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#496 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 02:48 PM

Looks nice. We have had some record lows the past week or so...I like it. The bench you use for the messy stuff temporarily screw down a piece of tempered masonite. This is cheap & when it gets too dirty to clean replace it.

Thanks for the idea! I had some 11/32 pine panels left over, so I covered the tops, and trimmed the front out. Looks WAY better, and I can remove the top and replace it if / when needed. 

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 03:57 PM

Looks good. I want a couple benches built in my attached garage. I got rid of a bunch of junk last weekend. Upright freezer(donated to charity) 2 junk tractors shells to the scrap yard(mtd garbage) and scrap wood left over from remodeling projects.
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Posted August 03, 2014 - 05:49 PM

Nice benches. I one built a bench with the top made out of 2x6s. The top was 4x8 and 6 inches thick (I tore a building down and harvested the lumber) the thing weighed over 200 pounds. I could drop anything I wanted to on top of it and it wouldn't give one bit. When we moved out of that house I had to leave it in the basement because it would not fit through the door.


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 07:45 PM

Thanks, for two 8' benches it ran me around $250, after the Military discount.

(10) 2X6X92 

(20) 2X4X96 (six are left over, I thought I might need to make two 4' units out of one 8'er)

(4) 11/32 Sanded pine panels (One was used to cover a four shelf unit). 

(1) bx 1-5/8" deck screws

(1) bx 3" deck screws

 

Sorry, the plans are stuck in my head.


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 08:41 PM

 I was in Chicago last week and didn't get a lot done last weekend. I was able to move Hulk's deck and store it under one of the benches, and found that I could leave the 48" blade attached to Hulks sleeve hitch and back it under the other side of the bench. (win-win) as it is stored, and I don't have to detach it every time). I built another shelf to get rid of the Wal-Mart shelf and free up more peg board. Still need to build a couple more benches and shelves for the last wall. Custom for the A/C and under shelf storage.
The A/C has been keeping the shop comfortable (not cool) but way better than the un-insulated shed). Now that the snow blower discussions have started I am interested as to how well the Heat function will work. I still have the propane heater, and the A/C has a 1200btu heat function. I should be quire toasty this winter. I do plan on upgrading / augmenting the A/C before next summer.

The current project is building a 14' X 14' Patio and Pergola for the Wife. I think I'll hire a contractor for this if the price-is-right.  

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Posted September 02, 2014 - 08:59 PM

Things are looking good in there, Larry. 


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 11:30 PM

You mean your not going to pour your pad...just kidding. Glad to see things are going well for you, looks real good.
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Posted September 03, 2014 - 05:17 AM

The shop is looking real good, Larry! Makes me realize how bad my needs cleaned/sorted!


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 09:24 PM

Contractor came by today, He will give us a quote in a couple days. Overall I have a good feeling about this for a couple reasons.

1. Very little labor on my part.

2. It is the Wife's project so see #1 above (Less I am involved, more she can claim it)

3. She can't blame any mistakes (ahhem concrete) on me.


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 09:41 PM

Just a summer observation as compared to the old shop that I spent over six years in. Now that we are moving into fall.
1. No bugs flying around the shop lamps.
2. No bugs crawling down my back
3. No sweat rolling down my back.
4. more space (somewhat)
5 Better Audio / Video.
6. Better power
7. Need better furniture.

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:30 PM

So, in spite of everything, you'd do it all again? :D

Glad you're enjoying it Larry.
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Posted September 09, 2014 - 05:24 AM

Now you can add on to the back next year!


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 07:10 AM

Was your old building a shop or an Oven?  That sucker had to of been hot.


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Was your old building a shop or an Oven?  That sucker had to of been hot.

Oven would be a good guess. Here are some shots at 9:00am and 4-5:00pm This was while restoreing the 'Blue Money Pit"

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 06:45 PM

So, in spite of everything, you'd do it all again? :D

Glad you're enjoying it Larry.

Yes, only BIGGER, and have someone else build it!


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