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    Shop upgrade

    Having worked myself out of a job in late February I now have time to re-organize my home shop. Will post some pictures as I work to find storage for all the tools and clear off some of the horizontal storage shelves meant to be workbenches.
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    Re: Shop upgrade

    Not quite ready for pix
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    Buried underneath all that I have some nice workbenches. Really gotta force myself to get rid of some treasure or I will never get anything done.
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    Thanks for posting the pic, it makes me feel better about my shop which I am trying to organize as well! At least I am doing a fair job of keeping the work surfaces clear which is my huge pet peeve. I don't know how high your ceilings are but going up is always an option, high shelving and ceiling racks that fit where the overhead doors retract. As I begin my re-organization I have a feeling there will be some giving away and throwing away of some stuff to free up space.
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    Re: Shop upgrade

    Outdoor lockers can help too with storage. Unlike a shed that takes up a lot of space and stuff tends to get buried, lockers take little space and when you open the doors it's all right in front of you, no unloading half of the shed to get to the power washer.
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    Re: Shop upgrade

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Size:  162.5 KBGood advice, keep it coming. Actually have two Knack boxes in there that could be moved outside. Quick coat of paint and should be good to go. Will try to keep the yard clutter free so giving stuff away is going to be my plan. Hard to do but essential, was going to make run to Habitat Restore but guessing they are shutdown these days.
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    May look for a locker to use for flammable. If I can make space in my shed for the bicycles it will help.
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    Re: Shop upgrade

    not that it matters one bit but,the pink bike is yours right?

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    No, this is my bikeName:  378FD439-D943-4CC1-B65A-B6E8CAB4DB32.jpg
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    Just kidding my bike is right here. I rode my wife’s bike today, not the pink beach cruiser, another Trek. The crossroads is kinda cross between Mt bike and road bike, she likes the cruiser better.
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    My granddaughter actually prefers her scooter but I hold out hope.

    Drad ratted picture posted sideways, clutter is all mine.
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    Built this lightweight table long ago, thinking I have a few more projects for it. Might rework the legs, originally thought it handy to be able to pop the top off but I am not convinced I need that feature. Hung the grinders on the top rail, going to try flat bar a little higher, they are in the way when sitting down with the TIG pedal. Also might add height adjustment in the legs to set it level.
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    Building a stainless sink for the deck, it will live outside, between the garage door and the sliding glass door into kitchen/dining room.
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    Used 5/8” bolts for leveling feet and finished up the grinder rack. This table is pretty lightweight but I will keep using it for awhile ‘warps n all’.
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    Cleaned up the second jobox, painted it and moved it outside. Freeing up shop space and easier to access without all that junque sitting on it.
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    Test fit for the outdoor kitchen sink. Positioned between garage door and sliding glass door so I can wash hands conveniently. Name:  IMG_20200503_144037.jpg
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    Not sure what to use for siding, so far it is all built from excess material in the pile. Maybe some shiplap cedar, thinking stone will just be too heavy.
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    Re: Shop upgrade

    A big part of this is moving tools and equipment out of the garage as shown above. I also plan keeping stuff in a ten foot container, currently located on a jobsite an hour away. Before i do that I need to patch a few holes in the roof.
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    Looking to reinforce the "rafters" and add a bit of pitch (1/2" in 12") to provide drainage. The existing roof was flat sheet metal over rectangular tubing and suffered from rust in the joints. Thinking OSPHO and priming everything before painting. The spaces between might get a shot of primer injected as best I can after welding it all up.
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    Re: Shop upgrade

    It is summer that AC
    You may think some way close the vent be for next rain.

    I do most of my welding out side.
    Only the machine tools get roof.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by _Dom View Post
    A big part of this is moving tools and equipment out of the garage as shown above. I also plan keeping stuff in a ten foot container, currently located on a jobsite an hour away. Before i do that I need to patch a few holes in the roof.
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    Looking to reinforce the "rafters" and add a bit of pitch (1/2" in 12") to provide drainage. The existing roof was flat sheet metal over rectangular tubing and suffered from rust in the joints. Thinking OSPHO and priming everything before painting. The spaces between might get a shot of primer injected as best I can after welding it all up.

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    Yeah, it has been that way for a few years now. I had the convertible roof option (tarp & plywood held down with ropes) This is headed up into the hills, snow load will be an issue. Not really big enough for machine tools, its primary purpose will be secure storage.
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