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Re: Show us your workshops
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Irish---in HBs bottom drawer the tools---where most of our Brit bikes were built---are known as "Birmingham Screwdrivers"!

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Re: Show us your workshops
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Hi Wade,

Yes lagging is a term for insulation, I believe it is more relative to either water pipe covering (pipe lagging) or the old roll out fibreglass insulation.

In summer it can get pretty hot, hot enough to have you sweltering if the garage isn’t insulated well, opposite for the winter, been lucky lately as it’s been between 5 and 12 Celsius here.

It’s lovely in there when the window isn’t covered, don’t even need the lights on in the day. Just need to make the frame for it, and I haven’t got anywhere else to put the card laughing

Sadly there is a washing machine and a freezer in there. I’d prefer a beer fridge but I’ve been told if I’m going to drink a beer I can come in the house and be sociable. grin


Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

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


Yes, it came as a modular steel building kit.


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Re: Show us your workshops
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That looks like a nice place to have a beer !!! or two


Its been done smile

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My tool chest looks more like HB's. I don't have room for all those nice wrench racks. But, there is some organization, Imperial spanners to the left, metric spanners to the right, large spanners across the center, Phillips drivers facing right, straight blades facing left, etc..
Specialty tools live in a separate, smaller chest. Hammers and such hang on the peg board.


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Re: Show us your workshops
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Over the years I've copped a lot grief over my tools, been called a tool snob for only buying quality stuff that is not made from cheese and does not round off the first fastener it touches, been called Anal because I like my tools clean and organised, been called sad for wiping down my tool box at the end of the day so it isn't covered in [***] and thats just the nice things that have been said. They are most likely all right but you have to take pride in what you do. Guess where people end up when they are struggling with a job or need a special tool.

This is the garage/workshop in the house we should be moving into in the next few weeks. Someone carpeted the floor!

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Nice big space Rod!


Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

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Re: Show us your workshops
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Originally Posted by Tridentman
Irish---in HBs bottom drawer the tools---where most of our Brit bikes were built---are known as "Birmingham Screwdrivers"!


Yes......Actually I have about 20 hammers not including these long handle hammers and pike used for "adjustments"....The cordless impact wrenches stored neatly on the shelf are very handy.....

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The pike and hammer in use making a slight adjustment to a swingarm...

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My lock-up arrangements are shambolic; one day I'll have a big lock-up that's heated, features two vehicle lifts and an apprentice for the mundane tasks.

Re: tidy or shambolic workplace, the only vehicle mechanic I currently trust sufficiently to hand money to operates from a small lock-up under the arches, never 100% tidy but there generally is some order. I have occasionally used main dealers for repairs to four wheel vehicles, very shiny workshops but I'm not convinced re: competence. Not unknown for main dealers in the UK to sub-contract work out to one-man-bands operating from sheds, but still charge the customer main dealer rates.

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I got to thinking about my hangar design and decided to expand the shop and storage right up to the point where those two walls will just come up to the ultralight's wings; so gained a few square feet in each, and still no intrusion of the UL. More space, for "FREE"!


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Detached 2-car garage, cement block structure, 110 but no heat, except when the sun is out and the 16' door is lifted. Not in this picture, added LED 4' strip shop lights -- what a difference.

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With the BBs gone, the shop looks like this now:

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^^ Note the single 4' LED strip hanging from the 4' 4-tube florescent which serves only as a mounting point.


Also, dry basement workshop with poor access for whole bikes, so I work on pieces there in colder weather.


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Re: Show us your workshops
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Kurt, "No heat" is also MY current problem. That's why I can get so little done in the winter here. So, I retreat to the basement for small jobs.

The garage once had "hot water" heat, but the dummy that owned the place before me ran the water pipes under the walk-out door
on the west wall of the garage, so the pipes froze and broke, so no more heat.

Plan for this summer is either a natural gas heater, or an electric one.

Re: Show us your workshops
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When we bought our farm 20 years ago this old building was sitting forlornly at the back of our yard area. I used to store bikes in it but it became apparent that something needed to be done with it and the wife would sure like to be able to park her car in the garage on those cold mornings.

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The story is that it sat on the 13 acres next door and the two brothers that built our house in the mid '50's pulled it on skidder logs to this spot and used it for storage. It sat on those logs until eight years ago when I retired. Small for a barn, 18' x 24', with three double hung windows and double doors at each end, I can only think it was a maybe a carriage shed. The siding dates it to the teens making it over a 100 years old. The first two contractors I brought out said it needed to be pushed over into a burn pile and they would build a pole barn in its place. I wasn't going for that and decided to be my own contractor and found an excavator that had a crew to raise the building, pour some pier blocks and plumb and level the building.

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Had some pads and footings poured and a carpenter friend and I started framing.

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Added some nice details to the oversized rough cut fir.


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And six weeks later we got to this:

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Re: Show us your workshops
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Wow. That is thinking big. Great job

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This is what my shop looks like after eight years of Oregon weather and getting things moved in. Still transitioning from the garage to the barn but getting there.


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Full of "stuff" now.

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In the winter time I just work in the right wing and use a small propane heater that actually warms the are quite well.


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Nice Boomer.... I can't see the point of destroying one building to build another either. You did a nice job on yours!! Mine is on a smaller scale but I have future plans wink


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Originally Posted by wadeschields
Nice Boomer.... I can't see the point of destroying one building to build another either. You did a nice job on yours!! Mine is on a smaller scale but I have future plans wink



I asked the contractors that wanted to burn it and build a pole barn how long would the pole barn would stand and was told the treated posts in the ground were rated for 25 years but should last 35 to 40 years. And then what? You push it over and build another pole building. This building was still standing after 100 years, albeit not real plumb and level but that was fixable.


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exactly !! Even the lumber we get at box stores now a days is crap compared to what was used in our old buildings


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My before and after

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Nicely done guys;

but can't help thinking of the old saying...."This is my great grandfathers axe, as good as the day it was made, has only had the handle replaced 4 times and the head twice" smile

Sort of reminds me of my Trident.....the cases and the frame are still original....just about everything else has been modified or upgraded...……..but its still a '74 T150V smile


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Originally Posted by tridentt150v
Nicely done guys;

but can't help thinking of the old saying...."This is my great grandfathers axe, as good as the day it was made, has only had the handle replaced 4 times and the head twice" smile

Sort of reminds me of my Trident.....the cases and the frame are still original....just about everything else has been modified or upgraded...……..but its still a '74 T150V smile




Exactly the point , mostly . They wont make another Trident frame and motor like that again.... No matter what you replace around it , it will be the best it can be..... My particular shed experience was to keep the frame work . Concrete the floor . replace three walls of siding. One wall was still original and in good shape. Unfortunately the siding I replaced 8 years ago is just food for carpenter bees . The original wall is still in better shape then my new ones. But the building has been a great garage since all of that work. Not to mention the satisfaction of saving an old building . I did all the work myself , except the concrete work


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Wow, you have some nice Whitworth hammers there!



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Originally Posted by tridentt150v


but can't help thinking of the old saying...."This is my great grandfathers axe, as good as the day it was made, has only had the handle replaced 4 times and the head twice" smile



As you can see ALL of the original building still exists, it has not been replaced just expanded as any structure of this age has usually been treated to.

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A little Pacific Northwest architectural history will show that when this area was first developed in the mid 1800's everything was built with wood due to the abundance of timber. Wood does not last, especially in damp, wet weather. So to have a building that is still standing after a 100+ years to me is worth saving.


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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
Kurt, "No heat" is also MY current problem. That's why I can get so little done in the winter here. So, I retreat to the basement for small jobs.

The garage once had "hot water" heat, but the dummy that owned the place before me ran the water pipes under the walk-out door
on the west wall of the garage, so the pipes froze and broke, so no more heat.

Plan for this summer is either a natural gas heater, or an electric one.


Irish -- I can relate. Every year for the past 29 years since I bought the place, I've planned on heating the garage, most likely with ductless mini-split for heating and cooling. In hot weather I have to get into the shop early since it heats up to an unworkable level once the sun hits the O/H door.

As I say, I've planned, but haven't done it yet ...


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