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Old 11-23-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default A Shed Downunder.

I have been copping a fair ribbing lately, firstly from some of our members in Australia, that I have not started a thread or posted much about my shed, so today is it and secondly from some members (who shall remain nameless) who cannot understand just what it is like to live at the bottom of the world.
So this will be a taste of things to come as this is the way some perceive we do things down here.



Looking forward to sharing Mr. and Mrs. 1/2 Cups world with you all.
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Corporate Policy in the Shed Downunder on my weekly To Do List from now on and that is " include at least one trivial job on that list every week" .


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Old 11-23-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: A Shed Downunder.

Dare I ask what one "puts" in that wishing well when making a wish?

When you decide to build a larger shed, may I suggest a vehicle project?
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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Dare I ask what one "puts" in that wishing well when making a wish?

When you decide to build a larger shed, may I suggest a vehicle project?

I guess they get some interesting donations...
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Corporate Policy in the Shed Downunder on my weekly To Do List from now on and that is " include at least one trivial job on that list every week" .


*QST = Quality Shed Time.
**MOE = Moment Of Enlightenment.

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Old 11-23-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: A Shed Downunder.

On reflection I don't think I have ever really introduced myself properly, only what I have put in my profile some 18 months and 1282 posts ago, so here goes with the basics;

.Married to Mrs 1/2 Cup
.2 sons
.1 18 month old grand son (very special man!)
.Qualified Electrician.
.Certificate IV - Training and Assessment.
.Project Management - Prince 2 Graduate.
Work history;
1. Electrical Contracting.
2. Industrial Refrigeration.
3. Switchboard Design and Manufacturing.
4. Project management.
5. Control system design and integration.
6. Currently employed in the Water Industry - Bulk (Dams) and Rural distribution systems.
. Qualified Pilot with a full Private Pilots Licence.
. Appreciate good old fashioned workmanship.
. I have a passion for a neat and well equipped workshop.
. Location; Shepparton. Victoria. Australia
. Interests ;To numerous to mention and some I can't put into print, Restoring my 1930 Model A Ford Roadster. Antiques. Home renovation. Building stuff. Wood & metal work.
. Occupation; Electrical/Mechanical Standards and Quality Co-ordinator.
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Corporate Policy in the Shed Downunder on my weekly To Do List from now on and that is " include at least one trivial job on that list every week" .


*QST = Quality Shed Time.
**MOE = Moment Of Enlightenment.

***QFT = Quality Family Time..

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Old 11-24-2013, 05:17 AM   #5
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Default Re: A Shed Downunder.

Hi Steve, good to see you finally starting a thread mate. Now don't be shy on the pics, is that your dunny Steve? looks cool. Lee
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:25 PM   #6
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Hi Steve, good to see you finally starting a thread mate. Now don't be shy on the pics, is that your dunny Steve? looks cool. Lee
No it s not mine, its is at Tongala about 45 kms from here at the Falcon Hotel, Murray Valley Highway on the way to Echuca.
I have heaps of pics, that I intend to upload in due course.
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1/2 Cups Brake drum pot belly heater build.
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Corporate Policy in the Shed Downunder on my weekly To Do List from now on and that is " include at least one trivial job on that list every week" .


*QST = Quality Shed Time.
**MOE = Moment Of Enlightenment.

***QFT = Quality Family Time..

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Old 11-25-2013, 04:14 AM   #7
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The story begins like this

We purchased our house some 35 years ago on apprentice wages and from memory they were about AU$35 per week, bearing in mind that petrol was about 13 cents per litre at the time.
Built in 1949 the house had been a renter for most of life and it showed, with the shed little more than a corrugated iron, timber framed, dirt floored shanty with lean to. Not being able to afford a new shed due to the renovations we were undertaking as they were a priority at the time, I put up with it as it was for a number of years.
Predating digital images I don't have a lot to show of the old shed at the moment, will try to scan some in due course.

Our home as it is today with 2 car carport and the shed in the background.

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Corporate Policy in the Shed Downunder on my weekly To Do List from now on and that is " include at least one trivial job on that list every week" .


*QST = Quality Shed Time.
**MOE = Moment Of Enlightenment.

***QFT = Quality Family Time..

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Old 11-25-2013, 04:24 AM   #8
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Default Re: A Shed Downunder.

Never seen a Thunder box out house with that problem. Mine is still the right way up and locked due to the Redbacks.

How about the Model A ?

Did my Xmas tree stir you up to get 'started' on this post ? Have to say I admire your work.

PM me the member(s) hassling you and i'll report them to a Moderator .
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:34 AM   #9
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Default Re: A Shed Downunder.

I will be detailing the A during the thread, softly, softly at the moment with the thread, I have a fair bit of material to include.
I have got to say I felt a bit anxious about starting a thread about me, but seeing my work on your thread, and encouragement from others did get me going I have to admit.

I love what I do and get great satisfaction from doing so to the best or better than my abilities allow.

Many thanks.
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1/2 Cups Brake drum pot belly heater build.
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Corporate Policy in the Shed Downunder on my weekly To Do List from now on and that is " include at least one trivial job on that list every week" .


*QST = Quality Shed Time.
**MOE = Moment Of Enlightenment.

***QFT = Quality Family Time..
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:09 AM   #10
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well I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to mate
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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well I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to mate
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Corporate Policy in the Shed Downunder on my weekly To Do List from now on and that is " include at least one trivial job on that list every week" .


*QST = Quality Shed Time.
**MOE = Moment Of Enlightenment.

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Old 11-25-2013, 05:01 PM   #12
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Hilarious!! But I'd hate to see the deposits!!
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:12 PM   #13
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I've heard about your work and I am wanting to see more.
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I've heard about your work and I am wanting to see more.
You should check out the Brake drum heater

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...4963&showall=1

and the Xmas Tree controller he made for me is in Sheddwellers.
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I've heard about your work and I am wanting to see more.
There is a fair bit more to come, but I have really have got to start from the start so you can see the bigger picture so to speak.
I pondered long and hard as to wether to do heaps of different threads or just one. When I thought about it I will just do one or so for the time being and see how it goes.
So much of what I do revolves around the shed wether it be replacing a tap washer in the house or restoring the Model A.
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Corporate Policy in the Shed Downunder on my weekly To Do List from now on and that is " include at least one trivial job on that list every week" .


*QST = Quality Shed Time.
**MOE = Moment Of Enlightenment.

***QFT = Quality Family Time..
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We need to see this Model A.
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:23 AM   #17
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Turning the clock back to 1985

The shed situation became unworkable, at the time I was working long hours at work, on afterhours call, moonlighting most weekends, trying to renovate the house, raise two young boys and prepare and race a Mini Cooper S in the then Super Mini Series on bitumen I finally got the nod from my Significant other Half to go ahead with the build.

Putting pen to paper (no CAD or Sketchup in those days) I proceeded to design the new garage (shed to some of us Aussies) and carport for submission to council for approval.



Carport build detail.



Garage detail.



Construction detail.



Sewerage and drainage plan.



The Site plan.

Back from Council - All redlined by the Building Surveyor and Approved.
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Corporate Policy in the Shed Downunder on my weekly To Do List from now on and that is " include at least one trivial job on that list every week" .


*QST = Quality Shed Time.
**MOE = Moment Of Enlightenment.

***QFT = Quality Family Time..

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Impressive drawings Steve. Typical of the detail required by Councils here.

What was that about a Mini Cooper ?
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:51 AM   #19
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Impressive drawings Steve. Typical of the detail required by Councils here.

What was that about a Mini Cooper ?
The drawings are a bit crusty now but did the job.

Make that 34 British Leyland/BMC vehicles I have once owned, driven, wrecked, raced and sold in my early years here but that's another chapter of the 1/2 Cup story. I still have my service tools and manuals.
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Corporate Policy in the Shed Downunder on my weekly To Do List from now on and that is " include at least one trivial job on that list every week" .


*QST = Quality Shed Time.
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Steve, that dunny pic would make a great avatar!
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