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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4550 on: January 30, 2019, 02:37:25 PM »
Hmm, lets see....

Oil change and filters on two cars being prepared for sale.
Check all the fluids and give the Caddy a quick once over.
Finish doing the mock up of the garden bridge i'm building.

Dismantle everything, paint the steel frame.

Start assembling back together out in the garden area next to the shed.

I've made a huge number of cuts of timber and not one single cut yet performed, has come out with a straight cut.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4551 on: January 30, 2019, 06:33:08 PM »
Least you will have plenty of firewood for when they lift the fire bans Kev . ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4552 on: January 31, 2019, 07:33:36 PM »
Knocked up a portable bench for my Kreg Pocket Hole Jig, all from scrap so pretty happy. Couple more coats of linseed oil and she'll be good to go.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4553 on: January 31, 2019, 07:58:58 PM »
Knocked up a portable bench for my Kreg Pocket Hole Jig, all from scrap so pretty happy. Couple more coats of linseed oil and she'll be good to go.
They are great Pottsy. Ive been "gunna" get around to getting one myself.
Great job mate. Have to show case a few jobs off the bench mate.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4554 on: January 31, 2019, 08:17:18 PM »
They are great Pottsy. Ive been "gunna" get around to getting one myself.
Great job mate. Have to show case a few jobs off the bench mate.

Cheers Glen

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4555 on: February 01, 2019, 05:34:26 AM »
2 jobs on the list today. (The Caddy gets some loving today)

1. Remove the air cond blower motor and suss out the crook bearing in it.

2. Remove and service the 6 way power seat gearbox. (the seat won't go forwards or back)

The seat is in a perfect spot for me, but not the wife.
I have a perfect 2nd hand unit here, so i'll swap that in and service the old one for resale or a spare.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4556 on: February 01, 2019, 06:18:55 AM »
Could it be just the seat switch or a fuse  thats  crook .
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4557 on: February 01, 2019, 06:24:29 AM »
Could it be just the seat switch or a fuse  thats  crook .
to much weight in the seat maybe?
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4558 on: February 01, 2019, 06:28:15 AM »
Could it be just the seat switch or a fuse  thats  crook .

The common cause, is the white grease in there from the factory goes hard as a rock.
The gears seldom strip and the cables (Mini speedo cable looking things) seldom break as well.
It still tilts both ways and goes up and down, just not back and forth.

I got a fully serviced 2nd hand unit for $125 USD a few months back.
Unbolt the seat, tip in back and old gearbox out and the newish one in and re-bolt the seat down.

I'm hoping, CBC or the like will have a bearing for the blower motor.
If not, as long as the old one is still fair, i'll heat up some high temp wheel bearing grease in a tin.
Drop the old bearing in and then let it cool.
Instant packed bearing ready for refitting.

I might try to convince the wife to have a drive of it over the week-end.
She's a bit reluctant, as she knows how much I love the thing and that I would kill her if she marked it.  :angel:

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4559 on: February 01, 2019, 06:29:33 AM »
to much weight in the seat maybe?

Geez Mal...that's a bit harsh.....  :'(
I'm just think boned, not fat.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4560 on: February 01, 2019, 06:35:04 AM »
Geez Mal...that's a bit harsh.....  :'(
I'm just think boned, not fat.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4561 on: February 01, 2019, 09:53:01 AM »
Knocked up a portable bench for my Kreg Pocket Hole Jig, all from scrap so pretty happy. Couple more coats of linseed oil and she'll be good to go.
Bought a K5 jig not long ago. Used it recently to knock up a rough table for outside. Worked a treat.
Bought one of these yesterday https://www.carbatec.com.au/carbatec-330mm-thicknesser-benchtop-helical-head
Hope to get a heap of use out of it soon. Already have a 6" jointer, 12" table saw and a 12" Bosch Sliding drop saw.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4562 on: February 01, 2019, 12:27:02 PM »
1. Remove the air cond blower motor and suss out the crook bearing in it.


OK, we're making progress.

I found, if I stood on my head, tied my left arm behind my back, stuck my tongue until it nearly touched my nose,  I could just get enough room to fit my chubby body in there and get the blower motor out.

Its a "Made in China" unit from Napa that doesn't look too old. The bearings are fine.

Its the actual fan itself. It looks like a mini washing machine tub with a locating boss in the centre. The location boss has come loose from the fan itself. I'm going to have a go at securing it again by knurling the two back together until they become tight again.

If that doesn't work, I know where I can get one in the states

I just don't want to have the Air Cond out of action for two weeks.

Soooooo....

I've managed to knurl the original pressed unit to be a pretty tight fit. I did try Keith Dean in Brisbane (an hour away) to see if he had one, but drew a blank.

Tested the fan before refitting.... ha ha ha. I was holding it in my hand and just as I tested it I thought, I wonder if these things have much snort.

Friggin thing nearly took off, missed my face by inches, but there was no way I was dropping it.

Refitted and working quiet as a mouse now.

The fan motor itself looks relatively new, certainly only 3 or 4 years old would be my guess.

If it plays up again, i know what to order before tearing everything out. Not the best job to do on a hot day, but at least my Air Conditioning is working again.

Oh, I found the tube that comes off the blower motor was quite loose too. I slipped some thin rubber strips in the joins and tightened all that up again too.

All in all, pretty happy, all fixed and only a labour cost.... no parts.

In fact, I think I might go have a cold beer just because I can and replace the seat gearbox tomorrow.  :cheers:

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4563 on: February 01, 2019, 01:15:53 PM »
Bought a K5 jig not long ago. Used it recently to knock up a rough table for outside. Worked a treat.
Bought one of these yesterday https://www.carbatec.com.au/carbatec-330mm-thicknesser-benchtop-helical-head
Hope to get a heap of use out of it soon. Already have a 6" jointer, 12" table saw and a 12" Bosch Sliding drop saw.

I have a mitre saw, that's all, everything else is cut by hand, planed by hand. What brand of table saw do you have and is it any good?
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4564 on: February 01, 2019, 01:34:37 PM »
Bought a K5 jig not long ago. Used it recently to knock up a rough table for outside. Worked a treat.
Bought one of these yesterday https://www.carbatec.com.au/carbatec-330mm-thicknesser-benchtop-helical-head
Hope to get a heap of use out of it soon. Already have a 6" jointer, 12" table saw and a 12" Bosch Sliding drop saw.

I had everything when I lived in the states. Built my whole kitchen out of maple that I paid $1.14/board foot for rough sawn. Left it all over there because of the voltage difference. Wish I could go back and bring it with me and just get a transformer.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4565 on: February 02, 2019, 05:59:14 AM »
I might head out to the shed and have a lash at the seat gearbox shortly.

I'll have to move the van out the front, then the Lantra and Avalon can go out as well, then i'll put the other Avalon outside so I can park the Caddy in the centre of the shed with the doors wide open.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4566 on: February 02, 2019, 08:09:58 AM »
Arrggh stuff it, its about 100% humidity, no breeze, bugger the seat.... might just do some cleaning instead.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4567 on: February 02, 2019, 11:35:32 AM »
Might be time to Scrounge up a few bits Kev ..  To  rig up a small tank / drums  to the shed with taps on the down pipes to make it a recycle  system, Couple of Solar panels 12V pump / sprinklers and a couple of old Caterpillar type machinery / batteries to power it, Wouldnt hurt to get  a couple of big Davies Craig type thermo fans on the windows to flow some air in through some damp hessian coolers ..
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4568 on: February 02, 2019, 11:38:44 AM »
Oh stuff that.... i'd just work in the heat... too much drama. ;D

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4569 on: February 02, 2019, 12:42:07 PM »
Oh stuff that.... i'd just work in the heat... too much drama. ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4570 on: February 02, 2019, 03:59:14 PM »
Walked in, too Fkin hot, walked out again
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4571 on: February 02, 2019, 04:00:26 PM »
Walked in, too Fkin hot, walked out again

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4572 on: February 02, 2019, 04:03:59 PM »
On Sheds..  those Whirlybird things - are they all the same??? Are there ones that work better than others
I think I need a few more on teh shed, only have 1 at moment.
Neighbour fitted 4 to his house and he said the difference was amazing releasing the hot air from the roof cavity - true or ???

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #4573 on: February 02, 2019, 04:22:54 PM »
Never found it much use on a single skinned roof, great on the house. I lined my shed with 50mm polystyrene to insulate it, offered some help against extreme heat. Workshop, no insulation and it gets bloody hot.
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« Reply #4574 on: February 02, 2019, 04:25:28 PM »
Never found it much use on a single skinned roof, great on the house. I lined my shed with 50mm polystyrene to insulate it, offered some help against extreme heat. Workshop, no insulation and it gets bloody hot.
yea, thats probably a good idea... how do you 'attach' the poly sheets? ( I assume sheets?)
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