My shop thread, welcome to the MAN-sion .

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by Bigdog, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Bigdog

    Bigdog Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Here is a bit of an update, been a while since I posted in here.

    Since I am working so hard from home today, I figured I'd update on the shop progress.
    When we built this place 2 years ago I was always going to close in the bathroom and make a small spare bedroom inside, so people could stay over or crash out if they had a little too much to drink.

    All this damn rain the last 2 weeks I got a wild hair and went to Home Depot and figured I'd just frame up a room, then as it always does with my projects....it grew from there.

    This is how I had the bathroom closed in for the last 2 years, and EZ up and a shower curtain to shield the shy ones .

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    Then here is the first run to HD..

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    Day 1 finished..

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    I forgot to take too many pictures as it was going up, I got a bit sidetracked..

    Any good shop needs to have a bar, so back to HD in the rain.

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    Looking down from above, notice the counter tops going in.

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    And here it is now, not even close to finished to the point I have it in my head, but is getting very close.

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    I will update it as we get a bit further along with it.
     
  2. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Looking good! Love the bar addition!

    II gotta ask wtf is with the pink studs? I have never seen such a thing.
     
  3. Bigdog

    Bigdog Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You gotta be completely secure to use the pink studs :)
     
  4. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I bet they are chick magnets eh?

    Gotta git me some ;)
     
  5. Bigdog

    Bigdog Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    They are actually the right length for interior walls, they are 92 5/8 so when you add in a header and footer it comes almost perfect 8' without having to cut anything to length.


    And I had my 4 yr old daughter with me and she rules the roost
     
  6. ultimateoffroad

    ultimateoffroad Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looking good. Still hoping to have a shop like it some day lol.

    Looks like you started pulling parts off the Nova?
     
  7. Bigdog

    Bigdog Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yeah, the Nova is nearly ready to go back together, finished this up last week, taking it to the dyno for break in and tuning next week.
    As soon as we get his Nova in a workable state I can get back to thrashing on mine! ha.

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  8. Bigdog

    Bigdog Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    ***** UPDATE *****

    Had a friend call and say they had some old barn tin I could have if I wanted to come and pick it up.

    Went over this morning and loaded about 25 sheets from the old barn.

    Came home and started to cover the OSB on my bar in the shop room.

    Here is what it looked like when I started.

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    And then after almost a case of beer and 8 hours ....

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    Going to cut a bunch of 12" pieces to cover the header above the bar tomorrow, my back is killing me now !
     
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  9. POS71RS

    POS71RS Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's amazing...just...amazing. I was in Texas a week ago..I should have trekked over to see this!
     
  10. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I'll come for a visit and make ya a concrete bar surface. That would fit well.

    good find on the tin bro.
     

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