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Ossessionato
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:54 am quote
As requested in JVBs thread, brag about your garages here. Or like me, cry about your lack of space and hoarding organizational skills.

Here's mine when it's relatively clean. Currently i have about 6 months of cardboard boxes from sip and Amazon thrown haphazardly onto the pile against the back wall floor to ceiling and the white scooter frame broken into parts piled in front of that cardboard pile so i can't get to the back half of my garage!

Trying to figure out if i can get another vespa and maybe a sportster to fit in here!

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Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:33 am quote
Heh... sometimes it's cleaner sometimes it's not... pics below are probably about average. (Topo chico glass with wine on the stool indicates weekend wrenching!)

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Ossessionato
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:08 am quote
This is my scooter shed.

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Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:43 pm quote
I would but I am currently embarrassed by the state of affairs that is occurring in there.
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:14 pm quote
This was my workshop before the move to Nashville.

The new workshop is still a work in progress, but the carpentry should be complete in the next couple of days. The new workshop is also fully insulated, so warm in the winter and cool in the summer, even if it's only about half the size (the boat will live elsewhere).

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Lots of room, but also lots of stuff.

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The workbench in its unnatural state

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Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:40 pm quote
Re: Garage show off...
swiss1939 wrote:
As requested in JVBs thread, brag about your garages here. Or like me, cry about your lack of space and hoarding organizational skills.

Thanks for starting the thread swiss1939! I'll grab a shot of the shop and post up a bit later

For now here is a teaser of the Scooter project storage rack

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Ossessionato
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:18 pm quote
wow. I wish i had that space.. and a rack full of frames like that!
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:18 pm quote
These were taken when my father retired in 2018 and we moved the shop in our home's garage. It's a bit of a mess now though with a lot of ongoing projects...

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Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:42 pm quote
Now thats a nice big shop space Safis!
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:12 pm quote
so, this is my office


this is my office assistant. she's a jerk most of the time


she is also pulls double duty in annoying the missus just the same


inside is a wreck


i try and keep organized


and this lousy thing sleeps here


then things like this show up


but it's all good, cuz my friends send me beer!


so all in all, not the worst thing in the world.

-g
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:14 pm quote
Not the worst thing by far! With that office setup Iíd be tempted to chill in the breakroom (pool) more than I should. Iíd like to know more about that 4-wheeled aircooled beast...
Thanks for sharing G.
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:31 pm quote
My turn to show the shop -

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From the outside looking in. Beware of the Shop Guard Dog

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another angle from the driveway.

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Nice long workbench! Have to bring the Succulents inside for the winter, so they occuply the half by the window.

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The garage is attached to the house, so I can go in and out without going outside. Here is a shot from the house door. The big table in the middle is 2 closet doors ontop of 2 folding tables. Works great for a catch all project table.

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Recently added these nice LED shoplights from Horror Freight. Do the job well and the price is right! Lit up like Griswalds christmas

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as it was when I moved in a few months ago when I relocated from SoCal to Oregon. Still lots more to do, but isn't there always

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Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:04 pm quote
GeekLion wrote:
Not the worst thing by far! With that office setup Iíd be tempted to chill in the breakroom (pool) more than I should. Iíd like to know more about that 4-wheeled aircooled beast...
Thanks for sharing G.
ha! verily. between about june and october that's the official conference room. but it's always nice to just put the feets in and have a beer when you're frustrated with a job. or a client.

that 4-wheel thing was my dads. 80 911 SC bought used in 84ish
grew up in it. learned to drive stick in it. worked on it.

daily driver until about 2013, and then pops was cruising a 330i vert that i'd horse traded around for. not that he couldn't still row the gears, but his knee was bad and, he's my pops, so i was worried about him in something like that (no power nothing and no airbags, abs, etx) and worried about the car, too.

currently a tick shy of 300K and the motor's never been done. i've done did the trans twice, and the axle once, a clutch or two... and other fiddly shit.

then there's the saga. talk about a greek fuckin' tragedy. it got hit, came all apart for paint a few years back, and then got hit AGAIN, while parked, natch. so the OG guy that did the paint was a gat dang ARTISTE and while a giant pain in all nine of my assholes, threats of violence and eighteen fucking months later, it was beautious. but i wasn't rolling that road again. my feets was bruised. and, seeing my pops without his ride bummed me out. even though he'd steal my cuda or whatever i had rolling around at the moment.

SO. i took it somewhere else. sweet fucking christ. what is it with paint people. two weeks. two weeks. two minutes turkish. it was two minutes five minutes ago tommy!

got that bullshittery handled, finally. yes, there were threats of violence. this guy's office manager was a right prick. if my mom wasn't there things would've been sorted out properly. lucky for me, somebody else showed him how the cow ate the cabbage and he got to eat thru a straw for a good bit. so, ya know, it's not just me that though he was a raging asshat.

then. THEN it got hit again. by my drunken russian neighbors. so much radness with that. "is old car" "is used"

fuck-o del you-o

long story long, i wound up sourcing a fender out of canada and a door that i used most of from germany (you wanna talk shipping costs!?) and got everything all back together. then begged and pleaded with a friend of mine to allow me the use of his paint booth. there was an ass ton of booze and cajoling involved.

so yeah. that's the story of the brown beast.

it's a family member now. still shits and gets when you twist her tail, too!

-g
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:12 pm quote
shop doggos? jokes on you GeekLion!

you've chosen... poorly...

shop cat guards premises and dispenses shop rags!


-g
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:13 pm quote
Now that is a round about roller coaster of a wild cruise around the world in 800000000 days!! Its good you persevered and pushed through for the 4wheeled member of the fam. Many would have walked away after being hit a 3rd 4th 5th time! Good on ya G!! Worth ALL the effort in my opinion. For the sake of the ride, which is BADASS; as well as all the history. Thanks for sharing this entertaining journey.
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:15 pm quote
paint people... by the time you build up any skill you have inhaled too many fumes to be reliable.
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:17 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
shop doggos? jokes on you GeekLion!

you've chosen... poorly...

shop cat guards premises and dispenses shop rags!


-g
Oh You misunderstand. Iíve got double duty guards. This here furry feline female came with the house. Maybe not as skilled at dispensing rags as you furry companion; but she does a damn fine job of being good company. And guards the front door as well from her Porch bound Cat box

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Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:19 pm quote
On mobile, so that pic loaded downsideup for some reason LOL
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:02 pm quote
GeekLion wrote:
Now that is a round about roller coaster of a wild cruise around the world in 800000000 days!! Its good you persevered and pushed through for the 4wheeled member of the fam. Many would have walked away after being hit a 3rd 4th 5th time! Good on ya G!! Worth ALL the effort in my opinion. For the sake of the ride, which is BADASS; as well as all the history. Thanks for sharing this entertaining journey.
Dude. If even that car could talk. The stories it would tell.

My dad always said: when I die sell this thing and throw a big fuckiní party.

Nah. Not yet pop.

Beside all the best stories are him and me in other cars!

But my favorite line: donít even want to know what youíve done
(in regards to or in said car)
*laughs*

-g
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:03 pm quote
GeekLion wrote:
On mobile, so that pic loaded downsideup for some reason LOL
Your cat seems to be from Australia
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:08 pm quote
Also, not furry companion.

He was my tiny fluffy handsome guardian of the underworld.

A confidant, partner in crime, and bestest of sons. The greatest coworker and friend anybody could ask for ever.

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Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:11 pm quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
paint people... by the time you build up any skill you have inhaled too many fumes to be reliable.
God. So much this. Every painter ever is just bonkers level to deal with. Double that for the talented ones.

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Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:47 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
Also, not furry companion.

He was my tiny fluffy handsome guardian of the underworld.

A confidant, partner in crime, and bestest of sons. The greatest coworker and friend anybody could ask for ever.

-g
Well said Beautiful Words for a Well Deserved Friend and family member its amazing how these 4 legged critters crawl their way inside our souls and carve out a place for themselves we never knew existed. Big Ups Respect for the Shop Critter Family members all around the world
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Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:07 am quote
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But my favorite line: donít even want to know what youíve done
Years ago, when i was probably about 8 or so, My brother and I discovered that if you licked the bottom of lego bricks, they would stick to lightbulbs
After a few bricks, the lightbulb popped, literally about a foot from my face. (Luckily without injuring me)
It was quite a loud bang so i went downstairs expecting to get told off. Maybe the noise was louder because i was close to the lightbulb but my dad hadn't heard a thing.
All he said was: I don't know what you've done, I don't want to know what you've done, but by the look on your face i think you've learnt your lesson, Now go away.
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Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:47 am quote
Here is my scooter shack!

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Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:53 am quote
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but it's all good, cuz my friends send me beer!
That Karbach looks good...*ahem* .... tastes like victory. (or cheating) Still tasty.
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Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:57 am quote
I'm starting to understand that everyone has really large garages and lots of bikes. This thread is making me more jealous than I thought! BTW, nice break room Greasy!
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Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:05 am quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
paint people... by the time you build up any skill you have inhaled too many fumes to be reliable.
LOLZ!!!
I know a guy or 3.
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Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:23 am quote
Matchlessman wrote:
All he said was: I don't know what you've done, I don't want to know what you've done, but by the look on your face i think you've learnt your lesson, Now go away.
Epic Dad moment at it's finest
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Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:34 am quote
Apartment garages are small...Iím lucky to have this one

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Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:43 pm quote
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Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:09 pm quote
Apartments. Kinda awkward being on the second floor. Plus no garage.
I rent a storage place and the manager is cool with me working there. No power, water, bathroom, lighting, heating or cooling. Still get things done.

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Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:08 pm quote
Birdsnest wrote:
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but it's all good, cuz my friends send me beer!
That Karbach looks good...*ahem* .... tastes like victory. (or cheating) Still tasty.
youuu.... you.... so and so!

you're lucky i coudn't find any mini garbage cans to make into string lights or ornaments this year!

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Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:15 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
I'm starting to understand that everyone has really large garages and lots of bikes. This thread is making me more jealous than I thought! BTW, nice break room Greasy!
eh, it didn't start out that way. i started in a single car garage that i rented from a friend of mine. worked on a milk crate till i saved up enough for a lift.

then when i bought my place my brother and i built the shop out. and that was a journey of epic proportions, gunga din.

but think of having a small place as blessing. cuz the bigger you go the more crap you can pack in there!

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Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:17 pm quote
man, every body is so neat and tidy! pretty work y'all!

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Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:13 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
I'm starting to understand that everyone has really large garages and lots of bikes. This thread is making me more jealous than I thought! BTW, nice break room Greasy!
I've had to work in all kinds of places over my humble life; big to small I'm thankful for them all.

I've had a "shop" set up in a tiny corner carved out of a hoarders den, 1 car apartment garage where I got yelled at by the neighbors every time I dropped a washer, Storage units where I had to keep it on the DL and work with the door closed, backyard porch under a tarp, borrowed space from friends, etc etc etc. Like G said, Mo Space Mo Crap finds its way in! But I do enjoy and an EXTREMELY thankful for the space I have now
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Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:42 pm quote
GeekLion wrote:
I've had to work in all kinds of places over my humble life; big to small I'm thankful for them all.
Apartment living in NYC i feel lucky to have a garage even though it couldn't fit a modern car by itself in it. I was originally renting a small storage space for years for almost the same money but once I started acquiring two wheeled vehicles I found this garage twice the size of my storage unit for only about $60 more a month. Didn't take 3 months for the stuff to expand to fill the space!

Now I'm wishing I can get the garage next to mine to have one as work space and one dedicated to storage! Currently gotta climb over everything to get around and if I want to do any work, it requires pulling half the stuff out just to make space.

Just wish my garage electrical wasn't tapped into the apartment next door off a single 20a breaker. Really hinders the power usage of tools and heaters.
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Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:17 pm quote
WOW - you guys - those are some might fine workspaces - even your Swiss

I love the Porsche story G, And GL, mighty fine rack of projects - expert organizational skills! And LuckyBear - that's not your misses?

I've had many different . I oncwork spaces. I once changed the auto transmission on my 68 mustang, in the apartment spot, with a scissor jack, by myself, in the rain, with a broken scapula and clavicle. Two days after I wrecked my motorcycle. Needed a vehicle to get me and the misses to work. You do what you gotta do. Any space is a good space.

Here is my current workspace. It's a one and a half car garage and I use the 1/2 car garage for scooter related parking and maintenance. I've got big plans for it and you all are giving me some ideas.

Currently, there are four scooters in there - two in pieces, two ready to roll.

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From the outside looking in. No, it's not pink, I took these pics when the sky went all pink through the rain - trippy

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A little closer now

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Here is a shot from the back of the car looking in...

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And finally one from the front of the car looking out. I use that big chunk of cardboard to work on the motorhome in the driveway, which is gravel.

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Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:19 pm quote
Kinda jammed in my garage and both cars ride low enough that I can't drive either one of them over my Harbor Freight lift. I have to store it in an outside shed and then move one of the cars and roll the lift into the garage in order to do any serious work. It's a real pain.

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Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:53 am quote
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