Author Topic: Jeffs Shop Rebuild  (Read 4408 times)

Offline jgroom

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
  • Country: us
  • Kansas USA
Jeffs Shop Rebuild
« on: October 02, 2009, 06:20:37 PM »
Hi all!  For the last three weeks or so I've been rebuilding my 'shop'.  The problem, a 24' x 40' garage filled with a car, woodworking stuff, metalworking stuff, wife's stuff, kids stuff, all kinda mixed together, so I'm walling off about 15' of one end for a dedicated, weatherized, metal shop.  :headbang:

So up goes the wall...





Some insulation and wallboard...



And a little paint...









I think I have everything where it needs to sit.  I left a 5' wide door for moving tools in and out, not sure whether to use a sliding barn type door or french doors....  :scratch:  Now I just need to put in the ceiling and organize  :bugeye:

Jeff

Offline Bernd

  • Madmodder Committee
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3683
  • Country: us
  • 1915 C Cab
    • Kingstone Model Works
Re: Jeffs Shop Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 07:38:57 PM »
Nice shop Jeff.  :thumbup:

I'd go for the barn doors, simple reason being they don't swing. Need to keep stuff clear of doors like that.  :)

So how much work do you plan on getting done? I figure with that nice comfy chair there you're not going to be doing much but dreaming about projects.  :lol:

Bernd
You can't fix "STUPID".

Offline jgroom

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
  • Country: us
  • Kansas USA
Re: Jeffs Shop Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 08:05:32 PM »
So how much work do you plan on getting done? I figure with that nice comfy chair there you're not going to be doing much but dreaming about projects.  :lol:

Bernd

Just covering all the bases, might have to sleep out there at some point.   :doh:

Jeff

Offline jgroom

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
  • Country: us
  • Kansas USA
Re: Jeffs Shop Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 01:00:46 PM »
Well, a little more progress...   We have ceiling!  :headbang:



And not a minute too soon, it's a whopping 36deg f today.   :doh:  Now we just need a little organization!  :lol:

Cheers

Jeff

Offline CrewCab

  • Madmodder Committee
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 851
Re: Jeffs Shop Rebuild
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 01:41:19 PM »
Now that's looking like a shop ................. just need to add swarf, chippings and a little oil  :beer:

36oF ............. that's about 2oC .............. your right it's insulation time  :thumbup:

CC

Offline Darren

  • Madmodder Committee
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3795
  • N/Wales
Re: Jeffs Shop Rebuild
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 02:16:41 PM »
2 deg already ... wow I pity you, here it's around 15C or so .... 59F

Shop is looking good though, bet you have loads of fun in there ..  :thumbup:
You will find it a distinct help… if you know and look as if you know what you are doing. (IRS training manual)

Offline chuck foster

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 334
  • Country: ca
Re: Jeffs Shop Rebuild
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2009, 09:34:41 PM »
nice looking shop and it looks like you have a good assortment of tools to work with.

i see you have a 9" south bend lathe but what make is the bigger lathe??

chuck  :wave:
hitting and missing all the way :)

skype:  aermotor8

former hmem member

Offline jgroom

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
  • Country: us
  • Kansas USA
Re: Jeffs Shop Rebuild
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 03:53:11 PM »
Ahhh, the beast.  It's a 14" Bradford Metalmaster, http://www.lathes.co.uk/bradford/page11.html, currently just holding that side of the building down.  It was granddads lathe and I have yet to come across a project big enough to need it.

Jeff