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Title: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 05, 2015, 02:49:48
So I recently bought my first house, which had neither a garage nor proper shed. All that there was to work with was a 3mx3m garden shed that I could hardly stand in. And so the saving began.
I have bought together enough funds with the help of my father (get your crap out of my house funds) So within the next few days I will be getting a workshop built. Should be roughly around 350 square foot, enough room to work and store a few things.

Had to do a bit of the site prep my self, plumbing and such.

Anyway here is it, I will post progress as it happens.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/9dd699a4294eb5df8d37e317da15f7e8.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/e4450441591ed2971ec936d99bfa7abc.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/77b0a7ee4bd2a166be4dc05ca5006882.jpg)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: andycafe on May 05, 2015, 06:50:08
Nice mate, congrats on the house  :D look forward to seeing your shop come to life  8)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 05, 2015, 07:41:36
Thanks mate, going to take a bit of inspiration from your workshop build, maybe even a few ideas might be borrowed.

I start my work week tomorrow, the day they are due to start the slab, so I will miss most of the action this week as I work 12 hour days.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 05, 2015, 08:07:57
I'm on board.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: irk miller on May 05, 2015, 08:13:51
Sweet.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 05, 2015, 08:35:11
Alright so here is the actual shape of the shed and a predicted floor lay out. Off to bed for me, have to earn the cash to build the insides yet.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: irk miller on May 05, 2015, 09:05:46
"Garden crap"  hahahaha
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: krafty on May 05, 2015, 10:28:12
I think you've underestimated the beer space requirements?
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 05, 2015, 19:03:58
Hmm I had though that as well. The fridge should hold a bit. If not there is an esky in the boat. My current plan is to sell the boat and get some solar panels for the house.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Maritime on May 06, 2015, 15:03:51
LOL sign me up, I see all the important stuff and as long as the BEER section is regularly replenished, it should suffice ;D
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Finnigan on May 06, 2015, 15:47:59
Beer.Section.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: frogman on May 06, 2015, 18:59:11
I think I need a bigger beer section as well, my dorm fridge just about holds enough home brew to keep me happy for a few days.

Be watching looks awesome, I love having a nice place to work in, half the reason I bought the house I'm in now is because of the oversized 2 car garage.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 07, 2015, 03:11:14
Going to make all the difference I recon. All I had was a portable workbench a driveway and some space in front of my boat.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: irk miller on May 07, 2015, 07:49:46
Hell yes it's going to make a difference.  That's coming from basically nothing.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Redbird on May 07, 2015, 19:22:18
Subscribed ;)

That's about the size of mine. I got more room than I thought I would, but beware, it fills up quick :P

And do yourself a favor, build a "lean to" shed on the side of the shop, or buy a small shed for the lawn stuff. You'll be happier without the grass clippings getting into everything.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 07, 2015, 23:00:08
That is what I have been thinking as well. We have next to no storage in the house so there are a few things that will have to be moved into the shed. I was planning on using racking across where the garden crap will go. The local hardware store has small enough sheds that I could store all the garden equipment in for cheap enough.

After looking through a few other workshop builds around the net I have come up with a different layout. Fairly similar but better use of the space. I am planning on build a sound proof air compressor box to keep the noise of my ancient compressor down. That and adding a sink and a bit more storage. Space is the main issue as everyone knows.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 11, 2015, 06:28:40
Alright so after calling just about bloody everybody involved in building my workshop it is finally happening. Slab is going down tomorrow, then the shed is "due" to follow a week after that.

I am planing on coating the slab with a concrete sealer, and I would like to get it done before the shed goes up. But we will see what happens, if I don't have time off before it is built I will miss that chance.

I started digging the trench to run the power, water and LAN today. going to cost a bit in conduit but hey it needs to be done.

Anyway I will grab some photos tomorrow and upload them once the slab work is done. Also that tree is slowly carcing it, gave it a dose with higher concentrate herbicide today. Should be dead by the time the shed is done. Give me something to use my Solo Rex on haha.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 11, 2015, 20:52:16
ANNDDD Still no slab....

The concreter was never sent the plans... So I called the shed company as soon as they opened and the lovely office girl explained to me that the sales man had forgotten to send it and she was quite annoyed.
Well at least it isn't just me banging my head on the wall. Looks like the slab "should" be started tomorrow, at 7am. So there is that.

I have been thinking about how to run the power and water to the slab. I have been looking at installing it through the slab but I am concerned about structural weaknesses. So I am leaning towards installing them at ground height through the wall. Something along the lines of this.

(http://www.landscaping-diy.com/images2/conduit%20underground%20cr.jpg)

Installing the drain will be my only catch then but I am sure I will work it out.

Off to finish that trench.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 11, 2015, 22:28:50
My conduit/wiring is done that way.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: irk miller on May 11, 2015, 22:51:39
Which translates as: "You're going to fucking die a slow and painful death due to electrical shock."
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: DesmoBro on May 11, 2015, 23:15:19
Put that boat outside once its gone youll have a huge area for more bikes
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 11, 2015, 23:30:38
Yeah plan is to sell the boat and buy solar panels with the cash.

Also turns out you can't buy those Junction boxes in Australia.
So it looks like good ol conduit is the way.

Ohh and there is also a bloody big tree root right where I am digging the trench. Ohh and it is an Iron bark. So named because of the hardness of the wood.

Bloody trenching sucks.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 12, 2015, 22:30:46
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/aa25c95f96d2b0fada07d2b81a8e3030.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/e929fb16362cb025ee01553ed1ebada5.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/03a4fa3f9a24ebe53751dc92182407ae.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/d9edf2de1dcbd9b1db834d2e45d221bd.jpg)

More to do yet. Had a few leaves fall on the slab. Still needs to be smoothed out and cornered. Smoko time right now. Got a bit of a workout thismorning barrowing half of the concrete.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 12, 2015, 22:32:01
There ya go!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: irk miller on May 12, 2015, 23:46:16
YES!!!!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Mr.E on May 13, 2015, 00:30:57
I'm on board! Always good to see a "church" take shape :-)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Maritime on May 13, 2015, 09:03:10
Nice. have slab will build.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Anmic on May 13, 2015, 22:28:05
Love it! Good luck with the build. The recent flooding didn't affect your build?
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: andycafe on May 15, 2015, 06:52:09
Nice mate  ;D
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 19, 2015, 03:42:07
So here is a bit of a size reference.

I was told today that the shed won't be built for another two weeks. So not happy about that since it was only ment to be a 5 week process.

Anyway there is a slight surface crack on the workshop portion of the slab. Well where the work bench will be, shouldn't be a problem as I will be using an epoxy floor coat once the shed has be built.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/18/86c5334b6e671e4f14172d941a56b6d5.jpg)


No flooding where I live. Too many rivers and wetlands for it to built up anywhere.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 22, 2015, 06:14:41
Ok so the shed will be delivered on the 2nd of June. Should go up by the 5th. So not to long of a wait...

I have begun collecting bench tools since I will now have a work bench. So far I have scored a drill press with a chuck that falls off, a scroll saw and an old twin cylinder compressor. Just need a band saw instead of the scroll saw and a decent hp bench grinder.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 27, 2015, 07:01:55
Anyone got any advice for concreteing between the slab and the fence. I planned to have it around 2 inches lower than the slab and to run some plastic sheet between the two. This will be to get rid of the left over fill and to stop any plants growing around the side and back of the shed. The neighbour has some evil bamboo.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: andycafe on May 27, 2015, 07:31:36
Are you getting the crete trucked or mixing your own? My advice if your mixing your own borrow/rent a mixer if you don't have one already  ;)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 27, 2015, 09:10:37
Well as it is only roughly 7m2 around the outside and I only plan on running it 50mm deep I am going to mix my own. Most likely will include a lot of gravel and a bit of sand to bulk up the mix.

Although, I have never concreted before (aside from helping my old man as a kid) so I have no idea it that mix will be strong enough. I don't plan to put any weight on it. Maybe just a few ferns under a shade sail for the missus.

It is roughly 500mm from the fence. So easy enough to squeeze through.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: BarnBurner on May 27, 2015, 09:19:18
Concrete seems like a lot of work for weed suppression. Couldn't you just spray some weedkiller to get rid of what's there now, lay down some thick landscaping fabric, then gravel over it?
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: TranceMachineVienna on May 27, 2015, 09:26:25
Well as it is only roughly 7m2 around the outside and I only plan on running it 50mm deep I am going to mix my own. Most likely will include a lot of gravel and a bit of sand to bulk up the mix.

Although, I have never concreted before (aside from helping my old man as a kid) so I have no idea it that mix will be strong enough. I don't plan to put any weight on it. Maybe just a few ferns under a shade sail for the missus.

It is roughly 500mm from the fence. So easy enough to squeeze through.

hey nice work so far.maybe it would help to include some root prohibiting mats (sorry not my mother tongue) in your design.it is used on green roofs to restrics the plants from growing down to the insulation and doing harm.maybe you can make a trench (0,5m ) around the concrete plate,line it with that kind of mat and fill it up with gravel,its good as a drainage too,it will need a point where the water can flow to.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on May 27, 2015, 09:28:22
Put some scrap cardboard on the ground under the divider slab before you pour the concrete, that will for some reason kill any plant growth under the slab, it's going to be long and narrow so get a jointer tool and every 3-4 foot cut a joint like a sidewalk, if you use a short board to guide the tool you can keep em nice and straight, then when the mud cures and cracks you can just get some sealer for those joints to keep water out from under the concrete, You also should use an expansion joint between the shop floor and the divider slab, it's like a black 1"X4" fiber board soaked in asphalt or anything equivalent, and if your really handy you can cap that wit a 1/2" strip of 3/4 X 3/4 stock then remove it so you can fill with PL concrete sealer  :o

For that small of an area, you could mix in a wheelbarrow, just add water before the sackcrete and after, use a hoe with holes for mixing mud. Hard work is good for the soul 8)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: haircuttergirl on May 27, 2015, 09:38:51
Hooray for wrench space. I'm following :)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 27, 2015, 09:40:27
Yeah it seems like overkill to me as well. But the local council seems to think I need it....

I have thought about using weed matting and gravel but bamboo, being a monocot, has rhizomes that don't seem to care about growing under or above weed mats.

Thanks for the split join advice Tune-A, had not though of that. I was wondering about what to put between the workshop slab and the divider. I don't think typical "builder's mat" will do it.
Yeah I am thinking wheelbarrow will be the go. Nothing I have not done when helping my old man. Just the planning stage is new to me.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 27, 2015, 09:43:25
Hooray for wrench space. I'm following :)

Yep, can't wait. Might finally get somewhere with that GS Haha.

Also, once built and established it will be open to DTT peeps in need of a helping hand. Not that there are many around my area but offer is there.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: stroker crazy on May 27, 2015, 09:49:11
The neighbour has some evil bamboo.

All bamboo is evil!

Overkill is too good for it.

Crazy
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 27, 2015, 10:03:34
Glyphosate 680 works wonders, but I am sure the neighbour will notice if all her bamboo starts to turn brown and die.

So it looks like it might be plastic weed mat for under where I plan to turf and concrete around the slab.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: frogman on May 27, 2015, 12:11:24
IF the neighbors plants damage your fence or building don't you have case for a suit? Even if they get along with you? I mean if its on your side of the fence its technically yours, can spray it out if you like. If it gets it on the other side oh well  I'm one to spray just to keep invading plants out of my yard. We have a plant called Johnson grass that is an absolute PITA, it spreads primarily, can't dig it up, have to spray it out if you want it gone.

I know its more work, but you could dig a tench below the level of the rhizomes at the fence line and and put a barrier in to keep it from spreading. Personally I hate the stuff, it would be dead if I had to deal with it.

http://www.bamboogarden.com/barrier%20installation.htm (http://www.bamboogarden.com/barrier%20installation.htm)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on May 31, 2015, 21:12:52
Yeah but as my old man always said "Pick your battles"

My neighbour is the kind that sits at home all day doing god knows. I just sprayed the living hell out of it, should keep it at bay.

Ohh an the workshop is being delivered tomorrow. Hopefully it will go up. I am on night shift tonight and tomorrow so I doubt I will get much sleep with a shed being built outside the window.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: andycafe on Jun 01, 2015, 07:21:39
Meh, sleeps overrated  ;D
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 01, 2015, 07:40:22
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Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 01, 2015, 08:07:45
Soon you will be to max capacity like any normal mini shop

(http://forum.motorcycle-usa.com/attach.aspx/16028/Bill%27s%20Garage%203-2-08%20aa.jpg)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: irk miller on Jun 01, 2015, 22:18:12
(http://cdn.meme.li/i/n2b0c.jpg)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 01, 2015, 22:58:59
(https://hurstrobert.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/x-go-ahead-make-my-day.jpg)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 02, 2015, 02:20:44
Ohh man, I don't believe this shit...

So the build is postponed until next week, apparently they left a message last week to let me know.. I don't have voicemail so I don't know how they left a message.

So I have no idea why I believed they might have built it when they said they would, everything else was late.

Now to postpone my annual leave 1 week...
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: andycafe on Jun 02, 2015, 04:52:59
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Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 04, 2015, 08:05:53
The shed arrived today. I have not taken a picture yet but it is there, sitting in my driveway, blocking my carport.. The bloke only had a crane truck so he could only move it so far.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: andycafe on Jun 04, 2015, 08:20:06
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Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 04, 2015, 08:22:13
Looks like the cat will loose her new favourite sun spot though.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/04/5aa64a8fc15d4048cf4cc95c143b81e9.jpg)

In other news I scored some free concrete when a neighbour was having their driveway done. Not much but enough to cover most of the drain pipe.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/04/0a568a15dd7aee7f00fac3081f916681.jpg)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 14, 2015, 22:51:47
So after some delays, a bit of rain and some smart arse phone calls from an annoyed customer the shed is under way. Building starts today, within the hour I was told.

Here is how it stands now. 2 pallets. Should be a shed soon enough.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/ab875381d92f8d994ccab7c6a2597e44.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/82cc1223776ea69b412594cb11222646.jpg)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: stroker crazy on Jun 14, 2015, 23:08:59
Should be a shed soon enough.

Good luck!

Crazy
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 14, 2015, 23:27:00
Girl.... you'll be a real shed... soon.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: irk miller on Jun 15, 2015, 00:11:59
yowza 8)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Maritime on Jun 15, 2015, 08:48:24
Kool grown peoples Mechano set ;D
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 15, 2015, 08:52:40
Yup we go from erector sets to erection sets (bewb lovers) to tool sheds where we turn abandoned metal into bug catchers  ;D

Kit looks solid! Hope for your sake they get busy man... times a wastin :o
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 16, 2015, 20:29:02
Still waiting on the bloody shop. It has been raining in the morning and after noon for the past few days. The contractor keeps putting it off. I am fed up. I took the whole week off to set up the workshop as it was meant to be built last week and all that has happened is a few joining frames have been made. I am ready to tell them to stick it up their arse!

Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: irk miller on Jun 16, 2015, 20:51:14
I wish I was there to say fuck it and help do it ourselves, bro.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 16, 2015, 21:29:52
Yep, if I had someone to give me a hand I would have done it. I called them and told them to get a different contractor, that I was fed up with them and all the delays and that they are costing me money by putting it off.

The office girl is meant to call me back and every time I call she is either out or running late.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Maritime on Jun 16, 2015, 22:35:18
That sucks, if we could we would hop a plane and do it Dtt style and you would have a shop in a day!.  I hate that some of us are too far away to help out.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 17, 2015, 07:27:51
Ok, trying to stay positive.

Tomorrow it will be built
Tomorrow it will be built
Tomorrow it will be built

See if that works.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 17, 2015, 08:04:19
Me and my 51 year old wife built this: shop all but shingles and paint took a bit longer it took us 6 weeks of weekends and after work grinding at it... If I were you I would find a contractor myself and fire them fuckers.

Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 17, 2015, 08:10:16
Damn Tuna. Your workshop is a big as my house!

Yeah I am tempted to do that but I am unsure as how to go about it considering the contract includes them building it. If there is no progress by the end of the month that I will just do it my self.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 17, 2015, 08:21:27
Damn Tuna. Your workshop is a big as my house!

Yeah I am tempted to do that but I am unsure as how to go about it considering the contract includes them building it. If there is no progress by the end of the month that I will just do it my self.

Does the contract have a timeline or completion date? I was a GC for a long time and here we have penalties for missing completions and the right to fire the GC if they are not meeting requirements. I realize your shop is not commercial, but the rules apply to residential construction also. Good luck, hope it works out man!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: HolyRoller on Jun 17, 2015, 08:32:09
AH, this takes me back to first year law school. Contract law.... 3 MUSTS for contract formation.

Agreement on scope
Agreement on time
Agreement on price.

Any one of those missing... no contract formation. Any one of those SUBSTANTIALLY incomplete.... breach of contract. A contract like that can be voided by you, or you can sue for damages. You are required to pay for goods and services provided (to avoid a claim in unjust enrichment) but can find someone else.

Course this is not legal advice, but a mere sharing of knowledge but if your contractor is seriously delinquent (and assuming contract does not have any clauses dealing with lateness, weather, etc) you can tell him or her to take a hike. Just pay for services rendered.

Love the plan for the shop by the way.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 17, 2015, 19:18:01
Had a read through the contract but there is no set finish dates. Well at least I know for next time.

All good though as the contractor arrived at 8 am. And there is not a cloud in the sky.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 17, 2015, 19:51:03
Build that shed. Build that shed. Build that shed.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: WhyNot on Jun 17, 2015, 19:52:22
And when it's done, punch that contractor in the nose..............................
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 17, 2015, 21:10:17
So this morning it looked like this.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/17/aef0695b19cf75f24ae338b5cd8d639d.jpg)

Then after an hour and a half.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/17/7485e5c7dc31b2c5fdc5b612f3e0d5f2.jpg)

Then they went on break. Still awaiting their return.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: irk miller on Jun 17, 2015, 21:29:23
Do they have unions there?  :o
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 17, 2015, 22:13:09
Yeah, not as effective as over there.

They are back and moving along quick. They said if they do not finish today they will be back Sunday. So at least they are willing to catch up on the weekend.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Anmic on Jun 17, 2015, 23:33:25
Fingers crossed mate!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 18, 2015, 01:11:59
Progress

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/17/81f7437a728fd9ebe0b7b67b4fcc1651.jpg)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 18, 2015, 03:59:28
Sunset on the workshop. I would say it is about 40% done.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/17/55cc2b3c3f7b5fa7adc15868c3c62cec.jpg)

The contractors said they might be back tomorrow afternoon maybe. Surprisingly the offsider was keen to get it done and told the foreman to harden up.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Maritime on Jun 18, 2015, 08:51:41
Nice, soo close now I bet you are figgiting and itching to get your stuff moved in!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jun 18, 2015, 09:04:04
Yep and so is my old man. He wants my bikes out of his garage now that I have my own place.

I have to try and hold off until I can get some kind of floor coating down. I figure it will be easier to do whilst it is an empty space.
Once that has set I will move in some "Workbenches" my father has "donated" which will be easy enough to cut up and custom fit to the space. They are the old kitchen from my parents place and can be seen in a few of my build threads. Not what I had imagined but beggars can't be choosers.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is sun all day. So they should be back around lunch time to finish off the frame work.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 18, 2015, 11:59:27
Yep and so is my old man. He wants my bikes out of his garage now that I have my own place.

I have to try and hold off until I can get some kind of floor coating down. I figure it will be easier to do whilst it is an empty space.
Once that has set I will move in some "Workbenches" my father has "donated" which will be easy enough to cut up and custom fit to the space. They are the old kitchen from my parents place and can be seen in a few of my build threads. Not what I had imagined but beggars can't be choosers.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is sun all day. So they should be back around lunch time to finish off the frame work.

Been collecting these: (free when offices move) for base cabs, the drawers are enormous.

(http://livinghomedesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/hon-filing-cabinets-14.jpg)

Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 06, 2015, 00:12:21
Alright, so over the past few weeks a fair bit has happened. I broke my phone so I had no way of updating any of my threads.

Well the workshop is finally complete. Took them long enough but it is done. Apart from the electrical and the plumbing. Photos as proof.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/05/f7f1f527ae8ff005e06f524717bdfaba.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/05/f27051520b56bbf058fdbb3ecf2ac4b7.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/05/b44ba4e075947bf0dbc1019b4ec7c9d5.jpg)

Still quite a bit of a mess but it is getting there slowly.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jul 06, 2015, 00:20:58
Going to be a nice spot to work in, you still have cooler weather now yeah... will you be insulating and adding heat and air?
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 06, 2015, 00:50:58
Yep middle of winter right now. It is 25c in there at the moment. Should be right through winter but I think I may need a fan for summer.

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Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Milpool on Jul 06, 2015, 06:12:26
I'm on the Gold Coast too, currently working through buying my first house with the missus and finding somewhere with a flat block and room for a shed has made it a tough search in our price range. Good to see yours coming along
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 06, 2015, 06:14:04
Sweet. Welcome mate. Good luck with the hunting. We had to buy an older house to get what we wanted. Worked out well in the end. Best of luck. Post a thread once you get going.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Milpool on Jul 06, 2015, 06:57:20
Yeah that's what we're aiming for, seems like we might wind up around ormeau though unfortunately, just seems more affordable. I'm actually an apprentice sparky if you need any tips for your install.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 06, 2015, 06:58:53
Ahh sweet. Ormeau is alright, Depends where you work though. We bought in Molendinar and I work in Labrador. Seemed logical.

One thing you might be able to help me with.

I am running a sub board in the shed and I was wondering if I needed to run 3 wire from the main board at the house or if I could run two and use an earth rod on the shed.
As you might notice I am not very electrically minded. The sparky at work recommended that I run 6mm but I forgot to ask him if I needed an earth from the house.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Milpool on Jul 06, 2015, 07:04:07
Yeah you'll need to run an earth out there. What circuits are you actually running in there?
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 06, 2015, 07:24:53
Cheers dude.

I was planning on having a circuit for the compressor and welder (and eventually lathe), a circuit for the lights and another for the general outlets to run the drill press/fridge/grinder/whatever.

What is your opinion of that. As stated earlier I am not the best with electrical stuff so I will be doing a lot of research and asking around before I do anything. After I summer it all up a sparky can come hook it together and make sure it is all up to spec.

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Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: damiansd on Jul 06, 2015, 08:42:31
The shed has come up brilliantly. Congrats.

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Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: spotty on Jul 06, 2015, 08:54:10
well done mate, looking good, its a wonderous thing when you finally get the shed built, mine took bloody ages with the farting round with the council, concreters, builders, sparkies etc but when it was done....woobloodyhoo
and now that its finished, we're talking about moving........
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Milpool on Jul 08, 2015, 02:12:30
Cheers dude.

I was planning on having a circuit for the compressor and welder (and eventually lathe), a circuit for the lights and another for the general outlets to run the drill press/fridge/grinder/whatever.

What is your opinion of that. As stated earlier I am not the best with electrical stuff so I will be doing a lot of research and asking around before I do anything. After I summer it all up a sparky can come hook it together and make sure it is all up to spec.

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Just really depends what sort of equipment you are running and how overboard you want to go really. If your welder is a 15amp welder you'd give it it's own circuit, possibly compressor with it depending on how big it is, or just have the compressor on the regular power circuit. Not sure what a lathe draws but you could just run a circuit for it later if you find you're overloading on the existing circuits. You could really go overboard or go tight arse, once the mains are in there it's not really an issue to add to it.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Erskine on Jul 12, 2015, 18:24:37
Nice sheddage!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 13, 2015, 05:06:11
Thanks guys.

I have been having too much fun in the shed to update anything lately.

I went out and bought 30m of 6mm wire today, looks like I will be running some power tomorrow. Still need to buy conduit and finishing diggin that trench 600mm deep. But enough cable from the house to shed shed was expensive enough this week.

Anyway here is a photo of about 10mins ago. Finishing up for the night. On days off again now and it is no longer school holidays. Lets see what I can get done!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/13/156ed34a87bac39c961813aa7e331fc2.jpg)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: stroker crazy on Jul 13, 2015, 06:00:52
Onya Brodie!

Looking good.

Crazy
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: irk miller on Jul 13, 2015, 08:25:26
Aw yiss!  Looking good.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 14, 2015, 04:47:36
Alright. Got a bit done today most of it not visible.

Ran the wiring under the house and got a bit more of the trench dug. I also put a drop pin on the door to hold it open when need be.

Managed to get the boat loaded with all the crap I was storing at my old mans place and brought it over. Then I stuck my shelves up and that brings us to now.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/14/b0917af28c3af230c855b53a85b0ee7e.jpg)

Had a bit of help from my new workshop buddy. He likes to check over the bikes every time I open the workshop.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/14/f6fa5e2a52a5d37fcc1d34ce5eae0d31.jpg)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jul 14, 2015, 08:00:13
So that's where the term "boat load" reeeeealy comes from :o
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 23, 2015, 08:58:43
So with the trench dug I had planned to run the power on this lot of days off. But once more the weather had different plans. It has been raining all week and my trench has become a creek.

Well I got the power wire run under the house at least.

I also have gotten a fair bit of work done to a stuck engine I have on my workbench at the moment.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Dingle on Jul 23, 2015, 11:26:10
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/14/f6fa5e2a52a5d37fcc1d34ce5eae0d31.jpg)

I am glad to see your pink leopard purse made it through the whole ordeal unscathed.   :P
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: damiansd on Jul 23, 2015, 18:18:41
It goes with the shop panther.

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Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 23, 2015, 18:26:49
Haha had to make sure that made it.

I have no idea what half the crap in my boat is. Most of it is my missus. Turned out that bag had a Darth Vader costume and a ninja costume in it.

Looks like the weather might be a bit better today. Let's see what I can get done with this power situation.

Shop panther Salem get more excited than I do about going to the workshop. He is out the door a million miles an hour when he knows I am heading down there.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: spotty on Jul 24, 2015, 07:57:43
as soon as i open the door to the garage the dogs are straight in there to check it out before i can get in there

also i finally got a beer fridge for the garage, it fits perfectly under one of the workbenches, got it from my great dane mate down the road, yaaaaay, and mrs spotty even told me i should be buying beer in slabs to save money over 6 packs. now i'm wondering what the hell has possessed her, i'd normally be expecting her to come out with something more along the lines of 'shouldn't you be keeping the dogs meat in there' and she's telling me to buy more beer......i didn't argue and went straight out and bought a dozen bottles of Henninger immediately (and then a load of cider tonight too)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 24, 2015, 08:26:16
Congrats Spotty. Sounds like you lucked out there.

We had planned to get a dog but after much discussion on the breed and size the missus and I came to a realisation, we don't have the time to give a dog the attention it needs.

So I found a cat with dog like tendencies and we left it at that.

He decided to inspect the trench for me today.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/7074bf2c338b7c90049541277517d568.jpg)

Apparently I need to dig deeper there.

Back to work tomorrow but I did get a new tank on the SR so at least that is back on the road.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Erskine on Jul 24, 2015, 11:07:01

I have no idea what half the crap in my boat is. Most of it is my missus.


Woah up there matey ........... it's the thin edge of the wedge.
It's scientifically proven that women don't see empty space as a blank canvas to do stuff. They see it as a void that need to be filled.
The resting state of a workshop is EMPTY! Relentless monitoring and enforcement needed.
If you let her store so much as a pair of shoes in there you're f'ked!
;)
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jul 24, 2015, 11:27:18
Woah up there matey ........... it's the thin edge of the wedge.
It's scientifically proven that women don't see empty space as a blank canvas to do stuff. They see it as a void that need to be filled.
The resting state of a workshop is EMPTY! Relentless monitoring and enforcement needed.
If you let her store so much as a pair of shoes in there you're f'ked!
;)

I concur!! 27 years of hands on experience here... Best to have a no fly zone "that aint gonna "fly"  ZONE!!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Jul 24, 2015, 23:21:25
Ha we have already had a large talk about it. And I have already called her down to remove "what's this crap?" (Aka pink bag)

Just have to sort everything out of the boat and the sell it.

We have next to no in house storage so I knew from the start I would be storing things in the workshop. But that is ok. I will build a storage/tv unit once the boat goes.

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Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: damiansd on Sep 26, 2015, 07:16:43
When you get to the shed, follow my brothers advice 'keep the floor clear'.  I've run shelves all around the walls up high and it helps so much. I've used those clear plastic bins and labelled it all.

D.

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Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Sep 26, 2015, 18:53:28
Thanks D. Just have to get rid of the boat and I will be able to finish the fit out.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: damiansd on Sep 27, 2015, 02:38:09
Great idea. Get rid of the boat while all the stuff is still in it. Genius!

If only it was that easy.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Sep 27, 2015, 02:40:49
Haha, yeah I wish that could happen.

Sadly stuff like the Christmas tree and other goods are in there.

Plan is to build in under my stairs and use that area for storage.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Oct 08, 2015, 23:32:14
I am slack. I have not even finished that bloody trench yet. I just hate digging through sand stone and roots. Soon though.

So the main hold up is a bloody camper trailer I have been trying to sell for my Pop. It has been sitting out the front of the shed preventing me from getting the boat out to sell that. Going to have to send it back up to his place and get one of my cousins to put it up for sale. It needs to get out of my yard to I can finish up my shed.

Anyway, the current lay out for the shed looks like this.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Erskine on Oct 09, 2015, 16:24:49
You must know someone with a mini digger who could spare you 20 mins in return for a case of lager? Job done, no sweat broken. Would make very short work of it and give you a big leap forward.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Weldangrind on Oct 14, 2015, 12:00:51
The beer to garden crap ratio is unacceptable.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Oct 14, 2015, 17:23:07
Ohh, trust me I know.

Problem is I have a beer garden out the front of the house!

Boat is being dragged out today and cleared out. Hopefully then I can get some decent pictures of it for the sale ad
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: WhyNot on Oct 14, 2015, 20:21:25
Beer......um....beer......um....beer....um......more beer..........!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Oct 14, 2015, 20:47:27
The beer is kept here!
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/14/37ed7706024c617d2eb4bd26446eb322.jpg)

If you find yourself in the area you are more than welcome to it.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Oct 14, 2015, 20:51:34
I cant help but believe the garage fridge is responsible for whole bunch of great ideas :o
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Oct 14, 2015, 20:53:51
Haha yep, this particular fridge has a great many stories attached to it. I am the forth owner if I remember right.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Weldangrind on Oct 15, 2015, 01:37:28
That's the scariest mermaid I've ever seen.  Perhaps she's better looking after a few pints.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Dec 15, 2015, 18:43:43
So I added a fan, wall mount fans are bloody expensive. Which is why I bought a $11 pedestal fan and mounted it to the wall! Have to say it does not flow air very well.

Apparently there is a large wall mount fan in my near future.

Ohh and I finished the trench and ran the wiring, just need a sparky to hook up the sub board to the main board and the rest of the system in the shed.

Few more overtime shifts and it will be go!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Erskine on Dec 15, 2015, 20:19:02
Good stuff. Here in the Northern Hemisphere it's pissy wet cold sideways rain gale blowing.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Dec 15, 2015, 20:33:31
Nice work, once you have power you can have cold beer ;D
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Weldangrind on Dec 16, 2015, 02:25:04
Maybe you can find a decent used wall mount fan at a thrift store.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: JadusMotorcycleParts on Dec 16, 2015, 03:29:58
Loved this thread Brodie.  Cheers for sharing.  Would love to have a property/backyard some day!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Feb 05, 2016, 19:27:08
Woah up there matey ........... it's the thin edge of the wedge.
It's scientifically proven that women don't see empty space as a blank canvas to do stuff. They see it as a void that need to be filled.
The resting state of a workshop is EMPTY! Relentless monitoring and enforcement needed.
If you let her store so much as a pair of shoes in there you're f'ked!
;)

Well, you were right. But I can say I did have a plan. I have developed the "1 month" rule. If it is in my shed for a month and I think it is not worth keeping it goes to the dump. If it is worth keeping it goes in a storage box, gets sealed up and goes under the house.

Total number of storage boxes in shed vs underhouse = 6/9. Three of which are full off my old consoles and computer gear. I need to go through them and sell, trade or throw out a heap of stuff.
The christmas tree and decorations rocked up in the shed last month. So they went under the house the next day.


In shed improvement news... I have fitted a sound system to the shed. It is a very basic 5.1 amp/sub with 4 speakers fitted through the L and R channels. Does the job quite well.

OHH and I sold my boat, my LS2 Yamaha, nearly sold the camper and have managed to be given another boat full of crap. It is like the shed is cursed to be filled with boats full of crap.
That will be going soon as a friend of mine who has asked me to store it is moving soon and will be taking it over to his new place.


Also installed a proper wall mount fan that my missus got me from christmas. It works a treat at keeping a breeze going. Now I just need to vent the shed better to remove the hot air. A solar heat extractor or 2 will be going on shortly.
Still need to get power down there lol. Has been a while. I just need to run the wiring and it is to bloody hot at the moment to do that.
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: andycafe on Feb 05, 2016, 20:33:37
I liked that boat  8) Did you get a good number for it  ??? Good call on the shed rule, like an anti-hoarding measure  ;D
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Erskine on Feb 05, 2016, 21:18:54
Have you still not shifted that camper yet? Jeez.
I did warn you lol
Well done on putting your foot down!
Title: Re: Brodie's Workshop
Post by: Brodie on Feb 05, 2016, 21:22:59
Ha nope. Camper ended up being given to me, I used it a few times and decided I prefer a tent. So I have gotten rid of the boat off it to my old man. Now my uncle wants to buy the camper.

Yeah I did like that boat as well. Got a good price, took a heap of things out of it and am selling/sold them. Spent the cash on stuff for the BSA.