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Small Garages Or Small Workshops Thread

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Focker, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Jul 8, 2017
    timgr

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    Dave, how old is your house? Pretty sure that garage style was a "feature" for new houses from the early 20th century. In this era, the Model T was changing transportation in America, and these garages seem to be "Model T sized" - like a budget-priced carriage house for your budget-priced automobile. I see a lot of these little garages at period houses around here. Seems like the idea of additional space in the garage for storage or woodworking or whatever did not become popular until the 40s or 50s, and these earlier garages had just enough room for a smallish car and entry/exit from the car.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2017
    tarry99

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    Hey Dave, 1 bay 2 bays or 5 bays..........never seems like there is enough space , just got to make the space you have work.......
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2017
    wheelie

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    So true, Terry. I should be glad to have a garage at all. I realize that I am a spoiled American. Lots of folks in this world don't have a roof over their own heads, much less a roof for and extra car.

    Tim, I'm not really sure how old this joint is. Never that interested in it's history since we never had any intention of staying here forever. It's been remodeled and added on to at some point. That garage may even have been added at some point but, I can't truly say.

    If I had to guess, I'd say the house, any way, was built in the 50's. Maybe 40's. There are lots of these little 1 car garages around this neck of the woods.

    BTW, it is for sale. ;)
     
  4. Jul 8, 2017
    Focker

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    Look inside the breaker/fuse box for a date.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2017
    wheelie

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    I just had our panel updated to Square D-Homeline series breakers and panel, since we're selling. We had old "Push-Matic" breakers and they were obviously outdated. I still have the old panel in the basement and looked for a date on it to no avail. Here is a pic I put on craigslist a few weeks ago hoping to sell the old breakers for a couple bucks.

     
  6. Jul 10, 2017
    Keys5a

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    Look inside the toilet tank and tank lid for a date, provided they have not been "updated". Pretty reliable way to date a house.
    -Donny
     
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  7. Jul 25, 2017
    rumble66

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    Pushmatic is 1960s/1970s. An oldtimer Electrician can likely date better.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2017
    luvdabeach23

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    I have a 2-car attached garage with 10' ceiling height. So I'm able to hang shelves from the ceiling. The garage is still a mess because I'm able to cram a lot more crap in it.
    Garage Shelves.jpg
     
  9. Jul 29, 2017
    Focker

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    My latest addition.

    I took my extra bolt bit sizing gauge and mounted above the workbench. I put a spacer behind it to allow me to stick the bolts/screws through it.
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  10. Jul 29, 2017
    Mcruff

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    Bolt sizing?
    Drill gauge.:D
     
  11. Jul 29, 2017
    Focker

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    Yeah...

    I guess I size up the bolt in order to see what bit I need.
     
  12. Jul 29, 2017
    Bowbender

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    How many rolls of electrical tape do you have on that hammer handle? :p
     
  13. Jul 29, 2017
    PeteL

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    Tough crowd, Focker. :(
     
  14. Jul 29, 2017
    rusty

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    Hay, I have one of those bolt gauges , somewhere ? :)
     
  15. Jul 29, 2017
    Focker

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    No problem... They're just jealous because I know where my stuff is. :sneak:
     
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  16. Jul 29, 2017
    rusty

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  17. Aug 6, 2017
    Muzikp

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    GAH!!! You guys are killing me with these nice spaces. I have a very very small garage and I'm a part time luthier (guitar builder) so my shop has to stay setup as a guitar shop not a Jeep shop. To do Jeep stuff I have to move many things over to have room to pull the Jeep in and work on it. I park the Jeep in the shop in the winter but there is no room to actually work on it. These are old pictures, there is actually a very large dual drum sander in there now also but here it is as a guitar shop. You can imagine how much stuff I have to move to work on the Jeep in there.

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    Here's a winter shot with the Jeep stuffed in there. Jeep is covered in sawdust and lacquer overspray.
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    I have an indoor guitar shop as well, but very little Jeep work can go on in there, although here is my differential in pieces on my guitar bench.
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    And a shot where my worlds came together on the bench, differential and Les Paul guitar build
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    Indoor shop when it's clean

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    What it typically looks like
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    I'm really starting to desire a place with a nice size shop. I can't imagine moving though. #firstworldproblems
     
  18. Aug 6, 2017
    Focker

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    Nice guitars. I've built 2 total, with the help of Warmoth and Stew Mac.
     
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  19. Aug 6, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Seriously? That's awesome, it's rare to meet people that have built a guitar. I build from scratch and do a lot of custom stuff for people. I don't use Warmoth but get a lot of tools and supplies from StewMac. I have many build threads on the TDPRI forum. Finishing up this custom build today.

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    Focker

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    Beautiful.

    Here's one of mine...Minimal...Just what I wanted. I wish I could build from scratch, but I don't want to invest in the tools. :rolleyes:

    Solid mahogany with flamed maple laminate top stained with a satin finish.
    250k push-pull volume pot...Pulling the pot up splits the coil on the Dimarzio "Fred" pickup.

    The pictures don't do it justice.
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