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Posted June 16, 2015 - 02:43 PM

Thought I would give you all a glimpse of what I walk into each morning. This is where I do all fabrication and repairs to the tractors. It's quite a mess, but it's a work-in-progress situation. Since I got the 'new-to-me' band saw I needed space for it. That's when the fun began. I have been here 2 years now and it was time to 'organize' some things. I had a good start putting up the cabinets but got overwhelmed with a lot of other things I packed in there. I am now going through and finding homes for some things that get used often instead of sitting around taking up floor space. Can be a trip hazard! Here's a shot from the tractor port door into the garage behind it.

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Yes, it's cluttered! I have not found the method to my madness as yet! But I have been finding wall space that I can get some things organized into. First up was moving 4 cabinets into a better location. These house my collection of spray paint, lacquer thinner, paint thinner, ETC. and various other goodies too numerous to mention.

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Then came finding a home for the weedeaters! Also turned into a spot for the chain saw and all the trimmer line, gas mix & etc. to go with that.

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Then I needed a place for my skill saw, sawzall, jig saw and such. Made this shelf for those items.

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Then the shop vac, pancake compressor and battery drills need a spot.

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I will continue to sort and move things around. I have lots of things from our remodel ventures that will go bye-bye and that will create more space. I may even be able to get a tractor in there before long!


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 02:55 PM

Yikes! you are off to a good start....keep us posted,,you may need professional help...


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 03:02 PM

You can help me when you are all done.

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Posted June 16, 2015 - 03:13 PM

Yikes! you are off to a good start....keep us posted,,you may need professional help...

I think I'm beyond that! They'd just say trash it all and start over!


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 03:14 PM

You can help me when you are all done.

Give me a week!


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 03:26 PM

You are way ahead of me. My entire basement is so full that there are just little trails through it. I am working on it and hope to have a good sized piece of floor exposed before winter. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 03:50 PM

I would say mine looks no better. I haven't seen the bench top in years . At least you don't have to make space in the winter. You can probably get by out in the overhang with some plastic to break the chill? 


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 04:03 PM

I would say mine looks no better. I haven't seen the bench top in years . At least you don't have to make space in the winter. You can probably get by out in the overhang with some plastic to break the chill? 

Turkey fryer burner does decent! I stack lots of 'heavy' iron on top and heat that up. Kill the burner and got heat for another hour. I would close it in, but would be unbearable in 100° heat! This way I have  a decent breeze through in the summer.


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 04:21 PM

"Beware of attack turtle"? There's got to be a story there!
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Posted June 16, 2015 - 04:22 PM

Kenny, your shop looks larger than I expected, but then you did do an extension a while back.  Hard to believe you've already been there 2 years! 


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 04:38 PM

Give me a week!

Are you saying you can straighten out my shop in a week?


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 04:41 PM

"Beware of attack turtle"? There's got to be a story there!

I found that sign and thought it appropriate for the shop.

 

Kenny, your shop looks larger than I expected, but then you did do an extension a while back.  Hard to believe you've already been there 2 years! 

 The garage is 20' X20' inside. Added the 12' X 20' 'tractor port on the front. So about a 32' deep X 20' wide work area under roof.


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 04:43 PM

Are you saying you can straighten out my shop in a week?

NO! It'll take that long before I can see heading your way to mess your's up worse!


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 06:10 PM

You've seen pix of mine!  I had 4 BIG MM's in there most times and now all the MM's are gone and STILL can't get in there. I DO have a few bigger and wider paths now, hee!  I don't see much hanging areas above with the structure there, that might work for items not used much. I bought some of those upside down T-shaped looking hangers that mount off a rafter or such at Ace hardward and I have used that in house garage for all the tubes of my awnings when down. You can adjust them up/down and such easily and they old long things. Easy to get stuff off too.  Look at the lumberyards for the diff hangers and shelves you cab get for those tricky storage problems. I also have attic in my big shop, but PIA to get ladder down then with no room to swing it down so not much up there. I HAVE had 2 whole tractors apart up there at a time. Engines and rears stay down, too heavy.


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 06:17 PM

You've seen pix of mine!  I had 4 BIG MM's in there most times and now all the MM's are gone and STILL can't get in there. I DO have a few bigger and wider paths now, hee!  I don't see much hanging areas above with the structure there, that might work for items not used much. I bought some of those upside down T-shaped looking hangers that mount off a rafter or such at Ace hardward and I have used that in house garage for all the tubes of my awnings when down. You can adjust them up/down and such easily and they old long things. Easy to get stuff off too.  Look at the lumberyards for the diff hangers and shelves you cab get for those tricky storage problems. I also have attic in my big shop, but PIA to get ladder down then with no room to swing it down so not much up there. I HAVE had 2 whole tractors apart up there at a time. Engines and rears stay down, too heavy.

This is a cinder block wall garage, so have a challenge attaching things there. Lots of little blue screws! Afraid to hang anything off ceiling joists!


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