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Shed Time in hard times

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Created by Wineman A week ago, 25 Mar 2020
Wineman
NSW, 1378 posts
25 Mar 2020 9:06PM
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So.....What ya doin' in the shed - that's where quality time is spent.

I'm away from my shed in Brissie at my daughters for a very little while, but still able to do things outside & away.
Like pressure cleaning, build obstacle track for grandsons, make a G & T, do some other sh^t....

Chris 249
NSW, 2451 posts
25 Mar 2020 9:10PM
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I've got two old wooden boats to renovate and I've been successfully dodging the task for almost a year. It's getting hard to run out of excuses. And a tiny house to build, of course.

Tonz
342 posts
25 Mar 2020 6:48PM
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wives, please remember if you asked hubby to do a job he will do it. Don't keep harping on every six months

Harrow
NSW, 3226 posts
25 Mar 2020 10:14PM
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Finally starting a Kombucha brew. I love the stuff, but it's even more expensive than beer at the store. Hopefully make up for my super losses, as will my wife finally letting me cut her hair since she's too scared to have a hairdresser hover over her for half an hour at the moment.

FlySurfer
NSW, 4184 posts
26 Mar 2020 1:18AM
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Building a sweat shed (sauna)... having trouble getting a sparky to even call me back for the 6kW heater.

petermac33
WA, 5796 posts
25 Mar 2020 10:30PM
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The ginger and lemon Kombucha from the bottle is the nicest.

I tried it with the added BPA but it tasted like it had chemicals added to it.

Imax1
QLD, 2514 posts
26 Mar 2020 6:59AM
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Will be building a light wind board , hopefully foam arrives today before lockdown.

Gdog6
55 posts
26 Mar 2020 6:22AM
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Sure is great having a well stocked shed in times like this.
Have spent the last couple of days out there making a front wheel stand for my motorbike.
I don't particularly need it , but had all the steel in the shed, so in between numerous cups of tea,
and a lot of cutting grinding and welding it's almost done.
A bit more welding to do , and a coat of paint, then time to look for the next project.
Stay safe out there and keep isolated.

Wineman
NSW, 1378 posts
26 Mar 2020 1:09PM
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Gdog6 said..
Sure is great having a well stocked shed in times like this.
Have spent the last couple of days out there making a front wheel stand for my motorbike.
I don't particularly need it , but had all the steel in the shed, so in between numerous cups of tea,
and a lot of cutting grinding and welding it's almost done.
A bit more welding to do , and a coat of paint, then time to look for the next project.
Stay safe out there and keep isolated.


Photos??
C'mon, we need to see these projects

decrepit
WA, 9851 posts
26 Mar 2020 3:44PM
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OK I've succumbed, here's the main project in my shed at the moment


Angled lines mark the direction of weave, there's another set in red going the other way, that you can't see. This is to help me smooth the cloth out, you need to pull along the line of the weave.
You can see the small patch of carbon/kevlar on the nose. I left it off previous boards to save weight, but ended up regretting that decision.
I've hollowed out under the feet area so I can have thicker foot pads.
I'm making them out of rubber pool tiles.
Probably start painting tomorrow, then I can make a start on Hardy's poor run over Carbon Art.

patsken
WA, 685 posts
26 Mar 2020 4:59PM
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Sidecar for recently finished bike....

Painting house first though







Imax1
QLD, 2514 posts
26 Mar 2020 7:06PM
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^^^^
Very cool

Bananabender
QLD, 1032 posts
26 Mar 2020 7:12PM
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patsken said..
Sidecar for recently finished bike....

Painting house first though








Love the Indian

Bananabender
QLD, 1032 posts
26 Mar 2020 7:25PM
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Practiced self isolating today . Tough.

sn
WA, 2660 posts
26 Mar 2020 8:56PM
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patsken said..Sidecar for recently finished bike....Painting house first though


house painting irrelevant..... outfit takes priority

sn
WA, 2660 posts
26 Mar 2020 9:01PM
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my shed-time project was supposed to be cleaning up my sheds so I can get stuck into some of the UFP's

hit a speedbump on the way to the project - no 14 days at home for me, if I do cop mandatory isolation, I will most likely be billeted at work for the duration.

Wineman
NSW, 1378 posts
27 Mar 2020 5:09PM
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Plenty of time to crack a few macadamia ready for beer o'clock.
Only a few thoussnd more to go ??

azymuth
WA, 996 posts
27 Mar 2020 2:46PM
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patsken said..
Sidecar for recently finished bike....

Painting house first though








Nice going Ken - that Indian is even more awesome in real life

Gdog6
55 posts
29 Mar 2020 7:37AM
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Wineman said..

Gdog6 said..
Sure is great having a well stocked shed in times like this.
Have spent the last couple of days out there making a front wheel stand for my motorbike.
I don't particularly need it , but had all the steel in the shed, so in between numerous cups of tea,
and a lot of cutting grinding and welding it's almost done.
A bit more welding to do , and a coat of paint, then time to look for the next project.
Stay safe out there and keep isolated.



Photos??
C'mon, we need to see these projects


Good idea Wineman.
The finished project, had all the bits I needed in the shed. Pays to be a hoarder!
Easy to get the bike on this one, easier than my paddock stands, and keeps the bike level and upright for oil checks etc.
Now to find my next project.....




Tonz
342 posts
29 Mar 2020 8:20AM
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ABC news this morning...........Central Queensland men smash the stereotypes with pole dancing, embroidery and cake decorating

www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-29/men-take-up-hobbies-that-break-stereotypes/12086972

Pacey
WA, 178 posts
29 Mar 2020 9:47AM
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Chris 249 said..
I've got two old wooden boats to renovate and I've been successfully dodging the task for almost a year. It's getting hard to run out of excuses. And a tiny house to build, of course.


Boat photos?

tarquin1
330 posts
29 Mar 2020 2:05PM
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Trying to get this SUP board finished. The wife and kids have other ideas though.








Maybe someone can tell me how to delete a photo!

busterwa
3697 posts
29 Mar 2020 2:30PM
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i turned my shed i to a self isolation centre to protect my fambily as in essential services. Stay safe out there gentlemen

515
394 posts
29 Mar 2020 3:03PM
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Awesome work tarquin!
I don't paddle race boards but always interested in design and alternative construction methods.

From the photos-
Hollow wooden frame construction
Seperate water shedding bow deck
Then recessed standing deck carbon kevlar bottom layer/PVC core/ top layer
Separate rail carbon kevlar sandwich rails
I can see the single concave bottom with side flats/vee tail and guessing similar sandwich?
Probably little wrong but very impressive.
That's looking pretty labor intensive but light/strong and accurate board.

I saw your thread on mid leash placement and mid point should eliminate any water drag.

Please keep posting updates.

Yes happy wife/happy life.

Keep safe

tarquin1
330 posts
29 Mar 2020 3:34PM
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It's a huge job alright. Yes each panel is designed for that area of the board. All panels are pvc core,different thickness,with carbon kevlar inside. The standing area is flax. Again different weights. Thats why there is a color difference. The yellow nose area is still just pvc core with light glass inside. Flexible enough for the compound curves in that area. It will get faired and glassed at the end.

Imax1
QLD, 2514 posts
29 Mar 2020 6:47PM
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Love the ideas and craftsmanship. Impressed , well done.
How many hours so far , over 100 ?

515
394 posts
29 Mar 2020 5:37PM
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Again awesome especially compound curves where you gain form stiffness.
Smart laminate using different thickness core and laminate to match area loading.
Question do you do a dry vacuum on PVC then vacuum laminate outside layer so when you laminate inside carbon kevlar layer that glues to the frame?

tarquin1
330 posts
29 Mar 2020 5:48PM
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No I made the panels then cut them and clamped and glued them in place. To be honest most of the panels are too rigid and were difficult to glue in place. That's why the sides ended up being 3 pieces. If I were to do it again I would probably do the sides all like the bow. Just glassed on the inside then fair and glass the outside. The flat areas are ok. Vac bagging the panels really gives you a stronger lighter end product though.



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