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Old 01-30-20, 02:32 PM
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Breaking some eggs...




Inaccessible woodworking stuff in the corner moving and a 13í+ bench being created along that wall...lotís of peg board, too!
Tearing into the shop(s) this week!
Ya gotta break some eggs to make an omelette!
Well, we have cracked some shells this week!
Some plans...out the window...if I could get to it!
Other solutions have presented themselves for consideration!
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Old 01-30-20, 05:19 PM
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You can almost hear the eggs sizzling...I picked up some real estate in the middle of the shop! Anxious to get the double stand back in service...transplanting parts easier when both patients are together...still leaves the single stand for everything else!

Still have a lot of organizing to do...’sposed to be a crappy weather Cape Cod weekend so I’ll plod through the mess...

I’m really questioning whether to continue with the peg board or use the new tool box...the original board is at least 3xs bigger than this one...oh well, worse problems to have...
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These pictures are giving me anxiety.
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These pictures are giving me anxiety.
theyíre calming to me cuz now I know Iím not alone
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Breaking Eggs

i thought someone was passing gas in here
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Still a possibility on the gas passin’...
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Similar situation here. I want to put about 10' of awning window (hinged at top and tilts outward) or hopper window (hinged at bottom and tilts in) high and centered in this stretch of wall with workbench beneath running the full length, with toolboard in the space from bench to windows. Affording the windows and other materials is not a big deal. Bracing the floor of the loft above prior to setting up scaffolding outside for exterior access and then cutting out the stud wall and framing for windows, then installing and trimming out and removing the bracing and scaffolding is not a big deal. Then building the bench, installing the plywood wallboard and setting up the tool wall is not a big deal.

Finding space for the bikes that need to be moved is a big deal.

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Old 01-31-20, 08:00 AM
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Outta sight, outta mind...I’ve got about twenty bikes swaddled in a tarp out back waiting for orders...some going upstairs, my winter riders staying in the garage...oh yeah...three project bikes coming down...to fill out two frames in the garage...

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Old 01-31-20, 07:46 PM
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Found these...these might’ve been for my Raleigh Tourists...

Gonna look awesome on the Raleighs...

Right size...
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I had some of that going on in the basement.

Then, I had to pack up the house to move. It was horrifying.
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After 26 years at the old place with an attic and a basement but no garage, accumulating normal household items and plenty of bike crap the whole time, we moved about seven years ago to a place with a garage but no attic or basement. The bike crap has had to compete from day one and can barely hold its own.
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The thought of moving, even to a larger bike specific area would be daunting...would require a bike stuff only truck...
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Old 02-01-20, 06:19 PM
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Some new shelves...used my table saw inside the garage for the first time in years...nice start...
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Much better representitive picture!
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Finally a “shop” in more disarray than mine .

My “garage” is my woodshop and bike storage/trainer space in one and it’s a pain in the buttox to clear/ cover bikes every time I need to fire up the router or any other dust creating activity.
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Every time that I clean out my shop I throw out a dumpster load of spares etc. that I didn't think I could live without, but haven't needed, in the past year.

If you can't find it when you need it, it's the same as not having it.
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Gettin’ there...startin’ to decorate...only bike in the shop at this time...
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I just bought some LED fluorescent replacement fixtures for my basement shop. One CFL curlique bulb in that room was not enough. I bought 2 lamps from Harbor Freight, and 2 from Sam's Club. I have one in my garage from Walmart. All claim 5000 lumens. And all at the $20 price range. The HF lights are on a coupon... And all are plenty bright.

The basement bike shop plan includes, mounting bikes to the wall, a workbench that can double for my firearms maintenance. And some minor electronics dangling and computer stuff (learning Raspberry pi stuff is fun, finding a useful function for them is my quandary.)
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We bought two from Ocean Job Lot, some kind of senior discount day, one was almost free! Should have gone back for more...too many seniors!
The lights are almost too bright...had to reposition them...definitely getting more for all of the work areas!
LEDs rule!
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I’m getting ready to bring the bikes back in and set up the new double stand...I wasn’t sure what I was gonna use for the base...found these two candidates behind the bike shed...candidate #1is a very heavy, thin piece of stainless steel...great choice because it won’t be noticeable under foot...gonna be a dog to drill the four holes needed...
Candidate #2 is some kinda laminate...no where as heavy as #1...37”x37” and if turned diagonally should provide plenty of stable footing...and easy to drill, too...
C#1 prob gonna get the nod...: not a trip hazard and prob more stable with two bikes up...also I can use my rolling seat...
...and we have a winner!
Thanks guys...couldn’t have done it without ya!




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Anybody recognize this material?
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This thread is still passing gas 👍
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Anybody recognize this material?
Looks like phenolic laminate plywood. I'd love to have a piece of this: I want to put me trying stand on something like an 18 x 24" sheet of this, with rubber feet on the bottom.

If you do use the Stainless sheet for a wear-pad under your stand, I'd mount the stand into the concrete unless the stainless is pretty thick (better than 1/8 inch, or about 11 gauge or better). If you mount your stand to the plate, and you want the bolts going up through the bottom using countersunk head bolts, and your metal is that thick, you can countersink it. If you try this with thinner sheet (0.040 or so, or less) then I suggest dimpling your countersinks, not drilling them. If you drill a countersink into thin sheet, you make it even thinner. If you drill your hole undersize initally, and use a dimpling die to bend the countersink into the sheet, you have a stronger bond. The orthodox way to do this is to use dies and a press. I suspect that you could take a piece of pipe and chamfer its id at the end, and pound a high quality steel countersunk bolt through the hole in into the chamferred pipe and you could achieve the same thing. Dies and diagram below.



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Plate is definitely thick enough to countersink the bolts. The plate is actually going to be on an industrial strength rug. May not countersink...work in progress...
Moot point as there eight bikes on top of the plate...I have been home between jobs for the last four days, weather here on Cape Cod has been the usual ...lost 2 1/2 days to 45-50mph+- winds that wreaked havoc with the temporary outside bike storage area...picture lethal 20’ tarp bull whipping at 45+mph!
Supposed to be nice Sunday, day, but, rainy/snowy tonight...threw the hands up in the air and just brought everything in...I got the rest of my life...
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While in my basement today, got a bright idea. Yeah, not the LED overhead lights... I've been contemplating a workbench. I'm currently using an old dresser, and an old kitchen table. I realized I have a good start to a bench already. I have the Captain's Pedestal base for our old waterbed, stacked on the basement. 4 drawers and a cabinet each piece. I just need to make them one piece and add a work top, and peg board backing... I've tried to sell the waterbed for quite some time, might as well put it to use.
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I'm not alone, haha, similar
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