Inside the Woolshed

After requests I thought I would post a few shots of the interior of the woolshed. It has been partially converted from a working woolshed but the shearing boards are still there. You can see the four bays complete with their working electric motors. I could probably sell them but I think they look pretty cool.

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This is a panoramic shot down the main length of the shed. I currently have 2 6×6 tables ( or one 6×12) and a 9×5 (table tennis table).  On the right are the rooms and further down the lean to that currently houses gym equipment and couches.

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The study/painting room. Just beyond the bedroom.

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Exterior of study.

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This is where I try to reduce my classic wargamer physique down to something more healthy. Further down another bed just in case I get tired at the thought of all that exercise.

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The shed has traditionally also been used as a local party venue. Continuing this tradition our neighbours across the road celebrated the wedding of their son and his new bride there last summer.

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The homestead. It is a named property called “Oeta”. We don’t have many really old buildings in New Zealand. This house is well over a hundred years old which is pretty ancient by our standards.  It was built by a chap called Jimmy Hunter, who played 2nd Five Eights for the 1905 Originals All Blacks who toured the UK and France that year. He played in 23 games and scored 44 tries on that tour. He lived here and farmed in this area for decades and eventually his son took over the farm.  Like many of these old properties it was broken up over successive generations. We own just a fraction of the original land and the house and woolshed. Enough to grow our own meat (beef and sheep) and grow a lot of our own vegetables and fruit.

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11 thoughts on “Inside the Woolshed”

  1. As long as other people brought their armies – mine are all half finished. The only thing I have that is mostly done is my Wild West skirmish gaming town and even then I have half built buildings and another fifty miniatures to paint.

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    1. My brother has a terrace house in central Sydney and he pointed out that his land and house would fit inside my woolshed with about 30m2 left over. Of course, his central Sydney terrace held together by the white ants holding hands would buy about five or six properties the size of mine:)

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  2. Just a note to let you know that the white ants are still holding hands! If they ever let go we will be in serious shit!

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  3. A truely magnificent space for wargaming. Those bays really look cool. Having so much space for storage and gaming you could tackle any project imaginable without restrictions. I do hope that one day I may be able to have a dedicated hobby space that offers the same freedom.

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  4. Hi Brian, just wanted to drop a note – have recently found your blog – excellent. Have found your peices on Traveller very informative. I recently used one of your beautiful deck plans ( the 100dton plan) for a game I am running – the group thought it was a great ship. Do you get the chance to role play much or are you more into the wargaming?
    Cheers
    Steve

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    1. Hi Steve
      Which 100dton ship was it? I am glad you got some use out of it. Did you print it out and scale it for miniatures or just for flavouring the scene? I do not get enough time to roleplay or wargame, although to be honest I have had a year with very little inspiration to do either this year. Hopefully that will blow itself out in the near future. I am currently preparing a Traveller game to run a couple of times a month if I can sort my timetable out.
      Cheers
      Brian

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