Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Why didn't you paint behind the bench? I see PINK
  2. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    :lol3

    Wondered if anyone would notice that... I'm lazy. Well, not so much lazy as I've got about 40 other projects going on and this one was low on the list. Caught a wild hair and decided to do something about it. You can't see it now with all the stuff on the shelf, and I do eventually plan on putting doors on the workbench.
  3. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I love that bench top. My brother in law dug it out of a metal dumpster where he worked and decided he didnt want it. I have a feeling it'll be around a LOT longer than me.

    Diggin your paver patio. I've got plans for something like that out back. Might even happen in 10 er 15 years.
  4. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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    I got a mini stainless steel beer fridge (and 2 cases of beer) for the Mancave for Father's Day!:clap
  5. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Took possession of a NEW MAN CASTLE!!! Well, more of a storage unit for now, and its only a rental.

    A little hard to see cause the old renters just barely finished getting their junk out, but its a LARGE 2 car garage with a nice room off the back and a bit of a covered entrance.

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    Back room:

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    Supposedly its also wired for 220, so I can set up my tig welder here instead of at school.:clap
  6. yamahaman

    yamahaman wannabe bike builder

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    Hey dorkpunch there is not enough 80's skiing movie quotes on this web site

    Best ski movie ever
  7. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I want my two dollars.

    :norton
  8. zeeede

    zeeede Long timer

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    Digging up a couple-weeks-old picture here because I just want to point out that, even though I haven't made it through the entire thread yet, it's safe to say Wobbleside's man castle is the only one with a bouncer. :rofl
  9. Mike D

    Mike D Corporate Cog

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    Here's mine. Don't have any good shots of the outside, but it's the inside that counts :evil

    Needs some serious organizational work, especially in the back workshop area.

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  10. Gerg

    Gerg Cupcake

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    Wanna sell that Orange bike in the back corner :ear
    Just trying to be helpful with the organization :evil
  11. EvoLife

    EvoLife Evolving.....Slowly

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    I'll take the red one front right. :y0!
  12. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Got some new functioning art... One Briggs and Stratton shelf and another Tecumseh that I put in the other shop.

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  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Nice collection!:deal:clap

    Jim :brow
  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    OK, so a final set of photos for the project, minus ladscaping.
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    And just so you remember the front:
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    Next, this weekend, we do some simple landscaping to clean it up, then we are done.
    Overall cost, about $5400 materials, $3800 labor, and $2100 rock, sand, and machine rental.
    Not bad for about 1350 square feet of coverage, and a retaining wall, plus drains.

    Jim :brow
  15. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Sweet! Tech day should be a little different next year, eh?
  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    More room for the overflow! :evil

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  17. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    I wonder if the same people who built and painted my garage did yours. I have the same peg board and the same nasty pink color. WTF were they thinking?

  18. Gerg

    Gerg Cupcake

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    Working on the floor now.

    3 kits from Epoxy-Coat to cover 1344 Sq Ft.
    Taupe with the standard chip colors.

    The color and chips went on this morning.

    from the 16' door
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    Closer view
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    From the man door
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    I can't tell you how pleased I am with the outcome. The actual coat wasn't bad but the acid wash yesterday was a pain! Clear coat goes on sometime tonight!
  19. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    :clap

    wow

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  20. BluegrassPicker

    BluegrassPicker Been here awhile

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    Time to craigslist the lawnmower :lol3

    Great job and great design. Hope to see it person someday...

    Tom