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Small Garages Or Small Workshops Thread

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

  1. Aug 6, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Nice. I love simple guitars and yours turned out really nice. Most people's early builds have a really botched up finish, yours looks great. I didn't know Warmoth made a neck with a headstock like that. Did you have any trouble getting the floyd setup and intonated? Sometimes they are tricky.

    I built a hollow body Les Paul recently using acoustic guitar type construction. I bent the sides and used perfling to bind it all together. It was a really popular build on the forums. Looks like this inside

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    Really difficult to bend that tight horn.

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    Here's the top for it

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    Here's some super boring video of bending the sides.





    Alright I've bored the Jeep crowd to tears. Better get back on topic.
     
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  2. Aug 6, 2017
    Focker

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    It's a NOS Kramer neck that I got from NY. No trouble with intonation...Took my time and a lot of careful measuring before mounting the bridge.
    Yep.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2017
    wally

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    heh. not my house. even if the downstairs toilet was the first toilet installed in the house. outhouse prior to indoor. circa the 50s. the 1850s.

    but, in general, yes, the toilet markings are a sneaky good way to date a house.

    as for garages, mine is less than a year old, so still in progress. clear span, 24x20, 8' ceiling. single 8.5' sliding barn door on right side. enough room to store my jeep, and a place for my wife to park her car.

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  4. Aug 13, 2017
    wheelie

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    That's very nice wally. Sure looks well built to stand the test of time.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2017
    timgr

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    Good looking building. Does it have a staircase to the top floor?
     
  6. Aug 13, 2017
    wally

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    it does. it's on the outside, on the back wall. you can just see the bottom step and railing in the third pic.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2017
    Mcruff

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    Did some cleaning and organizing in the garage shop today. Got my cabinets moved around and cleaned out, organized and labeled the drawers.

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  8. Sep 20, 2017
    Warloch

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    My wife wants me to label the drawers on the tool boxes in the shop. She says it's so she can find things on those rare times she helps out there... I think its so she knows what I have and can tell me I can't buy a tool I want :D
     
  9. Oct 6, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    Nothing exciting with my garage except that both Jeeps are parked inside this evening. That is a rarity here.

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  10. Apr 20, 2018
    neohic

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    Bringing this one back to the top. :study:

    I’ll be starting construction this year on my own small garage this year once I get things in order. The problem I’m running into is that I’m limited to going up to 90% of the primary structure on the property. See, my house is a massive 478 sq ft! That works out to about 430 that I can work with.

    Some great ideas here! Any more?
     
  11. Apr 20, 2018
    Karl Childers

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    Go to your planning dept. and see about getting a variance for more square footage, If you get along with your neighbors they will sign off on it. Then there will be the formality of a public hearing. It happens a lot, well worth a shot.
     
  12. Apr 20, 2018
    PeteL

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    I knew a person who connected the shop and house with a coverered walkway, to get his permit. This satisfied the apparachiks that it was all one building legally.
     
  13. Apr 21, 2018
    Focker

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    I'm considering building my shop this year. The problem is it won't be my "dream shop", I'm not sure what to do?
     
  14. Apr 21, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

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    Even your dream shop won't be your dream shop after it's done and you're moved in. You'll always want more; it's human nature. Go for what you can when you can.

    An analogy: My dad is still waiting for that perfect sale on his ideal air compressor, as he has been for 30 years. Meanwhile, he'd have an easier time filling up his tires with a pair of bellows.

    Suffering without is worse than dealing with less-than-perfect.
     
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  15. Apr 21, 2018
    Bowbender

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    I built my shop BEFORE I built my house, that worked out pretty good :D.
     
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  16. Apr 21, 2018
    timgr

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    I have seen places where they built the garage first and lived in the space while the main house was built. This works well if you want to put a room above the garage that can become an apartment or office after the main house is built.
     
  17. Apr 21, 2018
    neohic

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    I had a meeting with planning and zoning yesterday. Their “hard and fast rule” of 90% apparently isn’t negotiable. My last shop was a 14x28 stall and it worked only because of my 24x36 cold storage garage. This time around I don’t have near the vehicles I had. I think I’m okay with small as long as the layout works. I’m currently working on sketching 16x26 with a 10x26 lean to.
     
  18. Apr 21, 2018
    75 DJ

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    Plus you'd have a toilet really available in your shop.
     
  19. Apr 21, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    There are well established cases here of a board being nailed between one structure and another to get around those sorts of laws. :D
     
  20. May 25, 2018
    IRQVET

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    You folks have some nice garages, way too neat as mine usually looks like a bomb hit Walmart. Here is mine with all my military propaganda that I collect . . .
     

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