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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZcacti, Mar 13, 2007.
Is that a '64 Trophy TR6SR ? Wouldn't happen to have an extra tank or rear fender would you?
You need more red tool trolleys mate...
And I think the triple trolley is bending in the middle?!?
small, modest place, but sufficient
While we all love looking at pictures of dream shops, the reality is that we will NEVER have anything like that.
Many of us are glad we have even a small corner with a roof over it.
I really like to see what those of us with little make the best of it.
Thanks for posting the pictures!
I see you're a friend to old speakers. Is that a Klipsch Cornwall in the lower right of the pic?
Really nice setup you've got there.
Good eye on the speakers..................
I'm an "Old School" audio aficionado that got kicked out of the house with my big stereo system some years ago.
I saved all of my old stereo equipment for the day that I would finally get to remodel the dog house.
I have four Klipsch Cornwall loud speakers.
One each placed at 45 degrees in each corner of the shop.
The Cornwalls are driven by a pair of Integra 504s running through an old Sony ES 2000 A V processor.
For a little extra punch at lower frequencies I use a Velodyne DD 15 sub woofer.
With an HDMI Matrix A V mixer, I'm currently managing three separate LCD monitors.
Most of my media is mp3 delivered through my custom built media computer with central networking to my NAS (network area storage).
Other entertainment comes from Pandora, Sirius/XM and Direct TV.
More to come as I' able to get things better sorted.
WOW just WOW.....
I am planning on having a 7m x 9m (3 bay, 2 roller doors 1 enclosed) colourbond shed built very soon, this thread is giving me lots of ideas.
To keep initial costs down I am only insulating the roof. The back wall will be exposed to the afternoon sun, so it will get hot. I plan to insulate this later with pink bats and cover it up with drywall.... or some other material.
Any way, I have to say, this thread rocks!
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I have spent hours going through this thread, looking mostly at the pictures.
What are people using for rubber mats? You can buy horse mats $40, 4x6. They are 100lbs and probably not as soft as they would be for people.
Want them especially in standing areas, but have though about using them to create parking spots for bikes, by putting them between.
Been about two years:eek1, since I started my shop, so I could post pics up.
Hey Zerk-I have repurposed rubber mats that were used under pieces of fitness equipment like treadmills and cross trainers. Search treadmill floor mat on Amazon or check a local health club for some used ones not in service. Nice thing is the edges are tapered so no tripping like with the 1/2"cow mats and not as heavy to move around.
I got a couple of anti fatigue mats from here. http://www.mscdirect.com/browse/?navid=12106389&searchAhead=true&searchAheadTerm=anti%20fatigue&typahddsp=Anti-Fatigue%20Matting&hdrsrh=true
We use several types of these at work in a machine shop . Makes a huge difference. There are several types and thicknesses. I prefer the 7/8" thick for the most cushioning but you can't roll a creeper or motorcycle/atv jack over them, the 1/2 solid one you can somewhat. The ones with holes allows oils and such to fall through and not get the matt all slippery.
Tapered edges are nice for not tripping, you'd be surprised how much that 1/2"--3/4" sometimes gets to be such a problem if a person doesn't lift their feet up when walking. I'm used to mats so it isn't an issue with me catching the edge. If you go with the modular ones you can slowly add more sections to cover a bigger area without having a huge initial investment.
Here's a pics with the winter mat in there. It catches all the snow and ice that melts off of my wife's car and sends it down the floor drain. Also catches the salt and mag/chloride residue and keeps the floor clean.
In the summer the cars stay outside.
No garage is complete without a little tikes cozy coup.
Nice C-141 pic! I flew them from '92-'99 out of McChord AFB... You?
Do you get EuroSport live, or are those files obtained through various means?
I have been watching FIA European Rally Championship on the Velocity Channel through DirecTV.
I also get WRC and Dakar on DirecTV.
Progress in the new house.
I've got a 3-car garage that will be dealing with the majority of the car and motorcycle type repairs, along with anything bigger. What I do have though in the basement in part of the storage area is a small corner I've carved out for working on bikes and such. I end up piddling around quite a bit.
The stand was a birthday gift, the stool was a christmas gift. The counter was a $35 special from HD on sale last week. I figure it should do fine for the light work the basement shop will see.
I'm picturing bike parts, household stuff, also maybe projects with the kids that are messier than we'd want in the rest of the house.
I had a blast building with my little man today. He spent 20min hammering a nail into a 2x4 and loved it.
Here's as far as I've gotten on my Man Castle:
It's a stump bucket for my Bobcat, so I can start clearing trees.
Here's were the shop will go, where the trees are, just t the right of the trail:
Until then, I guess my home is my castle.