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    Default Space preservation in the shed

    Over the last few weeks I've been doing a raft of things, including rearranging the shed to use the available space more efficiently.
    Richard (Eskimo) visited today to check out the drill press and was interested in the way I've stored the bicycles in the shed. I though I'd post here as it may save someone else reinventing the wheel.
    What I've done is based on this - http://www.onwallsolutions.com/bike-storage.html
    The difference is that the linked one is Canadian and powered. I had a block and tackle bequeathed to me by a dear friend so I thought for occasional use that would be fine.
    Over all it looks like this.
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    One end has a couple of hinges that hook over the rafters,
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    The other end is held up with a bolt. There is also a safety chain in case the bolts holding the bolt pull out - unlikely but much better for piece of mind.
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    In use the block and tackle allows the frame with the bikes to pivot down so they can be taken on/ off
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    Construction is mainly of 25mm galv tube. The channels that the bike wheels sit in are a couple of pieces of preformed, perforated angle that have been welded into a U shape.

    Michael

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    Default love it

    well done Michael. this is the best post ive seen for a while.
    i might knock one up know.
    got any other dandy space saver hints
    thanks
    aaron

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    (Others are welcome to put their ideas in this thread too)
    It really depends on what you are after. These have been put up before, but show some of the ways that I use spare space around my mill. The mill is a short one so lifting it up around 200mm is a good idea anyway for my back. The frame is tall and wide enough to get a pallet truck under it, so I made a roll out tray that sits underneath and holds bar stock.

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    These two are just of an odd shaped trolly behind the mill (the hump is for the motor) that holds mill tooling. Wheels out when in use and stows in otherwise unusable space when not.
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    Michael

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    Hi Michael,

    Nice work with the space savers. Bikes are a terrible waste of space. I don't mean that I dislike them, what I mean is for their size they take up a lot of space. My son always takes his bike when we go camping and it's always a struggle. Plenty of dead space up above your head so it's efficient use of otherwise wasted space. I particularly like the roll out tray under the mill. I have dead space there too, so I am going to "borrow" that idea.

    Cheers,

    Simon
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    That mill tool trolley looks like just the thing I need.
    Currently my tooling just sits in the gap between the base plate and wherever the mill table happens to be at time (floorstanding unit). Sometimes things get knocked and fall down the back.

    Got a good use now for some of those offcuts I have lying around in the steel bin. Always a shame to throw em out into my scrap bin when I get too many.
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    I found a space saving trick on Instructables, a fellow lifting his small home-made wood lathe up for some extra bench space:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-...os-de-un-tiro/

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    the bike rack is a must for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordBug View Post
    I found a space saving trick on Instructables, a fellow lifting his small home-made wood lathe up for some extra bench space:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-...os-de-un-tiro/
    no good for me...as once up there the wood lathe will never ever be able to come down....there wont be any room for it

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    Hi,

    This is my attempt at space saving in the garage.

    I think I can do better, the next model will hold two bikes.

    Ben

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