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Shops and Garages

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crash, Oct 22, 2009.

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  1. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Oooohhhhh....so cool Steve - you lucky ducky you! :bow2::bow2:

    I’d give a lot for a workshop like that - VERY nice and a pretty setting for it too!

    Congrats!

    Pete
     
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  2. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    Very nice. You’d cry if you saw mine. :poke: I’m so ashamed.
     
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  3. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Glad It didn't show up here...
    I'd just fill it with crap.
    Very sharp Steve!
     
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  4. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Took a cue from Downeaster's "Shop lighting tips" on using budget 4' LED lighting.

    http://www.xs650.com/threads/shop-lighting-tip.51485/

    Down here, $22 each, but worth it.
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    Put up 6 of those things, they're about 9' above the floor.
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    Plenty bright for a 16' x 32' building...
     
  5. Jim

    Jim I have a plan. It's something to deviate from. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    The stuff you could do in there. You could...... I don't know...... build a homebuit in there......

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  6. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Haha, you know me too well, Jim.
    Long ago, I wanted to build a Lancair.
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    But, power by 12-cylinder Dyna-Cam...

     
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  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Very nice 2M! I’m looking forward to seeing how this space will be used!
     
  8. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Dang thats a nice space... We have to get by with a 12x12 shed for the bike...not a bad space but crowded because i have a junk packrat brother who cant stop dumpster diving...:rolleyes:
     
  9. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Well, Bob, sorry to disappoint, but the immediate need is for storage.
    Awhile back, I went to check on my long-term storage. Approaching the storage unit, things looked fine.
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    A closer look, something didn't look right.
    Do you see it?
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    Yup, something's wrong here.
    20190915_Lock03.jpg

    According to the amount of rust, looks like the lock was probably snapped a few years ago.
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    So, the urgent need to get that stuff outta there. Mostly household goods, the Dragon's engine and a few parts. Some items and boxes were taken, many boxes opened, some emptied. I'm still inventoring, the Dragon's engine was there, but I can't find its exhaust pipes. A challenging memory exercise, I haven't seen most of this stuff for over 20 years.

    Unloading load #3.
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    Loading load #4.
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    Each of those boxes weighs no less than 35 (*grunt*) pounds.
    95°F, in the shade, if you can find shade.
    I figure at least 2 more loads... (*gasp*)
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Wow, that’s a shame your stuff got rifled through. At least now all your stuff will be within shotgun range! Well that and you have those guard cats on the premises!
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  11. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Hey if it would help I can fill as many trailers as you'd like with my stuff and bring it down. :confused:
    Finding you've been burgled sucks. Chips away at that yeah the worlds crazy but things are OK here way we have of coping.
    It's just stuff but still someones been messing with you. :wtf:
     
  12. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Maybe Fred has a comment on this situation.
    (Canadian Fred Eaglesmith, adopted by Texas, singin' in a Houston bar) :

     
  13. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    That new shop building is looking great Steve - I'd give my eye-teeth for one like that!

    Pete
     
  14. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Reclaimed the floor space in packrat central...this is actually neat compared to what it was...brother has said he will clear it out a some more...He'll be heading to the local flea markets which have been very good to us ...I dont particularly like things high up on the shelves...There is a small workshop area where we basically keep most of the old tools..not organized ofc...Not a man cave by any means but cleaned up it has potential..would love to insulate it and put in a wall AC unit and heater for the winter...then I could keep the bike out there year round..As it is this Winter i plan to park the bike inside my house..keeping it cozy and warm...

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  15. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Finally got all my junk packed in there.
    Maybe 4,000 - 5,000 pounds.
    20190923_WorkshopFilled01.jpg

    Next up: decking, ramp, workbench, more shelving...
     
  16. timbeck

    timbeck XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Hey 2M---Nice work as I would have expected from you, you need to take a rest man....
    tim
     
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  17. willis

    willis XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Getting ready for my prefab shed too. Should be delivered in about a week or so. Here we have the foundation pad prepped. Truck is coming today to drop about 6” of crushed limestone to be compacted and leveled with concrete runner blocks to sit on. We have very hard clay soil here.
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  18. willis

    willis XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    And with 6” of compacted substrate. Looking good. Hopefully next weekend I’ll be filling the new building.
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  19. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Thanx, Tim.
    Yeah, I'll do that, take a rest.
    This project, plus starting on a Keto diet plan, is really kikkin' my a$$.
    We'll just set back and watch Willis' bitch-barn come together... :D
     
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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    You mean “ The all you can eat Texas BBQ diet” ? :laugh2: Is that really a diet ? :cool:
     
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