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  1. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    EDIT: This thread is now the Virtual Man Shed - for virtual men to engage in discussion of tools (Reep! ha!), camping, building things and so on.

    Note the old camping thread here: http://www.limboclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71745


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    So I was setting up the workbench in our new house today. Manly stuff.

    This thing is made of ancient hardwood railway sleepers. The ones they ripped out of outback train lines and shipped into cities for garden edging and the like about a decade ago.

    It is heavy as fuck, not quite square in any dimension and one rail is getting a big split in it so each time it is disassembled and reassembled it requires the skill of a Rubik's Cube Master to line up the (bent) brackets with screw holes. I don't have that skill so I just drill new holes, use bigger screws each time and add new brackets wherever they fit.

    In short, love the bench but it is a bitch to move. I'll post a photo when I'm done.

    The new house has Foxtel and I saw a segment on building a good workshop on the How To channel. I will be getting to work on that in the next few months as time allows.

    What's your workbench like?

    What's your home workshop/man-shed like?

    What cool or new jobs have you been working on lately?

    What's the best workshop you've seen? The best I've seen is my father's - It's not flash, but it does have a mezzanine level, about $40,000 worth of tools gathered over a lifetime and a restored first generation Chrysler New Yorker sitting in the middle of it. Think Clint's garage in Gran Torino and add a storey to it. So yeah, it is flash.

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  2. Rondo

    Rondo Dirty Newbie

    Re: The Workbench

    My workbench.

    [​IMG]
  3. Jather Fack

    Jather Fack gets! frocked! Bear Poker

    Re: The Workbench

    The only reason that roger would build a workbench is so that he could ban people from his workbench.
  4. dr lucien sanchez

    dr lucien sanchez Enjoy your ban.

    Re: The Workbench

    nice bed frame/10
  5. Vote 1 Tony Abbott!

    Vote 1 Tony Abbott! mellow yellow

    Re: The Workbench

    My one at home is a dogs breakfast,I have every tool under the sun and know how to use them.
    I have an anal fetishist dream of white boards with black silhouettes,but it probably wont happen.
    Still have to dig the wine/sausage/cheese making cellar and another section will be tools.and another section as my art studio, 3/4s done but need to perform clandestine electrical and plumbing works in order to continue.(need utes and materials and desire)

    On a side not just got involved with the local Men's Shed.http://www.mensshed.org/page7859/Home.aspx#
    We got given a big shed heaps of tools and a bit of state, federal and casino money.
    So should be a bit of fun ,mainly old hippys and a few retired engineers,builders.Might get some stuff built and help some people build some stuff or sit around and smoke joints* and talk about shit.


    *BMOD
  6. jimmy35

    jimmy35 TLC Original Bear Poker

    Re: The Workbench

    Old place had a gun shed and bench. It ran the length of one wall and was a great set up.

    New place is a double brick garage. Shared with Mrs35 :eek:
  7. Syd

    Syd TLC Original Stiff Member Bear Poker

    Re: The Workbench

    Disgrace not even a racing car bed. :thumbsd:
  8. mudkipz (ded)

    mudkipz (ded) somebody call the slick police

    Re: The Workbench

    you are not a real man
  9. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Re: The Workbench

    Well now you stole the joke I was working up to. But good work anyway :)
  10. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Re: The Workbench

    Awesome - I didn't know about this deal! Well, I suppose if the government pays for useless crap like wheel chair ramps they can spend some dough on sheds!

    Actually we should have a Virtual Shed on here for the discussing of manly activities like tools, whiskey (Scotch, Irish, Bourbon etc), camping gear, cigars and games of chance. I will start a thread.

    Actually I will throw the other turds out of this thread and it can become Virtual Man Shed.
  11. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Re: The Workbench

    "Sweety can you move your Stilsons so I can get to my cross-stitch?" :D
  12. Tommy Lasorda

    Tommy Lasorda Dirty Newbie

    Re: The Workbench

    This

    Sif a woman would know what a pair of Stilsons are... :rolleyes:
  13. Vote 1 Tony Abbott!

    Vote 1 Tony Abbott! mellow yellow

    [​IMG]

    .....while returning from checking their crab pots in Coorooman Creek this week was a shed drifting on the water.


    “It looks like a shed on some sort of raft,”

    They noticed it was complete with a crab pot, lighting, solar panels and a deck!
    ...........since found out the “shed boat” had dragged its anchor and drifted down the creek near the Keppel Sands boat ramp.


    http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/09/11/hey-love-just-heading-out-to-the-shed/
  14. T-Bone

    T-Bone Saving the rangas.


    Thats my family's holiday home, you prick.
  15. crackers57

    crackers57 TLC Immortal

    Plenty of virtual men in these parts to make it worthwhile :thumbsu:
  16. T-Bone

    T-Bone Saving the rangas.


    My cawk isn't virtual. Malfunctions occasionally.
  17. PowerKat

    PowerKat TLC Original

    Re: The Workbench

    I do :cool:

    We have a pokey little shed attached to the detached rumpus room. It often means the outdoor table becomes a workbench which is cool because working outside >>>> 'working' in a pokey little shed that would make a good dungeon (no windows). Neither of us are all that keen on DIY projects so it does the job. It has 3 good workbenchs left by the previous owner that run in a U shape at the back end. The remaining space between entry door and workbenches (to the left and right as you walk in) have that typical metal shelving that is a must in every shed. Also shelves run above the workbenches.

    It's a lot of 'space' in a small 'shed'. Have to keep the junk to a minimum with such a small shed and no garage.
  18. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Re: The Workbench

    "Pair"? And it's written on the side.
  19. Tommy Lasorda

    Tommy Lasorda Dirty Newbie

    Re: The Workbench

    Yeah, not sure about that one... :eek:

    It's also the colloquial term for a pipe wrench :thumbsu:
  20. crackers57

    crackers57 TLC Immortal

    Re: The Workbench

    Maybe you're thinking about the "pair" of scissors you use for your dressmaking?
  21. Tommy Lasorda

    Tommy Lasorda Dirty Newbie

    Re: The Workbench

    I stand corrected

    Ease up tiger, I'm a tradie from way back
  22. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Re: The Workbench

    Yeah - brand name for a generic item.

    Anyway I was just messing with you. :)

    I didn't even know what it was until I had to use one to replace some gal pipe last week.

    It turns out basic plumbing is far too easy to pay some idiot $100 an hour to do it.
  23. Vote 1 Tony Abbott!

    Vote 1 Tony Abbott! mellow yellow

    Tru dat
    I have done all my apprenticeships looking over the shoulder of a tradesman.
    much quicker and cheaper than the conventional method:thumbsu:
  24. Rog, you deleted some of my post out of this thread
  25. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Actually our plumber drew me a diagram, and the guy from Bunnings supplied the gear based off that and a couple of extra drawings I did.

    It probably took about three times longer than an experienced plumber would take, but I saved a few hundred bucks and learned a new skill. :thumbsu:
  26. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Yep I sent the off-topic stuff away. This thread has the potential to involve actual exchange of information, not endless twattery from teenage baby-daddies.
  27. You know this is tlc right
  28. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Yes - you don't seem have gotten the point that when someone starts a sincere thread that people get into, it is incredibly annoying and generally against the culture of the site to try to fuck it up.

    You are a relative newbie. Don't start telling me how TLC works.

    :bogan:
  29. bushie

    bushie shakes head

    Inverter welders ftw:thumbsu:

    Anything that can burn a 4mm rod with full penetration into railway line, and you can pick up and carry around with ease gets my vote.

    Bloody terrific and a must to have in any shed.

    I miss my old station shed, had all of the old horse mustering days memorabilia, plus a service pit, tyre changing gear, drill press, oxy set, lathe and all the tools, old and new, for just about every job.

    Benches were the same as Chiefs and made of railway sleepers, but roughly 30m x 1.5m in total.

    New shed will be similar and definitely have a service pit.
  30. Tommy Lasorda

    Tommy Lasorda Dirty Newbie

    I've got an old stick welder that my old man gave me.

    It's a little ripper, but the old man bought it back in the 70s. It's supposedly a portable, but it would weigh about 60 or 70 kilos easily.

    Would give my left nut for an inverter
  31. bushie

    bushie shakes head


    There are some cheap chinese imports getting around, and if you're not hard core welding they do the job for $2-300 I think.

    Mates got one and they do the job.

    I gots me an American import and it makes welding dead set easy, even for n00bs.

    DC ftw:thumbsu:
  32. Tommy Lasorda

    Tommy Lasorda Dirty Newbie

    If I have any hardcore welding to do, I takes it to the old man.:p He's got a shop standard MIG, boilermaker beats a fitter any day of the week when it comes to welding.

    Mine does it's job, all my fences are up, so it'll probably sit in the shed gathering dust for a bit...
  33. bushie

    bushie shakes head

    I gotta start checking my posts before submitting...that last one is just goddamn terrible.
  34. Well how bout you sell it to one of us then :bert:
  35. Tommy Lasorda

    Tommy Lasorda Dirty Newbie

  36. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Anyway...

    I am sort of considering sorting out the garage of the owner of this house. There's a ton of tools and stuff sitting around in different piles. He lives in another country, returns every year or so for a week or two and starts new jobs on the house, buying new equipment and supplies (becausethe stuff he bought last time is stacked away somewhere and it is easier just to go and fill up a trolley at Bunnings than search through the piles of stuff) before jetting off again with the jobs half done and a stack of new gear lying around.

    All this is getting on my nerves and I'm considering spending a weekend and setting it all up properly.
  37. bushie

    bushie shakes head

    WTF happened here this afternoon??

    And why was my name bandied around by the banned n00bz?:mad:

    And vale boges.:(

    I was at a funeral.:(:(
  38. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Just a general clean out to let everyone else get a word in edgewise.
  39. mudkipz (ded)

    mudkipz (ded) somebody call the slick police

    gasless mig welders = poo
  40. jimmy35

    jimmy35 TLC Original Bear Poker

    Re: The Workbench




    Not quite that lame but a slight on my manliness for sure.
  41. Cash Money

    Cash Money They call me Cash Money. Stiff Member

    Just walked into said garage - not a fucking chance in hell for me to sort that mess out. There is a forklift with flat tires in there. I suspect a rat has made a nest in some cushions that were stored in the rafters.
  42. thegrach

    thegrach "I'm an F-18 Bro!"

    Use the forklift to flush out the rats!





    Jesus Rog, do you want me to wipe your arse as well?
  43. Lach72

    Lach72 TLC Original Bear Poker

    While we're into fixing shit, has Bigfooty crashed for anyone else?
  44. PowerKat

    PowerKat TLC Original

    no

    Enjoy your ban :)
  45. T-Bone

    T-Bone Saving the rangas.


    Its still loading here in rAdelaide.
  46. bushie

    bushie shakes head

    I think that Roger is scared of rats.

    He's a rodentophobe:thumbsu:
  47. thegrach

    thegrach "I'm an F-18 Bro!"

    It is a bit strange that Fred is his best mate then:confused:
  48. bushie

    bushie shakes head


    I've said it before and I'll say it again...You guys have got Fred all wrong...he is actually a really nice guy. srs.


    Will someone wake up Roger...he just fainted.
  49. T-Bone

    T-Bone Saving the rangas.


    He didn't see your cawk again, did he ?
  50. Syd

    Syd TLC Original Stiff Member Bear Poker

    Drunken stupor or just unco ? ;)

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