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Old 09-23-2007, 08:55 PM   #256
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Somewhat organized....

You guys have motivated me to get off my arse and organize my garage a bit. I've been itchin for a new toolbox for a couple of years now. Pulled the trigger on Friday and spent the majority of the last two days cleaning up and organizing.

Here's some pics. Simply not enough room in this two car garage.












Heres some pics from the outside. Future plans (Next summer) call for expanding the garage over the toyhauler (16' wide 13' tall at the door opening) and pushing the whole thing back for a total of 35'. I have lots of room to my property line.




Thanks for the motivation guys!!
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:45 AM   #257
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Still working on it - but it is alot better then it was :)

It started life as just a bare bones block garage - (30 years old).. I painted, drywall, lights, etc.... I am pleased so far (Need more bikes now)



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Old 09-24-2007, 07:50 AM   #258
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Some of these garages make me sad

This is what I have to work in











Bit cramped - I have to take 2 bikes out to work on one on the lift.

LOVE to have a bigger garage - next house WILL have at least a double garage and if I can swing it, 3.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:28 PM   #259
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You guys have motivated me to get off my arse and organize my garage a bit. I've been itchin for a new toolbox for a couple of years now. Pulled the trigger on Friday and spent the majority of the last two days cleaning up and organizing.




Thanks for the motivation guys!!
Sweet box, what kind is it? I love SS tool boxes!

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Old 09-24-2007, 04:13 PM   #260
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Costco

Believe it or not.... Costco. Sometimes you find some pretty good stuff in there pretty cheap. I looked at craftsman, both home depo and lowes. I really wanted snapon or mac but couldn't justify the price for this weekend warrior.
This one (Can't remember the brand name as I ripped off the nameplate and put a FMF sticker over it right away!) is really well made and sturdy. The wheels are stout and the drawers roll nicely even when loaded down with tools. I like it so far. I tell you in about 10 years if it was worth the $.
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:33 PM   #261
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Still working on it - but it is alot better then it was :)

It started life as just a bare bones block garage - (30 years old).. I painted, drywall, lights, etc.... I am pleased so far (Need more bikes now)




How did you get the floor that nice? What did you start with?
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:32 PM   #262
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Believe it or not.... Costco. Sometimes you find some pretty good stuff in there pretty cheap. I looked at craftsman, both home depo and lowes. I really wanted snapon or mac but couldn't justify the price for this weekend warrior.
This one (Can't remember the brand name as I ripped off the nameplate and put a FMF sticker over it right away!) is really well made and sturdy. The wheels are stout and the drawers roll nicely even when loaded down with tools. I like it so far. I tell you in about 10 years if it was worth the $.
I should have known. I have a Cosco box as well, and have drooled over your set!



Soon I will have a man Castle to place it, and a similar one to yours, in!

Thanks,

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Old 09-25-2007, 02:39 PM   #263
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The Florida garage:

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Old 10-04-2007, 04:39 AM   #264
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It's new and disorganised

I've only just finished building my new garage for the GSA. The place is pretty unorganised as I've basically exploded gear into the garage, making sure of course that I keep a clear radius around the Beemer.

Shown in the photo is my 36kg, 360 degree alarm system and immobiliser.

Fridges are empty at the moment as I'm waiting for power to be connected to the garage.

It's a start and there are plenty of things to do when not out riding!!

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Old 10-06-2007, 08:04 AM   #265
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Here's where I spend most of my time, my room. The stereo I moved out to my room becuase it never got used in the house. When we got the new TV I claimed the old one. Plummed for air, a complete set of aircraft assembly tools,drill press,disc sander, band saw, floor mounted grinder, hyd. press, and box brake. I can make just about anything I need within limits.

Between jobs I have two complete sets of aircraft assembly tools. The one with tunes is my box for work.






I never seem to throw anything away. And at times it really looks like it as I always seem to be running out of room. Believe it or not I alway's seem to find what im looking for.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:07 PM   #266
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Dude, is that a garage or a show room?!? Nice!
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:41 PM   #267
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Getting ready to build garage

Finally, I'm going to have a garage.

We're in the process of interviewing builders for a twoish car garage with living space above. This thread has given me some great ideas.

Thanks for posting. If you have wisdom for me about building a new one, please chime in. Never done this before.

Thanks!
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:46 PM   #268
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It's finally happening!!!



A 36x28 garage with 3 bays and a 2nd story with shed dormer windows front and rear. We are converting the old carport on the right into a tri-level living space. That carport seriously sucked ass in ANY precipitation because it faced west and the opening is 13 feet tall.

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Old 10-13-2007, 11:29 PM   #269
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Or premature e-castle-ation; I dunno what you call it. I call it 28 trees out to make room for a Varsity level man castle! This was this afternoon clearing the firewood with my 1968 5.0 Ford tractor.

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If this thread makes it 6 months, you may see it here. But time and money are funny things to deal with, and we have the standard long list of modern distractions such as kids, little league, jobs and all that crap.

But this is progress! And I do enjoy the ideas that I've seen here.


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Well, its been six months and we have been busy spending money on the future man castle. It is 40X60 (16') with two south facing roll ups and one on the west side for kicks. This pic is from this morning while the boys were doing hot laps down the orange groves and around the loose dirt from the excavation.
BTW, our progress is slow because we are rebuilding our backyard as well, which takes up an equal amount of square footage out of frame to the left of this pic. See post #114 if you want to see what is going into the new 2400 sf shop.
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Yes, laborers are tenuous to find and work with, but we are saving a stack of money in managing the project by ourselves. If you really want to hear war stories, maybe that could be a different thread.....

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Old 10-14-2007, 03:57 AM   #270
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After some problems my garage is finally taking shape. Got new metal toolboards to help sort out the mess. Next thing to order seems to be a lift.
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