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Old 11-27-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default What did you do "IN" your garage today?

i searched before posting, and didn't find a thread like this soooo.......


today, i cleaned up some junk that was in my way. i replaced a bad light fixture, fixed up a tiller, and cleaned up a few things.

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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bought a gallon of evapo rust at HF today, (on sale for 21 and got the 20% off on top...go me)

too the garage we went, me and my evaporust, hand and hand, then i got a dozen or so rusty tools out and got them soaking, kept checking back all day, gonna let them soak over night...when i peaked they looked pretty sweet...

oh yeah and got about 6 or 8 beers out the garage fridge too lol
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:39 PM   #3
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replaced the fuel pump in mamas 2000 ford contour, cleaned the shop bathroom, watched some tv (free showtime weekend), and had a hell of a fire in the stove goin, it's freakin cold here.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:59 PM   #4
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started tearing down the free tractor i got to fix the steering gear...gonna need it soon to plow the drive
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:07 PM   #5
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:11 PM   #6
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DYNA BILL you need heat. get yourself a can of heat while your out in the garage. lol
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:22 PM   #7
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Rebuilt the single speed transmission in my lawn mower. One gear, one pinion and a roll pin that was sitting in the bottom of the housing.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:25 PM   #8
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I recently inherited a million tools so I have been spending the past week going through all of them and putting sets together... I have way to many tools and not enough garage space! Sounds crazy I know but you have to see what im working with! The best part is there is alot of vintage snap on tools so ive been having a blast hooking them up!
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:26 PM   #9
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Cleaned up some watched the tube and hung around in here and SFT . Nasty cold rainy day outside .

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:30 PM   #10
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Not all today, but this weekend I...

fixed the power window in the wife's Caravan (major brownie points there)
sleeved the rear wheel cylinders for my old convertible
organized the sockets in my box (don't laugh that's actually a bigger task than it sounds)
painted the trim on the back door
painted the visible gas pump
started to clean/organize the truck tools for the tow vehicle (got about 1/2 done)
cleaned the lathe and then dirtied it again
polished the crank for my old convertible


Shit! I didn't think I actually got as much done as I did! I did better than I thought ;-)
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:31 PM   #11
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DYNA BILL you need heat. get yourself a can of heat while your out in the garage. lol


I am guessing Bills ear muffs were in the house sitting on the couch waiting for him if he got to cold .


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Old 11-27-2011, 09:32 PM   #12
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I've been building a work bench. I decided to experiment a little and see what comes of it. So, I grabbed some extra slats off of some old pallets and cover the top and bottom portions of the table. I'm also sectioning off the top with some cedar boards. The kind used on a privacy fence. There is a bit of an edge on top, so I will try to fill it with some kind of poxy resin and create a clear coat top on it. I probably won't use it as a work bench now, but I can have an extra table in the garage for various uses.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:37 PM   #13
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Not a hell of a lot...picked up a 7 drawer side box at HF yesterday PM...figured I had enough room under the vise to just set it on the floor under the workbench and add additional tool storage...wrong! had to move a couple of support legs on the bench to get it in (I was 3/8" too narrow)...started shuttling tools from the main box to the add on...didn't seem to be working out as I had hoped...I now have some empty drawers in the main box, but I'm not comfortable with how things are laying out...back to the drawing board.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:37 PM   #14
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This is the cabinet I built to hold some of my tools. It is 48" tall, 92" wide, and 28" deep. I am thinking about putting some pegboard on the inside of the doors to hold light stuff like carpenter squares, hand saws, and small hardware.

I am NOT a cabinet maker (yet) and I was proud of myself because the doors open and close properly and do not rub or squeak anywhere. I don't like the gap where the doors meet, so I may have to dream up some kind of trim or something to close up this gap.

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:39 PM   #15
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Finished installing the trusses....
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:40 PM   #16
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Worked on 3 Butcher block tops for my tool cabs, did some R & D on a tram guage I am trying to build and entertained 5 wet dogs periodly. Nasty nasty weather. Cold rain. I'd rather have Snow
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:44 PM   #17
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Turbo Swap on a 1.8T Audi Motor, Topped off the center diff, split a tranny for the AL scrap, cleaned alittle.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:06 PM   #18
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I am guessing Bills ear muffs were in the house sitting on the couch waiting for him if he got to cold .


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Old 11-27-2011, 10:35 PM   #19
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Bottled up 10 gallons of wine.

Fixed a leaky faucet on the shop sink.

Changed the rear wiper motor on my wife's minivan. .

Got the o/a torches out and welded a few pieces of reclaimed square tubing together for a portable workbench project.

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Old 11-27-2011, 10:46 PM   #20
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Took apartt a couple spray guns for cleaning and a couple more for repair of seals and packing .......moved the 4x6 bandsaw from between the mercury and camaro so I can lube it up and reblade it....finishesd the mount for my throatless shear and bolted it all together so now I cn use it again.......and watched the Bears Lose..............Jim


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