building Man Cave One in Scottsdale AZ

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by walkingbear, May 5, 2012.

  1. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Amazing. Indescribably Jealous. Both of the building and the skills you must posses in order to make use of said building.
  2. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    When I was in college I was accepted into the peace corps. I was going to south America to work with building and figuring out irrigation systems.

    I was always handy .. (my father started me off with projects). Some thing I'm hoping to pass down to my son. My wife's father fixed everything with a hammer and if that didn't work..he would find a bigger hammer. Not a solution to every fix.

    Passing the knowledge along. I have always asked a lot of questions to learn from others. I just left the welder to make a barn door rail for me. The retail was $400 at the stores. This one is going to cost me $100 and I get to prime / paint or I could heat it up and dip it in oil .. and shine it up.

    I haven't done much of the building .. but a MC is something you leave behind for you kids.

    I have projects planned .. and I figure 2 per year. What am I going to do with all these rebuilt projects. Keep some, sell some .. look at them brag about them and ride them.
  3. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    I work 10 years as a PE teacher .. before going into the Real Estate Industry.
    15 years later I return as a trainer and owning a fitness center.
  4. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    My wife worked at the local Job Corps center & we were friends with the guy that taught the Union cement trades course. As a side note, he also happens to be the brother of the last gov of OH. I had him help me pour/finish my concrete floor in my shop. Using a power trowel for final finish it is SMOOTH!
  5. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    Second coat of stucco, painters prep and we are moving things in.
    Will have better pics in the morning.

    skim coat (smooth coating)
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    see the difference between the first and second.
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    painters prepped.. it was too dark to take pics after they cleared out this afternoon.
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    industrial shelving from Lowes (on sale) two wooden benches made of very heavy composite press board. The other steel table will show up this weekend.
    Glass door being prep for the lower office.
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  6. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    I have some of these shelves from Lowes also. You may find that you have to reinforce the way the front and back cross-members are tied together. I have plywood on top instead of the wire that you have. What I have found is that under load the cross-members can twist a little and sag. For me the shelf that this was most apparent was loaded down with dirt bike tires and two sets of spare wheels. This wasn't overloading the shelf according to the spec but was still causing the cross-member to sag a little.

    I found that these type of shelves were perfect for storing a bike under and still being able to use the space above for storage. I have a '48 FLH that I do not get around to riding very often and keep it parked under this type of shelving.

    - Ken

  7. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    The painters finished the interior ZEN colorstoday. They will be back in 10 days to seal and paint the stucco. Roofers were here this morning to add an addition 10 inches of flashing to the joining roof lines.

    we painted the duct a mellow red.. to bring good fortune fire into your life.

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    The yellow in the walls (soft) to brings prosperity( gold) and warmness to your life
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    The green contrast equal the wood of nature.
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    The downstairs under the quest room is painted in the yellow.. and the green outer walls
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    The fence was taken down today. The grader will be here next week and we are moving boulders to form walls.
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  8. RickS

    RickS Been here awhile

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    Looking good.Is the ceiling going to be open and no sheet rock
  9. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    yes, that is the plan. What the reflective nature of the foil
    nicer pics of the colors in the guest room

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  10. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    in front of our drive way.. in the middle of the street.

    Big guy .. 5ft and fat. Killed and buried the head.

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  11. Rainshadow

    Rainshadow Been here awhile

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    That's a big buzzworm! Is that a Western Diamondback or a Mojave? I hear scary things about the Mojaves.

    Beautiful project. I've been following along absolutely drooling every step of the way!
  12. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Geez, it's Arizona, snakes just add to the ADVenture!
  13. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    this would be a dead western diamondback.. the tail was still moving a hour ago.
  14. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    The garage is well enough along to start moving things in Monday morning.
    Roof will go on after painting the stucco. The stucco guy said to hold off as long you can before paint to harden the stucco. No rain in the forcast for the next 10 days.


    Kitchen cabinets , shelving, rubber flooring .. and moving in two lifts.

    Started April 26 .. it was petty quick.
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    Sunset view

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    side yard
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  15. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    We cleared out the storage this morning and moved in one of the lifts and a project. The stainless steel table and sink and cabinets re-installed.

    Moving this 8ft table was a bear .. plus it was pretty heavy

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    Stainless wash sink and small wet table
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    K75 project

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    kitchen cabinets from our remodel
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    Moving air is not a problem...

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    8 ft stainless table.. my new welding table. I will add a block of wood underneath for a vice

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    Movable storage rack
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    The 4 seater from my sprinter van. Perfect for sitting.. while not in use
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  16. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    did your workers have:deal
  17. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    The workers I hired all have papers :

    One Native American RECON Ranger
    One African American Viet Nam Warrior

    Both served in the military...

    I try to hire former military if I can.
  18. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    Good job :clap
  19. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    We are getting ready for final grading. We are removing brush and extending a defensible (30 ft) from the building.

    We have lots of jumping cholla... hate this stuff..DON'T GO NEAR IT..
    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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    get too close and this could happen
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    Nasty stuff.
  20. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Yeah, I "run into it" occasionally at work, thus I have developed this attitude:

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    Best way to remove it? A plastic comb. Slide the spines between the teeth of the comb and pull it out. Works great, doesn't get it stuck in your hands..