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Re: Lets see a photo of your SHOP!
« Reply #975 on: January 09, 2020, 12:21:28 am »
Nice. Comes with a lift hole already  ;D

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Re: Lets see a photo of your SHOP!
« Reply #976 on: January 09, 2020, 02:57:50 am »
I am getting ready to move into a bigger storage unit, big difference I will finally have power.
 I don't at present. Gonna be very full soon, but that is incentive to sell off stuff , to have more working space. My son will join me at times.. finally I will soon be able to make parts and build a few bikes.
 There is a mezzanine above, minus the hole in the middle
 Pretty pumped about this
 About 50 feet deep  by 11.5, first pic shows rear door, second shows man door and rollup.

Will you have enough heating?
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« Reply #977 on: January 09, 2020, 03:01:14 am »
Don't forget to pay the rent Frank, I don't want to see all your stuff go for 50 bucks on "Storage Wars"! ;D
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Re: Lets see a photo of your SHOP!
« Reply #978 on: February 10, 2020, 03:11:26 pm »


Making one o' dem tool walls... on that wall behind the door (note the hinge in the pic) where you can't put anything else anyway.


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« Reply #979 on: February 10, 2020, 05:19:29 pm »


Making one o' dem tool walls... on that wall behind the door (note the hinge in the pic) where you can't put anything else anyway.

thats where you put the nudie calendar so the missus doesn't see it
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« Reply #980 on: February 10, 2020, 06:12:05 pm »
34 barab and Terry, its got minimal heating ,  they come with none, and only a few lights, no outlets.
 I took it as It is 1.25 size,  with 200 power and my own meter. And my kid will pay part. None of it will matter when the machines are running, and I will get money coming back.. like frame kits I have not made for 2 years.
 And I get a small pension cheque, covers most, takes all the stress out of if, and it's safe.  Been in there 5 years already, thats when I closed shop.
 Here's an overhead view its 5th on the left. I moved from under the N in Kelowna in the pic, where it says security in blue box lower left is the entrance and there is a keypad gate.
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« Reply #981 on: February 10, 2020, 10:56:53 pm »
@spotty I knew I shouldn't have left the background just white...

@754 that's almost exactly like my storage place! People also setup shop in those places but it's too far from home for me to get any work done in. So i just stash the parts bike and car stuff there.


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« Reply #982 on: February 11, 2020, 06:22:55 pm »
Are you all moved in and running Frank?
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« Reply #983 on: February 11, 2020, 10:58:53 pm »
Far from it , it's stuffed. Been bedridden or housebound mostly since end of the move. Now need to make some room,put stuff away.  Then move Mill in and wire, i have a rotophase for it. Before I can run tge lathe I have to acquire a rotophase or VFD.
 A bit of work ahead yet....should be well enough to start getting some time in three next day or two.
 It's a slog, and it will be tight in there.  Main thing is to get machines up, and wired.
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Re: Lets see a photo of your SHOP!
« Reply #984 on: February 12, 2020, 01:15:11 am »
Good luck Frank! looking forward to a good report...
Hope you are healing up quick and feeling better soon. Did you catch the flu or other issues?

 I have been having lots of long lasting migraines over past 3-4 weeks. Makes it difficult to do hardly anything but the minimum when you are feeling like your head wants to come apart.

Best wishes getting things sorted and up and running.

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« Reply #985 on: February 12, 2020, 07:43:29 am »

Before!



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« Reply #986 on: February 12, 2020, 08:20:01 am »
750K5 - nice!  But looks too clean and organized like it's not getting used!
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« Reply #987 on: February 12, 2020, 09:03:53 am »
 Very clean with enough toys to actually do something  in one place any time you want cause it's at home.
   I was feeling crowded in my 22'x40' space with all the truck parts mixed in. All the dirty stuff and paint happen there so I stole more space from the barn . Put a second lift , project bikes, parts, and basic tools but the space is all filled up with that stuff. I have another space in a  40'x100' theater that has dual duty storing my construction tools and provides a place for the herd to rest. The space is so large and insulated that it takes days for the temperatures to change so condensation on the machines is barely an issue, it's almost like having a heated space . It also has a lift , parts, tools and the herd that I always end up switching new parts on whenever I can. It's 7 miles from the house. This is what I call the garage sprawl. now there's 3 times the place to keep clean, not convenient to get to, and the parts that came in the mail the day before has ususally has been left at home when ready to install the part . A small shop has it's advantages, easy to clean, everything is right there, and if it's in the house you can play whenever you get a chance , even just during commercials if you like. We all need a place to play, somes larger than others , but the basic fact that we use a certain amount of space around a project as we work on them seems to be true and I think that at some point, scaling it down some could be a wonderful idea but I haven't figured out just how to do it yet.
 Sometimes I suffer from small shop envy. Looking at these clean , easy to manage small shops makes me wonder just what the hell is wrong with me. Today is a small shop envy day.
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Re: Lets see a photo of your SHOP!
« Reply #988 on: February 12, 2020, 11:07:17 am »
Stev-o,
I have to rotate stuff out the side door to make space. This was at the end of the evening after clean up when moving stuff back in. I feel cramped w limited  space if I dont keep up on it.
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« Reply #989 on: February 13, 2020, 02:03:43 pm »
Two small shop rules.
- NOTHING that doesn't easily roll out is stored on the floor. No exceptions.
- Only parts of the one actively worked on project phase are allowed. The rest is boxed up in a dedicated storage (non work) space. Exceptions possible (still boxed up) if enough shelf space is available, but never on the floor. This also helps with project focus and with keeping workbenches clear and workable...

Two rules, twenty years to learn them, and counting... ;D

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« Reply #990 on: February 13, 2020, 03:37:49 pm »
Steveo convinced me that I needed to organise my garage space so I bought a pile of new shelving. Now I just need to organise some time to put it up......... :D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

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« Reply #991 on: February 13, 2020, 04:53:52 pm »
I finally got a air compressor. Thanks to parts sold off the 74 I'm parting out. 26 gal Harbor freight one.
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« Reply #992 on: February 13, 2020, 10:12:46 pm »
This is an outside view of the shop space I've been renting for over 25 years now. The crumbling concrete is at least 90 years old, the roof leaks, it's cold in the winter and hot in the summer. I'm saving my pennies to build a shop on my home property. I should have done it from the start, as I would be thousands of dollars ahead now. :(
 
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« Reply #993 on: February 13, 2020, 11:09:53 pm »
Very cool building..
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« Reply #994 on: February 13, 2020, 11:34:26 pm »
You could rent it out as a set for westerns or country music videos
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« Reply #995 on: February 14, 2020, 05:32:45 am »
This is an outside view of the shop space I've been renting for over 25 years now. The crumbling concrete is at least 90 years old, the roof leaks, it's cold in the winter and hot in the summer. I'm saving my pennies to build a shop on my home property. I should have done it from the start, as I would be thousands of dollars ahead now. :(
 

On the other hand, nobody messes with your shop.

Looks rough and ready to me :)

I plan to build a blacksmith shed and move some stuff out there, but my shop is still full to the brim. 

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« Reply #996 on: February 14, 2020, 06:10:01 am »
Both coves seen here: the work side and the storage side.  78F on the table in the second photo
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« Reply #997 on: February 14, 2020, 08:25:09 am »
That 78 wing looks sweet, can we get some more pics on that sometime?
Flame job on the black tank , very nice. In fact,  all of your machines look like they are sporting some nice paint. Did you do the paint on them?
 I'm liking the idea of a separate storage space from the work space. Nice lighting, it makes all the paint and chrome pop.
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« Reply #998 on: February 14, 2020, 11:28:07 am »
Thanks RB.  Really appreciate the comments. As with lots of you guys, these things aren't really an investment, they're a labor of love - with way more time and money into them than they're worth.  But, the ride is the payback.

I'll put up a quick-n-dirty summary of the highlights in the herd in a separate thread.  (This one is about MAN CAVES!)   8)
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« Reply #999 on: March 02, 2020, 02:17:47 pm »
About 2 weeks ago I fi ally ran across a good deal on a torpedo heater. finally some Heat
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