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Old 02-05-2012, 12:44 AM   #41
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gray tools box,eh.. nice, seems like you have a lot of money, i hate you.

lets see some of the crap you collect!
Hey dieselmike....couple of things,

If I had lots of money they would be Snap On boxes and I don't collect crap.

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:18 AM   #42
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Machinery:


Frame straightening, gear oil pump, auto soap foamer, undercoating pump




Metal lathe and vertical mill combo



Brake drum and rotor lathe



Mig, tig, plasma cutter and traditional torch set



Metal work bench with chop saw station



Behind spray booth



Small parts storage


Overkill air dryer, also store 2 bush cords of firewood beside booth



Hot water engine pressure washer, electric fork lift, Baldor buffer
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:42 AM   #43
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Band saw and drill press



Hydraulic press



Wall cabinet storage (and one of 2 wood burning stoves)


Air compressor with air chiller/drier



more wall cabinets



2nd wood stove, more cabinets, media blast cabinet



Sheetmetal brake, yes more cabinets



As I'm doing this walk through, I had to stop and ask myself....am I possibly a "closet" cabinet collector?..... Nahhhhh....

I do my best to put labels of contents on the storage units, but I still manage to misplace items.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:01 AM   #44
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Here's one of my recent projects





I hand made this by making a mold of my favorite mask and laying up a kevlar/carbon fiber weave material in epoxy resin.





How do you like the Corvette paint scheme?

I also have a vinyl decal cutter which we used for the graphics here.

More project pics coming....
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:29 AM   #45
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Holy crap ! Nice dude, very nice.. Thanks for sharing !
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:57 AM   #46
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Gorgeous shop. Corvette scheme on the mask looks good. With the C6 flags you could have also done a Jake look on the back.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:12 AM   #47
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Gorgeous shop. Corvette scheme on the mask looks good. With the C6 flags you could have also done a Jake look on the back.
i think you meant C5.

and to the OP - how do you ever find time for projects with so many, well, projects going on?
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:34 AM   #48
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Now theres a guy who does some work in his awesome garage!!! Very Nice!
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:34 AM   #49
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Very nice set up. It's fortunate to have the space to expand to suit your needs, isn't it? It makes working on projects a joy - not work at all! I know we get a lot of different projects completed because having the space/tools organized helps with the efficiency. Being able to complete things "fast" is a motivator - we love seeing the end product in use, which is the point of it all.

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Old 02-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #50
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Awesome shop. Clearly years in the making there - both in construction and in your mind!

I have to say I am most jealous of the Supertest sign. I am Canadian and you don't find those down here in the states! I grew up around Oshawa and I have never looked for vintage Canadian gas signs - are they rare up there?
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #51
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Awesome stuff Amazzen, I think I'd like the mini hockey rink as much as the garages!

I'm curious whether you acquired all the equipment piecemeal over the years, or did you buy out a business or two as they were closing? I'm at the point where I am acquiring the equipment I want/need, but it's going to take me a lifetime to get to where I want to be, once piece at a time.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:50 AM   #52
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Where did you get the storage cabinets with drawers in you "small parts storage"? I went to an auction last week hoping to pick some up (they had 8 of them) but they went for 800+ a pieceand I didnt want to spend that much. Just trying to find another outlet to get them.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:51 AM   #53
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Holy crap ! Nice dude, very nice.. Thanks for sharing !
Thank you and you're welcome.

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Gorgeous shop. Corvette scheme on the mask looks good. With the C6 flags you could have also done a Jake look on the back.
Thanks, what's a "Jake look"?

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i think you meant C5.

and to the OP - how do you ever find time for projects with so many, well, projects going on?
C5 is correct! Long days and and an obsessive passion to do stuff.

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Now theres a guy who does some work in his awesome garage!!! Very Nice!
Thanks; yes, other than drivetrain internals and upholstery, I'm somewhat capable of doing most of the work myself. (because I prefer to as well).

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Very nice set up. It's fortunate to have the space to expand to suit your needs, isn't it? It makes working on projects a joy - not work at all! I know we get a lot of different projects completed because having the space/tools organized helps with the efficiency. Being able to complete things "fast" is a motivator - we love seeing the end product in use, which is the point of it all.

Welcome to GJ.

Chris
Thank you too Chris.....You're absolutely right about efficiencies. I think the experience that helped me the most was restoring my 69 Charger in my small garage while working and raising a young family.... you need to make the most out of every precious second!
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #54
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I was sitting here looking through threads at different garages and I run across one that the guy has a frickin' ZAMBONI of all things sitting in his garage.

Not only am I a little green, I think I felt a tear roll down my cheek

What I wouldn't give to have to tell the wife that I have to get in the car just to drive down to the other garage, and then have her ask WHICH garage


Very nice indeed and will be watching for future pics for sure
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #55
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In our family, each of our buildings has its own name - Barn, Shop, Shed, Honey House, Coach House, Coal Shed, Brown Garage, etc.... It's like children - only when you get mad you can't remember which name to call out!

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:02 PM   #56
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This is that moment where I realize that no matter what I do, how big I build, or what I fill it with.... My garage will always be inferior.

Hats off to you, sir.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:15 PM   #57
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Wow, just wow, I consider myself a car guy and I think the ice rink is actually my favorite.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #58
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cool shop post some piks of that wrecker of your dads when its done awesome property and shop thanks for sharin
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #59
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Obviously i made a poor choice of careers. what a piece of land you have there. welcome to the garagejournal.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:05 PM   #60
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I love it!! What a great place you have! You are living my dream by the way. When I get done with the raising kids and building my business, restoring cars is my dream.
Keep the pics coming, I pray you continue to enjoy it for many years to come in good health.
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