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Old 11-06-09, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
It does not look like much from the outside (yet).
Cool.. are you opening up a shop or what? best of luck!
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Old 11-06-09, 04:20 PM
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Mine, a constant evolution. Almost everything here has been sold or traded and has another rusty Tange road bike in its place

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https://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/P...od_ID=RP091292

Home Depot, Lowes, Fred Meyer all has them.
Thamks, they look the business! Flexible arrangement too - better put some on my Christmas list!
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Old 11-06-09, 05:23 PM
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I've been away from C&V for a long while.
but what a timely thread, I just cleaned up the man-cave and sorted my wheels and workbench.
I'm envious of some of the posted workshops. It's like Bicycle Disneyland.




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Old 11-06-09, 05:27 PM
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Wow. I'm envious of some of the level of organization & spare bike parts.

And nice building Sixty Fiver - you own that?

My shop, mostly sawdust manufacturing, but some vintage bike & bicycle work done here too:







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Old 11-06-09, 08:51 PM
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Mine's pretty tame compared to the rest, AND it all gets packed up and put away when I'm done

That's how it starts. Then the disease hits:

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Originally Posted by custermustache
Right now it's half full if Lone Star Light and a brisket brining to be smoked on Sat. I find that bicycle repair often requires a can of beer to keep things lubricated.
+1 on beer as required lubricant.
-1 on Lone Star. Tests have shown that Pabsts Blue Ribbon has a much better lube factor.
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Old 11-06-09, 09:37 PM
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I spy,

A Delta Unisaw,

A Camelback drill press,

A Boice Craine or early Walker Turner bandsaw?

A Dewalt Radial Arm saw.

And a 50's Craftsman Scroll saw.

Some nice old iron there.

Originally Posted by HamboneSlim
Wow. I'm envious of some of the level of organization & spare bike parts.

And nice building Sixty Fiver - you own that?

My shop, mostly sawdust manufacturing, but some vintage bike & bicycle work done here too:







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Lone Star Light is waaay better than PBR. Pearl Light is even better than Lone Star.
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Old 11-06-09, 09:40 PM
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I spy a couple of gorgeous dulcimers there!
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
It does not look like much from the outside (yet).





The inside is a little cluttered...





I also have a wall for bike storage (good for about 40 bikes) and several rooms to store parts... I took this shot before we moved in.

Sixty Fiver, your my hero dude. That's an awesome shop! If I were younger and had the guts and money to do it, opening a nice bike shop like yours would be a sorta zen-like "follow your bliss" way to earn a living. Good Job
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Not really a workshop. Just some old bikes, a cool hat stand, and some logs to talk to. When I feel like talking. "Shut up log #1, don't you see me posting over here!"
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Old 11-06-09, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rothenfield1
Not really a workshop. Just some old bikes, a cool hat stand, and some logs to talk to. When I feel like talking. "Shut up log #1, don't you see me posting over here!"
nah. you got artwork. That completes a workshop!
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Old 11-06-09, 11:14 PM
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So that's what those RubberMaid hook things are used for and how they mount. I've been seeing them in local thrift shops.
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Old 11-07-09, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by rothenfield1
Sixty Fiver, your my hero dude. That's an awesome shop! If I were younger and had the guts and money to do it, opening a nice bike shop like yours would be a sorta zen-like "follow your bliss" way to earn a living. Good Job
I wish I was younger too...

We rent the main floor of the building for a song and I share it with my friend who runs a courier company... it's a nice match as messengers need to get their bikes serviced somewhere.

The shop is a part time venture (for now) and a place where I can also work on my own projects in a warm toasty space... the frontage is awesome as we have immense street traffic and it's only a few km away from my home. The work I have been getting has been paying the rent and putting a little extra money into my pocket so that makes me pretty happy.

There is a possibility that we will be moving to an even better space right in the heart of downtown and if that happens I will really be happy as there are a lot of downtown commuters who might like a convenient drop off location.
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Lots of winter projects..........It's gotten to a point where I have been forced to start getting more organized. Slowly but surely getting there.
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Old 11-07-09, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by redneckwes
I spy,
A Delta Unisaw,
A Camelback drill press,
A Boice Craine or early Walker Turner bandsaw?
A Dewalt Radial Arm saw.
And a 50's Craftsman Scroll saw.
Good eye!
BS is a 10" Walker-Turner.
Camelback is a Royersford Excelsior 21" with autofeed.

Also in pics:
8" long bed direct-drive Boice Crane jointer
Yates American J-170 lathe
Craftsman Parks 12" planer
Oliver bench vise
1935 Gorton 3-Z pantograph engraver
...other goodies scatered around....
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Originally Posted by GV27
I spy a couple of gorgeous dulcimers there!
Thanks! One on left is 20+ years old, in for a tuner upgrade.

Curly elm, chestnut, and locust dulcimer on right is a new one for sale, one of 2 left from a batch of 12 I made this summer.
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Many nice workshops here, especially those that see plenty of use, yet remain neat and organized.

When we moved to WA. in '07 we started with a clean slate and were able to set up a bike area with plenty of room, lots of shelving and a solid workbench. (My wife thought I was building a B and B bunkhouse. LOL)
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Ok, so how do you guys have so many components/wheels? years of finding broken bikes on the side of the road?
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Wow, those are some amazing shops, and y'all have accumulated a ton of pieces parts. I'm partial to Hambone Slim's as it looks like my Dad's and Grandfather's shops looked when I was a kid. I've got a Delta 10" contractor's saw, Delta 14" wood/metal bandsaw, Delta 15" drill press, Delta 24" scroll saw, Makita 12" slide/tilt miter saw, RIDGID 13" planer, and cabinets full of old hand tools. Unfortunately, the MG displaced the wood shop, the scooters displaced the MG, and the bikes are starting to displace the scoots. Here are a few of mine. Extra points if you know what the steering wheel is from. (It isn't MG)











The canned beer has been purged, the ones from Maine are long gone as is the Killians, and it is refilled with the good stuff again.
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Originally Posted by HamboneSlim
Good eye!
BS is a 10" Walker-Turner.
Camelback is a Royersford Excelsior 21" with autofeed.

Also in pics:
8" long bed direct-drive Boice Crane jointer
Yates American J-170 lathe
Craftsman Parks 12" planer
Oliver bench vise
1935 Gorton 3-Z pantograph engraver
...other goodies scatered around....
I saw the big jointer, but it threw me, I have never seen an 8" Jointer from the classic period that was direct drive.

How did I miss the Parks?? I have it's near twin, mine is a '70 model, I bought it from it's original owner.
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I figure I needed to represent for all us apartment dwellers. Workspace in the living room and storage space in the stairway of our loft. The hangy thing on the wall was made from an old set of oak desk drawers and a coatrack.



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Not much, but I call it home.

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Originally Posted by uppgrayed
Ok, so how do you guys have so many components/wheels? years of finding broken bikes on the side of the road?
I've become convinced that they interbreed, in the dark, when you aren't looking. Wheels are apparently especially promiscuous.
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