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roborider
01-10-2010, 04:10 PM
The "Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift" thread evolved into the idea of a "show your shop" thread. I think it deserves a new thread. Show some pictures of your shop, where you do your wrenching. I'd go first, but I don't have any pictures handy at the moment!

-Robo

texanrt
01-10-2010, 05:14 PM
For now, it's just a cleaned out space in the garage....

http://www.thenewpamphleteer.com/images/70.jpg

Semper_Fi
01-10-2010, 09:56 PM
Standard garage with 2 work benches and a 3pc rolling tool box.

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/Semper_Fi_LR/1300KGT/DSC05629.jpg

The_Veg
01-10-2010, 10:08 PM
http://vegomatic.smugmug.com/Other/Lawrenceville-Cave/Misc-018/719661257_sS4kA-M.jpg

This is literally it. After almost losing my shirt in 2009, I'm now living in a basement-apartment in the far-northeastern 'burbs of Atlanta and this little bit of parking space is where I do most work on the bike. The garage door behind the bike is nailed shut, that side of the garage having been mostly converted into what is not my living room. The other side is where the landlord parks her car, although she lets me use it every now and then if I've got work to do. I can also use my employer's building (10K square feet, 4 HUGE roll-up doors, and a plethora of jacks & stands & other shop-stuff) if I like.

JAMESDUNN
01-10-2010, 10:26 PM
My "shop" is the small garage I have in back of the small apatment I dwell in, and I am fortunate to have that. Most of the work I do is in front of the garage on the asphalt as pictured here working on my '94 RSL.

21117

JAMESDUNN
01-10-2010, 10:48 PM
http://vegomatic.smugmug.com/Other/Lawrenceville-Cave/Misc-018/719661257_sS4kA-M.jpg

This is literally it. After almost losing my shirt in 2009, I'm now living in a basement-apartment in the far-northeastern 'burbs of Atlanta and this little bit of parking space is where I do most work on the bike. The garage door behind the bike is nailed shut, that side of the garage having been mostly converted into what is not my living room. The other side is where the landlord parks her car, although she lets me use it every now and then if I've got work to do. I can also use my employer's building (10K square feet, 4 HUGE roll-up doors, and a plethora of jacks & stands & other shop-stuff) if I like.

"Veg",
I know you sold your beloved airhead, figured it was the economy. The Wall Street "banksters" hurt us all, some more than others. My income dropped by two thirds last year. I actually put both my bikes up for sale, figuring to sell one and keep the other. No offers on either bike and not much interest either. I am glad actually, as things are a little better now and the bikes are still in my possession.
JD

35634
01-10-2010, 10:56 PM
This is at my old house back when I seem to have had a thing for Spitfires. My new house just has an attached 2 car garage full of minivan & Jetta, bike stuffed in the back for the winter. Boring.

4nbike
01-10-2010, 11:10 PM
Taken at various times and in the mist of various projects.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj168/Axiom2000/100_0810.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj168/Axiom2000/KendonLift005.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj168/Axiom2000/R1200PICS004.jpg

Semper_Fi
01-11-2010, 12:08 AM
AWESOME :thumb

Great set up and ROOM to move - nicely done



Taken at various times and in the mist of various projects.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj168/Axiom2000/100_0810.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj168/Axiom2000/KendonLift005.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj168/Axiom2000/R1200PICS004.jpg

Lee
01-11-2010, 12:40 AM
Not a very big area, but at least it's inside.

texanrt
01-11-2010, 12:40 AM
Taken at various times and in the mist of various projects.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj168/Axiom2000/R1200PICS004.jpg

Nice. +1

Lee
01-11-2010, 12:42 AM
The upper deck has room to park both bikes.

geobeemer
01-11-2010, 01:15 AM
How do the bikes get up there?

OHScot
01-11-2010, 01:55 AM
This is at my old house back when I seem to have had a thing for Spitfires. My new house just has an attached 2 car garage full of minivan & Jetta, bike stuffed in the back for the winter. Boring.

Spitfires were fun.








When they are together.

jasontdi
01-11-2010, 02:07 AM
My house....well. One car needs to sit on the street if it' snot in my Auto Repair shop. The shop itself if 2500 sq ft with about 400 devoted to the bikes.

saddleman
01-11-2010, 02:10 AM
I built a room inside my garage that is heated & secure. I only have to heat a 10 by 15 ft room plus If someone was to break into my garage they have one more room to break into. I live in a small town & hopefully the police can get there in time.

Lee
01-11-2010, 03:33 AM
How do the bikes get up there?

I usually tell people I bunny hop them up there :)

Actually I enter from the main garage through a sliding door.

Semper_Fi
01-11-2010, 11:01 AM
I built a room inside my garage that is heated & secure. I only have to heat a 10 by 15 ft room plus If someone was to break into my garage they have one more room to break into. I live in a small town & hopefully the police can get there in time.


Wow - a bike altar/shrine - cool.

Some of these set ups are awesome.

For me the most monumental moment was when I had the cement garage floor put in.

Seeing these others - that was nothing.

Keep 'em coming.

Great Post!

keybuster324
01-11-2010, 11:14 AM
After way too long with nothing more than a leaky shed my wife said we need to replace it. :twirl
It is 12'x24' and was just delivered 12/17/09 and I need to set it up for my workshop, i get to start with a clean slate.
It is bikes / workshop only, first a workbench & heat since it is only 1 degree this morning. then i can set it up.

keybuster324
01-11-2010, 11:27 AM
outside view

harryt11
01-11-2010, 04:42 PM
For the next week, this is all I've got! Moving at the end of the week so hopefully I will have a real garage.

http://bronson.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Man-Cave/IMG0891/514823365_v8aDz-M.jpg

tourunigo
01-11-2010, 05:23 PM
One and Half story 16X24 Saltbox style with barn door. I'm not as tidy as I should be but it is a great spot to tinker and enjoy a cigar. Mechanical things got done in here that I never thought that I could do. Last thing was the steering head bearings on the K. Anyway, a few shots:

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/tourunigo/teardown%20pics/November16download159.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/tourunigo/teardown%20pics/November16download164.jpg

.... and, my favorite helper

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/tourunigo/teardown%20pics/bikefixDec26016.jpg

- Bob

sheridesabeemer
01-11-2010, 05:38 PM
I'll resist the urge to post a picture of my dealer's garage...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/srab/3706845393/" title="In Action by sheridesabeemer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/3706845393_f8acbbd59e_b.jpg" width="800" height="678" alt="In Action" /></a>

119240
01-11-2010, 07:32 PM
Dirty girl - Gail

If I had a garage it would have a sunken motorcycle lift, well stocked frig.Hot tub,tools & tunes, heated area - I can go on. I live in a large city - a driveway & garage is 50K+ added to the cost a a house

2bikemike
01-11-2010, 08:25 PM
One and Half story 16X24 Saltbox style with barn door. I'm not as tidy as I should be but it is a great spot to tinker and enjoy a cigar. Mechanical things got done in here that I never thought that I could do. Last thing was the steering head bearings on the K. Anyway, a few shots:

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/tourunigo/teardown%20pics/November16download159.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/tourunigo/teardown%20pics/November16download164.jpg

.... and, my favorite helper

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/tourunigo/teardown%20pics/bikefixDec26016.jpg

- Bob
Bob, Is that chicken frozen or stuffed?:eat

tourunigo
01-11-2010, 09:12 PM
Bob, Is that chicken frozen or stuffed?:eat

It's a fake, battery operated critter that bobs his head and makes loud rooster sounds when you clap your hand next to it. Bit of a pain in the ass when some noise around it happens. I have sunglasses on him and call him Casual Rooster. Seems to respond best to Reggae music. My son bought it for me because he figured every garage needs some sort of mascot. - Bob

TheRoss
01-12-2010, 12:09 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4266883787_a96ef5278c_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4266881045_cc7ac2cbb2_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2779/4266879179_ed6035147a_b.jpg

J Brase
01-12-2010, 12:27 AM
Sometimes it's a wood shop, sometimes it's a car shop, sometimes it's a bike shop. It has heat, AC and great lights.
http://jbrase.smugmug.com/Cars/Alfa-Pictures/Alfa-Detail-pix-005/447181585_FxubH-L.jpg

John

motorradmike
01-12-2010, 12:39 AM
I'll resist the urge to post a picture of my dealer's garage...



You rock Gail.

108625
01-12-2010, 12:44 AM
My current shop is attached to our new (54 year old) house, and either two cars or one car and a row of bikes wide. Not as big as I'd like, but comfortable and convenient. It also does double duty as both car and bike shop:

saddleman
01-12-2010, 12:44 AM
Here is another pic. of my shop from the second floor there was about seven LTs there that day. We got two weep holes done and a few other odds an ends done.

saddleman
01-12-2010, 12:54 AM
Doing a weep hole.

henzilla
01-12-2010, 05:12 AM
Have had everything from a 8X10 shed with a dirt floor...to the dining area of my 400Sq Ft rent house when I was 20. I can appreciate ANY size workspace! When I met Helen and we parked everything we owned at the same place...a 24X24 garage was tight with 9 bikes, a lift and a Crossfire...my Dodge Truck learned to live outdoors ever since. She came with 3 bikes and the Crossfire! :love The Crossfire lives in it's own garage by the house .


But...when we were househunting...the realtor was showing us the view and the house...he casually mentioned "oh yeah. it has a SHOP"...we turned around and saw this. The shop was full of MOPAR Hemi's longblocks and Roadrunners...and a 4 post lift I did not get. Nor is the Travel Trailer ours.

http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Blanco-House/P1010040/252246058_M7PCc-M.jpg

Lot of work since then...the white rock driveway is covered and several ongoing improvements are turning it into a fun place to hang out and do some work! Still adding a bathroom this winter...just have to trench thru the limestone 150" away to tap the drainline... Have the rain catchment system I posted about off this roof and tied into my existing waterlines. Need some better lighting...adequate is all I can say


The first lift area

http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/P1010003/762675655_b2QAP-M.jpg

The second lift added last Spring when I justified it because Helen's 1150 was all apart on the first one. My workbenches also are tad full this time of year with multiple projects happening....never enough bench space...after seeing TheRoss's...I am :blush :laugh:laugh

http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/SHOP-AREA-5/762678364_MTAs7-M.jpg

Our Gear Area...some of it is mine:laugh Oh yeah, the welder down there is HERS!
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/SHOP-AREA-6/762678661_a4JW6-M.jpg

The refreshment area...The round table just collects stuff:doh
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/SHOP-AREA/762678938_23rJz-M.jpg


We had a tech day the first summer we were here and things were still tight from moving and the PO was renting half the shop still
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/DSC03091/762684159_7GPwR-M.jpg
the carlift is stacked with furniture under all of that...he still wouldn't sell it!
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/P1010008/762676017_KrXZK-M.jpg

Rear of shop with all our stuff...a little more than usual since it's winter
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/SHOP-AREA-1/762677156_E59Mn-M.jpg
Enclosed room on left is a gym and sauna that I need to visit soon since the couch is used by me more at the moment.
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/SHOP-AREA-2/762677472_EoXSF-M.jpg


Oh yeah...the Dodge did get to come inside with a hailstorm predicted
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/P1010010/762676340_gKWF7-M.jpg

Semper_Fi
01-12-2010, 08:37 AM
That is just fantastic Steve - enjoy it.

:thumb

119240
01-12-2010, 12:44 PM
:bow:bow:bow:bow

tourunigo
01-12-2010, 12:55 PM
ok.... now the bar is just too high! Excellent facility indeed. My shop just got squeezed tighter by putting the Mustang away for the Winter. sigh. As soon as I win the Lotto I'm gonna have one just like yours :p - Bob

henzilla
01-12-2010, 03:23 PM
Thanks

If I were to build one, it wouldn't have been that big due to today's $$$$...sure was a find though.

wezul
01-12-2010, 03:30 PM
OK, really now, this time for sure.
I hate you.
Geez, what a nice shop!

ALIENHITCHHIKER
01-12-2010, 03:38 PM
[QUOTE=The_Veg;534377]http://vegomatic.smugmug.com/Other/Lawrenceville-Cave/Misc-018/719661257_sS4kA-M.jpg

This is literally it. /QUOTE]


Veg, Keep the Faith

wezul
01-12-2010, 03:45 PM
Indeed. It's all up from here, right Ben?
Has to be.
Hang in there!

HAIRSMITH
01-12-2010, 05:06 PM
One half of a 2 car garage but its enough room until all your friends come over to HELP !:laugh

http://jobusu.smugmug.com/photos/506331791_pY3Jx-L.jpg

Some projects do over flow to the other side

<a href="http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/hairsmith/?action=view&current=PB160039.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/hairsmith/PB160039.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

108625
01-12-2010, 05:51 PM
My shop just got squeezed tighter by putting the Mustang away for the Winter.

I'm under the same squeeze:

tourunigo
01-12-2010, 08:28 PM
I'm under the same squeeze:

A modest digression: Mary put her 2008 away (flanelette sheets and official car cover with trickle charger keeps it cozy and clean ..... away from all that bike deris in the other half) and is driving the '96 for the winter. What is the white one? - Bob

88bmwjeff
01-12-2010, 08:33 PM
A modest digression: Mary put her 2008 away (flanelette sheets and official car cover with trickle charger keeps it cozy and clean ..... away from all that bike deris in the other half) and is driving the '96 for the winter. What is the white one? - Bob

The white one looks like a '67. That's my favorite year for classic Mustangs. And, it even has the "good hood" as I call it. The plain hoods (without the lovers) are boring, IMO.

108625
01-12-2010, 08:36 PM
It's a '67, Originally... I've rebuilt almost all its mechanicals over the past three years.

dbrick
01-12-2010, 09:44 PM
Our house has two adjacent one-car garages. My car is in the other one.

rdalland
01-12-2010, 09:55 PM
Fourth floor loft, Brooklyn, NY.

http://reid-dalland.smugmug.com/photos/763404334_cnn2E-XL.jpg

roborider
01-12-2010, 10:12 PM
What is that sweet vintage airhead you show there?

rdalland
01-13-2010, 12:27 AM
What is that sweet vintage airhead you show there?

It's my '71 R75/5, hard to believe I've had it for 30 years...

roborider
01-13-2010, 12:43 AM
I lost my cycling virginity to a 75/5 with long wheel base! No wonder it caught my eye. Like looking at an old girlfriend!

The_Veg
01-13-2010, 01:58 AM
Indeed. It's all up from here, right Ben?
Has to be.
Hang in there!

Thanks Wez & Steve, it is indeed all uphill from here. Can't wait to give my toys a proper home again.

roborider
01-13-2010, 03:40 AM
More nice vintage iron. What's that?

RSPENNACHIO
01-13-2010, 02:59 PM
Wow, you guys have really given me some great ideas!! It funny, yesterday night there was a craftsmen tool box comercial on tv. All I heard from the peanut gallery was "wow, your tool never looked that good." "Daddy, your stuff is a mess compaired to that guys!"

Alright the challenge is on. Reorganize the tool box (and buy more tools). Add a drop celing and more lights. Finally add a wood burning stove.

Yeah, that would make winters more fun for sure!

tourunigo
01-13-2010, 03:24 PM
:ha
Wow, you guys have really given me some great ideas!! It funny, yesterday night there was a craftsmen tool box comercial on tv. All I heard from the peanut gallery was "wow, your tool never looked that good." "Daddy, your stuff is a mess compaired to that guys!"

Alright the challenge is on. Reorganize the tool box (and buy more tools). Add a drop celing and more lights. Finally add a wood burning stove.

Yeah, that would make winters more fun for sure!

If you think that the snowthrower thread uncovered some hidden dangers so does that wood stove. I used mine for about six years, lots of cigars and adult beverages consumed in the crackling glow (when talking about not working on bikes). However, one shooting spark can ruin your day. I kept all flammables way on the other side behind a wall, no gasoline cans hanging about; LARGE fire extinguisher hanging within reach ... .... and all this is with an air tight stove...... but there is only one way in for that wood eh. It is nice though even if a bit of a concern. This year we put Mary's Mustang in there so, since the wood stove is older and thus not up to code, I disconnected it so that we would not have any insurance difficulties. I use propane this winter but, for the most part, I am just waiting for Spring and moving that car out into the warmer weather. Also, just because you have a wonderful toolbox it doesn't mean that things won't continue to be distributed as your daughter/son described :ha Just ask anyone who know me! - Bob

RINTY
01-13-2010, 03:39 PM
Good thread!

wezul
01-13-2010, 04:11 PM
:thumb +1

If I had a shop, which I don't, I'm not sure that I would know what to do in it.
I think the ability comes before buildings and what have you.
I am impressed, proper facilities what?

akbeemer
01-13-2010, 05:19 PM
I went through the drill of designing the perfect home once... just a mental drill really. Essentially it is an efficiency with a 4 bay garage. The garage will have a lift, a pit, a big screen TV, of course every tool one can imagine and... most importantly a urinal.

tourunigo
01-13-2010, 06:07 PM
I went through the drill of designing the perfect home once... ...... and... most importantly a urinal.

I totally agree but until that glorious day that I get that item ..... this will have to do :ha :whistle - Bob



http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/tourunigo/peebottle.jpg

BUBBAZANETTI
01-13-2010, 06:16 PM
Fourth floor loft, Brooklyn, NY.


currently, as bike is in new england for the winter and i'm not paying to rent a spot:

http://bubbazanetti.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Wrenching/R80ST/IMG3182/515295854_FavPp-L.jpg

see that fork tube top cap on the top of the tank. that DISAPPEARED, i never found it on the street, couldn't find it lodged anywhere on the bike, in the frame, engine, etc and even later when i took the bike apart significantly, it never showed back up. WEIRD, HUH???


from this summer, sorry for the dirty bb pic.

http://bubbazanetti.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Wrenching/R80ST-Random/IMG00377/573226769_TgWGz-M.jpg

criminaldesign
01-13-2010, 06:35 PM
I totally agree but until that glorious day that I get that item ..... this will have to do :ha :whistle - Bob



http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/tourunigo/peebottle.jpg

you can get 3 good pee's in a quart oil container, keep the lid. haha
definitely makes it Golden Spectra

TheRoss
01-13-2010, 07:04 PM
In my old shop, at the old house, I would pee in a large and tall beer glass, then pour it out outside and around the corner. In my new shop, at the new house, I just go outside around the corner. Still no urinal inside the shop, but right outside I have cover that I didn't have before.

After moving in we had a garage sale and some poor old lady bought that large and tall beer glass. I sleep well at night, assuming she washed the thing out before using it.

tourunigo
01-13-2010, 08:55 PM
In my old shop, at the old house, I would pee in a large and tall beer glass, then pour it out outside and around the corner. In my new shop, at the new house, I just go outside around the corner. Still no urinal inside the shop, but right outside I have cover that I didn't have before.

After moving in we had a garage sale and some poor old lady bought that large and tall beer glass. I sleep well at night, assuming she washed the thing out before using it.

at the risk of spinning this whole thing in a 'bathroom humor' direction .... that's why I don't use an apple juice container :rofl ok, back to the more serious discussion. - Bob

jstrube
01-14-2010, 02:18 AM
About the only thing I don't have out here is a bathroom... A few steps & I'm in the house though...

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8843/dscf24944676170.jpg (http://img706.imageshack.us/i/dscf24944676170.jpg/)

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7695/dscf24934781093.jpg (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/dscf24934781093.jpg/)

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5236/dscf24964688299.jpg (http://img188.imageshack.us/i/dscf24964688299.jpg/)

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/2277/dscf24974701541.jpg (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/dscf24974701541.jpg/)

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9485/dscf24984711080.jpg (http://img706.imageshack.us/i/dscf24984711080.jpg/)

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/772/liftinstallation0074729.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/liftinstallation0074729.jpg/)

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/1055/liftinstallation0084755.jpg (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/liftinstallation0084755.jpg/)

I have stuff moved around now. The bikes are taking up the front spot... You can see the pile of tubing progress into the drag chassis over about 3 years... Still not done, I've done all of the work myself.

John.

tourunigo
01-14-2010, 02:31 AM
About the only thing I don't have out here is a bathroom... A few steps & I'm in the house though...



http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5236/dscf24964688299.jpg (http://img188.imageshack.us/i/dscf24964688299.jpg/)


I have stuff moved around now. The bikes are taking up the front spot... You can see the pile of tubing progress into the drag chassis over about 3 years... Still not done, I've done all of the work myself.

John.

:bow dang that's really nice! And just wait 'til Mary sees that Mustang! She has the 2008 version of that look but not nearly what I suspect is under that hood. BTW, I have a 260 bored .60 over with Jahn's piston's if you're interested (of course that a bit tongue in cheek but I would like to sell it because I will likely never get it into something. sigh. ) - Bob

edit: just showed Mary........ drool is the only word that I have to describe it.

jstrube
01-14-2010, 03:41 AM
Ah, the Mustang...

Purchased in 1984 at the age of 17. About 10 years ago, it got a major update with a 5.0, EFI, roller cam, aluminum heads, 5 speed & such. I ran it with a G-Tech meter & it clocked off a high12 second time with a missed shift. Took it to a real strip & fried the clutch. Need to re-do it before taking it out again... It is never done, I always dream something up. I have 2 turbos, an intercooller & an aftermarket computer in boxes waiting to be installed. I need more time!

108625
01-14-2010, 05:12 AM
I saw the hot rod posters in the first shot and thought of the picture of Wild Willie Borsch and the "Winged Express" hanging in mine. Then I saw the vintage 'stang and thought of mine. Then I scrolled down to the gasser project, including what appear to be Halibrand spindle mounts, and thought "D@mn, he's one step ahead of me."

Way cool:thumb

squiffynimrod
01-14-2010, 05:35 AM
It's not much but it works.

Forget MTV Cribs, this is where the magic happens.

tourunigo
01-14-2010, 12:14 PM
It's not much but it works.

Forget MTV Cribs, this is where the magic happens.

so true. I'm sure that if I had a fine Gibson or Martin guitar I wouldn't be able to play any better either. :cry but I'd still like to have either one. - Bob

jstrube
01-14-2010, 03:53 PM
I saw the hot rod posters in the first shot and thought of the picture of Wild Willie Borsch and the "Winged Express" hanging in mine. Then I saw the vintage 'stang and thought of mine. Then I scrolled down to the gasser project, including what appear to be Halibrand spindle mounts, and thought "D@mn, he's one step ahead of me."

Way cool:thumb

I've got the wild Willie poster too! My favorite piece, though, is the Wild Willie & Pure Hell Hot Wheels set that I had Rich Guasco (pure hell) autograph. He put "To John 'ass hole', Rich 'Pure Hell' Guasco" he he he... Rich is like that... Some day, the Altered will be done. It has a big 460 Ford in it, on alcohol...

108625
01-14-2010, 05:38 PM
Ha Ha! I have the Hot Wheels Tom "Mongoose" McEwen & Don "Snake" Prudhomme drag race set, but not autographed. A friend of mine though, has a racing slick that Kenny Bernstein signed for him, after it blew on him at Vegas.

I built my Mustang along similar lines, 5.0 H.O. (four barrel though, to preserve the look), Z-spec T5 & four pinion trac locker, but set it up as more of a daily-driver/Sunday autocrosser. For a "gasser" style strip car, I'm keeping my eyes open for an old Willy's coupe, Ford Anglia, Fiat Topolino, or something small like that.

Sorry for the derailment all, back to shop talk...

jstrube
01-14-2010, 07:19 PM
Sweet lookin coupe! My first car was a red/red 67 coupe, but in thrashed condition. Sold it & upgraded to the Fastback!

83014
01-14-2010, 10:06 PM
It may be cold and crowded, but at least it's poorly lit.

98lee
01-14-2010, 11:46 PM
Wouldn't want to have that Sunfish outside where it might get wet.:stick



:dance:dance:dance

cobbwebb
01-15-2010, 08:36 PM
My shed under construction a 24 x 30 1-1/2 story saltbox with summer plans for a motorcycle annex;
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7ce09b3127ccec22d98b62f4a00000010O00IbN2rRw1cMQ e3nwM/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
a little further along;
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7ce09b3127ccec22c77334f6c00000010O00IbN2rRw1cMQ e3nwM/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7ce09b3127ccec22c09904ff000000010O00IbN2rRw1cMQ e3nwM/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
last winter:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9df10b3127ccec66af22eb7f100000040O00IbN2rRw1cMQ e3nwM/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
relatively recent:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9cc38b3127ccef8b3ca5872ca00000030O00IbN2rRw1cMQ e3nwM/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
It's ALMOST as much fun working on the shed as it is riding. Maybe that's why I don't get as much of either as I would like.

tourunigo
01-15-2010, 09:19 PM
My shed under construction a 24 x 30 1-1/2 story saltbox with summer plans for a motorcycle annex;

It's ALMOST as much fun working on the shed as it is riding. Maybe that's why I don't get as much of either as I would like.

same size as the barn we're building this summer (Salty Fog Riders need upgraded digs in Larry's River :clap). I like your siding although our's will have a gable roof. 24X30 does seem a nice size with that second floor. Our second floor will be Mary's art studio...... and downstairs will hold her Mustang....and her garden tools.....:stick uh... not sure what part is mine now and it's not even built yet :scratch - Bob

cobbwebb
01-15-2010, 09:26 PM
Bob, I really enjoy reading your ride reports and the write up on the Salty Fog Rally. The upstairs on mine is supposed to be a office / storage /extra guest room. I don't have it insulated yet, but do have a coal stove.

Na Cl K9
01-15-2010, 11:51 PM
I thought for a while I had too many motorcycles. I realize now I was wrong. I have too small a garage. I had a nice new insulated garage door put in and decided on one with no windows. Ooops!~ This photo was taken today shortly after the electrician put two new high output flourescent fixtures over the work area. Now when they are both cranked up, I have to wear shades...

35634
01-16-2010, 12:08 AM
Nice curtains!

Na Cl K9
01-16-2010, 12:26 AM
Nice curtains! Thanks! They add a sort of "Day of the Triffids" motif to the ambiance of the work area.

tourunigo
01-16-2010, 02:47 AM
Bob, I really enjoy reading your ride reports and the write up on the Salty Fog Rally. The upstairs on mine is supposed to be a office / storage /extra guest room. I don't have it insulated yet, but do have a coal stove.

thanks for the compliment. As a writer I am somewhat of a lazy ass..... a reluctant talent some say.... I'm not THAT old yet so maybe I still have some time :stick

Coal stove. Now that is really a nice touch. I haven't used one but I understand that it is a good heat . - Bob

cobbwebb
01-16-2010, 05:49 AM
Yes, the stove and 1 ton of coal were free for the taking from someone one of my daughters worked for. The triple wall chimmney to run it up through the roof was a long way from being free. (ouch)

2bikemike
01-16-2010, 08:57 PM
My shed under construction a 24 x 30 1-1/2 story saltbox with summer plans for a motorcycle annex;

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9cc38b3127ccef8b3ca5872ca00000030O00IbN2rRw1cMQ e3nwM/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
It's ALMOST as much fun working on the shed as it is riding. Maybe that's why I don't get as much of either as I would like.

Are those wreaths actually motorcycle tires with ribbon on them? That's what it looks like. Pretty cool.:clap

tourunigo
01-16-2010, 09:04 PM
... I've been shamed into going out and reorganizing my 'shop' space. Pictures forthcoming through another thread. Title ?: Shop Rehab - Bob

iehawk
01-23-2010, 03:23 AM
This is the view from where I sit at work as of this afternoon. I hope this counts. :)

roborider
01-23-2010, 03:57 AM
Cheater!!

squiffynimrod
01-23-2010, 05:05 AM
This is the view from where I sit at work as of this afternoon. I hope this counts. :)

It's let see your shop, not let's see your showroom.

Aw, you're just goin' to get negatives 'cuz we're jealous:wave

iehawk
01-23-2010, 05:12 PM
It's let see your shop, not let's see your showroom.

Aw, you're just goin' to get negatives 'cuz we're jealous:wave

No need to go negative on my part... with a view like that out of my shop's desk. And when it gets drier, I'll be riding on that thing too. I'll share more soon! :kiss

35634
08-26-2011, 10:42 PM
I really gotta organize all this. maybe tomorrow:laugh

akbeemer
08-26-2011, 11:24 PM
The shop at our new place in Montana.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/AKBeemer/Silver%20Fox%20Court/SAM_0198.jpg

osbornk
08-26-2011, 11:24 PM
I really gotta organize all this. maybe tomorrow:laugh

Wish mine was that neat & organized.

henzilla
01-22-2014, 06:15 PM
A bump from a few years ago...It's amazing how quickly ones workspace can be overwhelmed with all sorts of stuff. Since moving in here, we have added a few bikes and a whole lot of other "stuff". It was really a mess and am not posting a pic of the before:whistle

We have had a busy year w/ remodeling/repairing and a late year quick health decline and passing of my Father-in-law. None of that helped keeping me organized. Having tackled two resto's of a 69S and the newly acquired /5 at the same time have added parts scattered about. Helen's dead R1150 has been on the lift since our late Santa Fe trip in November with parts sitting there. She eyeballed me the other day on that one:laugh

It seems this large space became the catch all for all projects and relatives wanting us to hold on to something since "we have all that space" and I felt closed in and dis-organized with all the clutter ( I know:violin...hard to believe).

After looking at some of the Airhead resto threads, I got a kick start again and went out yesterday to start straightening things out. Spent the day finding the deck of two workbenches and putting all the remodel project items/tools away, the Christmas deco's up in the loft, even some Halloween & 4TH of July stuff that has been piling up.
Got distracted after I filled a large trash bin and ended up taking the front end off the /5 as well:scratch
ADHD you think!
anyways, taking a lunch break and headed back out to do some more...early Spring Cleaning I suppose.
Walking out into a cleaner space already gave me a lift this morning.



Have had everything from a 8X10 shed with a dirt floor...to the dining area of my 400Sq Ft rent house when I was 20. I can appreciate ANY size workspace! When I met Helen and we parked everything we owned at the same place...a 24X24 garage was tight with 9 bikes, a lift and a Crossfire...my Dodge Truck learned to live outdoors ever since. She came with 3 bikes and the Crossfire! :love The Crossfire lives in it's own garage by the house .


But...when we were househunting...the realtor was showing us the view and the house...he casually mentioned "oh yeah. it has a SHOP"...we turned around and saw this. The shop was full of MOPAR Hemi's longblocks and Roadrunners...and a 4 post lift I did not get. Nor is the Travel Trailer ours.

http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Blanco-House/P1010040/252246058_M7PCc-M.jpg

Lot of work since then...the white rock driveway is covered and several ongoing improvements are turning it into a fun place to hang out and do some work! Still adding a bathroom this winter...just have to trench thru the limestone 150" away to tap the drainline... Have the rain catchment system I posted about off this roof and tied into my existing waterlines. Need some better lighting...adequate is all I can say


The first lift area

http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/P1010003/762675655_b2QAP-M.jpg

The second lift added last Spring when I justified it because Helen's 1150 was all apart on the first one. My workbenches also are tad full this time of year with multiple projects happening....never enough bench space...after seeing TheRoss's...I am :blush :laugh:laugh

http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/SHOP-AREA-5/762678364_MTAs7-M.jpg

Our Gear Area...some of it is mine:laugh Oh yeah, the welder down there is HERS!
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/SHOP-AREA-6/762678661_a4JW6-M.jpg

The refreshment area...The round table just collects stuff:doh
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/SHOP-AREA/762678938_23rJz-M.jpg


We had a tech day the first summer we were here and things were still tight from moving and the PO was renting half the shop still
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/DSC03091/762684159_7GPwR-M.jpg
the carlift is stacked with furniture under all of that...he still wouldn't sell it!
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/P1010008/762676017_KrXZK-M.jpg

Rear of shop with all our stuff...a little more than usual since it's winter
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/SHOP-AREA-1/762677156_E59Mn-M.jpg
Enclosed room on left is a gym and sauna that I need to visit soon since the couch is used by me more at the moment.
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/SHOP-AREA-2/762677472_EoXSF-M.jpg


Oh yeah...the Dodge did get to come inside with a hailstorm predicted
http://henzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Shop-Building/P1010010/762676340_gKWF7-M.jpg

EMSimon
01-22-2014, 07:38 PM
I wish I had a "shop". When I can't use the garage in the Winter, the bikes are relegated to a large (walk-out) basement and the parts clutter still makes it hard to find "shop" space to work in

BC1100S
01-22-2014, 08:51 PM
I understand that there is a special place in hell reserved for people who have huge shops and multiple motorcycles. Just sayin'... :D

henzilla
01-23-2014, 02:10 AM
I understand that there is a special place in hell reserved for people who have huge shops and multiple motorcycles. Just sayin'... :D

My first two wives made mine a living one and few motorcycles for years:laugh:laugh:laugh

Then I met a crazier-than- me partner who rides and it just kinda happened...the bikes and the find of a house w/ a shop! It's all her fault.:hug We got a 10X14 wooden shed outside the second roll-up. for all the lumber, tablesaw and stuff I am tired of piling up in here. Then I need it the next day of course.

I continued my clean-up to find missing stuff I have presumed lost.Some a-ha moments you know. That big round table near the fridge is the catch -all of catch-alls'. I even found some cash I had stuck under something...sweet! I bet it hasn't been empty in 4 years. Still isn't.

43235


Moved bikes to do a major sweep and as I moved H's 11R remembered it had that wonky sidestand that bit me by helping the bike fall over a few weeks ago that needed attention. Of course I went and got the 17mm, removed the stand and found the cut off tool...reworked foot and painted...then went back to cleaning while it dried. You can see the wrench and stand on the floor.
43234

The RT is not ours...it's a clubmates that isn't riding anymore and kinda for sale but sitting in here with some company:laugh

I still have two more corners to tackle that aren't bike related. Hopefully I won't get sidetracked...yeah...right.

Paul_F
01-23-2014, 02:12 AM
This is my work area, insulated, heated and well lit. There have been a few additions since this photo was taken a couple of years ago.

akbeemer
01-23-2014, 05:02 PM
My shop has a cold side, bunk house area and warm shop:

The bunk house, cold side and warm side:

BC1100S
01-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Then I met a crazier-than- me partner who rides and it just kinda happened...the bikes and the find of a house w/ a shop! It's all her fault.:hug We got a 10X14 wooden shed outside the second roll-up. for all the lumber, tablesaw and stuff I am tired of piling up in here....I still have two more corners to tackle that aren't bike related. Hopefully I won't get sidetracked...yeah...right.

You're not making things any better for yourself, young man. And trying to pawn off responsibility on your wife is a shot below the belt for the rest of us. :laugh

Two days ago I was content thinking I've got things pretty good with a two car garage for the man toys. Now my life is empty and unfulfilled. :D

36654
01-23-2014, 09:16 PM
You're not making things any better for yourself, young man. And trying to pawn off responsibility on your wife is a shot below the belt for the rest of us. :laugh

Two days ago I was content thinking I've got things pretty good with a two car garage for the man toys. Now my life is empty and unfulfilled. :D

Henzilla's garage is larger than my house. Kevin's garage floor is cleaner than my bike.....

I thought I was pretty upscale with a cozy winter parking spot under the steps, just to the side of the table saw and planer..........

henzilla
01-23-2014, 10:36 PM
You're not making things any better for yourself, young man. And trying to pawn off responsibility on your wife is a shot below the belt for the rest of us. :laugh

Two days ago I was content thinking I've got things pretty good with a two car garage for the man toys. Now my life is empty and unfulfilled. :D

But with your mayor... at least entertained? :stick

Remember half of those toys are H's here.

You ought to see the German engineer neighbors shop...makes mine look small, low budget and definitely NOT organized. :laugh

BC1100S
01-23-2014, 11:23 PM
But with your mayor... at least entertained? :stick

Hey, that's the mayor of Toronto. I live in Vancouver. That's like comparing San Francisco to Buffalo (nothing against Buffalo).

And don't even try to rationalize your shop versus what your neighbour has. It won't work. :laugh

BC1100S
01-23-2014, 11:27 PM
I thought I was pretty upscale with a cozy winter parking spot under the steps, just to the side of the table saw and planer..........

Just goes to show you what a sad existence we live as compared to other members. Personally, I think they should be on the hook for refreshments should we ever meet up at say, Billings Montana in 2015.

36654
01-24-2014, 12:06 AM
That's like comparing San Francisco to Buffalo (nothing against Buffalo).



So, the rest of Canada, does hate Toronto? I've seen the movie, but didn't know it was real.

BC1100S
01-24-2014, 12:20 AM
So, the rest of Canada, does hate Toronto?

I come by it honestly. I grew up in Montreal and am therefore a lifelong fan of Les Canadiens. Naturally, I hate the Leafs. Therefore, I hate Toronto. :D

(Actually, the people there are great - they just don't realize they're just one part of a large country.)

f650624
01-24-2014, 12:26 AM
Being retired and having multiple hobbies, priceless.

BC1100S
01-24-2014, 12:40 AM
Being retired and having multiple hobbies, priceless.

Son of a ........

Not content to see the suffering of poor fools like myself and 36654, f650624 here decides to up the ante.

Nice ! :thumb

36654
01-24-2014, 12:44 AM
Son of a ........

Not content to see the suffering of poor fools like myself and 36654, f650624 here decides to up the ante.

Nice ! :thumb

Look at the wooden canoe! He probably just needed to fill some time.

36654
01-24-2014, 12:50 AM
I come by it honestly. I grew up in Montreal and am therefore a lifelong fan of Les Canadiens. Naturally, I hate the Leafs. Therefore, I hate Toronto. :D

(Actually, the people there are great - they just don't realize they're just one part of a large country.)

I used to work with a Scotsman that immigrated via a job with the old Allis-Chalmers plant in Lachine. It took me a long time to figure out why this scotsman was so excited about something called a Hab?

mcmxcivrs
01-24-2014, 01:08 AM
BMW specific parking space.

http://www.telusplanet.net/public/millerea/Photos/Garage/IMGP0756-2.jpg

http://www.telusplanet.net/public/millerea/Photos/Garage/IMGP0761-2.jpg

This is the new addition I put on a couple years ago.

http://www.telusplanet.net/public/millerea/Photos/Garage/IMGP0744-2.jpg

And the original garage space after the recent addition and makeover.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/59939358/IMGP0898.JPG

36654
01-24-2014, 02:25 AM
BMW specific parking space.

This is the new addition I put on a couple years ago.

http://www.telusplanet.net/public/millerea/Photos/Garage/IMGP0744-2.jpg



Lifts are nice. A lot better than a pit.

My father had a pit. Actually, it was the ditch between the culverts in the front yard. And, he never actually got into the pit, because he had a son.

Nothing is more fun than trying to find an oil pan drain plug in the dirt....

BC1100S
01-24-2014, 04:38 AM
Alright, that tears it. mcmxcivrs, you're on The List along with Henzilla, f650624, and AKBeemer.

:D

akbeemer
01-24-2014, 06:33 AM
F650624 claims he is retired, but I happen to know he works at a grueling job each summer... Guiding tourists around Alaska on 4 wheelers. Oh the humanity!

f650624
01-26-2014, 11:13 PM
The summer shop, aka Alaska ATV Adventures.

36654
01-31-2014, 10:44 PM
:cry
Alright, that tears it. mcmxcivrs, you're on The List along with Henzilla, f650624, and AKBeemer.

:D

After seeing AKBeemers bunk room, Henzilla's Back-40 expanse of a shop (i.e., Jumbo Jet hangar) and the gentleman from Calgary with the lift, I felt the lesser garage endowed members should have a go..43345

I used to be happy with my cozy little spot. The wall mounted trickle charger, the vintage baler twine parking spot locator for the car, the Habitat for Humanity Restore Cabinets and the mechanic level peg board for the tools.........It used to be sweet.

Now, it is just sad. Even worse, it's sad and dirty.:cry

BC1100S
01-31-2014, 11:48 PM
After seeing AKBeemers bunk room, Henzilla's Back-40 expanse of a shop (i.e., Jumbo Jet hangar) and the gentleman from Calgary with the lift, I felt the lesser garage endowed members should have a go..43345

Sure, you can claim you're hard done by, but is that a Dewalt power tool I see on the white peg board? You win the lottery or something? You don't need to rub it in our faces, y'know.

I suppose next you're going to complain about the custom, salt-wash look you've had applied to your car.

All of this is enough to make a guy just want to give up and buy a....Suzuki.

akbeemer
02-01-2014, 01:06 AM
:cry

After seeing AKBeemers bunk room, Henzilla's Back-40 expanse of a shop (i.e., Jumbo Jet hangar) and the gentleman from Calgary with the lift, I felt the lesser garage endowed members should have a go.

Ahem... er... it's not how big it is, it's how you use it.

36654
02-01-2014, 02:21 AM
I suppose next you're going to complain about the custom, salt-wash look you've had applied to your car.

That's my tax dollars at work......

36654
02-01-2014, 02:28 AM
Ahem... er... it's not how big it is, it's how you use it.

Obviously, I don't spend anytime cleaning.......

rd400racer
02-10-2014, 08:23 PM
I'm slightly ashamed...

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/rd400racer/rd4002_zps991cfc4f.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/user/rd400racer/media/rd4002_zps991cfc4f.jpg.html)

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/rd400racer/rd4001_zps29c8f799.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/user/rd400racer/media/rd4001_zps29c8f799.jpg.html)

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/rd400racer/rd4003_zpsd729f1cc.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/user/rd400racer/media/rd4003_zpsd729f1cc.jpg.html)

36654
02-10-2014, 10:19 PM
I'm slightly ashamed...

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/rd400racer/rd4002_zps991cfc4f.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/user/rd400racer/media/rd4002_zps991cfc4f.jpg.html)

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/rd400racer/rd4001_zps29c8f799.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/user/rd400racer/media/rd4001_zps29c8f799.jpg.html)

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/rd400racer/rd4003_zpsd729f1cc.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/user/rd400racer/media/rd4003_zpsd729f1cc.jpg.html)

Is that an upholstered shop chair? Pretty upscale, don't ya think?

akbeemer
02-10-2014, 10:38 PM
After seeing the latest cover story in the ON I believe well all must bow in respect.

36654
02-11-2014, 11:43 AM
After seeing the latest cover story in the ON I believe well all must bow in respect.

Haven't we seen that story before in the ON?

akbeemer
02-11-2014, 05:36 PM
Haven't we seen that story before in the ON?

I think you're experiencing deja vu....

akbeemer
02-11-2014, 05:46 PM
Haven't we seen that story before in the ON?

I think you're experiencing deja vu.....

akbeemer
02-11-2014, 06:01 PM
Haven't we seen that story before in the ON?

I think you're experiencing deja vu....

AKsuited
02-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Being retired and having multiple hobbies, pricey.

Fixed it for ya!

I need to call my analyst. I am feeling inadequate for some reason...
Huge shops, bigger than my BMW dealer's, cars and bikes galore...where did I go wrong?

Harry

GlobalRider
02-27-2014, 02:44 PM
My shop has yet to get painted and have a natural gas ceiling mounted furnace and air conditioner installed. Soon; either this summer or the next.

But I did install a MaxJax lift, primarily for the car, but it can be used for my motorcycles as well, not that I think I will. The R80 G/S PD is in the pic, so it is motorcycle related. ;)

http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Category/Max-Jax-2-Post-Lift/i-KTTrRf6/0/XL/MaxJax%20-%20Porsche%20993%20Fully%20Lifted-XL.jpg

My shop is well equipped with a lathe/mill, a compressor that "blows", a TIG welder, etc. I'm looking at getting a media blast cabinet in the near future; the reason for the huge compressor.

http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Category/Compressor/i-SLXMtjd/3/L/RK%207.5%20HP%20Compressor%20-%20Back-L.jpg http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Category/Tools/i-sfdWRcj/0/L/Everlast%20250EX%20IGBT%20Inverter%20TIG-L.jpg


And just so that I can enjoy all this stuff, I took early retirement. Work was cutting into my activities. :D

lmo1131
02-27-2014, 08:22 PM
Hey Alex, I'm curious as to why you have your compressor mounted on a "pallet". It is so that you don't have to drill any holes in the concrete?

I rent the shop my business is located in, and the reason I don't bolt my compressor down has more to do with fire code than holes ... In the county of San Luis Obispo, in the Great State of Calfornia, if the compressor is bolted down it constitutes a "pressurized system" - why that is a problem, I have no clue. I guess that the gas line that runs across the overhead isn't an issue (that I'm aware of).

Like I said, just curious.

GlobalRider
02-27-2014, 08:53 PM
Hey Alex, I'm curious as to why you have your compressor mounted on a "pallet".

My compressor is in the basement of my house so that it does not occupy valuable garage space. That base is 3 feet x 4 feet.

Being where it is, even though it is a 7.5 HP with a low 560 RPM pump that is quiet to start with, I didn't want low frequency vibrations making its way to the concrete and house.

That compressor is directly below one of my rooms and when I am watching TV, I can hardly hear it running.

In case you are wondering, that base is made from 3/4 inch plywood and 2 x 4 lumber that is PL Premium glued and screwed. Within the base, there are two sets of two 2 x 4s running on each side of the tank mounts with left over plywood that was PL Premium glued between them for the tank lag screws to screw into.

The 1/2 inch layer of closed cell foam pad under the base prevents moisture and adds a barrier of damping.

GKman
03-06-2014, 01:19 PM
1. After years of waiting, I finally built a shop that I didn't have to share with the cars.
2. Imagine the look on my face when I looked through the current issue of ON and found
a vertical mill like mine in the super shop.
3. Winter storage. Barn doesn't offer much protection from the elements or a floor.
Not unusual in our area to see an old cargo box from a delivery truck used for storage. I sawed a hole
in the barn and hid mine. Even has a electric opener. Also use to store the RT any time the shop is occupied with a project.

43926
43927
43928

akbeemer
03-06-2014, 02:33 PM
No pictures, but last night I was at a friends home. A confirmed life-long bachelor, he has a nice 4 bedroom house with a huge attached shop. I say 4 bedroom, but bedroom one is his reloading room. Over 40 chambering reamers, 80+ reloading dies amd more primers and powder than an arsenal. Bedroom 2 is a woodworking shop with all the machinery one could imagine. Bedroom 3 is a machine shop with mills, lathes and other assorted metal working tools; also has three large gun safes. Bedroom 4 is just a bedroom; well armed, but still a functional bedroom. His 3 room shop has an automobile lift, welding gear, a Hunter 4 wheel alignment outfit, assorted presses and drills and stored motorcycles and a Model A touring car. The kitchen is still under construction, functional, but unfinished since he built the house in 1978. Larry was in the auto service business from being a young mechanic to being a service manager and then 30 years teaching auto tech at the local community college. I can just imagine his house being on the market. It is nicely kept and in a good area, Prospective buyer husband walks in and within 5 minutes says we'll take it; prospective buyer wife has miner coronary event.