Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    Ah , didnt know they made two models .
  2. qkenf4u

    qkenf4u Been here awhile

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    no just one space.. the one on the far right side... thats ok though cause thats where the washing machine/dryer and storage are.... that big table will be almost perfect for building motors etc. once i get some formica down on it... :clap
  3. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Formica countertop for motors?
  4. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    It was sold in Canada - pretty awesome machine too.
  5. Wasser

    Wasser Spilt my beer

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    Why not?

    Would clean right up with a paper towel and some simple green.
  6. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I did not think formica would hold up to heavy duty usage.

    I don't do heavy duty engine work on my workbench but the linoleum I put on the work top is holding holding up well.
  7. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    I went with raw 3/4 inch plywood, which i oil periodically(usually with oil i spill by accident and spread out over the bench). Holds up nicely.

    Ive always toyed with the idea of covering it with a sheet of stainless steel.
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I used it for several years. It is amazingly durable unless you are doing major hammering on it.

    Jim :brow
  9. BluegrassPicker

    BluegrassPicker Been here awhile

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    Agreed. Especially the barrel of aged Bourbon.
  10. mellowdave

    mellowdave Красное октябрь

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    This is one of my favorites yet. Very nice dude. When were you in the 'Stan?
  11. mellowdave

    mellowdave Красное октябрь

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    Extra points for straight six crank in corner.
  12. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Thanks!

    I was there in '08 at FOB Mehtar Lam and COP Najil. Were you over?
  13. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    I had my bench top made from SS for many years. I just changed it to two layers of 3/4" maple plywood.

    I never liked the metal, always felt cold and every time I worked on guns I had to cover it.
  14. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    It'll puncture and scratch but if things get too bad, just glue another piece on top. You can usually find leftover pieces at custom cabinetry shops. If the scratches aren't too deep, you can use filler putty to hide them.
  15. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    I have a steel workbench top, but I saved a sink cut-out from my bathroom vanities. I use it a lot when working on messy stuff or potentially nasty things (like filling batteries with acid).
  16. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    That's all the encouragement i need to save the $$$

    mine is doubled up too, but just regular plain old plywood.
  17. Goofy Footer

    Goofy Footer Been here awhile

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    I love your pup sneaking into the pic :lol3
  18. Uthor

    Uthor Been here awhile

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  19. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Why thank you!

    Unfortunately, I have to subtract a bum load of points because the crank is STILL in the corner, and not back in the engine. :cry
  20. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    LOL. He sneaks into lots of my pictures. As soon as I pull out the phone and start taking pictures of stuff, he gets curious.