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Title: Workshops & garages
Post by: nobleswood on January 12, 2019, 11:29:52 AM
It's cold & snowing here in Ohio. Sitting here warm by the fire I'm debating wether I'm going to suit up & go out to the Bike shed, not even a garage.

So my daydreaming turns to heated garages & workshops.

Anyone care to post pictures of theirs ? Images of cool shops. Daydreams of what goes into a great shop. For me there would have to be an abilty to 'stuff'.

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: kballowe on January 12, 2019, 11:44:47 AM
Here they are - all tucked in - nice and warm in a walk-out basement.
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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: gearman on January 12, 2019, 05:17:44 PM
I shure hope you have a walk out basement. We don't even have basements here. In New Orleans
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Roebling3 on January 12, 2019, 08:37:06 PM
You have potential for a floating shop in NOLA.
Mine is a ride in basement, too. Except in mud season it would ruin the lawn. Dry. Warm in winter, cool in summer. I've had a few big bikes. None of them touring types. Those things seem too much alike. Mostly it's the weight and bulk that push me away. 10' ceiling. 240V. Serious compressor, lift, lighting and that huge, old MG dealer sign. R3~
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: redhawk47 on January 12, 2019, 11:03:51 PM
https://www.amazon.com/How-Set-Your-Motorcycle-Workshop/dp/1884313817
Lots of ideas.

I'll try to take some photos of my shop soon.

Dan
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: earemike on January 12, 2019, 11:19:17 PM
18x36 foot shed does the job for me - look forward to seeing the pictures
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: pehayes on January 12, 2019, 11:48:26 PM
Fine moto shop here:

http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_anders_bike_shop.html (http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_anders_bike_shop.html)

Patrick Hayes
Fremont CA
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: grebmrof on January 13, 2019, 05:08:50 AM
Fine moto shop here:
http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_anders_bike_shop.html (http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_anders_bike_shop.html)
Patrick Hayes
Fremont CA

WOW!  Modelers supreme, amazing...see what could be done if one didn't spend so much time riding and tinkering (and dreaming) with motorbikes!  Thanks for the link!
Tom
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Perazzimx14 on January 13, 2019, 06:21:27 AM
A simple kerosene heater turns my unheated garage into a heated garage. I just lighted the heater and in about a 1/2 hour it'll be sweatshirt temperature in an a hour or so t-shirt temperature.


Craigslist + $50 = heated work space
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Ringosdad on January 13, 2019, 07:13:28 AM

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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Ncdan on January 13, 2019, 07:16:02 AM
I have a 1300 square foot climate controlled basement however it's quite crowded with my dodge pickup, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, bicycles, 5 workout mechines,  sauna, tool bench and assorted tools, which I have limited capabilities of using.
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: lucian on January 13, 2019, 09:08:57 AM
My hideout. It's small and crowded but easy to heat and I don't have to  move much to get what I need.   


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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: sign216 on January 13, 2019, 09:10:10 AM
A simple kerosene heater turns my unheated garage into a heated garage. I just lighted the heater and in about a 1/2 hour it'll be sweatshirt temperature in an a hour or so t-shirt temperature.


Craigslist + $50 = heated work space

I've got a 14x20' shop, but am worried about the kerosene/diesel heaters.  Some of my bikes have fuel in the tank, and there's solvent and other chemicals around. 

Is the ignition hazard real, or just my "heated" imagination?
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: zebraranger on January 13, 2019, 09:36:04 AM
Its not much of a workshop, its more for bike storage. I built this 12x10 shed in the back yard last year because my two car garage is used as my workshop filled with large woodworking type stationary tools that I use for my business, I just ran out of room. The shed will hold three bikes and has a 4' wide door with a ramp, power, AC, a workbench and a small compressor. Its tight to work in, but its all the space I had available in the back yard. To work on a bike, I have to take the other two out of the shed.
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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Perazzimx14 on January 13, 2019, 10:30:45 AM
I've got a 14x20' shop, but am worried about the kerosene/diesel heaters.  Some of my bikes have fuel in the tank, and there's solvent and other chemicals around. 

Is the ignition hazard real, or just my "heated" imagination?

All of my bikes have fuel in the,m and are parked in the garage. Unless they are perfusly leaking fuel on the concrete and you are tap dancing with flint soled shoes you'll be fine


I had up to 8 motorcycles, snow blower 5 gallon gasoline and kerosene cans all full along with various solvents and oil in the garage while the kerosene heater was burning away. I keep flamables at least 3 feet away from the heaters and have never had an issue.




Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: sign216 on January 13, 2019, 10:54:03 AM
All of my bikes have fuel in the,m and are parked in the garage. Unless they are perfusly leaking fuel on the concrete and you are tap dancing with flint soled shoes you'll be fine


I had up to 8 motorcycles, snow blower 5 gallon gasoline and kerosene cans all full along with various solvents and oil in the garage while the kerosene heater was burning away. I keep flamables at least 3 feet away from the heaters and have never had an issue.

Okay.  At my work the insurance agent made the shop guys buy a flammables safety cabinet to store solvent, fuel, etc.  And that's with a hot air heating system that doesn't present an ignition hazard. 

The safety lockers are pricey ($700) but I could wait for a used one to show up. 


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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: bodine99 on January 13, 2019, 11:17:49 AM

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76 and sunny sorry!!!
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Perazzimx14 on January 13, 2019, 11:31:28 AM
Okay.  At my work the insurance agent made the shop guys buy a flammables safety cabinet to store solvent, fuel, etc.  And that's with a hot air heating system that doesn't present an ignition hazard. 

The safety lockers are pricey ($700) but I could wait for a used one to show up. 


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Unless you have all NEMA 4 explosion proof electrical system there is always an ignition source. Safety is a great thing and safety process should be followed. But work and home are 2 different animals. Where I work we are 100% PPE anytime you walk into any of our shops or jobsites. I''ve never put on a hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety to shoes or a Hi-Vis vest to walk into my garage.
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: nobleswood on January 13, 2019, 11:38:22 AM
Here's some images of a cool shop.


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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: sign216 on January 13, 2019, 11:44:02 AM

Unless you have all NEMA 4 explosion proof electrical system there is always an ignition source. Safety is a great thing and safety process should be followed. But work and home are 2 different animals. Where I work we are 100% PPE anytime you walk into any of our shops or jobsites. I''ve never put on a hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety to shoes or a Hi-Vis vest to walk into my garage.

Not complete PPE, but I'm sure you (and I) even at home put on safety glasses, hearing protection, boots, when needed. 

Part of my concern is that my shop is attached to my house.  A fire could take everything.

Re this issue, I've got a relative who is a Lt at fire dept.  I'll ask him. 
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Luap McKeever on January 13, 2019, 11:51:17 AM
My 32x32 sanctuary. Wood heat, tv to listen to while I work on my projects. Currently restoring my childhood vehicle, 1950 F1. I love my shop, especially during the winter. Itís 29 outside right now, but 72 inside this disaster area. Cleaning is for springtime.


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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: twowings on January 13, 2019, 12:59:47 PM
It ain't much, but it's warm and dry....

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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: rdbandkab on January 13, 2019, 01:16:52 PM
I have to move the car out of the garage to work on the bikes.  Our house was born in the 60's...when families apparently had one Fiat 500 or VW Bug.
We have a mid-sized car that "just" fits in before running over 2 aprilias and 1 Moto Guzzi.

I'm toying with the idea of adding 15-20 feet to the back of the garage.  THis would make the house sort of an "L" shape.   The foot of the "L" would be two stories.  The bottom for the wife's stuff and mowers and the top would give me more room to work on bikes...or actually park my car indoors.  My last car never saw the inside of the house. :gotpics:


richy
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Kev m on January 13, 2019, 02:11:32 PM
Anyone remember a thread here some years back about the guy who burned his house, garage, cars, and Guzzi due to gasoline vapor pooling low in the garage and then flashing over from I believe it was a gas heater?!?
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: kballowe on January 13, 2019, 02:49:56 PM
It ain't much, but it's warm and dry....


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...and the ceiling fan is a nice touch
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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Petrus Rocks on January 13, 2019, 02:58:40 PM

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My two car garage taken over by bikes.  Just installed  the gas heater- Thank God!  The space heaters produced fumes and the house smelled.  Currently seven in the side with two on the workstands.  I've been fortunate my wife doesn't want to park inside  :thumb: (https://ibb.co/jLsh4tf)
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: twowheeladdict on January 13, 2019, 03:18:33 PM
Mine has evolved over the years.  I would like to insulate it to control the humidity better.


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It is 25 x 30 with 8' overhead door and a couple windows.  It is half of a 30 x 50 barn that I share with my wife and her horse hobby. 
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Perazzimx14 on January 13, 2019, 03:30:50 PM
Not complete PPE, but I'm sure you (and I) even at home put on safety glasses, hearing protection, boots, when needed. 

Part of my concern is that my shop is attached to my house.  A fire could take everything.

Re this issue, I've got a relative who is a Lt at fire dept.  I'll ask him.

My garage is attached as well and the basment steps are in the garage. So if fumes are going to accumilate they'll flow to the basement and pool there until the boiler lights and then the big boom.









Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: sign216 on January 13, 2019, 04:44:56 PM
My garage is attached as well and the basment steps are in the garage. So if fumes are going to accumilate they'll flow to the basement and pool there until the boiler lights and then the big boom.

I talked to the fireman.  He advised that I shouldn't be worried that the diesel/kerosene heaters are an ignition source, even with the shop's containers of fuel and solvent.  I should be worried that they are carbon monoxide generators.  He recommended using heaters w exhaust venting to the outside. 
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Perazzimx14 on January 13, 2019, 05:21:44 PM
I talked to the fireman.  He advised that I shouldn't be worried that the diesel/kerosene heaters are an ignition source, even with the shop's containers of fuel and solvent.  I should be worried that they are carbon monoxide generators.  He recommended using heaters w exhaust venting to the outside.

I can agree with them being CO generators but my garage door doesn't seal 100% so there is fresh air leakage. A CO detector isn't a bad idea though.
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: MedicAndy on January 13, 2019, 08:45:46 PM
It's also a Kerosine heater to keep me warm in the winter, and a window fan during the summer within my 11'x24' & 12'x16' sheds. I am planning on insulating and adding sheetrock to my 11'x24' bike shed and then install a wall heating and cooling unit. The summers around here are to hot and humid, and the winters are just cool enough that I would rather have a electric HVAC unit and not needing to depend on only a fan in the summer or on Kerosine heat during the winter. I also need to seal off the outside environment from my bike shed, since the mosquitos and horse flies are getting the best of me between March and November!


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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: twowings on January 13, 2019, 09:04:39 PM
No fair, Andy...you play in a whole 'nother league!   :bow: :grin:
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Shorty on January 13, 2019, 09:22:55 PM
My half of a 2 car garage. I gotta go outside to turn around.





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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Brand X on January 13, 2019, 10:14:31 PM
Spent all day in mine, just to gain about 10 sq ft.. I did have my pellet stove running, and Music on You tube. Old XP Netbook works perfect with Ad blocker..

Anyway took pics of my progress. Reason is, I needed to find space for a Milling machine I traded for.. I will never find space for my 5-ft slip roll, and large Blast cabinet..  Thinking of using half my 20X 20 garage ,and freeing them up out of my shipping container..I have a 5X10 plasma cutter, and it sucks up all sorts of space in 26X 32 shop.(inside a bit smaller)Might cut it in half, since it can be put back to full length if I really needed it that big.. Been a while since I have even had a sheet that big on it..

My bike is stored in the garage, but going down to the shop soon for a look over.. I now have my gantry up, and I am going to leave it up..Real handy for lifting things on the lift I am posting all the ones I shot tonight. Pic heavy for sure but show it takes some thought to stuff 10 pounds of S**T into a 5 pound bag.. I can still get a full size truck into the shop, and have room to work on it...


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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Brand X on January 13, 2019, 10:42:57 PM
Anyone remember a thread here some years back about the guy who burned his house, garage, cars, and Guzzi due to gasoline vapor pooling low in the garage and then flashing over from I believe it was a gas heater?!?

No,
 but did it to my moms house in 1973.  Half burned down. The CB-350 tank crossover tube, and gas water heater on the floor.. No real codes for having it lifted up in the air.. I watched the fumes catch fire, and engulf me, and my brothers Honda If you look at my shop post, there is not one rag laying around, and there is a reason for my madness.. :evil:

PS-all rags/flammable papers/etc. end up in my Burn barrel before I shut things down ..Metal garbage can with a lid in the mean time..
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: oldbike54 on January 13, 2019, 11:20:43 PM
Anyone remember a thread here some years back about the guy who burned his house, garage, cars, and Guzzi due to gasoline vapor pooling low in the garage and then flashing over from I believe it was a gas heater?!?

 Yeah , not sure the damage was quite that dramatic , but do remember the thread . Gonna say late 2012 early 2013 .

 Dusty
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Acme Monza on January 14, 2019, 01:23:05 AM
Heidi and Gina.

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Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: sign216 on January 14, 2019, 05:41:13 AM
No,
 but did it to my moms house in 1973.  Half burned down. The CB-350 tank crossover tube, and gas water heater on the floor.. No real codes for having it lifted up in the air.. I watched the fumes catch fire, and engulf me, and my brothers Honda If you look at my shop post, there is not one rag laying around, and there is a reason for my madness.. :evil:

PS-all rags/flammable papers/etc. end up in my Burn barrel before I shut things down ..Metal garbage can with a lid in the mean time..

BrandX,

Was the cause/mechanism for your fire ever determined? 

Joe
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: tris on January 14, 2019, 06:36:19 AM
Well this is an inspiring thread

I have just sold the electric concrete mixer that lived in my garage for 10 years getting used about once every other year so now have a bunch of space liberated!

In addition to the Easy Rizer lift I have I've been toying with building a lazy susan turntable as the 23 point turn on the gravel drive every time pretty much does for me!

Anyone built a lazy susan turntable?



Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: twowheeladdict on January 14, 2019, 06:47:28 AM
Well this is an inspiring thread

I have just sold the electric concrete mixer that lived in my garage for 10 years getting used about once every other year so now have a bunch of space liberated!

In addition to the Easy Rizer lift I have I've been toying with building a lazy susan turntable as the 23 point turn on the gravel drive every time pretty much does for me!

Anyone built a lazy susan turntable?

Harbor Freight sells these to park bikes on.

https://www.harborfreight.com/low-profile-motorcycle-dolly-95896.html

Lets you move them around in the garage easier, but for me not practical unless you have bikes you don't really ride much.
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: s1120 on January 14, 2019, 06:59:53 AM
Well my 24x24 attached garage is full!!  I barly snuck the Cali in there with a 70 Mustang, and 72 LTD convertible, and tools, benches, kid toys etc......  I can still get to the bike, and do some work on it... and I can get to the door so win win..
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Toecutter on January 14, 2019, 09:34:00 AM
A simple kerosene heater turns my unheated garage into a heated garage. I just lighted the heater and in about a 1/2 hour it'll be sweatshirt temperature in an a hour or so t-shirt temperature.


Craigslist + $50 = heated work space

Doesn't that create moisture issues? Varying temps, I mean.
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Brand X on January 14, 2019, 09:40:00 AM
BrandX,

Was the cause/mechanism for your fire ever determined? 

Joe

It was me.... The Honda's had a gas line from one side of the tank to the other that looped inside the frame.. Putting it on with gas in the tank will let it leak some gas.. If you don't get the line on fast enough it will drip gas on the floor.bike.. Having the pilot light on the water heater low to the ground allowed the fumes catch fire.   The water heater was pretty new, and we just had gas ran to the house, a year or two earlier. Three things came together, and ended with quite a fire..One of Life's lessons that stuck with me too this day..
 
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Perazzimx14 on January 14, 2019, 09:50:02 AM
Doesn't that create moisture issues? Varying temps, I mean.

No issue. I do run a box fan pointed at the ceiling to help get the hot air from the ceiling mixing with the cooler air at ground level. This isn't becasue of moisture but rather keeping the air temp the same throughout the space. Just like runnign a ceiling fan in the main house to keep the air from stratfying.
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: tris on January 14, 2019, 09:57:01 AM
Harbor Freight sells these to park bikes on.

https://www.harborfreight.com/low-profile-motorcycle-dolly-95896.html

Lets you move them around in the garage easier, but for me not practical unless you have bikes you don't really ride much.

I live in the UK so dont have access to Harbour Freight unfortunately


However, I found this after posting which might be worth a good look at


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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Centre-Stand-Turntable-40cm-16inch-Bike-Motorbike-Motorcycle-by-EasyTurn/292430438088?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180409081753%26meid%3D50da272863be4ea389a8ecb244b5acf0%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D202486473646%26itm%3D292430438088&_trksid=p2047675.c100008.m2219


Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: gliderjohn on January 14, 2019, 09:59:03 AM
My shop is 14 by 30 and insulated. A few years back I had a wall mounted ac/heat unit like you see in many motels. It also has a "freeze guard" which keeps the temp just a bit above freezing. Had no regrets.
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: RinkRat II on January 14, 2019, 10:51:49 AM

        Hey tris,
       Spotted this on youtube a while back and seems pretty easy to build, the key is the lazy susan weight rating.
                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVn1qmzwluE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVn1qmzwluE)

         Paul B :boozing:
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Rod on January 14, 2019, 10:54:13 AM
I got kicked out of the garage after acquiring my second loop project. So I converted what used to be a boat port into my shop.
My particular invention is a bike ramp that converts to a deck so I can work "en plein air".
I made an animated GIF of the build, which features my builder buddy and also the concealing fence and cactus garden, which was another requirement.
(Click on the image and then you have to click "Load Full Resolution" to see the animation).
Also visible is the $100 240v space heater I rigged up, which heats up the space in about 15 minutes.



(https://i.ibb.co/D16Bj1b/Current-Garage0119a.jpg) (https://ibb.co/D16Bj1b)


(https://i.ibb.co/C6LxJmS/Current-Garage0119b.jpg) (https://ibb.co/C6LxJmS)


(https://i.ibb.co/KDT90gV/Barn-Build.gif) (https://ibb.co/KDT90gV)
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: tcunnien on January 14, 2019, 01:15:28 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/7Yzxr8W/Garage-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7Yzxr8W)

(https://i.ibb.co/JmdWFBC/Garage-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/JmdWFBC)

(https://i.ibb.co/3m9cspk/Garage3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3m9cspk)

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Very lucky to have my current setup. 30' wide 28' deep. Another 20' wide bay in the process of being added which is why everything is bunched together at the moment. There is a attached two car garage on the house which actually gives us more sq footage in garage space than the house. As I said I am very lucky.
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: sign216 on January 14, 2019, 03:25:08 PM
It was me.... The Honda's had a gas line from one side of the tank to the other that looped inside the frame.. Putting it on with gas in the tank will let it leak some gas.. If you don't get the line on fast enough it will drip gas on the floor.bike.. Having the pilot light on the water heater low to the ground allowed the fumes catch fire.   The water heater was pretty new, and we just had gas ran to the house, a year or two earlier. Three things came together, and ended with quite a fire..One of Life's lessons that stuck with me too this day..

Brand X,
How much gasoline was spilled?  And how long was it sitting there?  Just trying to get a handle on the risk.

And... let me relate an almost identical situation that nearly killed me.
My first bike was a project Honda 175 that I got in college.  My fraternity brothers and I muscled it's barely rolling chassis up to my 2nd floor apt room.  The bike still had fuel, and one night the plastic cross-over pipe between the two tank halves, broke, spilling gasoline over the carpet.  I was asleep, and woke in the morning to the powerful fumes.  Thank G-d it never ignited, and that I wasn't smothered by the fumes.  I eventually got the bike running, and for one glorious summer it was my only transportation. 

Ah, the follies of youth.
Joe
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: Brand X on January 14, 2019, 05:05:50 PM
Been a while, but maybe a pint on the floor.. Does not take much.I was about 10-12 feet away from the pilot light. The flame moved faster then I could.. Had a split second to decide if I wanted to drag the bike outside.. Hands caught on fire a bit, and that killed that idea.
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: twowheeladdict on January 14, 2019, 07:06:49 PM
My wife wanted her car in the garage so that killed any idea of parking bikes in there although I put them in their will modifying my shop.


(https://i.ibb.co/5KRCNWK/IMG-20140906-123309-224.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5KRCNWK)
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: LeRoy on January 14, 2019, 07:52:23 PM
My garage/workshop is seasonally available. It's a large-ish 2 1/2 car garage and provides pretty good workshop accommodation in the non-winter months. However, I've grown sufficiently soft in my advanced years that I'm no longer a fan of wintry workshops and ice-cold tools. I've also come to appreciate the benefits of parking the cars indoors. As a result, what you see here is the winter prep garage situation. Everything on two wheels is either hanging from the walls or tucked in at the deep end. With two cars added to the mix, I have just enough space to get to the tools and access the snowblower. Any bike-related work has to be small enough to take down into the basement.


(https://i.ibb.co/wh7TxDb/20181105-134909-HDR.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wh7TxDb)
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: lrutt on January 15, 2019, 02:06:36 PM
My shop at my Florida place. Don't have a good one of my shop in Northern Michigan yet, it's still a work in progress.


(https://i.ibb.co/LgRQRMV/20171230-150140.jpg) (https://ibb.co/LgRQRMV)
Title: Re: Workshops & garages
Post by: nobleswood on January 15, 2019, 09:28:12 PM
That's a nice MG there. Of a different type
 :thumb: