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|04-16-2014, 02:16 AM||#1902|
Everything has an end... (except a sausage, thosre have 2 ends ***61514
11 months after the build of my new garage has started, it's finally finished.
I'm extremely proud and satisfied with the result, and I'm looking forward to spend the most of my time in it.
Here are some pictures of how it turned out.
The red color, is just taste. IMO, when I would have used white, it would be too much "kitchen of hospital" sphere in there.
Here you can see that the rolling shutter that seperates the garage from the workshop is pulled down.
I'm really happy I did this.
Because I wanted to use every inch of the place, I also made a small closet to put away some stuff.
The shutter is completely inserted into the room. The gliders aren't visible. And when it's up, you can only see a little slit in which it moves.
I managed to blend in the stereo on the front of the rollcloset.
I added 3 sockets, and the remote of the closet.
The long ditch underneath the sockets is there for a purpose as well.
You don't want to now how much milling, grinding, sanding hours I've put into the front plate alone...
But it's the result that matters, so time is not important.
More pictures with explanation coming soon.
Last edited by robolop; 05-07-2014 at 02:52 PM.
|04-16-2014, 04:35 AM||#1904|
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: New Zealand
My Ride: Golf GTi
WOW what unbelievable work, I always wait with anticipation for your updates.
You must visit the Garage Journal site and post up your pics simply outstanding
|04-17-2014, 08:58 PM||#1911|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lancaster, PA
My Ride: bmw 328i sedan (E46)
Awesome work on the car, I can tell u put a lot of time into it.
Garage looks good, now back to the car...
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Last edited by BDUB328I; 04-18-2014 at 05:15 AM.
|04-22-2014, 01:07 PM||#1912|
Some pictures of the rolling cupboard.
Some of my stock of aluminium and wood.
When the closet is filled with all my materials, I wanted at least 10% of space left in my cupboards and drawers.
I accomplished this goal.
In my old workshop I had a corner that was always filled with fine thin strips of wood or aluminum.
Every time I had to pick something out of there, the rest fell over, and it was always a messy corner.
This I certainly did not want to have anymore and I ended up making this.
Everything remains at its place, and I have a good overview now.
Between the pedestals there was still plenty of room left...
The area in between is on small wheels.
I can shift the whole thing to the front, to place somethings behind it. And shift it all nicely under it, in place.
Here you can see the things I don't need immediately.
When my eletrician asked me where I wanted the sockets, he looked weird when I said I only needed 1 per workingtable.
You can never ever have enough sockets he said.
Still, I wanted them mounted in another way than the normal ones on the wall.
I let someone fold me a stainless steel bar, and I nicely mounted everything in there.
You can see I also didn't use the little cover around the sockets. Looks more clean to me, and...I saved me some euro's, haha, lol
They are nearby, and there's never an annoying cable on my table.
I counted all my sockets in- and outside my garage, and I can totally say...I must be nuts.
One of the nicest things in my working place, IMO, is still my sectional door.
Once the floor heatings is off, i'll open it, and I get the nice scenery for free.
I'm also very happy with the nice working terrace, which has several compressed air-points.
This table will stay outside, I just need to cover it with an aluminium plate.
I can get everything outside in a second, and I can work outdoors.
I added rubber mats of 4mm on every table.
If I want to use my saw or mill, I just roll the rubber to one side, simple
Regarding the division of my drawers, I needed a closet which contained all my keys and screwdrivers, in a central point.
So I lose a minimum amount of time to take something.
You can also see I first measured the plastic units from Facom. So it all fits perfectly, and there no space around it.
I did the same with the plastic little trays for screws and nuts.
As for the routers (milling), I made myself something nice so I had a nice overview.
Soon much more with a little movie
Last edited by robolop; 05-09-2014 at 01:53 PM.
|04-24-2014, 07:43 AM||#1913|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Clifton Park, New York
My Ride: 2009 E90, 2011 F10
wow! so organized. looks amazing and im definitely jealous of what youve done.
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|04-25-2014, 02:03 PM||#1914|
A couple of months ago I purchased myself a new belt and disc-sander. It looked almost identical to the model that proved it's service for over 9 years.
When I unpacked the new machine, I immediately saw that it was big dud.
I worked with it for over 2 months, but I bought more drive belts then the machine was worth.
Enough was enough.
I found the cause pretty quickly. The suspension of the engine was running skew;, and the front part of the roller was not beared.
I had the old one laying around, so I put the disc in all of this.
On the right you can see the old piece, with the roll that was beared.
Then I stretched everything nice and straight, and welded the 2 parts to each other.
The top side made pretty tight.
Did some more improvements on the side, so it was all runing straight.
Everything goes perfectly now, and I don't need to replace any drive belts.
Last edited by robolop; 05-12-2014 at 01:46 AM.
|05-07-2014, 12:56 PM||#1917|
The right part is now also completely finished
I also moved the gray cabinets that were in my old workplace
It's the intention that they get out of there at some time. I'm already making some plans for my garden shed, and they'll move over there when it's finished.
A second basin, next to the cabinets wich contain my polishing materials for the bmw, and EVERYONG MUST KEEP AWAY FROM THOSE .
The long aluminum worktable. I also made it so that it fits nicely between when I do not need it.
Here you can see how I gave my welding set a place behind the sliding closet.
And against the wall, I screwed another rack to storage some other stuff.
I had a stainless steel plate of 2mm to bent and welded, for the workbench outside.
So it's protected for rain and snow.
Last edited by robolop; 06-11-2014 at 01:26 PM.
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