Last instalment, I had managed to fit 4 project bikes and parts from 3 other bikes in the shed but still needed a workbench.
My late grandfather’s bench was sitting unused at my grandmother’s house. I managed to fit it in the back of my station wagon last weekend.
At around 10 pm on Monday night, I started looking at how it might fit in my shed.
After measuring the frame, I realised it might just fit around one of the little Hondas.
I looked at the space around Eric, but the temporary shelves right behind him and power cabling above and behind were problematic.
I looked at the space around Bruiser and the more I thought about it, the better it seemed like it would fit.
After moving the box of parts off the seat, I had a better look.
Still a bit high to work around, so the seat came off.
I realised the tank would get in the way of the cross-bracing, so it came off too.
After removing the cross-bracing from the bench frame, I maneuvered one side behind Bruiser.
Looking good! Now for the other one and the cross-braces on one end…
Success! Getting the cross-braces to fit on the other end proved a little harder though…
One of Nix’ spare mid-fairings was going to have to move though!
The benchtop went on next, complete with bench vice.
A bit tight against Rosie’s handlebar!
Much better storage space though!
How am I going for time? Hmmm, it’s not that late.
What else can I do and still be inside before midnight? Stack all of those parts better, maybe?
These would look better above the workbench! I could hang Nix’ spare fairings up on this side…
Hmmm, it’s a bit late and I do have work in the morning.
I called it a night at that point and decided to start sharing the tale of my shed.
On Tuesday night, my girlfriend and her daughter came over. I wanted to show off my progress in the shed and the daughter wanted to sit on Rosie to get a better look. The result was far too cute not to share!
I still have a few more ideas on how to organise things a little better, as the plan is to work on the bikes more and return to semi-regular blog updates soon. You’ll notice these improvements in future posts if you keep reading…
(To be continued?)