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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:17:02 AM on 24 October 2013.
Dancodyne's Gravatar
 Location: Brisbane, QLD
 Member since 24 October 2013
 Member #: 1438
 Postcount: 8

Hello all,
I'm finally in a position to get back seriously into my radio hobby.
There's time to restore some sets, build many more and sort out the shed....well maybe not sort out the shed!
QTH. Brisbane

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:47:23 PM on 24 October 2013.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
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Welcome to the forums Dan. There's a good chance you aren't the only one with a shed in the state you mention, mine included.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:54:38 PM on 24 October 2013.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
 Member since 1 January 2013
 Member #: 1269
 Postcount: 576

Welcome Dan! Welcome to the club - my workbench and part of the shed is becoming over-run with old television parts and electronics bits. I'm trying to grab as many spare CRTs as I can, which isn't really helping out the situation... Well, I don't have much choice - if I want to ensure the sets in my collection continue on into the future in a usable/watchable state, then I need to hoard a few spare tubes before they're mostly gone.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:29:00 AM on 25 October 2013.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
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My garage/workshop is chock-a-block. It's reached the stage where I'm now looking to invest in a suitable small industrial unit so I can get all of this stuff away from the house into an air-conditioned dedicated space and regain my garage to boot.

I look forward to being able to have a proper test bench with equipment at hand instead of having to get it out of cupboards and put it back again for want of bench space.

I also look forward to having benches all around the walls so that I can move from one current project to another without having to clear the bench each time when a parts delay, etc, holds me up.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:44:19 PM on 25 October 2013.
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 Location: Canberra, ACT
 Member since 23 August 2012
 Member #: 1208
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Cleaning out the shed/storage can be dangerous. Every time I start on that, I find something that might just need "a little bit of work" to fix up, and, weeks later.....


 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:38:57 AM on 31 October 2013.
Dancodyne's Gravatar
 Location: Brisbane, QLD
 Member since 24 October 2013
 Member #: 1438
 Postcount: 8

Thanks for the welcome.
I have just started another vintage radio building project so it was into the shed to look for suitable "bits". Its amazing what turns up!
And its the same all over the world. The following is a reply from an American friend after I enquired if he had a certain part I was looking for.
"After much rummaging through long forgotten boxes of junk I can report no joy on the escutcheon. Nothing even close or even a small one for the dial area alone. It was actually quite a bit of fun ... finding things I didn't know I had .. no treasures however."
Motto: Don't throw anything out. You will never know when you need it!
All over Australia, expensive cars are sitting out in the drive in all weather because the garage is chockers with old consoles, discarded chassis, boxes and boxes of old radio magazines, sundry junk of vague description, silverfish and cochroaches!
Cheers, Dan

 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:31:27 PM on 19 December 2013.
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 Location: Noosa, QLD
 Member since 31 December 2010
 Member #: 799
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Welcome Dan, yes our sheds don't get much sunshine and you almost don't want to go in there because everywhere you look there is another project that needs doing. What sort of radios do you collect? My email is unhidded if you want to send me an email I head to brissi regularly and catch up some of my other collectors be good to catch up sometime. are you in the local hwsseq radio club?

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