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Old 01-05-2014, 08:54 AM   #5791
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I have spent hours going through this thread, looking mostly at the pictures.

What are people using for rubber mats? You can buy horse mats $40, 4x6. They are 100lbs and probably not as soft as they would be for people.

Want them especially in standing areas, but have though about using them to create parking spots for bikes, by putting them between.

Been about two years, since I started my shop, so I could post pics up.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:11 AM   #5792
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Hey Zerk-I have repurposed rubber mats that were used under pieces of fitness equipment like treadmills and cross trainers. Search treadmill floor mat on Amazon or check a local health club for some used ones not in service. Nice thing is the edges are tapered so no tripping like with the 1/2"cow mats and not as heavy to move around.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:43 PM   #5793
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I got a couple of anti fatigue mats from here. http://www.mscdirect.com/browse/?nav...ng&hdrsrh=true

We use several types of these at work in a machine shop . Makes a huge difference. There are several types and thicknesses. I prefer the 7/8" thick for the most cushioning but you can't roll a creeper or motorcycle/atv jack over them, the 1/2 solid one you can somewhat. The ones with holes allows oils and such to fall through and not get the matt all slippery.

Tapered edges are nice for not tripping, you'd be surprised how much that 1/2"--3/4" sometimes gets to be such a problem if a person doesn't lift their feet up when walking. I'm used to mats so it isn't an issue with me catching the edge. If you go with the modular ones you can slowly add more sections to cover a bigger area without having a huge initial investment.





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Old 01-05-2014, 04:14 PM   #5794
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Here's a pics with the winter mat in there. It catches all the snow and ice that melts off of my wife's car and sends it down the floor drain. Also catches the salt and mag/chloride residue and keeps the floor clean.



In the summer the cars stay outside.

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Old 01-05-2014, 04:26 PM   #5795
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:49 PM   #5796
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:33 PM   #5797
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Do you get EuroSport live, or are those files obtained through various means?
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:47 PM   #5798
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I have been watching FIA European Rally Championship on the Velocity Channel through DirecTV.

I also get WRC and Dakar on DirecTV.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:50 PM   #5799
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Progress in the new house.

I've got a 3-car garage that will be dealing with the majority of the car and motorcycle type repairs, along with anything bigger. What I do have though in the basement in part of the storage area is a small corner I've carved out for working on bikes and such. I end up piddling around quite a bit.



The stand was a birthday gift, the stool was a christmas gift. The counter was a $35 special from HD on sale last week. I figure it should do fine for the light work the basement shop will see.

I'm picturing bike parts, household stuff, also maybe projects with the kids that are messier than we'd want in the rest of the house.

I had a blast building with my little man today. He spent 20min hammering a nail into a 2x4 and loved it.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:32 AM   #5800
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Here's as far as I've gotten on my Man Castle:



It's a stump bucket for my Bobcat, so I can start clearing trees.

Here's were the shop will go, where the trees are, just t the right of the trail:



Until then, I guess my home is my castle.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:00 AM   #5801
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My NEW 16x24 man castle is about 1/2 built and it's winter so I'm building my new bike in the old 12x12 shop.




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Old 01-13-2014, 05:41 AM   #5802
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It was warm enough to start work yesterday.

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Old 01-13-2014, 06:10 AM   #5803
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epoxy over plywood

I've seen a few wonder about epoxy paint on plywood so i'll chime in... I wondered the same thing in planning a purchase of a couple prebuilt sheds, found a few good opinions online so I went ahead and tried it......

since the sheds and floors where new I really didn't have to do much prep work and adhesion was not an issue at all.. 7 months later they are holding up very nicely and only a few spots rubbed away from dirtbike tire spinning to close to it on a stand..

I used the sand colored 2 car garage kit to cover the floors of 2 10x24 sheds and it was the perfect amount. it was the rustoleum brand kit with the paint flakes you add after rolling out a section of mixed 2 part epoxy paint.

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Old 01-13-2014, 06:21 AM   #5804
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wisconsin style

here are a few pictures from back in the day (1999-2009 I used this as my shop/play spot)

Its in wisconsin, it was family owned so it was free (with the added advantage of being around my grandpa to help him out when needed alot more)

Old barn with enclosed areas that where cow/horse stalls at one time.. old thick concrete floors.. it evolved with the seasons every year and over time, but it will always be very special to me as it was where was allowed to play with my toys until the wee hours of the morning if needed.. I raced snowmobiles, MX and even a couple years of atv mx out of this space.. While using this spot I was also always employed at a cycle dealership so I also used my place of employment for the majority of the engine work/building..



Inside was kind of an L shaped area . this was looking right


this was looking left


this was looking left and back
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:44 PM   #5805
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Night shot of my garage tonight:



And another project I have been trying to get to for a couple years:




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