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Old 05-13-2013, 04:01 AM   #5431
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Awesome. That's a lot of space to play with.
Agreed. Especially the barrel of aged Bourbon.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:25 AM   #5432
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I just put together a gear storage area in my basement (a first floor 'basement' with ground level access) this weekend. Previously I had my gear scattered all over the house. Much mo betta.



I also installed a few new receptacles and six dual bulb 48" fluorescent lights in my bike storage/maintenance area. It's not a big area, so it lights up BRIGHT in there now.

Here are a few pics of my storage area/'garage'/home brewery/reloading room/gun room/office... in other words, my man castle. It's not as extravagant as some of your guys' setups, but it works for me for now. Normally I'm pretty anal about keeping my place clean, but with board exams coming up, I've let my office get a bit cluttered lately.









This is one of my favorites yet. Very nice dude. When were you in the 'Stan?
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:46 AM   #5433
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And whatdya know!??!?! A TOTP for myself!

Back to your regularly scheduled man caves, with a gratuitous pic of mine after digging one of my bikes out from its winter hiding space...

Extra points for straight six crank in corner.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:39 PM   #5434
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This is one of my favorites yet. Very nice dude. When were you in the 'Stan?
Thanks!

I was there in '08 at FOB Mehtar Lam and COP Najil. Were you over?
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #5435
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I went with raw 3/4 inch plywood, which i oil periodically(usually with oil i spill by accident and spread out over the bench). Holds up nicely.

Ive always toyed with the idea of covering it with a sheet of stainless steel.
I had my bench top made from SS for many years. I just changed it to two layers of 3/4" maple plywood.

I never liked the metal, always felt cold and every time I worked on guns I had to cover it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:34 PM   #5436
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Formica countertop for motors?
It'll puncture and scratch but if things get too bad, just glue another piece on top. You can usually find leftover pieces at custom cabinetry shops. If the scratches aren't too deep, you can use filler putty to hide them.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #5437
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I have a steel workbench top, but I saved a sink cut-out from my bathroom vanities. I use it a lot when working on messy stuff or potentially nasty things (like filling batteries with acid).
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:16 PM   #5438
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I had my bench top made from SS for many years. I just changed it to two layers of 3/4" maple plywood.

I never liked the metal, always felt cold and every time I worked on guns I had to cover it.

That's all the encouragement i need to save the $$$

mine is doubled up too, but just regular plain old plywood.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:54 PM   #5439
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I love your pup sneaking into the pic
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #5440
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Saw this neat setup for those of us without garages ( )
http://www.ikeahackers.net/2013/05/closet-toolshed.html
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:35 PM   #5441
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Extra points for straight six crank in corner.
Why thank you!

Unfortunately, I have to subtract a bum load of points because the crank is STILL in the corner, and not back in the engine.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:48 PM   #5442
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I love your pup sneaking into the pic
LOL. He sneaks into lots of my pictures. As soon as I pull out the phone and start taking pictures of stuff, he gets curious.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:46 PM   #5443
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spring cleaning...can finally see most of the floor

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Old 05-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #5444
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Added a Lean-to to the side of my above garage .
This part I built myself.


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Old 05-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #5445
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Added a Lean-to to the side of my above garage .
This part I built myself.
Nice job!
I badly want/need to build a lean-to behind my garage, as well.
Nice Ranger, too. Best truck I ever had (and I still miss it).
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