Let's see your Man Castle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZcacti, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Meles meles

    Meles meles Been here awhile

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    Classic! Land-Rover parts everywhere.:clap
  2. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Would you like to add some more driller thangy's :lol3


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  3. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I would consider placing lights off to the side and angled inward. Maybe even put lights on the wall?

    I don't know if you can add windows to your garage door but if so, hang lights directly above the windows when the garage door is open.
  4. LoFlow

    LoFlow Long timer

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  5. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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  6. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    Don't want to sidetrack the display of shops/garages and such, just to offer a tip or two- VCT tiles break very easily if you lightly score them on the top (there's a shiny top and a somewhat dull looking bottom althoug they look similar), and then bend it. With practice you can have multiple cuts break easily. If you have a complex cut around something just take a heat gun to it and it becomes buttery- then it burns but hopefully you stopped by then. If you heat the cuts yo uscored you can easily cut through.
    It's worthwhile having/renting a tile cutter- looks like a guilottine. With that one you can make MUCH cleaner/faster cuts than a saw would do- meaning when you but the tiles you won't have much of a gap. If you do, just take a blade and shave the edge of a tile by moving the knife up and down perpendicular on the edge- those small flakes can be rubbed in cracks and won't show because these tiles are same colour all the way through.
    Typically these tiles are waxed (for home applications grab a pail and use a mop to spread it)- Walmart and others wax them regularly so the wear is on the wax and not on tiles. Waxing them won't make them much more slippery then they already are, and it makes it easier to keep them clean.
    Glue wise, I suggest buying the black one- dries faster and it holds faster and betterr than the white one. But it's harder to clean- although you shouldn't if you wait for it to dry.
  7. Langanobob

    Langanobob Been here awhile

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    Excellent! Best shop pictures I've seen so far, makes me feel right at home. Mine is only slightly less orderly. The site for your new shop looks great. I built a 40 by 60 (yeah, I know, small by your standards) a few years ago and it's the best thing I ever did. Thought I had plenty of space but it sure filled up fast.

    Bob
  8. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    Thanks for the tips. I started yesterday and the table swa seems to be doing a good job. Perfect edge. You just have to go REAL slow at the last 1/4" or a little corner will chunk off. It also works to push it through the last bit with a scrap of wood. But I've just been going slow at the end.I'll post some pics tomorrow.
  9. k12lts

    k12lts Been here awhile

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    I've been planning a garage/workshop for a few months and finally got it built this week. It's a 30x40 with 9' inside clearance. Doors will be 9x8 and 16x8 overhead and a 3' walk in. The ground is in a flood area so the floor will be 24" above grade.

    Here are some pics of the progress.

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    The electric service is being trenched in today. My concrete man is out of town for a couple of weeks so the floor will have to wait. I've been waiting for a while for this building so a couple more weeks won't matter.
  10. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    Yes please!!! :clap But maybe a slightly smaller version that I can actually make room for next to my lathe.
  11. Johnny5jz

    Johnny5jz Adventurer

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    I have the same problem. I am looking at putting in supports so that the door goes above the supports which will have lights mounted to them. They will work with the door open or closed.
  12. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Good idea - especially if your door is more than 7 feet high!:thumb
  13. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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  14. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Where'd the bike go!? Oh wait, I think I see it, there behind the, er, custom bike luggage? :norton
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Knowing you Rick, your new space will look incredible! Your perfectionism is, always, impressive.

    We need pics, now! :deal:D

    Jim :brow
  16. roverchild

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    Ah good eye!, i restored a 65 a couple of years ago, working on a 69 bugeye, and am trying to secure 3 more as we speak. and you guys think bike are addicting:D
  17. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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  18. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    When I first thought of doing this I was bothered that the doors on either end of the room were not in alignment as you can see from the last pic. Then I figured I'ld just put in some curves. A bit of figureing on the angles to cut. Turned out to be 11 1/2 degrees. Probably would look better with actual curved cuts, but I wasn't about to start trying to cut curves with a jigsaw or knife. Would be very tough to get the mating piece to fit tight I think.....Anyway, double yellow in the turns. No passing :lol3 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  19. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    On either side will be blue and white checked pattern. I took a blue tile to Home Depot and had them match the color. Thats whats on the walls. Matches pretty good. In the last pic you can see the blue and white tiles. Thats todays project.
  20. DHC-2

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    Wow. Nice work, and a very nice garage. :clap