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Pinned Our BIKE SHEDS

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by GreyImport, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Andych

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    I have 3 metres of racking on the other side of the garage... its just taken up with the other half's craft stuff that she never uses... (I amglad she doesnt read this).
    This set of racking is to make a solid 2.7 metre long workbench with storage above...similar to the one in the video posted above. It is easilly transportable (great when you are renting) and gives plenty of storage over the top and underneath... not sure if I will get it all done this weekend though.
    Chiropractor appointment at 11.30 to try and sort out my neck...
     
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    I feel your pain... my Blast cabinet (now a wet blaster) will be going as soon as I have done the final pieces I need to do as it takes up too much space for so little use. I got rid of my Lift table... all the hard stuff had been done on the bikes so no further need for it... and I made money on it :)
    I had a parts washer and all it mainly did was sit there with more stuff on top smelling due to the solvent in it... I am trying to minimise all my stuff...as much as I like to do things myself... I now dont believe it is cost effective when buying stuff just to do one thing and then have it sit there taking up space for the next couple of years.
     
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    wait till you get to my age .. lol ..that lift tables going nowhere , this working off the floor or lifting onto benches gets to be a thing of the past physically after a few yrs , know what you mean though about the blast cab and parts washer BUT they come in handy when your living in the sticks , forgot about the smell , your right might have to go out side with a tarp on it , how did you go with the wet blaster conversion , saw the write up but after using it for a while what do you think now .. as far a a bike lift goes picked up a big blue bike lift 2nd hand , mainly for the canam spyder (mongel to work on ) not as versatile as the bench but doesnt take up anywhere as much room .. lol.. just no room to put it in the shed
     
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    Oh... I know the struggles of age... 68 this year and some days I feel every single on e of them.
    I just dont plan on doing much heavy ligting again.. at least not at this place.
    The CB400SF is easy to maintain with the paddock stand and the concrete floor is cool when you lay on it :)
    The Wet Blaster works well... I just need a bigger compressor and ideally use a bigger side entry cabinet. Would I do the conversion again??? Yes... if I win lotto and have a nice secluded property with plenty of power for a big compressor and a bigger shed...lol
     
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    Come on you bunch of girls .... come round to my place and we will play catch with my Landcruiser wheels

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    But realistically speaking Im done with working on 3 ton vehicles .... soon it will be bikes only , then I guess Ill progress to a wheelie walker ... at least u dont have to bleed their brakes .... but wait , dont they have 8 wheels? :help:


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    I dont envy you doing those rear brakes... especially with the humidity right now... Methinks that an AC unit will be on the must have list once you get back to the Garage situation... at least then you can work in relative comfort regardless of the weather.
    I have the racking assembled... the old work bench is going into the back shed as a storage rack and the wooden ones will be butchered... um sorry, cut down to suit for the press and pedestal drill.
    then tomorrow I need to get the benchtop (17mm Form ply) and the top storage shelf (19mm flooring chipboard) and then do the wiring for the lights etc... might get it all done... might....
     
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    So... I didnt get it all done. all the form ply is on and the yellow tongue on the top deck. Backing board is done as well but I just didnt get to the electrics... that will end up being next weekend I think.. and then the sorting out of everything.
    I have moved the big rolling door cupboard from one end of the garage to the other. Plenty of things to sort and probably change as well. I do know that the work bench is heavy... I have left it out from the wall to enable me to install the cabling for power and lights behind the back board... it is going to be a job to move it all back when that is done.
    It will be a much improved setup though.
    It will definitely need good lighting though...

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    Now thats a workbench! .... nice job :thumb_ups:
     
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    Managed to finish off (still some tidy-up at the back needed) the electrics... total of 10 power points and 3 LED light batons.
    There is now plenty of light. I just need to find a spot for everything now... get my 8" Dawn vice from storage and push it all back against the wall... plus mount the PC and Monitor, speakers and start hanging tools up.

    No lights on...
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    Single cheapy LED from Ebay I have had for ages... It is on a seperate switch.
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    All the lights... the front 2 are 18W LED 5000 Lumen LED from Bunnings... they are switchable from Natural to Cool White . This is the cool white setting (Max Lumens).
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    I have set the height of the bench so that I can sit in my old Office chair and it is a comfortable height but still not too low if I am standing... (the benefit of having shorter legs :) )
     
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    I should have went this route :/ could use more storage (isn't that always the case though?)
     
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    like the way you made the work bench out of the shelving , great way to make use of a small space and still have room for storage , your idea or seen elsewhere?
     
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    Go back a few posts and u will see a video I originally posted :help:
     
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    Yeep... I definitely cant take credit for the idea as much as I wish I could... it is still a work in progress but should be finished today.
    I have added another 4 bank power points and the monitor and Mac Mini, pushed it back into place etc...
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    your definitly getting there , wish had a computor in mine , would come in handy , should get broad band over next few months , when built the shed put water and power on but forgot to run a ph line so no internet or ph all this time , the walk around ph works outside the shed but not inside ... life in the sticks
     
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    I have to admit... we have excellent NBN coverage here.. FTP and 100 + Mb speed so cant complain.
    I did have an old windows laptop I was using but the Mac mini was sitting in a plastic tub so I wiped it and although it doesnt run the latest Apple OS it is perfect for out there and it mounts on the backboard so it is out of the way.

    Well I am now finished... apart from getting my big vice from the storage shed. everything is tidied up (mostly) and the space on the workbench is great. I still have a lot of tools to hang up... I am waiting on the correct pegs to turn up// then I will be all set to get back into sorting these 2 bikes.
    This is with the garage door closed and only the workbench lights on.
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    dammm .. even room for a car in there
     
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    @flea The garage actually has room for 2 cars plus 3.6 metres of racking down the LHS as well :)

    Anyone want to buy a 2017 Mercedes CLA250 Sport Shooting Brake with full AMG kit and only 32K on the clock :)

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    Did these poles and beam over the 2020 lockdown here in NZ. This was before the rules said we are allowed a 30m2 shed without consent. Main beam spans 5.4m and gained another 800mm. Existing rafters and walls are borer ridden and the timber floor is nerked too. Have ripped the roof off and pitched new rafters with a bit more fall, then blocked between rafters for the iron. There is also another girt for the wall iron not shown. Will be pouring a concrete floor but might have the bike running before then. Lol
    Semi finished pics tomorrow.

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    2x sheets of Grey tinted tuffclad to the walls for borrowed light. Just need to finish the bit across the top and place the barge flashing.... then onto the floor.

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    I made quite a bit of progress today in getting my Garage sorted out... it appears to now be mostly waterproof as long as you dont look too close at the door opening where the PO forgot to put any flashing... hmmm need to put that on the list of to-do's.
    Ripped out the old dodgy bros workbench that was built for giants and started cleaning... and cleaning and then a bit more cleaning.
    Then I started to load all my plastic crates onto the shelves.... hmmm I have a lot of stuff. Mental note.... need to have a clear out.
    Back to the Garage space... I am going to epoxy the floor, most likely next weekend... then once that is dry I can properly start setting it all up, but I have a minor issue with my large industrial racking work bench.
    It is too long by 100mm.....so I will be trying to source some 2.5 metre beams this week to make it all work.
    This was before .... The ladder has gone up into the mezzanine and the FZR400 has gone to Tamworth :)
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    You wouldnt believe how much crud was on those shelves across the back wall.... it took 2 full bottles of Simple Green to get them clean.
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    With the old workbench removed
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    This was how it was on Saturday morning... before a load of rubbish went to the tip
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    How it currently is... it will be much better with the floor done and the shelving painted
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