2013, 08:36:27 PM


If garden sheds count, then I removed my mower ... walked around behind it for an hour and a bit yesterday ... then put it back in there.

Kit_e
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on July 15, 2013, 08:41:24 PM

If garden sheds count, then I removed my mower ... walked around behind it for an hour and a bit yesterday ... then put it back in there.

Kit_e
well that's practice out of the way, now you can drop by my place and get into race mode and do my yard if you like  Kit_E  :cheers: ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Kit_e_kat9 on July 15, 2013, 08:44:37 PM


You haven't seen my yard!  The slope is great for those water slides from days of old.

Kit_e
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on July 15, 2013, 08:54:02 PM

You haven't seen my yard!  The slope is great for those water slides from days of old.

Kit_e
there are hills in Logan?  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Kit_e_kat9 on July 15, 2013, 08:58:05 PM


Sure is (at least one) ... my place is 273m above sea level ... and has a lovely view of another hill which is in the Redland Shire.  The rest of Logan is pretty flat however. 

The hill I'm on has a lovely view all the way to Mt Lindsay if you are on the right side of it (which I'm not) and there isn't any smog.

Kit_e
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on July 15, 2013, 09:01:30 PM

Sure is (at least one) ... my place is 273m above sea level ... and has a lovely view of another hill which is in the Redland Shire.  The rest of Logan is pretty flat however. 

The hill I'm on has a lovely view all the way to Mt Lindsay if you are on the right side of it (which I'm not) and there isn't any smog.

Kit_e
had to come home from brisbane via the Mt Lindsay highway. was in the 19 mtr b-double. met 4 semi's coming the other way. i need to be paid more........
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 15, 2013, 09:03:02 PM
smacked my shin into the towbar of the &*&T^&** car, was going to do the oil and filter but now it can bugger off
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on July 15, 2013, 09:04:28 PM
smacked my shin into the towbar of the &*&T^&** car, was going to do the oil and filter but now it can bugger off
Towbar.........a devise for finding your car in the dark  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 15, 2013, 09:08:14 PM
Towbar.........a devise for finding your car in the dark  ;D
Ive had kiddney stones before but the pain of that bloody towbar was like no other.i wont do that again, not even by accident
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 15, 2013, 09:08:22 PM
What i did was all on a mates 80series, did the hand brake mod, fuel door mod, low range auto 4wd mod, fixed his grab handle, fixed rear wheel swing arm, turned the top radiator hose around as he had fitted it up side down. Replaced a head light globe, found and repaired the tail light. Plug wasn't plugged in correctly after a panel repair.
Sprayed some loob on the tail gate, tightened the rear number plate.

Tomorrow i do the rear passenger window fix as the glass has dropped out of the channel.. Or visa versa.. Also need to clean the power window switches as they occasionally don't work..

Also a few things on his second 80.. I think i will ban him from doing any more work on his on vehicles as his lack of ...... Is casuing more work.. Like the radiator hose that was upside down, it was pressing too hard against the dissy cap possible causing the 80 not run well, causing the engine to back fire, causing the safety sock (stubby holder) to blow a hole, so he used duct tape, which then caused the stubby holder to not do its job the next time the engine backfired causing the diaphragm to blow out...

I had my mechanic friend visit me today and together thats what we worked out to be the reason why the engine is not running on lpg..

 


Tapa talk is annoying. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on July 15, 2013, 09:11:48 PM
What i did was all on a mates 80series, did the hand brake mod, fuel door mod, low range auto 4wd mod, fixed his grab handle, fixed rear wheel swing arm, turned the top radiator hose around as he had fitted it up side down. Replaced a head light globe, found and repaired the tail light. Plug wasn't plugged in correctly after a panel repair.
Sprayed some loob on the tail gate, tightened the rear number plate.

Tomorrow i do the rear passenger window fix as the glass has dropped out of the channel.. Or visa versa.. Also need to clean the power window switches as they occasionally don't work..

Also a few things on his second 80.. I think i will ban him from doing any more work on his on vehicles as his lack of ...... Is casuing more work.. Like the radiator hose that was upside down, it was pressing too hard against the dissy cap possible causing the 80 not run well, causing the engine to back fire, causing the safety sock (stubby holder) to blow a hole, so he used duct tape, which then caused the stubby holder to not do its job the next time the engine backfired causing the diaphragm to blow out...

I had my mechanic friend visit me today and together thats what we worked out to be the reason why the engine is not running on lpg..

 


Tapa talk is annoying.
here is a solution for your mate in the 80 series with his window problems. install one of these and all will be good.
Red Green Handyman Tip - "Power Windows" (1999) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uG6grzdUf8#)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on July 16, 2013, 07:39:40 AM
I wonder if Napanangka will let me play in my shed when I get home this time.
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on July 16, 2013, 08:27:42 AM

And during the week bought a TIG welder

I know nothing about TIG but I wanted a small stick welder that was portable as my MIG weighs 90 kg. I figured that I ight as well pay a bit more for a few more features. I did not get an AC/DC one so will rely on my MIG to weld aluminium.

Skills simalar to oxy mate, you'll be right. Just watch the tip. I think there's plenty of info around to get yu going.


First time I used my mill since fitting the DRO (Digital Readouts) and it was nice being able to dial in dimensions using the display to the nearest 0.001mm.

What brand did you fit? Looking for a simple reliable unit for a lathe.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on July 16, 2013, 08:39:22 AM
What brand did you fit? Looking for a simple reliable unit for a lathe.


The one I got was from ebay seller ToolSales http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400314583270?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400314583270?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)

I chose this because it came with the hardware to fit it to my mill so it won't work for everybody. But it was missing some brackets so it took a bit more effort than expected. The brackets are in the post but I got it done anyway! When I get one for my lathe I was going to go with Ditron from AliExpress. They have a "super" slimline scale with 1 micron scales and were reasonably priced. I found them because I saw the scale on display once at Hare and Forbes and went looking for it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Burnsy on July 16, 2013, 01:54:11 PM
Got sick of tripping over the jarrah slab lying across the floor of the workshop and roughed out an island bench for the inlaws kitchen.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 16, 2013, 02:01:11 PM
That's a very nice piece of timber 8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodsswag on July 16, 2013, 05:09:05 PM
Got sick of tripping over the jarrah slab lying across the floor of the workshop and roughed out an island bench for the inlaws kitchen.

Very nice.
 :cheers:

Rod.........
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on July 16, 2013, 07:22:28 PM
Love that slab burnsy. Very nice indeed
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on July 16, 2013, 07:27:10 PM
That timber is going to come up a treat when it is finished
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 16, 2013, 08:25:13 PM
Continued to work on mates 80. Today removed the tint from front side windows, repaired back passenger window that wasn't going up and down properly, mucked around trying to fix the power window control panel, never ever pull them apart ppls.  Looks like it got a bit hot at one stage in its life. Told matey to buy another.
Cleaned the dash etc to make it look nice for his wife..

He took it today and dropped off his other 80, now i have a few more days work to do..


Also have his offroad trailer to repair and paint and rewire.. What fun..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bill on July 16, 2013, 09:27:17 PM
Started this a few weeks ago, but finally got it finished today.
Took these
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/2ee56391baee8725e5bab9eadb6a5251_zps9e95f653.jpg)
Ran them through these
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/06736d8d295bad5251fd772e00a1708a_zps773924bd.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/acdfbd1cc7ca4f8c088c5e97ff59c75d_zpsb58da67a.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/2760d28698bdfd90fe63936df4035ae9_zps5cba28a6.jpg)
And ended up with a heap of these
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/249ddae78bd97c414eb264fe13044def_zps918775f0.jpg)
A bit more work and had these built
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/02eb152be6863973270cc4cdc5cd71f7_zps0178f090.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/Chilly%20morning/97e61fcd9894c2ccfaef24fe836010c0_zpsa575c3f8.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/Chilly%20morning/8ce69ee59c1a2c48073acb1a57c759df_zps1ab524cb.jpg)
I then showed Morag how to use the paint gun and she took over.
2 coats of primer
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/Chilly%20morning/30770cdc8a0cf41447ce6d7249f02d19_zpsbb136041.jpg)
3 coats of paint
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/Chilly%20morning/f8df1d2a8e40fbf7f77f9a20d6734f0e_zps09c035a6.jpg)
Today we picked up a nice little wood burner, some cushions and then pressure washed the pool area and set everything up.
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/52e49f988bc16371d8f5a6568725c482_zps5e669e04.jpg)
View from the house
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/629ef95c74a9a38f3208f6fcb70e78d8_zps29941bd1.jpg)
Little wood burner
Next week will throw some undercoat and paint on the footstools and the furniture will be complete.
Now just to decide on a nice cover for it all.
Bill
Oh, and here is the next project
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/Rocky%20build/09aa3ecde3c5716be1f9ca2e01b2c8f4_zps957cde3d.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/Rocky%20build/f5ea65f00c79c4ae300acf547f6f4995_zps53edc42f.jpg)
1985 Daihatsu Rocky
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nomad on July 16, 2013, 09:51:13 PM
I had one of those.

The three litre in it used to pull like a tractor. It used to max out at about 95km but geez it could climb sand dunes.
The only major problem I had was coming back off fraser once the power steering mount (which was on a slide to be able to tension the belt) snapped off. It cost $50 to repair.

It's still going around the coast. I would hate to think the km's its racked up now.

Pre kids it was the best compact two person fourby I had ever had.

When I bought it, it featured a lovely Mickey Mouse giving the finger sticker...................

Please post up the rebuild thread on that one.

Cheers Nomad

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on July 16, 2013, 09:54:19 PM
Under-rated and tuff little truck the Rocky. Also looking forward to the rebuild thread.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: edz on July 16, 2013, 10:22:08 PM
Tuff trucks underated true, 3Y petrol VERY UNDERPOWERED...Keep it well sealed or it will rust from the inside out though .My old 3Y Rockets off for her last trip to Fraser  in about 4 hrs time..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 18, 2013, 09:43:40 PM
Cleaned up and painted a mates trailer.. Painted it a nice blue, bu then changed my mind and sprayed a light coat of black over the top to give it a dirty look.


Wuld have loved to try out doing a blue camo look, and still mgiht, but its out in the rain atm..

Changed the look of the trailer soo much, i was nagging him for 3 years asking if i could paint it for him..

He finally gave in and let me paint it..

Exchange for fire wood..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on July 18, 2013, 09:50:47 PM
Cleaned up and painted a mates trailer.. Painted it a nice blue, bu then changed my mind and sprayed a light coat of black over the top to give it a dirty look.


Wuld have loved to try out doing a blue camo look, and still mgiht, but its out in the rain atm..

Changed the look of the trailer soo much, i was nagging him for 3 years asking if i could paint it for him..

He finally gave in and let me paint it..

Exchange for fire wood..
I cant see the trailer pic Brumbypt :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 18, 2013, 09:51:18 PM
Profile pic


Tapa talk is annoying. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on July 18, 2013, 09:54:26 PM
Rubbed my bar for a couple of hours which made feel a lot better. Nice and shiny now ;)



Sent from the machine that goes..... Bing!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 18, 2013, 10:01:09 PM
Tried to be a little artistic painting a mates trailer..


Tapa talk is annoying. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on July 18, 2013, 10:14:30 PM
Tried to be a little artistic painting a mates trailer..


Tapa talk is annoying.
Nice, looks tuff
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 19, 2013, 08:36:44 AM
I also have a grey and a darker blue, i should try a bit harder and a blue camo..the guy is away on holidays so i have time to play around..


And if it looks bad then it doesnt matter cos he lives up a dirt road and it will covered in dirtby the time he gets home.



Tapa talk is annoying. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 19, 2013, 03:14:49 PM
Had a spare car battery lying around for a while with a vsr taken from my old Tojo, decided I would wire in a dual battery setup in the bogan bus (dunnydoor wagon). No idea what I will use it for yet but sure it will come in handy for something
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: brickiematt on July 19, 2013, 04:52:53 PM
Rubbed my bar for a couple of ours which made feel a lot better.

What the...... :o  A couple of hours too; you bloody machine!!

Rubbin' your bar will tend to have that effect >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on July 19, 2013, 04:55:57 PM
I think he's talking about the Sovereign bar on his Prado. Don't tell him in a couple a days it will look dull again :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: brickiematt on July 19, 2013, 05:00:38 PM
Oh......Thanks for clearing that up for me mate ;D My mistake!
In that case Marcus, rub away to your heart's content!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on July 19, 2013, 05:38:53 PM
I think he's talking about the Sovereign bar on his Prado. Don't tell him in a couple a days it will look dull again :)

Here I am thinking he musy be a sloppy drinker, having to rub a bar for a couple of hours to clean it.
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on July 19, 2013, 07:37:27 PM
I think he's talking about the Sovereign bar on his Prado. Don't tell him in a couple a days it will look dull again :)

It was one thing that I knew would be an ongoing drama. Lucky I know a good detailer I suppose


Sent from the machine that goes..... Bing!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grizzly on July 19, 2013, 07:38:13 PM
I just spent 2 1/2 hrs. on a jackhammer breaking up a 6 meter long concrete footing we ripped out last weekend ???, and next job is to try and get the 19 and 21 yr. old sons to barrow it around to a hole left by a tree stump I cut out today :laugh: Probably have a better chance of winning the lottery but I will try anyhow :laugh:
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 19, 2013, 07:42:11 PM
I dont know what bar you ppl are talking about but its sounding rude..

Anyway i have been playing with my mates bar all day in my work shop. Making it swing to the right, and have started adapting it so it swings to the left. Making it into a double swinger. Bloody hard work as it wasnt built for that bar, so been cutting and welding and grinding it all day.. Had trouble with a few of the nuts, the ones that have a wire etc in the end of the chassis.

Back at it tomorow,

Might even take photos. Once complete i can then do the fuel door mod and the handbrake mod, then detail it.. Some ppl just cant keep their rigs clean.. This one is just yukky..


Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 19, 2013, 07:52:10 PM
I dont know what bar you ppl are talking about but its sounding rude..

Anyway i have been playing with my mates bar all day in my work shop. Making it swing to the right, and have started adapting it so it swings to the left. Making it into a double swinger. Bloody hard work as it wasnt built for that bar, so been cutting and welding and grinding it all day.. Had trouble with a few of the nuts, the ones that have a wire etc in the end of the chassis.

Back at it tomorow,

Might even take photos. Once complete i can then do the fuel door mod and the handbrake mod, then detail it.. Some ppl just cant keep their rigs clean.. This one is just yukky..

Oh jeesh play'n with ya mates bar, I'm starting to have bar envy, I only have half a bar with no nuts, they fell on the ground somewhere and now I cant find them
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 21, 2013, 07:59:15 AM
Finished, well almost, converting my mates rear bar to a tandem wheel carrier. Karmar swinger on the left and old tjm on the right.. Looks ok, looks strong enough, but just doesnt look even enough.. I think the right hand arm has the wheel carrier too much in the centre, he wont care.. Currently on holiday.
But i like things to be even, so might have to do some more cutting and pasting and move the wheel holder over..

Picked the rear bar up second hand. It had one wheel swing with it.

I then got his single kaymar bar, cut the arm in half, turn it around and welded it back together. As the bend went the wrong way.
I then cut off the end.
Cut off the axle hub off the upright section that bolts to the old bumper bar.

Welded the axle hub onto the end of the swing arm, as the old rear bar has the axle hubs going downward, which is very annoying.
Fitted it all, repainted the rear bar when i scratched it and painted his towbar..

2 days work stripping it down and refitting..

Another days work a couple of weeks ago preparing the bar and other swing arm ready..

Still got a day or 2 work on the rest of his 80.. Gotta do some mods and maintenance and remove some more window tinting..



Tapa talk is annoying. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on July 21, 2013, 09:41:18 AM
Finished, well almost, converting my mates rear bar to a tandem wheel carrier. Karmar swinger on the left and old tjm on the right.. Looks ok, looks strong enough, but just doesnt look even enough.. I think the right hand arm has the wheel carrier too much in the centre, he wont care.. Currently on holiday.
But i like things to be even, so might have to do some more cutting and pasting and move the wheel holder over..

Picked the rear bar up second hand. It had one wheel swing with it.

I then got his single kaymar bar, cut the arm in half, turn it around and welded it back together. As the bend went the wrong way.
I then cut off the end.
Cut off the axle hub off the upright section that bolts to the old bumper bar.

Welded the axle hub onto the end of the swing arm, as the old rear bar has the axle hubs going downward, which is very annoying.
Fitted it all, repainted the rear bar when i scratched it and painted his towbar..

2 days work stripping it down and refitting..

Another days work a couple of weeks ago preparing the bar and other swing arm ready..

Still got a day or 2 work on the rest of his 80.. Gotta do some mods and maintenance and remove some more window tinting..



Tapa talk is annoying.
Either you are a really good bloke or your mate has a big load of dirt on you and is using is as blackmail. >:D
Regards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on July 21, 2013, 09:46:55 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D l got $$ on the Dirt File    >:D      :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 21, 2013, 09:49:21 AM
Been friends for 35 year, i have been asking him for years to let me help you get ya trailer and 80s up to scratch.
We have recently just bought the rear bar second hand.

I talked him into buying 80s cruisers instead of what ever crap he was going to buy.

He is a very kind hearted person and has helped many many other ppl, so its my way of helping him.

And he will give me either some fire wood or the trees to create fire wood from, as he lives on a bush block.

He is also offwork due to illness

Its kind of fun working on 4bys and trailers, i have enjoyed being creative in adapting the swing arm etc. i have ran out of jobs or ideas around my place and have a break with my trailer builds so i had the time, tools, workshop and the skills to get all this done, so why not do it.. Hey..
If u bring ur rig up, wait 35 years, i too might fix it for you..


Tapa talk is annoying. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on July 21, 2013, 04:24:44 PM
I've been carting this light around for years , always saying I'll put it on as a reversing light . So hit it with a wire wheel today to get some of the coal dust ect out of the brass casting .It's coming up a treat .. So with the new tray on with an old light .

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a26/fnqbunyip/Toyota/fde3c610d92eb0f2b5b965b9fb14db48_zps42ac75df.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/fnqbunyip/media/Toyota/fde3c610d92eb0f2b5b965b9fb14db48_zps42ac75df.jpg.html)

cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on July 21, 2013, 07:17:09 PM
Finally Napanangka allowed me into my tools to do something, just cut a few bits of wood with a hand saw to prove I could do it.  I guess I am going to have to wait a while yet before I am ready for that kind of thing, but at least I tried.
Regards
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Sami on July 21, 2013, 07:49:45 PM
Take it slow mate. Good you are getting back into it.
I started making a ozpig style thing out of my broken air compressor. Pics to follow soon
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on July 21, 2013, 08:56:55 PM
Well I'm at it with my bar again


Sent from the machine that goes..... Bing!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 24, 2013, 04:59:51 PM
Removed the tint on my mates 80, back windows, this time, yes its still here, then detailed the inside only..

Tomorrow i gotta take a look underneath and see if i can see why its pulling to the right..

Wont be able to see much, but can look for bent steering arms, cracks in chassis etc..



Hmmmm

Tapa Tapa talk is not as good as using safari.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bunyip on July 24, 2013, 09:16:05 PM
I can finally post something relevant in this thread!!!!
The controller on our Webasco diesel heater broke a while ago. The service guy from the CT dealer cut the old controller off to return it to Webasco and they replaced it under warranty. I noticed after he had cut the controller off that the connector actually plugs in, so unplugged the remaining bit so that I could source a new one.
Turns out that the part is Webasco specific and it was easier for me to connect the cables back together rather than try to get a new connector.
Step 1. Read Simon’s electrical 101 thread http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=2236.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=2236.0) and figure out how to join the two ends together and how to best solder them.
Step 2. Re-read simons thread to make sure that I am about to do the right thing.
Step 3. Cut back the insulation from the plug end, this is the shortest end so will determine the length of the join.
Step 4. Cut back the insulation from the cable end and join the cables together. Not much to work with and doesn’t look anywhere as neat as Simon’s, but good enough for a novice.
(http://gallery.myswag.org/gallery/d/45256-2/joins.JPG)
Step 5. Try to solder the joints, first soldering iron no good, second will only just do (mental note to get a proper soldering iron). Test heater, all good.
Step 6. Heat shrink all cables to ensure no shorting, also I understand this will also help with joint strength.
Step 7. Heat shrink all cables back together and test.
So this is the first real thing I have done to the CT and it all worked out OK in the end.

Took pics along the way, only one of them turned out OK.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Coolblue80 on July 27, 2013, 07:17:31 AM
Well, I finally did it. Six years after building my shed I got a mate to run power to it. :cheers: Guess what? We are putting the house on the market next week. Always the way. :-[ The only bonus is, that if the house sells & we get the place we are hoping to get(Grandmothers house) I'm putting in a 18m x 9m shed. With power. 8)
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 27, 2013, 07:24:48 AM
U cant have a bigger shed than me.. Hhahahah

Actually thats a good size, mine is only 7.5 wide. And its too narrow to park the car in and have room front and back..


Luckilly i made that section a drive through so usually dont have too much in from of where i park my rig..

Having said that i do currently have a half built trailer on its end and my gantry there atm..

Usually dont have anything..




My shed is 16 long but 5m is designated for storage or games room. So workshop is 7.5x11m


Tapa Tapa talk is not as good as using safari.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 27, 2013, 07:25:57 AM
Make sure that u build it up. I wold say atleast a 3.5m high


Tapa Tapa talk is not as good as using safari.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on July 27, 2013, 07:38:46 AM
Make sure that u build it up. I wold say atleast a 3.5m high


Tapa Tapa talk is not as good as using safari.

Great advise the higher the better.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Coolblue80 on July 27, 2013, 09:09:37 AM
Make sure that u build it up. I wold say atleast a 3.5m high

Haven't decided on a wall height yet. Planning on putting in a 2 post hoist in the new one so height will be an issue. Also planning the 4.5-6m being open bay so the main section will be 12 x 9.
Cheers, Mike
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on July 27, 2013, 10:05:52 AM
was just looking at my shed a few minutes ago...i guess i should go down there and finish cladding the back wall on it today  :-[ :-[
put some undercoat on the front gable weatherboards yesterday arvo when i got home from work though, want to paint it properly before screwing the gable flashing in place so i don't have to paint around it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Clouty on July 27, 2013, 10:08:48 AM
was just looking at my shed a few minutes ago...i guess i should go down there and finish cladding the back wall on it today  :-[ :-[
put some undercoat on the front gable weatherboards yesterday arvo when i got home from work though, want to paint it properly before screwing the gable flashing in place so i don't have to paint around it.
About time you finish the shed.. How many years has it been?? Lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on July 27, 2013, 11:20:54 AM
Our council only allows maximum 100m2 outbuilding, including carport or patio etc.
the maximum is 3m, allowed 3.5m if you prove you have a caravan or boat and apply for application.

I would love a slightly bigger shed, and one where I could actually hang stuff from, except this cheap flimsy tin thing I currently have.........a few more pay cheques required yet!

I am just slightly jealous of these well set up sheds.


My old kitchen I ripped out while doing the house renos is my work bench and storage, some of the storage in the sheds above make me very very jealous.

grrrrrr!!

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jclures on July 27, 2013, 12:01:54 PM
Our council only allows maximum 100m2 outbuilding, including carport or patio etc.
the maximum is 3m, allowed 3.5m if you prove you have a caravan or boat and apply for application.

Doesn't the council know every man needs a shed and the bigger the better. ??? I would be lost without my sheds.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: bobnrob on July 27, 2013, 02:13:07 PM
I don't remember the size of my father's shed

The front wall was cladded for about 3m, then 2 industrial sized roller doors about 3m apart, then another 3m(?) cladding, and normal sized roller door, then about 4-5m of cladding. Was about 10m deep
This was (country) suburbia

I miss that shed, mines only a 6x3m garden shed...s'pose I wasn't to happy when he went either!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on July 27, 2013, 05:24:11 PM
About time you finish the shed.. How many years has it been?? Lol
funny you should say that...didn't clad the last of the walls today, grabbed the paintbrush and started undercoating the weatherboards instead. had some oil based primer under the house, i now have it on my face, in my hair, etc, etc, etc....lol...actually i have no idea how to get it off, the thinners wasn't working real well on my face, nearly knocked myself out with a good whiff of the rag at one stage....lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: barnray on July 27, 2013, 06:04:51 PM
Try some turps.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on July 27, 2013, 06:56:35 PM
Try some turps.
i ended up scratching most of it off with my finger nail, won't go too overboard yet as i may end up painting some more tomorrow, so will just wear more paint by the end of the day anyhow...lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on July 27, 2013, 07:07:10 PM
, i now have it in my hair, etc, etc, etc....lol..

Pmsl   Now i Know your lying. What bloody hair? Hahahaha  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mr TheTaylors on July 27, 2013, 07:23:33 PM
Painted some wooden panels for Mrs TheTaylors.....

Got the chainsaw ready to cut up a couple of ton of firewood.....

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on July 27, 2013, 08:04:24 PM
fitted up rear steel bar  ;D
(http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab356/navara04/P7270751_zps68a5548a.jpg) (http://s879.photobucket.com/user/navara04/media/P7270751_zps68a5548a.jpg.html)
(http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab356/navara04/P7270753_zpsa305aa9b.jpg) (http://s879.photobucket.com/user/navara04/media/P7270753_zpsa305aa9b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Davepatrol on July 27, 2013, 09:13:20 PM
Looks like a great job Mark :cup:  It'll come in handy to pull that 80 series out of the cr@p that follows you around :cup: :cup: ;D ;D >:D
 :cheers:Dave
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Clouty on July 27, 2013, 10:11:41 PM
Pmsl   Now i Know your lying. What bloody hair? Hahahaha  ;D ;D ;D
Lol.. That's what I was thinking olly when I read the post.. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on July 27, 2013, 10:31:14 PM
Lol.. That's what I was thinking olly when I read the post.. ;D ;D
i haven't cut my hair since before i went away on holidays about 5 weeks back, so it's started growning back thank you very much.
i will say....the white paint isn't real noticable in amongst the grey hair though...lol. worst case scenario, i'll grab the clippers out and no blade it all off again to get rid of the paint.  8) 8) ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on July 28, 2013, 05:05:07 AM
Spent the day playing/packing the CUB for next weeks trip to The Alice  . l wonder what l forgot to pack . We reckon its all there but,,,.you never know it will be something silly . :cheers:
Now its the Paj that's going to get packed ready to rock&roll   :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on July 28, 2013, 05:33:01 AM
i haven't cut my hair since before i went away on holidays about 5 weeks back, so it's started growning back thank you very much.
i will say....the white paint isn't real noticable in amongst the grey hair though...lol. worst case scenario, i'll grab the clippers out and no blade it all off again to get rid of the paint.  8) 8) ;D ;D

 :cup: hahaha.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on July 28, 2013, 07:39:29 AM
Spent the day playing/packing the CUB for next weeks trip to The Alice  . l wonder what l forgot to pack ..........

Don't worry. You'll find out.......eventually........
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on July 28, 2013, 07:41:33 AM
Thanks Geoff such a comforting thought  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on July 28, 2013, 07:42:07 AM
Looks like a great job Mark :cup:  It'll come in handy to pull that 80 series out of the cr@p that follows you around :cup: :cup: ;D ;D >:D
 :cheers:Dave

Hey Dave, No matter how many bits you Pootrol owners unbolt and then replace with aftermarket gear, I'm sorry to be the one to break the news to ya's, at the end of the day,
It's still a datto.
(http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/baeh-smiley.gif?1292867551)

Nice Job Mark  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on July 28, 2013, 07:42:26 AM
Don't worry. You'll find out.......eventually........

When it comes time to need it............... or want it.?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 28, 2013, 07:51:15 AM
Saturday, installed the mates winch back on his bullbar after taking it to the auto elleccy . (See the country thread) .
Took the 80 down the driveway and winched up again using a tree and protector.. Winched for about 10 m, the terminal that goes intoo the winch power the cable IN. Got very hot and actually started smoking..

So might need to investigate it more before i hand the 80 back to my mate.. Cos he wont do anything and will winch away one day causing who knows what?? Burnt out winch, or worse his rig..




Tapa Tapa talk is not as good as using safari.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MrCruza on July 28, 2013, 06:04:39 PM
Spent the day upgrading the plumbing on the Aussie Swag from the standard manual pump to an electric on demand setup  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on July 28, 2013, 06:57:19 PM
Spent the day upgrading the plumbing on the Aussie Swag from the standard manual pump to an electric on demand setup  :cheers:

Gotta do that to my Aussie Jays one day.....
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Kit_e_kat9 on July 28, 2013, 07:45:01 PM


I painted timber "extra bits" to add to the windows so I could hang new block out blinds, which are currently blocking out the view of the night.  At least they work I guess.  The one in my bedroom should be blocking out anyone turning the corner and the streetlight.  Sleep in here I come (Saturday week).

Kit_e
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on July 28, 2013, 07:53:41 PM

I painted timber "extra bits" to add to the windows so I could hang new block out blinds, which are currently blocking out the view of the night.  At least they work I guess.  The one in my bedroom should be blocking out anyone turning the corner and the streetlight.  Sleep in here I come (Saturday week).

Kit_e

Oh Kit_e, did you not read the Topic....MAN CAVE..... :angel:
Ouch...stop hitting me with them thoughts.
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Kit_e_kat9 on July 28, 2013, 07:58:30 PM


LOL!  Since I live alone ... and my garden shed holds the mower, empty pots and a few spiders ... downstairs is the Man Cave ... WOOOO-man Cave ... it's where all the tools are ... the paint, the ladder, the cordless drill, the nuts and bolts, the screws, the hammer, the screwdrivers, the car parts, the camping gear ... oh and the washing machine and tucker box!

Kit_e
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Symon on July 28, 2013, 08:12:40 PM
I've been carting this light around for years , always saying I'll put it on as a reversing light . So hit it with a wire wheel today to get some of the coal dust ect out of the brass casting .It's coming up a treat .. So with the new tray on with an old light .

([url]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a26/fnqbunyip/Toyota/fde3c610d92eb0f2b5b965b9fb14db48_zps42ac75df.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s8.photobucket.com/user/fnqbunyip/media/Toyota/fde3c610d92eb0f2b5b965b9fb14db48_zps42ac75df.jpg.html[/url])

cheers


Remember to put a bit of sealant on the lid as that sucker isn't waterproof.  Also see if you can get an LED lamp for it - they get effing hot with a 50W tungsten in them.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on July 28, 2013, 09:37:25 PM
What sort of light is that? Whats it off? Where is it from?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Symon on July 28, 2013, 09:42:20 PM
It's a flameproof head light off a vehicle for underground coal mines.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on July 28, 2013, 09:45:42 PM
Got it. Cheers.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on July 29, 2013, 06:04:43 AM
Remember to put a bit of sealant on the lid as that sucker isn't waterproof.  Also see if you can get an LED lamp for it - they get effing hot with a 50W tungsten in them.

Thanks Symon, I'm waiting on a led from evilbay lol ,, there is an o'ring seal behind the front opening , it came off an underground miner ...will give it a smear of sealant ..

cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: carinya on July 29, 2013, 06:42:41 AM
Finished off a pair of steel side steps for the triton
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Sami on July 29, 2013, 08:36:29 PM
Built more shelves and benches so i don't need to throw away as much crap :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on July 29, 2013, 08:42:48 PM
Still working on my mates rig.. Changed what i ddid with t he rear bar, working out why the winch has a terminal over heating..


His wife picked up more parts for me to install today, so when i get them then i will have another day or twos work to do.


Then one day when he gets the rocket cover gasket i will be helping install that too.


Tapa Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on July 29, 2013, 08:45:14 PM
Started on the wiring for my mates patrol.
Put into the pioneer AVH-X3500dab, front component speakers, rear coaxial speakers, amp, power wiring to the rear and started on the custom woofer enclosure to mount the two 8” woofers and amp.
Still got the remote entry, reverse camera, UHF, headrest touch screens and dual batteries to go.

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fuji on July 29, 2013, 08:51:54 PM
Started on the wiring for my mates patrol.
Put into the pioneer AVH-X3500dab, front component speakers, rear coaxial speakers, amp, power wiring to the rear and started on the custom woofer enclosure to mount the two 8” woofers and amp.
Still got the remote entry, reverse camera, UHF, headrest touch screens and dual batteries to go.

Cheers
Evo




You are a busy boy, you're about to get busier. hee hee
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: corynmelnkids on July 29, 2013, 09:57:19 PM
Just finished fitting the new exhaust system to our Prado. A Beaudesert 2.75" turbo back system.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on July 29, 2013, 11:43:42 PM



You are a busy boy, you're about to get busier. hee hee

yeah, lol still got to put Renee's winch back in too. lol Andrew came over this arvo to do it after he knocked off, but I was knackerd lol.
so its a great excuse to head down on sunday with some tools for some more cob loaf  ;D

One day I'll start on the jobs on Chans car and the odd jobs on mine too haha............. or I might just pay someone to do my cars  >:D

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on July 30, 2013, 03:24:53 PM
yeah, lol still got to put Renee's winch back in too. lol Andrew came over this arvo to do it after he knocked off, but I was knackerd lol.
so its a great excuse to head down on sunday with some tools for some more cob loaf  ;D

One day I'll start on the jobs on Chans car and the odd jobs on mine too haha............. or I might just pay someone to do my cars  >:D

Cheers
Evo

Or do your jobs here as well whilst eating cob loaf I can help Andrew with the winch you shouldn't help others at the expense of your own things  ;) even though we do really appreciate it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on July 30, 2013, 03:55:31 PM
Or do your jobs here as well whilst eating cob loaf I can help Andrew with the winch you shouldn't help others at the expense of your own things  ;) even though we do really appreciate it.

Now that sounds like a plan  :cup:

With my cars, its more a lack of motivation more than anything haha. I did fix that bush yesterday though, so now my steering wheel stays in one place until I want to turn it  ;D
buuuuuuuuuuuuut, I think I will be able to smell the cob loaf from here on sunday, so I think I will be heading down your way........  ;D
(provided you guys aren't busy)

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 30, 2013, 04:11:03 PM
Taught a few universal remote controls to be able operate the led's on the ct, So rather than having 3 remotes to operate Inside tent,annex and on trailer they can operate all off one remote and I won't have to worry when one gets lost  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on July 30, 2013, 04:23:23 PM
Sounds like a ripper idea.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on July 30, 2013, 04:33:39 PM
Now that sounds like a plan  :cup:

With my cars, its more a lack of motivation more than anything haha. I did fix that bush yesterday though, so now my steering wheel stays in one place until I want to turn it  ;D
buuuuuuuuuuuuut, I think I will be able to smell the cob loaf from here on sunday, so I think I will be heading down your way........  ;D
(provided you guys aren't busy)

Cheers
Evo

Think we are around will let ya know for sure.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Spada on July 30, 2013, 04:38:20 PM
Taught a few universal remote controls to be able operate the led's on the ct, So rather than having 3 remotes to operate Inside tent,annex and on trailer they can operate all off one remote and I won't have to worry when one gets lost  :D

really...............remote control lights.......................................for camping???????

and my wife recons "I'm" lazy.

(ps- where did you get them?)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on July 30, 2013, 04:40:12 PM
really...............remote control lights.......................................for camping???????

and my wife recons "I'm" lazy.

(ps- where did you get them?)

Ah but better than falling off the side of the bed trying to turn the lights on haha. That is if you can remember where you sat the remote I would love some of these
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on July 30, 2013, 05:13:48 PM
really...............remote control lights.......................................for camping???????

and my wife recons "I'm" lazy.

(ps- where did you get them?)

Good for late night walks  / loo runs in the middle of the night, lying in a nice warm bed on a winters night press of the remote lights are on/off ,,the biggest one for me was the cost,, under 50bux to setup including the lights

(ps- where did you get them?)     ;D

Gotta luv fleabay
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: hoytshooter on July 30, 2013, 09:42:48 PM
yep love the remote control led lights... have one setup over the bar so you can turn it on from the comfort of your chair near the fire ...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on August 01, 2013, 01:47:29 PM
took a few poles out of the pole carrier on the ct and they have turned frosty white, very odd ,going to give them a quick wipe over with silicone spray, there's no rust or mold there just whiteish, things that make ya go wtf
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on August 01, 2013, 02:01:10 PM
Berlitza , that will be oxidization of the gal , don't breath the dust in its mildly toxic ..


I've cut a new gasket for the inlet manifold pipe that crosses the top of the 1hz and fitted new timing cover gasket , daughter will bring new air filter home this arvo and the old girl will be good to roll again.

cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on August 01, 2013, 03:09:54 PM
Berlitza , that will be oxidization of the gal , don't breath the dust in its mildly toxic ..



Well that carn't be good, how the hell do it get rid of it, there brand new poles aswell
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fuji on August 01, 2013, 03:17:27 PM
Pulled my daughters trampoline down. Now what to do with all this cheap steel and springs?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on August 01, 2013, 03:19:22 PM
took a few poles out of the pole carrier on the ct and they have turned frosty white,
The way to prevent this from happening is NOT to pack up and go home  ;D
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on August 01, 2013, 03:20:08 PM
Pulled my daughters trampoline down. Now what to do with all this cheap steel and springs?

I turned an old trampoline frame into a canopy frame for a 6x4 trailer years ago. That would mean though you would need a 6x4 trailer and despite what "you know who" might try and say, I don't have a spare sorry  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on August 01, 2013, 04:31:33 PM
The way to prevent this from happening is NOT to pack up and go home  ;D
 :cheers:
     :cup:

 
chances are there would have been moisture in the pole carrier and when nice and sealed creates a wuverly humid climate, problem solved ,wd40+ dry cloth is my friend  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on August 01, 2013, 04:48:54 PM
wd40+ dry cloth is my friend  :D

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Azz on August 01, 2013, 07:13:55 PM
Installed a UHF into the Amarok today after having it sit there for 7 months.... I also connected the rear speakers while I had the dash apart, although I couldn't test them, stupid security code....... stupid dealer not knowing what it is either  >:(
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 01, 2013, 07:56:40 PM
Installed the tail lights and new wiring into me mates trailer..

Yeah i know, his stuff is still here and yes i am still working on them..


Also got rid of the nasty awful scrapeing noise in the drivers door when the window goes up and down..




Tapa Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on August 01, 2013, 08:31:38 PM
Well, it wasn't a man shed, but it was most definitely a cave, in every sense of the true word.  Fifteen of us sat, with the Elders, and discussed the best way to go about doing some things, which included what I was distressed about.  It is a no go for women, but in this instance women cannot go there under any circumstance, in accordance with our law.  They do have their area where we cannot go as well.
One of the better decisions was to continue sharing, and maybe allowing people to see we are nothing like the black rubbish in towns.
Regards
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: noel_w on August 01, 2013, 10:06:51 PM
One of the better decisions was to continue sharing, and maybe allowing people to see we are nothing like the black rubbish in towns.
Regards
Tjupurula


Great news  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 02, 2013, 06:47:34 AM
How come i only see : cup. And i dont see the cup icon??

Using tapa talk hd


Tapa Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marschy on August 02, 2013, 06:56:52 AM
Probably because Tapatalk does not support the Unicode for all the emoticons. Some work, others don't.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bunyip on August 02, 2013, 09:21:56 AM
Pulled my daughters trampoline down. Now what to do with all this cheap steel and springs?

With the steel I made a stand for my 1/2 44 gal drum to use as a fire barrel.

When I moved I threw out two buckets of trampoline springs as I haven't found a use for them yet.

Bunyip
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on August 02, 2013, 12:35:18 PM
Pulled my daughters trampoline down. Now what to do with all this cheap steel and springs?

How about joining all the springs together and using it for the firing mechanism for a catapult? I'm sure you are allowed to have them??  :police:

Think there should be more sentences for criminals "fired out of catapult", after all the Simpson's can't be wrong??  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 02, 2013, 12:56:31 PM
Did another hand brake mod to another 80.

Guy came from melb to get me to do it for him for free..

Stole the spare wheel chain that he wasnt using..




Tapa Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: brickiematt on August 02, 2013, 05:27:09 PM
Think there should be more sentences for criminals "fired out of catapult", after all the Simpson's can't be wrong??  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D LOL ;D ;D ;D  love it!!

Or maybe a cannon, like Sideshow Luke Perry......... "my face, my beautiful face"
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on August 02, 2013, 05:42:03 PM
Ah but better than falling off the side of the bed trying to turn the lights on haha. That is if you can remember where you sat the remote I would love some of these

Hi Nay-DMax
You could always try camping the way we do, you cannot fall out of bed if you camp on the ground, and with the fire going, you don't need to reach for a light.
Regards
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 02, 2013, 06:58:26 PM
Did the handbrake mod to a guys rig..

Then tried to change the handbrake and pads on another mates rig, i asked for him to come and help and he never turned up. Naturally i had lots of trouble trying to do it myself..

So i think its time to call off our friendship after 35 years...

Just over the crap.



Finsih this, take out the winch and he can take his bloddy rig and traile rand shove it..

My poor rig sits out in the rain though cos i have his Shit stuck in my workshop with brakes in pieces..

Just couldnt get the bloody centre pin thing connected.. Tried  for 3 hours..
Tapa Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 02, 2013, 07:45:39 PM
Hi Nay-DMax
You could always try camping the way we do, you cannot fall out of bed if you camp on the ground, and with the fire going, you don't need to reach for a light.
Regards
Tjupurula

Very true we are a bit spoilt I admit but since I do sleep on the bed I worry about the falling out if I have no light hahahaha
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on August 02, 2013, 07:58:43 PM
If its dry enough, back to work on the tandem. Need to fit and wire up the lights. If its cold and wet, I'll be online shopping for brakes for the trailer. Might have to cut a bit more firewood too. Had the saw bench blade sharpened and have re-fitted ready to go.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on August 02, 2013, 09:19:49 PM
Sat and wished for awhile that Npanangka would let me do something, and that I had the strength to do something.
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on August 02, 2013, 09:22:49 PM
Sat and wished for awhile that Npanangka would let me do something, and that I had the strength to do something.
Tjupurula
your are doing somthing mate, it's called breathing, until you get well again that should be enough
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 02, 2013, 09:23:37 PM
Sat and wished for awhile that Npanangka would let me do something, and that I had the strength to do something.
Tjupurula

I know you want to do more of something but keep resting and though its not the things you want we are getting the benefit of the thing you can do. Posting on here.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tjupurula on August 02, 2013, 09:34:15 PM
I know you want to do more of something but keep resting and though its not the things you want we are getting the benefit of the thing you can do. Posting on here.

Oh very diplomatic......You women stick together huh.
Tjupurula
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: V8100 on August 02, 2013, 10:03:46 PM
Started pulling cruiser apart so ican install the new clutch this weekend. So much crap to take off.

Eddy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on August 03, 2013, 01:53:43 PM
Back yo work on the trailer. Started marking and drilling for the new lights. Made up a number plate holder that the number plate light mounts to. After lunch back out to weld on the chain link to mount the number plate holder. Will start running the wiring for the lights also.

Before I started on the trailer I fired up the saw bench and cut all the wood I have left and stacked it in the wood shed. I'll probably hire a log splitter in a few weeks and split all the bis stuff up.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 03, 2013, 02:09:23 PM
Oh very diplomatic......You women stick together huh.
Tjupurula

Something like that but I enjoy reading your posts so I don't mind that this is what is keeping you busy at the moment but I see why you want to do more
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 03, 2013, 02:32:10 PM
Have you tried splitting the wood using a hand splitter, either a 6lb or 8lb splitter..

Most wood is easy enough and its great exercise.

I have split well over 20 tons this year and that was just march. I split all my years supply and then did a friends firewood too..

Try it by hand and save ya $$$$$$


Tapa Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nbd73 on August 03, 2013, 04:11:55 PM
Finally got around to installing the 110ah thumper extreme behind the back seats.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mace on August 03, 2013, 04:44:09 PM
Bottled 28 bottles of Lager and put down another brew of Dark Ale. Currently having another bottle of Pale Ale. Mite have another after that, hang the expense, a whole $1.80.

And listening to SHMBO singing " yellow and black".
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 03, 2013, 05:14:27 PM
Have you tried splitting the wood using a hand splitter, either a 6lb or 8lb splitter..

Most wood is easy enough and its great exercise.

I have split well over 20 tons this year and that was just march. I split all my years supply and then did a friends firewood too..

Try it by hand and save ya $$$$$$


Tapa Tapa talker

He barely has time to put the lengths through the saw bench let alone split the blocks which are not easy splitting by hand so I will spend the money on hiring the splitter rather than on getting his back fixed.  Happy to pay for the hire when we don't pay for the wood and know that I am warm for winter
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on August 03, 2013, 05:29:28 PM
Have you tried splitting the wood using a hand splitter, either a 6lb or 8lb splitter..

Most wood is easy enough and its great exercise.

I have split well over 20 tons this year and that was just march. I split all my years supply and then did a friends firewood too..

Try it by hand and save ya $$$$$$

I usually get a heap ready and split it all one weekend. I usually hire the splitter and do my pile, then do the father-in-laws, then a mates, so between the 3 of us we usually get our moneys worth. Plus I'm too lazy to swing an axe/block splitter!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: raider on August 03, 2013, 09:51:32 PM
I should have been cutting and splitting wood but the young bloke rolled his ankle so we spent the day with mates sitting at Elgins Hotel in Wodonga drinking beer and watching the mighty Tiges win.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 03, 2013, 09:58:19 PM
Talking about firewood, all the work i did on me mates rigs and trailer was in exchange for firewood..

I got rid of his last rig and trailer today.. Charged him 14 trailer loads of firewood.. Using his trailer that i painted, it holds 1.2m so that will be lots of wood for next year..



Tapa Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on August 04, 2013, 08:10:19 AM
Fitted new manual free wheeling hubs to the troll yesterday
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on August 04, 2013, 04:16:21 PM
Cleaned the floor..... Again. Light grey probably wasn't the best choice of colour


Sent from the machine that goes..... Bing!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on August 04, 2013, 04:22:09 PM
Finished the wiring on my tandem trailer. All the new lights are working which is a bonus! And the job look nearly neat enough to pass the Evolution standard  ;D

Now to just do something about the brakes and pick up the steel for the floor.....
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 04, 2013, 04:47:06 PM
Ya need to keep it clean and dust free.. Doesnt matter what colour it is, it will still get dirty .


Tapa Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on August 04, 2013, 05:43:34 PM
Well not in my man cave but outside the theatre that the props that I built a couple of weeks ago we spent 6 hrs painting. Only 2 weeks til the show and so much more to do. Next Friday evening, Saturday all day, Sunday all day, Monday evening, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday we have a day off and then the shows on Friday evening, 2 on Saturday and then one on Sunday.
We live 30km from the theatre so lots of km this and next week.
Regards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: V8100 on August 04, 2013, 05:56:26 PM
Installed new clutch in cruiser thank god it is over. Never again .  Well I say that now until the next time I can save myself $800...
Eddy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on August 04, 2013, 07:08:05 PM
Was playing aorund with some off-cuts of sandal wood.

Wife was super pleased. A few drinks coasters and a pot stand or centre piece for the table.  Oiled in kitchen oil I did my bench tops in.

Oh yeah, perhaps should also post this in the thread about tool and what you have learnt..........


Even a slow belt sander with 40 grit paper can grab your fleece jumper if leaning too close and get it caught. Its a b1tch when your favourite fleece jumper ends up being cut out of the sander................ Yeah, I wasnt paying attention and got a bit carried away.
Lesson learnt.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: corynmelnkids on August 04, 2013, 08:37:31 PM
Fitted a set of EFS rear shocks in the Prado today and while i was in there found out needed new rear pads so off to work and grab a set of pads and rotors and fit them up while i had the wheels off. All i have to do now is adjust the hand brake up and job is done.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: bussoboy on August 04, 2013, 09:53:53 PM
had an extra 5.1 surround sound system - now i can blast the tunes out of the shed
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on August 04, 2013, 10:28:52 PM
Machined up some planks from old Tas Oak beams and started making a wooden train for my 1 year old nephew. Train is an identical replica that my grandad made for me.

Next job are billy carts for the older nephews, traditional ones. Recycled timber (oregon planks), pram wheels, rope steering and no brakes!.



Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 05, 2013, 05:31:21 PM
Cleaned up, cleaned all bench tops, well most. Te two main benches..

 Gave the cruiser a little detailing too.




Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: brickiematt on August 06, 2013, 08:05:00 PM
Had an RDO yesterday. I was home all alone, so i thought I'd give the Paj a bit of lovin'.......

Cleaned the air filter and pollen filter, topped up fluids, then topped up brake and coolant fluid!
Dropped the oil and then spent the next hour skinning every knuckle twice trying to get the bloody oil filter off. Whoever put that bastard on made sure it wasn't coming off in a hurry >:(
9 odd litres of Penrite and a couple of litres of VB later and job done ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on August 06, 2013, 08:10:15 PM
Finished the wiring on my tandem trailer. All the new lights are working which is a bonus! And the job look nearly neat enough to pass the Evolution standard  ;D

Now to just do something about the brakes and pick up the steel for the floor.....

You learn well young padawan. The steel on the floor......... hmmm catapult???????

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 06, 2013, 08:12:25 PM
You learn well young padawan. The steel on the floor......... hmmm catapult???????

Cheers
Evo

The steel on the floor is so that when he gets the wood for the fire it doesn't fall out the bottom hahahaha Good seeing ya today
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on August 06, 2013, 08:13:52 PM
You learn well young padawan. The steel on the floor......... hmmm catapult???????

Still waiting for Fuji to put it together with the trampoline springs!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on August 06, 2013, 08:17:10 PM
Still waiting for Fuji to put it together with the trampoline springs!!!!
hmmmmmmmmm should I get him to bring them on Sunday?  >:D


The steel on the floor is so that when he gets the wood for the fire it doesn't fall out the bottom hahahaha Good seeing ya today

oh FOR, not On, I really should take more time to read a little clearer. Whoops.
And you too, Little man was trying to say Renee all the way home. although it was sounding more like a naynay lol

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 06, 2013, 08:20:27 PM
hmmmmmmmmm should I get him to bring them on Sunday?  >:D


oh FOR, not On, I really should take more time to read a little clearer. Whoops.
And you too, Little man was trying to say Renee all the way home. although it was sounding more like a naynay lol

Cheers
Evo

Ah that's all good always got Nay when I was in daycare R's are hard to say.  Lol about the steel floor I don't mind if he has the trailer (another one) as long as it is not a catapult and the fire is warm haha
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Teabag on August 06, 2013, 08:22:21 PM
Fit a 20inch light bar I got off McGirr...:-)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evolution on August 06, 2013, 08:35:12 PM
Ah that's all good always got Nay when I was in daycare R's are hard to say.  Lol about the steel floor I don't mind if he has the trailer (another one) as long as it is not a catapult and the fire is warm haha

haha I think I have worked out a way for all of us to have fun AND get away with it.
scale models first to check if it works  ;D

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 06, 2013, 08:41:17 PM
Added an inline fuel filter to the tractor..

Installed a VW beetle horn to my rig.. Wow boy its loud..


So watch out if u hear a vw horn in the distance, it could be me in my 4wd..


Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on August 06, 2013, 09:12:08 PM
Installed another gas bottle housing to the ct to run the fridge, slowly running out of room to install all this crap
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on August 07, 2013, 06:24:32 AM
Installed a VW beetle horn to my rig.. Wow boy its loud..
That's what I wanna do, my wife's car is twice as loud as my Troopy. Did you need to give the horn a separate power supply and fit a relay, or can it just be connected to the standard horn wire?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 07, 2013, 07:43:20 AM
Standard power wire  then i ran an earth wire from the other pin to the body of the cruiser..


Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 07, 2013, 07:50:05 AM
I had a nuebus 

One of those mini compact air horns on my avalon taxi, but for some reason, maybe too much washing it died, well the motor still runs but no sound..

So i wasnt prepared to buy another one and then dip it in rivers and mud puddles.

This old vw horn i had on the tractor for years but hardly ever had it connected for some reason, it was sitting over beside the tractor and i though i better put it in my workshop..

I fired it up on the jumpstarter and the sound was brilliant, then made plans to paint it and still it in the crusier using the same horn bracket, but that made it sit too high, so i made up a length of flat and sunk it down a little.
Standard horn Power wire to one pin and earth to the other pin..

Too easy and sounds different.

Loud and a little vwy


Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jwb on August 07, 2013, 07:55:14 AM
Quote from: brickiematt
9 odd litres of Penrite and a couple of litres of VB later and job done ;D
[/quote

9 lts :-\
Did you spill some?

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pete_R on August 07, 2013, 02:40:20 PM
How's this for a man cave:

http://www.news.com.au/realestate/man-cave-in-tasmania-yours-for-3-million/story-fncq3era-1226692690525 (http://www.news.com.au/realestate/man-cave-in-tasmania-yours-for-3-million/story-fncq3era-1226692690525)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Murph on August 07, 2013, 03:17:21 PM
Had an RDO yesterday. I was home all alone, so i thought I'd give the Paj a bit of lovin'.......

Cleaned the air filter and pollen filter, topped up fluids, then topped up brake and coolant fluid!
Dropped the oil and then spent the next hour skinning every knuckle twice trying to get the bloody oil filter off. Whoever put that bastard on made sure it wasn't coming off in a hurry >:(
9 odd litres of Penrite and a couple of litres of VB later and job done ;D

They can be a pain for sure ! Put a large screwdriver through it and you just need enough movement to crack it !
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: brickiematt on August 07, 2013, 05:01:18 PM

9 lts :-\
Did you spill some?

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Only the crap out of the filter! All up the sump, filter and oil cooler hold 9.8 litres of oil. I drained out just under 9 from the sump, and with what was in the filter I figured 9 should go back in. Ive checked the dipstick daily since, and its bang on the  full mark every time. As I had the front wheels up on ramps im assuming there was a bit that didnt drain from the sump, and some still in the oil cooler.

They can be a pain for sure ! Put a large screwdriver through it and you just need enough movement to crack it !


Nearly went the screwdriver option, but found a set of these oil filter pliers at supercheap:  http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/SCA-Pliers-Oil-Filter.aspx?pid=291475#Cross (http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/SCA-Pliers-Oil-Filter.aspx?pid=291475#Cross)

Worked a treat! Lucky the filter on the pajero is easy to get to!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 07, 2013, 06:28:46 PM
Unwrapped a heap of goodies i bought today, replacement jump starter and work light at supercheap.

New springs and lights for trailer 2.

Lots of different tail lights and a whole box of led number plate lights..

And few other goodies..

Ohh and a small led light to go in the cargo area in the back of the cruiser.. Its soo bright.. Loving the led world..




Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on August 08, 2013, 06:51:15 PM
Fitted led tail lights a few weeks ago and realised that the ct didn't have any form of reverse lights,,,,,,,, well now it does  :police:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rellbell on August 14, 2013, 09:54:26 PM
Well it's been a week and a half since we returned from our cape York trip, and we slowly sifting through the dust to retrieve the car and camper trailer.  This arvo Tony pulled off trailer brakes to dedust and regrease in readiness for the next camping adventure. Cheers rellbell
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bunyip on August 14, 2013, 10:11:07 PM
replaced the exhaust fan in the KK kitchen box. What a horrible job that is, one of the few poorly designed bits where getting to the screws is almost impossible.

Ended up not soldering hte new fan in but added some connectors incase the fan breaks again. Still have the issue with the screws but will see how it goes.

Bunyip
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tim - Stratford on August 15, 2013, 09:11:06 AM
Unboxed the nice new shiny WIA Mig welder and sat it on its trolley.....then had to go to work.  :-[
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on August 15, 2013, 12:41:02 PM
Yes but he did use a boot for a pillow.....or was that a pillow for a boot..........
When I was in my early 20s and bushwalking a lot I found that a PAIR of lace up Blundstone boots on their side, heels out actually made a reasonable pillow.
But back then I also thought that a 'thermarest' inflatable mat gave a GREAT night's rest too!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on August 15, 2013, 04:48:30 PM
Well after a load of spray out early (love the smell of 2,4,D in the morning )  I slipped down towards kans and picked up my light bars from McGirr , and the ute being out with the wench I thought what the hell ..
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a26/fnqbunyip/76a9ef03c29d255c5de35b9f0e5e0aac_zps2b123a6f.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/fnqbunyip/media/76a9ef03c29d255c5de35b9f0e5e0aac_zps2b123a6f.jpg.html)

So Ill have a bit of fun tonight and over the weekend , then I might just pull the bull bar off and give it a coat of paint before I put this on the ute ..

cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 15, 2013, 06:38:39 PM
Put trailer 2 back on the work bench and welded the chassis on the body all over and positioned the springs ready to weld on tomorrow.


Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on August 15, 2013, 06:49:43 PM
Put trailer 2 back on the work bench and welded the chassis on the body all over and positioned the springs ready to weld on tomorrow.


Tapa talker

How did number one finish up?  do ya end up selling it ?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 15, 2013, 07:25:49 PM
No still got it, will register it next week.
Spent 3 weeks working on other things for ppl.
Had to wait till i bought more parts..

Happy to keep t1.

Put it behind the commodore and it looked nice and level, well a little down at the front but generally looked good..


Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 16, 2013, 05:53:50 PM
did some more welding on the t2  welded on the springs, started positioning the axle to weld on the tabs but had to go to the doctor and pickup the kids and do the shopping as the wife is recovering from an operation..




Peter,
 Tapa talker
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on August 16, 2013, 09:25:39 PM
Fitted my you-bute diy rear bar with twin swing out arms, 1 for the spare, the other for 2 x jerry's.
Just got to tidy up the paint, fit the alloy checker tread plate, and she is done.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 17, 2013, 05:21:27 PM
Hmm, lets see.

1. Made up a spunky LED light set up for the CT kitcken.
2. Fixed the dodgy handle on the Hot Water unit for the CT.
3. Two coated the timber kitchen edges on the CT with a very nice wood stain.
4. Fitted a 12v outlet at the front of the CT for the Coleman Hot Water thingy.
5. Improved and modified my pole holder inside the CT.
6. Gave the CT kitchen a good scrub up.
7. Made up a new rope for the runner ducky for the boat.
8. Cleaned up the hinges on the cooker fold up thingy, as the Fraser trips have seen a bit of surface rust start.
9. Had about 3 or 4 beers.

Hmmm, i did something else too,  >:D but that wasn't in the shed.  >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on August 17, 2013, 06:23:21 PM
my little helper & i installed my winch into the Patrol today   :cup:

"the wiring is finished Dad"
(http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab356/navara04/P8170770_zps9109c17e.jpg) (http://s879.photobucket.com/user/navara04/media/P8170770_zps9109c17e.jpg.html)

" I'll hold up the winch til' ya get the bolts Dad "
(http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab356/navara04/P8170771_zpse24faebc.jpg) (http://s879.photobucket.com/user/navara04/media/P8170771_zpse24faebc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Wezza on August 17, 2013, 06:35:20 PM
Changed a blown brake light on the Triton.......... Pretty exciting stuff
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on August 17, 2013, 06:52:07 PM
my little helper & i installed my winch into the Patrol today   :cup:

Sweet.
I made a little seat for my young bloke to sit on that sits over the bar.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on August 19, 2013, 08:33:08 PM
Wasnt in the man cave...........Ok, Ok, I confess, it was in the womans kitchen.!!
Helped the good wife bake almost 1000 cupcakes for the RSPCA cupcake day fundraising, She was selling them at Bunnings Saturday and at IGA on Sunday. The last few went out the door this morning.
A couple got tasted purely for quality control purposes.
Yep, apron on and oven gloves at the ready, is there no end to my skill set?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: smartyingreen on August 21, 2013, 11:16:05 PM
Cleaned mine to make way for the new CT!

Smartyingreen - HZJ-105 Land Cruiser + Cameron HD Off Road Unlimited Concept Camper
(http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w613/cameroncamperpics/myswag3_zps297d62de.png)
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 23, 2013, 11:10:45 PM
Started stamping the id tag on t 2 while i remember what to put on it..

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GanG on August 23, 2013, 11:28:45 PM
Installed a light bar and removed the 4 HID spotties it replaced :) pics on McGirrs light bar thread in the showroom :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nab on August 24, 2013, 02:12:13 AM
Gave the work car some love (wash inside and out, Windex the windows, paint the underside of the tray/chassis black, touch up paint chips, organise tools/materials) and for some reason it feels like a new car to drive! Amazing how a freshly cleaned car seem to run much smoother haha!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: carinya on August 24, 2013, 09:27:45 PM
Installed a turbo timer to the triton, created a great mess in an effort to refit the tool box lid on the ct with catches that keep water out. Forgot to replace the reverse bulb I swapped out so that I didn't get pinched for no turning signal.  Now I have nothing to report for tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: markg66 on August 24, 2013, 09:59:41 PM
Pulled one hub and brake off the camper and sand blasted and repainted the brake backing plate, hub and some other bits.
Thought I would do magnetic particle inspection on the welds holding the stub onto the axle, now I'm worried about it as it seems to have some cracks.
I'm not experienced with welds as we only do machined items at work so I don't know how to evaluate the welds as good or not.

..................damn!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Darren253 on August 24, 2013, 10:23:27 PM
Pulled one hub and brake off the camper and sand blasted and repainted the brake backing plate, hub and some other bits.
Thought I would do magnetic particle inspection on the welds holding the stub onto the axle, now I'm worried about it as it seems to have some cracks.
I'm not experienced with welds as we only do machined items at work so I don't know how to evaluate the welds as good it not.

..................damn!

Doesn't look too bad to me...  Try to file or flash grind the crack out by <1mm and see if it's still cracked below. If you have a blacklight then this will give a clearer indication.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on August 25, 2013, 12:02:54 AM
Welds are always hard to check because void shows as a crack. You could always get a weld run over the void
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ozstickman on August 26, 2013, 09:35:33 PM
Started my fridge mount and draws to replace what Nissan put in the xtrails.

Fridge one side, two draws on the other, not too high to allow some where for my best mate Max to travel with us.  Max is my dog, she is also my daughters best mate too.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jclures on August 28, 2013, 06:54:36 AM
I have sorted out the draws of spanners in my Nisota tool box, I like things in order.

(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc145/jclures/Nissan%20rear%20draws/NissanToolBox_zps1bf804c1.jpg) (http://s217.photobucket.com/user/jclures/media/Nissan%20rear%20draws/NissanToolBox_zps1bf804c1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ozstickman on August 28, 2013, 08:03:08 AM
I almost got all my tools sorted on my bench...... In only one pile on my bench instead of scattered everywhere.  :-[
I must tidy them up
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 28, 2013, 08:31:43 AM
I made a bigger better Ash catcher.. This one is Mark 2..


The first one caught several logs and tons of ash, that fell out of our Ultimate heater.. But it was time for it to be lent out to someone else and us to have a new one.

this one angles in towards the fire and is the full width of the fire.. made it ot of checker plate too so it looks a little nicer..



Carry on...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on August 29, 2013, 03:53:51 PM
I made a bit of room in my 20' container and set up an engine stand , then mounted up a 1HZ short motor I seem to have added to my list of things too do ..

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a26/fnqbunyip/Toyota/f90d0f55bf95dcaf225e4409485af15c_zps9462ef40.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/fnqbunyip/media/Toyota/f90d0f55bf95dcaf225e4409485af15c_zps9462ef40.jpg.html)

now to find some more bits too add too it ,, someone has put new pistons in but its been sitting for a fair while and as I'm not sure about any of the work done , it will need to be striped back down and re assembled when I get a few more bits .... Agggggggghhhhhhh

Why do I ????

Cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 30, 2013, 11:07:10 PM
changed the bearings and cups again in my new trailer.. this time with JAP bearings.


Carry on...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on August 31, 2013, 10:25:26 AM
Put the new muffler on my tractor as the old one blew off in the last wind storm we had. Then had to try it out so slashed on of the paddocks to get rid of the marshmallow weed.

Got the brake hose, bracket and master cylinder for my tandem, now just to find the time to fit it all. Since I'm off to the footy tonight and tomorrow is old bastards day, might not get much else done this weekend.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nick_4x4 on August 31, 2013, 11:40:50 AM
Put new seals on my camper, been sitting in the shed for a year waiting for me to do it.

took water tank off camper to clean and prep for second tank install, building pole holder on front drawbar.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 31, 2013, 12:47:01 PM
stripped a heap of silicon off around the top vent from the caravan, trying to look for a leak.

messy dangerous job..

got the silicon to strip off from underneath inside the van after lunch.. bugger of a job, using my good chissel and seal puller as its hooked nicely..


Carry on...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: mcm72 on August 31, 2013, 01:24:59 PM
Been a busy morning in my garage today. 

Silicon sprayed the peg  Dring webbings around bottom of camper.  To stop water wicking up them into the tent.
Looks like that worked. !!!!! :)  ( hopefully finally a dry tent ! )

Then i sprayed the ends of the inside poles for the annex.  So it's easy to know when you are about to over extend the pole.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/31/3esy9uqe.jpg)

Repacked camper for a short weekend away next weekend.

And finally was the most important part.
Put my new my swag stickers on the tug and camper.

 (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/31/ybu8a7et.jpg)

So pretty happy with my mornings work. 




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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nick_4x4 on August 31, 2013, 07:17:09 PM
Decided to put the bullbar on the patrol.

Only took 3hours and some mucking around with mounting it but its all on now.

Need bigger spotlights now :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on August 31, 2013, 07:19:29 PM
made a little umbrella or new roof for the hatch on the caravan thats leaking..

cant work out where its leaking from, so now gunna put on a cover the whole hatch and not use the hatch anymore..

hopefully that will stop the water getting in..


Carry on...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on August 31, 2013, 08:34:14 PM
Made up a spare wheel bracket for the camper from some left over 3mm steel plate and 48mm steel tubing.

Started it with a hangover and was nearing completion when The Bride came out with an ice cold glass of Coopers Sparkling Ale. I decided to down tools after 2. Will finish the bracket tomorrow arvo.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rellbell on August 31, 2013, 08:43:41 PM
 ;Dman and I replaced seal around the top of the camper trailer.  Job that we decided to do once we returned from the cape.  Trackabout  did a great job originally but we have done a lot of camping.  Trailer still in maintenance mode as the new bigger box we had put on before the cape trip fractured along the bottom seam and it is sitting at the repair shop waiting for them to weld up the aluminium.  Hope it gets done soon,  I feel the need to go camping again, been home from cape for 4 weeks now. :D cheers rellbell
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: tourin n fishin on August 31, 2013, 09:03:20 PM
Welding, welding, welding... oh and some grinding on the trailer. nearly ready to bolt up suspension and fit top. then gas bottle holder, jerry can holder, battery and wiring, kitchen.... Dunno if i'll ever get to use it! ???
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on September 01, 2013, 06:28:53 AM
Spent part of  the day collecting wood from the side of the road to start the new project of Bush Furniture .
Topped up the Engel for planning purposes , then just planned & got started  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on September 01, 2013, 06:59:16 AM
I have sorted out the draws of spanners in my Nisota tool box, I like things in order.

([url]http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc145/jclures/Nissan%20rear%20draws/NissanToolBox_zps1bf804c1.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s217.photobucket.com/user/jclures/media/Nissan%20rear%20draws/NissanToolBox_zps1bf804c1.jpg.html[/url])


Hey jclures where did you get the holder/divider/stand thingys from?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on September 01, 2013, 07:09:14 AM
Spent the day down a my best mates man cave.  His is a business and has heaps of cool stuff like hoists, lathes, exhaust benders, tyre machines, scan tools and heaps of stuff with the words 'Snap On'.
The Pajero's minor oil drip has turning into a substantial leak in the last few weeks.  It was first diagnosed as a possible head gasket (V6) but the other side sprouted a leak too and as it got worse it became more obvious it was only the rocker covers.
The gaskets which are supposed to be a soft rubber, were a rock hard plastic, 4 of the 6 spark plug tubes were completely submerged in oil, which in turn destroyed the ignition leads too.  Also did the seals on the plates at the back of the heads.

In return for my mate doing that, I pottered around his workshop building new shelves for his office, fixing up the reception desk and a new lock on the dunny.

Then came the arduous task of checking the temperature on his beer fridge ;D  That took hours 8)
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Post by: corynmelnkids on September 01, 2013, 07:50:03 AM
Well i changed the wheel bearings in the Cub for the first time in preparation for the national meet and our trip afterwards. While the Cub was out side i gave it a polish and measured up the roof to get some alloy mesh welded in so it is easier to store stuff on the roof when we are travelling. Also done some forward planning for the fridge that should be arriving in the next week.
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Post by: jclures on September 01, 2013, 07:57:27 AM
D4D I made them from some aluminium angle, I could not find anything that fitted the way I wanted ready made.
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Post by: achjimmy on September 01, 2013, 08:13:58 AM
D4D I made them from some aluminium angle, I could not find anything that fitted the way I wanted ready made.

I think snap on used to do a plastic version. I have some but it was a long time ago.
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Post by: D4D on September 01, 2013, 08:24:46 AM
Thanks, maybe these, I need to count how many spanners I have...
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ernst-Low-Profile-30-Wrench-Spanner-Organizers-E6050-/160497804438 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ernst-Low-Profile-30-Wrench-Spanner-Organizers-E6050-/160497804438)
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Post by: Campa on September 01, 2013, 08:32:20 AM
Snapon have the best range.

Everything for tool storage you can find here.
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/catalog1.asp?tool=all&Cat_ID=629052&Cat_NAME=Tool+Storage+Accessories&store=australia

Individual wrench racks. You can cut into any length.
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/tools.asp?tool=all&Group_ID=675979&store=australia

Wrench set organiser
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/tools.asp?tool=all&Group_ID=674753&store=australia
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Post by: Campa on September 01, 2013, 08:33:11 AM

Here's couple of tools in my toolbox.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/01/u2uhyqy2.jpg)
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Post by: jclures on September 01, 2013, 09:33:25 AM
I found a few types of holders, they I thought were good for the shed tool box, but I did not think the spanners would stay in place in the back of my Nissan when travelling, so I made my own, which so fare have kept them in the right order.
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 01, 2013, 09:54:31 AM
going to make a pavlova, yes I know, i live in one of my sheds.

but in the workshop i have to take all my new tools i got for fathers day, and find somewhere for them all to live.


Carry on...
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Post by: speewa158 on September 01, 2013, 05:18:40 PM
Not quite in the Man Cave But still in the Man Compound ( where the toy are stored ) planted out the 1st veg of the new season . Now l can spend time out there watering the veg with  :cheers:,,,,,instead of watering the weeds with  :cheers:
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Post by: evolution on September 01, 2013, 06:55:01 PM
Finally had some time off work this week. Finished a little early.
So finished putting the outback console and UHF in, also made new mounts for the roof screen. So now my little man can watch his Thomas the tank engine again and can stop pointing to the roof telling me to "fix fix" lol

Started sanding down one of the templates this afternoon too. Taking a little longer than expected, but hoping to have it finished tomorrow. ;-)

Cheers
Evo
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Post by: Mandrake on September 02, 2013, 08:17:32 AM
Started the electricals in the man cave then put this out in the backyard - Its called a "Moonglow" light ... And yeah its solar - powered from a panel on the shed roof and a 21aH battery in the shed...
(http://www.mandrakessolar.com.au/Myswag Photos/IMG_1428.jpg)
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 02, 2013, 08:37:36 AM
Going to take up my two new tools I got for Fathers day..


Carry on...
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on September 04, 2013, 02:56:02 PM
Aired out the CT after being away for 3 weeks and decided to put in some carpet to stop the bed from sliding around!

Will put in the dual 12v sockets this week as well next to the bed and the single 12v socket (for the shower) and the isolator switch on the back of the storage box.
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 04, 2013, 04:59:30 PM
modified my car trailer, moved the winch post forwards, lowered the front rail so it shouldnt touch the cars spoilers.

found a new spot for the spare wheel to sit and welded on some braces.. well a threaded bolt.

washed and painted it.

Doesnt sound like much but there was lots of cutting and welding..


Carry on...
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 06, 2013, 04:23:13 PM
cleaned and setup my new car fridge..


Yes it looks a little crooked thats cos I havent removed the 2 pipes under it, one is bigger than the other..
I used the pipes as rollers, I pushed it in the room by myself, was so easy, could use one arm most of the time..

now I need help to remove the pipes.



the shelves have been removed and a hanging bar has been installed for hanging lambs and venison. etc etc.


Carry on...
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Post by: berlitza on September 06, 2013, 04:38:55 PM
cleaned and setup my new car fridge..


Yes it looks a little crooked thats cos I havent removed the 2 pipes under it, one is bigger than the other..
I used the pipes as rollers, I pushed it in the room by myself, was so easy, could use one arm most of the time..

now I need help to remove the pipes.



the shelves have been removed and a hanging bar has been installed for hanging lambs and venison. etc etc.


Carry on...


now thats a fridge ,,, looks a little like the coroners fridges
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Post by: nick_4x4 on September 06, 2013, 04:54:28 PM
cleaned and setup my new car fridge..


Yes it looks a little crooked thats cos I havent removed the 2 pipes under it, one is bigger than the other..
I used the pipes as rollers, I pushed it in the room by myself, was so easy, could use one arm most of the time..

now I need help to remove the pipes.



the shelves have been removed and a hanging bar has been installed for hanging lambs and venison. etc etc.


Carry on...

Love to see the solar setup to keep that running :P  :cup:
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 06, 2013, 05:07:10 PM
hmmm.. I am sure u have seen all those solar panels out in the outback, well thats not good enough. luckily i live near one of the biggest victorian hydro electric power system as in rubicon and eildon..



 not looking forward to recieving the first bill when i fire it up..

luckily i will only run it for a few days while the beer is cooling, I mean lamb is hanging



Carry on...
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 06, 2013, 05:08:47 PM

now thats a fridge ,,, looks a little like the coroners fridges

well it is out of a hotel.. Benalla hotel..


Carry on...
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Post by: Brett B on September 06, 2013, 06:08:57 PM
Fitted the OME 2" lift today and a snorkel
I know
 :worthles:
soon
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Post by: Swannie on September 06, 2013, 06:12:11 PM
Brett your a tease!!!
Swannie


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Post by: chester ver2.0 on September 06, 2013, 06:13:47 PM
Hey jclures where did you get the holder/divider/stand thingys from?

I knew that would cause you to have some sort of mini orgasm ;D
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Post by: Brett B on September 06, 2013, 06:14:54 PM
Brett your a tease!!!
Swannie


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yep you will have have to wait till tommow
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Post by: jclures on September 06, 2013, 07:47:35 PM
What, have I upset someone. :D
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on September 07, 2013, 12:47:09 PM
Finished the isolator switch n 12 v socket on the back of the storage box. Just finishing the carpet in the storage box to stop things sliding around!

Then that should be it for a while!!


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Post by: Brumbypt on September 07, 2013, 01:37:06 PM
Hung a deer in my new cool room.
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Post by: lino6 on September 07, 2013, 02:01:38 PM
Ran all the new brake hoses for my tandem and started finished cutting the plate for the floor. Won't be long now till its on the road!!

Just need to weld the floor in and buy some new backing plates for the hydraulic brakes.
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Post by: D4D on September 07, 2013, 06:37:38 PM
I knew that would cause you to have some sort of mini orgasm ;D


I'm working on this look :)

(http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/269650943.jpg)
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Post by: jclures on September 07, 2013, 07:00:38 PM
I'm working on this look :)

([url]http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/269650943.jpg[/url])

I am working on my new shed toolbox now as well, nearly have the sockets sorted.
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Post by: barnray on September 07, 2013, 07:07:33 PM
Hate to say this but if you tools look that pretty your not using them. R (retired mechanic)
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Post by: evans52 on September 07, 2013, 07:14:15 PM
Put the UHF (Father's Day present) into "Puff" - the Patrol. Love it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on September 08, 2013, 12:36:43 PM
Not strictly in the shed, beside the shed in the carport. Started the semi annual refresh of my old man's 6x4 trailer. He lives by the coast and I am trying to prolong the inevitable. Stripped, wire brushed and hit with rust converter. Hopefully get one coat of charcoal hammertone on this arvo.

(http://blkmav.com/images/64t.jpg)
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 08, 2013, 02:05:15 PM
Well done, glad some ppl look after their box trailers.


Carry on...
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Post by: jwb on September 08, 2013, 02:28:36 PM
Well done, glad some ppl look after their "old Mans" box trailers.


Carry on...

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on September 08, 2013, 02:31:47 PM
Woops! that reminds me, my 6x4 cage trailer has been sitting at my inlaws for the last 8 months 3/4 full of green waste!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jwb on September 08, 2013, 02:34:11 PM
Woops! that reminds me, my 6x4 cage trailer has been sitting at my inlaws for the last 8 months 3/4 full of green waste!

new floor needed now !

bugger!
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Post by: kylarama on September 08, 2013, 03:02:50 PM
new floor needed now !

bugger!

Yeah, it was due for a new floor anyway, just hope I haven't completely stuffed the sides and gates too.
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 08, 2013, 03:41:13 PM
hopefully they took  it to the tip and cleaned it out for you..

I would have.


Carry on...
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Post by: kylarama on September 08, 2013, 05:03:32 PM
hopefully they took  it to the tip and cleaned it out for you..

I would have.


Carry on...

It's all my rubbish.  I just dumped it at their place when cleaning up home for Christmas Day.  Then went on holidays, missed the free green waste drop off, then work/kids/life took over and I've just plain forgot about it!  The inlaws have been in and out traveling allot this year, can't really expect them to cover for my laziness.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MrCruza on September 08, 2013, 06:11:02 PM
Over the last couple of weekends I've completely redone the electrics in the Aussie Swag.

Moved the battery to the rear storage well. The battery box has enough room to house a dcdc charger when I get a set of those great looking folding solar panels from Theo   :cup:
Installed a switch panel for all those bits and pieces.
Pulled out all the old wiring and replaced it with brand spanking 6B&S  ;D

Now I can re-purpose the jerry can holder that previously carried the battery box to it's intended use.   :cheers:
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Post by: B&B on September 08, 2013, 08:53:45 PM
Removed the front of the dash and the instrument panel.
Fited LED and bezel for low coolant warning unit on the front of instrument panel - including drilling a hole for the wire through the front and top of the instrument panel.
Sorted location for Traxide USI160 dual battery controller - including location for dash 'mod' switch.
Solved the 'riddle' of where to,run the wires for both he alarm and battery system through the fire wall.
Put the 'jig saw' back together for the Monday commute...
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Post by: oldmate on September 08, 2013, 09:37:35 PM
Cleaned washed, and did a stocktake so to speak on the trailer today.
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Post by: Followme1 on September 08, 2013, 10:47:04 PM
fitted a solar panel to the shed roof today, to charge the battery on the boat.

George
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 09, 2013, 12:31:18 PM
I vaccinated the lambs this moring, this afternoon I am gunna have to do a much easier job, so thats why I am going to sit at my workbench take it easy and make up a trailer lights testing control panel..

It will plug into my jump starter for power, then have a 7 pin round socket, as thats what I use for my trailers here.. then go to a series of switches i bought off ebay with different colours led lights.

yellow for left
red for stop
green for right
blue for lights, they dont do a brown led in the switches.

for the box i found an old paint tin, well its one of those jelly bean tins, saves me from making a box.

I have been wanting to make one for years, it will save backing up the car everytime I rewire a new trailer or make a new trailer to test the lights.

let yas know how it goes..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brij on September 09, 2013, 06:01:11 PM
Quote
make up a trailer lights testing control panel

Put a male plug on it as well, wired up to your LEDs, so you can plug it into a tow vehicle to make sure it's connections are working as well.

Saves having to use a trailer as a "test light".   :cheers:

Around at the in-laws for Father's Day tea the other week. BIL brings trailer along (loaded with bits of bed) to give to SIL to tow home.
Problem - 12 pin rectangular plug on trailer, 7 pin round on SIL's car.
FIL - "Got an adapter in the shed. I'll just go get it".
Half hour later ".....it's in here somewhere. I've found every other adapter....."
Me - "How about we take the round plug off an adapter and fit to trailer?"
No worries. Dark by now. Find screw driver.........pliers...........another half hour goes by. Plug new trailer plug into car. Nothing works. Find test light......another half hour in in FIL's shed......dismantle trailer plug whilst still plugged in....probe the back of plug.....still no good...have we got a proper earth on the test light?..... does the test even work?...... damn plastic bumpers.....take plug out of socket......yes...we have power at the car socket (at least on the parkers)..... test earth point on car socket....yes we have an earth.....test the other points.....eventually find everything except brake lights.....put trailer plug back in.......finally get power at each point with test light except brake lights.... but still no lights on trailer......torch is getting pretty flat.... relying on light in phone.....maybe no lights on trailer because wiring colors are all asre about in trailer loom....but still no brake light power at plug......give up........hook FIL's trailer up.......still no brake lights (but at least all the other lights on the FIL's trailer work, LEDs love 'em :cup:).........swap cargo from trailer A to trailer B......check brake fuse on SIL's car.....bloody mini blade fuses......looks alright.....try another anyway........no spare 15amp fuses.......steal one out of cigerette lighter circuit.......brake lights still not working.........fold myself up into the drivers foot well with test light and phone for a light to test brake light switch.......ah ha......bloody Falcon's >:(. Their crappy brake light switch should be part of their service schedule I reckon)....as good as we're going to get tonight.

Trailer lights.........do your head in sometimes >:( (especially someone else's).

Peter
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 09, 2013, 08:41:34 PM
MIght do a separate control panel for the car..

Actualy I might scrap the stupid jelly been paint can one day and make something better.

then make up a panel with LEDS on it. to represent left right brake and tail lights.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bill on September 13, 2013, 08:12:25 PM
Not today but last Monday.
Welded up a trolley for my new tool box top.
Then put a shelf on it to hold my air tools.
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/safetyman_1/Rocky%20build/75f1b8d2e3fb1e263212d330739f2568_zpsfa86f152.jpg)
Bill
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Post by: Chippy76 on September 13, 2013, 08:35:38 PM
replaced brake pads on one side of the CT tonight. Relocated the shock mount , and installed new shock. Will do the other side tomorrow


Cheers Chippy :D
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Post by: berlitza on September 14, 2013, 04:19:24 PM
Picked up a couple of twin packs of waterproof 12v outlets for 10bux and mounted/wired them in on the ct..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on September 14, 2013, 06:35:20 PM
Changed over all the spring hangers on my tandem. Fitted up the new brakes and hubs.

All that's left is bleed the brakes and weld in the floor.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: andoscamp on September 14, 2013, 06:47:18 PM
Started  the install of my 12v system in the CT.. hopefully get the wiring finished tomorrow..
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Post by: Campa on September 14, 2013, 08:24:55 PM
Pulled the 12v system out of the old toolbox,  to refit into the new flash aluminium toolbox I got for Father's Day.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: britts on September 14, 2013, 09:11:45 PM
Started installing twine heat exchanger and pump that I got off Rodsswag, just got to run2 more water lines then done.
No pics as mate is using my 100 series as he blew his 80 up, will get it back in time to service it before the meet.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 14, 2013, 09:13:32 PM
Finished the freezer install to the Omeo

Made up a storage lid to keep put the rodents

Fitted the roof console and wrapped it in black

Tomorrow fit the console and pack the camper for a couple of weeks in the Flinders, happy days

GG
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Post by: speewa158 on September 14, 2013, 09:18:57 PM
reclined in the comfy chair & contemplated a VB , then had another as the1st went really well :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on September 14, 2013, 09:54:19 PM
Outside the cave.
Finally picked up my trailer from the inlaws (aka the mobile compost heap).  Dismantled the old incinerator in the backyard to make way for a veggie garden, tip run and started knocking up the garden beds.

Inside the cave.
Oil and filter change on the Hilux and finish assembling an Ikea flat pack cupboard that got all too hard for the FIL.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grizzly on September 14, 2013, 10:25:19 PM
Assisted 2nd eldest to refit front end to his TD Astra that has been in the shed for a few weeks, finally had an offer from someone to buy it  :cup:and he become motivated to finish what he started weeks ago ;D, as they where travelling up from Kempsey(4.5hr trip) today to pick it up, no pressure Dad  ??? and maybe we should wash and polish it too???? ??? . Of course this has been on his to do list for about three weeks, love your kids,it balances out the desire to harm them :cheers:
Grizzly :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rellbell on September 15, 2013, 09:50:28 AM
 ;D tony and no 1 daughter just successfully installed UHF in her prado ;D cheers rellbell,
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on September 15, 2013, 11:15:02 AM
Spent yesterday, changing all the fluids and oils in the Torrie. Currently charging the battery and if its ready in time a quick drive to "clean out the cobwebs":)

Swannie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: StrvnMrvn on September 15, 2013, 12:26:38 PM
Just put in a twin 12v socket next to the bed in the CT.

Made it from a flush mount twin 12v Cig socket I had and a spare electrical box I was going to use on the CT but didn't. Already had one twin 6mm cable run there for a single socket I previously had in that spot. Wired the sockets in series, so all good!

Moved the single 12v Cig socket to the back of the CT storage box with the isolator switch for the shower.

Oh, and had a few beers with a mate whilst sorting out what he wants to do with his electrics for his new 2013 SR Hilux.
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Post by: Nomad on September 15, 2013, 03:02:52 PM
Installed my false floor with small fridge slide, carpeted the same. Did most of the interior led light change over, be interesting to see the difference, except the glove box......f'ed if I can work out how to get to that light without pulling the hole glove box apart.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lindamc on September 15, 2013, 03:44:42 PM
loaded new aussie jays camper, after fitting a rubber base to the floor, including toolbox floor. Filled 90lt water tank, then discovered crack in plastic pipe to tap, so temporarily fixed it until I get a chance to take it back to get the part replaced.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on September 15, 2013, 04:11:09 PM
Trailer is finished. SWMBO helped me bleed the brakes. Welded the floor in. Now just to take it to the car wash and give the new floor a bit of a clean. Suppose I'll have to do some "real work" around the house now....
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: KingBilly on September 15, 2013, 06:42:40 PM
Adjusted CT brakes, greased springs and hitch, repacked bearings.  CT ready to go next week  :cup:

KB
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: heath74 on September 15, 2013, 06:57:56 PM
Packed most stuff in the camper ready for departure at 0 dark 30 this sat.  Gold coast bound on the annual pilgrimage. Dropped the oil on the prado and checked the pick up screen, (clean as a whistle).
Checked all the other fluids, etc. fitted a new towel rack to the bathroom.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Ynot on September 15, 2013, 07:03:20 PM
Wasn't happy with how the drawer was secured in the Prado  (150 GXL) so with some gal tube to fit in between the tie down lugs and some threaded rod that will go from one side of the draw frame and through the gal tube out the other side of the frame.
The gal tube fits snug inside the draw frame
Locks down tight now but the draw just rubs on the lug. Still happy now with the stronger point.


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Post by: D4D on September 15, 2013, 07:06:42 PM
Painted the 6x4 trailer wheels and planted a hedge of lemon tea tree to screen the nosy neighbours.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/64wheel.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on September 15, 2013, 07:45:25 PM
Some thing wrong with the tyres mate
Looks like they have some sort of ad problem  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on September 15, 2013, 08:17:26 PM
Wasn't happy with how the drawer was secured in the Prado  (150 GXL) so with some gal tube to fit in between the tie down lugs and some threaded rod that will go from one side of the draw frame and through the gal tube out the other side of the frame.
The gal tube fits snug inside the draw frame
Locks down tight now but the draw just rubs on the lug. Still happy now with the stronger point.


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You could do as I have done and remove the tie down points and bolt the draws in. They are a 6mm bolt. Get some HT 6mm bolts at the appropriate length and your set..
But what I did in the house over the last couple of days was spend time with Little Image #1 building a new Lego kit. There were about 10 hours of labour for this one model.
Photos attached for you to enjoy.
Regards
Crispy
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Post by: berlitza on September 15, 2013, 09:25:53 PM
You could do as I have done and remove the tie down points and bolt the draws in. They are a 6mm bolt. Get some HT 6mm bolts at the appropriate length and your set..
But what I did in the house over the last couple of days was spend time with Little Image #1 building a new Lego kit. There were about 10 hours of labour for this one model.
Photos attached for you to enjoy.
Regards
Crispy

Very cool,, do the lights works ??

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Post by: Ynot on September 15, 2013, 09:38:50 PM
Thanks crisp, will look into that. Lego is pretty cool too.


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Post by: achjimmy on September 16, 2013, 08:29:32 AM
planted a hedge of lemon tea tree to screen the nosy neighbours.


Keep em well trimmed if you want them as a thick hedge. Leaves smell awesome.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on September 16, 2013, 08:32:00 AM
I have finally put the flashing around the doors on the shed and moved the boat in there yesterday. It's truly now a "toy shed". Just need to get power and lights done and then a driveway $$$$$$ so its no longer a test of the rodeos 4x4 when I want something out.
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Post by: brickiematt on September 16, 2013, 04:48:37 PM
Spent yesterday morning in my mates carport helping him install a snorkel to his Hilux.
Install went well, the hardest part was mopping my mates brow as he as he took to his front guard with a big arsed 108mm hole saw ;D
Came up a treat!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: aocc on September 16, 2013, 04:52:43 PM
Put some brakes on the CT and only tightened the nuts on one side (thought the 18yr old had done the otherside) so the wheel fell off during the test drive  :-[ . All good nothing broke, so it ended in a lesson on how to do a wheel change on the side of the road for said 18yr old.(just to make up for my mistake of not checking).  :angel:
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Post by: Brij on September 16, 2013, 06:58:45 PM
Quote
But what I did in the house over the last couple of days was spend time with Little Image #1 building a new Lego kit. There were about 10 hours of labour for this one model.
Photos attached for you to enjoy.
Regards
Crispy

That looks like a kid I went to High School with back in the '80s ;D (he might of been a year or so ahead of me).

Peter
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on September 17, 2013, 04:57:37 AM
Helped the Old Man start to tear down the new engine for Mums Thunderbird. OMFG !! This is going to be a loooong process.

Shane.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on September 17, 2013, 06:54:12 PM
That looks like a kid I went to High School with back in the '80s ;D (he might of been a year or so ahead of me).

Peter
Well if it was THS I left there at the end of 85 so it could have been me.
Regards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: hoytshooter on September 18, 2013, 03:47:54 PM
Got bored today and decided to build a pig ... red ones are faster...lol Sometimes I shouldn't be left alone in the shed with power tools and beer  ;D
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Post by: Sami on September 18, 2013, 05:34:26 PM
thats nice and neat hoytshooter! celebrate with a few beers :D  :cheers:
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Post by: britts on September 18, 2013, 10:08:07 PM
The led for the rear light turned up today so knocked up an extension post for the back behind the rear wheel carrier just wired it to a ciggie plug as I won't have time before the meet to wire it in properly.
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on September 19, 2013, 02:56:30 PM
Fixed some wiring connections in the tug, getting ready to sell it!!
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Post by: D4D on September 19, 2013, 05:33:27 PM
I knew that would cause you to have some sort of mini orgasm ;D


I had to keep up with the Jones' ;D

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Post by: fuji on September 19, 2013, 05:41:42 PM
I had to keep up with the Jones' ;D

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As well as a new CT, might have to speak to your SWMBO
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fuji on September 19, 2013, 05:42:54 PM
Trailer is finished. SWMBO helped me bleed the brakes. Welded the floor in. Now just to take it to the car wash and give the new floor a bit of a clean. Suppose I'll have to do some "real work" around the house now....



Fill it with red gum and bring it down to my place
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on September 19, 2013, 05:47:56 PM
As well as a new CT, might have to speak to your SWMBO

I already had the spanners it is just the red stands that are new.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on September 19, 2013, 05:55:37 PM
Fill it with red gum and bring it down to my place

Looks like I jumped the gun on the "I'm finished" statement, looks like some of my dodgy soldering might have come away as one of the tail lights isn't working properly. So I'll have to fix that and see what I can do. Better fix it coz you know what those coppers are like!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Raym on September 20, 2013, 05:30:40 AM
This is the results of a lot of shed time.

The exhibition is in Cobb & Co museum Toowoomba.

Need to get back to the more important issues such as fixing the leak in the ct water tank an getting out again.
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Post by: Chippy76 on September 20, 2013, 10:19:02 AM
Finally fixed up shock mounts and bushes

Cheers chippy :) (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/20/ebe2equt.jpg)
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 20, 2013, 12:23:17 PM
Put a new battery in my rideon mower, that was 5mm to big so had to do some cutting of the bottom bracket and rebending of the top bracket. hat a pain..

also fitted a new blade, yes only one, thought there was no point replacing the blade that was still serviceable..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on September 20, 2013, 05:27:43 PM
Aweeome rocking horse.

Do tell more.!!!

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Post by: StrvnMrvn on September 20, 2013, 05:33:44 PM
Got rid of the pain in the proverbial hand pump on the side of the CT and replaced it with a tap that runs off the water pump!! Allows for the tap in the kitchen to be fed from mains water if required.

Anyone want a hand pump?? Leaks for free ............... Good deal!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Raym on September 20, 2013, 06:18:21 PM
Aweeome rocking horse.

Do tell more.!!!

Thanks Cruisindub.

It is a large carved horse using the Anthony Dew plan.

Each year the museum holds a challenge for local artists & as I work at the museum I thought I had better support the event. The other guy who is in the workshop entered a squatters chair in the form of a wheel barrow with 2 wheels.

The items have to be offered for sale.

Ray
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nick_4x4 on September 21, 2013, 03:20:20 PM
Seeing its a nice day and all, and i cant go camping yet....

I cleaned out the water tank after i found the old hoses to have some white powder on them? not sure if it was calcium or not so just chucked them.

Cleaned out fully and put brand new hoses on, also go myself a new drinking water hose for filling up.

Next up packing the camper up for our next trip either this weekend or next :D

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Post by: Rumpig on September 21, 2013, 05:19:30 PM
did some work on the shed itself today...painted the front gable weatherboards and then installed the gable flashings aswell. after that i finished the ridge capping off so the shed is finally 100% water tight  8) 8) just need to finish paining it now and run some power and water to it.
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Post by: evans52 on September 21, 2013, 07:53:36 PM


Played with my new toy. The Team Principal/Race Engineer also likes to gets his little hands dirty.
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Post by: jclures on September 21, 2013, 09:16:48 PM
I was given a new tool box for fathers day, I have now started to fit some of my tools into it. The lid looked like wasted space so I have fitted my loose socket sets into it, and racked the metric half of my minimax spanner sets.
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc145/jclures/My%20photos/minimaxset01_zps847587af.jpg) (http://s217.photobucket.com/user/jclures/media/My%20photos/minimaxset01_zps847587af.jpg.html)
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 21, 2013, 10:31:32 PM
looks great, SCA stuff is alright now.

actually SCA have really looked after me, if there is any sort of problem they will get on top of it and sort it out quickly. and go above and beyond..

very happy with SCA now...


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cruisindub on September 22, 2013, 01:48:45 AM
Too many clean toolboxes...............

Not enough work going on it seems?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on September 22, 2013, 06:07:39 AM
That's a good idea for the sockets, reminds me I need to get a set of deep sockets.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on September 22, 2013, 11:45:06 AM
Too many clean toolboxes...............

Not enough work going on it seems?


Clean sheds and clean toolboxes can get dirty sometimes!
I'm refitting the 12v system into the aluminium toolbox I got for Father's Day.

 Once that's done ill have to vacuum and steam mop the garage!
"Runs and hides"

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Post by: ozstickman on September 22, 2013, 12:46:15 PM
Better not let anyone see my workshop... these toolboxes are too organised for me!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jclures on September 22, 2013, 03:23:38 PM
My tools get a pretty good work over, I just like to know where they are, I have always had them racked up on the walls, but this tool bow should keep them better.
D4D I used this sort of socket rail, 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Kincrome-Socket-Rail-3-8-Drive-17-Clip-K2074-/390491036236?pt=AU_Hand_Tools&hash=item5aeb145a4c (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Kincrome-Socket-Rail-3-8-Drive-17-Clip-K2074-/390491036236?pt=AU_Hand_Tools&hash=item5aeb145a4c)

I brought some Kingcrome, but found the new socket holders that supercheap are even better, in my opinion, as the frame is made of aluminium, not plastic.

Just to show my tools are not for show, I have started on a new engine for a Holden WB, 308, stroked to 355, block converted to 4 bolt mains, also the roller cam fitted.
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc145/jclures/My%20photos/strokertrialfit01_zpscd5d29ca.jpg) (http://s217.photobucket.com/user/jclures/media/My%20photos/strokertrialfit01_zpscd5d29ca.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on September 22, 2013, 03:58:11 PM
Clean sheds and clean toolboxes can get dirty sometimes!
I'm refitting the 12v system into the aluminium toolbox I got for Father's Day.

 Once that's done ill have to vacuum and steam mop the garage!
"Runs and hides"

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You are1 sick bicky ,,,,we can see the shed floor ,,,,,,lf l want to see my shed floor l will build a new one  >:D :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Steffo1 on September 22, 2013, 04:12:00 PM
Nearly had a dummy spit trying to put one of those elastic cargo nets over all the gear in the ute tray ready for the Fraser trip. How DO those hooks manage to get soooooo caught up on everything that you don't want them to. Does anyone else have this problem or does my net just hate me?????
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: McGirr on September 22, 2013, 05:45:20 PM


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I must report this to the garage police. Apart from first looking at my garage before moving in I have never had one that clean. You could eat of the floor in yours.

Mark 
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Post by: Terry W4 on September 22, 2013, 06:24:29 PM
Where are the oil stains?


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on September 22, 2013, 06:25:30 PM
Fitted new rubbers to the mounts on my intercooler on the patrol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on September 22, 2013, 07:32:01 PM
Nearly had a dummy spit trying to put one of those elastic cargo nets over all the gear in the ute tray ready for the Fraser trip. How DO those hooks manage to get soooooo caught up on everything that you don't want them to. Does anyone else have this problem or does my net just hate me?????

I was the same the first time I used one. I had kittens.

Great once on, but aweful to put on. Now, I take a deep breath, take all of the hooks off and start from scratch each time.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on September 22, 2013, 07:38:39 PM
Nearly had a dummy spit trying to put one of those elastic cargo nets over all the gear in the ute tray ready for the Fraser trip. How DO those hooks manage to get soooooo caught up on everything that you don't want them to. Does anyone else have this problem or does my net just hate me?????
I was the same the first time I used one. I had kittens.

Great once on, but aweful to put on. Now, I take a deep breath, take all of the hooks off and start from scratch each time.

Yep I have one on m work ute. God it drives me bonkers. I now ave one without hooks, but the netting still catches on everything I goes near
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on September 22, 2013, 07:48:50 PM
opened the camper up today and fixed (i hope) the interior light that has been playing up and not working all the time. wasn't expecting the circuit board i found behind the switch panel when i removed it though, wiggled some wires and hopefully found the loose connection that i then sorted out (maybe?...lol)
then i moved the auxillary internal radio control panel i had mounted previously, to another location which will allow me better access to the light switches inside the camper. after that i fixed the stove knob that had fallen off (lost a circlip a while back), i just dabbed some silicone on the back of it and shoved it back on...lol.. just hoping the small hole i saw in the centre of the spindle as i shoved the knob back on it, doesn't have the hole there for sucking in air, because it won't do that anymore, guess i'll find out next weekend at the meet up when i go to use it next....lol.
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Post by: ewwreckers on September 22, 2013, 08:24:16 PM
Made up the LED light bars to hang up through the camper :) Had enough left over to make one for the back of the Jack as well
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: hoytshooter on September 23, 2013, 07:16:20 PM
Sometimes I think I should not be left unsupervised in the shed with power tools and beer .... got bored and decided to build a pig
the morning before going away ..... but must say it worked great
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on September 23, 2013, 07:34:22 PM
Sometimes I think I should not be left unsupervised in the shed with power tools and beer .... got bored and decided to build a pig
the morning before going away ..... but must say it worked great

Maybe I shouldn't be left alone with alcohol, I swear I have seen this before?? Deja Vu??
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on September 23, 2013, 07:37:51 PM
either way it looks great, what did u use for the main part??
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Post by: D4D on September 23, 2013, 07:39:40 PM
Maybe I shouldn't be left alone with alcohol, I swear I have seen this before?? Deja Vu??


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Post by: hoytshooter on September 23, 2013, 08:02:24 PM
just an old 9 kilo gas bottle
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Post by: lino6 on September 23, 2013, 08:25:23 PM
just an old 9 kilo gas bottle

How long did the red paint last?

Just wondering too - what did you use to cut the top out? I'm trying to score an old forklift bottle (I already have a pig) to do something with and was wondering how to cut the end out as neat and without blowing myself up (though I do like a good explosion  ;D)
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Post by: hoytshooter on September 23, 2013, 08:39:13 PM
The red paint is heat proof paint ...its more heat proof than pot belly black paint its still ther just a little faded and flaked a where I didn't get all the old paint off. The hole on the top I cut with an angle grinder with cutting wheel on it
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: edz on September 23, 2013, 09:02:45 PM
Steffo your not on your pat malone with those cargo nets, Iused to just take each hook completely off and reattach where needed, much faster that way..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GanG on September 24, 2013, 08:30:39 PM
Not exactly in the shed but spent Sunday loading all the gear from camper mk1 into camper mk2, seasoning canvas etc. :) :)



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Post by: ozstickman on September 25, 2013, 01:36:09 PM
Installed the Anderson plug at the rear of the tug with a smart isolator and manual reset circuit breaker.

After lunch it's the Redarc brake controller. $150 brand new from in town here.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on September 25, 2013, 04:40:59 PM
Put a couple of 15x33s on my offroad trailer, and hopefully fixed the overheating problem.. the backing plate was welded on crocked, so put a couple of washes between the backing plate and the other backing plate, is it called the axle plate, well I welded it on crooked, so hoping I have fixed it using those 2 washes.


anyway the trailer look better with bigger tyres on and I also fitted my old bundera white rims, which make it look better than the black rims I had on.



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Post by: Brett B on September 25, 2013, 05:27:16 PM
Hey Pete
When you build another trailer assemble the brake hub/drum/backing plate and weld on flange then slide on to the axle
Then put the drum on with the bearings tension as normal now slide the backing plate back into the drum and the weld on flange witch is bolted to the backing plate to wear you want it now adjust the brake shoes out hard on to the drum this will center and square the backing plate ready to weld
Does that make sence
 :cheers:
Brett B
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Post by: champin on September 25, 2013, 06:23:08 PM
color coded the annex poles with heat shrink for easier set up.
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Post by: noel_w on September 25, 2013, 07:07:04 PM
Started thinking (I know, I know) about my version of a portable battery box. Stage 1, it fits neatly. Stage 2 more thinking and more  :cheers:


Inspired by samianderson
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on September 25, 2013, 09:51:13 PM
Hey Pete
When you build another trailer assemble the brake hub/drum/backing plate and weld on flange then slide on to the axle
Then put the drum on with the bearings tension as normal now slide the backing plate back into the drum and the weld on flange witch is bolted to the backing plate to wear you want it now adjust the brake shoes out hard on to the drum this will center and square the backing plate ready to weld
Does that make sence
 :cheers:
Brett B


I would have thought u assemble all three, flange backing plate and hub, then slide on axle, tension up, then tighten brakes, (THats a great idea, never would have thought of that) then tack weld the flange on, remove the backing plate and hub, finish welding on the flange, let cool and refit.

I did most of that, except brakes, on one side, but I vaguely remember rushing the side thats been causing the trouble.



I pretty much understand what you are saying except the first sentence, confuses me for the rest.


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Post by: kylarama on September 25, 2013, 10:27:40 PM

I pretty much understand what you are saying except the first sentence, confuses me for the rest.



Try here.  http://www.marshall-eng.com.au/Assy_Tips.html#ElecASSYTIP (http://www.marshall-eng.com.au/Assy_Tips.html#ElecASSYTIP)


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Post by: Brumbypt on September 25, 2013, 10:34:03 PM
thanks
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on September 26, 2013, 07:11:27 AM

I would have thought u assemble all three, flange backing plate and hub, then slide on axle, tension up, then tighten brakes, (THats a great idea, never would have thought of that) then tack weld the flange on, remove the backing plate and hub, finish welding on the flange, let cool and refit.

I did most of that, except brakes, on one side, but I vaguely remember rushing the side thats been causing the trouble.



I pretty much understand what you are saying except the first sentence, confuses me for the rest.

Thats it mate
I confuse my self all the time  ;D


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ewwreckers on September 27, 2013, 04:41:37 PM
color coded the annex poles with heat shrink for easier set up.
Top idea Champin! Where did you get heat shrink big enough to go around the poles? We've got a few different sizes from Jaycar but none that would fit the poles.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pirate_Pete on September 27, 2013, 07:28:02 PM
Top idea Champin! Where did you get heat shrink big enough to go around the poles? We've got a few different sizes from Jaycar but none that would fit the poles.

Electrical wholesales have heat shrink in assorted sizes from a couple of mm up to big enough to fit around a stubby. It usually comes in 4' lengths.
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Post by: ewwreckers on September 27, 2013, 08:35:55 PM
Thanks Pete


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Post by: berlitza on September 27, 2013, 09:39:39 PM
Just finished the soildering on the anderson plugs to the solar panels  to connect to the ct battery,,, bloody brilliant ,,,,,,,those original solar connectors are a massive pita
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on September 28, 2013, 03:35:12 PM
Cleaned the ute for an sale inspection for tomorrow!

Once it's gone, will start looking for a new ute! Maybe a SR Hilux or Dmax. Hmmmmmm...... Both look very nice,
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Post by: Moggy on September 28, 2013, 06:18:07 PM
Walked in, looked around & thought S#*i what a mess. Turned around, walked out & decided the lounge room was manland for this arvo.
Maybe tomorrow.........
Oh hangon the Mackay Cutters are playing in the Q-Cup final. Oh well monday.... thats right off to Melbourne for 30th wedding anniversary, even agreed to take wife with me this time  >:D
Next weeks the NRL final, i'll have two weeks to get sorted before CT arives.
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Post by: D4D on September 29, 2013, 06:48:40 PM
Cleaned and serviced the chainsaw, complete with new spark plug and air filter. I even shouted her a new bar and chain.
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Post by: GanG on September 29, 2013, 07:11:47 PM
Rewired the power outlet in the fridge box on the new camper........replaced the 3mm cable with 6mm from battery to socket as my fridge did not like the spaghetti wire at all. Replaced the loose collection of inline fuse holders with a proper fuse box.

Installed the 600 watt pure sine wave inverter and an additional 12v outlet at the kitchen.

Ordered some solar panels and a ctek 250DS just awaiting their arrival.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on September 29, 2013, 07:46:19 PM
Fitted the 'solid' rubber wheel to my old AL-KO jockey wheel mount and swapped my new inflatable jockey wheel off the draw bar.  Have a second AL-KO jockey wheel clamp, which will get welded to the drivers side of the draw bar when the new axle is fitted, so I can use both at once.
Re-charged the crank battery from the Monterey, and it came up fine, which didn't surprise me given that I flattened it quickly, i.e. not a case of slowly losing a dying battery over a long period of time.
While I had the battery out I checked the Supercharge MF 53 Gold and it fits across the width of the battery holder, leaving room for an AGM as well.  Very pleased with that.  :cheers:
Fitted a Gas fuse' to the 9kg bottle on the camper.  Have a second for the 4/.5kg 'mobile' bottle as well, thanks to Aldi.
Pumped up the tyres on the John Deere L110 Auto and made room for it in the shed.  Bron said I looked like 'Farmer Joe' on my new toy. LOL
Jacked up the Heaslip with my new electric scissor jack and removed one of the road wheels to take detailed measurements for determining the required length for the new axle.
Put the 100 Amp Hr AGM in the battery box on the charger to give it a bit of a 'condition' with the camping season almost upon us, even though the LEDs on the box were reading 'fully charged'.
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Post by: Woodsie on September 29, 2013, 08:02:02 PM
Changed the Oil in the Front and Rear Diffs and the Gearbox and Transfer case of the Cruiser today
The Gearbox is whisper quiet now, no more chatter. The wife complained that it sounds like a car now and not a 4WD.
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on September 29, 2013, 08:33:18 PM
Sold my Ute!

Bloke came at 4.30pm, left at 5.30pm and rang back at 8pm to take it!

Pretty Happy! Now to find a new one!
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Post by: berlitza on September 29, 2013, 09:07:05 PM
Took the solar controller off the back of the solar kit rewired my little electrical box, realised After doing some research on here that I had wired it all wrong, sooooo re-rewired it yet again, seems to work ok, have to try the solar panels next time we get some sun
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Post by: Brock05 on September 29, 2013, 09:33:48 PM
Day 2 of my mezzanine floor install, all but finished. Can't wait to get it reorganised and a heap of stuff up off the floor. Will put some pics up tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on September 30, 2013, 05:18:29 PM
started to mount the drop down legs, was hoping to weld them in place but going to have to bolt the buggers to the floor
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Post by: Brumbypt on September 30, 2013, 05:46:49 PM
SOld my mower, and delivered it..


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Sami on September 30, 2013, 06:44:25 PM
started the wiring to go along the drawbar to the toolbox. then my head imploded thinking of battery box location/fridge/solar input etc. had a beer
tinkered on the scooter (70cc toy), started some more vegies for the vegie beds once the weather is nice enough in wa. then weeded the yard and put the weeds in bags to solarize the seeds/pests.
started a lamb roast with all the trimmings. cracking a beer and having a nerd on for a bit  :cheers:

(missus is away for 5 more months :( hence keeping busy )
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: jimc1 on September 30, 2013, 08:44:36 PM
Been busy in the shed getting ready for a trip to Flinders/Gammon Ranges.


built single drawer unit plus slide for back of disco
built anchors to mount maxtrax to suit rhino rack pioneer rack
mounted 2.5kg fire extinguisher in disco
cabled up engel 12v plug to auxillary battery[size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on October 02, 2013, 08:09:47 PM
My 2 weeks Annual Leave started at 1pm today.

After attending a local fair/gathering/show/rip off with The Bride and 2 Monsters, I bought a six pack and went straight to the Shed. Fitted some LED tail lights (I know they've been around for a while and it's the first I've used them, but they sure look sexy in the dark) to the Camper and a flat pin plug. Tomorrow is packing day for Bathurst leaving on Monday. Not before a quick overnight trip to Port Lincoln, SA on Friday.

Did I mention I'm on Annual Leave??? Just checking.............. ;)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on October 12, 2013, 05:51:10 PM
Picked up a new 3x3m shed yesterday HAD every intention of laying a foundation and assembling it today,

nek minute,,,, bathurst and beers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on October 12, 2013, 06:06:17 PM
I went to Black Diamonds work man cave today to do a bit of a swap around with some rims and tyres
Thanks Johnny  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on October 12, 2013, 06:44:47 PM
Had a bit of a clean up and sorted all the camping gear I want to put in the camper. In the process I found the 3rd padlock in my keyed alike set that I thought I had lost.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: xcvator on October 12, 2013, 07:18:25 PM
I changed a golf buggy into a kayak trolley  ;D
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Post by: B&B on October 12, 2013, 07:21:46 PM
Was yesterday, in the 'RepairLink' cave... Stripped the fruit from the Monterey before it was tilt traded to Pickles.    :'(
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: barnray on October 12, 2013, 07:49:08 PM
What did I do? Started building a new suntracker system for the camper, ordered stuff for 2 other projects, a pole BBque and covers and other bits to fit gas to a mini spit. My swmbo is getting a bit shirty about me sitting around even tho I have a torn tendon in my left ankle. Some body Pls Help. Barnray
PS She has more on the list. R
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Post by: jclures on October 12, 2013, 09:39:45 PM
Put the primer on a holden WB ute today.
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Post by: DannyG on October 12, 2013, 10:03:05 PM
I built a bracket to hold an intercooler. Didnt quite finish it though and wont be able to do it tomorrow as its my grand final day tomorrow :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on October 13, 2013, 11:16:11 AM
Servicing the baler and rake getting ready to do my hay.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on October 13, 2013, 01:19:57 PM
Servicing the baler and rake getting ready to do my hay.

IS there going to be a good year for hay this year or under average??


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Post by: Nay-DMAX on October 13, 2013, 04:13:45 PM
IS there going to be a good year for hay this year or under average??


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We don't do a big amount here just enough for our horses should be an ok year for us.  I have chatted to some farmers in the area they are cutting at the moment so I guess we will wait and see it is the dry summer I don't look forward too.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on October 13, 2013, 04:19:52 PM
did manage to finish the led's off with the clear heat shrink and new solder, gotta decide what i'm going to do with the other 15ft of the stuff
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on October 13, 2013, 04:22:24 PM
Watched Bathurst and talked crap with Brett B and fuji
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on October 13, 2013, 04:58:56 PM
Watched Bathurst and talked crap with Brett B and fuji

 :cup:
and put up with crap Melb weather
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on October 13, 2013, 06:32:46 PM
IS there going to be a good year for hay this year or under average??

Should get around 200 small squares off our place this year, so not too bad. But the dry and warm end of winter/start of spring and the wind we have had drying stuff will probably be down a little bit around our area.

So the baler is somewhat sorted. Rake is itching to get out there and do some work. Now to align the time and the motivation at a time everything is dry and I will be into it!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on October 16, 2013, 05:05:35 PM
Started ripping out the fluro's to replace with led's,, bloody big a&^%d  spiders everywhere
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on October 16, 2013, 06:05:38 PM
Cleaned and polished my new mower ready for its first service tomorrow. or soon.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on October 16, 2013, 06:10:37 PM
Cleaned and polished my new mower ready for its first service tomorrow. or soon.

Another one to add to your post count (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/pot%20stiring.gif)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on October 16, 2013, 06:17:55 PM
What, why make that sort of comment..

I am offended.. hahahahhaha....................NOT..


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on October 16, 2013, 06:29:19 PM
(http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/thumbs%20up.gif)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GanG on October 16, 2013, 08:10:42 PM
Soldered the anderson plugs onto my new watt meter from Mandrakes :) then dragged out the panels to test them in the dying light of late afternoon
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on October 18, 2013, 06:33:03 PM
Took the deck off my new mower to look for the grease nipples on the spindle, found them after looking for a while. so greased them and the other things that needed a spray..

also greased the deck wheels..

turned it upside down and sharpened the blades with the angle grinder.

then got carried away and scrapped off all the grass, then got even more carried away after I wire brushed the hard to get off grass, I gave the underneath of the deck a spray paint. Yes its barley done 8 hours work and I have painted the underneath of the deck already..

I saw a deck that was all rusty when I was picking up my new mower and thought I don't what mine to look like that ever, So I hope I keep painting it and keep it looking nice.

then refitted the deck before I forgot how it goes on..




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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on October 18, 2013, 07:30:54 PM
Took the deck off my new mower to look for the grease nipples on the spindle, found them after looking for a while. so greased them and the other things that needed a spray..

also greased the deck wheels..

turned it upside down and sharpened the blades with the angle grinder.

then got carried away and scrapped off all the grass, then got even more carried away after I wire brushed the hard to get off grass, I gave the underneath of the deck a spray paint. Yes its barley done 8 hours work and I have painted the underneath of the deck already..

I saw a deck that was all rusty when I was picking up my new mower and thought I don't what mine to look like that ever, So I hope I keep painting it and keep it looking nice.

then refitted the deck before I forgot how it goes on..

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So when do we get to see some pics?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on October 18, 2013, 11:28:02 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/18/8yraje6e.jpg)

Thats the old mower that I sold..

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/18/ypymy3a3.jpg)

There she is..


And in the background is another Heavy duty offroad trailer on the workbench waiting to be finished..

Might even turn it into a camper if it doesn't sell.. its a 7x4.5... 18inch sides.

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on October 19, 2013, 05:22:51 AM
Rust on the deck   ??? painting the bare metal  , ???  you have got way to much time on your hands . Mine don't rust cause they havnt got time to cause they are in motion most of the time  .
You will have to remove the blades to sharpen them with a bench grinder , you really do the hack job with an angle grinder  ;D
Looks like a sweet ride , ,,,show us your cup holder  >:D :cheers:
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Post by: GeoffA on October 19, 2013, 05:32:50 AM
........talked crap with Brett B and fuji

....and it would have been top quality crap, too....... ;D ;D
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Post by: speewa158 on October 19, 2013, 05:39:17 AM
....and it would have been top quality crap, too....... ;D ;D
& that's coming from a Bloke that really knows CRAP well  8) :-[ :-[ :cheers:
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Post by: GeoffA on October 19, 2013, 05:42:30 AM
& that's coming from a Bloke that really knows CRAP well  8) :-[ :-[ :cheers:

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on October 19, 2013, 07:55:51 AM
no no, mine wasnt rusty, I wanted to put a coat of paint on the inside of the deck to help the grass fall off easier, I wont do it every time, well not with a spray can, too expensive. almost a can of spray paint.

And I used a Flap disk on my 125 angle grinder, the job I did was extremely neat, no hack job there..
The flap disk is a little more gentler than a straight grinding disk and the finished work is smooth..



(I like to finish my grinding (of other jobs and where its touched regularily when the jobs finished) with the flap disk. No grinding marks and polishes up the steel and welds and looks great.)


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 20, 2013, 06:51:47 AM
I think i'm gunna have to pull the head off the work van today.
Getting the tiniest bit of coolant into the number 6 chamber.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on October 20, 2013, 07:36:19 AM
Made and extension lead with Anderson Plugs on each end from a broken set of jumper leads.
I am yet to fit batteries to the CT, so this allows me to park the Tug away from the CT a short distance.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on October 20, 2013, 07:43:07 AM
welded on the A frame to the next trailer, went over a few welds, then took it off the workbench and put it on the floor ready to fit the wheels and flip over.


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Post by: Brett B on October 20, 2013, 08:33:10 AM
;D ;D
& that's coming from a Bloke that really knows CRAP well

And when you talk crap long enough it turns into good sh#t  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 20, 2013, 04:52:52 PM
Yep, had to pull the head off the van.

The back two water passages in the bloody thing had corroded away. Pain in the backside too, i've had to transfer all the snippers and crap to the ol girls jeep for this week.

I hope she doesn't need it. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GanG on October 20, 2013, 05:03:12 PM
Made a big enough hole amongst the Shit to get the ski boat into the shed for some overdue maintenance.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on October 20, 2013, 05:06:15 PM
finally got around to bolting down the last of the shed walls today, been putting that off for ages...lol...then i grabbed some old school bag lockers i had under the house and screwed them to the inside of one of the walls for storage  8) 8) next weekend i'm going to clean out under our house and move more gear into the shed, looking at making a work bench in there and mount up the bench grinder to it etc aswell. won't be long and i'll have heaps of room back under the house....and probably none in the shed...lol
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Post by: Hairs on October 20, 2013, 05:12:56 PM
won't be long and i'll have heaps of room back under the house....and probably none in the shed...lol
And so the circle continues  ;D
 
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Post by: D4D on October 20, 2013, 05:30:20 PM
Re-oiled some cedar French doors, it was long over due as they soaked in about 1L of Linseed oil.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on October 20, 2013, 09:55:21 PM
finally got around to bolting down the last of the shed walls today, been putting that off for ages...lol...then i grabbed some old school bag lockers i had under the house and screwed them to the inside of one of the walls for storage  8) 8) next weekend i'm going to clean out under our house and move more gear into the shed, looking at making a work bench in there and mount up the bench grinder to it etc aswell. won't be long and i'll have heaps of room back under the house....and probably none in the shed...lol


Bout time you sorted that out.   Lol.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Clouty on October 21, 2013, 05:36:19 AM

Bout time you sorted that out.   Lol.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Agreed ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on October 21, 2013, 06:08:40 PM

Bout time you sorted that out.   Lol.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D
what's the rush, it wasn't going anywhere.....unless a big storm came through....lol

Agreed ;D ;D
quiet in the peanut gallery please  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on October 23, 2013, 05:48:58 PM
started stripping down a wooden  6x4 that i stumbled across on gumtree for free it looked crap when i towed it away but after removing all the wood the steel is in really good shape, looks like it was originally a caravan or similar, still not really all that sure what I'm going to turn it into yet.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/14wubvd.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on October 23, 2013, 07:49:03 PM
Not much of any excitement  :-[
Took all 3 sets of blades off the rideon and sharpened them.
Repacked the front wheel bearings on the rideon.
Then I went and mowed about 3/4 of an acre, too hot to mow any more than that today, it's only a small part of the 6 or so that I do mow.
It's been about 2 months since I fired they mower up.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on October 24, 2013, 09:52:13 PM
Did a bit more welding on my underfloor winch up 2 battery carrier.
Mounted a solar controller in my pop top as a warm up exercise.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Burga on October 25, 2013, 11:16:20 AM
cleaning out the misses stuff so we can put the ct in the shed alongside of the car.
she thinks im in making coffee for us..... only be 5mins I told her  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on October 25, 2013, 11:55:38 AM
Still working on my 2nd trailer, A frame on, tailgate on, tie down rails done, guards on, Jockey wheel on, its looking like a trailer well and truly now, not just some steel stuck together.


Got a little more work to do then I need to flip it back upside down to finish a few more things off and start painting..

last one I didn't flip it upside down to finish and just did all the welding upside down, the welds look ok, but I got covered in weld spats..





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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: tate1984 on October 25, 2013, 12:15:20 PM
Fixed two small annoyances in the Pajero today.

First was to remove power window relay and replace with a jumper cable so that they work without the keys.

Second was to disconnect to damn seat belt reminder chime that beeps 3 times every time you turn the ignition to on.  ;D

Next is to try and find the audio out line on the roof mount DVD player so that I can connect it to the speakers in the kid booster seats.
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Post by: speewa158 on October 25, 2013, 03:43:05 PM
Started a long over due clean up of the shed as it seem to be a bit messy . Started with the engal  a& that's about as far as that went  :cheers:
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Post by: Marcus73 on October 25, 2013, 04:19:09 PM
Tightened all of the nuts on my eBay special compressor. Apparently the Chinese aren't very strong people ;)


Sent from the machine that goes..... Bing!
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Post by: 02-SR5 on October 25, 2013, 04:42:17 PM
Right now,

Drinking beer. Friday happy hour has commenced.
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Post by: markg66 on October 25, 2013, 07:30:06 PM
Similar..........having a Jimmy Devils Cut, it's been a long day!
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Post by: rodw on October 25, 2013, 08:16:41 PM
Its taken me  a lot longer than I thought as I have not been well, but I think I have finished my winch up under floor battery tray (minus the aluminium checker plate bash plate).

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Phone%20Photos/b250ac38-3de4-40eb-a2c0-fc4407536dec_zpsa8256de7.jpg)

Here is a side view

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Phone%20Photos/IMAG0274_zps147605cf.jpg)

Note  provision for fuse and the hinges at the back.

so it gets winched up with my You Beaut $35 eBay boat winch

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Phone%20Photos/IMAG0268_zps305c3ba6.jpg)



and hide up in a nice safe well protected spot

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Phone%20Photos/IMAG0266_zps758e25e5.jpg)

I'll find out over the weekend if this is gunna work when I fit it. The idea is it will hang down almost at 90 degrees, then slot in two batteries on their side, secure with holders, winch up and bolt up in position.


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Post by: berlitza on October 26, 2013, 06:07:27 PM
picked up checker plate floor, guards, tubing and sheets for $220 to rebuild the pos wooden trailer I scored for fweeee,total cost of build should be just under 260 soo with a  bit more welding, painting  should be finished


(http://i40.tinypic.com/m96sub.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on October 26, 2013, 06:20:57 PM
Winched up my battery tray to find it fouls the crossmember holding the cable so a bit of a redesign required. Then got conned into painting a house my wife's daughter bought.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on October 26, 2013, 06:21:57 PM
Not in the shed/man (woman cave?) spent some time trying to see what I will use to keep the sand in the horse round yard when I put it in there and then started carting the hay isn't that the best job in the world lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on October 26, 2013, 08:45:34 PM
Spent the day in my mates man cave (proper workshop). Helped him finish off a few cars, then gave the Pajero a going over, including a trans service and a full fluid flush.  The old girl drives like new 8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on October 26, 2013, 09:17:05 PM
started the day by cleaning up under the house and taking a few trailer loads of rubbish to the tip, then ended up moving more stuff into the shed and started making a work bench in there at the end of the day. after working all day today i reckon the bench can wait till next week to be finished  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on October 27, 2013, 06:58:03 AM
Took the bull bar of the troopy, gave the Alloy part at the back some black paint.
Removed the PTO Winch and sub frame, checked over the winch and just gave it some grease and oil.
Lick of paint on the sub frame, and put it all back together.
Tidied up the paint work of the CT Kitchen.
Then walked over the street and had a beer with the 2 old boys who sit out the front every weekend watching the neighborhood comings and goings.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on October 27, 2013, 05:02:52 PM
finished welding a 6x4 trailer together and worked out the hard way why welders wear full face masks, feels like the worst sunburn ive ever had
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on October 27, 2013, 05:14:08 PM
finished welding a 6x4 trailer together and worked out the hard way why welders wear full face masks, feels like the worst sunburn ive ever had

You Idiot (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/Crazy.gif)
 ;D

Well, I fixed the kids guinea pigs cage.
Sharpened a couple of chisels, cleaned the work trailer out and repacked it.
Stared at the back of the cargo area in the Cruiser and thought I would like to make some storage space and draws there one day.
 ::)
 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on October 27, 2013, 06:06:44 PM
Servicing the baler and rake getting ready to do my hay.

Well the baler did the job and we just finished carting, 317 squares in the shed and it was probably 320, all up couple broken string out in the paddock.  Happy with the amount we got and that it is all done.  The tandem from lino6 earlier posts did a great job getting them all in held heaps more than the 6x4 ;D
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Post by: Watty2975 on October 27, 2013, 07:44:16 PM
Cleaned and reprinted the spotlights to go on the new ARB bullbar.
They were looking a bit ordinary and wearing some battle scars from the cape trip last year!
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Post by: kylarama on October 27, 2013, 07:46:45 PM
Cleaned and packed the camper for next weekends 4 day break. :cup:
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Post by: 02-SR5 on October 27, 2013, 08:04:21 PM
Pissed of the manual hand pump and fitted an electric pump and new tap.
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Post by: MarkGU on October 27, 2013, 08:37:45 PM
the shed?

bugger that!!


took the kids fishing  ;D
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Post by: froggy on October 28, 2013, 06:51:41 AM
Built some drawers to go under my new bench(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/28/tajesyjy.jpg)
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Post by: bobkay on October 28, 2013, 03:38:35 PM
Built some drawers to go under my new bench

Very very nice froggy, I'd love something like that. What did U build em out of. How about a bit of detail on the construction.
Cheers
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Post by: rodw on October 28, 2013, 03:54:27 PM
Solar panels arrived and I tested them! Nice to see them working and still pulling over 70 volts at 4:00 in the arvo. The well charged battery pulled 8 amps for a while!
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Post by: VKPrado on October 28, 2013, 04:22:05 PM
Built some drawers to go under my new bench([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/28/tajesyjy.jpg[/url])


Looks like it is going to be a very well organized shed now. A place for everything, and everything has a place.
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Post by: D4D on October 28, 2013, 04:47:03 PM
Built some drawers to go under my new bench([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/28/tajesyjy.jpg[/url])


Got to love Makita LXT tools :)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 28, 2013, 05:37:11 PM
I spent Friday afternoon putting the cylinder head back on the work van after having it serviced etc.

Now, keep in mind, i used to be a mechanic back in the 80's and have a good idea of what i'm doing.

Pushrods in, oil the tips, rockers in place, oil the fulcrums and fit and tighten up. Manifolds back on, LPG connected up again and fill all the vital fliuds.

Double check everything and spin her over to hear a almighty "clank/clack" noise.  ??? The engine hadn't fired up, so just turn key off and look at engine for 10 minutes.
Bottom lip by now is hanging a long way down.....  :-[

Its 5pm, so off for a drink and suss it on Sat.
First thing, rocker cover off and check rockers/pushrods. Number 4 inlet has bent the crap out of the pushrod. i robbed a pushrod from another to get number 4 working and screwed in a compression gauge and yep, number 4 is down a tad, but minor.
140 to 145 in every pot, but a 135 in number 4.

Strip the whole thing down again to a short block.
Turn head on its side, and pour fuel into every port...... no leaks. Jam some compressed air around valves.... no leaks.
Repeat other side, all good.

Try to buy a pushrod in Tin Can.... no hope... :'(

Take old pushrod and very gently panel beat back into shape, testing it by rolling it along a glass window of the house.
After 15 minutes, test against a straight edge of a steel ruler and double check against the glass. I would never normally straighten a pushrod, but the ol 4.1L crossflow isn't a big HP unit, so i reckon i'm safe.... i hope.

Assemble parts back to a complete engine and start up..... perfect.

Drove around all day sunday and towed the trailer today with the ride-on... all good.

Just goes to show, no matter how good i was when i was mechanic, i'm a dufus these days.

It turned out, every pushrod was sitting in a lifter, except one i had sittin on the block casting.
I don't know if i put it there, bumped and knocked it there or if an evil force from outta space did it, but i still feel like a dickhead for it.
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Post by: Hairs on October 28, 2013, 05:46:14 PM
I don't know if i put it there, bumped and knocked it there or if an evil force from outta space did it, but i still feel like a dickhead for it.
Welcome to my world  ;D

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 28, 2013, 05:48:31 PM
Welcome to my world  ;D

 great, now i'm gunna have nightmares tonight.  :D

Hey, the upshot was, Mrs Jeepers came out yesterday wearing a batman outfit, a set of jumper leads in one hand a rubber chicken in the other.... >:D We had a great ol time....  ;D >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on October 28, 2013, 05:52:07 PM
I feel your Pain Jeepers.
In the 80's when I was an apprentice mechanic , I helped the tradesman lift a cyl head onto a chev 6 cyl petrol marine engine, he left the thermostat hose connected to the heat exchanger with the clamp on the hose. As the head was lifted in place, the hose clamp came of the hose and landed in the #1 pot.
With everything double checked, he fitted it back into the boat, no easy feat, then kicked it over, ran for 30 seconds and then a thug is what stopped it.
The short version is, cracked block, head and bent rod, swollen piston  which was hard to get out of cyl, and a hose clamp which could be used again no worries.
I can remember a bent push rod as you describe, just don't remember my involvement........
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on October 28, 2013, 05:52:50 PM
Hey, the upshot was, Mrs Jeepers came out yesterday wearing a batman outfit, a set of jumper leads in one hand a rubber chicken in the other.... >:D

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on October 28, 2013, 05:56:20 PM
Cleaned it up, cleaned up a bench, then moved it, then put my new spare (not working) Engine under that bench. Then cleaned up the garden tool section to put the mower there but ended up putting the nearly finished trailer there.

then cleaned up the main work bench and did some plastic welding.




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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on October 28, 2013, 05:58:07 PM
I can remember a bent push rod as you describe, just don't remember my involvement........

yep, Had a few bent push rods in my old Cleveland's.
Valve bouncing the buggars had something to do with it I think (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/thumbs%20up.gif)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on October 28, 2013, 06:41:20 PM
Very very nice froggy, I'd love something like that. What did U build em out of. How about a bit of detail on the construction.
Cheers
X2 on details aswell please. was just looking at my shed on the weekend thinking i should run some storage shelves down one side of it, your set up with a heap of draws looks like a great idea i should incorporate into mine aswell as some shelves. what did you use for the draws and where did you get them?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: froggy on October 28, 2013, 08:47:26 PM
To be honest i actually did this a couple of months ago, the frame of the bench is 30x30x2.5mm galvatube, the draws run on timber approx 12mm x 120mm runners and the drawers i bought from http://www.adelaidemerchandising.com/ from memory they were about $12 each. I wish they has some of the same width but deeper, but they didn't. Will be sign writing labels on the front, to make things abit more organized
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mandrake on October 29, 2013, 09:49:06 AM
Made it neat and tidy with a space for the Penguin....
All my storage is now on castors and can be moved around or out to make room to play in ... ;D
Both 1 metre high work tables and there are 3 units like the one you can just see on the left with camping gear
and other mancave stuff ..
Note the storage unit in the middle on the wall is my current panel stock -  :-[
(http://www.mandrakessolar.com.au/Myswag Photos/MT Garage.jpg)
 :cheers: :cheers:
Mandrake
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Post by: bobkay on October 29, 2013, 01:25:54 PM
Will be sign writing labels on the front, to make things abit more organized

Haha, for a minute I thought it had gone to Ur head, first glance I thought I read "will be signing pics of them if U like"

Any reason U used strips of wood for the draw runners rather then one single sheet of ply??

Also like Your set up Mandrake, between the two of U, I have become inspired to organise my shed while I have a couple of days off,
cheers Bob.   :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on October 29, 2013, 06:48:24 PM
To be honest i actually did this a couple of months ago, the frame of the bench is 30x30x2.5mm galvatube, the draws run on timber approx 12mm x 120mm runners and the drawers i bought from [url]http://www.adelaidemerchandising.com/[/url] from memory they were about $12 each. I wish they has some of the same width but deeper, but they didn't. Will be sign writing labels on the front, to make things abit more organized
cheers for the extra info...i just scrolled in on your pic and see how then work now. a few dollars worth of draws there all up at $12 a pop, but great storage  8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: crykies on October 29, 2013, 09:40:14 PM
No need to tell yas what i been doing. :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on October 29, 2013, 10:43:29 PM
No need to tell yas what i been doing. :)

Bundy and veeebeeee, thats my kinda language
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: froggy on October 29, 2013, 11:06:52 PM

Any reason U used strips of wood for the draw runners rather then one single sheet of ply??
Not quite sure what you mean but the pieces of timber I used fit perfectly in-between the top and bottom lip of the plastic drawers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on November 01, 2013, 09:05:41 PM
I did a heap more welding and painted this trailer today..

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grizzly on November 02, 2013, 01:15:42 PM
Very proud of myself  ;D.I was given a Ryobi pressure cleaner which worked but the hand piece had a split in the tube from the fitting to the lance within the handle. after a few failed attempts at repairs, ??? I had borrowed a mates Gerni pressure cleaner and found that the lance fitted the Ryobi ( the big green shop sells machines not parts), After a few months of procrastination I finally dropped by the Gerni dealers shop,$45 later and a little trimming of the pressure hose sheath and I have a fully functional pressure cleaner :cup:
Grizzly :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Chesapeake on November 02, 2013, 04:14:47 PM
Gave the shed an overdue clean out.A tray of rubbish to the tip,and a wooden bin for the scrappy next week.Now the cruiser will sleep inside again.It's hard to throw some stuff out,knowing full well I'll want it  for something in a month or so.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on November 02, 2013, 04:42:33 PM
Not a month later, its usually a few minutes after its gone that you need it.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on November 02, 2013, 06:42:23 PM
Did a bit more welding on my underfloor winch up 2 battery carrier.
Mounted a solar controller in my pop top as a warm up exercise.
Pics of the battery carrier would be worth seeing if you have any.  :D
Oops!  Came across the pics when Igot to the next page.    :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on November 02, 2013, 06:58:36 PM
Spent most of the day running wires in my pop top. It really is an awful job as the fridge had to come out to do this but I have my inverter mounted, some network cable run for the solar controller remote display, three wires for a remote switch to turn the inverter on and two extension leads with one end cut off run to where I will mount the power points. One by the microwave and one by the toaster.

I ran out of conduit so I had to fit up an inverter in my neighbours caravan as bought a 600 W version of my inverter. He had told me I could use the surplus conduit on the roll I told him to get. Half an hour of electrical work of course turned into about 1.5 hours when yarn time was included.

Pics of the battery carrier would be worth seeing if you have any.  :D

Yes I will do this on a separate thread or in my buildup if I can find it again. I need time to take some pics. I am hoping I will get the electrics completed tomorrow so I will be ready to take some pics.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on November 02, 2013, 10:56:41 PM
made a tail gate for a trailer, my welds turned out looking like popcorn chicken but live and learn
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Post by: B&B on November 03, 2013, 06:16:34 AM
Fitted a flat 12 pin socket to the rear of the Jackaroo.
As the existing round 7 pin was a Narva with the metal body (German mfg.) with 2 'indents' at the bottom for wiring access, I left it in place and ran additional wiring to the flat pin from the round plug.
Will run 6B&S to 4 of the 5 'fat' pins, to match the plug on the Heaslip.
Will also be fitting an Anderson plug on the opposite (LHS) of the tow bar, to connect compressor / and tug to trailer while camped.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on November 03, 2013, 07:10:11 AM
made a tail gate for a trailer, my welds turned out looking like popcorn chicken but live and learn


learning to weld is practice practice practice..

try different settings.
try different techniques


just practice practice practice,


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on November 03, 2013, 04:48:33 PM
Made up a chain guard for my Daughters Quad. A Kitty Litter tray (clean and empty) found at the back of the shelf was perfect. Seeing as she decided not to ride, the 4 1/2 year Old Prodigy Son decided to do donuts in the backyard. Kids got talent. Then bought a clean and tidy 44 Gallon Drum and 3 hot plates for $20 from some Bloke and decided to make me a big wood fire bbq, using an old 4 burner bbq as a base.

I was that engrossed in both projects, I only managed 2 beers in 6 hours. Now I'm making up for it. :cheers:
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Post by: jk on November 03, 2013, 04:58:53 PM
My son's Hilux is getting in the way of my mods on our 100 series Landcruiser so this weekend we fitted his dual battery system, solar input and 3 x Din plugs for lights, fridges etc.,  It was a whole day job but now I can get back to my 4x4  ;D

Thanks to Jetcrew for helping with the parts and prompt delivery so that we were able to finish the job this weekend  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on November 03, 2013, 08:44:52 PM
After 2 days of hard work over the weekend, it is finally taking shape.

My Inverter under the seat (still not live)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Phone%20Photos/IMAG0280_zpsa309e830.jpg)

You can see 12 volt leads entering from floor on right and the power point and remote switch leads on left (switch  in black conduit)

First power point for toaster :) Note neon light that should light when inverter is powered up.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Phone%20Photos/IMAG0279_zps2b082d04.jpg)

Inverter Powerpoint near Microwave

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Phone%20Photos/IMAG0278_zps17fcebb6.jpg)

Note remote switch for inverter to left of power point. I also fitted the Tracer MPPT solar controller remote console which required crimping on some RJ45 connectors to the Cat  6 cable I ran.

So if this all works, the switch will have a LED light that turns on when the inveter is turned on. I still have to finish the 12 volt wiring under the van :(
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: firecracker on November 04, 2013, 04:59:44 AM
Finally got my wood stove in the Mancave and it's working well. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: olboa on November 04, 2013, 05:33:12 AM
My son and I pulled a 9" diff from an old LTD and put it into a 71 fairlane,

One minute you have 8 1/2 in diff and drum brakes and the next a 9" and discs
  :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on November 04, 2013, 06:05:32 AM
Hey olboa,
Did the same to my 69 XW Fairmont
Threw under it a disc braked 9" LSD 2.75 from a Landau LTD.
I think the only thing I had to modify was the Handbrake cable ends to fit the Disc brake handbrake mechanism. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on November 04, 2013, 06:32:15 AM
Serviced the wheels and brakes of my Bloke Trailer I built eons ago. Started making a bad noise a few weeks ago, got real bad sat morning so bugger it.
Turned out the caliper slide for the mechanical overide disc brakes was seized and nothing else wrong, Sweet.
Then knocked of and played silly dad in the pool with the kids.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on November 04, 2013, 09:30:32 AM
Over this weekend I have been taking my trailers out the front in the hope to sell them.
I have been just winding the jockey wheels up as its only a q00m to the road but down one dip. If I go  wide its fine, today I cut the corner and broke off one of the jockey wheel clamp on that trailer..

So had to find another and weld it on, this time making sure its welded top and bottom etc.

what a pain, I usually tell everyone to take their jockey wheels off so they don't damage them. well I didnt do it and it happened to me .. bummer..

20mins later and its all good again.
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Post by: Rob C on November 05, 2013, 09:21:08 PM
Finally replaced the Hubs, discs and coupling on the boat trailer.
Took them off on Satuday and bought all the gear this morning and replaced the bits after work today,just need to fix the trailer wiring and all done.
Ready to sell the boat.

Rob
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on November 05, 2013, 09:43:05 PM
trying to make a spare wheel holder for a client for his trailer. it needs to be removable and I am trying to use the same size wheel nuts as to what he has already, so I have been tapping new threads, welding stripping down parts off the trailer contemplating just flipping the trailer and welding on a new "A" frame, which will mean the spare wheel holder and his tool box will both fit and making them removable easier.

I also sold one of my trailers today that was out the front, so that sale took a while......


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on November 07, 2013, 11:11:01 AM
Hey olboa,
Did the same to my 69 XW Fairmont
Threw under it a disc braked 9" LSD 2.75 from a Landau LTD.
I think the only thing I had to modify was the Handbrake cable ends to fit the Disc brake handbrake mechanism.

I did the same to my '76 XB.

Had to go back and get the master cylinder as well, 'cos it locked the rears too easily....
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on November 07, 2013, 11:13:23 AM
I also threw a 9inch with early commodore rear disc brakes in the Torrie
Swannie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on November 09, 2013, 11:15:13 AM
After fitting the new awning the other day to the DMax, I thought it was time to re-fit the winch. So this morning I re-fitted the winch to the DMax for the wench!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: KingBilly on November 09, 2013, 11:39:00 AM
After fitting the new awning the other day to the DMax, I thought it was time to re-fit the winch. So this morning I re-fitted the winch to the DMax for the wench!  ;D

Brave man.  Hope you have health insurance  ;D ;D

KB
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 09, 2013, 01:17:16 PM
Brave man.  Hope you have health insurance  ;D ;D

KB

His pretty safe KB if his game enough to say it to my face he can put it on here is a bit of a joke name really the main thing was he got it right about it being my DMAX haha.  Finally looks to he coming together for us might have canopy soon.

Cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on November 09, 2013, 01:30:23 PM
Almost everytime I have fitted a winch I have done it by myself.
Yousing ropes tied around the winch and one of the bars on the bullbar, then you pull it up, ok so it might rope burn the rail that you use and leave it a little scratched but thats better than straining ya back or dropping it on ya head.
I never get underneath it till its bolted in, or tied up securely.


Another time I had the bullbar off too so I fitted the winch first, then using the gantry and block and tackle fitted the bullbar to the 4wd, that was easier, no strain, nothing difficult, twas too easy. the way it should be.


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on November 09, 2013, 03:55:49 PM
Repainted the bonnet of the Kubota to make it go faster with the shinny new paint . Will buff & refit lights then back onto the tractor  . Very Flash indeed  :cheers:    Now it over time for :cheers: so    :cheers: 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: RallyDog on November 09, 2013, 04:53:09 PM
Made up my layout with a paint pen for new ute tray on work bench just need the ute now. And cleand shed floor.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on November 09, 2013, 05:33:44 PM
Cut the grass, stuffed around a bit, drank a few lagers (still going....).

Had a good day....... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on November 09, 2013, 05:35:44 PM
Cut the grass, stuffed around a bit, drank a few lagers (still going....).

Had a good day....... ;D ;D ;D


Who's Grass .                       ???                                                   :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on November 09, 2013, 05:38:00 PM
...drank a few lagers (still going....).

Glad to hear you're enjoying the Crownies 8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on November 09, 2013, 06:00:30 PM
Cut the grass, stuffed around a bit, drank a few lagers (still going....).

Had a good day....... ;D ;D ;D

Geoff your becoming an Expert on " Stuffing Around " lts a Master Mind subject  ,  ,  :cup:     :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on November 09, 2013, 06:01:25 PM
Glad to hear you're enjoying the Crownies 8)

Yeah thanks, but I haven't started on yours yet.... ;D ;D

How's the rack? Usable??
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on November 09, 2013, 06:02:21 PM
Geoff your becoming an Expert on " Stuffing Around " lts a Master Mind subject  ,  ,  :cup:     :cheers:

You know it's my "Special Subject"........ ;D ;D
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Post by: speewa158 on November 09, 2013, 06:05:45 PM
You know it's my "Special Subject"........ ;D ;D

Hooo Yearrrr Your  " Special ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, "                       :cheers: Enjoy  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on November 10, 2013, 10:36:26 PM
only just finished putting up man cave numb 2, putting up a shed in the wind was great fun
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on November 11, 2013, 06:37:19 AM
only just finished putting up man cave numb 2, putting up a shed in the wind was great fun



2 Man Caves ,,,,,, bragger ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on November 11, 2013, 06:54:40 AM
I have two as well, no big deal, well one of them we live in..


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on November 11, 2013, 07:14:09 AM
On the weekend l increased the size of mine  , well increased the floor space . l used a thing call Cull & Sweep , though SWOMBO called it a tidy up . l do like to think of it as a reallocation of space . Being able to wak around the shed with out rap dancing is a whole new thing . Then had  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on November 11, 2013, 07:39:38 AM
On the weekend l increased the size of mine  , well increased the floor space . l used a thing call Cull & Sweep , though SWOMBO called it a tidy up . l do like to think of it as a reallocation of space . Being able to wak around the shed with out rap dancing is a whole new thing . Then had  :cheers:

I need to do this too, though its hard to get motivated. I started to clean up mine on the weekend by getting stuff out of the way. I started with the winch for the DMax!! Now, what to do with the other crap.....
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: alnjan on November 11, 2013, 09:05:21 AM
I have two as well, no big deal, well one of them we live in..


Peter,
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Same live in the shouse.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on November 11, 2013, 12:18:40 PM


2 Man Caves ,,,,,, bragger ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >:D

 ;D , nah I ran out of space in one so rather than clearing out all the crap I just bought another shed = I can buy more crap
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on November 11, 2013, 12:26:35 PM
We bought and built 6 elcheapo Bunnings bays of shelves and put them in my new man cave on the weekend ;D Ill post some pics when its all organised.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: brickiematt on November 11, 2013, 03:24:12 PM
;D , nah I ran out of space in one so rather than clearing out all the crap I just bought another shed = I can buy more crap

I like your way of thinking mate :cup:
"Hmmmmm.....clean out the old shed.......nah, bugger that, I'll buy a new one!!" ;D
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on November 11, 2013, 03:53:43 PM
........Ill post some pics when its all organised.

Better be quick Danny......it won't last...... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: NewieCamper on November 11, 2013, 07:48:29 PM
Today I cleaned up the mess I left on Friday after building a bike rack holder for the camper (ran out of time to tidy before going away). Today I cleaned up the mess then laid out all the wet camper gear for drying and reorganising after the rain affected pack up.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GanG on November 12, 2013, 04:20:01 PM
A mate popped over and we removed the diff center on the rear of his hilux and replaced the banjo gasket as it was leaking and badly silastic repaired by previous owner.

Same mate is a sparky so he then wired up a power inlet and 2xGPO in the camper, one inside a storage box for the battery charger to maintain the battery between trips, and another for Justin inside the camper.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on November 12, 2013, 04:34:44 PM
Hurley and wots his name touring Melbourne without an engagement ring,, holly crap world in crisis
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pirate_Pete on November 12, 2013, 05:10:58 PM
Did the 8h service on my tractor.
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John Deer D130 lawn tractor that is.????????????
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on November 12, 2013, 08:42:04 PM
Pulled the starter motor out of my hilux.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GanG on November 12, 2013, 09:26:59 PM
Installed a reversing camera in my Patrol, make it easier to hook up the camper trailer and save some tension between SWMBO and myself :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: smartyingreen on November 12, 2013, 10:19:11 PM
Ripped the motor out of the ski boat, now just need to fix it and get it back in there!

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GanG on November 13, 2013, 06:31:51 AM
Ripped the motor out of the ski boat, now just need to fix it and get it back in there!

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The boat is the next project in my shed..........I am in avoidance mode.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: smartyingreen on November 13, 2013, 07:14:53 PM
The boat is the next project in my shed..........I am in avoidance mode.

So was I, all winter!

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on November 14, 2013, 08:49:24 PM
I bought a Meat Band saw off ebay, so spent all day putting it all together.




Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on November 17, 2013, 04:39:04 PM
Bit of a tidy up. Put some stuff away (I'm not good at doing this). Chucked some stuff out (will probably need it in 3 months). Now just to wait for my bike to be finished, then it will fit in again  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: booga on November 17, 2013, 04:46:43 PM
Packed up camper for the Moreton trip at xmas.

Opened 2x Tap King kegs (James Squire Chancer) so nice drinking out of a glass again, reminds me of my youth to a point
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on November 17, 2013, 08:14:38 PM
wired up the 2x100watt panels into a 200ah battery via a crappy controller into the new cave and started on the shadow board , should have enough power to run the led's and rechargeable's so I keep telling myself
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pog on November 17, 2013, 08:30:25 PM
Spent most of the day washing and polishing my SR5 (to prevent hail damage - haha)

Even though the ute is only 5 months old, I polished the Sports Bar and Aluminium Bull Bar with Purple Polish to satisfy my OCD for the day. It has come up very nice.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on November 17, 2013, 08:40:14 PM
Spent most of the day washing and polishing my SR5 (to prevent hail damage - haha)

Even though the ute is only 5 months old, I polished the Sports Bar and Aluminium Bull Bar with Purple Polish to satisfy my OCD for the day. It has come up very nice.

You definitely need to keep the polish up to the alloy or it'll turn a quick 10min job into hours of work. I find Bowdens Own finishes off the alloy really nicely, probably even better than Purple. It's not as aggressive so finishes it off well. Purple is still one of my favourites though


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on November 17, 2013, 08:45:16 PM
(http://blkmav.com/images/ocd.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: hoytshooter on November 17, 2013, 08:54:44 PM
Finally got my bar all up and running in my man cave  :cheers: :cheers: 3 different homebrew beers and bundy & coke , Jack daniels  & coke plus a keg of Midori and soda water for the wife ..... Its all coming together for the festive season ....lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on November 17, 2013, 09:18:58 PM
Finally got my bar all up and running in my man cave  :cheers: :cheers: 3 different homebrew beers and bundy & coke , Jack daniels  & coke plus a keg of Midori and soda water for the wife ..... Its all coming together for the festive season ....lol

Address??


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on November 19, 2013, 08:49:23 PM
Finally got around to getting my mate to order me a new set of boots for the old Hilux.

So dragged out an old spare set of Prado GXL rims and gave them a wash, wire wheel and wet/dry rub down ready for a fresh coat of paint.

I'm thinking black this time.

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on November 20, 2013, 05:20:42 AM
Still working on a customers trailer. Its a 7x4 but has an enclosed top, which he wants to be removable.
Yesterdays job was to wire up some new tail lights at the back of the box, but since he wants it removable I wired up a flat 7 plug, first time ever I have wired one up, I think I like them better than round 7 now.
anyway I did that and rewired up the normal trailer lights, with soldering joins etc.
I tested them and tested them and they worked fine each time. so then I taped them up and guess what, his fancy reverse lights come on when the left indicator comes on.

No now I have to un tape that side and investigate why. all the joins are fine, so I might have taped the reverse lights too closely to the left wires (Yellow) or I didn't tape those two very well, or a fine prick of wire has pierced through the tape..

worst part is that junction is in a hard spot to reach, Not my design, the junction was already there, I just redid it all to wire in another clearance light and tidy up the mess that was there before.

I hate undoing tape.

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on November 29, 2013, 06:15:21 PM
Fitted a 30m auto rewind hose reel to the house. I don't know why I didn't do it years ago instead of fighting with a normal hose.
http://www.holmanindustries.com.au/auto-rewind-hose-reel-with-gun/ (http://www.holmanindustries.com.au/auto-rewind-hose-reel-with-gun/)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on November 29, 2013, 06:16:18 PM
Fitted a 30m auto rewind hose reel to the house. I don't know why I didn't do it years ago instead of fighting with a normal hose.
[url]http://www.holmanindustries.com.au/auto-rewind-hose-reel-with-gun/[/url] ([url]http://www.holmanindustries.com.au/auto-rewind-hose-reel-with-gun/[/url])


Got the same set up, they are great
Swannie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on November 29, 2013, 06:34:07 PM
I like it so much I am going to get another one for the other side of the house :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pog on November 29, 2013, 07:08:12 PM
I'm sitting in the shed now polishing my golf clubs and sorting out my golf bag before the Renmark Open this weekend.

My only goal is to beat Smartyingreen, however the way we were hitting them tonight, I think he might have it over me.

Anyway, the weather looks good for the weekend, and I'm sure the beer will be cold after each round.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Sami on November 29, 2013, 09:07:09 PM
Not really in the shed but almost finished the floor in the new boat. Thread soon to follow (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/29/u3umy4ep.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on November 30, 2013, 02:39:44 PM
Only took 4 months, but I've finally finished a wooden toy train for my as a present for my nephew.
It's an almost exact replica of the one my grandad made for me some 36 years ago.
I think it's about the first time since trade school I've done a little woodworking project like this.

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20131130_123924_zps84785621.jpg) (http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/20131130_123924_zps84785621.jpg.html)

All made from recycled tassie oak except for the MDF wheels.  Sanded up to 400 grit, finished with a couple of coats of tung oil and then buffed with carnauba / bees wax.  First time I've ever done that type of finish and I don't think I'll ever use polyurethane again.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 30, 2013, 03:02:13 PM
Only took 4 months, but I've finally finished a wooden toy train for my as a present for my nephew.
It's an almost exact replica of the one my grandad made for me some 36 years ago.
I think it's about the first time since trade school I've done a little woodworking project like this.

([url]http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20131130_123924_zps84785621.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/20131130_123924_zps84785621.jpg.html[/url])

All made from recycled tassie oak except for the MDF wheels.  Sanded up to 400 grit, finished with a couple of coats of tung oil and then buffed with carnauba / bees wax.  First time I've ever done that type of finish and I don't think I'll ever use polyurethane again.


Looks fantastic hand made toys are so good looks like you put a lot of effort into it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pog on November 30, 2013, 03:25:26 PM
Only took 4 months, but I've finally finished a wooden toy train for my as a present for my nephew.
It's an almost exact replica of the one my grandad made for me some 36 years ago.
I think it's about the first time since trade school I've done a little woodworking project like this.

([url]http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20131130_123924_zps84785621.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/20131130_123924_zps84785621.jpg.html[/url])

All made from recycled tassie oak except for the MDF wheels.  Sanded up to 400 grit, finished with a couple of coats of tung oil and then buffed with carnauba / bees wax.  First time I've ever done that type of finish and I don't think I'll ever use polyurethane again.


That looks awesome! There's a lot of satisfaction when you make something like that from scratch.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nomad on November 30, 2013, 03:56:32 PM
Great toy. I have a similar one that my son still plays with 30 years later. Yours should become somewhat of a family keepsake as it passes down the generations. Well done.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on November 30, 2013, 04:52:58 PM
Only took 4 months, but I've finally finished a wooden toy train for my as a present for my nephew.
It's an almost exact replica of the one my grandad made for me some 36 years ago.
I think it's about the first time since trade school I've done a little woodworking project like this.



All made from recycled tassie oak except for the MDF wheels.  Sanded up to 400 grit, finished with a couple of coats of tung oil and then buffed with carnauba / bees wax.  First time I've ever done that type of finish and I don't think I'll ever use polyurethane again.


Good  stuff and your work bench looks way too organised  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on December 01, 2013, 10:09:58 AM
Washed both cars and had a drive of my sons RC car in between washes.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 01, 2013, 10:38:47 AM
Fitted up the new scoop to the Patrol.

GG
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rodt on December 01, 2013, 11:32:44 AM
Threw all the crap I (wife and daughters)  :angel: have gathered into the trailer and then took to the dump  :cup:

Rod
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: muzza01 on December 01, 2013, 01:40:28 PM
Spent a couple of hours soldering up extension lead for the solar panel.  It is overcast but pretty hot (especially in the shed). 32 degress 70 percent humidity.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on December 01, 2013, 02:29:04 PM
Fitted up the new scoop to the Patrol.

GG
:worthles:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on December 01, 2013, 02:51:19 PM
Looks fantastic hand made toys are so good looks like you put a lot of effort into it.

That looks awesome! There's a lot of satisfaction when you make something like that from scratch.

Great toy. I have a similar one that my son still plays with 30 years later. Yours should become somewhat of a family keepsake as it passes down the generations. Well done.  :cheers:


Good  stuff and your work bench looks way too organised  ;D


Thanks guys, doing this has fired me up to try and do more.  I've still got my wooden toys my grandad made me, so I hope my nephew does the same.  I'm also looking forward to seeing my dads face when he see's what I've done, as grandad passed away 3 years after he made my train.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Chesapeake on December 01, 2013, 07:47:59 PM
Fitted new,very secondhand engine to the Postie Bike.Changed the oil,tightened the camchain and cleaned the carby.Runs sweet.Think the biggest cost overall was the Melbourne Bitter. The price we pay.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grizzly on December 01, 2013, 08:19:24 PM
Put a coat of paint on the three doors  ;D( why do I keep getting oil base paint?) :'( from the bath vanity area as requested a few months back :-[,Only 1 more coat required now to finish the job :laugh:, pity there is 6 doors to do :'(. and finally finished fitting a LED light into the back of the Prado to replace the original  :cup:, to tied to do photo will work on it later.
Grizzly :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 01, 2013, 08:21:41 PM
:worthles:


Just put some up on my GU thread  ;D

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh502/GGPatrol/IMG-20131201-WA0010_zpsceb6b350.jpg)

GG
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pirate_Pete on December 01, 2013, 08:26:49 PM
Finished burying the 2" main to my 2 fire hoses fed from my 22 000L fire tank & petrol pump. Both the hoses can reach the other one either side of the house ????????????  so I should have good coverage.

Hopefully I never need to use it for what it's ment for but it is good for Washington he car
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Straitened Out on December 01, 2013, 08:59:34 PM
Finally got around to sorting through all the little sprinkler system parts I've bought over the years and organised them in plastic fruit bottles (empty!).
Cheers
S.O.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Sami on December 01, 2013, 09:56:46 PM
tidied up the shed finally. put projects into project boxes and labelled them (milk crates)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 02, 2013, 05:35:51 AM
Spent most of Saturday sorting out parts, bits and pieces of crap that I've bought and collected over time. Worst feeling finding something that you have had for years, but recently bought another for a current project.  >:(
I found crap in that shed that I'll never use but is far too good to chuck out.   ;D   Like the kids scooter that I fitted the whipper snipper motor to. No one rides it, (can't, it's a fkn death trap) but it's too good to chuck out. Found boxes of ignition points, all new, but I don't even know anyone with a car that runs points.
I found spindle repair kits for Massy Ferguson tractors ??? No idea where they came from. Bushes for a Hino truck. I don't ever recall owning a truck, (or tractor for that matter)

But you can't throw out brand new stuff can you?

Shane
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on December 02, 2013, 12:02:24 PM
Only took 4 months, but I've finally finished a wooden toy train for my as a present for my nephew.
It's an almost exact replica of the one my grandad made for me some 36 years ago.
I think it's about the first time since trade school I've done a little woodworking project like this.

([url]http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20131130_123924_zps84785621.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/20131130_123924_zps84785621.jpg.html[/url])

All made from recycled tassie oak except for the MDF wheels.  Sanded up to 400 grit, finished with a couple of coats of tung oil and then buffed with carnauba / bees wax.  First time I've ever done that type of finish and I don't think I'll ever use polyurethane again.

That looks like a good project for me to borrow for the two boys who are now part of our lives.
Only 7 weeks old (& 7 weeks prem!) so I have a bit of lead time...   :D

I very much like the idea of natural finishes to polyurethane.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on December 02, 2013, 12:06:33 PM
Picked up a Stanley double sided tool and parts caddy at the big B on Saturday - courtesy of a couple of gift cards from last Christmas. 
Now I have all my auto elec tools - crimpers & meter, trim removal tools, pliers, etc - as well as spare Anderson plugs, Powerpoles, switches. solder crimp connections & zip ties organised so I can find them when I need them.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on December 02, 2013, 03:30:06 PM
Just finished spray'n it out with enough surface spider spray that it would even kill off grandma, but no doubt i will still get the odd renegade spider
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Spada on December 02, 2013, 03:52:23 PM
Went to a gas fittings shop and bought this bag of bits.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/200ep10.jpg)

Then used those bits to plumb in a quick connect fitting for the gas.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/eq9led.jpg)

So now I don't need to carry an extra gas bottle for the Webber  ;D

(http://i41.tinypic.com/5pndeg.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marschy on December 02, 2013, 04:01:30 PM
Just finished spray'n it out with enough surface spider spray that it would even kill off grandma, but no doubt i will still get the odd renegade spider
A bug bomb has never seen inside my shed.

As a consequence, neither has my wife.

My shed is the only place on our property that I can truly call my own.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on December 02, 2013, 05:40:04 PM
That looks like a good project for me to borrow for the two boys who are now part of our lives.
Only 7 weeks old (& 7 weeks prem!) so I have a bit of lead time...   :D

I very much like the idea of natural finishes to polyurethane.

Go for it.  The great thing about these little projects, is they take up no room and you can make them all with basic hand tools.  So you can leave it on the workbench and do it at your leisure.

You'll love using oils too.  heaps easier to apply than poly, easier to fix if you stuff up and doesn't give that 'plastic' look.  Plus it will outlast poly and still look great in years to come.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on December 02, 2013, 07:31:07 PM
  Like the kids scooter that I fitted the whipper snipper motor to. No one rides it, (can't, it's a fkn death trap) but it's too good to chuck out.
bring it to a future meet up, we'll let the adults loose on it and run a sweepstake to see who's the first carted away in an ambulance...lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on December 02, 2013, 07:42:04 PM
Finished burying the 2" main to my 2 fire hoses fed from my 22 000L fire tank & petrol pump. Both the hoses can reach the other one either side of the house ????????????  so I should have good coverage.

Hopefully I never need to use it for what it's ment for but it is good for Washington he car

Bizarre! Getting a driveway done and spent some of Sunday burying a fire hose supply line as well!

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: crykies on December 02, 2013, 08:14:06 PM
Got these to put with the collection in the bar.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 03, 2013, 04:58:16 AM
bring it to a future meet up, we'll let the adults loose on it and run a sweepstake to see who's the first carted away in an ambulance...lol

Lol. Only if there's gravel involved.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: bobkay on December 03, 2013, 11:16:59 AM
Went to a gas fittings shop and bought this bag of bits.

([url]http://i43.tinypic.com/200ep10.jpg[/url])

Then used those bits to plumb in a quick connect fitting for the gas.

([url]http://i44.tinypic.com/eq9led.jpg[/url])



Good job. I'm about to "rebuild" an old camper which will include adding a pull out kitchen. I was under the impression that any gas lines etc needed to be done by a gas fitter and as such I wouldn't be able to source the parts. Looking at what you've done, is there a certain amount I will be able to do myself to save cost?? I take it all fixed gas fittings need to be soldered?

Tx
Bob
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Spada on December 03, 2013, 01:06:33 PM
Correct, should be done (or at least inspected and passed) by a licenced gas fitter.

All of the bits are readily available. All of my joints are flair fittings, so no need for solder, but you will need a flairing tool and a flame.

I'm lucky cause I have a neighbour with the knowhow, I just had to buy the bits.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Steffo1 on December 03, 2013, 02:18:22 PM
The "Light of My Life" informed me that the LH indicator light in the front bar wasn't working & as the bar post blocks the vehicle mounted light at certain angles I thought I'd have a look at it just to keep Mr.  :police: happy.
Blown bulb was the 1st thing.
Under the front, unscrew the light fitting, remove said bulb.
Also a quick dash to the water tank to remove 2 teaspoons of dirt from right eye.
Bulb looks OK with left eye.
Check straight from battery using 2 wires. Bulb fine.
"Aha" methinks. The bar light socket wire has parted company with the connector.
Wrong again.
Out with the multimeter & turn hazard lights on.
There's power to the socket.
Replace bulb.
No worky.
Remove whole light assembly for bench top inspection.
All in order as far as I can see.
Connect to camper battery just being topped up.
Bulb on!
You Beauty! I've done something to fix it!
Replace it all back in bar, turn on hazards.....nothing ???
Back under the vehicle, hit scone on steering damper, drop the light out again & retest with m/meter.
Hmmm voltage to this socket only reading 6.8v-8.2v. A bad earth perhaps?
But...the park light in the same socket i.e. same wiring is on as well as RH indicator & park!
Pack everything up, clean up then phone the local auto sparky who'll be here tomorrow.
 Now preparing for a 3pm (proper time) palate cleansing ale!
What a waste of a few morning hours & colourful language!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fishfinder on December 04, 2013, 06:41:38 AM
Tried a bit of beer yoga in the shed last night
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on December 04, 2013, 07:09:22 AM
No matter how l try l can only get 34 cans into the Engal, every time l try to do it l get thirsty & then have to start again   :cheers: lts a tuff job but somebodys got to have a go at it  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: bobkay on December 04, 2013, 07:28:47 AM
Correct, should be done (or at least inspected and passed) by a licenced gas fitter.

All of the bits are readily available. All of my joints are flair fittings, so no need for solder, but you will need a flairing tool and a flame.

I'm lucky cause I have a neighbour with the knowhow, I just had to buy the bits.

cheers  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on December 04, 2013, 07:29:41 AM

No matter how l try l can only get 34 cans into the Engal, every time l try to do it l get thirsty & then have to start again   :cheers: lts a tuff job but somebodys got to have a go at it  :cheers:
Im more than happy to offer my services to the northern base, sounds like you need a hand :cheers:

BD
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on December 16, 2013, 06:51:42 AM
Haven't done anything in my shed of late, But I've do the next best thing.
I have helped a mate and fellow Swagger, Ben(The Goodwins) build his.  ;D
10.5M X 7M with 2.7M high walls, frame all up, should start to clad it this week and put the roof on just in time for a Chrissy party in it.  ;D
Now that put a smile on my dial too  ;D
 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on December 16, 2013, 07:11:23 AM
hung a couple of sheep on the gantry, skinned them etc. then hung em in my cool room..

a few hours later I noticed the cool room wasn't cool. so covered up the lambs and opened the doors as it was colder outside than in the fridge.

Sunday morning had the fridge man in and he re gassed it for me.. I taped up the leak best I could. But its most likely a new motor is needed.


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mandrake on December 16, 2013, 07:24:07 AM
I started the Solar on the Penguin - panels and cabling in place -
Waiting for large size battery boxes to hold the 4 x 45 aH AGMs and some rubber profile
to hold the cable running from the panels to the roof junction box...
All tested and working OK .. Just need to tidy things up...
Removed two power cables from the 12 pin and fitted an Anderson to fit up with the Anderson on the DMax's rear bar - All good and Jack the 'Max is capable of charging all batteries ...
" I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER "
Mandrake
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on December 16, 2013, 01:33:02 PM
My mate's shed with all the 'fruit' ...
1/.  Fitted newbolt down pointsto the rear storage system, to make it compatible with the tie down fittings in the floor of the 2002 Jackaroo - I think the unit must've been built for the earlier model...
2/.  Repairs to the 66 VW Type 3 'variant' advanced a bit further.  All guards off, rust removed and repaired where required.
Now just waiting for sand blasting and a replacement sill.  It is actually in much better condition than I thought it would be.
 Gotta love that thick German steel!   :cup:
3/.  Fitted my 4x4 Equip shovel and axe carrier to the rear wheel carier.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Lloyd65 on December 16, 2013, 09:33:55 PM
Mod Rear Cover and Fitted a Better Reverse Light  :D

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p503/lloyd652/77e67de5-6ee1-4cab-bef0-7e9f040603ed_zpsfa9d3c4c.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/lloyd652/media/77e67de5-6ee1-4cab-bef0-7e9f040603ed_zpsfa9d3c4c.jpg.html)(http://)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 17, 2013, 07:38:46 AM
I've been busy the last few weeks spending 3 hours a day before work cutting the cancer out of an old Holden I've been doing up. Started about six years ago, but never find the time to touch it.
Best part about starting early is in those 3 hours, I get more work done on my own car, than I manage to do for the rest of the day.  ;D

Shane.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on December 17, 2013, 03:33:57 PM
I've been busy the last few weeks spending 3 hours a day before work cutting the cancer out of an old Holden I've been doing up. Started about six years ago, but never find the time to touch it.
Best part about starting early is in those 3 hours, I get more work done on my own car, than I manage to do for the rest of the day.  ;D

Shane.

stating the obvious but  ,,    pics    pics    pics    pics     pics    pics     pics    pics   ;D
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Post by: Brumbypt on December 17, 2013, 08:26:24 PM
butchered the lambs that we hung.. the chops are huge.. yummy, it was a huge lamb, weight was 32kg..


Peter,
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Post by: noel_w on December 18, 2013, 12:09:26 AM
Did a bit more on my plastic crate battery box. Got all the bits, now putting it together. Will update build thread as I go.
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Post by: Hewy54 on December 18, 2013, 06:29:06 AM
About this time last year, daughter and her husband suggested they would like to build a shed on our block as they needed more room to store their toys. My reply - not a problem. As long as it costs me nothing and I have room to store the KK. After 5 months of problems with council approval and neighbours, we got it started. Put it in place of the old green cowshed and needed to move the driveway to give double access to the shed and a driveway.
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g411/hewy54/0084.jpg)
Shed is 12mx8mx3m to fit it all in and give access height for the boat.
Pretty happy with the result.
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g411/hewy54/010-1.jpg)
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g411/hewy54/013.jpg)Son in law suggested he would like to buy a big tool chest and I fill it. My reply - sure buy the chest, fill it with tools and I will let you keep it in the new shed.
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g411/hewy54/011.jpg)
Just had enough room to fit it all in.
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g411/hewy54/012-1.jpg)They like the shed so much that now they want to buy our house.
We found a house we like and decided it is time to downsize to give more time for holidays, but a small problem. No shed at the new house. Plans are now underway to put up a 15mx5mx3m at the new house to store the truck, KK and still have a room for a small workshop.
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Post by: NewieCamper on December 18, 2013, 09:57:45 AM
Last night I re packed trailer hubs for the first time. Wasn't that difficult. Only a box trailer, the camper will get similar treatment sometime further into the he future.
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 18, 2013, 10:00:25 AM
stating the obvious but  ,,    pics    pics    pics    pics     pics    pics     pics    pics   ;D

This is the state it's in at the moment. So far, have repaired inner beaver, trial fitted beaver, replaced spare tyre well, lower rear quarters, boot floor and repaired c pillars. Most of the subframe rust is done, 1 door and 1 guard also done.

Still left to do is replace dodgey repairs to front of rear quarters, floor pan and under rear side glass. Almost finished shaping the new tulip panel.

Have already rebuilt the engine, 327 with mild cam and a pair of touched up new Sportsman II heads. It's an all forged bottom end. Powerglide is rebuilt with a new 2200 convertor. Front end is built. Swapped the HK one for a HT/G type and HQ brakes.
Diff was done, but I sold it.  ;D  It was from an Impala that I chopped to suit the Holden rear. Sold it as I came across a Camaro diff. Haven't had time to chop it yet.

Plan is to have the car back on the road in 2008. I'm dragging the chain somewhat  :-[ Missus is at me to get it done, as I have an EH next in line that she wants.  >:(

Shane.
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Post by: B&B on December 18, 2013, 10:11:37 AM
Looks good Shane.  Is everything forward of the fire wall bolt on on these old 'Oldens?
Excuse my ignorance, but my 'expertise' for that period, such as it is, is with VWs.
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 18, 2013, 10:34:16 AM
Is everything forward of the fire wall bolt on on these old 'Oldens?

It does. And they are VERY prone to rust where the body meets the subframe. I was lucky with this one as it was near perfect  :D

Shane.

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Post by: jclures on December 18, 2013, 10:41:21 AM
Shane you are as bad as me, just get one job done, and start on another. I like the work shop, and there are a few toys in the back ground of the photos. ;D
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 18, 2013, 10:53:28 AM
Shane you are as bad as me, just get one job done, and start on another. I like the work shop, and there are a few toys in the back ground of the photos. ;D

The EH will be a while off. In my spare time I much prefer fishing than fixing ####ing cars! Unfortunately it's not a "play shed," that's work for 12hrs a day. And those "toys", they aint mine. Others' toys, I'm the sucker who builds and fixes them when they break them. (Though I must admit I have had the unfortunate responsibility of making sure the white one runs straight and fast before handing the keys over  ;D  That's been hard  :cup:  )

I'll see if I can find a better pic of the shed later. Got some somewhere of when it was clean.

Shane.
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Post by: berlitza on December 18, 2013, 04:07:51 PM
that's a decent view from the workshop Shane, I wouldnt mind spending the 12hrs a day in there,, not sure how much work i would get done though  :cheers:
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 18, 2013, 05:38:23 PM
The HK was "the one" to own, before the dills started changing stuff on 'em and stuffed the styling. (In my opinion)
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Post by: firecracker on December 19, 2013, 04:57:50 AM
Picked up a (1978 rusty n tatty) Snap-on tool chest the other week, so I'm now painting it to fit in with my garage colours, hope to get piccies soon. :laugh:
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Post by: rellbell on December 19, 2013, 09:22:57 PM
Picked up a (1978 rusty n tatty) Snap-on tool chest the other week, so I'm now painting it to fit in with my garage colours, hope to get piccies soon. :laugh:

Huh I thought my husband was the only one who colour coded his man cave ;D cheers rellbell
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Post by: noel_w on December 20, 2013, 09:55:31 AM
Huh I thought my husband was the only one who colour coded his man cave ;D cheers rellbell
Not much good me doing that, I'm colour blind  :laugh: :laugh:
I do have it partly organised into plastic tubs that are dymo labelled though. Got sick of pulling the whole garage apart just to find a box of screws etc.
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Post by: muzza01 on December 20, 2013, 10:01:54 AM
Not much good me doing that, I'm colour blind  :laugh: :laugh:
I do have it partly organised into plastic tubs that are dymo labelled though. Got sick of pulling the whole garage apart just to find a box of screws etc.


I do the same thing
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/muzza01/Shed/DSCN0832.jpg)
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Post by: Brumbypt on December 20, 2013, 11:48:25 AM
Fixed a mates chainsaw.. Well its running better. But cant take it outside and test it properly as its a total fire ban.. Love having a workshop, in the old days I would have been able to do anything on days like this.


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 21, 2013, 04:25:55 PM
Fixed a mates chainsaw.. Well its running better. But cant take it outside and test it properly as its a total fire ban.. Love having a workshop, in the old days I would have been able to do anything on days like this.


Peter,
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Whats it run on.....  ??? Kero....  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on December 21, 2013, 05:25:50 PM
Whats it run on.....  ??? Kero....  :D

Jeepers , In rural areas Total fire ban is no chainsaws and even no harvest days with extreme conditions .. Many a bush fire started with a spark from a chain saw or even a hot saw sat in long grass (as the electric mob in WA claimed some years back ) ...

Plenty of rainforest up here too test your saws on any time of the year ;)

Cheers   
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Post by: champin on December 21, 2013, 06:36:14 PM
Finished the dog house today. I don't know...I reckon I spoil that mutt.
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Post by: BBwilly on December 21, 2013, 07:03:55 PM
Walked into the Shed looked at the Mower and walked back out :-)
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Post by: ivan on December 21, 2013, 08:00:09 PM
packed the new (to me) Kimberley Kamper for a trip to nsw snowy mtns ,just have to work over xmas. So all the people camping up there the owner of the Kimberley with the big smile will be me
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Post by: 02-SR5 on December 21, 2013, 08:05:56 PM
Ditto.

Got some bits and pieces from BCF. Going to adjust the brakes ready for out trip to Tallibuggera in the new year.
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Post by: berlitza on December 21, 2013, 08:12:43 PM
Finished the dog house today. I don't know...I reckon I spoil that mutt.

Epic, I have a mate who lives close to the city and wants you to build him one so he can rent it out to 12 uni students that are here from overseas
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: bobnrob on December 21, 2013, 08:57:07 PM
Finished the dog house today. I don't know...I reckon I spoil that mutt.

Would hardly call it spoiling champin...fact is, I reckon I should sick the RSPCA on to you
Where's he's TV for the Lassie re-runs ? ? ? ? ?
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Post by: aussieducker on December 21, 2013, 09:21:47 PM
Put everything away so I could get in it

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Post by: Pog on December 21, 2013, 09:41:10 PM
Packed the camper for week trip over the Christmas holidays. We head off Tomorrow morning.
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Post by: DrewXT on December 21, 2013, 10:50:22 PM
Adjusted the rear door of the canopy so it closes and stays closed..

And drew up a set of drawers for the back of the Rok... Looking to use 17mm ply, and Teflon runners... Rough cost looks like it will be around $200 if I can get Teflon offcuts ...

Beats the $1600 that a set of Drifta drawers would cost, although they do seem well made and the tables that come with them are pretty snazzy...

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Post by: jclures on December 21, 2013, 10:58:54 PM
Got the door fitted back on the wb, all I need to do now I need to get the bonnet and tail gate painted.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on December 23, 2013, 10:40:50 PM
Hi Guys

Well on top of finishing the electrics on my CT I had a small project for the wife and two daughters. We use this chair when camping at places that have a long drop.Problem is that the girls don't like the way it tends to sink,slide and shift when in use. so I knocked up a base that the seat can be steady on.

(http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/Buster3931/Snapbucket/6294BD3C_zpsc525fc11.jpg) (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Buster3931/media/Snapbucket/6294BD3C_zpsc525fc11.jpg.html)

My eldest came out to see what I was up to . She liked it so I got her to sit on it and I stood behind her and we played out the bob sled boys from hey hey its Saturday.  Daddy humour  ;D
It will get a sand and a lick of paint after this trip .
buster
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Post by: SteveandViv on December 23, 2013, 11:04:22 PM
Finished the dog house today. I don't know...I reckon I spoil that mutt.

Quote
I reckon I spoil that mutt.

You reckon  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on December 24, 2013, 10:39:07 AM
Whats it run on.....  ??? Kero....  :D

as it turned out it wasnt a total fire ban, well not an official one anyway. but I still wouldnt want to have started a fire from it as there was plenty of wind and dry grass..

and Yes I live in a rural area. On a farm in country vic.




Peter,
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Post by: Rumpig on December 24, 2013, 11:56:31 AM
opened the shed up this morning and then hid one of the kids presents in there, spent the morning putting it together whilst they are away, so now it's out of sight until tomorrow morning  8) 8) would have chucked a pic up here of said present, but t's amazing how long it takes for a pic from your phone to reach the computer infront it, even though it's only a metre away....lol
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Post by: berlitza on December 24, 2013, 03:33:49 PM
dropped a box of coopers finest,  smashed 12 stubbies but on up side at least the cave has a noice brewery smell now
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Post by: speewa158 on December 24, 2013, 03:43:54 PM
dropped a box of coopers finest,  smashed 12 stubbies but on up side at least the cave has a noice brewery smell now


Sad you wasted beer but it had of been it would have been the whole lot  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on December 24, 2013, 04:02:49 PM
dropped a box of coopers finest,  smashed 12 stubbies but on up side at least the cave has a noice brewery smell now


Sad you wasted beer but it had of been it would have been the whole lot  :cup: :cheers:

ya Ive gotta keep telling myself it wasnt a total loss  ;D , thinking about tarping the shed just to keep the smell going for a couple of days
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: froggy on December 25, 2013, 06:04:31 AM
Not quite in the shed but close by and I couldn't find a garden thread, but over the last month or so I've been building a deck to fill in an awkward corner in the back yard. It's a steel frame with laminated merbau roof frame, solid merbau decking and a colour bond roof. There are 18 LED deck lights around the perimeter,
 I put the finishing touches to it yesterday by finishing the feature wall and water feature.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/suga9eze.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/5uba4u6u.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/vuqy7yte.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/e6uda6ep.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/2uveguqa.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/adatyjer.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/2utasa6a.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/7etatydy.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/4avatyne.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/da2y3udy.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/9eryvyde.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/vavesyna.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/e9y8aqem.jpg)
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Post by: Watty2975 on December 25, 2013, 06:20:52 AM
Wow. Great job. Makes a huge difference to the yard and a great place to spend some time.
 :cheers:
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Post by: speewa158 on December 25, 2013, 06:40:47 AM
Sweet job , did you put in the solar to run the Engal to keep the beer cold  ??? :cheers:
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Post by: D4D on December 25, 2013, 06:59:18 AM
That looks sweet froggy, great use of space :cup:
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Post by: timetogo on December 25, 2013, 05:56:22 PM
For me it's been the last few days or weeks in the ladies domaine this time  as we decided to do a much needed spruce up on the bathroom, Here are a few before and now pics,  I got my little helper out of school for a few hours as he was keen to help,
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Post by: markg66 on December 25, 2013, 05:59:35 PM
For me it's been the last few days or weeks in the ladies domaine this time  as we decided to do a much needed spruce up on the bathroom, Here are a few before and now pics,  I got my little helper out of school for a few hours as he was keen to help,

That is a serious spruce up, good luck...........you are a braver man than I!
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Post by: berlitza on December 25, 2013, 06:05:14 PM
For me it's been the last few days or weeks in the ladies domaine this time  as we decided to do a much needed spruce up on the bathroom, Here are a few before and now pics,  I got my little helper out of school for a few hours as he was keen to help,

If you need more practise in sprucing  up somthing else let me know  ;D
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Post by: Stozz on December 25, 2013, 06:32:26 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/25/7etatydy.jpg)

That looks fantastic. Nice work!

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Post by: kylarama on December 26, 2013, 10:53:58 PM
On a day that should have been R&R, I spent the morning cleaning the man cave and then ripped into a kitchen spruce up in the arvo.  Not going the whole hog like timetogo, just a quick and cheap tidy up to get rid of that 80's look.

Re-laminate the benchtops
Paint the dark veneer doors in oil enamel (off white)
New handles
New splashback
New stainless steel rangehood (free)

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/IMGP9032_zpscb675649.jpg) (http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/IMGP9032_zpscb675649.jpg.html)


(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20131226_193054_zps3f6d5e28.jpg) (http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/20131226_193054_zps3f6d5e28.jpg.html)


 
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Post by: nick 08 on December 27, 2013, 11:05:30 AM
I fixed another oil leak on my defender  ;D and gave it a service.
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Post by: speewa158 on December 28, 2013, 05:53:19 PM
I fixed another oil leak on my defender  ;D and gave it a service.



Tell him hes dreaming  :-[ :-[ :-[ :cheers: Which oil leak  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on December 28, 2013, 05:54:44 PM
Thought about doing something but it was to hot settled for  :cheers: instead  :cheers:
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Post by: GeoffA on December 28, 2013, 05:55:21 PM
Thought about doing something but it was to hot settled for  :cheers: instead  :cheers:

Me too..... :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on December 28, 2013, 06:20:48 PM
Just too hot  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nomad on December 28, 2013, 07:11:18 PM
It was a giving day today........

I gave to my family by shovelling 5 metres of mulch around the gardens
Then a mate came over and we wired up his dual battery systems.

Started raking at 5am and finished at 10.30am. Start the db at 1.00pm and just finished.

Beers now...........
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: markg66 on December 28, 2013, 07:20:11 PM
Took all the wrappings and such stuff to the dump and put a $12 fan together, sat on my arse and felt it get a little bigger as it was too hot to do anything else.

Now the sun is over the yardarm (whatever that is) it's time for a  :cheers: (bourbon)
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Post by: speewa158 on December 28, 2013, 09:29:33 PM
It was a giving day today........

I gave to my family by shovelling 5 metres of mulch around the gardens
Then a mate came over and we wired up his dual battery systems.

Started raking at 5am and finished at 10.30am. Start the db at 1.00pm and just finished.

Beers now...........



5M3 of mulch ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,geta life , clearly your not getting paid by the hour  :-[        :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nomad on December 28, 2013, 10:11:33 PM
Yes I am................every hour its not done is an hour I get winged at.   ???  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on December 29, 2013, 06:54:05 AM
Spent yesterday painting in the shed.

Washed, sanded and laid on 2 coats of primer to 24 cupboard doors, both sides!

Finished up a little after midnight.  37 degrees in Melbourne and I decide to paint... Idiot!
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Post by: peter01 on December 29, 2013, 03:23:13 PM
marine carpet to floor (without swearing)
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Post by: Watty2975 on December 29, 2013, 05:04:42 PM
Full Rewire of camper adding bcdc and cleaning up wiring. Well my mate did it, I think I assisted!
Wired the Anderson plug into the cruiser.

What else would you do on the hottest day of summer ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on December 29, 2013, 08:59:51 PM
After 12 months or so stripped out the work Bongo , cleaned the back , repacked the gear ,  & generally made to ready to work better . lm not saying it was messy    ,    l found a bit of news paper in the back .
                             "          Shame about the Titanic       "                 :cheers:





Oh & had  :cheers:                         :cup:
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Post by: B&B on December 29, 2013, 10:32:48 PM
6BS in split conduit now run from engine bay to the rear wheel arch along the outside of the LHS chassis rail.
Two holes in front section of rear wheel arch to give access for wiring to the 'secret compartment' under the rear seat.  From here 6mm wiring will go to the lining of the LHS quareter panel, to power the fridge and a 'triple' cigaret lighter - all hooked up via Anderson 'power poles'.
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Post by: Sami on December 31, 2013, 09:58:54 AM
did the wheel bearings in the boat trailer last night. luckily as the bearing race in one hub was free spinning and chewing up the hub = silver grease :|
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Post by: rodw on December 31, 2013, 05:51:48 PM
Fixed  son in laws Stihl Whipper Snipper. First time I have been caught out with a carby on a small engine. This one had a loose welsch plug in the carby that was stopping the bulb from priming it. Once I glued it in with some locktite and gave it a few taps with a pin punch to tighten it up, it primes and starts first pull! 
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Post by: berlitza on December 31, 2013, 06:07:07 PM
Almost finished assembling new rc car and another 400bux down the toilet well spent
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Post by: duggie on January 01, 2014, 10:38:47 AM
Hi all,

I have spent the last couple of days preping up my eldest sons project a , Mazda truck, for a respray.


(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/rebuild%20again/Damionstruck002.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/rebuild%20again/Damionstruck002.jpg.html)

Finished the paint job yesterday afternoon.

cheers duggie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: markg66 on January 01, 2014, 02:37:08 PM
Almost finished assembling new rc car and another 400bux down the toilet well spent

 :worthles:
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Post by: berlitza on January 01, 2014, 05:49:35 PM
:worthles:

will get a few up, atm I have to go a see a bloke that's selling a cheap chair
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Post by: Swannie on January 01, 2014, 07:00:01 PM
Looks good Duggie
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Post by: Crisp Image on January 03, 2014, 08:42:12 AM
Well I built this.
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/crispimage/Multi%20Rotor/_MG_8625.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/crispimage/media/Multi%20Rotor/_MG_8625.jpg.html)
It flys well. It is a bit like the camper! Let the Mods begin.
Think of the uses
Taking that fishing line out in to the surf without casting the rod getting the beer from the fridge.
Limited only by your imagination.
I am mounting my gopro on it for some different perspective shots.
Regards
Crispy
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Post by: Brumbypt on January 03, 2014, 09:00:22 AM
changed the couplings around on both my offroad trailers.

            
well got my cheapy offroad hitch ready to fit. instead of welding it to the trailer, I welded it to another coupling plate and that can bolt onto the trailer. so if I dont like it, or I want to change it later on I can.

Its not a Chinese poly block but another sort of offroad hitch that I want to test before I buy another one.

 


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on January 03, 2014, 09:01:27 AM

I have spent the last couple of days preping up my eldest sons project a , Mazda truck, for a respray.

it's a touch small to call it a truck isn't it Duggie?....lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Hairs on January 03, 2014, 09:22:02 AM
it's a touch small to call it a truck isn't it Duggie?....lol

 ;D
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on January 08, 2014, 10:01:10 PM
On a day that should have been R&R, I spent the morning cleaning the man cave and then ripped into a kitchen spruce up in the arvo.  Not going the whole hog like timetogo, just a quick and cheap tidy up to get rid of that 80's look.

Re-laminate the benchtops
Paint the dark veneer doors in oil enamel (off white)
New handles
New splashback
New stainless steel rangehood (free)

([url]http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/IMGP9032_zpscb675649.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/IMGP9032_zpscb675649.jpg.html[/url])




Finally done! Sort of. Still a bit of caulking/trims to do and finish off the flooring to the rest of the room, which was a last minute extra!

From the above to this for under $600! Not including the flooring.

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/Mobile%20Uploads/20140108_191502_zpsqrcxitbr.jpg) (http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140108_191502_zpsqrcxitbr.jpg.html)


(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/Mobile%20Uploads/20140108_192051_zpsdruthvvo.jpg) (http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140108_192051_zpsdruthvvo.jpg.html)

It wasn't all smooth sailing though!  I almost burnt the house down today thanks to an incident with a tin of contact adhesive and a blow torch... Don't ask.  Spent the arvo cleaning black soot and extinguisher powder of the walls and ceiling. So instead of finishing the flooring tomorrow, I'm repainting the back room :'(

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on January 08, 2014, 10:24:55 PM
huge difference for $600 but more importantly whats hiding under the tarp outside
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on January 08, 2014, 10:41:23 PM
more importantly whats hiding under the tarp outside

The poor Jayco that's currently feeling very unloved at the moment. :'(
Spent the week before Xmas getting it ready for our annual 10 day break with friends on the river.  2 days before Xmas the better half feel ill and our 6 year old also had her arm in plaster, so we decided to stay at home and renovate. >:(
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on January 09, 2014, 06:03:53 AM
Great job! What's with all these white kitchens now? My missus want's to paint our solid Tassie blackwood kitchen white too :'(
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on January 09, 2014, 06:55:56 AM
Clicked the 80 over last night after changing the head, started first shot!

:cheers: BD
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Post by: D4D on January 09, 2014, 07:40:22 AM
Clicked the 80 over last night after changing the head, started first shot!

 :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on January 09, 2014, 08:20:29 AM
Great job! What's with all these white kitchens now? My missus want's to paint our solid Tassie blackwood kitchen white too :'(
don't let her do it!!!  maybe do something similar to what we did with our kitchen a little while back, put 2 pac inlays inside a frame of solid timber for the doors to break up the look. whilst we didn't alter what we had and had the kitchen made that way, it gives it a nice look of not too modern for our old house, yet not full on country style kitchen either.

Ignore the light switch to the left of pic, it was replaced with the same style one you see to the bottom right of the window.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/tn_003_zps6bba60e1.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/tn_003_zps6bba60e1.jpg.html)

same thing in this pic aswell, the lightswitch was changed to the timber mounting block style you can just make out in the lefthand corner of the bench top splashback. no idea what type of bench top you have, but 30mm thick black granite really sets the lot off IMHO.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/tn_001.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/tn_001.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on January 09, 2014, 01:46:20 PM
Repaired my quad copter after a little opps moment the other day. All good to go now camping this weekend.
Regards
Crispy
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 10, 2014, 07:05:28 AM
Clicked the 80 over last night after changing the head, started first shot!

:cheers: BD

Good news mate

GG
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on January 10, 2014, 08:07:39 AM
Clicked the 80 over last night after changing the head, started first shot!

:cheers: BD
:cup:

Great news mate
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on January 10, 2014, 07:49:42 PM
Dug a trench to run 15 amp power to the shed and drilled a couple of holes in the slab to get the power into the trench and back up into the shed. Looking forward to not having to run an extension lead to run my welders.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on January 10, 2014, 09:31:19 PM
Only took 4 months, but I've finally finished a wooden toy train for my as a present for my nephew.
It's an almost exact replica of the one my grandad made for me some 36 years ago.
I think it's about the first time since trade school I've done a little woodworking project like this.

([url]http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/20131130_123924_zps84785621.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/20131130_123924_zps84785621.jpg.html[/url])

All made from recycled tassie oak except for the MDF wheels.  Sanded up to 400 grit, finished with a couple of coats of tung oil and then buffed with carnauba / bees wax.  First time I've ever done that type of finish and I don't think I'll ever use polyurethane again.


Very cool Mate. Nice work. I'm jealous for 2 reasons. 1. I didn't make it and 2. It's not my toy.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on January 10, 2014, 09:33:24 PM
I bottled 118 Stubbies of Home Brew. First time in about 7 years.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on January 10, 2014, 11:49:24 PM
Very cool Mate. Nice work. I'm jealous for 2 reasons. 1. I didn't make it and 2. It's not my toy.

Thanks mate.
It was a pretty special moment giving to my nephew at Christmas. Initially my sister thought it was the original train Grandad made me and then got all teary when I told her I made it.  My old man was pretty emotional too seeing his fathers work replicated.
God bless my nephew, the first thing he did with the train was to try and jump it off a small set of stairs :cup:.  Sis was mortified, but explained to her, that's what little boys do.  It's a toy to play with, not a show piece.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on January 11, 2014, 05:35:22 AM
Thanks mate.
It was a pretty special moment giving to my nephew at Christmas. Initially my sister thought it was the original train Grandad made me and then got all teary when I told her I made it.  My old man was pretty emotional too seeing his fathers work replicated.
God bless my nephew, the first thing he did with the train was to try and jump it off a small set of stairs :cup:.  Sis was mortified, but explained to her, that's what little boys do.  It's a toy to play with, not a show piece.

Special moments, indeed..... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on January 11, 2014, 07:46:24 AM
Thanks mate.
It was a pretty special moment giving to my nephew at Christmas. Initially my sister thought it was the original train Grandad made me and then got all teary when I told her I made it.  My old man was pretty emotional too seeing his fathers work replicated.
God bless my nephew, the first thing he did with the train was to try and jump it off a small set of stairs :cup:.  Sis was mortified, but explained to her, that's what little boys do.  It's a toy to play with, not a show piece.

Perfect. The best gift someone can give and receive is from the heart, soul, mind and made by hand.

I understand the emotional factor. For Christmas, my "Kid Sister" (25 years old) made me up a DVD to a song 'Hey Brother' with photos and scanned images of cards and notes I had given her growing up. It was the best gift I've ever received and so led to a tear or two.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on January 11, 2014, 08:13:14 AM
I bottled 118 Stubbies of Home Brew. First time in about 7 years.  :cheers:

Mate make the move to post mix kegs. You'll never look back.

Mind you I went from two kegs and a Pluto gun to having three taps on the bar and a dozen kegs in waiting. In fact I haven't brewed in months. I think I might need to crush some grains today and get the mash tun warmed up.

Buster
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on January 11, 2014, 08:32:39 AM
Dug a trench to run 15 amp power to the shed and drilled a couple of holes in the slab to get the power into the trench and back up into the shed. Looking forward to not having to run an extension lead to run my welders.
that was one job I was going to do at my place over Xmas, but I went camping instead.
Maybe I should get someone experienced like yourself to do it for me ... lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on January 11, 2014, 09:11:51 AM
Mate make the move to post mix kegs. You'll never look back.

Mind you I went from two kegs and a Pluto gun to having three taps on the bar and a dozen kegs in waiting. In fact I haven't brewed in months. I think I might need to crush some grains today and get the mash tun warmed up.

Buster

I figured I can use the 240 odd bottles I've got once and then kegs are next. Perfect for Camping too. Roaring fire and Stout on tap in Winter? Winner all round.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on January 11, 2014, 11:19:44 AM
I've got a 9L keg that used to go on camping trips.

Buster
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on January 11, 2014, 12:22:28 PM
Dug a trench to run 15 amp power to the shed and drilled a couple of holes in the slab to get the power into the trench and back up into the shed. Looking forward to not having to run an extension lead to run my welders.

I have to dig a couple trenches for power to my sheds one day. Not sure it I will hire a dingo or a little excavator to do it. Have to go through the gravel track so not sure what will do the job better.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pirate_Pete on January 11, 2014, 12:37:51 PM
I have to dig a couple trenches for power to my sheds one day. Not sure it I will hire a dingo or a little excavator to do it. Have to go through the gravel track so not sure what will do the job better.

My younger bro is a plumber & had a Dingo ( top little machine that can do heaps of different things) he ended up selling it & getting a little excavator as the chain digger on the Dingo would get caught up on every small little root & rock.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: RallyDog on January 11, 2014, 01:24:12 PM
Fitted 2nd fuel filter to the toyota 200ttd and gave it a clean.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on January 11, 2014, 01:26:06 PM
I've got a 9L keg that used to go on camping trips.

Buster

Did you put it in a 80L bin with ice?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on January 11, 2014, 01:30:44 PM
It had its own little wheelie esky. Pluto in the top and packed with ice. Keeping the ice was never a problem. Beer alway beat the ice to go.

Did a bourbon and coke once. It was ok but wasn't a great fan of the mix. Never tried again.

Buster
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on January 11, 2014, 03:08:02 PM
My younger bro is a plumber & had a Dingo ( top little machine that can do heaps of different things) he ended up selling it & getting a little excavator as the chain digger on the Dingo would get caught up on every small little root & rock.

Excavator it is, thanks for the info  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ATC on January 12, 2014, 06:46:24 PM
Had a big day planned to do something in the shed, but the missus made me go fishing.

Then she cooked a whole chicken on the BBQ, lost points cause she made a lentil salad to go with it.

I opened my own beer though, so will give myself an assist on dinner.
She gets  :cup: for the days plans & most of dinner.



Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on January 12, 2014, 06:51:48 PM
I cleaned up for about an hour, then tried to sit down and do nothing. it is so hard to do nothing, I needed a double espresso to do it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: brickiematt on January 12, 2014, 07:16:31 PM
Packed the camper and got it all ready to head to the Prom next weekend, cos I didn't feel like doing it in the heatwave we're gunna have this week.
Also replaced one of the 12v cig sockets in the CT with a double USB socket.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on January 12, 2014, 07:30:45 PM
Quote from: rodw
Dug a trench to run 15 amp power to the shed and drilled a couple of holes in the slab to get the power into the trench and back up into the shed. Looking forward to not having to run an extension lead to run my welders.

that was one job I was going to do at my place over Xmas, but I went camping instead.
Maybe I should get someone experienced like yourself to do it for me ... lol

Love to help but not many can afford my rates..... ;D

I have to dig a couple trenches for power to my sheds one day. Not sure it I will hire a dingo or a little excavator to do it. Have to go through the gravel track so not sure what will do the job better.

Don't be a wooss,  use a shovel like I did!

Anyway, back on topic, with the help of my son in law, pulled 55 meters of 10 mm electrical cable from the fuse box on one corner of the house to the diagonally opposite corner near the shed to run 15 amp power to the shed. Might not sound like much but it was $800 worth of cable and is the same size as the mains from the street!

Anyway, ready to wire up on Tuesday! Very Excited!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on January 12, 2014, 10:22:22 PM
Ate 3 paddle pops and started working on the new balsa wood model plane, should be errrrrr interesting
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on January 13, 2014, 07:39:01 AM
Dont forget to post up in the flying thing thread when done!
Regards
Crispy

Sent from my GT-P5110 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on January 13, 2014, 08:33:10 AM
Ate 3 paddle pops and started working on the new balsa wood model plane, should be errrrrr interesting

Scratch built or ARF ? Love to see the result. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on January 13, 2014, 09:36:52 AM
Scratch built or ARF ? Love to see the result.

Its a from scratch build that flies,  which I'm guess'n will take around 6 months to finish, found out the hard way the glue dosnt like to be used when temps are above 30, sets way to fast to counter act any woopsises that I make, will post up some progress pics on the flying thread little later this arvo if still interested
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on January 13, 2014, 09:38:01 PM
My digital readout for my lathe turned up from China today. Mounted the easy bit (the display) and spent a lot of time thinking about how to mount up the glass scales.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: timetogo on January 16, 2014, 07:18:28 PM
For me the bathroom spruce up continues after coming home from the Bunya Mts, we now have a new floor to stand on as well as a new ceiling, no wall sheeting yet. The hardware for the room came today so next will be the plumbing and............... probably more shopping for the things that we don't yet have to finish the job.

Trevor
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nomad on January 18, 2014, 06:46:00 PM
With some help today I moved 3.5 metres of crusher dust, levelled it and rolled 185 sqm of new turf over it. I am f^cked tonight............but sh!t my yards looking good.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ivan on January 18, 2014, 08:27:14 PM
found my bass lures in the  pigsty then took them out to wet them . Hate fishing .
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on January 18, 2014, 09:15:12 PM
Packing the camper for the Australia Day Long weekend  :cup:


(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/bnk081/00cbabe2-c06e-4038-94e3-62df120b1df2_zps12567623.jpg?t=1390043556)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on January 18, 2014, 11:13:55 PM
Packing the camper for the Australia Day Long weekend  :cup:


([url]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/bnk081/00cbabe2-c06e-4038-94e3-62df120b1df2_zps12567623.jpg?t=1390043556[/url])


you would have to get nominated for one of the cleanest garages on mysway, me thinks
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 19, 2014, 05:39:47 AM
I was going to suggest maybe a little OCD'sh, but the fishing rod handles aren't quite lined up right, so maybe just a rental.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on January 19, 2014, 07:54:34 AM
I was going to suggest maybe a little OCD'sh, but the fishing rod handles aren't quite lined up right, so maybe just a rental.

I'm not OCD.....
I'm CDO because the letters are in alphabetical order!

you would have to get nominated for one of the cleanest garages on mysway, me thinks

Cheers berlitza.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 19, 2014, 08:02:49 AM


I'm not OCD.....
I'm CDO because the letters are in alphabetical order!
 
Cheers berlitza.
lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on January 19, 2014, 09:10:15 AM
you would have to get nominated for one of the cleanest garages on mysway, me thinks
first thing i thought looking at that pic was...where's all the crap you need to move out of the way to something in ya shed?  ??? ??? ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on January 19, 2014, 10:03:14 AM
My digital readout for my lathe turned up from China today. Mounted the easy bit (the display) and spent a lot of time thinking about how to mount up the glass scales.

Rod I used to fit read outs to a lot of older machines. If no milled pads are present I would use square bits of 10mm plate (ground plate best ),  drill four counter sinks to mount plate to the machine and three or four holes taped 3 or 4mm then use grub screws as jacks. Clock up the plates with a dial indicator until both within a couple of thou and mount the scales to that. Worked a treat every time.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on January 19, 2014, 05:51:31 PM
I was going to suggest maybe a little OCD'sh, but the fishing rod handles aren't quite lined up right, so maybe just a rental.
The handles don't but maybe the tips do!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on January 19, 2014, 06:17:26 PM
Gave the bbq a good clean. Finished wiring up the double 12v socket to the battery in the Camper and also put it a power point for 240v for when we Camp the boring way at a Caravan Park. Starting with good friends next weekend at Stansbury.

Finally put in a rotisserie (runs off 2 x 'D' Cell Batteries) on my bbq I made a few weeks back. Here's a pic of the important part of today's work.

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac168/evans052/roast_zpsf6d29e2f.jpg) (http://s896.photobucket.com/user/evans052/media/roast_zpsf6d29e2f.jpg.html)
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Post by: rodw on January 19, 2014, 07:42:49 PM
Finally got the DRO scale fitted up to the lathe cross slide after all my thinking... took me 3 days on and off.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_4730_zpse5bbedca.jpg)

and with the cover removed

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_4739_zps40251b2d.jpg)

Rod I used to fit read outs to a lot of older machines. If no milled pads are present I would use square bits of 10mm plate (ground plate best ),  drill four counter sinks to mount plate to the machine and three or four holes taped 3 or 4mm then use grub screws as jacks. Clock up the plates with a dial indicator until both within a couple of thou and mount the scales to that. Worked a treat every time.


Jimmy thanks I will do something like that on the X axis along the bed (hopefully tomorrow!). Should be easy!

The thinking was all about the cross slide which was tricky as it had to extend beyond the slide at the back.

Started off with some 6mm Ally plate milled away to leave access to the gib screws.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_4586_zps12bd9060.jpg)

drilled and tapped a couple of holes in the cross slide  :-*

countersunk one hole behind the scale so the scale would be flush with the mounting strip.

Front hole, is visible and I slotted the hole to allow adjustment to get the scale square (to 0.02mm which will do me!).

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_4735_zps1c7b2121.jpg)

Milled up a block of ally to mount the sensor to the saddle.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_4740_zps14a431ad.jpg)

and tidied up the cable with another drilled and tapped hole in the saddle to mount a cable clamp

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_4741_zps999c7b96.jpg)

The covers have a mounting flange which I cut off and had to drill and tap 3mm holes in a 6mm wide piece of ally, but it all worked out good!  :cheers:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_4734_zps9d3579d4.jpg)

I would have liked to have used a coutersunk screw but the head would have overhung the mounting plate but it looks nice!

I had a bit of trouble getting the scale to work correctly as I had no adjustment on the sensor mount. But after adding a few shims and gentle cursing it is perfect!

I centrepunched the holes for the X axis scale but decided to be patient and tackle it in the morning when I am fresh!

EDIT: Ooops forgot to show you the readout

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_4743_zps44e877c2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 19, 2014, 08:16:27 PM
Had a total clean up and fitted up some new shelves and a nook for the new freezer

GG
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on January 19, 2014, 08:29:58 PM
Had a total clean up and fitted up some new shelves and a nook for the new freezer

GG
About time you did some work around the house  >:D

BD
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 19, 2014, 08:39:11 PM
About time you did some work around the house  >:D

BD

Wife and kids going down to the beach for this week, painting internal painting woodwork and doors is on the cards while they are away, I hope the neighbors like the tunes late at night cranked up loud  ;D

GG
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 19, 2014, 09:00:03 PM
The handles don't but maybe the tips do!

That is what I was thinking  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grafy82 on January 19, 2014, 10:58:17 PM
Finally got the roofrack finished and mounted to the trailer. I  now have some space on my shed floor again after the large roofrack sitting on the floor in there for 6 months.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on January 19, 2014, 11:11:51 PM

Finally got the roofrack finished and mounted to the trailer. I  now have some space on my shed floor again after the large roofrack sitting on the floor in there for 6 months.

Looks good grafy82.  Thinking of doing the same to mine.
Any photos of how it's mounted to the trailer.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on January 19, 2014, 11:22:40 PM
Finally got the DRO scale fitted up to the lathe cross slide after all my thinking... took me 3 days on and off.


([url]http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb270/rodweb/Lathe/DSC_4743_zps44e877c2.jpg[/url])


Rod awesome job. Looks like an easson.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grafy82 on January 19, 2014, 11:36:34 PM
Looks good grafy82.  Thinking of doing the same to mine.
Any photos of how it's mounted to the trailer.

I'll get some close-ups for ya when the sun comes up. :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grafy82 on January 20, 2014, 02:12:54 PM
Hey Campa,
I used standard trailer spring hangers as mounts on the hinge side of the racks. I had some old tube steel from a gate and found a set of bushes at supercheap from hq Holden era springs that fitted the 25mm internal diameter of the tube. These became the pivots/hinges. On the other side I made a cradle for the foot of the rack to sit in and over-center latches front and rear hold it down. It has gas struts to assist the lift as well.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on January 20, 2014, 06:25:08 PM
Hey Campa,
I used standard trailer spring hangers as mounts on the hinge side of the racks. I had some old tube steel from a gate and found a set of bushes at supercheap from hq Holden era springs that fitted the 25mm internal diameter of the tube. These became the pivots/hinges. On the other side I made a cradle for the foot of the rack to sit in and over-center latches front and rear hold it down. It has gas struts to assist the lift as well.

You've done a great job grafy82.  Looks very professional  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Garfish on January 20, 2014, 07:27:12 PM
Looked at my tigerz air compressor as the hose was split (own stupid fault didn't disconnect it before shoving back into milk crate) finally got the hose off after plenty of swearing and cursing but then dropped all the ball bearings out and are never to be found.  Looks like I will need to go shopping to get a new quick connect r maybe I will replace the spirally hose


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Post by: Black Diamond on January 20, 2014, 08:23:45 PM
Wife and kids going down to the beach for this week, painting internal painting woodwork and doors is on the cards while they are away, I hope the neighbors like the tunes late at night cranked up loud  ;D

GG
Especially the Alternate stuff you listen too  >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rodw on January 20, 2014, 09:13:35 PM
(Almost) finished my lathe DRO install, got the longitudinal scale mounted up completely, just got to tidy up the wiring.

Rod awesome job. Looks like an easson.

Thanks mate. Interesting comment. It is a Ditron from China via AliExpress. I went with them because I had seen one of their slim line scales in a glass cabinent at Hare and Forbes and it was a lot smaller than some of the Meister etc ones ex Singapore. The smaller scale is exactly what this lathe required (Hafco AL320G).

I paid a bit more for a full metal case on the display. I wonder if Easson are rebadged Ditrons? Cost me $438 landed (plus $11 for a 4m  length of 10x10mm ally today because I had to space the  cover out past of the mounting blocks I made. Machined them at a 1° angle which meant I did not need to add the grub screws I had made provision for.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on January 20, 2014, 10:44:37 PM
You've done a great job grafy82.  Looks very professional  :cup:
X2.  What does it weigh in at?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grafy82 on January 21, 2014, 06:27:50 AM
X2.  What does it weigh in at?

Thanks guys. The rack is actually pretty light. I can easily lift it myself when it stands on it's side so I would say maybe 30-35kg. The struts are 1100n each (roughly 110kg each I'm led to believe) so it should lift easily withe the kayaks on.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bird on January 21, 2014, 07:57:13 AM
Went into my shed last night for first time in couple of weeks to get daughters ex-Fuji pushy out for a ride..

Found that 2x plastic 2-10ltr fuel drums had expanded in the heat last week, and knocked a 5ltr of engine oil off the shelf, lid comes off, and leaked all over the floor..

YAY FOR ME......
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DannyG on January 21, 2014, 08:29:02 AM
Went into my shed last night for first time in couple of weeks to get daughters ex-Fuji pushy out for a ride..

Found that 2x plastic 2-10ltr fuel drums had expanded in the heat last week, and knocked a 5ltr of engine oil off the shelf, lid comes off, and leaked all over the floor..

YAY FOR ME......

That'll teach you for not being in your shed more often ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ewoksta on January 21, 2014, 12:11:35 PM

Got everything ready to pack in the car and camper for our trip away over the long weekend.

Cant wait to head off!!

Cheers
Andrew
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on January 21, 2014, 03:39:26 PM

Thanks guys. The rack is actually pretty light. I can easily lift it myself when it stands on it's side so I would say maybe 30-35kg. The struts are 1100n each (roughly 110kg each I'm led to believe) so it should lift easily withe the kayaks on.
Grafy,
I am convinced that a rack such as this is the 'ducks guts' for carrying kyaks / bikes / Jerry cans, rather on the roof of the tug. :cup:
*  Easier to load and unload
*  Less danger of injury
*  Balance centred over trailer axle, so minimal increase in ball weight
*  Therefore can carry heaps of gear without any impact on GVM and only minimal increase (~10% of added weight) on GVM
Depending on how heavy your trailer is in the first place should still be well within the 2 tonne allowance for a trailer (with over ride breaks) or 2.5 tonne ('break-away' brakes)
WELL DONE!   :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grafy82 on January 21, 2014, 03:51:54 PM
Yep, I'm very happy with it. It really sucks trying to put kayaks/canoes up onto car roofracks and like you say, it's a lot safer and easier on top of the camper. The camper is just over the tonne as it sits, so still a fair bit of capacity available.

Cheers

Wes
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Post by: lindamc on January 22, 2014, 04:03:45 PM
Just spent a lovely afternoon putting rubber around the bars of the trailer stoneguard, attached with cable ties, also rubber to the two front corners of the trailer and ends of pole carrier, where the stones get past the guard. These were glued.
Im hoping this will be a bit of protection for both the trailer and the back of the car..ie may stop wayward stones hitting the guard and bouncing onto back door of car.
Anyway I had fun.

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Post by: Brumbypt on January 23, 2014, 06:45:20 PM
wired up my offroad trailer (2) , tail lights, clearance lights, and electric brakes.

took all day, thats cos I did a few silly things.. like forgetting number plate lights.


also ran the cable for the handbrake and didn't find any guides to run the cable in. Guess what I have to do tomorrow. first scratch off the nice paint, then weld the guides on, then scrape off the crap and repaint.. wish I remembered to weld them on when the trailer was raw and upside down at the start. ohh well...





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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nick 08 on January 24, 2014, 10:51:32 AM
Finished sanding and trimming the hardwood and now assembled in the back yard. Just got to clean the saw dust out of the shed.

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Post by: Bill on January 25, 2014, 07:31:27 AM
Great job nick 08.
Kids must be loving playing on it.
Bill
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on January 25, 2014, 07:37:10 AM
Great job Nick, I'm about to start oiling my son's cubbie, can't decide whether to use a brush or spray it...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on January 25, 2014, 11:44:37 AM
Going to wire up my torque converter lock up switch  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mace on January 25, 2014, 11:49:28 AM
Bottled a brew of ginger beer, mid strength of course. Now the two week wait for  :cheers:

Lucky I have a collection of other  :cheers: to sample to fill in time.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Steffo1 on January 25, 2014, 11:58:38 AM
Had to move a few things around for our new, to us, baby.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on January 25, 2014, 12:08:08 PM
Going to wire up my torque converter lock up switch  ;D

You can test it on my drive way :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on January 25, 2014, 01:27:37 PM
Oiled 2 sides of the cubby then got a dose of CBF

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/cubbyoil.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on January 25, 2014, 01:32:10 PM

You can test it on my drive way :)
;D last time I went too your joint I had to drop the tyre pressures and hit low range to get up. Steeper than billy goats ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on January 25, 2014, 04:03:36 PM
All wired up and it works
Plenty of steep tracks and driveways out here  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on January 25, 2014, 08:04:44 PM
Finally wired up the Narva 225's that have been sitting on the bullbar for 12 months :D
Now waiting for the sun to go down for a spin :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on January 25, 2014, 08:06:16 PM
All wired up and it works
Plenty of steep tracks and driveways out here  ;D
Nice work Bretto, what's it like down low?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on January 25, 2014, 08:49:54 PM
Nice work Bretto, what's it like down low?
Havent tried it in low range yet
But in Hi range when you hit the switch it drops about 200 rpm and pulls really well and noticed a big drop in trans temp
For it to work in first and reverse l need to put the Nomad valve body in
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on January 25, 2014, 08:52:05 PM
You can test it on my drive way :)
Be there soon ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on January 26, 2014, 06:16:48 PM
Tidied up the wiring to the crank battery, as part of working towards fitting second battery.
Mounted a Jaycar 'bus bar' on top of the fuse box lid. All positive wires fitted off to it, then a single wire to battery - other than the 6B&S wire to the dual battery circuit breaker.
Also cleaned out the trailer.
Yesterday I  did a bit of grinding to the tips of the pins that hold the rear legs of the trailer, so that I can lock them down with padlocks, in place of 'R' clips. Just another minor safety precaution.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: berlitza on January 26, 2014, 07:26:34 PM
tripped over the plane that was I was building and finally making some progress with and busted the    f%&($% frame for the right aileron  mounting point thing, cars are more my thing anyhows, anyone wanna buy a couple of enya 4 stroke model engines  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: carinya on January 26, 2014, 09:48:06 PM
Redesigned the layout of the shed.  Should have done it years back, considering all the rubbish I got to throw out.  Do the other half tomorrow + beer.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on January 26, 2014, 09:53:55 PM
Redesigned the layout of the shed.  Should have done it years back, considering all the rubbish I got to throw out.  Do the other half tomorrow + beer.
Did that this morning too, then cleaned the CT and hit the canvas with the Gerni. Then hit the beach  8)

:cheers:  BD
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Post by: TheWall on January 26, 2014, 10:20:14 PM
Wax on, wax off...wax on, wax off... :D

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Post by: D4D on January 27, 2014, 08:49:07 AM
Both cars washed and vacuumed, started at 7am before it got too hot/sunny. Wife drove the Prado during the week and on the only rainy day for months she decides to park under a gum tree and get the Prado covered in sap :'(
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on January 27, 2014, 08:54:13 AM
Both cars washed and vacuumed, started at 7am before it got too hot/sunny. Wife drove the Prado during the week and on the only rainy day for months she decides to park under a gum tree and get the Prado covered in sap :'(

Shoe sale??... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swogjb on January 27, 2014, 09:31:33 AM
Finally got around to splitting the batteries in the cruiser.
I've been thinking about it for over 12 months. ???
Used an Intervolt VSR and a couple of Optima D31A yellow top batteries.

Might head over to Canuda NP this arvo, take the lids for a swim and knock the top of a few frothy ones.  :cheers: :cheers:.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on January 27, 2014, 11:51:05 AM
sharpened the chainsaw and then went and used it, then sharpened it again, then used it some more...

I am now sharpening it free hand, so just a file, no guides jigs, electricity or anything else except a vice and file..

coolio..


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: BBwilly on January 27, 2014, 12:51:52 PM
Had to move a few things around for our new, to us, baby.

cool comes with its own M67 recoilless rifle  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on January 27, 2014, 04:30:47 PM
cool comes with its own M67 recoilless rifle  :cup:
Shouldn't it be centred to avoid sway if used while mobile?!   >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: markg66 on January 27, 2014, 08:57:42 PM
In the shed making a pump cover that I was going to do in 2008, you can't rush these things.............

Then these guy's decided it was sundown and time to set up camp somewhere safe for the night.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: laf on January 27, 2014, 08:59:15 PM
picked up my longreach ute on tilt tray after just cutting out at  80klm in road works yesterday , towed 100mtrs at a time 20 min breaks  to  cool oil to farm house about 200 mtrs up the road,  charged battery 3 hrs , was 12 volts , started first up, me smells a rat some where so around a bit of rough track to see what is loose ????

cheers   ;D

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Mallory Black on January 27, 2014, 09:30:10 PM
panel beating
got mosty of my parts on Sat, just waiting on a mudguard, sourced one the same colour, let's see how much of a match it is
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: timetogo on February 02, 2014, 02:32:44 PM
For me it's been the last few days or weeks in the ladies domaine this time  as we decided to do a much needed spruce up on the bathroom, Here are a few before and now pics,  I got my little helper out of school for a few hours as he was keen to help,

Got the bathroom to a stage where the building is done, now to start fitting it out.

looks like the last lot of pictures didn't come along with the quote, sorry
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Sami on February 02, 2014, 04:03:16 PM
Made a keyring holder out of an old Allen key set. Was bored after taking the boat out for a blat.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/02/a2ymyre2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: maverick01 on February 02, 2014, 04:09:58 PM
That's a nifty idea with the keys mate.

You should at least put a copy wright on it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Sami on February 02, 2014, 04:21:31 PM
Haha cheers mate. Took all of 15mins with the Dremel. There are similar ones out there but decided to make my own variant
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Chris-Vi on February 02, 2014, 04:23:31 PM
Been making brackets and fixing them to my solar panels. Already to go on roof of van next weekend. One less thing to setup at camp.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Banjo16 on February 02, 2014, 05:41:57 PM
Garden shed has no power so set up some 12v LEDs. Had a spare 24 Amp/H battery so only needed some double sided tape.

Works well at minimum cost.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 02, 2014, 05:45:37 PM
panel beating
got mosty of my parts on Sat, just waiting on a mudguard, sourced one the same colour, let's see how much of a match it is




Nice pics of the Rebirth centre for written off cars  8) Your secret is safe with me ,,,,as long as l don't have  :cheers: Opps  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on February 02, 2014, 05:48:36 PM
I found the floor ....................... again. Every time I find it, it is a different colour and shape.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: swanny on February 02, 2014, 05:52:08 PM
I had a few beers..... ;D ;D ;D ;D, and it was lovely.

 :cheers: :chee rs:Swanny
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fridayman on February 02, 2014, 07:45:55 PM
I sat on my mancave sofa (thanks M!) thinking through my imminent bonnet scoop and intercooler upgrade. Should I paint the scoop myself, or have a body shop do it..? Or should I just pay someone to do the whole job... Just kidding! But I am wondering about the paint - is there any aerosol type paint available that will last and stay looking good in the Aussie sun? Does anyone know where I can get 2pac aerosol paint from?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kylarama on February 02, 2014, 08:19:47 PM
Spent yesterday arvo in my man cave drinking beer while consoling a mate who lost half of his man cave in a fire last weekend.
Then spent this afternoon up at his property sitting in whats left of his man cave discussing the grand rebuild and solving all of the worlds problems.


Beer...  Is there anything it can't do?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 03, 2014, 04:32:00 PM
Beer cant settle women when they get grumpy after l have it on board  . Life is filled with little mystree s   :cheers:        ( My SWOMBO )
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on February 03, 2014, 05:24:37 PM
turned my trailer (1) upside down to do some work on it and make it sit a couple of inches higher when its back on its wheels.


Going to cut off the hangers, and weld in some 50x50x5mm box. this will give me some more clearance, make the trailer more level, and give the tyres more clearance when I have a big load in it.




Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: 02-SR5 on February 03, 2014, 05:36:04 PM
Have already performed a spring over on it?

Relocate the springs from under the axle to above it, automatic suspension lift.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on February 03, 2014, 05:38:47 PM
nah thats childs play..

I wanna do the job properly..


ohh and the rear hangers need to be moved back a little as last year I had a full load of redgum on it, then went over some big bumps and one side locked down.

so I have the rear hangers a little too far forwards, so they have to be cut off and moved anyway. Might as well take the fronts off and raise the trailer up.

Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: carinya on February 03, 2014, 09:45:40 PM
Finished up a toy for son 9.  He reckons he is a soldier most days, now he can practise being a quiet one.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on February 04, 2014, 07:54:22 AM
Finished up a toy for son 9.  He reckons he is a soldier most days, now he can practise being a quiet one.


Love the camo paint job, well done.



Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on February 05, 2014, 12:56:01 PM
Have already performed a spring over on it?

Relocate the springs from under the axle to above it, automatic suspension lift.


well actually I did that the otherday without having to undo the Ubolt nuts...


HOW, well I turned the trailer upside down to work on it.


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: cheif carlos on February 05, 2014, 03:16:57 PM
went and found out about how close I could build new shed to sewer line.

Turns out that sewer is concrete encased so with a little piering I should be able to build as close as I want to it  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 05, 2014, 03:24:21 PM
Spent a couple of weeks stripping out and modifying an untouched matching #'s American classic car.
64 model with a service sticker on the door pillar dated Feb 65. Build sheet under the rear seat.

It's never to be the same again  >:D  >:D

Shane.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on February 05, 2014, 07:04:57 PM
cut off the hangers, on trailer 1. cut off a few other things. lots of work to do.



Also got permission to knock down the wall into the failed games room that just turned into a junk storage room.....

Anyway I will be able to enlarge my workshop.. yippee...


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grafy82 on February 05, 2014, 10:23:13 PM
went and found out about how close I could build new shed to sewer line.

Turns out that sewer is concrete encased so with a little piering I should be able to build as close as I want to it  :cheers:

Mate, I nearly had to offer up my firstborn to build my shed over the sewer line. $500 just for the engineers drawings and then another $500 for council to consider and approve it, then I ended up using more concrete in the supporting piers and beams than I did in the actual slab. I had 6 piers at 2400x300 with 12mm rio cages and then three beams of 500x500x3600 with 20mm rio cages straddling the tops of the piers. I told the wife we should have built a cyclone bunker under there while we were at it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Ozsnowman on February 06, 2014, 06:42:21 AM
Made a fairly basic ply kitchen for my camper trailer - a bit rough & ready but I'm not Drifta hehehe
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: noel_w on February 06, 2014, 07:35:14 AM
Mate, I nearly had to offer up my firstborn to build my shed over the sewer line. $500 just for the engineers drawings and then another $500 for council to consider and approve it, then I ended up using more concrete in the supporting piers and beams than I did in the actual slab. I had 6 piers at 2400x300 with 12mm rio cages and then three beams of 500x500x3600 with 20mm rio cages straddling the tops of the piers. I told the wife we should have built a cyclone bunker under there while we were at it.
We put in a pool at our last house, got the searches done for the sewer line etc by council - all fine no problem go ahead they say, plenty of room from where the sewer line is. Excavator comes in first dig finds the sewer line 900mm inside the line it should have been towards the new pool. Council then blames the developer as he is long gone. OK what can we do we say to the council as the pool has to be 1 meter from the sewer and there is no room to move the pool sideways. We can move the sewer line they say, only $45K to you as you are a fine upstanding ratepayer or you can make the pool width thinner. The pool was costed at $22K. & $45K just to move 10 m of sewer line >:D >:D
Pool guy says how about we use the old cement slabs that were the path before as a wall between the pool wall and the sewer line. Council engineer says "what a good idea" and stamps the modification.
Councils, They don't have to think, just stamp or no stamp
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on February 06, 2014, 05:02:29 PM
Made up a dual socket for the camper. I had a dual cig/usb dash mount but don't have a lot of room where I want to put it in the camper. So I went to Bunnings (don't tell my work....) and got some PVC pipe and end caps. I drilled out the end caps and screwed the sockets in to the caps and slid over the pipe. So its a 25mm pipe with a cig socket 1 end and twin usb at the other! Will try it out this weekend.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grafy82 on February 06, 2014, 05:28:46 PM
Fitted a new ryco pre-filter and water trap to my 80 series today. Supercheap put the wrong tag on the shelf so instead of about $65 for the kit, I got it for $11.95  ;D. Just had to make up a bracket and buy a short length of hose.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2014, 05:50:49 PM
Supercheap put the wrong tag on the shelf so instead of about $65 for the kit, I got it for $11.95  ;D.

They get it wrong a lot, I scored a reasonable compressor, hose and air tool kit for less than the same air tool kit was being sold for by itself.
Keep your eye out when walking around, the retired Mc Donalds staff get it wrong a lot..... :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bill on February 07, 2014, 06:35:14 AM
They get it wrong a lot, I scored a reasonable compressor, hose and air tool kit for less than the same air tool kit was being sold for by itself.
Keep your eye out when walking around, the retired Mc Donalds staff get it wrong a lot..... :cup:
FYI
I have never worked at McDonalds and neither have any of my staff  ;D
Bill
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: weso on February 16, 2014, 03:53:11 PM
So what did I do in my shed today .............

Managed to buy back the brake/clutch hose machine I had when I had my mobile auto hoses franchise. So is to all you 4x4'ers, I can make your custom brake and clutch hoses for you, either braided stainless or standard rubber. Cheaper than you think, call for details 0415432788


To the Mods if this is in the wrong thread feel free to move it

Cheers
Wes

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 16, 2014, 06:00:59 PM
So what did I do in my shed today .............

Managed to buy back the brake/clutch hose machine I had when I had my mobile auto hoses franchise. So is to all you 4x4'ers, I can make your custom brake and clutch hoses for you, either braided stainless or standard rubber. Cheaper than you think, call for details 0415432788


To the Mods if this is in the wrong thread feel free to move it

Cheers
Wes

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Its fine but why not set up a thread in the showroom section so this does not get buried in all the man cave action

GG
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 16, 2014, 06:24:33 PM
Only a simple project, but for $10 made a shower platform out of treated pine deck.
On the basis it's good for everything to have 2 purposes, it can double as an entry door platform to scrub sand and dirt off shoes before you enter the camper.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/16/u8agegu8.jpg)

Oh and serviced the chainsaw ready for next weekends camping trip
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on February 16, 2014, 06:27:53 PM
I didn't know you were Scandinavian :)
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Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 16, 2014, 06:32:01 PM

I didn't know you were Scandinavian :)
if by that you mean I like outdoor showers in pine forests..........have you been stalking me?
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Post by: Beatle on February 16, 2014, 06:36:30 PM
Only a simple project, but for $10 made a shower platform out of treated pine deck.
On the basis it's good for everything to have 2 purposes, it can double as an entry door platform to scrub sand and dirt off shoes before you enter the camper.
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/16/u8agegu8.jpg[/url])

Oh and serviced the chainsaw ready for next weekends camping trip


Shouldn't the ribs go down?.................... ;D
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Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 16, 2014, 06:37:33 PM

Shouldn't the ribs go down?.................... ;D
non slip surface:-)
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Post by: lino6 on February 16, 2014, 06:43:20 PM
Shouldn't the ribs go down?.................... ;D

Ribbed for extra pleasure??  ;D
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Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 16, 2014, 06:47:34 PM

Ribbed for extra pleasure??  ;D
lol foot massage
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Post by: broncos11 on February 16, 2014, 07:18:20 PM
Stripped rust off and rust proof primed boat trailer. No I can't walk or stand up due to dodgy back!!
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Post by: B&B on February 16, 2014, 08:11:39 PM
Fitted the dual batteries yesterday.http://gallery.myswag.org/gallery/v/B_amp_B/image_002.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1 (http://gallery.myswag.org/gallery/v/B_amp_B/image_002.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1)
Jetcrew's 80 amp hour AGM sitting where the original cranker was.
New cranker between the guard and the AGM.
just the cranker connected atm, will hook up using the Traxide USC160 tomorrow.
 ;D
Still can't work out how to insert the actual pic from my gallery...  ???
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Post by: kylarama on February 16, 2014, 08:38:49 PM
Gave a new set of wheels a coat of paint.

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/Mobile%20Uploads/20140216_195200_zpsntmaenuh.jpg) (http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140216_195200_zpsntmaenuh.jpg.html)

$15 from the op shop.

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Post by: Swannie on February 17, 2014, 11:49:42 AM
Gave a new set of wheels a coat of paint.

([url]http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/Mobile%20Uploads/20140216_195200_zpsntmaenuh.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140216_195200_zpsntmaenuh.jpg.html[/url])

$15 from the op shop.

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That is cool
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Post by: Chippy76 on February 18, 2014, 03:23:23 PM
Not today, but on the weekend I made this. It will soon go up on the roof, after I have made a cupola for it to sit on. The question is, do I paint it or do I leave it rusty ???

Cheers Chippy :D
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Post by: D4D on February 18, 2014, 03:36:53 PM
Looks great rusty :cup:
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Post by: B&B on February 18, 2014, 03:40:32 PM
Looks great rusty :cup:
Once you paint it you will need to do it again in the future, so I'm for rusty as well.
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 18, 2014, 03:46:45 PM
Once you paint it you will need to do it again in the future, so I'm for rusty as well.

x3 leave it like that
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Post by: noel_w on February 18, 2014, 04:36:37 PM

Quote
Not today, but on the weekend I made this. It will soon go up on the roof, after I have made a cupola for it to sit on. The question is, do I paint it or do I leave it rusty
You could always paint it with rust coloured paint, best of both worlds....  :laugh:
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Post by: Brumbypt on February 18, 2014, 06:16:02 PM
paint it, yes paint it..


If you collect your water for drinking etc, then the rust from the wind vein will leak into your water tank and if its a gal tank it will make it rust quicker too.

if your tank is poly then when you drink the water it will make you sick, too sick to go to your man cave...

so paint it...






Peter,
iPad with IOS 7.0.4 using Tapatalk HD



(Warning disclaimer:- the above may or may not be true, as I made it up so just paint it..)
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Post by: Brumbypt on February 18, 2014, 06:17:00 PM
I started to pull apart the storage room so I can expand my workshop..


Peter,
iPad with IOS 7.0.4 using Tapatalk HD
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Post by: Swannie on February 18, 2014, 06:34:10 PM
rusty
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Post by: staghornflat on February 18, 2014, 08:23:22 PM
Chrome   >:D :cheers:
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Post by: Crisp Image on February 19, 2014, 07:16:27 AM
Clear Coat it.
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Post by: Chippy76 on February 19, 2014, 09:14:14 AM
Im going to leave it rusty and just clear coat it ... I like the look of the rust :D

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: noel_w on February 19, 2014, 09:35:06 AM
Im going to leave it rusty and just clear coat it ... I like the look of the rust :D

Cheers Chippy :D
You going into production Chippy?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Chippy76 on February 19, 2014, 09:41:57 AM
Hell no .... it was all cut with an angle grinder , hacksaw and file .... too much work to make money out of!

Cheers Chippy :D
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Post by: Dkirk on February 22, 2014, 01:47:37 PM
Wash and polish for tomorrows ride
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Post by: achjimmy on February 22, 2014, 02:08:00 PM
Nice Guzzi.  :cheers:
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Post by: timetogo on February 22, 2014, 04:43:15 PM
more painting of the bathroom, we now have a working toilet as well, it's getting close to finished so will soon be able to show off the finished product, in pictures that is.

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Post by: nbd73 on February 22, 2014, 06:54:04 PM
Fitted 250w solar panel to roof of GS, now to route cables and install (yet to arrive) regulator + connection for existing 160w portable panel.
(http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s584/Nigel_Donaldson/Goldstream%20Photos/GSPics201029_zpsb8a2a3fd.jpg)
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Post by: Brett B on February 22, 2014, 08:36:59 PM
Refurb my B/inlaws swivel hubs on his 80 today
Hate the smell of gear oil  >:D
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Post by: Swannie on February 22, 2014, 08:48:47 PM
Refurb my B/inlaws swivel hubs on his 80 today
Hate the smell of gear oil  >:D

Nice work mate, gonna do mine soon.

Swannie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on February 22, 2014, 08:51:40 PM
Nice work mate, gonna do mine soon.

Swannie
Yes l need to do mine to
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 23, 2014, 06:16:11 AM
All I did was pull out the Mallee Tracks and snatch strap, so we can take my 90 year old Mum 4 wheeling at Rainbow and D.I. this morning.

I know I won't need 'em, but to keep the wife quiet, its just easier to take the stuff.
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Post by: Rob C on February 23, 2014, 08:35:18 PM
Fitted water tank gauges to the two tanks.
Turned out really good.

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Post by: gunna on February 23, 2014, 09:16:50 PM
Wired in a new winch in the old girl
 :cheers:
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Post by: jclures on February 23, 2014, 09:47:02 PM
Finished making a plug and play wiring loom for a LS1 V8 to fit into duggies VR ute. Nothing nicer to here the v8 come to life, on the first crank, all the gauges  work and I can still run my tech 2 service tool on it.
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 23, 2014, 09:52:53 PM
Fitted water tank gauges to the two tanks.
Turned out really good.

What sort did you fit, looking for one for my tank

GG
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Post by: Rob C on February 24, 2014, 08:28:02 AM
What sort did you fit, looking for one for my tank

GG

Fitted the RV unit. Easy to install once I found the right angle drill chuck!! bit tight under the camper.
All good, really works OK in the shed. Will know more after I go camping at the weekend.

Rob


Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on February 24, 2014, 07:13:12 PM
Still working on shrinking the storage room. Well the room is almost finsihed. Just need linning..
Now we are going through all the boxes in order to throw almost everything out.

It means I will gain an extra bay to work on trailers. so thats 4m x 7, cool hey..

lots of work to do still.

Peter,
iPad with IOS 7.0.6 using Tapatalk HD
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bill on February 24, 2014, 07:25:22 PM
Finished making a plug and play wiring loom for a LS1 V8 to fit into duggies VR ute. Nothing nicer to here the v8 come to life, on the first crank, all the gauges  work and I can still run my tech 2 service tool on it.
LS1? VR? Pictures?
Bill
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Post by: D4D on February 24, 2014, 07:28:26 PM
Neighbour and his son helped me move the treadmill from the spare room back out to the garage. It was moved from the garage to the spare room 2 years ago and was never used. I can see a pattern forming here...
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Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 24, 2014, 07:29:40 PM

Neighbour and his son helped me move the treadmill from the spare room back out to the garage. It was moved from the garage to the spare room 2 years ago and was never used. I can see a pattern forming here...
just imagine how much fitter and healthier you must be....
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Post by: lino6 on February 24, 2014, 07:32:07 PM
Neighbour and his son helped me move the treadmill from the spare room back out to the garage. It was moved from the garage to the spare room 2 years ago and was never used. I can see a pattern forming here...

Weights session?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on February 24, 2014, 07:37:36 PM
Weights session?

Yup, bastard thing is an awkward 3 man lift, but I am not allowed to sell it ::)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on February 24, 2014, 07:45:18 PM
Yup, bastard thing is an awkward 3 man lift, but I am not allowed to sell it ::)

Shame, might have had a buyer for it!

If you moved it weekly you could get cardio and weights!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on February 24, 2014, 07:47:29 PM
If it doesn't get used in the next 3 months it is going on the nature strip.
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Post by: achjimmy on February 24, 2014, 07:54:53 PM
If it doesn't get used in the next 3 months it is going on the nature strip.

Careful setting precedent like that!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: noel_w on February 24, 2014, 08:49:14 PM
Had an old crappy drill sitting around with two battery packs dead. Also had an anderson plug I pulled off a dead UPS. At "huge cost to myself" I did the following...
Now works off a 12V battery but must remember why it sat around for so long...  It's still a crappy drill but now an operational crappy drill.

Please excuse the foot, too lazy to edit piccie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 24, 2014, 09:00:10 PM

Had an old crappy drill sitting around with two battery packs dead. Also had an anderson plug I pulled off a dead UPS. At "huge cost to myself" I did the following...
Now works off a 12V battery but must remember why I sat around for so long...  It's still a crappy drill but now an operational crappy drill.

Please excuse the foot, too lazy to edit piccie
what a cracker idea.
I'm just about to throw one out the same and buy a new one to have in my CT.  Love your work!!!
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Post by: noel_w on February 24, 2014, 09:03:25 PM
Can write up a thread if you are interested in how I did it
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Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 24, 2014, 09:04:17 PM

Can write up a thread if you are interested in how I did it
that'd be great, thnx
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on February 24, 2014, 09:05:52 PM
that'd be great, thnx

x2. I got an old Royobi to play with!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pog on February 24, 2014, 09:06:07 PM
Can write up a thread if you are interested in how I did it

I have a really good Makita, but the batteries are rooted, so this looks like a way I can get a bit more use out of the old girl.

I am keen to see how you did this.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: noel_w on February 24, 2014, 09:06:14 PM
Give me a while to shrink the photos. Will post it in the Electrical thread at great risk to my life.  :laugh:
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Post by: Pog on February 24, 2014, 09:14:24 PM
Tonight I modified my 2 x 1.00mtr Led light strips and made up an additional 4 x 50cm light strips to have in the camper, toolbox kitchen and annexe.

I have fitted merit plugs to all of them and some quick connect plugs at the light end, so the cable can be disconnected from the light.

I used clear heat shrink to hold some 10mm rare earth magnets onto the Ally channel so they will stock to the poles or camper. I am about to just on evilbay and grab another of these flood lights. I have one in cool white, this one is warm white.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/221361049094?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/221361049094?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649)

I also popped around to Smartyingreens place to get some photos of his stone guard on his Cameron Camper. I am thinking of re-doing mine on the Challenge as I am not convinced that the protection I have is good enough for rocky roads. I am good mates with an alluminium fabricator and an upholster, and they both love beer and cash.... :cup: :cheers:
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Post by: B&B on February 24, 2014, 10:01:46 PM
Give me a while to shrink the photos. Will post it in the Electrical thread at great risk to my life.  :laugh:
Excellent!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: noel_w on February 24, 2014, 10:04:26 PM
Give me a while to shrink the photos. Will post it in the Electrical thread at great risk to my life.  :laugh:

Post there for all to laugh at. :cheers: :cheers:


http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=35502.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=35502.0)
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Post by: oldmate on February 24, 2014, 10:06:27 PM
Post there for all to laugh at. :cheers: :cheers:

Done well mate  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 25, 2014, 06:31:22 AM
x2. I got an old Royobi to play with!




l have a 9v unit that kicks ass running on 12 V  . A handy toy to play with    :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on February 25, 2014, 06:42:48 AM
If it doesn't get used in the next 3 months it is going on the nature strip.
Sounds like ours, the dog has used it more than us ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on February 25, 2014, 08:59:13 AM
why cant you go outside and go for a walk?


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Dkirk on February 25, 2014, 12:38:06 PM
Fitted a Tekonsha P3 brake controller to the Triton
removed the cigarette lighter plug and put the harness through, will relocate the outlet later.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gowalkabout on February 25, 2014, 06:28:59 PM
Got sick of my air hoses kicking around loose in the draws. So made a little carry bag that fits both hoses and gauge :)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y423/gowalkabout/canvas/1F7DD825-E7FB-4348-BA9F-287A6B6B603A_zpsexyrgotg.jpg) (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gowalkabout/media/canvas/1F7DD825-E7FB-4348-BA9F-287A6B6B603A_zpsexyrgotg.jpg.html)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y423/gowalkabout/canvas/2E0E8DEF-A72B-4375-80CF-9853BECFE435_zpsr8tgotks.jpg) (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gowalkabout/media/canvas/2E0E8DEF-A72B-4375-80CF-9853BECFE435_zpsr8tgotks.jpg.html)
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Post by: Black Diamond on February 25, 2014, 06:35:56 PM
Got sick of my air hoses kicking around loose in the draws. So made a little carry bag that fits both hoses and gauge :)

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y423/gowalkabout/canvas/1F7DD825-E7FB-4348-BA9F-287A6B6B603A_zpsexyrgotg.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gowalkabout/media/canvas/1F7DD825-E7FB-4348-BA9F-287A6B6B603A_zpsexyrgotg.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y423/gowalkabout/canvas/2E0E8DEF-A72B-4375-80CF-9853BECFE435_zpsr8tgotks.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gowalkabout/media/canvas/2E0E8DEF-A72B-4375-80CF-9853BECFE435_zpsr8tgotks.jpg.html[/url])
Very nifti but the question is how long did it take to get in there :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nbd73 on February 25, 2014, 06:36:44 PM
Got sick of my air hoses kicking around loose in the draws. So made a little carry bag that fits both hoses and gauge :)

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y423/gowalkabout/canvas/1F7DD825-E7FB-4348-BA9F-287A6B6B603A_zpsexyrgotg.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gowalkabout/media/canvas/1F7DD825-E7FB-4348-BA9F-287A6B6B603A_zpsexyrgotg.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y423/gowalkabout/canvas/2E0E8DEF-A72B-4375-80CF-9853BECFE435_zpsr8tgotks.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gowalkabout/media/canvas/2E0E8DEF-A72B-4375-80CF-9853BECFE435_zpsr8tgotks.jpg.html[/url])

That's really neat. If you send that to one of the camping mags you will probably win a prize. Nothing to lose. I like it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gowalkabout on February 25, 2014, 06:46:28 PM
Very nifti but the question is how long did it take to get in there :)

I made it to be a loose fit (19cm across) so fits in very easy and made to stand up in my outback draws.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Spada on February 25, 2014, 07:51:32 PM
Got sick of my air hoses kicking around loose in the draws. So made a little carry bag that fits both hoses and gauge :)

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y423/gowalkabout/canvas/1F7DD825-E7FB-4348-BA9F-287A6B6B603A_zpsexyrgotg.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gowalkabout/media/canvas/1F7DD825-E7FB-4348-BA9F-287A6B6B603A_zpsexyrgotg.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y423/gowalkabout/canvas/2E0E8DEF-A72B-4375-80CF-9853BECFE435_zpsr8tgotks.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gowalkabout/media/canvas/2E0E8DEF-A72B-4375-80CF-9853BECFE435_zpsr8tgotks.jpg.html[/url])


are you taking orders  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gordo350 on February 25, 2014, 08:03:03 PM
i made a kitchen for my man cave so that swmbo is allowed in
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Turbojohn on February 25, 2014, 08:12:22 PM
i made a kitchen for y man cave so that swmbo is allowed in
I like! :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gowalkabout on February 25, 2014, 08:21:07 PM
are you taking orders  :cup:

If anyone is after one shoot me a pm and I'm sure we could work something out I will need to work out what it costs me. But could do custom sizes to fit depth of your draws if need be.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: duggie on February 25, 2014, 08:28:00 PM
LS1? VR? Pictures?
Bill


I have been working on a new project for a while now and brother John ( Jclures ) has made up a plug and play loom for this project. This took some time as John wanted to be able to plug in the GM TECH 2 SCAN TOOL and have the engine diagnostic display up and working.

I came across a VX SS Commodore as a wreck and bought it some time ago and when I fitted a VR Commodore 4.9 litre V8 into my son in laws GQ Nissan Wagon last year, I inherited  a fairly tidy VR Commodore ute.

So I started a new project, LS1 5.7 litre V8 powered VR Commodore, when finished the ute will become my daily drive and at times the tug for my Trackabout Camp Trailer.

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore001.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore001.jpg.html)

LS1 ready to fit in the ute

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore002.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore002.jpg.html)

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore005.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore005.jpg.html)

Engine attached to the overhead gantry, up and away.

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore006.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore006.jpg.html)

Going Going

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore009.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore009.jpg.html)

Gone

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore013.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore013.jpg.html)

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore015.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/LS1%20powered%20VR%20Commodore%20Ute/LS1intoVRCommodore015.jpg.html)

LS1 5.7 Litre Engine and 4 Speed auto gearbox bolted up into the VR Commodore ute.

Now the fun begins with the fitting of everything else.

cheers duggie.

PS thank brother John for all the work you have done with the wiring. :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bill on February 26, 2014, 06:27:52 AM
Looks good duggie.
I have swapped many engines in my time but never installed one up through the bottom.
Bill
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on February 26, 2014, 08:39:34 AM
Still in the process of reorganising, cleaning and changing the whole workshop around.

Yesty I bought a garden tool hanging tool, so I finally have them sorted out and looking tidy. Almost.

Today its the paint and Oil n grease sections.

dunno where to put my muddies though, they are a pain, might have to throw them out... hahahahha No way..


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 26, 2014, 02:45:46 PM
Looks good duggie.
I have swapped many engines in my time but never installed one up through the bottom.
Bill

Just what I was thinking, he stuck it in the wrong hole.  :D

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: duggie on February 26, 2014, 04:09:24 PM
Just what I was thinking, he stuck it in the wrong hole.  :D

Right hole just different way of doing things, this style of engine fittment is quite common with commodores as the K-frame ,steering ,engine and gearbox are all bolted up and it it a straight lift, not trying to angle the engine/gear box in. Plus I was not sure of the fit and by doing it this way I had better control and vision of the install.

Works for me. ;D

cheers duggie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bill on February 26, 2014, 07:01:38 PM
Right hole just different way of doing things, this style of engine fittment is quite common with commodores as the K-frame ,steering ,engine and gearbox are all bolted up and it it a straight lift, not trying to angle the engine/gear box in. Plus I was not sure of the fit and by doing it this way I had better control and vision of the install.

Works for me. ;D

cheers duggie
Makes perfect sense to me.
Bill
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: grizzly on March 01, 2014, 05:39:30 PM
Spada.
That carry bag is gold  :cup:  any chance of a pattern or dimensions to assist those of that era a little challenged ???
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on March 01, 2014, 06:47:48 PM
I want your shed, duggie..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on March 01, 2014, 11:51:22 PM
St earthed changing over the old Narva tail lights on the Heaslip for the new LED Narva version.

Almost plug and play, just a different location for the hole to feed through the wires.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on March 01, 2014, 11:57:59 PM
Had to drill out the rivets attaching the internal skin to the drop down tail gate, so as to fit the wires for the tail lights.

Discovered a fair bit of rust on the  inside of the outside skin and on the bottom cross member of the tail gate.  No doubt due to continual condensation, there was even some in there today. Nothing entirely unexpected given the age of my trusty home.

Anyway, will do a door frame repair and paint the inside with white gal primer after Easter.  Might also enclose some packs of silica To absorb moisture from the air.  Anyway, all good for the moment.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: firecracker on March 02, 2014, 04:51:32 AM
I have'nt got over Duggie's SHED YET  :cheers: ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: swanny on March 02, 2014, 06:24:09 AM
Got drunk with a few mates.... ;D ;D ;D ;D

Swanny  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on March 02, 2014, 07:54:20 AM
I have nearly finished the storage room and moving all my benches around to free up a shed bay to allow me to work on trailers etc without having to put my car out all the time.


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on March 03, 2014, 06:35:00 PM
fixed a bend "D" shackle that I found somewhere.


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on March 03, 2014, 07:14:50 PM
Replaced the starter motor on the other halfs Ford territory what mongrel to get to needed an extra joint in my arm between my elbow and wrist  >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 07, 2014, 01:03:31 PM
Finally started a tyre carrier for the camper. Probably be another 12 months before I finish it.

Shane.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on March 07, 2014, 06:45:52 PM
Changed the drivers door of the wifes VZ commodore.

Ya have to change the doors every 50,000 kms, is that right?


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on March 07, 2014, 10:01:38 PM
Changed the drivers door of the wifes VZ commodore.

Ya have to change the doors every 50,000 kms, is that right?


Peter,
iPad with IOS 7.0.6 using Tapatalk HD

Yeah that's right, but wait for the new gen of Holden's, it will be every 20000 Km's. You will think yourself lucky.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nbd73 on March 08, 2014, 02:00:33 AM
Fitted GROM USB kit to cruiser for modern sound options and to bid CD's adieu..
Photos of install.(http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s584/Nigel_Donaldson/7march2014003_zps066ac1ba.jpg)
(http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s584/Nigel_Donaldson/7march2014001_zps4c4e717e.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on March 08, 2014, 06:32:05 AM
Fitted GROM USB kit to cruiser for modern sound options and to bid CD's adieu..
Photos of install.([url]http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s584/Nigel_Donaldson/7march2014003_zps066ac1ba.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s584/Nigel_Donaldson/7march2014001_zps4c4e717e.jpg[/url])
gees mate, looks like a bomb went off under your dash board  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 08, 2014, 07:08:48 AM
What's the bet he has an annoying and un-locatable dash rattle for the rest of time.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: dungee on March 08, 2014, 07:10:53 AM
Made some moonshine in the home cafe
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uX0opeYL3hg/UoeGmUfsRKI/AAAAAAAAii4/zMBCo-yfEVM/s1024/IMG_2678.jpg)

94%, thats not bad
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bsOgXApvu7c/UoeHNJxk8UI/AAAAAAAAijQ/QsPG3l9T3h0/s800/IMG_2682.jpg)

The product
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E0AiWSPt4cQ/UoeHfBWDYWI/AAAAAAAAijY/3dMmXl8Pnrk/s800/IMG_2683.jpg)

Bourbon and banana liqueur in the making
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qSmcke9Uc6o/UoeIlAQL-WI/AAAAAAAAikA/CPat50RyWWQ/s1024/IMG_2705.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on March 08, 2014, 07:11:13 AM
What's the bet he has an annoying and un-locatable dash rattle for the rest of time.  ;D
there has to be an earing in there somewhere  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 08, 2014, 07:16:09 AM
there has to be an earing in there somewhere  :cup:

It'll be his too....  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: MarkGU on March 08, 2014, 07:19:39 AM
It'll be his too....  :D
and is the other one still in the closet?  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 08, 2014, 07:25:18 AM
and is the other one still in the closet?  :laugh:

or the boyfriends place....  ;D

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kiwipride on March 08, 2014, 08:18:53 AM
Made some moonshine in the home cafe
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uX0opeYL3hg/UoeGmUfsRKI/AAAAAAAAii4/zMBCo-yfEVM/s1024/IMG_2678.jpg)

94%, thats not bad
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bsOgXApvu7c/UoeHNJxk8UI/AAAAAAAAijQ/QsPG3l9T3h0/s800/IMG_2682.jpg)

The product
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E0AiWSPt4cQ/UoeHfBWDYWI/AAAAAAAAijY/3dMmXl8Pnrk/s800/IMG_2683.jpg)

Bourbon and banana liqueur in the making
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qSmcke9Uc6o/UoeIlAQL-WI/AAAAAAAAikA/CPat50RyWWQ/s1024/IMG_2705.jpg)

Awesome set up! Where did you get that distiller from?
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: dungee on March 08, 2014, 10:35:18 AM
All home brew stores sell them, you can make your own but you need to have the spare time.  If you get one be sure to read the instructions re discarding the initial output.  Of course I use mine to distil water for the coffee machine in the background...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nbd73 on March 08, 2014, 10:38:56 AM
What's the bet he has an annoying and un-locatable dash rattle for the rest of time.  ;D

Haven't been out to disprove this theory JC, but what I can tell you is that when I was about to put the last piece of the stereo cover back together I noticed 2 screws left over on the centre console...
(http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s584/Nigel_Donaldson/homerdoh_zps82e273d0.jpg)

So no no need for me to describe what happened next...
(http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s584/Nigel_Donaldson/homercrying_zps45e82a6c.jpg)
After which I got back on the tools and finished my masterpiece of engineering and ingenuity!!
(http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s584/Nigel_Donaldson/homertools_zps78ce0de8.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nbd73 on March 08, 2014, 10:42:12 AM
or the boyfriends place....  ;D
Fair go lads, I swear I must have haunted the pair of you in another life to warrant this tirade ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 08, 2014, 10:59:18 AM
Fair go lads, I swear I must have haunted the pair of you in another life to warrant this tirade ;D ;D

Nah, I think we were just bored and you looked like an easy target...which you are...  ;D

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kiwipride on March 08, 2014, 05:37:39 PM
All home brew stores sell them, you can make your own but you need to have the spare time.  If you get one be sure to read the instructions re discarding the initial output.  Of course I use mine to distil water for the coffee machine in the background...
Of course :)


All home brew stores sell them, you can make your own but you need to have the spare time.  If you get one be sure to read the instructions re discarding the initial output.  Of course I use mine to distil water for the coffee machine in the background...

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on March 11, 2014, 09:06:09 AM
Moved a few things around so the new carpet & underlay would cover the floor . So much nicer to have something soft under foot  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: gordo350 on March 11, 2014, 09:45:13 AM


gordo350
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bird on March 11, 2014, 09:58:43 AM
Tried to clean out and re-arrange mine yesterday, and found a whole lot of stuff to sell/get rid of... Tent, rooftop bag, lamp, coleman hotwater system etc..

Setup the Southern Cross tent for the first time in about 6-7years, and forgot how big their largest awning really is... Left it up for a few hours while doing other stuff.. Also forgot how stable the flaming thing is!

But humidity hit about 5003290823498230498203498023984029384023984098% by lunchtime, so everything but the tent just got thrown back inside the shed and left tent for a while..

Then hour or 2 later, it started spitting rain, so panic mode to pack up the tent and kicked the shizzle out of my big toe on the side of the door frame on the shed rushing inside... The rain lasted about 4 mins, and wouldn't have fully wet a postage stamp...

Now stumbling with a shagged trotter.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: RLI on March 11, 2014, 10:56:09 AM

FINALLY GOT AROUND TO CLEAN UP MY GARAGE!

Regards,

RLI
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nickandbron on March 11, 2014, 11:14:22 AM
All home brew stores sell them, you can make your own but you need to have the spare time.  If you get one be sure to read the instructions re discarding the initial output.  Of course I use mine to distil water for the coffee machine in the background...
Nice VBM, someone takes espresso pretty seriously!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on March 11, 2014, 11:55:38 AM
Kiwopride  How is the Bootleg Bath Tub Gin going . Can you run your car on it  ??? :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: swanny on March 12, 2014, 07:41:20 AM
Cleaned her out and rearranged it in readiness for the TV that's on the way  :cup:.....intend to mount it on a swivel mount, that way I can watch the footy with the boys on the weekends, and also spin it around to catch the cricket over summer, all while still being able to tinker away on my bits and pieces.  :cup: :cup:

Swanny :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Nomad on March 12, 2014, 07:46:48 PM
Yep......I have a tv in the garage sitting on top of the beer fridge and its awesome to be able to watch while doing shed stuff and also pulling out the camp chairs and watching sport and drinking beer with mates. Best idea I had when building was putting a tv antenna point in the garage.

Cheers Nomad.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Pog on March 12, 2014, 08:17:13 PM
X 2 for a TV in the shed. The only problem is that I tend to stand there and watch it, and never get to and finish whatever it is that I start..
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bird on March 12, 2014, 08:53:27 PM
Made a new false floor for the GU for day trips. Will have fridge slide mounted to it and on other side trying to figure out a box to take the chainsaw and fuel etc in...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: paceman on March 13, 2014, 02:48:55 PM
Made a new false floor for the GU for day trips. Will have fridge slide mounted to it and on other side trying to figure out a box to take the chainsaw and fuel etc in...

pics?  materials?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: edz on March 13, 2014, 03:30:13 PM
Resurected the preasure washer, yeah I know easier just to go buy another, but with the aid of grampa google and U tube .. Woohoo !!! success, up and running with preasure again only at the cost of a broken toe ... Note to self not to wear chinese safety boots when around water and solid posts . ouch .
Good thing beer relieves pain . ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Spada on March 16, 2014, 03:25:59 PM
Had a sheet of ABS plastic that work was going to throw away..........

(http://i61.tinypic.com/1z1tkdh.jpg)

Also had a vacant space between the front seats in the 70 series......

(http://i58.tinypic.com/nqogmr.jpg)

Cut the plastic to size, heated it in the oven and bent it to shape............

(http://i59.tinypic.com/4qpge0.jpg)

Glued it all together...................

(http://i62.tinypic.com/209ka35.jpg)

Covered it with carpet and stuck it in place, hey presto....extra space to put stuff.
Total cost, $15.  ;D

(http://i58.tinypic.com/16jr7de.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on March 16, 2014, 03:33:49 PM
That's pretty impressive Spada :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on March 16, 2014, 03:40:16 PM
That's pretty impressive Spada :cup:
x2 that's top stuff mate :cup: how did you secure it?
:cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on March 16, 2014, 06:54:34 PM
Had a sheet of ABS plastic that work was going to throw away..........

([url]http://i61.tinypic.com/1z1tkdh.jpg[/url])

Also had a vacant space between the front seats in the 70 series......

([url]http://i58.tinypic.com/nqogmr.jpg[/url])

Cut the plastic to size, heated it in the oven and bent it to shape............

([url]http://i59.tinypic.com/4qpge0.jpg[/url])

Glued it all together...................

([url]http://i62.tinypic.com/209ka35.jpg[/url])

Covered it with carpet and stuck it in place, hey presto....extra space to put stuff.
Total cost, $15.  ;D

([url]http://i58.tinypic.com/16jr7de.jpg[/url])


Nice work :-)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Spada on March 16, 2014, 07:42:10 PM
x2 that's top stuff mate :cup: how did you secure it?
:cheers:

Cheers, Thanks.

Cause the base is moulded to the tunnel, it just sits there. But just to be sure, I put some stick-on Velcro hooks on the bottom that latch onto the floor carpet.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: martyst on March 16, 2014, 09:07:26 PM
Started prep for mounting a bike rack to the drawbar of camper. Now to find a welder with some spare time.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nbd73 on March 16, 2014, 11:26:43 PM
SFA, and proud of it. But helped BIL build a bunnings cheapo zinc alum shed 1.5x0.8x2.0
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Steffo1 on March 18, 2014, 01:13:45 PM
Well, I've just stopped for some tucker after commencing the assembling of some pieces of store bought DIY furniture. Not Ikea but close to a dead ringer copy.
The trouble with the items I have to put together is that the instructions are schematic only, drawn by a 4 year old in some remote Chineses province using a piece of charcoal ???
So much for my alcohol free week I was intending >:(
Steve
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: paceman on March 18, 2014, 01:36:37 PM
Cheers, Thanks.

Cause the base is moulded to the tunnel, it just sits there. But just to be sure, I put some stick-on Velcro hooks on the bottom that latch onto the floor carpet.

looks the goods, mate. 

what temp did you have it in the oven and for how long?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Spada on March 18, 2014, 04:19:46 PM
looks the goods, mate. 

what temp did you have it in the oven and for how long?

I just put the oven on full whack and waited until the plastic went floppy. Took about 10 minutes.

I put the plastic on a sheet of baking paper in a baking tray, and also heated a second tray at the same time.

Once the plastic was soft enough, I used the second tray as a lid, which kept the plastic warm and soft while I carried it up to the shed. Then just grab the baking paper by the ends and sit the plastic in place. Still had to manipulate the shape a bit, but I used a wet chux to push it into shape and cool the plastic.

The plastic I used came from underneath a photocopier that we had replaced at work. It's about 4mm thick.

Now I'm looking at what else I can make out of the left overs ?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: edz on March 18, 2014, 05:17:23 PM
Turned the bloody place inside outand upside down for about 2 hrs trying to find a 12v transformer unit, found the leads that were with it when it was last used but its gonskies Vanished  ... Bugger !!
Give it six months and I'll be looking for a left handed srewdriver or something and it will be right where I put it months ago ..LOL.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on March 18, 2014, 07:48:39 PM
Started prep for mounting a bike rack to the drawbar of camper. Now to find a welder with some spare time.


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 I have a welder, not much spare time at the moment though, want sort of hurry are you in?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: pedrogb on March 19, 2014, 09:04:07 AM
Hi all
Have been on this for a while, a wood working bench to replace a much smaller one.
I need to cut the mortises in the top to fit it, and then fit the leg vise.
Buying a camper and playing with that has slowed my progress.
Good fun
Pedro
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Kangaron on March 19, 2014, 10:42:36 AM
Cleaned it out, now to start filling it up again.



Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nick 08 on March 19, 2014, 07:52:32 PM
Drunk beer   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: noel_w on March 19, 2014, 10:00:10 PM
Cleaned it out, now to start filling it up again.
When can I move in?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on March 20, 2014, 07:18:25 PM
Hi all
Have been on this for a while, a wood working bench to replace a much smaller one.
I need to cut the mortises in the top to fit it, and then fit the leg vise.
Buying a camper and playing with that has slowed my progress.
Good fun
Pedro
A beautiful looking bench... Reminds me that I have 2 I been working on for years, as soon as the new shed goes up I will be back into them.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on March 23, 2014, 11:21:37 AM
Did u do the floor and whats involved in the process, how much did it cost and where do ya get the gear from to do it???

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/bnk081/5156D57B-B57A-4E65-9AEA-9126797E8E1B-595-0000009988E617A1_zps94525692.jpg)
Sorry for the late reply Brumbypt Not sure how I missed the notification ???. 
I did this myself with a kit.
The garage floor is painted with epoxy floor paint from
http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/epoxyshield/professional-floor-coating/ (http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/epoxyshield/professional-floor-coating/)
Painting the garage floor was easy, it only took an hour. But like all other jobs that involve paint the hardest and most time consuming part was the preparation.
Every crack was ground out, filled and then the concrete was ground flat. It was acid washed twice and left to dry for 4 weeks.
Total perpetration took around 2 months.
The paint is a little fussy and needs to be mixed correctly and left to cure for a certain time frame depending on the temperature, and must be painted before the epoxy goes off (drys and sets rock hard).
The paint is around 2 yrs old in that photo and is still perfect. No paint peeling from hot tyre pick up, and is very easy to keep clean.
The kit was $250 from memory, I bought it from the local paint shop. The other bits and pieces like acid wash, concrete grinder hire, crack fillers, brushes, rollers etc etc etc etc bought it up to around $700.
Keep clear of the cheaper water based epoxy kits.
cheers Campa
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on March 23, 2014, 12:10:33 PM

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/bnk081/494801a8-5efe-4388-a790-3570c7a5ea21_zpsf3e2c35b.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/bnk081/media/494801a8-5efe-4388-a790-3570c7a5ea21_zpsf3e2c35b.jpg.html)
Not in the garage but close by!
I'm cleaning the bird poo off the camper after returning from Rainbow Beach.
Please ignore my photo bombing daughter!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Crisp Image on March 23, 2014, 02:14:59 PM
This is what I did.
Got my solar panel from Mandrake this week and wired it up. Testing at the moment.

Sent from a thing that can't spell

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on March 23, 2014, 02:19:31 PM
([url]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/bnk081/494801a8-5efe-4388-a790-3570c7a5ea21_zpsf3e2c35b.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/bnk081/media/494801a8-5efe-4388-a790-3570c7a5ea21_zpsf3e2c35b.jpg.html[/url])
Not in the garage but close by!


Nice hedge :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on March 23, 2014, 02:55:45 PM
([url]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/bnk081/494801a8-5efe-4388-a790-3570c7a5ea21_zpsf3e2c35b.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/bnk081/media/494801a8-5efe-4388-a790-3570c7a5ea21_zpsf3e2c35b.jpg.html[/url])
Please ignore my photo bombing daughter!
Lol what a classic :cup:

:cheers: BD
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on March 23, 2014, 03:10:43 PM
Lol what a classic :cup:

:cheers: BD

Lucky she's cute hey  :cup:

Nice hedge :)

Thanks D4D.  Im a little OCD with my garden. :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Foo on March 23, 2014, 03:15:09 PM
I gave my dog a hair cut.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 23, 2014, 04:26:27 PM
Kids and animals, you can't compete can you!!! :cheers: :cup: ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 23, 2014, 05:14:44 PM
Not exactly man cave, but put in plenty of hours on the boat.

On-board automated fire system removed, so I can get to the hot water system, then realise, that won't come out with the floor still in and only the hatch open, bugger it.

Remove most of the rear seating area, so I can lift the main floor. Then find out, its too heavy for one to do, so grab a mate and bingo, floor out.

Undo hot water system, but stuffed if I could work out how to release, the hot and cold fitting.  ???

A plumber at the marina sorted that bit and it was dead easy, once ya knew how.

Hot water out and start cleaning the engine room and bilge etc. Now, I might have gone a touch overboard here (marine joke) as I ended doing a spray and wipe job on everything in there, floor, walls, pipe work, you name it, I've cleaned it.

Now I just gotta wait for the new one to arrive and put it all back together next week-end. Yabba Dabba do.....  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on March 23, 2014, 06:07:15 PM
Yesterday:

Fitted a second jockey wheel mount to the opposite (drivers) side of the draw bar.

Removed the tailgate.
Repaired the tear in the rear cross frame of the camper from the seized tailgate hinge.
Removed and repaired the hinge & cleaned and lubed all 3 hinges.
Flipped the repaired hinge and 'flipped' it, so the tail gate can be partially slid off, to lube the shafts.
Fitted a stop to preclude the tailgate being completely removed.

Tailgate now operating 'smooth as'.  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Ynot on March 23, 2014, 07:16:53 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/23/ybuvahu2.jpg)
Just another coat or two on top and give the sides a couple of coats and the missus can throw a few lounges up there.
I know it is only a little deck but size doesn't matter...


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Sami on March 23, 2014, 08:26:12 PM
its not about the size mate.. thats a good looking deck. hope many people get to sit on your deck ;)  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: DRB120 on March 23, 2014, 08:44:54 PM
Mate that deck looks great.

Always nice to see a project come to life. Im sure you will enjoy many day out there.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 24, 2014, 03:49:52 PM
Nothing wrong with a little deck......  :angel:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on March 24, 2014, 03:56:26 PM
Nothing wrong with ya deck mate
http://youtu.be/QQ7Ue5emo6I (http://youtu.be/QQ7Ue5emo6I)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: JCAT on March 24, 2014, 05:03:59 PM
Been working on my slide out pantry over the last week or two.

Settled on this combination for now. Cost less than $100 to do the lot. Cut down on weight by removing some of the wood and the support legs (very heavy). Got the idea from the Lifestyle stand at the show. The 'L' acts as a guide for the drawers to slide along, the flat bar acts as a cantilever to stop the drawer from tipping out or hitting my cutlery drawer.

At least a few hundred dollars cheaper than the drawer slides. Will give it a decent test over Easter.

(http://jandcfritzlaff.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-SCLPsTC/0/XL/CA_03191421035852-XL.jpg)

(http://jandcfritzlaff.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-HXNtqSp/0/XL/CA_03191421031238-XL.jpg)

(http://jandcfritzlaff.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-LzXjcD9/0/XL/CA_03191421002607-XL.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ozstickman on March 24, 2014, 06:20:19 PM
http://youtu.be/hkmeoYKYctw (http://youtu.be/hkmeoYKYctw)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Ynot on March 24, 2014, 08:23:53 PM
When I went to Bunnings a big rough looking guy served me and I said I want that wooden plank stuff to put down around the pool.
He was a big guy and sort of scary looking so when he said "you want decking mate!" I thought I better get a few in first so I head butted him and ran...


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ozstickman on March 24, 2014, 08:44:12 PM
When I went to Bunnings a big rough looking guy served me and I said I want that wooden plank stuff to put down around the pool.
He was a big guy and sort of scary looking so when he said "you want decking mate!" I thought I better get a few in first so I head butted him and ran...


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 :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Steffo1 on March 24, 2014, 09:08:31 PM
Well, not me but the good woman.
She remotely opened  up the door to the garage this a.m. & a koala wandered in to the place. It took her a little while to get it out.
She reckons it was a male because it wouldn't listen to her!
Can't blame it, really! ;D
Thank God I'd left earlier.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on March 24, 2014, 09:16:39 PM
Yep it's defiantly a male. It's not that it wasn't listening to her, it was already sick of the nagging so turned off its hearing. Lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: xcvator on March 25, 2014, 02:17:27 PM
I was quietly cleaning out my garage today and found a strange structure covered in dust,dirt and cobwebs, so I dusted it off and it turned out to be my 8'x4' work bench, wondered where it went  ???
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ozstickman on March 25, 2014, 02:37:39 PM
In the process of replacing a front wheel bearing on the xtrail. Problem the part won't be here till tomorrow. Everyone tells me it was ment to be a $&@#% of a job. Apart from the main nut on the drive shaft which I needed a truck wheel spanner for the rest was easy as.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on March 25, 2014, 05:58:34 PM

([url]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/bnk081/5156D57B-B57A-4E65-9AEA-9126797E8E1B-595-0000009988E617A1_zps94525692.jpg[/url])
Sorry for the late reply Brumbypt Not sure how I missed the notification ???. 
I did this myself with a kit.
The garage floor is painted with epoxy floor paint from
[url]http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/epoxyshield/professional-floor-coating/[/url] ([url]http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/epoxyshield/professional-floor-coating/[/url])
Painting the garage floor was easy, it only took an hour. But like all other jobs that involve paint the hardest and most time consuming part was the preparation.
Every crack was ground out, filled and then the concrete was ground flat. It was acid washed twice and left to dry for 4 weeks.
Total perpetration took around 2 months.
The paint is a little fussy and needs to be mixed correctly and left to cure for a certain time frame depending on the temperature, and must be painted before the epoxy goes off (drys and sets rock hard).
The paint is around 2 yrs old in that photo and is still perfect. No paint peeling from hot tyre pick up, and is very easy to keep clean.
The kit was $250 from memory, I bought it from the local paint shop. The other bits and pieces like acid wash, concrete grinder hire, crack fillers, brushes, rollers etc etc etc etc bought it up to around $700.
Keep clear of the cheaper water based epoxy kits.
cheers Campa


Thanks for this, it will not only help me but I hope several people may do this too.


The first step I need to take is grinding the concrete smoothe, I got heaps of stuff to move around so might have to do the floor in parts, total floor is 120 square m.

dont think I can stay out of the shed for 2 months.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on March 25, 2014, 06:10:44 PM
I made myself one of those recovery hitches out of an old hitch that I found lying around, I still havnt drilled the hole out for the bow shackle pin. But everything else is done.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on March 25, 2014, 06:18:44 PM
I made myself one of those recovery hitches out of an old hitch that I found lying around, I still havnt drilled the hole out for the bow shackle pin. But everything else is done.


Peter,
iPad with IOS 7.1 using Tapatalk HD

Peter, can you put a photo up when you finish it please?
Swannie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: lino6 on March 25, 2014, 06:33:48 PM
Its what I did to the man cave today, put one side of the guttering and spouting up, one side to go.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: xcvator on March 25, 2014, 06:34:01 PM
Peter, can you put a photo up when you finish it please?
Swannie
Yeah, he needs 1 real quick he keeps sliding down hills  >:D >:D :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on March 25, 2014, 06:43:05 PM
Yeah, he needs 1 real quick he keeps sliding down hills  >:D >:D :D

You are a funny man Xcvator...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on March 25, 2014, 07:41:01 PM
Came home from work slipped in to a comfy chair grabbed an Ale to check the working temp control on the Beer Fridge .
let me tell you after extensive random selection of cans it seem to be working well , though more testing is on the cards
                                                     ;D          :cup:        :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on March 25, 2014, 07:48:43 PM
Making telescopic light poles and heavey duty tent pegs  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: xcvator on March 25, 2014, 07:50:40 PM
Came home from work slipped in to a comfy chair grabbed an Ale to check the working temp control on the Beer Fridge .
let me tell you after extensive random selection of cans it seem to be working well , though more testing is on the cards
                                                     ;D          :cup:        :cheers:
It's a dirty job but some body's got to do it  :D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on March 25, 2014, 08:03:27 PM
Making telescopic light poles and heavey duty tent pegs  ;D
Geez how manynhundredscare you making mate   >:D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brett B on March 25, 2014, 09:03:32 PM
Just a couple  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Black Diamond on March 25, 2014, 09:12:40 PM
Making telescopic light poles and heavey duty tent pegs  ;D
Good boy ;)

:cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on March 25, 2014, 09:16:21 PM
Thanks for this, it will not only help me but I hope several people may do this too.


The first step I need to take is grinding the concrete smoothe, I got heaps of stuff to move around so might have to do the floor in parts, total floor is 120 square m.

dont think I can stay out of the shed for 2 months.


Peter,
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My best advise would be to do some research. This is a great place to get info on anything to do with garages.......
WARNING - it's very addictive
http://www.garagejournal.com/
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on March 25, 2014, 11:06:57 PM
Fitted the new Customline CT cover to the Heaslip.
Fits like a glove!   :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 26, 2014, 04:09:53 PM
I reco'd my fire extinguisher off the boat.

Its one of them weird things that goes off at 79c and has some whizzbang gas in it, that smells like citrus and is really good for fires around sensitive things like electrics.

Now, the base of the thing and about 3 inches up was going rusty and I was worried about it getting a pinhole leak, so I very very carefully hit it over the crook bits with a very worn flap disc and buffed all the crap, bits of rust, old paint etc. off it.

Treated it twice with corrosion rust convertor, hand sanded it, then put 2 coats of kill rust silver over it followed by 2 coats of bright red.

Looks like new now and I didn't set it off or anything stupid.   :D

Its still full and ready to roll, but a new one was gunna be $1,000 to $1,200 and I've done this one over with crap I already had in the shed and a $4.00 can of red paint.... bargain.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on March 28, 2014, 01:36:03 PM
Yesterday I found my spray gun still had 2" of white top coat in it after I sprayed the new tray the day before we went camping 3 weeks ago .. Whoops ..

So it had a major over haul and came up sweet , lucky its been raining and cool as the paint in the gun head was still liquid , only had a skin on the top of the pot .. I was able to turn it all upside down and unscrew the pot clean the gun then drain and deal with the pot ..

I guess I had so much going on that when I finished packing everything away and getting stuff ready to go away , I just forgot about it hanging there on its hook ...

then today , I've striped and cleaned the impellers of our big pressure pump that sucks from our creek .
Our water system has rain water when its raining and for about 4 or 5 days after it stops then we change over to creek water , The pump some times sucks up a few small rocks if the creek has moved the suction pipe and they get stuck in the impellers .. I heard a bucket load roar up the pipe and clunk around inside the housing the other night , so I put a small back up pump onto the tanks till I could sort the big bugger out .. Well what a job , I'll be looking for a better foot valve screen when I'm in town next ..

mmmm Must be beer time

Cheers 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on March 28, 2014, 01:54:05 PM
Couldn't do this in the 'cave'...  My first flying lesson.   8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: nedsrest on March 28, 2014, 07:29:22 PM
Put gutters on the front of the shed in anticipation of getting a water tank/s before the next wet season


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Foo on March 29, 2014, 02:26:54 PM
Gave the wifes dog a haircut today, that's the last dog.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: mrhappi on March 29, 2014, 03:45:20 PM
Cleaned the cave today. See you in 2015 broom handle.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Campa on March 29, 2014, 06:53:44 PM
Made these little grass head men with my daughter. In a weeks time they should have a bit of hair!  (http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/bnk081/15E0AA2C-B3A7-4579-827B-94FD60FEF63F-2588-000002871AD24808_zps85b1461f.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on March 29, 2014, 07:29:49 PM
fished out some old Rallye 2000 spotties i had lying about under the house, and then replaced the cheapy spotties the Nnnnnnnnn...Ford  Maverick work ute  ;) has on the bullbar. then i fished out some speakers from the shed i had in a cupboard and swapped the door speakers out aswell. had a 12V fan that was laying on the passenger floor of the ute that used to be mounted in the tray area for when the previous owners went camping and slept in the back, air con don't work in the Mav so i screwed the fan to the dash and aimed it at the drivers seat  8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: firecracker on March 30, 2014, 04:28:55 AM
Stripped the front disc calipers  (62 Jag mk10) off my Essex hot rod, then put new pistons and rubbers in them. Now ready for daughter Amy to coat them in Rustolium, think we'll go for     red. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: sol on March 30, 2014, 07:44:03 AM
Got a spare set of wheel bearings, packed them with grease and sealed them up with the old Sunbeam Vacum Sealer.
 Should have seen the look on Jens face when I used it for that. :cup:

       :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 30, 2014, 10:58:11 AM
Serviced the families pushies. My bike got a new chain and pads, stops on a dime now.

GG

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: JPH on March 30, 2014, 06:16:48 PM
With the help of my BIL who is a gas plumber I fitted a gas bayonet for the Baby Q to the Jayco today, that should make life nice and easy.  Best part is where the camper lives at home I can also utilise the bayonet fitting and have the babyQ on the deck! Handy as! I also emptied out the Jayco of unnecessary 240 v items and beach stuff from Christmas in preparation for the High Country in a week!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on March 30, 2014, 07:03:34 PM
pulled the last of the tools and most of the shelving out of my 7X5 tradies trailer getting ready to sell it. just need to cruise by a few trailer shops this week to get an idea of what it's worth, and then hopefully it's bye bye trailer.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on March 30, 2014, 07:04:14 PM
wired up a stereo & reverse camera in Frank.
Swannie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: xcvator on March 30, 2014, 07:14:38 PM
wired up a stereo & reverse camera in Frank.
Swannie
Oh ffs, what are you doing to the old girl, what's wrong with a cd player and mirrors   ::)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on March 30, 2014, 07:15:24 PM
Oh ffs, what are you doing to the old girl, what's wrong with a cd player and mirrors   ::)
Check Franks page Mate :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: GeoffA on March 30, 2014, 07:20:06 PM
Oh ffs, what are you doing to the old girl, what's wrong with a cd casette player and mirrors   ::)

Fixed it........ ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on March 30, 2014, 08:05:18 PM
hi guys

it wasnt in the shed but in the bedroom. As a sparky I hate the power board behind the bedside drawers. One option was a four outlet USB adaptor but the one I found had a blue LED that lit up my half of the bedroom. After some searching I came across some Legrand Mechs that are double USB outlets. they are happy to charge a phone and Ipad together. I installed two together as I usually have other USB devices being charged under my watchful (snoring) self.
(http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/Buster3931/image_zps92b282a6.jpg) (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Buster3931/media/image_zps92b282a6.jpg.html)

(http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/Buster3931/image_zpsd4f9a795.jpg) (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Buster3931/media/image_zpsd4f9a795.jpg.html)

Buster
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on March 30, 2014, 08:55:13 PM
Saturday:
Modified the mount for the shovel and axe attachment to the rear spare.
Now fans a bolt at TDC to hold the spare while it is being attached / removed.

Fitted the Uniden UH7760NB 80 Channel UHF CB o the drivers side of the centre console, in a location where it won't hit my leg.

Sunday:
Fitted the mounting bracket and aerial to the bull bar, and ran the cable around the engine bay and through the firewall to the radio.

Earth and power run to engine bay. 

Now just need to connect to power and hopefully it will work fine!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Moggy on March 30, 2014, 09:44:34 PM
hi guys

it wasnt in the shed but in the bedroom. As a sparky I hate the power board behind the bedside drawers. One option was a four outlet USB adaptor but the one I found had a blue LED that lit up my half of the bedroom. After some searching I came across some Legrand Mechs that are double USB outlets. they are happy to charge a phone and Ipad together. I installed two together as I usually have other USB devices being charged under my watchful (snoring) self.
([url]http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/Buster3931/image_zps92b282a6.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Buster3931/media/image_zps92b282a6.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/Buster3931/image_zpsd4f9a795.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Buster3931/media/image_zpsd4f9a795.jpg.html[/url])

Buster

are these connected to power circuit? Never seen them before!!!!!

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on March 30, 2014, 10:03:44 PM
Yep they come off the back of the GPO and therefore need to be installed by a licensed sparky. Really handy though. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: RallyDog on April 01, 2014, 07:05:27 PM
Fitted set off superior engineering upper control arms to the 200 series
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: speewa158 on April 01, 2014, 07:16:22 PM
Changed the mangled blades on the ride on mower , reset the cutting deck control arms , seem to be a Tad out of shape .
Then entertained another Swagger with Beers  :cheers:
 A gentle close to the day  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on April 01, 2014, 07:47:06 PM
Polished my bonnet this evening. I bought the bonnet from the wreckers months ago, it was freshly painted a little before the car was crashed.

Anyway it was covered in dust, even after I washed it it didnt clean up, so today I cut and polished it by hand, now its shining like new. I havnt had a nice shiny bonnet on my car for many years. looks great..

Now I gotta do something with my roof..


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on April 03, 2014, 08:31:52 PM
Hi guys
Today I installed a loft ladder in the garage. I put a manhole in when we bought the place but it can be a pain getting ladder off the ute etc. So it was only a matter of removing the arch , framing it up and clotting out the plaster.

(http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/Buster3931/imagejpg1_zps9444903f.jpg)

(http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/Buster3931/imagejpg2_zpsf95d8a25.jpg)

It all went way too smooth.
So just had to cut some spacers to finish fixing the frame in . Measure up a couple at 5mm ,put down the tape and cut the first piece and ....... The tape  . I'm surprised the members in Qld didn't hear my surprise .

(http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/Buster3931/imagejpg3_zpsbe14977b.jpg)

Looks like I'm going to need a new blade for the saw before I can finish the arch around it.

Buster

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: oldmate on April 03, 2014, 09:11:05 PM
Lol. Better the tape than your finger.  I have a mate who slipped and put his thumb through the blade, end result, blade was still good, but thumb, not so. Lucky we where around the corner from the hospital.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 03, 2014, 09:14:52 PM
Ah, yes well, umm. The expression "BUGGER!!!" comes to mind.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on April 04, 2014, 02:44:00 PM
Being named 'BUSTer', do you have a habbit of things going pear shaped?   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on April 04, 2014, 05:33:33 PM
B&B
Bugger off. I vaguely resemble that remark . Just finished up cleaning up . There is burnt bits of tape all around the saw bench. I did have a laugh at my self . I was thinking how well this job had gone when I cut up the tape.

Funny now but not then .

BUSTer.     LOL
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rexie1100 on April 04, 2014, 08:40:04 PM
I rent a garage behind a shop and the guy next door called me in the morning and told me shed had been broken into.

$700 drop saw gone
$600 off cordless stuff gone
$500 off power tools gone
$1200 welder gone

Not insured

Not happy jane

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fridayman on April 04, 2014, 08:42:22 PM
Ouch! I feel for you.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on April 04, 2014, 08:45:03 PM
Low life mungrels that pinch tools 

Keep an eye out at crime converters.

BUSTer
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: JCAT on April 04, 2014, 08:57:03 PM
I enclosed the kitchen pantry on the camper trailer with a sheet of 1.5 mm aluminium.

This has been done to prevent things from falling in behind it when we stop for lunch etc and pull the pantry out.

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rexie1100 on April 04, 2014, 09:04:07 PM
Checked the 2 local crime converters today but will check daily for a week or 2

Plus it cost me a days pay as i had to leave work at 9am and deal with all the sh!t that goes with it.

Low life mungrels that pinch tools 

Keep an eye out at crime converters.

BUSTer
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 04, 2014, 09:39:06 PM
Get your mates to help.
Some of these Oxygen thieves trade their goods in Pubs too.
Don't like your chances, but wish you luck.
Remember to detain them when you catch 'em.
If they can't get up, because they can't stand.
Or they're unconscious.  They're just in the right condition.
And they'll remember they shouldn't have done it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rob C on April 05, 2014, 09:07:18 AM
I enclosed the kitchen pantry on the camper trailer with a sheet of 1.5 mm aluminium.

This has been done to prevent things from falling in behind it when we stop for lunch etc and pull the pantry out.

([url]http://jandcfritzlaff.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-RNnXLHq/0/XL/CA_04041418523473-XL.jpg[/url])

([url]http://jandcfritzlaff.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-mMdbwk8/0/XL/CA_04041418514886-XL.jpg[/url])

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Now that's got me thinking !!
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on April 05, 2014, 06:45:39 PM
Fitted the rear under slung hanger for the spare tyre.


Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Heavensent on April 05, 2014, 07:08:02 PM
Stripped all old spot light wiring from the troll, ready for all new wiring set up now, hopefully a lot neater.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on April 06, 2014, 06:04:20 PM
This morning I got my favourite member of my Family ready to get dirty in 3 weeks. Can't wait..........

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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 06, 2014, 08:10:01 PM
did nothing today as i went fishing out on the bay, but yesterday i showed the Cruiser some love...new oil, oil filter, fuel filter and air filter...was getting it ready for a dyno tune tomorrow, hopefully it'll have some nicer fuel economy tomorrow arvo and blow a touch less black smoke aswell.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Tim - Stratford on April 09, 2014, 05:25:34 PM
Did nothing in my shed...but raided Xcvator's shed    :cup:   ;D

SWMBO is still smiling at her win.  :cheers:

Thanks again Keith - and Bronny for the morning tea!  ;D

Tim & Sarah.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on April 09, 2014, 09:35:39 PM
Started welding together my new car/machinery 16ft trailer.




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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: 2impulsiv on April 09, 2014, 10:00:16 PM
Pulled all my lights off the Captiva to be fitted on the new Prado once it arrives.. :)

Contemplating having the chrome rally 4000's powder coated as the ARB bull bar is black and they might look strange.........

:(
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 09, 2014, 10:03:07 PM
changed the alternator out in the Crusier this arvo for a working one, amazing how a half hour job (at most) can turn into a 3 1/2 hour job  >:( >:(  bloody turbo and intercooler pipes made accessing the alternator near on impossible  ::)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rellbell on April 09, 2014, 10:40:21 PM
changed the alternator out in the Crusier this arvo for a working one, amazing how a half hour job (at most) can turn into a 3 1/2 hour job  >:( >:(  bloody turbo and intercooler pipes made accessing the alternator near on impossible  ::)

Well rumpig maybe you should count yourself lucky for such a little job:). My other half decided that he would replace ALL the heater hoses on the patrol.  Lucky he was in the middle of a week off, cause when I came home from work on day 1 and went down to the shed, he had most of the top of engine out, the radiator out, the alternator off, the battery out and lots of other parts off trying to get to all the hoses to replace them.  The next day after his early start in the shed and after I got home from work he spent another 3 hours down the shed finishing off.  That's not quite 2 days but most of.  I'm so proud of him.  Cheers rellbell
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 09, 2014, 10:56:07 PM
Well rumpig maybe you should count yourself lucky for such a little job:). My other half decided that he would replace ALL the heater hoses on the patrol.  Lucky he was in the middle of a week off, cause when I came home from work on day 1 and went down to the shed, he had most of the top of engine out, the radiator out, the alternator off, the battery out and lots of other parts off trying to get to all the hoses to replace them.  The next day after his early start in the shed and after I got home from work he spent another 3 hours down the shed finishing off.  That's not quite 2 days but most of.  I'm so proud of him.  Cheers rellbell
it was only a 3 1/2 hour job because i called in a mate who used to be a mechanic...lol
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: kiwipride on April 10, 2014, 09:08:21 AM
hi guys

it wasnt in the shed but in the bedroom. As a sparky I hate the power board behind the bedside drawers. One option was a four outlet USB adaptor but the one I found had a blue LED that lit up my half of the bedroom. After some searching I came across some Legrand Mechs that are double USB outlets. they are happy to charge a phone and Ipad together. I installed two together as I usually have other USB devices being charged under my watchful (snoring) self.
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Buster

Awesome! Is there some kind of step down transformer behind them?


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on April 10, 2014, 09:14:36 AM
getting it ready for a dyno tune tomorrow, hopefully it'll have some nicer fuel economy tomorrow arvo and blow a touch less black smoke aswell.

How did it go?
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: FNQBunyip on April 10, 2014, 10:19:12 AM
putting in a few extra screws , screwing shutters shut. drop tinny off trailer and put the bungs in ..
still running around finding little things to stash before this blow comes to visit..

cheers
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 10, 2014, 10:43:09 AM
Good luck with that Bunyip.
Try and stay dry.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 10, 2014, 11:56:27 AM
How did it go?
lost some low down power as they wound the fuel back as I expected them too. Picked up a touch of top end and stays a bit longer through the middle section now ( they also wound the boost up a touch aswell).... Overall the vehicle drives a lot smoother, and the fuel aneroid I had added along with the dyno tune has sorted the excessive black smoke it was blowing. No idea about fuel economy yet, vehicle hasn't hardly been driven since it was worked on
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on April 10, 2014, 12:47:03 PM
and stays a bit longer through the middle section now ( they also wound the boost up a touch aswell).... Overall the vehicle drives a lot smoother,

 :cup:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: rellbell on April 10, 2014, 09:41:13 PM
it was only a 3 1/2 hour job because i called in a mate who used to be a mechanic...lol

Well I have to take my hat off to himself, he loves to do it to the end. I'm still proud of him.  I think he has recovered now:) cheers rellbell
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on April 12, 2014, 08:26:32 AM
Up early and finished my 2 year project to put a spare under the Expanda on a cruiser winch. Just gotta make some brackets to hold the tyre snug.

Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on April 12, 2014, 08:38:15 AM
Looks great Jim.   8)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on April 12, 2014, 08:41:12 AM
Up early and finished my 2 year project to put a spare under the Expanda on a cruiser winch.

Like a fine wine, good things take time :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Big Tread on April 12, 2014, 08:47:09 AM

Up early and finished my 2 year project to put a spare under the Expanda on a cruiser winch. Just gotta make some brackets to hold the tyre snug.

Nice one.

Been thinking of doing something similar on my box trailer. Started thinking about it the day I got the trailer - 15 years ago! Still thinking about, but feeling a little inspired now.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on April 12, 2014, 08:51:12 AM
What effect do you think it has on your departure angle?

Mine on the Heaslip looks like it is fairly minimal.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Buster3931 on April 12, 2014, 09:03:45 AM
Nice one.

Been thinking of doing something similar on my box trailer. Started thinking about it the day I got the trailer - 15 years ago! Still thinking about, but feeling a little inspired now.

That looks great. I've been thinking of doing this as well. I've looked on evil bay for the winch. Any other leads on where to pick one up ?

BUSTer
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on April 12, 2014, 09:22:24 AM
Thanks guys.

Yeah departure angle is a bit of concern.  That's why it's as far forward as it is now. Personally wanted it at the back but that would have been a definite issue. It should be right, it barely hangs below a line from the bumper to the wheels and the bumper has not scraped yet. I ll lift the whole van with schackle  and 16"s if I have to. I have a box a mates made for the drawbar so the spare can't go back there.

It takes the same crank handle as for the drop jacks, also made it so I can also use the Landcrusiers winch handle if needed as well. While trying to keep light 2.4mm duragal and tubing "Double redundancy " that's the aviation side of me coming out lol

Re the winch they come up from time to time. Also on Alibaba occasionally they list new 200 type winches. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: sol on April 12, 2014, 10:23:13 AM
That looks great. I've been thinking of doing this as well. I've looked on evil bay for the winch. Any other leads on where to pick one up ?

BUSTer

  I got one for the FIL from the local Wrecker.
  Came off a 60 series Landcruiser.

       :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 12, 2014, 12:22:15 PM
Winches come in two types, DO NOT get the  one with the  cable.

DO GET the one with the chain links.

The one with the cable has been known to drop your spare on the road.
Rust etc., builds around the end of the cable and the lifting plate separates from the cable.
Available from 60, 80, & 100 Series Cruisers.  See your Local LP. Gas  Installer.
He has to pull them out and junk 'em when he fits the Gas Tank.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: B&B on April 12, 2014, 01:46:07 PM
Winches come in two types, DO NOT get the  one with the  cable.

DO GET the one with the chain links.

The one with the cable has been known to drop your spare on the road.
Rust etc., builds around the end of the cable and the lifting plate separates from the cable.
Available from 60, 80, & 100 Series Cruisers.  See your Local LP. Gas  Installer.
He has to pull them out and junk 'em when he fits the Gas Tank.
X 2 on all of this.  My mechanic fits gas tanks, so was awash as to get one.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Brumbypt on April 12, 2014, 06:34:25 PM
went out to do the grass harrowing and stick racking in the paddock, and not only caught and wrecked some fencing, but the harrows broke. so spent several hours fixing them properly.

Annoying part is we only need them for a couple of hours a year and it took me several hours to fix them.
After all that i did the harrowing and broke em in other spots.

darn antique crap. they have been used so much that they are on their last few years of use.



Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on April 12, 2014, 07:20:29 PM
Winches come in two types, DO NOT get the  one with the  cable.

DO GET the one with the chain links.

The one with the cable has been known to drop your spare on the road.
Rust etc., builds around the end of the cable and the lifting plate separates from the cable.
Available from 60, 80, & 100 Series Cruisers.  See your Local LP. Gas  Installer.
He has to pull them out and junk 'em when he fits the Gas Tank.

Yeah I knew someone who used the wire cable and did exactly that. Chains the go. Re cruiser ones the 100 series one is good cause it is a flat mounting base, but you need the key for the drive. The 200 one is good cause they dropped the key and it uses a 12-18mm shaft with a 25x6m roll pin but it has a stepped back so if using channel you need relief, hence why I used 2x 50mm angle.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 12, 2014, 07:37:22 PM
Do you really need the Key for fitting in the winch drive.
You can get the key socket out.
They are only held in by a flexible washer, which interfere fits in the drive socket.
You can still put the hook in there and wind them down/up.
You have to leave space for putting the winder in over the tyre to operate the winch.
Just like Achjimmy has done.  As well as somewhere to tighten the tyre against.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: fridayman on April 13, 2014, 06:03:52 PM
I tried to fit a standard Toyota intercooler to my Prado today and everything was going according to plan until...

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/13/ereqameg.jpg)

I hadn't realised that my inlet manifold is nearly an inch wider than the intercooled version. Doh! So I'll have to modify the adaptor plate and use a silicone bend to make it fit.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on April 13, 2014, 06:06:14 PM
Fitted new slotted rotors and pads all round. OK it wasn't my shed, it was my mate's shed but he has a hoist :)

(http://blkmav.com/prado/brakes10.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 13, 2014, 06:22:44 PM
Fitted new slotted rotors and pads all round. OK it wasn't my shed, it was my mate's shed but he has a hoist :)

([url]http://blkmav.com/prado/brakes10.jpg[/url])
looks great Jamie. Btw, those tyres look very new, have they been on or off road......ever? :-)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 13, 2014, 07:07:56 PM
He's clearly trying to hide the Moulding whiskers.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 13, 2014, 07:18:45 PM

He's clearly trying to hide the Moulding whiskers.
nipped them off with a stanley knife, seriously, I've never seen tyres look that good.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: D4D on April 13, 2014, 07:22:01 PM
seriously, I've never seen tyres look that good.

Approx 20,000 klms old. They haven't been washed for 2 months and I usually give them a scrub to keep the white lettering white. Pity about the lead stain from the wheel weights, I'll have to talk to BD about that. Dark wheels hides the brake dust nicely too :)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 13, 2014, 07:22:22 PM
That's what I meant.
The tyre has still got the soap stain on the  Carcass from when it was fitted up.
That's besides the crayon  mark to line up the valve with.
Could be a leg pull hapnin here. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Swannie on April 13, 2014, 07:26:19 PM
Replaced some fuel lines in the Torana, also replaced the bonnet hinges and refitted bonnet. Took it for a quick drive then, back in garage, jacked up on stands, battery disconnected, cover on until I take it out in about 6 months time!!
Swannie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Marcus73 on April 13, 2014, 07:30:11 PM
Polished the bullbar on the Prado..... Again. Then started cleaning the underbody. Did the suspension, some of the suspension components, fuel tank and half way through the chassis thought... You idiot ;)
Going off-road next weekend


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Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: Bird on April 13, 2014, 07:30:37 PM
Replaced some fuel lines in the Torana, also replaced the bonnet hinges and refitted bonnet. Took it for a quick drive then, back in garage, jacked up on stands, battery disconnected, cover on until I take it out in about 6 months time!!
Swannie
if time is an issue, I can take it out for you...
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: duggie on April 13, 2014, 07:43:46 PM
Yesterday , I checked and adjusted the front wheel bearings on the Old Girl, gave her an oil change, new air/fuel and oil filters.

Today , I changed out the fans on the intercooler, tidied up some wiring took out the back seats and started setting the Old Girl up for a couple of trips away with some Myswag friends.

cheers duggie
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 13, 2014, 07:44:32 PM

Polished the bullbar on the Prado..... Again. Then started cleaning the underbody. Did the suspension, some of the suspension components, fuel tank and half way through the chassis thought... You idiot ;)
Going off-road next weekend


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ah....yup:-)
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: achjimmy on April 13, 2014, 08:12:55 PM
Fitted new slotted rotors and pads all round. OK it wasn't my shed, it was my mate's shed but he has a hoist :)

([url]http://blkmav.com/prado/brakes10.jpg[/url])


Gotta love a hoist. Looks good, be interested to see what you think of the braking now.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: evans52 on April 13, 2014, 08:20:58 PM
Tidied the Shed up and sorted everything ready to move house/shed/man cave in 3 weeks. Still yet to pack the CT for next weekend though. I think a half day of work on Wednesday might be in order ready to leave Thursday morning.
Title: Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
Post by: knoath on April 13, 2014, 09:53:37 PM
What model Torry have you got swannie?