Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Feiertag - Shedporn

Today is a holiday here, and this morning before going down to the pub for an afternoon of oompah band, beer and kasknödel I thought I'd clean up the workshop and have a muse. However, it's impossible to maintain indignation in a mancave, really quite impossible. That's the whole point of them. So with apologies, here's a little shedporn instead;




The workshop is in one of the side aisles of the middle floor of the 300 yo barn; under will be the microbrewery. Workbenches I made for peanuts from 200 x 40 Spruce (ripped as required) which costs £2/m here. Two English FAQs: (1) No, the rain or snow never comes though the gaps / holes / owl openings because the roof overhangs by at least four feet and (2) no, nothing rusts because the air is so much drier here than In England.

18 comments:

Flyinthesky said...

Jealous doesn't even begin to describe it. I have a 6'x6' man cave, my wife uses it as a dump for her unwanteds but keepers.

Anonymous said...

Ahem, Flyinthesky, I believe you mean envious.

Anonymous said...

Anon, put me down as covetous ;-)

Anonymous said...

As shed porn goes - that's utter filth. Keep it up.

Dave_G said...


I'm just off to my mancave with this image - and my mancave locks from the inside......

Anonymous said...

It looks like you're going to set up some woodworking enterprise and... have you thought about a small forge? Hmm, or have you not asked her indoors...........yet er maybe?

;-)

Anonymous said...

Spent the best part of my adult life in a workshop - precision engineering for the military mostly. Would you believe my first piece for what would become the Eurofighter Typhoon was back in '89. We did emergency work during Gulf War I - helicopters take such a beating in desert environments. Needless to say I don't have a 'mancave' and any spare time is spent walk/running the sercet paths* between the counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

*The paths used by King Alfred when he gathered his men to take on Guthrum's Great Army in AD 878.

Steve

Man with Many Chins said...

I'm not jelly.. noooo not at all :-)

My shed is full of pushbikes plus a motorbike so I have to get everything out to get to anything :-(

Cuffleyburgers said...

Radders - very nice. As we would expect solidly constructed. What do you make in there?

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

Norwegian buoys?

a lake too?

Anonymous said...

And er oh btw Radders, I see you haven't crafted yerself a broom yet?


;^)))))))))))))))))))))))0i!

Raedwald said...

haha! Thanks all

- Long time hobby making picture frames and restoring furniture. But first I also need to make new windows for the house and build a kitchen (long story but local joiners won't reproduce thin framed historic windows ..)

- Yep they got lakes here but not for old diesel fishing boats ;( so buoys, lifejackets, mooring lines and a few boxes of marine spares are just here because I didn't want to leave them or throw them out and there was room in the truck

- Ah yes, this was the point of the clean-up. Pics taken when wood waste / empty boxes had been swept off the workbenches but not yet from the floor

Unknown said...

There is nothing so English as a shed: we do not live in a democracy but a Shedocracy.

Ravenscar. said...

England, is missing one of her sons lad. But have to say, I am chuffed for you, and the move seems to suit you, even that you're, I deem, actually loving it and that's all there is to say, when alus said and done.

Anonymous said...

I have never understood the almost primeval affair that men have with wood - the connection is almost genetic. It is almost impossible for me to pass a piece of useable wood and not wish to make it into something.

Envious, jealous, whatever - happy musing; you've cheered me up just looking and dreaming.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I do so love wood and working with it, surrounded by it and as my old school teach used to put it - "endlessly smoothing".

!"feel the grain".

Poisonedchalice said...

Blimey! Just imagine the migrants you could snaffle away in there! Just kiddin'!!

I have two man caves (not as large as yours) and one is a garden tool store + wood store (I have enough for winter) and the other houses my workshop plus other bits & bobs like a genset for example!

mike fowle said...

You seem to have got a pretty good life there, Radders