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kr, are you a "New Englander?" happily surprised anyone even remembers the New Haven....
Was. I live in The People's Republic of Oregon now.

I was born and grew up raised south of Boston. Prime NYNH&H territory. One of my earliest memories was the big block NH on their boxcars.
 
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Originally Posted by Gary Lewis View Post
Now, that might almost be big enough!
Looks like a nice starter shop.
 
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I decided to go ahead and buy the Eastwood 135 mig. Needed a decent little welder and for the price, I couldn't pass it up.
 
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Originally Posted by ctubutis View Post
This thread is a good idea, thank you Don for doing this. I had posted some stuff in WHYDTYTT recently even though it's not entirely appropriate according to some, I've also posted in FTE's garage forum over the years but I don't go over there too often.

The Garage Journal is a cool place to go look at what others have done:
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+1 on all that! after reading some parts of WHYDTYTT or Big Blue, I was thinking the same thing about a 'Pen thread' in this forum and thought of the G/J as well. Lo & behold - there it was!

Of course the bad thing is all the drool on my keyboard after seeing some of these joints! Nice playpens to be found with you folks.
 
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Originally Posted by displacement4me View Post
I'll jump in! My new garage is still underway and it's the last step before I can bring my completed '85 chassis out of storage and then start body work. 18'x35', 15' tall. Not big enough but it was as large as I could build it in my subdivision. Recently sealed the polished concrete, now working on building my bench and overhead storage above the bench. I'll sheet in the skylights followed by paint and trim - then my girl comes home!








Hey, Bryan (is that your name?) are those shop lights LED? I like those lights on the wall like that, I wonder if I'll have room to do that kind of thing...
 
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Originally Posted by ctubutis View Post
Hey, Bryan (is that your name?) are those shop lights LED? I like those lights on the wall like that, I wonder if I'll have room to do that kind of thing...

I like the lights on the walls and LEDs are where it's at. We installed 10 LED fixtures in the new shop and I wasn't sure that would be enough. These are mounted almost 19 feet tall and give off plenty of light:


Those floors look great, too. In my last shop I used a sealer from Legacy Industrial and it came out great:


 
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Originally Posted by ctubutis View Post
Hey, Bryan (is that your name?) are those shop lights LED? I like those lights on the wall like that, I wonder if I'll have room to do that kind of thing...

Yup, Bryan is the name. All LED lighting, eight 2' lights and nineteen 4'. It is way overkill but too much light is far better than anything. Hopefully you have the room, lighting from the side is very functional!

Lithonia Surface Mount LED

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Yup, Bryan is the name. All LED lighting, eight 2' lights and nineteen 4'. It is way overkill but too much light is far better than anything. Hopefully you have the room, lighting from the side is very functional!

Looks great. I recently used a Lithonia LED fixture as a replacement in our Kitchen. It is nice and bright!

Do you have any pics of the outside of the shop?
 
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It's pretty simple outside other than my ordered overhead door finish, or maybe the " natural gas tie-in for the bbq. No windows as I have my skylights. Pouring the exposed aggregate full-length pad and entrance apron sometime this summer after the interior is finished.

I wish I had the space like yours!


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Well, this might be a tool, or it may be an improvement on the Bullpen - or both. But, I'll post here.

For years I've had a GoJo dispenser that took the 4lb containers of goo. And for years it leaked, dribbling GoJo all over the counter top. So, I went looking for reviews on hand cleaner and dispensers. Turns out GoJo isn't high on the list.

Just replaced it with this.

I'd say that's a serious improvement to your Bullpen.....I still have the "flip the tub upside down onto the dispenser type". Messy.
 
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Hung a few things on the back wall above the toolbox.

 
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Originally Posted by WhatsAChevy? View Post
I'd say that's a serious improvement to your Bullpen.....I still have the "flip the tub upside down onto the dispenser type". Messy.
That's the kind I had. But mine dribbled and made a mess. This one doesn't dribble and the hand cleaner does a better job.
 
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That's the kind I had. But mine dribbled and made a mess. This one doesn't dribble and the hand cleaner does a better job.
Yep...the upside is, the area under the dispenser on the workbench is the cleanest
 
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Hey, those trolley-mounted winches for extracting engines.... do I have enough room here on the house I-beam for one of those to fit?

I can fit my fist between iron & wood that needs to stay (first picture, what I call the backside, it's closest to the firewall), is this enough room?

 
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The trolley stop point should be a minimum of 18" out from the Bulkhead (meaning the back wall ).
 

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