Archive for June, 2009

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Workshop

June 25, 2009

So, another quick update (well not a update but I just took some photos so meh).

Here is the current status of the garage. Its heading towards being done. Currently I am plastering the front half of the inside, and hence have moved all the junk to the rear half (yep, messy). This weekend, I’ll be doing the basecoat of the plaster, and then top-coating it if I get the chance. During next week, I’ll force Kylie to paint it for me (Mwahahahaha). Once thats done, I’m gonna sort out a bunch of tool hooks for shovels, brooms, axes etc, and im going to make a few quick shelves for things like oils for the car, and spraypaint cans.
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Appologies about the zoom, it makes it look skinny.

My new (old) workbenches are in, and I cut them down so that they are at the same height as the built in bench at the back. It makes for lots of room for doing work.
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Also, on the right, you can see my ‘work in progress’ CNC bench.

Ive started to hang all the tools and make mounts for the things that I cant hang properly, but its a big process. So far only a few things are actually up on the walls properly, the rest are just whacked in place.
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Also note the speaker for the stereo. It makes chilling outside much nicer.

Anyway, cheers all!

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Life

June 25, 2009

So, there hasn’t been any updates in ages, and thats simply because Kylie and I have been enjoying the house!

Since last public post, heaps of changes have taken place. In fact, looking back at the posts, I havent posed since we moved the furniture in! Wow. Months!

Loungeroom
The lounge room has been finished, and we think looks great with our couch in there. Currently it is being used to store some junk that we had to remove from our old house, but Kylie is working on cleaning it up.
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Study
The study has been completed, and now contains my super awesome desk. All the cables are neatly tucked underneath, with a rail system being used to mount the monitors.
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Tucked into the alcove left vacant by the horrible built-in wardrobe, is my 42RU rack. Probably only interesting to the nerds out there. All the equipment for the house (amps, computers, alarm system, dvd player etc) are stored in here.
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Bedroom
The bedroom hasn’t had too much work. Just finished off the standard stuff, and popped in our new bed and bedside tables in there. The TV hasn’t been hung (or bought) nor has the cupboard actually got any shelves in it. Soon I’ll get that happening.
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Dining Room
The dining room has been completed. The new dining room table (huge 10 seater) really fills out the area (at one stage I was worried that room was too big!). The hanging lights above the table worked really well. They are dimmable, so that makes dinner nice. Problem is, we don’t have chairs yet!
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From the other angle (ignore the ironing board) you can see how cool the downlights work (also dimmable). Also in the photo is the inlet duct for the central heating. For about three weeks Kylie and I lived in a house with absolutely no heating. We would wake up and the house was three degrees. It was killer. even at night we would turn on the stove (with nothing in it) just to make some heat.
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Anyway, Kylie and I are having great fun just living here!

Next time, some updates and pics of the outside and the shed!
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Cheers!