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Title: Man cave
Post by: Greybeard on 18.04. 2014 15:17
If the photo upload works you should see my new man cave. We moved in January to a house without a garage. My Beeza has been in storage since December. When I've finished making shelves etc. I'll bring the bike here and be able to ride her again.
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: muskrat on 18.04. 2014 15:41
The photo didn't come through so I imagine your converting the laundry and putting the washing machine etc in the yard.
Cheers
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: pato08 on 18.04. 2014 23:54

I'll show you mine if you show me yours  *smile*
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: muskrat on 19.04. 2014 03:54
You lucky bugga pato. Where's the beeza? Mine's a single car (3 bike) garage plus a little overflow for bits.
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: Brian on 19.04. 2014 04:13
Pato, I'm impressed........two fridges !!!!!!!!!!

Musky it looks like you live on the side of a mountain ? does the bloke down the bottom build Nortons out of all the stuff you throw away ?????
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: madsens on 19.04. 2014 09:50
ENVY!!!!
I use a homebuilt garden shed - and I can fit a lift with my GF on, and myself in there - and that pretty much it - and if I try expanding it, the local Council tells me I'm not allowed to build more on my grounds.... *sad2*

regards
Joergen
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: muskrat on 19.04. 2014 10:13
Ha, yes Brian. If anything rolls down it ends in the creek. The brown snakes keep pickers at bay.
 Bikes have to be going under their own power in the shed. Nobody can push them up the driveway. I tried to drive the ute down, had to get a 4X4 to toe me out.
Cheers.
PS are you waiting, to show us all up?
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: Brian on 19.04. 2014 10:53
No I wont be showing anybody up. I would like to have a nice area to sit with chairs etc but I have too many blasted motorbikes cluttering up the place.

I have a 9m x 6m (30' x 20') shed which sounds big enough but between 2 bike benches, normal benches, shelves, lathes, mills and 15 bikes there is not much spare room.

I'll take some photos tomorrow and post.

I do however live on a nice flat block so can wheel bikes in and out no problems.
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: Brian on 19.04. 2014 23:42
Here's some photo's, not really a "man cave", more like a shed full of junk !
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: bsa-bill on 20.04. 2014 08:52
Dammit Brian your just too far away or I would have been around to help remove some of that junk
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Post by: morris on 20.04. 2014 09:17
I'm with Bill, Brian. For a couple of beers we'll clear the lot. Get you some room for the kid's pushbikes or the wife's car.....
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: muskrat on 20.04. 2014 11:43
Skyte  *smile*
Even a waterbottle for cold nights.
But I think our old mate over west will top everyone.
Cheers
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: Brian on 20.04. 2014 13:14
The bottle keeps you warm and also keeps the mossies away  *????*

I've had four of them, rode the first one around Australia in 1975.
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: bsa-bill on 20.04. 2014 17:31
Time we had some more from UK but we are a small crowded Island so have to be more compact so my Bijou compact and 2 outrigger stores and a jaundiced view from our back garden
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: RichardL on 20.04. 2014 19:23
Bill,

That's a very tidy shop. I might come around to it, but, for now, too self conscious to show my garage to any neat freaks (said with respect). One thing you might want to do is add some storage on that bare wall to the right of the bike, maybe a shelf.>:D

Also, love the view from your garden, mine is not quite so open.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: bsa-bill on 20.04. 2014 19:52
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love the view from your garden, mine is not quite so open.

No but you'll have the sound of kids at play, love to hear that
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: muskrat on 20.04. 2014 20:59
A lot of yard to mow Bill. A crop dusting plane and a 44 of roundup would do the trick. Notice nothing green in my yard.
Richard L how do you stop the neighbor's rug rats from invading (no fences)?
Cheers
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: RichardL on 21.04. 2014 00:10
The play equipment gets used occasionally by great nephews and nieces or by my teenagers when they are bored and want to mess around, otherwise, it lays in wait for possible grand kids.

There have been two ocassions of invasion. One when there was a block party and a bunch of kids must have thought it was one of the attractions. I had to shoo them off for liability reasons. The other was a little more interesting when I found a condom wrapper on the trampoline matt. Looked around a little more and found the subject latex hanging from one of the bushes you see. That was early in the morning after the middle-of-the-night action. Later that day I see the neighbor's late-teen daughter and her boyfriend hanging out in their back yard. From across the yard I caught the boy's attention (and only his) and pointed at the trampoline, shook my head "no" and wagged my finger. Nothing else was ever said of it, but the girl was later my daughter's high school math teacher.

Richard L.

Hmmm? A7/A10 context? It was probably a Saturday, so I must have been working on my bike that day.
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: Brian on 21.04. 2014 00:39
Bill that is one of the neatest workshops I've ever seen, how the hell do you find anything  *eek*

Richard thats unusual how you dont have fenced yards, over here we all have our own fenced in areas.
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: WozzA on 21.04. 2014 00:58
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love the view from your garden, mine is not quite so open.

No but you'll have the sound of kids at play, love to hear that

Bill..  you'll get over that as the kids get older ... & start hooning in cars...  *sad2*

do you have a screw driver fetish  *eek*
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: RichardL on 21.04. 2014 01:05
do you have a screw driver fetish  *eek*

 *lol*

Brian, we can have fences if we want, and some do. It just happens that we're one house off of the corner, so we get the extended backyard view. Not too bad for suburbia.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: kiwipom on 21.04. 2014 04:03
hi guys, this is my new `Man Cave 'after the other one got destroyed(can`t keep a good bike down). It`s taken 3yrs to get to this point with bike in container storage. Gradually remembering where everything is stored and where it needs to go. Although we have been in new house for18mnths i came up with the idea of changing my Nissan Terrano for a smaller Honda CRV so as to make room for the bike, seems to be working out well and always looking to maximise the space that i have available. We have moved to the north/west of Christchurch from the east side which is now pretty much a bomb site,cheers   
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: WozzA on 21.04. 2014 05:47
Here's mine..   *smile*
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: Greybeard on 21.04. 2014 08:41
I've managed to upload a photo to my original email.

You guys shame my large shed!  *conf*
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: RichardL on 21.04. 2014 14:21
Graybeard,

It's not the size of your shed, but how you use it.

(C'mon, it had to be said!)

Richard L.
Title: Re: Man cave
Post by: bsa-bill on 21.04. 2014 14:31
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Bill that is one of the neatest workshops I've ever seen, how the hell do you find anything

Ah now lads it's not always so neat, I just finished refurbishing it after the throws of fitting a kitchen. it's taken forever

Brian I Label all the drawers , otherwise I would never find anything

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do you have a screw driver fetish

bit of craft there WoozA the good ones are at the bottom, borrowers get the ones nearer the door ;)

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It's not the size of your shed, but how you use it.
been saying that for yonks ;)