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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #100 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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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #101 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
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #102 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
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #103 on: March 26, 2013, 07:38:30 AM »
Have you  shed dedicated to strippers? >:D
thats the next plan
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #105 on: March 26, 2013, 07:54:06 AM »
^^^ Build it and they will come ^^^


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #106 on: March 26, 2013, 06:37:57 PM »
Update on my kitchen. It is done.



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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #107 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!


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #108 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 .
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #109 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..


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #110 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


« Last Edit: April 20, 2013, 09:22:06 AM by Hairs »
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #111 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
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #112 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
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #113 on: April 20, 2013, 09:45:10 AM »
What about some heat-shrink ? M
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #114 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.



My little man sure does love his new present


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #115 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


BTW
Awesome job Evo
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #116 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

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #117 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 :)
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #118 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.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #119 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.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #120 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!)

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #121 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:
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #122 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.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #123 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.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #124 on: April 20, 2013, 04:30:52 PM »
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