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My Little Shack New Shelf

Discussion in 'Station & Mobile Pics' started by Shadetree Mechanic, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Hey guys,
    Just a quick update on the shack progress. I had purchased the yellow Robyn 240D a while ago and quickly realized that I didn't have a good place to put it. I am not a fan of stacking radios on top of one another and the Madison on my grandfather's Hammerlund kept bugging me. I wanted to build a shelf that was worthy of being in this station and I wanted it to look like it belonged. Here is a picture of the old station.



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  2. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    Nice!
     
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  3. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I bought a 1x12 pine board and some aluminum angle and started trying to figure out how to do it. In order for it to look right, I would have to stain it and try to get the color close enough that it didn't look out of place. Needless to say, I never got around to doing anything with it and ended up putting the Robyn on top of the filing cabinet in the corner of the room.

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  4. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Then as luck would have it, the office supply room at work got the 5s treatment by the department manager. This nice shelf that held different colors of copy paper suddenly needed a new home. I asked my boss about it and he wrote me a pass for it and I took it home. Maybe I should just load it up with radios and put a couple of amps in the bottom and call it good? I would be tempted to do that if there was room beside the desk.

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  5. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I made some quick measurements to see if my idea would work. I got my grandfathers cordless saw, put some soap on it and started cutting. I knew I had one chance to do it right or else I would be back to using the pine board again.

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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Without too much effort, I had a little shelf.

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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Now for a test fit to see if it would work.



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  8. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

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    Cordless saw, hahahahaha. That’s awesome. Looking good so far, +1 on loading it down in radios and amps.
     
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    Dmans Well-Known Member

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    Chris,
    I like it!
    73's
    David
     
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    Eldorado828 From the high plains of Texas

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    Man that's a really nice set up you've got going on there!
     
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    priceless
     
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  12. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    My shack is a mess right now. We are remodeling. All my equipment is sitting on my bench. I bought an old TV corner cabinet with doors so I can close it up when not in use. Some day when we finally get the basement finished I can reorganize my shack.
     
  13. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    It kind of works but is a little too deep. I would like to be able to put the mics in front of it and still have room to close the doors.

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    Dmans Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet that you could recharge that cordless saw and make that happen!

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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    If I could cut 6 inches off the back, it would be perfect. Some quick measurements and a survey for nail heads and we are ready to try it. Here goes nothing!

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