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Show us your workshops
#794651 01/02/20 10:05 pm
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Good evening,

I hope this doesn't upset anyone by posting this outside of my bike project thread.

I have recently moved to a new house which means I have had to start from scratch with the garage. I have been documenting my Velocette build in film, so I thought I would extend it to the garage. It has been a bit rushed, but I am happy with the results.



Now you've seen mine, let's see yours!

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Your shop looks a lot like mine...and I've lived here 30 YEARS!
What happened?

"LIFE happened."

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
Your shop looks a lot like mine...and I've lived here 30 YEARS!
What happened?

"LIFE happened."


Haha, I know the feeling. I decided I needed to blitz ti or it would never get done.

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More or less what my half of the garage looks like at the moment...

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However, we're getting closer to actually starting construction on my relocated steel building from my old shop/garage in Laredo to the new place (4 acres in the country). It should look something like this...

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(and I'll still keep 3 or 4 bikes at home)


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Grand Paul, I wish MY shop looked as good!

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You had a garage!? We had to assemble bikes in a shoe box in the middle of the road! But, it was a garage to us. laughing

Maybe in six months I'll have my small space organized enough to post pictures. Heck, I just found some tools in my van which have been AWOL since I moved a year ago.
All my bikes live in the carport, along with a couple of tables and the air compressor. Behind the carport is the work shop, too small for a bike to roll inside. Just a couple of work benches, my big tool chest, and a lot of shelf space for chemicals and spares.
Come spring I plan to add an 8x10 shed beside the carport where I can roll whichever bike needs attention at the moment. I also plan to add ventilation to use the space as a paint booth when needed.


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NICE Keep'em coming !


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My shop is in the basement of our house. A 6 foot wide grade level door provides access....Overall it's about 40 x 30 foot....Out of sight to the right is more space...Tools include hydraulic presses, a lathe,drill press, MIG, TiG, stick and oxy torches, all sorts of hand held power tools and hundereds of wrenches and sockets and specialized stuff...

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Mine being used for it's second best thing after a day riding. 24X24 with 2 overhead doors. One side has my 4 bikes, a lift, and benches. The other has a milling machine,small lathe off to the side, beer fridge, and enough room to park a VW Jetta when it's not full of visitors bikes.


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Nice work ROTM and great video!

Great minds think alike but sometimes not so great minds get on a similar wave length.

I had a new workshop built last year, and like you first thing I went to do was lag the space, its double brick aswell and steel garage doors.... The doors are a nightmare I have to say only for the fact that in the winter all the heat goes through them and in the summer you can feel the heat off the sun if you stand near them, so i need to get some lagging on there too. I put 50mm celotex in the ceiling though and I like to think that helps a lot, there a pretty big window behind that cardboard, which for my fiance is a great idea as I told her we could use it as a cinema screen if we mount the projector on the inside and aim it outwards through a screen. (something we did a Tv shop i once worked in, it worked a treat!) the bad news is that I loose a lot of wall space for shelves and cupboards. The card is at present giving some protection for the window from welding. Once I've shifted that box section off the floor I will have something to mount the projection screen or Welding curtain off. I can also watch my soon to be son or daughter playing in the garden also when I'm working on the bike, so I quite like that.

But its pretty full (part of its out of screen shot, for no other reason than when I took the photo I was displaying how tidy it was and that I could work on the bike laughing ) I've conviced the misses that if the bikes are built up then they take up less space, which will stop me complaining about the loft space which I wasn't allowed lol.

I am always jealous that our cousins from accross the pond always have much bigger work spaces. with the internal block mines about 10x25 ft

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How do y'all keep your shops so neat and tidy? I've tried and tried but just can't seem to do it. I can clean for days but I end up have it a mess by noon the next day!


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Originally Posted by breeze1954
How do y'all keep your shops so neat and tidy? I've tried and tried but just can't seem to do it. I can clean for days but I end up have it a mess by noon the next day!


I was thinking the same thing. But there's a way to do it, and it's called "shop discipline", which they apparently teach to actual apprentices even today, but I never learned.

When KarlB was over here staying with me and working in my shop, EVERY job he did consisted of:

1) Getting the necessary parts and tools to the workbench
2) Actually doing the work
3) Cleaning the tools, putting away the parts, throwing away the waste, and sweeping up.

I generally leave out step 3, and there's my problem. Changing Subaru brake rotors, sharpening chain saws, making up a new light fixture, installing a rifle scope, cleaning ground straps on 3 motorcycles, making a new closet shelf (all things I've done in the last 2 weeks), and I'm not cleaning up after myself and my shop's a mess, and you get behind, and it's hard to get going.

So hurrah for the guys who have the stick-to-itiveness to do that. Although for all we know, there was two days of hard labor to get some of these shops clean before the photo-op, and they COULD be a mess again!

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With my present smaller garage, it's been easier to keep it relatively tidy.

I suppose every other job/task, I do the cleanup. Beats the previous cleanup every other YEAR!


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If you keep on top of it, it doesn’t seem so much a chore.. that said the left hand work space is covered with wire and other electrical components at the minute.

When I worked at a garage I had a large roll cab and a carry tool box, the tool box was for all the loose tools I was using whilst working on a vehicle, then the end of the day was cleaning and sorting my tools again ready for the next day. It made the whole Job a lot swifter and quicker, a colleagues tool box had sockets rolling everywhere, and a draw of loose spanners. Took ages to find the right tool and also slows you down.


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Allan, what you have said is the difference between a true professional, and an amateur.

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I wasn’t talking about my tools as I’m kind’a anal about them. Each one has its place and usually always put away even in the middle of a job when I’m stopping for the day. I can’t stand reaching for a tool and it not being where it should be.
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It’s all the other stuff in the way. Some are things that need to go to the barn but I’m not going out there now so I set it somewhere or hang it on the wall till I get around to it. Then by the time I am going I forget to take it. Or there’s things that I just like looking at so leave them in there in my way, dumb I guess but I do it. I also have a bad habit of never throwing anything out if it just might be useful sometime this millennium.
See what I mean, this is my shop on a fairly good day…
[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

And my bench on a fair day, usually way worse…
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Interesting series of videos on the MAC Christian, looking forward to seeing your future progress.

I just moved into a new shed before Xmas as I needed more space.

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Projects projects......and like others, Oxy, arc, TIG, drill press, spanners, grinders, polishers, wash tubs, HP washer, tyre changer etc etc etc

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Originally Posted by Bry
I just moved into a new shed before Xmas as I needed more space.

Really nice-looking shed kit!


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Originally Posted by Bry


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Agreed ! that is a nice looking shed construction. Is it a kit?

Originally Posted by Allan Gill

The doors are a nightmare I have to say only for the fact that in the winter all the heat goes through them and in the summer you can feel the heat off the sun if you stand near them, so i need to get some lagging on there too.

I am always jealous that our cousins from accross the pond always have much bigger work spaces. with the internal block mines about 10x25 ft



It gets warm enough to not want heat in your neck of the woods.... Im usually wearing a sweater when Im in ol'blighty in August..... shocked

Is lagging your term for insulation?

Also is that a dishwasher under the counter of your photo? Washing machine maybe.... That window will let in some nice light to work by when its uncovered

Originally Posted by breeze1954

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Thats not a mess. You just have a lot of stuff.... thumbsup love the tool boxes

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That looks like a nice place to have a beer !!! or two


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In seven years I have never been able to get my shed organised, it's a disorganised magical place that can swallow up your favourite 1/4 whit spanner, keep it for several months and then place it back on the bench where you know you left it and have looked for it at least a dozen times. It's currently slowly being filled with crap for an imminent house move.

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At work I'm the complete opposite. I seldom park a job outside until I've wiped down my tools and put them back, you need to know where everything is in order to be productive and since the next job could be pulling the dash from someones cream coloured interior they need to clean. At least thats my theory, plenty of people I've worked with disagree.

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It occurs to me that I have a tall, two-tier red toolbox, and have NEVER used it for tools! It have some random manuals, spare parts, and the big drawers are for ongoing projects.

"In the NEW shop, things will be different!"


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Wow, some organization shown above......I know where every wrench is but not so neat....

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And this is the most important drawer, lol

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Wow, you have some nice Whitworth hammers there!


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Rod, your workshop is a lot neater than mine!
Mine looks like a cluttered pit of despair.

I admire beautifully organized workshops, but I have found that if I have time to do this, it's only because I have nothing else that NEEDS to be done.
That almost NEVER happens.

Hillbilly: is your bottom picture a photo of the " Harley Tools" drawer?

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