Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    I had a tankless in CT, and it was great. This house is a 2008 though so the tank has a long time before it will go bad. I'm cheap so I won't replace it early.
  2. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Are you wanting to replace the vacuum with a tankless water heater?:D
  3. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    I had been trying to figure out how I was going to fit a motorcycle lift into the garage without losing a good bit of space. Your idea is a really good compromise. So I'm stealing your idea... just the idea...:shog
    Since I am certainly not a carpenter, I'll have to modify the design a bit.

    Here's the work bench I've been using. I had plastic shelves with re-purposed ammo cans and plastic totes underneath.

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    So today I started the first part, rebuilding the bench base so the cart/stand will fit. I still have to cut the plywood for the backing board and lower shelf.

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    Then we'll start on the cart/stand. It will be 24 inches high and have storage space for the totes I store my bike parts and pieces in.
  4. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I spent a long time trying to figure out a solution that didn't take up valuable floor space when not in use. I feel like this is the best solution I could think of without recessing a motorcycle lift into the slab.
  5. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Agreed...
    Finished part one this morning...

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    With the cinder block foundation, the wall is set back an inch or two. With the previous bench I was always dropping things behind the bench.
    Quite a while ago a friend mentioned putting a rain gutter across the top of the backside. I fills the gap, gives you a place to store your sprays, lubes and what not and if things fall, they don't go far.

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    I used to use a milk crate stuffed under the old bench to store all these cans :D
  6. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Great idea!
  7. schnutzy

    schnutzy Been here awhile

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    that is genius
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Very slick!:deal

    Jim :brow
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  10. DFWBo

    DFWBo Been here awhile

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    Ok, it's not a man castle, but it is my garage...with way too much stuff in it...

    Alas, the one in the middle must go. Thought I'd get a pic while I had all three...when I was a lil shit, I only dreamed I'd have one of the three...

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  11. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Started working on the second part of the work bench/motorcycle stand today. Got the stand portion put together, now to start working on the details.

    The smaller bikes fit fine

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    For the bigger bikes, I need to put a "table" in place for the kickstand when I initially get it up on the table.

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    There are 8 holes down each side for eye bolts to be used with the tie down straps. That way they can be moved or adjusted depending on the bike or work being done.

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    I used a small wheel chock for this time, but I'm working on a tube type cycle wheel chock on a removable plate for the future.
    As you can see in the small bike picture, the spaces underneath are designed for the totes. I have a tote of parts for each of the bikes and other maintenance stuff. There is room for 8 totes in all.

    Overall I should actually gain some storage space in the garage by adding this :D

    I still have to mount the caster wheels on it, Tomorrow we'll check to see how well it fits under the workbench.
  12. schnutzy

    schnutzy Been here awhile

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    very nice. :clap
    when you finish it up, i may have to bother you to let me take a look.
    i usually find myself in colonial beach once or twice a month visiting my parents
  13. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    Nice. My plan is to have it on locking casters to make it easier to roll in/out. I still need to start work on that bench. I haven't really done anything with it yet, and I haven't bought the wood yet either.
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    PiJiL Been here awhile

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    Looks great mate, perhaps one of these might help?

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  15. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Pretty close...picked this one up yesterday. With the mounting plate, It mounts and removes easily.

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    my youngest helped me test it last night.

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    Anytime...
  16. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    What mounting plate? I have one and mine didn't come with anything.
  17. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Here is what came out of the box...

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    And that's how it came out of the box, fully assembled
  18. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    That's how mine is. Do you mean just unbolting the grey part?
  19. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Nope. There are 4 holes in the black plate. I just mounted the whole thing as is with the 4 carriage bolts provided.
  20. bymbie

    bymbie Adventurer

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    Are you using a wheel chock? If so, how will it fit under the bench? Or will you remove it every time you need to roll the bench home?