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Offline mr_diver

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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2013, 22:17:48 »


the v-strom got moved out and usually occupies the gap in the middle  at the back... just enough room for another bike <!-- s:shy: -->:shy:<!-- s:shy: -->





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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2013, 08:59:46 »
That looks cavernous compared to my matchbox, mr diver...have you still got the Dohville, or did it go?

Cheers, twenty-one twelve, any time :grin:

Juve, I've got my tools, odds and ends, cable etc in small-medium sized plastic crates, so I can hoy them up there quite easily, or on my shoulder up the ladders. I've got some shelving as well to go up there (wooden, Ikea, ex-kids play-room - painted bonny colours !  - but they'll dee).
The heaviest thing to get up there this week is the new workbench, but its in sections, assemble (and strengthen) in situ. :lala:
I've got to remember there are limits to what weight I can put on the floor up there...I made the bloke who built it 'over-engineer' it, and its supported by strong wooden uprights underneath, as well as 'coach-bolts' into the walls, but still, there are limits! I don't want to find those limits by finding myself sitting on my arse in the room below in a cloud of dust and debris!

Clang!

That was the obligatory late hammer landing on my noggin, as I sit amongst the wreckage...
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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2013, 09:41:31 »
I can (since I cleared out most of the junk) fit 4 bikes in there, but it won't leave much room to move around.
the deauville went in part ex for the mrs 125 marauder and money back.
was a nice bike but I couldn't justify kepping it and the others. I want to rebuild the Cx500 and use it for commuting the short distance to work, the strom for touring and a bike for the mrs. anymore and I be greedy. lol



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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2013, 15:05:32 »
my garage, bit messy at the moment though. enough room for 2 bikes if I bothered to sort it out





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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2013, 16:08:30 »
Quote from: kodkod
here's mine under construction
That looks like the size I want to build, interested in your slab construction and what you are making the walls out off.

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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2013, 19:27:42 »
the concreat was ready mix, poured in 1 go. its 6.5 x 5.5 meters and 3 high. the walls are 11mm osb board. wanted to go thicker but was just tooooooo pricey


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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2013, 19:52:56 »
Osb isn't waterproof, how are you weatherproofing the walls?

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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2013, 20:53:53 »
b and q have some wood sealant paints on 3for2 for the big buckets


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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2013, 08:40:05 »
I'm thinking of extending my 10x10, well, build off it in the same dimensions. Might use shiplap for the bits you can see and osb for the bits you can't.. Who doesn't like saving money? :)

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Re: Show us your Man Cave
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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2013, 01:41:29 »
Quote from: "jimbo8098"
I wish I had a man cave , instead , I have a man back garden which consists of a fully paved are containing 5 motorbikes , 4 of which work , 4 bicycles and 2 sheds full of tools :)

You definitely deserve a cave with all that out in the open  :rain:

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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2013, 10:01:04 »
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Nice oak doors as well! When I think of the decent kitchen cabinets I simply took to the tip and chucked oot...would have been ideal now :bawl:
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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2013, 10:02:58 »
Eh??!!  lol  lol  Above I had typed 'Ki-tche-n cab-in-ets', the spam filter got me...!
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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2013, 17:13:56 »

Yes we had a persistent spammer of those wares back on the olden days...

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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2013, 17:25:42 »
that's brilliant, Gassoon. lol
Wondered what the feck you were on about.

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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2013, 00:13:34 »
My cave, no where else to put the tumble dryer   <!-- s### -->###<!-- s### -->

Gassoon, I reocgnise those lyrics, would that be the genius of john Shuttleworth?


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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2013, 20:49:32 »
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Gassoon, I reocgnise those lyrics, would that be the genius of john Shuttleworth?

Indeed it is Stromivarius ! :)  And I'm envious of your man-cave (I almost said 'lust after' but came to my senses) and your lovely VanVan...Is that bench specially reserved for the buffing of seats?
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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2013, 23:33:23 »
It's better now I've put a new roof on it, leaked like a sieve before  :bawl:

That's my old inverted router table, but like you said now used as a "seat buffing platform"

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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2013, 22:17:40 »
Here is my new 'Man Cave' that I've just had built replacing the old concrete sectional garage that was falling to pieces and got battered in the freak hail storms last June.

Not quite finished sorting out and still got the wiring to finish but it's definitely taking shape  <!-- s:) -->:)<!-- s:) -->

Need to order the hydraulic lift too  <!-- s:fix: -->:fix:<!-- s:fix: -->





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Re: Show us your Man Cave
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2013, 08:35:38 »
Carport too.. :)