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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:51:59 PM on 21 October 2019.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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I shifted some stuff and took 7 pix of my workshop.
Remember it is mostly a place where junk is thrown nowadays.
I still just clear a space when I want to work on something and stack stuff up to make room.
There are endless benches where I worked on particular things, computers here, car amps and inverters there, transformers over there, gearboxes and diffs there and so on and so forth.
There is a fantastic range of stuff mainly electrical and some of it museum quality.

Fred.

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:37:55 PM on 22 October 2019.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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You can have too much buildup. Its a reverse divorce here. One neighbour sold out so I have the furniture that should have been sold & the Audi. That's one 40ft container plus a bit of stack overflow into a shed. Then there's a girlfriends furniture that's a 20ft container but at least she has some idea of where she's moving to & some of it has been moved out.

That means the car shed is full & the tractor is being major overhauled in the caravan skillion on the shearing shed. Not in the Car shed attacked to the one where the engineering stuff is. So one gets fit doing 100m walks (one way) between sheds. Radio's & the Farm Office have their own fully insulated shed.

If I can get rid of the ex neighbours stuff & hers that should give me one hell of a lot more space.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:20:34 AM on 23 October 2019.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:32:32 AM on 23 October 2019.
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Just hope you don't get mice in there.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 12:17:40 PM on 23 October 2019.
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Or meeses.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:39:53 PM on 23 October 2019.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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The guy down the back of me used to have chooks, many chooks in a big shed.
I used to get Micky mouse and Ronald rat by the score.
Used to set baits and then dispose of the bodies.
Chooks have been gone for 10 years and so have the rodents.
The only problem in the last 10 years had been the Ants, but even those have gone.
The Lizards have cleaned out any insects, just don't get any.
So all we have now are Lizards of all types sunning them selves and looking at you.
I think its a conspiracy and they are taking over the world!!!

In those photos, from the top we have
1/ Metal and wood work, bench for hammering and press drill ect. Air compressor hides under benches. Many Bunnings battery tools
Larger metal or wood jobs are set up on trestles as needed and created or refurbished.
2/ Machining and tools, Lathe, welder ect. Racks of nuts and bolts all thread and sizes.
3/ Shelving, stash of spares and NOS for car. Briggs engines are down the bottom right Marcc.
4/ Was test bay for 12/24 volt equipment up to 10 Kva, generators, invertors, Car amplifiers and 240 volt loads as well as audio with metering of all sorts.
5/ "1 square foot " bench with all sorts of audio/RF/computers radio test gear whatever projects repairs.
6/ Ditto, monitor speakers, loads, equipment ect ect
7/ Audio test rack originally , turntable/tape/CD/ and also PC, VCR DVR repairs. Surveylance equipment cameras IP addressable, Burglar alarms. PC's have disappeared now, network bits still there phone lines, hubs and you will see bits like valves and stuff now stashed everwhere.

There is more of the same covering every square inch too many photos that just show junk, like museum electrical equipment, old PCs from the 70's , robots , O guage tin plate train stuff...…..

Fred. .


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:19:32 PM on 24 October 2019.
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I found a pet Black Snake living in the workshop a wonderful solution for rats & mice. Nowhere to run: nowhere to hide.

Sent Brad a couple of photos of the lathe in the 100 year old shed 1 and its resident.

There is a guy in the radio Club here like that. Even that I am single the house is not for computers, bits of engines & radio's and horticultural sprayers. However, at his place the hall is the library, and every room has an alleyway to get around the stuff, that includes the laundry toilet & verandah. I only have one shed & a container anything like that & the pressure is being put on the owner of it, to get back here & remove it.

I rather like to cover up the normal travelling mess on the service bench with a quote attributed to Einstein:

"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what is an empty desk?"

Marc

Marc's Workshop
Brush Tail Possum


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:51:12 AM on 27 October 2019.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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Hi Marcc its good to see the tools and the inhabitant in their natural setting (that not a Meercat is it?).
You did not have to clean up just for the photo!
(If you can see bare floor its been cleaned up). Kidding.

Love the pro mount for the drill, you used THREE sticks of wood, I only used TWO.
Is the lathe a HAFCO? I reckon they must have sold about a million lathes all around Australia.
I dropped into Hare and Forbes a month ago, got my son to take me (big day out).
Finally bought a new dial gauge and a new wheel for the grinder for tool sharpening.
I can use the lathe, so can my son but the grandkids just look at it and want to know what app it uses?
Sad commentary on kids today no interest in mechanical or electronic things, grandpa with his funny car and radio things.
Sigh.
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:39:16 AM on 27 October 2019.
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Fred: That's generic 1982, Taiwan. Motor is not original, possibly Mud Wasps that why all of the open motors except the ceiling fan (1928) have fly wire screens. It was $10 difference between a 3/4HP & 1HP motor so it got the latter. It was cheaper than a whole new item.

That is not mounted on wood. There is a 2' 6" footing of concrete down to the "Mudstone base" at the lathe & at its end and a slab across them (single pour). The Lathe and the 44 gallon press mount are secured to it. The 44 has leveling feet welded on and anchors. Those three rails are heavy, inch RHS welded to the drum rim and the press is bolted to it.

Nothing is going anywhere, and hasn't since 1982.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 1:21:43 PM on 27 October 2019.
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That is a brushtail possum and it doesn't look like it's missed many meals. Smile


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 11:23:26 PM on 27 October 2019.
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Think that was baby: The other two normally do a war dance on the Workshop roof, or knock on the door if they are peckish. Not a lot of food about.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 7:04:20 AM on 28 October 2019.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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Marc my apologys about the drill!
Of course when I look closer the bars and bolts are obvious.
Now I have exposed to all my crappy mounting of my drill on two wooden runners screwed to a small crate, so serve me right for being a smarty!

My lathe has the same basic gearbox and bed and its only 20 year old so I guess they all come from the same Taiwan source or a copy.
Ditto the drill. At least I don't get the wasps here in the city, just the Lizards.
Cheers, Fred.


 
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