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new shop (Ed)(26 posts)

new shop (Ed)DougSloan
Sep 7, 2003 6:31 PM
Here is a preview of the new shop. Not done, yet. Still need to add pegboard, like on door for cogs, and around other walls in garage, paint ceiling, adjust cabinets, and then finally coat floor.

http://www.midcalracing.com/shop/shop.htm

Doug
Nice job Doug!!Live Steam
Sep 7, 2003 6:37 PM
I like the "new look" :O)
Very nice. (nm)JL
Sep 7, 2003 6:45 PM
I have the same TV :-)Scot_Gore
Sep 7, 2003 6:46 PM
So, I'm on my way to the same set up, with a mere 6 months worth of wages I'm right there with ya :-)

Very nice Doug.

Scot
I'm jealousSpoiler
Sep 7, 2003 8:07 PM
Here's some advice. Man, if I were you, I'd find space for a nice recliner chair, plasma tv, and fridge. Slap on a pair of adult under garments, and you can stay down there for weeks at a time.
holy #$@% wow, awesome! (nm)The Human G-Nome
Sep 7, 2003 8:17 PM
Why did you move all your tools into the kitchen? nmthe bull
Sep 8, 2003 3:00 AM
(nm) Is that a Bianchi Milano I seeing hanging up there?BNA_roadie
Sep 8, 2003 3:38 AM
yes, one of my favorites nmDougSloan
Sep 8, 2003 6:28 AM
Could I borrow a 5mm allen?Fixie-ated
Sep 8, 2003 4:12 AM
Wow, I was proud of my shop! That inspires me...
I'm just in awe. nmOldEdScott
Sep 8, 2003 4:52 AM
Way too organized man....you'd better go out & ride!!! [nm]bent_spoke
Sep 8, 2003 5:00 AM
Wow. I use one toolbox and a newspaper on the floor. nmSpunout
Sep 8, 2003 5:24 AM
you must keep a very level lawn.Steve_0
Sep 8, 2003 5:33 AM
shop looks good.
Very nice...add some wheels for mobility?Mg1
Sep 8, 2003 5:47 AM
I thought I had a nice shop, but now I know better. I built mine from used office furniture that I have picked up incredibly cheap over the years. Binder bins work great for shelving, very accessible and handy to stack on and hang from as well.

I picked up a pedestal file on wheels, makes a great seat and very handy with a set of common tools in the top drawer. I also have a small (30 x 60) table on wheels that I use with the pedestal. I pull the car out of the garage, roll the table and ped over to my bike stand and get to work.
you keep tools in your law office?!? :-) (nm)ET
Sep 8, 2003 6:24 AM
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thanks, everyoneDougSloan
Sep 8, 2003 6:27 AM
The real motivation was to get tools and stuff away from the 1 year old, both for his safety and my sanity. When/if he starts wanting to use my tools, I'll probably go nuts if he doesn't put them back. He'll have to have his own set, of course. Putting everything up high at least buys me a few years.

Doug
It's not the 1yo that you need to worry about!Andy M-S
Sep 8, 2003 6:44 AM
I have four kids, and it's the 12yo male I worry the most about. He thinks he understands everything...but he's wrong. So my shop has a lock on the door and restricted access!

Mine's in a 8'x9' room, with a 2' bench along one wall. Lots of pegboard and cabinets, 2 120v circuits (one 15A, one 30A), a laundry sink, and an exhaust fan (chemicals and soldering). When we built our house, my spouse and I decided that we each got one room to do with as we needed--the shop was mine.

It's on the small side, but everything fits (bike storage is in the garage) and it's nice to no longer have to root in a toolbox for the right size Phillips, or my VOM.
Doug - CABINETS?Fez
Sep 8, 2003 7:03 AM
Those cabinets are nice.

Did you get them for the garage, or are they the leftovers from a recent kitchen remodel?
cheap utility cabinets from Home Depot nmDougSloan
Sep 8, 2003 7:05 AM
double damn! nmJS Haiku Shop
Sep 8, 2003 7:22 AM
geeze! you could open a machine shop with all those tools! (nm)ColnagoFE
Sep 8, 2003 7:27 AM
BTW, I browsed the rest of your website andOldEdScott
Sep 8, 2003 8:30 AM
Luke's a real cutie (in a couple of years, I'll say handsome, but for now it's OK to say cute). He looks like he'd be a real treat to have around. I even chuckled at a few of the pictures, just because of the look on his face.
he is the best reason not to rideDougSloan
Sep 8, 2003 8:41 AM
He is certainly the joy of my life. He's a real "people person," too. Yesterday, I took him to our firm picnic, and he was working the crowd. I let him just walk around and do what he wanted, just following and making sure he stayed out of the pool. He had to go up to every kid there and touch them, interact a bit, then moved on to the next. Much more outgoing than I ever was.

He makes it hard to ride. Many times I've cleared a 6 hour ride with the boss, only to turn around in a hour to come home and play with Luke. I miss him when I'm on the bike. Sometimes, we take the tandem (he likes the carseat thing better than the trailer, and it's mounted on the tandem -- much more stable, too), just he and I, over to a park a few miles away and feed the geese and ducks at the pond there. He has a blast and at least I get a little riding in.

Thanks.

Doug
A few thoughts.eyebob
Sep 8, 2003 10:51 AM
1) I haven't seen a post lately dripping with more latent narcisim than this one since J's Haiku Shop decided we all needed to see a frame by frame shot of the build up of one of his kids bikes last Winter. That being said, I'm jealous and I admit I was a bit curious about your "work" space. I'll work out my own latent voyeristic tendencies with my therapist at my next sesh.

2) If your work space looks this neat and organized, just for sh1ts and giggles, give us a shot of your closet. I'm betting that it's twice as neat and organized.

BT
we love you too, bob nmJS Haiku Shop
Sep 8, 2003 10:57 AM