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Posted August 22, 2010 - 07:26 PM

I do want to build a 4' x 8' work bench. It will be located in the middle of the one bay with access to all sides. I like the idea of the 1/8" plate steel with the bent wrap around ends so if I did that the bench would be approx 44" x 92" to accommodate the wrap from a sheet of 4' x 8' flat steel. I am putting the little vise on the bench we have against the wall which is 2' x 6', it is anchored to the wall and has 6" x 6" legs on the front.

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Posted August 23, 2010 - 10:25 PM

The floor is my biggest 'shelf' :bigrofl:

Really... I'd love to keep my shop spotless... but I usually have several projects running together, along with work and household stuff... "6S'ing" (as my employer calls it) just doesn't work. I can always find things, but my work benches are cluttered and I'd guess 'messy' to anyone other than myself. I do slightly envy the guys with finished garages/shops that are spotless, but I don't see that fitting into my life any time soon :smilewink:

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Posted November 07, 2010 - 04:29 PM

Well, finally took some time to clean my shop a bit. It'll never be "clean", but I can walk through it easy now. It's small, so doesn't take much to make things extremely tight. Half of this shop started life as a smokehouse for hams back in the 20's. Dad added onto it, so now it's about 13x22', plus the 8x12' side room, then the 14x22 shed on the side where I park GT's and my street bike.

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Posted November 07, 2010 - 04:35 PM

Nice shop Daniel. You got a lot of stuff in there. :D

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Posted November 07, 2010 - 04:48 PM

Wish I had my other house... with it's new 28' x 28' garage.

What helps a lot, is dollies with swivel wheels, for those tractors
and anything else that's heavy.

I always like a mobile work table as well.

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Posted November 07, 2010 - 04:59 PM

Nice shop Daniel. You got a lot of stuff in there. :D


:ditto:

Very Nice Shop Daniel :thumbs:

What is that nice shiny Red and yellow Tractor I see in one of the pics? :D :D

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Posted November 07, 2010 - 05:35 PM

That's what I call a working shop, a place where stuff gets done.

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Posted November 07, 2010 - 05:54 PM

What is that nice shiny Red and yellow Tractor I see in one of the pics? :D :D


That's a neglected lonely tractor. I'll get back to her once cold/wet weather moves in.

Thanks for the compliments guys. Today I discovered I had a floor. Just had little paths till today. Still tight, as it's a small shop. But I do have most anything I could need in there. Having to run to town every time you need something gets old & expensive fast. Picked up a few piddly things at the fleamarket today.... electrical connectors, a 1 1/8" 1/2" drive 6pt socket, ceramic light sockets, and some water/fuel hose clamps.

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Posted November 07, 2010 - 06:06 PM

Nice shop Daniel. You got a lot of stuff in there. :D


Ditto

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Posted November 07, 2010 - 06:58 PM

Ditto


Dtito';
Dan, you do a lot in he room you have.
I have t get ore tidy around my place.
The Lathe and the Mill make my mouth water.

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Posted November 07, 2010 - 07:29 PM

Looks like a well stocked shop to me Dan. I think I'll come "borrow" that heater... at least for a few months :laughingteeth:

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Posted November 08, 2010 - 11:54 AM

Nice looking shop Dan, the lathe and milling machine would be nice to have, drill press and a 4 inch grinder just don't quite do the same job not
that I haven't tried.......
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Posted November 09, 2010 - 03:15 AM

A lot of good points have been made towared your workbench, and housekeeping. and I will say whatever you deside, you will be much happier using solid boards for the bench top no matter what you cover it with. And even with 5 lb plate as a cover (ie. 1.8" nominal) DO NOT consider it a safe place to do hot work on. A pair of cheap metal fold up horses with a plate or even one of those pads you can get to put under your freestanding woodstove that you can set up at least 10' from anything that would even think about burning will provide you with coveniance and peace of mind to do your hot work. As for housekeeping, we all get messy, and don't take the time to clean up and organize like we should, but every course I've had and every book I've got, house keeping is a big part of the safety chapter.

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Posted November 17, 2010 - 06:18 PM

Very nice well equipped shop Daniel. Like they said you can tell things get done there. Hate to think of needing a heater but it's gonna happen and soon.

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Posted November 19, 2010 - 03:50 PM

What a great looking shop. congrats George. wish I had that much room in mine. Regarding work table, if I might suggest a square table as you suggested, but 4 by 4 and use a peice of three sixteenths or one quarter steel. This can be gussetted on the bottom side to keep rigid and true. You can drill holes where needed for jigs, brackets etc. With a little bit of scrounging at local salvage yards, and without the cost of wood,you might be surprised at how little it would cost. also, would suggest casters to move out of way when not needed, also a lot of times pick these up from salvage yards, flea mkts. A little time spent now on such things will pay off later. I also use small carts for engine work and small projects. easy to moveout of way and don't take up much room. I don't get along well with huge, long work benches, as I don't have the will power to keep them clean and organized. Again, that is a great looking shop!

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