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Old 11-07-09, 01:26 PM
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Heres mine. it's outside. I do most work out here. I do have another shed not shown that I work inside of. here it is in three pics. the big tree works great to stop rain.

As it stands right now.


Middle of summer


A suprise snowfall before last winter.
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Old 11-10-09, 05:59 PM
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Got the new workbench installed today...



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One more from the other side...

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Jebensch, that saddle is freaking huge!
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Bike shop? Pfft.
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Time to give this a bump...

Spent the day renovating the shop which is still a work in progress... still have to move the tool board, set up the welding table, and roll in the new toolbox.

This used to be bike parking... relocated the stand and 23,000 btu space heater.



Bench looks like a small bomb hit it... the overhead incandescent is wonderful on cold winter nights.



Did all this work so that I could add this little piece of kit... hope to be able to fire up the torch and get working on some projects by the weekend.



The other 3/4 of the shop is bike and parts storage, my desk and truing / wheel building area, and the obligatory beer fridge.

Will post more pics as I go along and hope people will update their own shop photos.
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So glad to put the "mini" storage phase of my life behind me. I've emptied about the equivalent of two 18 wheelers into my new home during six of the last eight weeks. Not an easy task, as it seemed like every time I moved one thing, three other things needed to be moved. Most of the bikes are still in an off site garage, NJ and the ADK.

Since it will never look neater than the day it is set up here is the basic workshop, before and after. It occupies about 1/3 of the basement. The Epoxyshield floor paint and T8 fluorescent lights made a huge difference. I won't set up the bike work area until I get relocate some ductwork and galvanized water supply replaced with copper or pex. The bench tools were a bargain, free tablesaw from prior homeowner, $40 Ryobi drill press, and new Dewalt grinder for under $50. I've got two old Kennedy toolboxes I need to put to good use too.

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Old 01-04-13, 02:12 PM
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Updates...

The old bench...



The new bench... it will be getting a 1/4 steel plate added to the top so I don't burn off the paint with the torch.



Tightened up the bike storage a little...



Some work in progress...

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Old 01-04-13, 02:14 PM
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oddjob... you have an enviable amount of space there.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
oddjob... you have an enviable amount of space there.
Thanks Sixty Fiver, 1,000 sf basement is nice! Also, it is only about 2/3 below grade so less stairs! A little more headroom for overhead storage would be great, but I'm not complaining! I've been working to maximize garage usability too.
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"Since it will never look neater than the day it is set up here is the basic workshop, before and after. It occupies about 1/3 of the basement. The Epoxyshield floor paint and T8 fluorescent lights made a huge difference."

So true on both accounts! Also, if you have the time it wouldn't take long to roll out the floor joists and shop side of the flooring; that will give you more reflective surface as well as making the ceiling seem a bit higher.
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Originally Posted by sloar
Damn... I have the mandatory beer fridge and water cooler but now I need a punching bag.
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That's for when things in the shop don't go right.
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Here's my humble workshop--not as nice as some others, but it gets the job done. (I recently sold my punching bag to make room for more bikes.)

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Wow sloar, an english wheel, blast cabinet and a fire hydrant!
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Originally Posted by raverson
Wow sloar, an english wheel, blast cabinet and a fire hydrant!
I too was oohing and aahing the english wheel....so much so, that I completely missed the fire hydrant, damn!


But then, I do have a full size lighted traffic light in mine !!

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Old photo.

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I envy many of you!

In Japan, except for the appallingly rich, this is about as good as it gets ... and only because I prevailed over my wife's strenuous objections. It meant pouring a slab and erecting a pre-fab, enameled, steel "bike garage" [baiku garaji]. If a home-owner has an actual garage, his/her taxes will inflate. And, houses very rarely incorporate internal garages. Carports are usual because your mill rate is unchanged. So, as you can see, I want more SPACE! Most Japanese houses are only crudely heated, so needless to say my detached work space isn't comfy right now.

Years ago in Canada, I rented a three car garage for a decade. My 6 inch bench-vise was mounted on a monster, metal-covered bench I built out of railroad dunnage. Now the same vise just moves around on my floor, as you can see in the pics. WTF am I going to do with it?

Japanese pro-mechanics often work on the floor, so I guess I can.





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I have all my stuff in the living room so I can watch tv and spin or work, don't we all? Close to the kitchen where I can overhaul hubs on top of the sink. The basement is a little cold now, but I have this old water bed frame that was in the house when I moved here 8 years ago, the drawers are the two side of the frame and the top shelves were the head board. That will be my future work shop, I just got started in the business, and got 5 bikes in the last six months. Hey, that's a doctor Scholls foot spa, I bet that will make a good parts washer, I can just put in solvent and plug it in.
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Originally Posted by smorris
.... Extra points if you know what the steering wheel is from. (It isn't MG)
The one on the wall, or the one in the MG-A. I think that the one in the car is a Nardi from what car I dunno.

Twin cam?
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Originally Posted by calstar
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"Since it will never look neater than the day it is set up here is the basic workshop, before and after. It occupies about 1/3 of the basement. The Epoxyshield floor paint and T8 fluorescent lights made a huge difference."

So true on both accounts! Also, if you have the time it wouldn't take long to roll out the floor joists and shop side of the flooring; that will give you more reflective surface as well as making the ceiling seem a bit higher.
I've thought about painting the ceiling, but that would take hours without a spray rig! No thanks.

I wouldn't know what to do with an English wheel.

Obviously, after looking at Sixty Fiver's and Sloars tools, I have wrench envy!
They haven't adopted the "buy the tools you need" philosophy espoused elsewhere in this forum, rather than tool sets.

I have an new unused Viking winechiller I could put in the shop!
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Wow some of you guys have some awesome spaces to tinker!
Still a work in progress, setting up my new garage. A bit more space than my old garage, especially after moving all my bikes into the spare room of the house. Looking forward to getting to work on some long overdue projects. Still a lot left to do but it's getting there...





My bike dresser. Each drawer is organized by bike project
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here is mine. currently in vintage ski mode. for the winter.


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