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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4475 on: September 13, 2018, 02:29:22 PM »
Roll pin is more for securing the 15A, 30A or 45A powerpoles into mounting frames...

When just used as a connector, like on the ends of lights, as previously pointed out, they are pretty secure when just slid together...

That’s how I have done mine...


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4476 on: September 15, 2018, 05:07:25 PM »
Finished making and installed a new sill for the bay window out the front. Just have to finish stripping the balance of the frame and windows and then varnish to suit the other windows on the house. I can say that I will never do this again! What a pain. The original window frame was built ‘off’ the house and then installed, so all the nails were skewed from the outside of the frame.
Last job will be to replace the render under the sill.



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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4477 on: September 20, 2018, 07:39:04 PM »
This is my new project once I get a couple of others done.

This is a C1880 Bow Rocker horse by G & J Lines who were English makers.

Will certainly be a challenge but it will be worth it if I can bring it back to life due to his age & he has been in his owners family a long time.

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Back home & into the horse. Looks like all the cuss words, bumbling and anxiety are starting to produce results.

The halter & bridle are hand stitched.

I have made the saddle & daughter is sewing edging onto saddle cloths.

Need to wax the rocker.

Just waiting for some hair so I can finish up & take him home. Hope his owners will be happy.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4478 on: September 20, 2018, 08:07:39 PM »
If they're not happy, tell 'em your keeping it.  Simples.
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« Reply #4479 on: September 21, 2018, 11:39:20 AM »
Raymond, beautiful work.  :cup:
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4480 on: September 25, 2018, 06:53:11 PM »
Sorted out a space to store my new kayak  8)

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« Reply #4481 on: September 26, 2018, 07:34:56 PM »
Changed the jockey wheel on the Camper to Ark Extreme

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4482 on: September 26, 2018, 11:49:07 PM »
Sorted out a space to store my new kayak  8)
Nice, that must be a 2 person lift to get it to and back?

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4483 on: September 27, 2018, 08:30:45 PM »
It’s been too long, turn n burn time.  cutting and welding bits of steel together to make a movable stand for the mill drill in the shed.
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« Reply #4484 on: September 27, 2018, 09:59:23 PM »
Nice, that must be a 2 person lift to get it to and back?

Yes good job she is stronger than me

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4485 on: September 27, 2018, 10:57:41 PM »
Just being "Devils Advocate" here Bagpuss, did she buy it for you so she could use it?   ;D >:D
Great looking gear too.  Open water or inland Lake type?
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4486 on: September 28, 2018, 06:08:35 AM »
Over the last couple of days, i've been trying to stow away all my gear, while building a 2.4 high wall with a 1 metre return, to house the tool boxes etc.

I've managed to trip over Shit, move the same Shit from place to place on the floor, to trip over it anyway.

During this, I've screwed my back and stuffed a knee, but I've pushed on.

The shed still looks like a Shit fight, I've established i'm no builder and can't paint for Shit.

I now walk hunched over and with a limp.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4487 on: September 28, 2018, 06:38:15 AM »

I now walk hunched over and with a limp.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4488 on: September 28, 2018, 06:42:14 AM »
Oh great, it now seems I have a piggy nose too.... thanks pal.  :D
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« Reply #4489 on: September 28, 2018, 06:55:06 AM »
Oh great, it mow seems I have a piggy nose too.... thanks pal.  :D

probably explains the snoring  ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4490 on: September 28, 2018, 07:00:25 AM »
Hey, you coming tour place for the Xmas bash? I can place you away from the house area to fix the snoring issue.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4491 on: September 28, 2018, 08:06:14 AM »
Hey, you coming tour place for the Xmas bash? I can place you away from the house area to fix the snoring issue.

nah mate, pre-committed elsewhere for Christmas....................................and the thought of sixpack lounging around the pool deck in his mankini just scares me
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4492 on: September 28, 2018, 09:49:25 AM »
Just being "Devils Advocate" here Bagpuss, did she buy it for you so she could use it?   ;D >:D
Great looking gear too.  Open water or inland Lake type?

I've got it for fishing in the bay off Altona hopefully for Snapper  Its a Stealth a South African made open water kayak I've wanted one years just have to get out and use it
Shes more than welcome but I got her a stand up paddle board last Christmas 

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4493 on: September 28, 2018, 10:34:01 AM »
I've got it for fishing in the bay off Altona hopefully for Snapper  Its a Stealth a South African made open water kayak I've wanted one years just have to get out and use it
Shes more than welcome but I got her a stand up paddle board last Christmas
Awesome way to fish, I hear the Stealth is good in choppy water, so perfect for the bay

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4494 on: September 28, 2018, 04:46:41 PM »

Back home & into the horse. Looks like all the cuss words, bumbling and anxiety are starting to produce results.

The halter & bridle are hand stitched.

I have made the saddle & daughter is sewing edging onto saddle cloths.

Need to wax the rocker.

Just waiting for some hair so I can finish up & take him home. Hope his owners will be happy.


Apart from rockers not  waxed done.

Learnt a lot & there are a few things I would change if I was to redo it.

Good enough for an old back yard chook farmer. ;D

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4495 on: September 28, 2018, 04:57:11 PM »


Learnt a lot & there are a few things I would change if I was to redo it.

Good enough for an old back yard chook farmer. ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4496 on: September 29, 2018, 02:28:44 PM »
Stsrted last weekend, finished off this morning.
Cig, Anderson plug outlets, volt meter & switch.
Fused & Wired to the second battery.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4497 on: October 03, 2018, 12:57:43 PM »
Actualy managed to replace the brake pads on the wifes old Rav so it can be sold, One wheel that  refused to come of the hub  locator took  a flogging, But managed to get it off Without busting my guts  ..
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4498 on: October 12, 2018, 04:48:02 PM »
finished the battery box setup to be added to the camper trailer...

one anderson installed with a 50A manual circuit breaker for charging from the vehicle.

one anderson installed for smaller loads, if necessary.

another anderson and a powerpole to be added to the trailer rear and cable runs back to the fuse block under the lid.









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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4499 on: October 15, 2018, 09:03:54 AM »
I managed to attack my ankle with the whipper snipper lol - was sweeping across, ran out of power cord and the jolt pulled it onto my ankle. Lucky only superficial cuts but ouch!
We've swapped from the camper to a van yay! :)