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    Re: New "Shop" - Ramblings and Dreams With a Blank Canvas

    You must be almost fully recovered from the Black Plague?
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    Re: New "Shop" - Ramblings and Dreams With a Blank Canvas

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    You must be almost fully recovered from the Black Plague?
    The fatigue and headaches are the only lingering issues - otherwise yes, doing well. Not really a big deal - I'm 56, overweight, and smoke cigars - this was no different than a bad cold.
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    Why I waited until the weather hit the 110F's to get after a much needed spring cleaning I'll never know - but it had to be done. I start a project with the shop "fairly" squared away but halfway through the day the area of the table not covered in tools is regrettably shrinking.

    Anywho, found a roll cart/table thingy for $30, figuring it can hold and organize tools while the bench stays clear.

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    Had to doll it up a bit, right? Sprayed a base coat of silver, laid out some pinstripe masking, shot the whole thing with Snap On red, and clear coated it.

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    Drilled some holes, added a bunch of hooks, new casters, etc. - I think it might just help me with my situation.

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    Also cleaned up the welding cart. Found the leak in the gas line - the flow meter fitting is leaking and it won't budge either way. Ordered up a new one so I don't have to keep turning off the bottle every few minutes between welding/fitting cycles.

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    Swapped around where the forge and anvils live - they're closer to the locked gate but with a garbage bag or two over them they shouldn't draw attention. Just doesn't make sense to keep dragging them out of the way every time I want to work out there.

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    Tomorrow I'm tackling the other bench

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    Re: New "Shop" - Ramblings and Dreams With a Blank Canvas

    Finally got around to routing the power cords up and over, getting them off the ground and out of the way:

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    I used rubber lined clamps and u-brackets as raceways. Still have about 40ft of welder cord so plenty when moving the welder around the area.

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    My OCD is very satisfied now.

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    Re: New "Shop" - Ramblings and Dreams With a Blank Canvas

    'Merica baby!

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    Re: New "Shop" - Ramblings and Dreams With a Blank Canvas

    I still can't believe you get away with storing all that stuff outside in a suburban setting... looking good though...
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    Re: New "Shop" - Ramblings and Dreams With a Blank Canvas

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    I still can't believe you get away with storing all that stuff outside in a suburban setting... looking good though...
    Yup.........I cringe every time I look at the pics.

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    Re: New "Shop" - Ramblings and Dreams With a Blank Canvas

    Possibly wishful/hopeful thinking, but again:

    *Nothing is visible from the street or the driveway
    *Security cameras with signage all over, along with motion lights
    *I sit out front in the evening with my cigar and scotch for all to see, you know, being neighborly (and my neighbors are fantastic)
    *Do everything (yard work, dog walking, etc.) with my sidearm clearly visible (I try to present the image of Eastwood in Gran Torino to strangers driving by...)
    *My pitbull jumps and hangs on that gate anytime someone walks by and gives them the eye (even though she wouldn't hurt a fly and would lick them to death)

    It's proven psychology that the more impediments (real or perceived) presented to a possible threat, the likelier they are to just move along to an easier target. And crooks just HATE having to work around dogs. My LE buddies concur.
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