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Old 03-14-2011, 06:41 AM   #3301
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:07 AM   #3302
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:31 PM   #3303
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I'm have garage envy. Some seriously nice shops around here!

I went out to clean our garage Sunday. Started in this corner:



It's out of focus, which is very fitting, since that workbench has not seen any focused work since it left the old Chevy dealership years ago. I got to thinking that I could do better with that little corner...



Still out of focus, damn fancyass cameras .

Final result:



Now it's a functional work space. Total cost, about $65.

Of course, there is still no room to work on anything with a car, a full size truck, and two bikes crammed in a 25x25 space. Hopefully that will change soon. There are big plans in the works. Meeting with a realtor this week to (hopefully) sell our vacant lot next door and build a shop with the funds.

Anybody want two acres in Columbus, MS with some really great neighbors? If you buy the lot, you get a key to the shop.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:51 AM   #3304
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anticyclone: your space looks extremly tidy :)

what's the tennisball for?
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:27 AM   #3305
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anticyclone: your space looks extremly tidy :)

what's the tennisball for?
It's for parking. Ball hits windshield, you're in.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:18 AM   #3306
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It's for parking. Ball hits windshield, you're in.
Yep!

And thanks, that corner is tidy. The rest of the garage is a wreck.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:25 AM   #3307
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I'm have garage envy. Some seriously nice shops around here!

I went out to clean our garage Sunday. Started in this corner:



It's out of focus, which is very fitting, since that workbench has not seen any focused work since it left the old Chevy dealership years ago. I got to thinking that I could do better with that little corner...



Still out of focus, damn fancyass cameras .

Final result:



Now it's a functional work space. Total cost, about $65.

Of course, there is still no room to work on anything with a car, a full size truck, and two bikes crammed in a 25x25 space. Hopefully that will change soon. There are big plans in the works. Meeting with a realtor this week to (hopefully) sell our vacant lot next door and build a shop with the funds.

Anybody want two acres in Columbus, MS with some really great neighbors? If you buy the lot, you get a key to the shop.
I like it! When the photos finally came into focus, a refrigerator appeared!
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:45 AM   #3308
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A quick follow up on my 20x20 build over the winter. Sort of finished at this point. I still need to add a bike lift, currently shopping for one. I had it wired to the house security system so everything is fully protected inside. Fully insulated.

Outside finished back in January:



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32" HDTV with cable, race channels and all the sports channels:


New stainless steel table top added yesterday:


It even has an attic for storage:
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:58 AM   #3309
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Very Nice!. Exactly what I want to do. Unfortunately with a half acre lot it would mean cutting down some of my wife's trees. I may have to divorce her.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:07 AM   #3310
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Depending on what type of bike lift you are looking for, the latest edition of Motorcyclist Magazine had a coupon for the Harbor Freight lift at $299 and the front chock at $49. Good thru July 1.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:32 AM   #3311
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Unfortunately with a half acre lot it would mean cutting down some of my wife's trees. I may have to divorce her.
I cut down 10 nasty pines, to put up a shop. She, then, planted 21 productive trees elsewhere around the yard. It all evens out.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:01 AM   #3312
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Very Nice!. Exactly what I want to do. Unfortunately with a half acre lot it would mean cutting down some of my wife's trees. I may have to divorce her.
My lot is only an acre. I did have to cut down 4 crapt(sp?) myrtle trees along the edge of the exisitng driveway to make room for the shop. I don't miss them at all

This was a long time coming for me. 16 years of being cramped in a 2 car garage was stressful. Now we can park a full size pickup and Honda car in the house garage and open the doors wide open and walk all around them. The shop so far is working very well.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:05 AM   #3313
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Depending on what type of bike lift you are looking for, the latest edition of Motorcyclist Magazine had a coupon for the Harbor Freight lift at $299 and the front chock at $49. Good thru July 1.
I have looked at them and was a little concerned by some of the reviews mentioning cylinder leakage. My local HF does not carry them. All the other brands are chinese made as well except for the Handy brand. Direct lift and Auto Lift both are chinese knock offs of a Handy. Nothing wrong with that if the cylinders don't go bad. Suppose that could happen to a Handy as well. I do need to pull the trigger soon. I hate being on my knees and I have a brand new compressor that needs to be used for somethign other than airing up tires
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:52 PM   #3314
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Nice job on the garage Roy! I'm pondering a similar build myself. What did you go with for heat/AC?

Hope you get a S10 (not the truck!) to go in there soon!
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:20 PM   #3315
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Nice job on the garage Roy! I'm pondering a similar build myself. What did you go with for heat/AC?

Hope you get a S10 (not the truck!) to go in there soon!
Thanks Michael! As for heat and AC I have not done anything yet. The shop never got any colder than 40 when it was 17 outside. A small space heater warms it up enough to work in. Eventually I will have to get heat by next winter. As for AC waiting to see if it gets really hot in there. I have eye on a small window unit if that is the case. One of the wall outlets near the window is wired for full 20 amps just for that. It is under shade about 75% of the time from the huge tree line to the south and really big red tops behind it to the west. So much shade the ground dry's extremely slow on he north side.

The Super Ténéré can't get here soon enough but considering the ordeal over there now I will wait it out.
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