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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5525 on: May 20, 2020, 04:37:32 PM »
Hi,
   Ahh, cars with fins.
Well I remember them.
Catch one at the lights at the bottom of the hill, hang on tight, listen to the engine note, watch the steering wheel, ignore other cars blowing horns and arrive at the top of the rise without a single pedal crank on the old Malvern Star.
No helmets then either!
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5526 on: May 20, 2020, 04:47:07 PM »
Wife wants the walk-in pantry 'updated'. Looking at replacing the fixed shelves in one corner with pull out shelves. Theory is you can fit more shelves in and get to the back of the shelves easier. Bought some soft close slides and timber from Bunnings and replaced one of the shelves today as a trial. Cavity wasn't square, 1cm larger at the back than front, so I had to space the rear in. Still have to put a front on it to tidy it up, and maybe a handle.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5527 on: May 20, 2020, 04:54:06 PM »
We're considering redoing ours - nice idea! :cup:

May have to steal that one ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5528 on: May 20, 2020, 11:08:12 PM »
I did similar to our pantry. Bought a carcass from Ikea and assembled it inside the pantry, It was 10mm too wide to slide in. Then bought the wire slideout shelves. For the bottom one fitted a solid base in it so bottles wouldnt fall over.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5529 on: May 21, 2020, 05:49:05 PM »
Nice work Jamie... :cup: :cup:

Our kitchen originally had a pantry that I could stand inside (but not walk-in).....what a waste of space.... ::) ::)

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5530 on: May 21, 2020, 11:35:35 PM »
Built some new shelves into a new garden shed to house my esky & tent collection and camping/4wd gear securely while we research options for the next one.
I may not be that funny or good looking or talented or smart or athletic but

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5531 on: May 22, 2020, 10:01:21 AM »
Lots going on in sheds at the moment, finished this off for a customer this morning, someone’s going to be happily at Xmas.
Turret rotates 360 degrees, cannon elevates., about 16 inches long.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5532 on: May 22, 2020, 10:15:26 AM »
Lots going on in sheds at the moment, finished this off for a customer this morning, someone’s going to be happily at Xmas.
Turret rotates 360 degrees, cannon elevates., about 16 inches long.

But you've missed the tracks, Pottsy! ;D >:D

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5533 on: May 22, 2020, 10:17:09 AM »
The things these rocking horses get up to when you turn your back. :police:

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« Reply #5534 on: May 22, 2020, 10:59:56 AM »
The things these rocking horses get up to when you turn your back. :police:

did somebody say "doping scandal"  >:D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5535 on: May 22, 2020, 02:34:04 PM »
But you've missed the tracks, Pottsy! ;D >:D
For the money she paid I ain’t building tracks
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5536 on: May 22, 2020, 03:11:55 PM »
little isolation project completed for the dog...


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5537 on: May 22, 2020, 03:25:45 PM »
little isolation project completed for the dog...



Nice, I was thinking of building something similar for our cat :cup:
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« Reply #5538 on: May 22, 2020, 03:33:44 PM »
Nice, I was thinking of building something similar for our cat :cup:
Might be a little high, but it seems ok so far...

Can always shorten the legs, if necessary...


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5539 on: May 22, 2020, 03:44:29 PM »
Looked into why the mate's big Ford would spike in temp in traffic.
Near new radiator.
Big thermo  fans.
Timing is good.
Coolant is good.

The only problem is, the design of the radiator doesn't allow you to see inside it.... at all.
So, the radiator came out today to have the tanks knocked off and checked/cleaned.

I warned Doug, next item would be the water pump.

When I spun the pump by hand, it had a bit of bearing rumble, so off she came.
Now, as I was watching Doug lift it up and out..... I said, the friggin impeller is miles from the body.

Got it on the bench, checking it out, and the clearance was fine. ???

Turned the impeller, and the bastard was all over the shop like a mad woman's breakfast.
The impeller has a very healthy crack in it and would turn like a very buckled wheel.

OK, order a new pump, dropped the radiator to be opened and cleaned to be sure...... she's gunna run cool soon.

 

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5540 on: May 22, 2020, 04:38:50 PM »
Might be a little high, but it seems ok so far...

Can always shorten the legs, if necessary...


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Either that or build stilts for the dog ;D ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5541 on: May 22, 2020, 04:47:01 PM »
Either that or build stilts for the dog ;D ;D

i'll think he'll be ok... my woodwork isn't that good that i would be wanting to build him something like that...  ;D

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5542 on: May 22, 2020, 05:10:22 PM »
little isolation project completed for the dog...



Nice work. But I'd have to build a 3 bowl version for my OCD dog. He doesn't like his wet food in the same bowl as his biscuits...  >:(
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5543 on: May 22, 2020, 06:50:22 PM »
Might be a little high, but it seems ok so far...

Can always shorten the legs, if necessary...


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Our dog was hilarious the first time we took him camping when he was a pup.

He has had elevated bowls at home from day one. As a large breed dog he grew these massive long Great Dane legs before the rest of his body had caught up. He must have just got used to drinking and eating from that one position.

We took him camping and filled a bowl with water a put it on the ground for him.
It was the funniest thing watching him trying to figure out how to drink water that was 6 inches too close to the ground. ;D
The tongue wasn’t quite long enough. Spreading out the front legs didn’t work. Sitting and leaning in wasn’t happening.
In the end he just laid down, dropped his whole face in the bowl and sloped away.... :)

It took a little while, but he’s since figured out how to drink at ground level and from the raised bowls. ;)

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5544 on: May 23, 2020, 12:51:05 PM »
Just reading this article & thought it would appeal to some of you ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-23/tasmania-history-horse-drawn-carriages-restored/12277072
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« Reply #5545 on: May 23, 2020, 01:26:03 PM »
Just reading this article & thought it would appeal to some of you ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-23/tasmania-history-horse-drawn-carriages-restored/12277072
Nice story, used to a good carriage museum attached to the old Beechworth Brewery if I remember rightly.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5546 on: May 23, 2020, 05:59:48 PM »
Just reading this article & thought it would appeal to some of you ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-23/tasmania-history-horse-drawn-carriages-restored/12277072

Great to see. My last job was at Cobb + Co museum in Toowoomba.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5547 on: May 23, 2020, 06:52:23 PM »
Might be a little high, but it seems ok so far...

Can always shorten the legs, if necessary...
Don't think the Cat would be too happy

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5548 on: May 24, 2020, 06:47:07 PM »
Walking around the block the other day and found this in hard rubbish. Now set up with my 30 year old radio

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5549 on: May 24, 2020, 06:50:48 PM »
Walking around the block the other day and found this in hard rubbish. Now set up with my 30 year old radio

Cool, reminds me of the old days, 'any YLs got your ears on' >:D
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