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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6025 on: January 05, 2021, 04:56:46 PM »
Your mate does nice work, all the rage epoxied tables and boards. Very nice.
For me it’s just a little hobby, a bit of respite. If I make a few bucks it’s a bonus. Toys by Pottsy if your interested.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6026 on: January 05, 2021, 05:07:09 PM »
Mark started it as a hobby, left his last job which he didn't enjoy, now he's kickin goals and lovin life.
All the best to anyone with the skill, time and love of what they do.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6028 on: January 06, 2021, 02:35:58 PM »
Another one for the stock pile, a Bootleggers Ute in pine with Blackwood trim, approx 250mm long.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6029 on: January 06, 2021, 04:03:46 PM »
Heres a link for you Pottsy


Jonesy, yours was a mobile link - here's the non-mobile if anybody prefers that:

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6030 on: January 17, 2021, 10:08:43 AM »
Livestock carrier, 980mm long. Available to buy in classifieds.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6031 on: January 17, 2021, 12:44:56 PM »
Pottsy, I'm disappointed :'(

There's no little wooden cattle or sheep! >:D

 ;D

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6032 on: January 17, 2021, 01:33:51 PM »
Pottsy, I'm disappointed :'(

There's no little wooden cattle or sheep! >:D

 ;D

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Has just delivered to abattoir. He could probably get the smell right though, if there is a dairy farm anywhere his residence😇

Great work Pottsy
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6033 on: January 17, 2021, 10:46:44 PM »
Built myself the workbench this weekend.
Plastic tray storage underneath.
Vice pad on the corner.

Still looking for other ideas for the bench area. But very happy with the progress




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« Reply #6034 on: January 17, 2021, 10:48:48 PM »
The shelving system is structurally built. Still needs paint and timber tops.

But it’s solid. 400kg of steel up there. 26m of 800mm wide shelving should store most of my junk off the floor.



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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6035 on: January 18, 2021, 06:26:17 AM »
Looks good! ;D

Vice pad on the corner.

How have you done that ???

I need to sort out a way of setting my vice up so it's not in the way all the time :-[
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6036 on: January 18, 2021, 06:36:18 AM »
Looks good! ;D

How have you done that ???

I need to sort out a way of setting my vice up so it's not in the way all the time :-[
Fuzzies,
I welded some 6mm plate onto the steel frame.
75mm around the post in all directions.

The plan is to keep the bolt pattern drilled and install as needed. But honestly it will probably stay there most of the time.

I find if it’s accessible I will use it for those quick jobs instead hold stuff by hand to drill etc.

Looking to install this combination vice to aid its versatility. Which should also spin back over the bench to avoid that walk past knock to the hip.


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6037 on: January 18, 2021, 09:14:29 AM »
My last shed, I had 3-4 positions that I could bolt vices, the grinder, etc to, and just used the rattle gun to hold them.

All plates and mounting holes were in the same place so everything was interchangeable in different spots, or I could have a clean benchtops.

Next bench will be steel so I can use it for welding, but with the same mounting system.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6038 on: January 18, 2021, 12:10:14 PM »
Livestock carrier, 980mm long. Available to buy in classifieds.

 Well done Pottsy it looks terrific,  a lot of work has gone into that one👍👍👍
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6039 on: January 18, 2021, 01:14:12 PM »
My last shed, I had 3-4 positions that I could bolt vices, the grinder, etc to, and just used the rattle gun to hold them.

All plates and mounting holes were in the same place so everything was interchangeable in different spots, or I could have a clean benchtops.

Next bench will be steel so I can use it for welding, but with the same mounting system.

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Thanks for the idea drew,

I’ll start with the vice and look for a bench grinder to suit the same position.

I have a space nearby I can rack up the unused options.

6” Bench Grinder.
Small Drill press.
Vice. 


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6040 on: January 18, 2021, 04:25:44 PM »
Thanks for the idea drew,

I’ll start with the vice and look for a bench grinder to suit the same position.

I'm thinking slightly differently, of making everything fit the same holes ;D

Mount each unit onto the same size board eg 300 x 300, then drill holes in the bench to suit that 300 x 300 board, so you could have the vice sitting there, move it away to mount the grinder in the same spot & so on.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6041 on: January 18, 2021, 04:40:35 PM »
Thanks for the idea drew,

I’ll start with the vice and look for a bench grinder to suit the same position.


I made my bench grind so it swings under the bench. When I need to use it I swing it up, put in 1 bolt and tighten. Quick, easy and no lifting.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6042 on: January 19, 2021, 07:48:36 AM »
I'm thinking slightly differently, of making everything fit the same holes ;D

Mount each unit onto the same size board eg 300 x 300, then drill holes in the bench to suit that 300 x 300 board, so you could have the vice sitting there, move it away to mount the grinder in the same spot & so on.
That's exactly how mine was set up...  Still waiting for the new shed before I can do it all again...

Currently it looks like this...

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6043 on: January 19, 2021, 11:55:22 AM »
Still waiting for the new shed before I can do it all again...

Where are your priorities? :)
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6044 on: January 19, 2021, 04:19:59 PM »
I knocked up a sun shade for my box trailer...
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« Reply #6045 on: January 19, 2021, 04:21:46 PM »
I know it looks like a cr@p idea... My neighbour thought so too.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6046 on: January 19, 2021, 04:31:32 PM »
Where are your priorities? :)
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6047 on: January 19, 2021, 05:25:45 PM »
Shouted the hoist to a service. It's been 5 years since it was installed. Thought it was about time....

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« Reply #6048 on: January 19, 2021, 07:37:07 PM »
Not the man cave but it does abut the man cave

Other half has indicated that she has a rat problem (no, it is not me), in her garden shed (10M x 3M). So I put baits in there, about 1 month ago.

The other day she mentions it smells a bit in there, so I go in, or more accurately attempt to go in, and get forced back by the smell. So, I gird the loins and enter with trepidation and dry retching and remove a quantity of bags, tools and general garden detritus and eventually found a dead rat. Good clean up and all OK.

Next, the other half 5 days ago "I think there might be another dead rat" OK rinse and repeat the above, find another dead rat, but this time rats have chewed through several bags of "stuff" (blood and bone and organic compost) so they are spread around among the shelving.

Damn, remove all the crap AGAIN!, remove shelving, clean out, reassemble shelving, reinstall all the crap AGAIN!, put around a heap of new baits.

See what happens from here.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6049 on: January 20, 2021, 06:02:57 AM »
I know it looks like a cr@p idea... My neighbour thought so too.

 :cup: That'll stop the nuts  8)
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