Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. Jack90210

    Jack90210 mindful

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    It'll be more effort to "step" it gradually instead of in, say, two or three big steps, but it will be worth it. And likely easier to keep the siding of the building above grade, too.

    This should have been one more step here:

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  2. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    Since I like to lurk and was tired of there not being any recent updates, here's the garage of the house I am closing on next week. Undersized 2 car garage at 16.25'x18.75' (plus nook for water heater), but it's significantly bigger than anywhere else in city limits that wasn't crazy expensive.

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  3. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Looks like it's the perfect size for a bike :D
  4. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    Well it's going to be a 2 bike garage and woodworking shop combo. Car is staying outside permanently.

    It's still a big work in progress, but here's the current state of my idea.

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    Still need to add upper storage cabinets, and refine some more storage ideas.

    Here's the plan for the Tablesaw outfeed support. There is an insert that can be moved so that the planer and spindle sander can utilize the outfeed table:

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    Also, the general purpose workbench bottom rolls out and will be a work table for the motorcycle:

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  5. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Great idea for the roll out work table...seen a few different variations, but I think that could be the most useful.
  6. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Looks like you have some work ahead of you. Better get yer hands out of yer pockets and get busy.:deal

    :lol3

    BTW, what software did you draw those pics with?
  7. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    That looks really cool! The roll out bike table is neat.

    One thing I'd add, if possible put that outfeed table on casters. It's so handy to have a mobile bench/table that you can work right around.

    Cheers
    Clint
  8. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    I was originally thinking of a flip-top stand as I had one of those in my place back on the east coast, but I decided this would be more useful as it allowed the table to be an outfeed table for anything I put on.

    Software is Sketchup. It's free. It was a google program, but they sold it off to Trimble. It's no Solidworks, but it does a decent job. There's a large warehouse of models that people have already done that makes your job much easier.

    http://www.sketchup.com/

    Outfeed table and table saw will be on casters/mobile base. I just didn't add those because I got lazy.
  9. kfsinc

    kfsinc Chaingolian Observer

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    Nice drawing and ideas!

    Re the outfeed table...

    Instead of a table, I have a set of conveyer rollers that attach to the saw and the wall opposite the saw -- put them in when you need them, take them out when you don't. Works well for me and takes far less floor space than a table would.

    Here's a pic of the rollers -- not mine, but you get the idea:

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  10. ArcticaMT6

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    Right. I chose the table though because it offers storage capacity, plus it will function as the router table, planer outfeed table, spindle sander outfeed table, and it will be used as an assembly table.

    Current plan is to have the top be made out of melamine or phenolic plywood to provide a slick surface and have it resist glue/finishes. It takes up a good bit of floor space, but as I only own 1 car that will only be inside when it needs work, it's something I can live with.

    Once I move in, I'm going to be looking more closely as to whether or not I can fit some storage above the garage door. It's got a low ceiling height, but if I can at least fit the underbed storage bins, that will be worth it.

    The main focus is going to be woodworking for now. I will be building all the furniture for the new house to replace the crappy hand me downs/ikea furniture that I have from being a broke college student.
  11. ducnut

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    I'm not sure the 748/916/996/998 is an upgrade over your Daytona, though. :lol3
  12. jasonmt

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    Got the lift working:

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    Yes I cleaned it, but before I knew I wasn't supposed to :D
  14. chokozip

    chokozip Been here awhile

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    So after adding a few more bikes to the collection this year I got the go ahead to build a new home for them.Its nothing big but will give me the room for 4-5 bikes and I can bring my toolbox home from work for the first time in 15 years.
    It will be 12.5x16 barn style shed with concrete floor.
    Side walls will be 7'.Overall higth will be 12.5' from the ground to the top.

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    And this is where I am to date.I went with the zero clearance door so I could keep the ead space for storage and such.

    Sean
  15. thechickencow

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    I know this has been covered 5000x but where can I get info about epoxy coatings and which to use. Just buying a new garage (with attached house) and want to epoxy the floor prior to moving in.
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    http://advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=26168464
  17. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=20

    Be prepared to spend some hours here.

    Jim :brow
  18. thechickencow

    thechickencow Been here awhile

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    and...... two hours later....

    Wow what a time suck.

    I've got a big garage I need to figure out. All I need to do is figure out how to get an epoxy floor coating to work and not break me financially. I'll post pics up once I get a chance to get back to the new house.
  19. ArcticaMT6

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    And so it begins. Started moving in today. Bulk of the move will be tomorrow.

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  20. Big Bird 928

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    If you can swing it, replace the waterheater with a tankless/on demand setup... not only can you save money on your bills, but you can gain some extra storage room in that nook. :D Don't worry, I can spend your money just as good as mine... :lol3