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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Other Projects => Topic started by: andycafe on Apr 13, 2012, 08:44:11

Title: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Apr 13, 2012, 08:44:11
Ok so I have been heading towards my new workshop for some time now lots of planning and ground work. Now we are getting somewhere!

in the beginning there was a wall!
then there was not!
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: andycafe on Apr 13, 2012, 08:46:24
then there was a big fence (will become wall)
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: andycafe on Apr 13, 2012, 08:53:05
and now ready for the remesh!
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: andycafe on Apr 13, 2012, 08:56:01
So the remesh is getting delivered next Tuesday, so next Saturday we should be doing the concrete! just a couple of small jobs to get done this weekend and we are go!
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: Fix on Apr 13, 2012, 09:52:53
Nice! Looks like you know what you're doing.
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Apr 13, 2012, 11:26:14
Sweet! Looks like a fun project.
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 13, 2012, 11:27:44
Yep, I am on board.
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: teazer on Apr 13, 2012, 12:35:49
Def looks like you know what you're doing there. Is this just a second hobby or what you do for a crust?
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 13, 2012, 12:38:53
fuckin a
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: andycafe on Apr 13, 2012, 20:31:05
Hey all, well to start small update, I have removed the window at the back of the existing garage  and cut away the bottom brick section to create the doorway for the workshop. Lucky for me when they built the garage the put in a large steel lintel and the opening is 1.2mtrs wide so plenty of room to get bikes in and out. HA ha no I don't do this for a crust Teazer I'm a lead install Tech for a commercial AV company. but lucky for me I've always been a practical person so I can pretty much do anything I put my mind to, all you have to do is research and ask the right people questions. anyway here are some pic's of the new opening. cheers Andy
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: andycafe on Apr 13, 2012, 20:32:26
and from inside
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Apr 13, 2012, 23:26:25
Dang that is excellent. Very handy
Title: Re: My new workshop (it has begun)
Post by: andycafe on Apr 17, 2012, 08:14:45
Ok, so my remesh arrived today with the setting chairs and I picked up the tie wire and mark out paint, looks like I will have heaps to do this weekend! so the plan will be to drill set in all the rebar to the existing garage slab and the new side footing, mark out the chair and height set locations before I slide the remesh into place. Then I have to finish the formwork along the footing wall ready for the concrete pour on the 28th. As a side project to this I also have a bit of concrete work to do around the back door area of the house, because I get a new workshop the Wife gets a new deck covering the entire area between the house and the workshop, so because I have planned drainage under the deck, it has to be concreted under it, lucky for me most of the area has already been done! anyhow here are a couple of pics including the small old deck I had to remove before and after.
Title: Re: Ready for concrete!
Post by: andycafe on Apr 21, 2012, 23:01:35
Ok update time, finished setting all the rebar into place yesterday, so today my neighbour came over and helped me set the remesh into place then I added the chairs ready to wire it all up (public holiday on Wednesday I'll do that then)  This Saturday the concrete will go in! I have hired a concreter to do this part and 3 of my neighbours are helping barrow the concrete (with the promise of Beer and BBQ! LOL)
Title: Re: Concrete down!
Post by: andycafe on Apr 29, 2012, 05:22:01
Hi all, Well we finished the concrete pour yesterday and it came up Nice! There are some jobs that it is so worth paying a professional to do and screeding is one them. Had 4 of my neighbours come over and barrow so we were able to unload 8cubic meters of concrete in 1hour!
anyhow will take the formwork off next Weekend and give the whole area a good clean up so here's some pic's of how it all looks.
Title: Re: Concrete down!
Post by: andycafe on Apr 29, 2012, 05:27:35
finished
Title: Re: Concrete down!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 29, 2012, 09:49:16
SWEET!
 And you sure got it right about screeting. That job SUCKS but with enough help it ain't so bad. So did you reward the neighbors with a beer afterwards? ;)
Title: Re: Concrete down!
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 29, 2012, 12:47:14
A beer? I hope there were multiple cases involved.
Title: Re: Concrete down!
Post by: andycafe on Apr 30, 2012, 01:51:15
SWEET!
 And you sure got it right about screeting. That job SUCKS but with enough help it ain't so bad. So did you reward the neighbors with a beer afterwards? ;)

HAha yeah everyone got BEERS AND BBQ! all happy campers
Title: Re: Layout plan
Post by: andycafe on May 06, 2012, 10:45:12
Ok so I'm waiting for the framing timber to arrive before I can move on so I've done a quick layout drawing for you to check out, plus a pic of the girls waiting patiently for the workshop to be done so they can have some attention! LOL,,,
Title: Re: Workshop Layout Plan
Post by: DesmoBro on May 18, 2012, 04:11:44
What are you going to use for the sound proof compressor box?
Title: Re: Workshop Layout Plan
Post by: andycafe on May 18, 2012, 06:32:41
What are you going to use for the sound proof compressor box?

hey, this will be under the av cabinet in the corner, all the external walls will have sound deading in them, I will then be lining the inside of the area for the compressor with 12mm plywood and then sound deading foam(like a recording studio), It will have to have a small port for air intake, so i'm sure that it wont be 100% sound proof but very quiet none the less.
Title: Re: Workshop Layout Plan
Post by: andycafe on May 18, 2012, 07:30:56
NICE! I like it, thanks for your input!  you have it mostly right, this workshop is attached to the back of another garage the same size and shape (just rotated to the left) that garage will only have 1 car in it with a bbq and lawnmower for company, so plenty of space for bikes. the work platform has wheels on it to move it about, the workbench on the smallest wall it to be a reinforced steel topped job with a vice attached. I have a double stacked (12 draw) tool chest on wheels set up so i can move all hand tools to where im working, im sure theres more......... ;D
Title: Re: Workshop Layout Plan
Post by: andycafe on May 18, 2012, 07:40:57
garage like this
Title: Re: Workshop Layout Plan
Post by: Fox on May 19, 2012, 00:51:59
Good stuff in here mmhmm.
Title: Re: Workshop Layout Plan
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 19, 2012, 09:54:16
Like how it's laid out. Tough to do with a tri-angle shape. Noticed the bold outline of BEER at least you got your priorities right. ;)
 
Good stuff in here mmhmm.
Everytime I see that typed I thing of...
 
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3V56DC-9GkY/Tv0RAEssWFI/AAAAAAAAs9E/vxSQoFAPBa0/s1600/02.jpg)
Title: Workshop Layout Plan
Post by: Fox on May 19, 2012, 17:41:54
Everytime I see that typed I thing of...
 

Reckon that'sa about what I was uh try'n tuh go fer mmhmm.
Title: Re: Workshop Layout Plan
Post by: andycafe on May 19, 2012, 20:43:04
Like how it's laid out. Tough to do with a tri-angle shape.

Yeah it's a shame about the shape, it being so big makes up for it though ;)
Title: Re: Workshop Layout Plan
Post by: andycafe on May 20, 2012, 04:25:33
A hope this theory is not applied to the choice of lady-loves...I like big women,but you can get too much of a good thing....

LOL, luckily no my wife is 5'1 and 60kg, no chunky monkey for me!.......lol
Title: Re: Workshop materials have arrived !
Post by: andycafe on May 25, 2012, 06:45:12
Well all the timber for framing up the walls has arrived plus the framing ply for the first stage of the outside cladding  ;D the wife also let me buy a saw stand for my mitre saw NICE!  ;D unfortunately the weather this weekend is gonna be crappy so i cant start  :( anyway heres a couple of picks of all the goodies  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, last of the tools acquired..
Post by: andycafe on May 30, 2012, 08:06:35
Well I got the last of the tools I need for the build, so all going well ill have the walls up this weekend!!!!!
Title: Re: Workshop, last of the tools acquired..
Post by: Maritime on May 30, 2012, 09:00:37
Nice, once you use one of those it is very hard to go back to just a framing hammer, they make work so much quicker, yes you still need to pound the occasional nail but lay up a wall and walk along and nail it up in no time. Congrats
Title: Re: Workshop, last of the tools acquired..
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 30, 2012, 09:34:08
Hell yeah man, those should make quick work of the framing.
Title: Re: Workshop, Today's efforts
Post by: andycafe on Jun 02, 2012, 06:03:54
so one down, only 3 more to go  :o
Title: Re: Workshop, Today's efforts
Post by: andycafe on Jun 03, 2012, 07:47:59
didn't get any work done today, bit wet  :( long weekend next so hopefully i'll get the last of the walls done  :)
Title: Re: Workshop, Today's efforts
Post by: Fox on Jun 05, 2012, 18:54:06
Coming along nicely. Keep on it. Got anyone helping you or is this all you?
Title: Re: Workshop, Today's efforts
Post by: andycafe on Jun 06, 2012, 00:31:20
Coming along nicely. Keep on it. Got anyone helping you or is this all you?

Thanks Fox, this is all me :o however the wife keeps me loaded up with sandwiches for lunch ;D and if I need a hand to lift something too heavy my neighbours are good for it. ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, Today's efforts
Post by: andycafe on Jun 06, 2012, 05:52:34
So I finished up another wall framework tonight  ;D just leaves the small back one (5 meters) and the Large front one (10 meters) should be able to button them up and do the wiring by the end of this weekend  :D
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2012, 08:40:01
Nice, I am going to guess with the flat roof there is now need for snow loads etc where you are ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: minidriver8 on Jun 07, 2012, 12:16:43
i'm very curious to know what is holding the future roof up?
greg
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: Fox on Jun 07, 2012, 17:32:56
It's actually just one giant sky light.
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: andycafe on Jun 08, 2012, 07:24:17
i'm very curious to know what is holding the future roof up?
greg

Well, there will be 4 steel C channel beams running between the 2 walls that are up.  ;) 
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: andycafe on Jun 08, 2012, 07:27:35
It's actually just one giant sky light.

LOL... YEAH cause its always warm and it never rains here in Melbourne...  ;D
Title: Workshop, One more done
Post by: neevo on Jun 08, 2012, 07:30:56
LOL... YEAH cause its always warm and it never rains here in Melbourne...  ;D

Bloody Victorians! Always crapping on about how marvelous Melbourne is ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: andycafe on Jun 08, 2012, 07:33:20
Nice, I am going to guess with the flat roof there is now need for snow loads etc where you are ;D

Haha no, the closest snow in winter is a couple of hours away, its not a completely flat roof there is a fall to the deck side  :)
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: andycafe on Jun 08, 2012, 07:35:08
Bloody Victorians! Always crapping on about how marvelous Melbourne is ;)

Lol, cause you lot got all the beaches  ;D
Title: Workshop, One more done
Post by: neevo on Jun 08, 2012, 07:41:55
Lol, cause you lot got all the beaches  ;D

True! Telling you now though, if the weather was a bit more consistent, I would swap Sydney for St Kilda in a heartbeat!!!
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: andycafe on Jun 08, 2012, 07:55:49
True! Telling you now though, if the weather was a bit more consistent, I would swap Sydney for St Kilda in a heartbeat!!!


aawwww come on, variety is the spice of life  :D . my sister lives up there in Avalon, always nice to visit there but no place like home  ;)
Title: Workshop, One more done
Post by: neevo on Jun 08, 2012, 08:00:51
Never met a Victorian that didn't have a jacket in the boot of the car... Just in case ;)

I probably shouldn't be commenting, I'm a filthy Pom who's only been here 8 years.
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: andycafe on Jun 08, 2012, 08:04:29


I probably shouldn't be commenting, I'm a filthy Pom who's only been here 8 years.

And i'm a Kiwi who's been here 11 Lol......
Title: Workshop, One more done
Post by: neevo on Jun 08, 2012, 08:28:23
Hahahahaha! Bunch of imports!

Sheds looking killer BTW!
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: Fox on Jun 08, 2012, 13:57:53
Sheds looking killer BTW!

This thread about a shed? I thought it was about the various benefits of meteorological patterns in Australia...

hehe
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: mysta2 on Jun 08, 2012, 15:24:25
It looks like you've got some really cool/interesting property there. I'm excited to see what it turns into.

Also if you're interested you should post up on GarageJournal (http://www.garagejournal.com/). The folks on there would love to see this thing too. Spending time looking over all the stuff on there can only make your build better (and possibly more expensive)

Kit
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: andycafe on Jun 08, 2012, 20:53:40
Thanks  Kit, i'll definitely check out garage journal  :)
Title: Re: Workshop, One more done
Post by: andycafe on Jun 08, 2012, 20:55:49
I thought it was about the various benefits of meteorological patterns in Australia...

hehe

quick weather update fox, Lol..... ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: andycafe on Jun 10, 2012, 05:56:17
Well today I finished framing all the walls, so tomorrow I will put on the framing ply to the outside wall. Once that's done I will measure up for the 4 roof perlins and roofing iron and also count up how many sheets of ply I will need to line the internal walls  :D then I can start ruffing in all the power, lighting and audio cables (lucky i'm a registered cabler  :o ) before the insulation goes in  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: andycafe on Jun 12, 2012, 04:42:46
and with the first layer of external cladding  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Jun 12, 2012, 12:14:23
Looking really good man. I am jealous  ;D

Keep it up
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: Fox on Jun 13, 2012, 22:09:52
Only one window in the whole place? That's a bit...dark.

Talk to me more about audio cables. What kind of set up are you going to have?
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: andycafe on Jun 14, 2012, 07:58:57
Looking really good man. I am jealous  ;D

Keep it up

Thanks man it's taken a while to get here,    but I'm stoked  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: MickyC on Jun 14, 2012, 08:12:49
how badly do i now regret not buying a free standing home and being able to build a man cave like this.

this is going to be the beez-neez when shes done.

Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: andycafe on Jun 14, 2012, 08:14:46
Only one window in the whole place? That's a bit...dark.

Talk to me more about audio cables. What kind of set up are you going to have?

Haha, Yeah only 1 window however, that 1 window catches the light all day, plus I expect that most of my time in here will be at night so I will install a vast but efficient lighting system ;D ;D ;D ;D

With the audio system I will be installing 4 epson speakers, they will have a direct audio feed for Ipod and the like, a feed from the computer, and another from the HD TV. I'm installing a AV rack under 1 of the benches to house the computer tower and dvd unit. Should work quite well  :D

I'm using the K,I,S,S theory  :D :D
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: andycafe on Jun 14, 2012, 08:17:38
how badly do i now regret not buying a free standing home and being able to build a man cave like this.

this is going to be the beez-neez when shes done.

Sorry to hear that  :( , It was 1 of my must haves when we were looking at houses if it didn't have a garage I could use It would have to have the room to build 1  ;D and here we are......
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: Fox on Jun 16, 2012, 07:29:41
...theory.

Very cool. When you get there please post pictures and brand names for your components. I'm building out my garage next year and I want to have a streamlines stereo system much like the one you described.
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: andycafe on Jun 17, 2012, 06:07:44
Well the weather wasn't any good this weekend to ruff cables, however there was still plenty to do. I managed to win a couple of items on evilbay for the shop, 8 twin fluro lights with cages for half of my lighting system only $120 and a 3 ton truck load of insulation for $60 (I shit you not a 3 ton truck load :o  )  I also went out to a roofing reseller to look if they had what I needed, looks like we will order the roofing this week  ;D so if everything works out We could have the roof on by next weekend  :)
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls framed
Post by: stroker crazy on Jun 17, 2012, 08:48:13
Envy!!!!

Crazy

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Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: andycafe on Jun 23, 2012, 04:33:05
Ok so I ruffed in all cables for the lights, power points and the audio/visual system plus I put in a 250psi air hose  ;D good day heres some pic's
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: andycafe on Jun 23, 2012, 04:36:07
and a couple more  ;) And the last 2 are for you fox just a few AV cables  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: andycafe on Jun 23, 2012, 04:38:18
Then I got excited and put the insulatoin in and covered the back wall, not bad for a days work (even if I do say)  :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: Fox on Jun 24, 2012, 16:06:42
Damn dude. I might just build it into my garage budget to fly you out and have you do my cabling for me.
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Jun 24, 2012, 16:12:29
Thats gonna be a sweet spot fore-sure!
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: gray on Jun 28, 2012, 13:26:55
Wow, I can't wait to see this done.  Very inspirational.
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Jun 28, 2012, 19:40:50
How come there is no roof yet? Doesn't that come before finishing up the walls?

I am aware I could be asking a really dumb question, but I saw the rain clouds in your picture and got worried ;D

Walls being finished in wood? Isn't that a lot more expensive than drywall? Another possible dumb question ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: andycafe on Jun 29, 2012, 07:57:24
Damn dude. I might just build it into my garage budget to fly you out and have you do my cabling for me.

haha that would be sweet  :D
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: andycafe on Jun 29, 2012, 07:58:30
Thats gonna be a sweet spot fore-sure!

thanks man, i,m looking forward to getting in there  :)
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: andycafe on Jun 29, 2012, 08:01:15
Wow, I can't wait to see this done.  Very inspirational.

cheers i'm glad your enjoying, thanks for the support  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: andycafe on Jun 29, 2012, 08:18:02
How come there is no roof yet? Doesn't that come before finishing up the walls?

I am aware I could be asking a really dumb question, but I saw the rain clouds in your picture and got worried ;D

Walls being finished in wood? Isn't that a lot more expensive than drywall? Another possible dumb question ;D

Haha yes the roof would normally go on before the internal walls are lined, However with how ive decided to do my roof I needed to build the walls completely before I can install the purlins, this also partley answers your question about lining the walls with plywood (12mm) the other part of the answer for using ply on the walls is because its 12mm thick wood and strong, very hard to put a hole in (accidentally ) you can put a screw in where ever you like and it also helps with the insulation blaa blaa blaa     

with all that, if i finish lining all the walls this weekend, my roofing gets delivered next week so it could go on that weekend  ;D ;D

love a bit of work dont I lololololol
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Jun 29, 2012, 16:00:03
Right on...Turning out great. Thats what I figured about the walls. Good call
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jun 30, 2012, 18:36:15
(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=36090.0;attach=56863;image)
 
You got me thinking stain and varnish that one wall instead of paint. Anytime I do a wood-working project, I just can't bring myself to paint it... nothing says Man Cave like lots of deep stained wood!
Title: Re: Workshop, all cables in! & 1 wall insulated + covered
Post by: andycafe on Jul 02, 2012, 06:53:55
Ok so I have completed all the walls (sorry no pic's yet) and Todat all the roofing materials arrived  ;D ;D unfortunately I have to work this weekend so I may only get the perlins up  :( but you know ill keep you posted............
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls and perlins up! (with pic's)
Post by: andycafe on Jul 07, 2012, 06:10:33
so today I got all the perlins up with help from 1 of my neighbours, tomorrow i'll put in the stiffners and the side braces, then I hope to start putting on the roofing iron   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls and perlins up! (with pic's)
Post by: andycafe on Jul 07, 2012, 06:16:16
and more
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls and perlins up! (with pic's)
Post by: stroker crazy on Jul 07, 2012, 10:07:35
This is becoming one of the best build threads on the forum!
Definitely causing envious thoughts.

Crazy


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Title: Re: Workshop, all walls and perlins up! (with pic's)
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 07, 2012, 10:32:03
Flat roof? But I guess major snow accumulation isn't an issue in Oz.
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls and perlins up! (with pic's)
Post by: DesmoBro on Jul 07, 2012, 16:00:03
sure is coming together! I can almost barely hear that sound proofed compressor now ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, all walls and perlins up! (with pic's)
Post by: andycafe on Jul 09, 2012, 05:22:10
thanks for the support and interest all, wanting to post regular updates for you all certainly helps my motivation on cold winters days. had a sleep in today (was sunday after all) however I did manage to get all the perlin stiffners in today, so next weekend I can put the roof on without having things to finish up..couple of pic's of the stiffners
Title: Re: Workshop, even with the threat of a thunderstorm, most of the roof is on!
Post by: andycafe on Jul 14, 2012, 04:02:39
So today I've managed to get most of the roof on, including the supporting wire mesh, the sarking insulation paper and insulation batts. Now i'm stuffed! There has been the threat of storms all day but made good progress regardless! so tomorrow I have some wall stuff for the corner to take care of (can do if its raining cause I have mostly roof! ) and once thats done hope finish putting the roof on. I still need to trim the edges and add the flashing & guttering but it will be dry  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, even with the threat of a thunderstorm, most of the roof is on!
Post by: MickyC on Jul 14, 2012, 04:42:00
Nice progress. Are you putting a skylight in or just tube lights? Fluros
Title: Re: Workshop, even with the threat of a thunderstorm, most of the roof is on!
Post by: andycafe on Jul 14, 2012, 05:07:28
Nice progress. Are you putting a skylight in or just tube lights? Fluros

0 skylights, 8 fluros from the roof and 7 energy saving lights on the walls, however with most of the roof on and a tarp over the rest, there was a good deal of light coming through the window I installed  :D :D
Title: Re: Workshop, even with the threat of a thunderstorm, most of the roof is on!
Post by: RotaryDanglish on Jul 14, 2012, 06:25:38
Not.. jealous..  :o
Title: Re: Workshop, even with the threat of a thunderstorm, most of the roof is on!
Post by: andycafe on Jul 15, 2012, 03:30:06
So I got up this morning and was greeted by blue skys  ;D I started on finishing the roofing and the corner for the compressor and tv.. Had a visit from jaderd who came over to check progress and see and talk bikes for a bit (nice to talk bikes for a change lol) after that I finished putting on the roofing and buttoned it all down, gave it a trim then a sweep and here we are! couldn't be bothered cleaning up today so ill get to that during the week, anyway heres a coyple of pics from today  :D :D :D :D cheers Andy
Title: Re: Workshop, Roof is on!
Post by: shamus on Jul 18, 2012, 22:47:24
You should be proud of yourself. Really coming together.
Title: Re: Workshop, Roof is on!
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 19, 2012, 09:04:10
Indeed, man. Should make for quite the shop.
Title: Re: Workshop, Roof is on!
Post by: andycafe on Jul 25, 2012, 08:21:48
Thanks guys i'm glad your enjoying ;D

So a little update nothing to exciting, have been putting in the rest of the roofing screws and the last 3 joist supports, I did pick up the flashings for the edges on the weekend so I hope to get them all buttoned on this weekend which means I can start painting. I've just about finished up the corner unit for the "sound reducing compressor inclosure" (lol) which will also hold the head for the reverse cycle heating cooling and the HDTv. Still need to put the last bit of sound deading in and finish with ply (tomorrow ) Anyway heres a couple of pic's for ya  ;D ;D cheers all Andy...
Title: Re: Workshop, Just about ready to paint !
Post by: andycafe on Jul 28, 2012, 06:30:04
couldn't do any of the flashing due to the weather, so last night I started rebuilding the steel topped work bench so it would be ready to use when the shops finished. This bench came with the house and is bloody heavy! apart from the legs the rest of the frame is made of hardwood. I started pulling it apart as the plan was to trim it down from 1800mm wide to 1600mm and to add some heavy duty castors to make it easy to move around. after getting the main frame in order (replaced the 2 front beams with 150mm beams compared to the 95mm originals ) I gave it 3 support beams and the brace them through the middle, then i added some of the 12mm ply i had left over from the walls to the top to help support and densen up the steel top. I managed to get some ceramic coated steel (whiteboard) to make a new lower shelf and I have some angle alloy to trim the top. Stained the timber after finishing up the frame today so Ill be able to complete the bench up tomorrow, still need to sand back the steel top and coat with anti rust and after that strap on the bench grinder to the left side and ill pick up a new vice during the week for the right. anyway heres a few (crappy) pics of the job so far....
Title: Re: Workshop, The bench rebuild
Post by: andycafe on Jul 28, 2012, 06:32:21
and the rest
Title: Re: Workshop, The bench rebuild
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 28, 2012, 10:03:51
Looking good, man
Title: Re: Workshop, The bench rebuild
Post by: andycafe on Jul 29, 2012, 01:25:15
Looking good, man

thanks man, just like bikes I do love to rejuvenate what I can  :D
Title: Re: Workshop, The bench rebuild
Post by: andycafe on Jul 29, 2012, 01:30:59
And finished apart from a vice which ill get during the week.... oh I also put my drill press on in the dead space behind the grinder, I was going to make a pedestal for it but made sence to put it there especially since the bench is on castors and is easy to move ...
also added a few of the obligatory old bike number plates to the bottom..
 
Title: Re: Workshop, The bench rebuild
Post by: Bert Jan on Jul 31, 2012, 08:42:14
Tight work there mate! Looks killer! Now build some BOTM winners!
Title: Re: Workshop, The bench rebuild
Post by: andycafe on Aug 02, 2012, 05:03:05
Tight work there mate! Looks killer! Now build some BOTM winners!

Haha I know right!  ;D put all this work into the build place better push out some pretty sweet rides  8)
Title: Re: Workshop, The bench rebuild
Post by: andycafe on Aug 02, 2012, 05:19:22
So I'm taking a 4 day weekend to finish up a few things so I can get back to bike builds ;)
the plan

1: put all the finishing screws in the walls
2: paint 2 coats of undercoat
3: paint 2 coats of topcoat
4: finish siding
5: finish flashings
6: finish sorting out workshop boxes
7: install av rack
8: fit off all av cables

and what ever helps get it done!
Ill post up monday night how its allgone  :o
Title: Re: Workshop, 4 day weekend to break its back!
Post by: MickyC on Aug 02, 2012, 06:09:33
nice  :) ............ awaiting the new pics
Title: Re: Workshop, 4 day weekend to break its back!
Post by: shamus on Aug 03, 2012, 13:55:09
nice  :) ............ awaiting the new pics

+1
Title: Re: Workshop, The bench rebuild
Post by: andycafe on Aug 06, 2012, 07:54:43
1: put all the finishing screws in the walls   Tick
2: paint 2 coats of undercoat  Tick
3: paint 2 coats of topcoat  Tick
4: finish siding  Tick
5: finish flashings  Tick
6: finish sorting out workshop boxes
7: install av rack  Tick
8: fit off all av cables

I have also test fitted the split system head and cut related holes and finished the door frame.

Still need to paint the floor, install lights, have power fitted off and connected, mount work benches, build shelves, install guttering and down pipe, stain ply on wall unit + door frame + legs on work benches. but in the scheme of things I think im on the home straight  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, 4 day weekend to break its back!
Post by: andycafe on Aug 06, 2012, 07:56:30
and walls finished
Title: Re: Workshop, 4 day weekend to break its back!
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 06, 2012, 07:57:41
A bike builder's heaven!

Crazy
Title: Re: Workshop, 4 day weekend to break its back!
Post by: andycafe on Aug 06, 2012, 07:58:06
flashing came up sweet
Title: Re: Workshop, 4 day weekend to break its back!
Post by: andycafe on Aug 06, 2012, 07:59:58
av swing frame rack and split system head
Title: Re: Workshop, 4 day weekend to break its back!
Post by: andycafe on Aug 06, 2012, 08:01:17
door frame sorted
Title: Re: Workshop, On the home straight?
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Aug 06, 2012, 09:35:54
RAD! I can definitely dig it, man!
Title: Re: Workshop, On the home straight?
Post by: miken5678 on Aug 06, 2012, 15:52:17
Tight work there mate! Looks killer! Now build some BOTM winners!

"Bench of the Month"?
Title: Re: Workshop, On the home straight?
Post by: andycafe on Aug 07, 2012, 02:54:21
RAD! I can definitely dig it, man!

thanks Justin, gettin there  :D
Title: Re: Workshop, On the home straight?
Post by: andycafe on Aug 07, 2012, 02:55:54
"Bench of the Month"?

Haha Nice, hadn't looked at it like the, well done  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, On the home straight?
Post by: andycafe on Aug 07, 2012, 03:08:47
Ok finished early today, so I came home to tackle another of those little jobs  :)

I'd scored a couple of bar stools, both needed to have the cheap covering replaced and turns out the sponge wasn't much chop either  :(  lucky for me we had some felt covered sponge at work that I could use and there was some material saved from when I trimed out the motorhome  :D

So I pulled off all the old stuff, cut and glued the new sponge on, stapled the fabric to them & Bam 2 comfy bar stools  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, On the home straight?
Post by: RotaryDanglish on Aug 07, 2012, 06:02:36
A man gotta have his thinking stool  ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, On the home straight?
Post by: andycafe on Aug 08, 2012, 06:04:24
A man gotta have his thinking stool  ;)

absolutely  ;D those are for guests, this is my thinker  ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, On the home straight?
Post by: Papa Smurf on Aug 12, 2012, 08:00:51
Great work, and great thread.

My personal preferrence would have been for a light varnish on the plywood walls, but I'm not paying your bills, so you get to choose ;)

I love the way you've provided for lots of power socket outlets. Can't have too many - or too much lighting. I remember when my late Dad had the family home built (1970-ish) he included his man-cave in the design - it was 12m x 12m, had a double French door entrance, and double switched socket outlets mounted at 1m intervals around every wall - within 2 years he was stringing extension cables across the ceiling!

Don't forget to keep that compressor tank drained (and regularly inspected).

Papa Smurf
Title: Re: Workshop, On the home straight?
Post by: andycafe on Aug 22, 2012, 06:52:26
Great work, and great thread.

My personal preferrence would have been for a light varnish on the plywood walls, but I'm not paying your bills, so you get to choose ;)

I love the way you've provided for lots of power socket outlets. Can't have too many - or too much lighting. I remember when my late Dad had the family home built (1970-ish) he included his man-cave in the design - it was 12m x 12m, had a double French door entrance, and double switched socket outlets mounted at 1m intervals around every wall - within 2 years he was stringing extension cables across the ceiling!

Don't forget to keep that compressor tank drained (and regularly inspected).

Papa Smurf

Thanks mate, Your the 2nd person to suggest the varnished wood look, and although I do like the wood look I wanted to go for a more modern professional style... However the Tv/aircon/compressor cabinet & the door frame are going to be stained the same as the steel topped workbench to give some contrast. I'm glad your enjoying the thread.
Title: Re: Workshop, On the home straight?
Post by: andycafe on Aug 22, 2012, 06:57:31
Bit of an update, I've been flat out getting things squared away so I haven't been posting, but by mid next week I will have a massive update with tons of pic's for you all to enjoy  ;D

heres a teaser for you till then  ;) cheers Andy.......

Title: Re: Workshop, Where I'm at!
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Aug 22, 2012, 08:50:08
Excellent! Anxiously awaiting the massive update, my man.
Title: Re: Workshop, Where I'm at!
Post by: Bert Jan on Aug 23, 2012, 20:11:15
come on! pics pics pics!
Title: Re: Workshop, Where I'm at!
Post by: andycafe on Aug 31, 2012, 21:39:37
Okay so here we are, I'm absolutely stoked with how everything has come up so far! (considering i'm a complete amateur  :D )
As you will see from the pics, the floor is painted in a dark grey the workbenches are in with their proper legs (100x100 with a chamfer around the bottom). I have stain the entertainment / compressor area aswell as the door frame and the bench legs, All the power and lighting is done (9 twin caged fluros, 7 wall mounted energy savers, 20 power points and a new sub power board for it all And if any of you Victorians need a great sparky Give Craig @ Malleys electrical a call (see attached card) I have made the steel frame for the door and just need to cover.

Things left to do

1: skirting around bottom of walls
2: build storage shelves in tge empty corner
3: sort all my gear out
4: get hydraulic work bench
5: Build some bloody bikes! 4 ;D lol

anyway heres some pics, I hope you enjoy
Andy........
Title: Re: Workshop, Where I'm at!
Post by: andycafe on Aug 31, 2012, 21:40:53
some more
Title: Re: Workshop, Where I'm at!
Post by: andycafe on Aug 31, 2012, 21:42:19
I almost forgot, All 6 sound system speakers are in  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: teazer on Aug 31, 2012, 22:26:03
Workshop is looking amazing Andy.

BTW, I used to live in Eltham - about a million years ago. Small world.
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: Tim on Aug 31, 2012, 22:38:51
Yup, I'm jealous.  Now fill it with junk!
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Aug 31, 2012, 22:42:39
Fantastic, man. I can definitely dig it.
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: Clutch48 on Aug 31, 2012, 22:50:03
Very Nice!
 
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: chicken0207 on Aug 31, 2012, 23:45:19
Sweet workshop, i would love that , all i have to work is a 5'x5' slab of crowded garage when im lucky
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: Finnigan on Aug 31, 2012, 23:56:43
Looks like heaven
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 01, 2012, 02:47:59
A palace!

Crazy
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: SeekingZero on Sep 01, 2012, 04:01:42
Very nice work.  There aren't enough people that can build there own man caves.
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: spotty on Sep 01, 2012, 06:59:53
awesome work mate, i'm hoping to get my new garage built by summer but i don't know its gonna look near as good what you've done. nice to see another melbournite (especially one from the north, i'm in reservoir) and nice cb250 you've got comin along too. i've got a pair of forks off one of them holding my BSA C11 trials-bike-to-be off the workbench at my mates place. 
if you see a vmax (usually with some sort of silly paint job - lime green/black zebra at the minute heeheehee) out and about give us a wave   cheers spotty
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 01, 2012, 18:28:24
Fuckin awesome! I thought I had it nice with my new pole barn 2 years ago... now I am thinking I need to finish the inside.
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 20:04:42
Workshop is looking amazing Andy.

BTW, I used to live in Eltham - about a million years ago. Small world.

Thanks man, Classic that you lived here hasn't the interweb made the world so accessible  :)
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 20:06:46
Yup, I'm jealous.  Now fill it with junk!

Cheers Tim, haha about 5 min after loading the update I went out and started to move all the rest of my gear around  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 20:10:36
Fantastic, man. I can definitely dig it.

Sweet, A Justin "dig it" is like a gold star, Thanks man  ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 20:13:14
Very Nice!

Thanks, I'm glad people are liking it  :)
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 20:16:45
Sweet workshop, i would love that , all i have to work is a 5'x5' slab of crowded garage when im lucky

Cheers mate, haha a squeezey 5'x5' is still something  :o
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 20:18:39
Looks like heaven

Thankyou, once I get back to building bikes heaven It will be  :D
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 20:20:46
A palace!

Crazy

Absolutely, unfortunately the servants around here are pretty lippy hahaha  ;D thanks mate
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 20:23:40
Very nice work.  There aren't enough people that can build there own man caves.

Cheers man, I would say I'm lucky to have been gifted the ability to do all the practical things I put my mind too  :D
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 20:27:14
awesome work mate, i'm hoping to get my new garage built by summer but i don't know its gonna look near as good what you've done. nice to see another melbournite (especially one from the north, i'm in reservoir) and nice cb250 you've got comin along too. i've got a pair of forks off one of them holding my BSA C11 trials-bike-to-be off the workbench at my mates place. 
if you see a vmax (usually with some sort of silly paint job - lime green/black zebra at the minute heeheehee) out and about give us a wave   cheers spotty

Sweet as man, ill definitely keep n eye out for you (lime green zebra vmax will be hard to miss Lol ) yeah looking forward to finishing up the cb rs and movibg on to the 400/4  ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 20:29:42
Fuckin awesome! I thought I had it nice with my new pole barn 2 years ago... now I am thinking I need to finish the inside.

Haha, im sure you have a pretty sweet place, with you build abilities im sure you'll be fine, thanks man ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: MickyC on Sep 01, 2012, 21:27:10
that is a wicked set up. guaranteed to make a few of us (me) very jealous hahaha. very well done mate, now you can finish the red little pocket rocket cafe. 
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 02, 2012, 00:48:24
that is a wicked set up. guaranteed to make a few of us (me) very jealous hahaha. very well done mate, now you can finish the red little pocket rocket cafe. 

Haha thanks man, once i have finished the deck were planing on having a bit of a swaray to christen them, we will be inviting all DDT members near and far  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: Maritime on Sep 04, 2012, 08:49:57
Nice to see it finished, and I thought getting all my tools organized was work.  This place looks like you will have fun for years.  your builds will be so much nicer when you can have your tools all at habds reach and proper benches etc. I am working on getting to this point on a smaller scale.

Cheers,

Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 05, 2012, 05:21:35
Nice to see it finished, and I thought getting all my tools organized was work.  This place looks like you will have fun for years.  your builds will be so much nicer when you can have your tools all at habds reach and proper benches etc. I am working on getting to this point on a smaller scale.

Cheers,

Thanks mate  :D, still a little bit to do to call her finished but bloody hell were close! I'm really looking forward to getting back on to the bikes  ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Sep 05, 2012, 09:20:57
Well, if the bikes that you continue to build are of the same quality of your shop, watch out.
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 09, 2012, 07:07:38
Thanks for all the support guy's certainly makes all the hard work a lot easier  ;)

Anyway so i've been at it again with another of those little projects I needed to get done.
I had these 2 multi draw tool boxes already and had previously attached some wheels to the bottom and stacked them with some alloy legs. Problem with it like this was that you had to bend over to get stuff from the bottom one plus it was to easy just to stack crap all over it as you can see  :-\

So dismantle and rebuild with a new wide base, lower storage shelf and a 20mm hardwood top with alloy trim, perforated steel leg supports and of course refit the wheels. Nice little side affect is it is also a perfect height for a bar table with the stools I refurbished earlier  ;D

any how heres some pics
Title: Re: Workshop, The MASSIVE update!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 09, 2012, 07:09:00
and back together  ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, another job done!
Post by: rrjlind on Sep 09, 2012, 08:43:38
pretty cool, makes me want to put tool boxes under a bike table, would definitely save garage space, but then tools are always low
Title: Re: Workshop, another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Sep 16, 2012, 06:19:31
Finally i've made the door ;D tried to make it look like an old fort door with the rivets, the frame is a pin bolt hinge job normally used for outside gates, so heavy duty enough  ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 09, 2012, 06:55:12
Ok so It's been a while, needed some rest and to save a little coin. To night I picked up the materials for the shelves under the workbenches and hope fully tomorrow night i'll start installing them.
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: Finnigan on Oct 09, 2012, 13:25:47
Gonna be SICK
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 11, 2012, 07:26:53
So the shelves worked out sweet "so stoked!" gave the shop a good clean after, now have all my bench space and some organization.
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 11, 2012, 07:31:14
still need to take some cleaned up pic's, so all the benches have shelves now (just haven't taken pics of them all)

oh and my wife planking to test them lol....
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 11, 2012, 07:35:00
So now i've decided that the next thing i'm going to do is buid in a small(ish) spray booth instead of the wall shelved i was originally going to do, funny how we change our minds lol.....
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Oct 11, 2012, 09:04:03
That planking picture is hilarious, sir.

Paint booth sounds like a damn good idea to me.
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: JohnGoFast on Oct 11, 2012, 10:29:59
+1 funny shit
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: TommyRocker on Oct 12, 2012, 19:56:46
I'm so jealous
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 14, 2012, 06:18:41
Ahaha yeah the wife has her good moments  ;D ok so heres some pic's of me finally  being organised  enough to do some actual work on actual projects  :D
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: stroker crazy on Oct 14, 2012, 06:42:24
Bliss!!

Crazy
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 15, 2012, 08:18:11
Ok all I have these two pictures with caption bubbles for my workshop, now I didn't like the original text so I've blanked them out and would love inventive (orginal) suggestions. Let's see what you can do Andy....
 
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 17, 2012, 04:49:45
Today at the job I was on I notice a couple of air regulators for spray painting , after speaking to the maintenance manager found that they no longer used them ? So after a bit of a Chat about them, my work shop and the spray booth i'm going to build in it (2.4meters x 1.9meters)(7.9f x 6.2f), I ended up with the both of them and a heap of connectors "yay me"

http://www.smitsgroup.co.nz/p1086v0/Cormack/Cormack-LFR_101-Filter-Regulator
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 17, 2012, 06:23:49
Maybe something like this?
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: interceptor on Oct 21, 2012, 08:53:44
Excellent job.  Looks to have alot of floor space.  Now that you are done, is there anything that you would have done different? 
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 21, 2012, 09:24:52
Excellent job.  Looks to have alot of floor space.  Now that you are done, is there anything that you would have done different?

Thanks  :) its still a work in progress so change is inevitable, like building a spray booth in the corner instead of shelves . I did have a great deal of time to plan this, 17 separate lights 20 power points pneumatic hose built in and all the bench space, now that i'm using it it feels great, love my sound system and looking forward to putting up the tv. This week  I should be picking up a lift table so bacj to working on the cafe I will be :)
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: jimmiejoe on Oct 21, 2012, 10:38:59
Ahaha yeah the wife has her good moments  ;D ok so heres some pic's of me finally  being organised  enough to do some actual work on actual projects  :D

Super nice 'Man Cave'
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 27, 2012, 01:29:25
Super nice 'Man Cave'

Cheers man :D
Title: Re: Workshop, and another job done!
Post by: andycafe on Oct 27, 2012, 01:41:49
Ok so it's time to move on to stage 2 of this little project  ;) the deck. Today I marked out for the joists so that I check my numbers  :o ,there needs to be 65 5mtr joists for sure and I still need to work out posts and stirrups  ??? any how heres a couple of pic's of (as my wife puts it) the snail race track ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 27, 2012, 07:30:57
Great... just great... now I gotta keep watchin this "non-motorcyle" thread to see how it turns out.
  ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: peteGS on Oct 27, 2012, 18:36:15
Andy, this is awesome... I'm exceedingly jealous of your space!


I'll soon be embarking on a shed build of my own which will be limited to 4.5m x 1.4m... I'll lose about 1m of length to store the mower/whipper snipper/etc. but the rest will be project storage doubling as a spray and blasting booth.


I'm going to try to be fancy and make the side able to fold out so I gain an extra 1m of width to get some room when spraying.


My one crucial question for you... how sound proof have you been able to make the compressor compartment without inhibiting air flow? I'm intending to insulate all walls and the roof for noise and I'm hoping I can get the compressor noise down by having it in as sound proof an enclosure I can make and sitting it on some foam rubber or something as well. Most of my working time on projects is at night, and unfortunately the shed will be on the side of the house near the bedroom and I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it quiet enough to use at night without disturbing my wife or neighbours...
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: andycafe on Oct 27, 2012, 21:54:40
Great... just great... now I gotta keep watchin this "non-motorcyle" thread to see how it turns out.
  ;D

Ahaha your welcome ;)
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: andycafe on Oct 27, 2012, 22:06:54
Andy, this is awesome... I'm exceedingly jealous of your space!


I'll soon be embarking on a shed build of my own which will be limited to 4.5m x 1.4m... I'll lose about 1m of length to store the mower/whipper snipper/etc. but the rest will be project storage doubling as a spray and blasting booth.


I'm going to try to be fancy and make the side able to fold out so I gain an extra 1m of width to get some room when spraying.


My one crucial question for you... how sound proof have you been able to make the compressor compartment without inhibiting air flow? I'm intending to insulate all walls and the roof for noise and I'm hoping I can get the compressor noise down by having it in as sound proof an enclosure I can make and sitting it on some foam rubber or something as well. Most of my working time on projects is at night, and unfortunately the shed will be on the side of the house near the bedroom and I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it quiet enough to use at night without disturbing my wife or neighbours...

Ok, so insulating the whole of your shop is also good, in reguards to the compressor, my enclosure is 3 sided and goes from floor roof, it also has exposed insulation retained by mesh on all the walls. It's important to remember your not trying to confine the noise (making a small enclosure) but reduse it  :o this is why my enclosure its floor to roof and so does the insulation. I have a large hole in the access door to allow plenty of airflow and with these measures it's no much louder that an old fridge compressorv :D pretty good me thinks. cheers Andy
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: peteGS on Oct 28, 2012, 08:05:24
Cheers Andy, that's good to know! I'd love to be able to do blasting at night if not painting, so if I can get it to the level of a fridge motor I'll be laughin'.


Did you use anything special for insulation or just noise batts or whatever?


I'm still thinking of sitting it on foam rubber or something to stop that annoying vibrating on concrete sound as well. Mind you I'm quite a way away from getting to it yet...
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: andycafe on Dec 07, 2012, 04:43:39
I guess this means I've got a busy weekend ahead of me since this lot got dropped off this morning  :o
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: MickyC on Dec 07, 2012, 05:27:28
that's a lot of wood mate. good luck  :)
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: andycafe on Dec 07, 2012, 05:40:07
that's a lot of wood mate. good luck  :)

Cheers man  :D It's ok I have 1 of my wifes workmates coming over to help. 22/ blonde/ 6ft/ 60kg  :o ??? :o ??? she offered  :o ??? :o ???
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 07, 2012, 13:17:00
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_sTXQphjYS_M/TSPnOJ0IbNI/AAAAAAAAA04/DXLzT6IVIiw/s1600/tooltimegirl.jpg)
 
It's a set-up... to see if you pay more attention to her than you should.
Only look at her eyes when speaking do not let your eyes drift downwards
Do not speak until having spoken to your missus first.
Do not offer her anything, "here let me help you with that" is a no-no.
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: andycafe on Dec 07, 2012, 15:55:44
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_sTXQphjYS_M/TSPnOJ0IbNI/AAAAAAAAA04/DXLzT6IVIiw/s1600/tooltimegirl.jpg)
 
It's a set-up... to see if you pay more attention to her than you should.
Only look at her eyes when speaking do not let your eyes drift downwards
Do not speak until having spoken to your missus first.
Do not offer her anything, "here let me help you with that" is a no-no.

MAN SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE THAT :o
I have been reciting your advise in my head, thankyou  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 07, 2012, 21:48:59
 ;) I am here for you bud!
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Post by: Redbird on Dec 07, 2012, 21:58:08
And try not to giggle everytime she says something like...
"Let's see that wood you got", or "wow, that's alot of wood", or...

I guess try not to giggle anytime she says "Wood" :P
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 08, 2012, 03:15:56
And try not to giggle everytime she says something like...
"Let's see that wood you got", or "wow, that's alot of wood", or...

I guess try not to giggle anytime she says "Wood" :P

Hahaha lolol  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 08, 2012, 03:19:26
;) I am here for you bud!

Thanks man  ;)
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 08, 2012, 03:24:54
Ok so I made it through the day with no issues  :o here is the results of the day, 3 sets of rim joists in!, 1/3 of the joists in too  :D tomorrow the remainder of the joists and however many of the remaining 95 stumps  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 09, 2012, 03:24:38
Well it's the end of the weekend  :o  (where the bloody hell did that go  ???) looking forward to getting back to work for a break  ;D plenty done today and definitely earned this  :P

Cheers Andy  ;)
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Post by: Redbird on Dec 09, 2012, 20:01:44
What? No pics of the Help?! :P

Looks like you got alot more done than I did. Enjoy your beer ;)
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 10, 2012, 06:32:20
What? No pics of the Help?! :P

Looks like you got alot more done than I did. Enjoy your beer ;)

Haha :) I was following HD's advise, I think me snapping Pic's of her with my SLR would be a bit obvious  ;D
For the deck party i'll make sure Include her  :o
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 10, 2012, 06:54:12
Ok so after the week ends work I was pretty tired  :-\ but some bright spark decided it would be a good idea to dig the 5 post holes for the end rim joists, IDIOT  :D LOL......;
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 11, 2012, 06:43:55
Right, so 4 posts concreted in tonight and i'll sort the middle one out tomorrow. Turns out that there was some loose gravel backfill right in the middle post hole area, after i dug it out the hole is 1-1/2 feet deep x 1 foot wide x 2 feet long  :( I poured a 100mm concrete base into it tonight and once it has set to support the center post ill fill the rest  ::) then break time till the weekend  :o maybe lol.....
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 12, 2012, 05:23:05
Right, well then! So I tought that center post hole a lesson it wont soon forget (3 barrow loads of concrete !)  :o I have now finished up all the posts for the end rim joist  ;D so finally I'm gonna get a night off on Thursday  ??? Any way here is a few pic's of the 4 outside posts that are cured and the middle 1 I've just set.

(and they said "what do you need want with a concrete mixer?) lol
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 27, 2012, 08:34:40
Progress made  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 27, 2012, 11:57:56
The wksp build in 3m 34s  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21GuiWebHQs
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Post by: DesmoBro on Dec 29, 2012, 00:49:45
Sikk dude!!!....envious of that space...Sweet video 2
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 29, 2012, 04:43:59
Sikk dude!!!....envious of that space...Sweet video 2

Cheers dude, heres a panoramic the wife took  :D
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 29, 2012, 05:01:38
Didn't get anymore done on the deck, however I did manage to get the new lock for the work shop door built and installed.   ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 29, 2012, 05:07:04
and from the inside  :o
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Post by: MickyC on Dec 29, 2012, 06:13:37
Hahaha sick. Looking killer mate
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Post by: Redbird on Dec 29, 2012, 15:46:51
Now THAT is a deadbolt!

Since we're building a 4' wide door (rather than try and buy one) for my shop, I've been mulling over ideas about what to do for a lock. That looks clean, simple, and most of all effective! :D
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 29, 2012, 17:32:50
Now THAT is a deadbolt!

Since we're building a 4' wide door (rather than try and buy one) for my shop, I've been mulling over ideas about what to do for a lock. That looks clean, simple, and most of all effective! :D

Although PadBolts are a great idea for out side doors as they can take a Padlock ;)
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Post by: andycafe on Feb 09, 2013, 05:52:40
Ok, so finally some time to make more pogress on this stage ;D. Right so I have completed all of the stumping on the left half of the base  :o and the rim joists for the step to the grass area are installed  :D. The best news is that I have started to lay some deck boards  ;D

It don't look like much, but there is 500 screws just in that lot of decking boards  :o
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Post by: Brodie on Feb 22, 2013, 02:10:26
Nice work on the man cave mate. I would love to have something like that. Even having aircon in the shop is a huge plus. Have not spotted the beer fridge yet though.

Oh and that is a huge deck. (Kiwi joke)
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Post by: ben2go on Feb 22, 2013, 11:32:15
Ok, so finally some time to make more pogress on this stage ;D. Right so I have completed all of the stumping on the left half of the base  :o and the rim joists for the step to the grass area are installed  :D. The best news is that I have started to lay some deck boards  ;D

It don't look like much, but there is 500 screws just in that lot of decking boards  :o

That's a huge dance floor.Where's the brass pole going?
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Post by: andycafe on Feb 22, 2013, 21:49:37
Nice work on the man cave mate. I would love to have something like that. Even having aircon in the shop is a huge plus. Have not spotted the beer fridge yet though.

Oh and that is a huge deck. (Kiwi joke)

Cheers mate, The wife wants a bigger and better fridge in the house, so i'll get current 1 which is awesome as a beer fridge :) Note sure if you've seen the post that my workshop is built off the back of our 63sqm garage, so the fridge will be by the door in there  ;D .

How did you know I was originally from NZ? lol ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Feb 22, 2013, 21:55:09
That's a huge dance floor.Where's the brass pole going?

In the middle next to the jelly wrestling pool  :o ;D lol......
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Post by: Redbird on Feb 22, 2013, 22:15:47
Ha!!
I keep telling the wife I'm putting a stripper pole in my workshop. She thinks I'm kidding :P

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z83/maniako4ever/SupportSingleMoms.jpg)
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Post by: Brodie on Feb 22, 2013, 22:29:19
Cheers mate, The wife wants a bigger and better fridge in the house, so i'll get current 1 which is awesome as a beer fridge :) Note sure if you've seen the post that my workshop is built off the back of our 63sqm garage, so the fridge will be by the door in there  ;D .

How did you know I was originally from NZ? lol ;D

Look like a decent bar fridge. Can keep a few steaks in the freezer.
I had an idea you were a Kiwi as you have aircon in the workshop and live in victoria but drink carlton draught. Also you did all the work yourself. Not to many Aussie would do that haha.
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Post by: Bert Jan on Feb 22, 2013, 22:33:20
Looks amazing man! Awesome job!

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Post by: andycafe on Feb 22, 2013, 22:43:58
Ha!!
I keep telling the wife I'm putting a stripper pole in my workshop. She thinks I'm kidding :P

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z83/maniako4ever/SupportSingleMoms.jpg)

Ah haha, you have to have something for everyone, bikes for bike mates / beer for beer mates and danicing pole everyone ah haha lol.... cheers andy
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Post by: andycafe on Feb 22, 2013, 22:48:31
Look like a decent bar fridge. Can keep a few steaks in the freezer.
I had an idea you were a Kiwi as you have aircon in the workshop and live in victoria but drink carlton draught. Also you did all the work yourself. Not to many Aussie would do that haha.

Doesn't everyone love 20deg C, mmm steak, ah haha is that why all my aussie mates can't believe I did it all myself  ;D cheers andy......

PS: VB tastes like vegemite  :) :D ;D :o
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Post by: andycafe on Feb 22, 2013, 22:51:09
Looks amazing man! Awesome job!

Thanks Bert, i've just arranged  for time off work from the 9th of March so that I can go hard laynig down some Deck  ;D
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Post by: jaderd on Mar 12, 2013, 03:11:30
Hows the deck going mate ? just went back through and read the last 15 pages of your build again :) inspiring
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 12, 2013, 04:16:09
Hows the deck going mate ? just went back through and read the last 15 pages of your build again :) inspiring

Hey, I've been super busy with work so progress has been slow but I've taken this week off to lay all the decking boards I have (half the deck) and the step up from the garage :D I too have been looking back over the build and can't believe what
I achieved  :o I still have my eye on a motorcycle lift plus theres still plenty of other things I want/need to do in the shop  ;)

How about you? any spanner turning lately
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Post by: jaderd on Mar 12, 2013, 22:43:12
sounds good,


yeah a bit of spanner turning but related to the camp trailer.
most recent was i flipped the axle to under the leaf springs instead of on top and replaced U Bolts, as even with the 10" wheels as the trailer is wide and has actual boxed wheel arches it was a tight fit to wedge the wheel out between hub and wheel well.


Didnt want that hassle on the side of the road incase blowout / flat tire.


So flipped it which gave me 4-5" more ground clearance and also enabled me to fit some spare BMW E30 rims to the trailer, jumped up to 14's running 195 profile looks and should tow nice and stable.


quick pic to hijack ya thread.


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/544458_10151288422186619_928143996_n.jpg)



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Post by: Redbird on Mar 17, 2013, 12:10:57
looks and should tow nice and stable.
Not necesarily. Car tires have softer sidewalls than trailer tires. The softer sidewalls allow the trailer to sway, and even more so with a high center of gravity.
Trailer tires are built stiffer and (generally) capable of carrying higher loads than their car counterparts.

/threadjack.
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: andycafe on Mar 18, 2013, 07:53:43
Ok so I picked up my new Motorcycle work tabke tonight and i'm stoked with it  I slid the cafe racer onto it as soon as I got home and I think I can feel some motivation coming on Also I picked up 3 more boards like I used for my bench tops and i'll make large single doors for my work benches out of them once I cut them to fit between the posts. Also I think now I should intall the 2x5' fluro lights for the lifter work area 
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 19, 2013, 08:28:54
It seems getting the new lift has helped my motivation to complete outstanding jobs
Tonight I cut down the bench on the left from 3mtrs to 1.6mtrs, this gives me much better access to the compressor inclosure, also moved the Yamaha up onto the bench so that it's out of the way until it's time for it to be rebuilt.
I also placed the panels that I'm thinking of making doors for the benches with around the shop to get a feel for the idea what do you think?
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 19, 2013, 08:57:34
Looks great Andy, except its too clean ;D and you need some inspirational motorcycle/car/ etc. pics on the walls.  That said you are creating an awsome space, I'd put a bed in the corner and sleep there too.
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 19, 2013, 18:32:02
looking good mate, where about did you grab the scissor/bike stand stand from and $ I like
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 20, 2013, 07:16:42
Looks great Andy, except its too clean ;D and you need some inspirational motorcycle/car/ etc. pics on the walls.  That said you are creating an awsome space, I'd put a bed in the corner and sleep there too.

Cheers M, I took a pic of my work bench and tool stand toshow it's not too clean  ;D yes your right I definitely need some pic's on the walls i've started looking around for mc posters to frame up :o Don't need a bed when yoh have a leather lazy boy  :o :o ;D
Title: Re: Workshop, stage two underway =)
Post by: andycafe on Mar 20, 2013, 07:21:16
looking good mate, where about did you grab the scissor/bike stand stand from and $ I like

Thanks dwi, I pick it up from ebay, it was only slightly used ;D but I got it for a sweet price. They go on ebay for $449 - $499 and I got lucky a picked this one for $260  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 20, 2013, 07:27:29
So the excitement continues  ;D I picked up some 1.5mtr flruo's off ebay Aug/Sept last year, So tonight on my way home I grabbed some new tubes and starters for them, then installed everything when I got home. I wired them up to their own switch and now they create a nice Halo of light around the bike for working  ;D
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Post by: Finnigan on Mar 20, 2013, 12:16:45
that looks really good!  looks like studio lighting and sets off the paint of that bike
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 21, 2013, 11:22:59
Ha, yes the lazy boy would do for sure, just as good to sleep in as a bed for me.  Nice work on the lights.  I have a good set of those in the garage, I need to get a few now for the shop side.
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 24, 2013, 01:32:03
Ok so I came to realize that the colours in my shop were very plain  :-\ Well i've cured that on 1 side of my shed so far and with the completion of display shelving and  shortening the bench for better access to my compressor cuboard on the other side with tv area above too  ;D anyway here's where i'm at so far...cheers andy..
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 24, 2013, 01:33:04
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Post by: jaderd on Mar 24, 2013, 22:17:47
looks the goods mate :)
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 24, 2013, 22:30:30
looks the goods mate :)

x2 brother 

loving the fact you have gone back to the little cb and doing the seat
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Post by: Brodie on Mar 25, 2013, 01:17:07
Looking good mate. How did the deck turn out?
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 25, 2013, 03:57:10
looks the goods mate :)

Thanks J, Theres alway room for improvements and upgrades  :D
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 25, 2013, 04:00:22
x2 brother 

loving the fact you have gone back to the little cb and doing the seat

Cheers dwi, the whole point of this shop was so I could finish the rs for the wife and start on the 400f for me  ;D I've sure taken my sweet time  ::)  ;D
Keep checking the cafe build as i'm moving ahead with it  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 25, 2013, 04:05:52
Looking good mate. How did the deck turn out?

Cheers B, yeah the decks coming along  :o i've been through 2000 screws and about 550lm of board so far. Work has been super busy so time has been limited  :-\ still 4 days off this weekend should see me to half way and having the old veranda down   ;D I've been holding off postingany pic's till I reach this stage  ;) thanks for watching , andy
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 25, 2013, 09:04:51
Nice work on the shelves and colour, really changes it fir the better.  Way less big empty white walls.  Good luck on the deck I have built a few of those and they are a lot of work, even small ones. yours is huge.
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 29, 2013, 02:04:02
Nice work on the shelves and colour, really changes it fir the better.  Way less big empty white walls.  Good luck on the deck I have built a few of those and they are a lot of work, even small ones. yours is huge.

Thanks M, yes I do like a bit of flavour and the colour's have sure helped  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 29, 2013, 02:07:34
Another little job taken care of :P i've finally put the gear off the shelf and into the rack where it belongs  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 29, 2013, 02:08:28
Done!  :o
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 29, 2013, 11:00:35
Nice.  Shop dedicated referance library ;D


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Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Finnigan on Mar 29, 2013, 13:04:54
I was thinking porn...
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Post by: RotaryDanglish on Mar 29, 2013, 14:56:59
I was thinking porn...
That depends on the wifes deffinition of Dotheton.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Mar 29, 2013, 19:14:19
My wife defines porn as disgusting, so for my own safety I stopped looking at it  :o She is very lovely so it's a small sacrifice  :D Happy Wife, Happy Life  ;D
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: MickyC on Mar 30, 2013, 08:38:08
Hey Andy have you ever been to the event "chopped" rod and custom at some race track down vic way? I'm thinking of going this year it's on in October.
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 30, 2013, 09:56:32
I hadn't till now  :D had a look at the website, looks like it was held at the Newstead racecouse. I know a guy in those circles i'll as him about it  ;D
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: MickyC on Mar 30, 2013, 18:22:37
Kewl let me know I have seen bits and pieces on fuel tank tv and am keen for a trip down.
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 30, 2013, 23:19:12
Well i'm half way laying the deck  :D as you can see on the right, there is a cut out ready for permanent seating frame to be built. The step from the garage is done I just need to do the small boards to trim it  ;) I also managed to remove the old veranda so that I can start with the supports for the c-channel perlin for the new veranda, the best part of the new design "no posts in the way"  ;D
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Post by: stroker crazy on Mar 31, 2013, 01:03:10
That deck is enormous!

Crazy
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Post by: ben2go on Mar 31, 2013, 14:26:45
Sweet.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: spotty on Apr 01, 2013, 07:09:25
just gotta turn those windows into doors and you can park bikes inside like a proper house, i'm sure the missus wouldn't mind LOL
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Apr 02, 2013, 07:12:42
That deck is enormous!

Crazy

That's what she said  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Apr 02, 2013, 07:13:09
Sweet.

Cheers  ;)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Apr 02, 2013, 07:15:35
just gotta turn those windows into doors and you can park bikes inside like a proper house, i'm sure the missus wouldn't mind LOL

 ;D Yeah the plan is to put French doors where the windows are now  ;) maybe just 1 bike there would be ok  :o  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Apr 07, 2013, 01:05:08
Ok so i'm going to paint an Indian mc logo on the wall to the left of the door, above the bench. The queston is Which design? what do you all think  ;D

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=36090.0;attach=64201;image)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: ronnie on Apr 07, 2013, 02:51:38
I like the bottom one, not too busy and big..

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Post by: MickyC on Apr 07, 2013, 03:12:01
i like the centre one mate
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Post by: andycafe on Apr 13, 2013, 20:50:18
Sneak peak of the outline for the logo  :D
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 14, 2013, 04:24:20
That looks great man who drew the outline looks pro as
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Post by: andycafe on Apr 14, 2013, 07:28:29
That looks great man who drew the outline looks pro as

Thanks mate, It was me but there's a secret shhhhh  ;)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Prutsert on Apr 14, 2013, 14:09:58
Beamer?
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Post by: suddenlycalm on Apr 14, 2013, 14:22:55
Overhead projector?
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Post by: ben2go on Apr 14, 2013, 14:51:18
Overhead projector?

That's where my money lays. ;D
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: suddenlycalm on Apr 14, 2013, 14:56:12
I work in a sign shop and we have billboards.  Some customers still want them painted, so we use the projector and paint the sections in the shop then bring them out for install.  Easy way to get a 12' x 24' image on a wall.  I like the indian logo. Looks good!
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Post by: andycafe on Apr 14, 2013, 17:18:59
Ok ok i'll come clean  ;D I used an Epson EB-905 projector, it's perfect as not only can you adjust to the size you want and get the image square but it also allows you to see what the finshed product will look like :)
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Post by: suddenlycalm on Apr 14, 2013, 17:19:59
Love it. 
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Post by: ben2go on Apr 14, 2013, 22:15:43
I knew we were onto your tricks.  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Apr 26, 2013, 02:34:38
Small update, finally got the post in and the adjustments made to the other for supporting the veranda perlin  :D With the help of my neighbour we lifted in to place and secured it  ;D WOW it's gonna be big which i'm sure the dog will be happy with when it's raining and the best part is NO posts obstructing you  ;)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: ZMagic97 on Apr 26, 2013, 02:48:16
Beautiful work. I wish I had the room/ability to use my property to make all this!
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: peteGS on Apr 26, 2013, 08:14:16
I'm still enjoyin' this Andy... but I'm gonna havta start my own shed thread soon... except mine's on the opposite scale!


I've actually almost got the are levelled ready to box up for the concrete at last...
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: spotty on Apr 26, 2013, 09:18:46
yayyyyyy, finally got the neighbours to agree to paying half the fence once we build a new garage and rip down all the old fence/garage, maybe i can start my own thread then.
in the meantime, keep up the good work, its people like you that are the inspiration for the rest of us 
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 26, 2013, 11:24:03
Nice work, this will be hte house everybody wants to come to the BBQ's and hang out at for sure.
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Post by: andycafe on Apr 26, 2013, 20:43:11
Beautiful work. I wish I had the room/ability to use my property to make all this!

Thanks mate, I am lucky that I can transfer my ideas into reality  ;D which ever reality that may be  :o ;D
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Apr 26, 2013, 20:47:24
I'm still enjoyin' this Andy... but I'm gonna havta start my own shed thread soon... except mine's on the opposite scale!

I've actually almost got the are levelled ready to box up for the concrete at last...

Cheers Pete, I'll look forward to checking it out  :) Remember "it's not the size that matters, it's what you do with it"  ;D ;D

As i'm constantly aware, good things take time :)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Apr 26, 2013, 21:00:22
yayyyyyy, finally got the neighbours to agree to paying half the fence once we build a new garage and rip down all the old fence/garage, maybe i can start my own thread then.
in the meantime, keep up the good work, its people like you that are the inspiration for the rest of us

Brilliant ! they say most neighbourly disputes are caused by fences, so that it a pretty major win  ;D I was super lucky in that both of my side neighbours and I, built new fences together and the 35m rear fence had to be done when a town house got built, so all of the neighbours attached just paid their share for the new one  ;D
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Apr 26, 2013, 21:03:46
Nice work, this will be the house everybody wants to come to the BBQ's and hang out at for sure.

Cheers  ;D just as well that I have a big barbe then  ;D feel free to pop over  ;)
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Post by: Brodie on Apr 26, 2013, 21:19:24
Nice work on the pergola, great idea not having any poles in the way.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Maritime on Apr 27, 2013, 17:41:31
Thanks for the invite.  I ride far to spend time wirh friends but I dont think the GL can float. ;D

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Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Apr 28, 2013, 03:54:53
Nice work on the pergola, great idea not having any poles in the way.

Cheers mate  :)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Apr 28, 2013, 04:03:40
Thanks for the invite.  I ride far to spend time wirh friends but I dont think the GL can float. ;D


Solution :)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Apr 28, 2013, 04:04:41
Well I made some progress on the Indian logo today :) That's after I completed a few chores to keep wifey happy :) Still plenty to do to finish it, but it's starting to look like something now :)

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Post by: andycafe on Apr 28, 2013, 05:10:23
And one for perspective :)
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 29, 2013, 14:11:31
Nice work on the logo. That swamp bike is funny.  I think if I get there it would be fly and rent a bike for sure.  I am hoping to actually do that in a few years when my son is old enough to ride as well so we can explore a bit.
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Post by: andycafe on May 05, 2013, 04:45:59
Thanks for all the support guy's  ;) Spare time is at a premium at the moment with 6 day work weeks  :o  Still I managed to get some more done on my Indian  ;D Plenty more to do but he's looking good.
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Post by: Maritime on May 06, 2013, 13:54:40
Nice, Getting closer for sure.
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Post by: GmanGS450 on May 09, 2013, 11:22:07
AWESOME SHOP, that is one cool way to take something and TRULY make it your own!
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Post by: andycafe on May 10, 2013, 07:01:47
AWESOME SHOP, that is one cool way to take something and TRULY make it your own!

Thanks man, yeah I always like to add a little personality to my builds, what ever they are :)
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Post by: andycafe on May 10, 2013, 07:03:18
Ok so my Indian is complete  ;D
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Post by: stroker crazy on May 10, 2013, 08:52:32
Well done!

Crazy
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Post by: Habanero52 on May 10, 2013, 09:39:24
AWESOME MAN!!!!!
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Post by: Maritime on May 10, 2013, 10:27:13
Nice work.  Looks Great.
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Post by: peteGS on May 12, 2013, 18:45:13
Looks the goods Andy, well done!
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Post by: MickyC on May 12, 2013, 18:50:48
you will have to come round to my place and do one on my wall mate, she came out great.
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Post by: ParkdaleDan on May 17, 2013, 10:33:34
Beautiful work! I'm extremely jealous! I have to do all my work in borrowed spaces.  If its a multi-day job I have to start on a Friday, pull my work truck off the dock and drop the ramp, ride the bike into the truck, tuck the ramp away, back the truck to the dock and ride into my warehouse, lay down massive amounts of cardboard and get to her!
Not a easy task in the AV industry. But even though your a installer, you know how a AV techs schedule can be for shows I'm sure.

Love your space!

One tech question though, You aren't just using that dinky little monitor for your computer right? I hope you have a secondary output to extend your desktop to your HDTV :)
My living room has a 22" monitor on a Mounted arm next to my couch and my 42" Plasma is my secondary monitor to watch all my (il)legal downloads.
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Post by: andycafe on May 18, 2013, 03:15:14
Well done!
Crazy

AWESOME MAN!!!!!

Nice work.  Looks Great.

Looks the goods Andy, well done!

Thanks guys, I'm super happy with how he came up  :)
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Post by: andycafe on May 18, 2013, 03:28:55
you will have to come round to my place and do one on my wall mate, she came out great.

Maybe this one  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on May 18, 2013, 03:33:36
Beautiful work! I'm extremely jealous!


One tech question though, You aren't just using that dinky little monitor for your computer right? I hope you have a secondary output to extend your desktop to your HDTV :)


cheers mate  :) yeah I've got a splitter feeding both displays, but I plan on loosing the small monitor all together  ;)
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Post by: andycafe on May 18, 2013, 03:43:15
Well I managed to get a little done on the new veranda today ;D , half of the main frame is in and I'm hoping to complete the other half tomorrow  :o

Just for laughs, My dog thinks he's as tough as Arnie with his stogie (chew stick)
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Post by: andycafe on Jul 13, 2013, 19:43:03
Well I have actually made progress on this, just been super busy at work  :'( ;D

finished the framework then picked up some Tin for it  :o (even gave it a racing stripe ;D )
Went a little overboard with the roofing screws, but it will never fly away  ;)
I'm taking time off for the first 2 weeks of Aug so I hope to finish the main deck area then  ::)

Still need to add the gutter and do the reflected deck under it but it keeps the dog dry  ;D
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Post by: peteGS on Jul 13, 2013, 19:52:22
Lookin' good Andy, too many roofing screws can't be a bad thing!


After 4 months of trying to get something done with my shed I have a hole in the ground still waiting for formwork to get the concreting done... can't catch a break this year between weather and free time. Looking like taking a week off will be needed to get some momentum...
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Post by: andycafe on Jul 13, 2013, 20:06:08
Lookin' good Andy, too many roofing screws can't be a bad thing!


After 4 months of trying to get something done with my shed I have a hole in the ground still waiting for formwork to get the concreting done... can't catch a break this year between weather and free time. Looking like taking a week off will be needed to get some momentum...

cheers mate, yeah I fell like things have stalled so my Sister coming down from Sydney seemed like a good catalyst for time off and some re-motivation  :D

Castle moment "I have a hole in the ground, its filling with water"  ;D
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Post by: peteGS on Jul 26, 2013, 18:31:00
Hahahaha yeah that rings true to me  ;D
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Post by: Redbird on Jul 28, 2013, 18:06:55
Went a little overboard with the roofing screws, but it will never fly away  ;)
Ha! I did/said the same thing with my roof. Lookin good man ;)
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Post by: alex2445 on Jul 31, 2013, 00:51:54
so what other cool 8) tools are you gonna get?  and have you thought about a welder yet?  just in case you cut something that didn't need cutting... :'(
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Post by: andycafe on Nov 09, 2013, 23:37:04
So I've been focusing all my spare time and energy on getting the deck project complete :whistle: The new veranda is up and the permanent seat against the house is in plus the step inserts are to. Here are the pic's and I will post up progress as I have to have it all complete before Christmas.
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Post by: Brodie on Nov 09, 2013, 23:52:07
Damn Andy, looking good. Bet your back hurts after all that.
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Post by: andycafe on Nov 10, 2013, 02:14:57
Cheers man, it was actually my legs that feel it the most  :o ;D
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Post by: ben2go on Nov 10, 2013, 11:03:19
That is beautiful work sir.
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Post by: peteGS on Nov 10, 2013, 15:49:13
Very nice Andy!
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Post by: andycafe on Nov 11, 2013, 02:59:14
Thanks boys! Just can't wait for it to be finished  :P Only to start the next project (garden beds  ::) )
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Post by: Maritime on Nov 13, 2013, 10:55:42
LOL. looks great Andy, Love it.  I know how you feel, everytime I complete a project on our place, it makes something else look bad and I end up with another project.
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Post by: MickyC on Nov 14, 2013, 06:45:34
everytime I complete a project on our place, it makes something else look bad and I end up with another project.

agreed im at the point where my patched up half painted house is done and im calling it industrial chic
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Post by: SeekingZero on Nov 15, 2013, 16:57:52
Nice and clean sir!  Excellent job.  8)
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Post by: andycafe on Nov 17, 2013, 03:46:36
A couple of big days (around 14 work hours) over this weekend have produced great results  :cheer: I still have around the same amount to do before it's completed, including the 2nd permanent seat against the workshop  :blink:  :) Very happy with how it's progressing though  :y:

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Post by: spotty on Nov 18, 2013, 07:12:16
and look at all that yard you'll never have to mow again.....still, if you feel the need to engage in such activities, i'm only over in Reservoir so you can come over and do my lawns any time you get the urge

i'm in the process of garage building and driveway laying but theres still way more green area left than i'd like but according to mrs spotty lawn mowing is good for me.........bollocks
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Post by: ben2go on Nov 18, 2013, 12:14:43
Beautiful work Andy.Hats off.I hope the deck I am planning looks have a good as yours.
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Post by: ronnie on Nov 20, 2013, 22:46:00
Looks great! Your deck space is bigger than most people's garages! Heck probably apartments too!

-sent from sea via corked bottle

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Post by: andycafe on Dec 07, 2013, 06:35:54
and look at all that yard you'll never have to mow again.....still, if you feel the need to engage in such activities, i'm only over in Reservoir so you can come over and do my lawns any time you get the urge

i'm in the process of garage building and driveway laying but theres still way more green area left than i'd like but according to mrs spotty lawn mowing is good for me.........bollocks

Ah ha ha, I still have more grass than deck (surprisingly) but thanks for the offer  ;D Would like to see some pics of your garage build  ;)
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 07, 2013, 06:38:21
Beautiful work Andy.Hats off.I hope the deck I am planning looks have a good as yours.

Cheers mate, all I can say is "planning and patience"  :o ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 07, 2013, 06:39:46
Looks great! Your deck space is bigger than most people's garages! Heck probably apartments too!


Thanks  :) I have been told it looks like a basketball court  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 07, 2013, 06:41:11
So I finally found some time and weather to get the main deck area finished :P  A full days work and I have it to the start of the built in seating on the workshop side  ;D


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Post by: SeekingZero on Dec 07, 2013, 14:33:57
That's a lot of space for a lot of motorcycles!  8)
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 07, 2013, 18:36:14
That's a lot of space for a lot of motorcycles!  8)

 ;D Once it's completely done (inc stain & seal) the wife has agreed to dress up full rockabilly for a photo shoot with bikes  :o ;) :D
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 15, 2013, 00:48:36
Nothing too exciting just the ledger board on the workshop and a list of materials to complete this permanent set  :D
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 31, 2013, 04:23:04
Sweet, so today I finished the frontage of the workshop seat and it also has a removable section to allow access to the drainage sump  :D Still need to do the top, need to get more materials  ::)
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 02, 2014, 07:13:57
So now that the deck has progressed to the point of sealing I have had a moment to move back inside and build a second bike stand for my builds  :o ;) I was able to use an existing guide that I had from a bike trailer I had built a while ago then traded in on my new one (less the guide) The rest of the steel and the HD wheels I was gifted by the steel guy's across the road from work    ;D So a cut or 2 later and a few welds and its a roller, I still need to add the mount for the ramp the loops for the tie downs, weld the back wheels not to turn and wire wheel then complete the second welds but great progress for tonight  :D
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Post by: matthryan on Jan 02, 2014, 08:03:43
Bike stand looks sweet!
I'm definitely going to have to steal the idea ;) 


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Post by: ben2go on Jan 02, 2014, 13:23:43
Will that stand be to top heavy to move with a bike on it?I dig the stand.
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 02, 2014, 15:42:50
Bike stand looks sweet!
I'm definitely going to have to steal the idea ;) 


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Cheers mate I'm glad you like it  ;) You'll have to post a pic of your creation  :o :)
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 02, 2014, 15:51:39
Will that stand be to top heavy to move with a bike on it?I dig the stand.

Thanks man, The blue base is 95mm x 5mm box so it's heavy  :o I used my hydraulic lift as a que for the design, the guide is 100mm lower (so only sits 600mm afl) the front beam is the same width as the hydraulic (1 meter ) and the rear is 700mm. With the straps on I can move the other with bikes so I don't for see an issue  8)
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Post by: ben2go on Jan 02, 2014, 16:17:52
Thanks man, The blue base is 95mm x 5mm box so it's heavy  :o I used my hydraulic lift as a que for the design, the guide is 100mm lower (so only sits 600mm afl) the front beam is the same width as the hydraulic (1 meter ) and the rear is 700mm. With the straps on I can move the other with bikes so I don't for see an issue  8)

Sweet deal.
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 04, 2014, 05:40:05
Finished building the new bike stand today, very Happy  :) :D ;D
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 04, 2014, 08:37:14
I like it! so don't get me wrong but...
I find myself wondering what you can do to the bike with it. Seems rather limited other than bringing it up to a height to sit on a stool for engine work...
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 04, 2014, 09:13:49
I like it! so don't get me wrong but...
I find myself wondering what you can do to the bike with it. Seems rather limited other than bringing it up to a height to sit on a stool for engine work...

Absolutely  :) I like to think of it as a servicing stand  :o because it doesn't have a table you can get in nice an close for various tasks  :D engine tuning, oil changes, chain tensioning, electrical tests, brake adjustments, exhaust works etc ...... :) and of course the 400/f build now requires the platform lift  ;)
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Post by: ben2go on Jan 04, 2014, 12:39:50
Finished building the new bike stand today, very Happy  :) :D ;D

Nice.It all makes sense to me now.
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 09, 2014, 06:52:35
Nice.It all makes sense to me now.

I'm glad  ;)
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 09, 2014, 06:53:00
Isn't it funny how little details can make you happy  , I picked this up a couple of days ago to make an extra tool stand for when I'm working on my bikes. Added the blue marine carpet and the red paint, just need to pick up some wheels for it and will be done

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Post by: mrlvlagic on Jan 09, 2014, 09:30:27
Nice stand! I like to get "nice and close" to my bike when i "perform certain tasks" as well...  ::)
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Post by: ben2go on Jan 09, 2014, 09:57:13
Nothing more satisfying than low cost DIY tools and equipment that's really useful.
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Post by: Finnigan on Jan 09, 2014, 13:37:42
Very useful!
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 09, 2014, 16:09:37
Nice stand! I like to get "nice and close" to my bike when i "perform certain tasks" as well...  ::)
Thanks mate, I fitted and bled the front brake and did some tuning the other day a found everything so easily accessible with it :)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jan 09, 2014, 16:13:54
Nothing more satisfying than low cost DIY tools and equipment that's really useful.
I do like giving things a second life, this stand had been sitting around unused for a couple of years so they were quite happy for me to take it away :)
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 09, 2014, 16:15:03
Very useful!

I know right, Winning :)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jan 18, 2014, 01:54:51
After a week of temperatures @ 41C + (106F)  :o I was lucky to pick up this retro fan for the shop  ;D It has 3 speed settings and depending on which way I face it can be an extractor or refresher :) I fitted a mount into the window frame which allows me to easily swivel and remove.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: spotty on Jan 19, 2014, 03:55:07
has been a fun week hasn't it?

i DID have a large pedestal fan out in my new garage but mrs spotty decided it would be far more use in the house so the garage has been uinusable for the whole week, loadsa fun
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Post by: MickyC on Feb 03, 2014, 09:02:30
Best idea for ventilation. You will need to put up a video walk through of the place it looks frggin huge by the pics.
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Post by: andycafe on Feb 04, 2014, 05:28:13
Best idea for ventilation. You will need to put up a video walk through of the place it looks frggin huge by the pics.


Cheers man, I'm half way though staining the deck (first coat done) once I've completed the 2nd and the sealer I'll but up a vid, nice idea :)
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Post by: andycafe on Jul 20, 2014, 09:09:46
After using my neighbours media blasting setup I realized how awesome and useful they are, soooo I decided I had to have my own  ::) I'm picking up tomorrow night ;) and it comes with 2 bags of media of different coarseness  ;D

Now to convince the wife I've always had it  :o  ;)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jul 20, 2014, 09:14:14
I couldn't help it  :-[ ;D Well I will need to weld up a stand for the new  :o I mean old blasting cabinet ;) & who doesn't have a heat gun, my old one broke :P

Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jul 25, 2014, 08:50:17
So of course I had to try out the new helmet and I needed a trolly for my welder so I made 1 up  ;D added the hangers for helmets and the welder leads, the box will be mounted to the side for my grinder  ;) The box will be my first subject in the blaster  :o
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Maritime on Jul 25, 2014, 08:52:11
Nice work Andy.  Looks great.,
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Post by: andycafe on Jul 26, 2014, 01:18:05
Nice work Andy.  Looks great.,

Cheers mate :D
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Post by: andycafe on Jul 26, 2014, 01:24:41
Finished the welding trolley (apart from the grinder box  ;) ) then set straight to work welding up the trolley stand for the blasting cabinet  :o ;D All done and painted in mid grey as homage to the dexion I used to make it  :) waiting for it to dry before starting the final setup of the cabinet .
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Post by: andycafe on Jul 29, 2014, 07:08:27
And here she is sitting on the new stand :P
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Post by: andycafe on Jul 29, 2014, 07:10:55
Tonight I fitted the regulator then plumbed up a tested  ;) I then riveted a work light to the top and sealed with high temp silicone, it's exactly the light I was looking for :) I still need to pick up some more flexible + longer media tube then it's ready for it's first run  ;D

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Post by: Maritime on Jul 29, 2014, 08:34:41
Awsome Andy, that will be the best shop tool you have when it comes to cleaning old crappy bike parts, house stuff, antique metal bits whatever, with the right media choice it will save you hours I am sure.
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Post by: andycafe on Aug 01, 2014, 05:17:38
Awsome Andy, that will be the best shop tool you have when it comes to cleaning old crappy bike parts, house stuff, antique metal bits whatever, with the right media choice it will save you hours I am sure.

Thanks dude  ;D
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Post by: andycafe on Aug 01, 2014, 05:18:43
Finished up the little welding cart today by adding the grinder box  :) After giving the box a run through the blasting cabinet using glass media which only removes paint and surface rust, I was very happy with the patina look so just cleared over to finish :P Bolted it on to the cart and added a mount bolt at 1 end for the wire wheel and bent up a hook for the other end to hold various disks   8)

Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Habanero52 on Aug 02, 2014, 11:05:01
Do you find that it's top heavy? Would you have better balance if you put the toolbox on the bottom?
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Post by: andycafe on Aug 02, 2014, 20:28:59
Do you find that it's top heavy? Would you have better balance if you put the toolbox on the bottom?

Hey, I checked that after I had mounted up the box to see if it would be, especially with wheels on it  :o. I found that with the width and height ( or lack of height ) combined with grinder not being that heavy, I'm all good and it doesn't try and fall over at every wheel stopping item  ;D
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Habanero52 on Aug 05, 2014, 18:41:56
Sweet!!!
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on May 19, 2015, 07:46:26
Seeing Brodies shop starting to take place had motivated me to get going on some changes in mine ??? It's been a couple of years since I completed my build and with time and adding new tools to the shop I found that the benches along the back wall were taking up space and not being used :o So on the weekend I removed them and reused the materials to build some more useful shelving, splashed some colour on the wall to brighten the place up and there you go  Still have plenty of sorting out to do but very happy with the result   :)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on May 22, 2015, 07:40:50
And finally I scored a display for the shop  ;D  55" LCD which only just fitted in the space  :o

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=36090.0;attach=79974;image)

Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Overture on Nov 23, 2015, 21:55:03
I legit see no reason to ever leave this workshop.

Any new updates Andy?  8)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: spotty on Nov 24, 2015, 06:32:36
I legit see no reason to ever leave this workshop.


i'm not seeing a fridge.........
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Brodie on Nov 24, 2015, 16:51:33
If I remember right the Beer Fridge is just inside the garage, connected to the workshop.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Nov 25, 2015, 05:05:07
I legit see no reason to ever leave this workshop.

Any new updates Andy?  8)

Thanks Mate  ;D The only thing I have added to the shop recently, is some extra display shelves for my RC collection  :o :)
(http://tamiyabase.com/media/kunena/attachments/3322/completerccorner.jpg)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Nov 25, 2015, 05:07:34
i'm not seeing a fridge.........


If I remember right the Beer Fridge is just inside the garage, connected to the workshop.

There is a little 120L next to the AV rack in the corner for when it is required  ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: spotty on Nov 25, 2015, 05:40:08
my (admittedly feeble) mind is at rest - possibly as a result of investigating the contents of my own shed fridge on several occassions this evening
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Nov 25, 2015, 10:39:12
Is that a Subaru Justy?
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Nov 27, 2015, 07:13:39
Is that a Subaru Justy?

Nope  ;) That would be a Lancia Delta Integrale  ;D

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Lancia_Delta_Integrale_-_Flickr_-_exfordy_(1).jpg)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Maritime on Nov 27, 2015, 08:40:46
Nope  ;) That would be a Lancia Delta Integrale  ;D

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Lancia_Delta_Integrale_-_Flickr_-_exfordy_(1).jpg)

No the little red trucklet with Subaru on it looks a lot like a Justy
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: ben2go on Nov 27, 2015, 12:37:20
American Justy

pic wont post so here is the link. http://prettycarz.com/image.php?pic=/data_images/models/subaru-justy/subaru-justy-02.jpg
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Nov 27, 2015, 18:01:27
Well, Subaru Justy is a new name for them to me  ;) I have always known them as Subaru Brat's or Subaru Brumbies, The RC models with those bodies on them, are the original vintages from 1983 except the clear 1 at the far end. I also have the monster truck version from 1989 on the lower shelf ready to paint  :)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: DohcBikes on Nov 27, 2015, 19:45:06
(http://tamiyabase.com/media/kunena/attachments/3322/completerccorner.jpg)
My jealousy, it is so deep.

I don't wanna grow up, either.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Nov 28, 2015, 03:43:19
My jealousy, it is so deep.

I don't wanna grow up, either.

 ;D ;D Trying to make up for a sparse childhood  :o :) :)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jan 25, 2016, 03:36:13
Finally managed to pick up a nice Table saw for the shop, It's a little excessive for my needs but folds up well, I have since added some locking wheels which makes easy to move about  :D



Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Maritime on Jan 25, 2016, 08:33:18
Nice Andy, that will do some real work when needed.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jan 25, 2016, 09:06:34
Nice Andy, that will do some real work when needed.

Thanks mate, Yeah the motivator for getting one was needing to make some special trim's to finish off our bathroom reno. I have plenty of other things I've been thinking of making for a while, but until getting this just weren't possible. Aligned and tested it today, So cool :)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Maritime on Jan 25, 2016, 09:20:21
I would love to have a saw like that, I have an old beat to death saw, motor is good but the guide etc. are shot. Really hard to get a clean straight rip with it so I tend to not use it much.  A good saw can make short work of jobs when you know how to use them.  I am rebuilding the cupboards and counter in our camper and I will need to rip a lot of wood, I may end up with a new to me saw as well.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: cxman on Jan 25, 2016, 09:36:35
very nice
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: ben2go on Jan 25, 2016, 15:06:10
That's a sweet piece of equipment.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jan 25, 2016, 17:06:46
I would love to have a saw like that, I have an old beat to death saw, motor is good but the guide etc. are shot. Really hard to get a clean straight rip with it so I tend to not use it much.  A good saw can make short work of jobs when you know how to use them.  I am rebuilding the cupboards and counter in our camper and I will need to rip a lot of wood, I may end up with a new to me saw as well.

Funny how we hold on to stuff, even when it's old and busted  :o I've been having a big clean up of my garage & workshop, being ruthless and getting rid of the dead bark stuff  :) I am very grateful to get this saw for the price I did, It seems I paid Half or less of what they seem to be going for  ;)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jan 25, 2016, 17:08:59
very nice

Cheers  ;)


That's a sweet piece of equipment.

Thanks mate, Very happy to have it  :D
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Maritime on Jan 25, 2016, 17:10:12
That makes it even better.  I keep my saw for the few times I need it, I have to use clamps and fuss a lot but it still cuts.  I will trash it when I can get another to replace it.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jan 25, 2016, 18:36:10
Added some more shelving for my RC collection, I still have a few cars to finish building but now I have the top shelve space to display them  ;D

(http://tamiyabase.com/media/kunena/attachments/3322/completerccorner.jpg)

to this

(http://tamiyabase.com/media/kunena/attachments/3322/20160124_131230_Richtone(HDR).jpg)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jan 29, 2016, 18:52:34
Looking through the tread I realized that I hadn't posted a pic of the deck area as it stands today, I still need to add the step to the grass and the reflected ceiling on the veranda but I'm getting to it  ;D I have finally decided on the finish for the workshop wall & I'm getting to that too  ;D

(http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=520057&d=1453763937)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: DohcBikes on Jan 29, 2016, 18:59:08
I will show my cousin the new picture of your rc's and he will shit
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Jan 30, 2016, 05:57:50
I will show my cousin the new picture of your rc's and he will shit

 ;D ;D ;D does he have a collection to?
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: RobbyD on Jan 30, 2016, 07:42:23
Very nice rc collection. 

I've been out of rc stuff for a while but I still have a gold pan rc10. 
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Feb 05, 2016, 18:36:25
Very nice rc collection. 

I've been out of rc stuff for a while but I still have a gold pan rc10.

I'm constantly amazed at the amount of RC's people have tucked away from back in the day  :D I had never owned a Team Associated but decided to have a go at vintage teams racing and picked one up, I just hope people are more relaxed than back when I raced (this shit is suppose to be fun!)

(http://tamiyabase.com/media/kunena/attachments/3322/rc10rwb1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: WhyNot on Feb 06, 2016, 08:24:49
I'm constantly amazed at the amount of RC's people have tucked away from back in the day  :D I had never owned a Team Associated but decided to have a go at vintage teams racing and picked one up, I just hope people are more relaxed than back when I raced (this shit is suppose to be fun!)

(http://tamiyabase.com/media/kunena/attachments/3322/rc10rwb1.jpg)

Yea, I got a box stashed away somewhere around here too.

Haven't seen it for 20 years or so now.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Feb 06, 2016, 16:58:32
Yea, I got a box stashed away somewhere around here too.

Haven't seen it for 20 years or so now.

Aww come on  ;D Now you have to find it and let me know what you have  :o
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: WhyNot on Feb 06, 2016, 17:53:15
Aww come on  ;D Now you have to find it and let me know what you have  :o


Spring cleaning coming up ::).....hahhaaahha. :'(
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Feb 07, 2016, 01:33:49

Spring cleaning coming up ::).....hahhaaahha. :'(

Keep me posted  :o ;) ;D
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: WhyNot on Feb 07, 2016, 18:17:47
sure will.....
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: andycafe on Feb 20, 2016, 07:16:56
Today was definitely "Happy Wife, Happy Life" day  ;D  + massive brownie points for me  ;)  My Wife run's Personal Fitness training sessions in our front car garage and has been asking me to keep an eye out for some shelving for around 12mths  :o Well finally some came up  :) These have been sitting for some time waiting for a new home, Mine now  ;D Anyway loaded them up during the week and got them home, After a trip to a few camping stores today we came home, stripped, split, cleaned, reassembled & installed them  Needless to say she is very happy with them.  8)

Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: Brodie on Feb 20, 2016, 08:21:42
Excellent.
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: yorkie350 on Feb 20, 2016, 08:30:29
Plenty of brownie points there mate gotta start building mine back up  :P
Title: Re: The Workshop & Deck
Post by: spotty on Feb 21, 2016, 06:30:25
i managed to earn a hassle free arvo of honda wrestling and beer drinking by mowing and whippersnippering all the lawns without being asked to while she was out at the gym this morning, good spotty

wonder what i have to do next weekend to be allowed to spend the day making brackets to fit 4 pot calipers to my new twin disc front end...........