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    Ok, so it's not exactly a "project" but I wanted to keep the idea going. Per HMW's suggestion, let's look at some different shop set ups that are out there. I know I am always looking at better ways to lay things out and other ideas. I'm not above stealing ideas!! SSS

    Just as a side note, I would be careful with my pictures and not include too much info as far as specific locations and the like. Too many freaks in the world that would want to "borrow" your stuff
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    SSS, My shop is so full i couldn't begin to take a good pic. Everything i have is movable for when i need it and when i am done with it i put it back in place...Bob
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    • #3
      Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
      SSS, My shop is so full i couldn't begin to take a good pic. Everything i have is movable for when i need it and when i am done with it i put it back in place...Bob
      Thats Ok, take pics anyway. [we dont mind if its messy ]I have a 30x40 building at home and its full too. I have a lift in one bay and of course parking for Bobcat, gator, etc. So I need more space too. I would like to add on another 40', maybe this year. Alot of you guys have some cool stuff and some great ideas. I've really enjoyed the work bench pics and when anybody posts pics of projects I always notice the shops. I'll take a few pics and post mine too.

      SSS, I'll take a few pics of my Bobcat that I got a great deal on.
      Scott
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      • #4
        Originally posted by HMW View Post
        Thats Ok, take pics anyway.
        So I'm curious why you, and SSS, haven't shown any pics. Since SSS started the thread and all.
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        • #5
          O.K. I'll start. Here's a few I took last time the shop was clean!
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          • #6
            TS,

            it is obvious that you are a sick, sick man and need therapy.
            to have a color scheme other than plain white , and a shop that neet, you need help. I wish I shared the same problem. My shop is that clean once every 3 years. I suffer from scrap-ites. I save scraps incase I need them, and then with the next project I just make more scraps to save.

            Where's your scrap bin ??

            nice shop.

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            • #7
              My shop is in a 16 x 32 building, but the bunker takes up about 3/4 of it, so I just work in one corner and down the side.. not much to look at... but if you must, you can see the shop area, the yard, the front door, and the inside of the bunker from these cams http://jimyo.psend.com/cam2.html and if your still interested, the bunker is at http://jimyo.psend.com/bunker.html yea,,, I am strange... but its fun being that way..
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              • #8
                Originally posted by openboater View Post
                TS,

                it is obvious that you are a sick, sick man and need therapy.
                to have a color scheme other than plain white , and a shop that neet, you need help. I wish I shared the same problem. My shop is that clean once every 3 years. I suffer from scrap-ites. I save scraps incase I need them, and then with the next project I just make more scraps to save.

                Where's your scrap bin ??

                nice shop.
                Thanks! lost/misplaced tools aggravate me to no end, so I clean the shop every evening so I can start work each morning knowing everything is where it should be. Plus it just feels good to start each day in a clean workshop! I do have a small bin for scraps but when it starts to overflow (about once a week) I take out some of the larger usable pieces and take the rest to the recyclers. The really big scrap goes directly into the back of the pickup to be hauled away.
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                • #9
                  Space needed

                  I need to purchace at least 200 cubic feet of extra internal shop space.
                  Anybody?
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                  • #10
                    monte55
                    you gotta dig , knock out a wall and expand or just start over then conect the 2 buildings.
                    i started off with a 12X12 then i knocked out the back wall and added 8X12 more then opend up a side wall to add another 8X12 then i just built a 20X22 thats 2stories high beside it and will conect the 2 this summer i hope. seems like ya always need more space and prity soon after you get it you need more again.

                    first pic shows out side of both shops, you can see the side addition on the old shop(the green one), there is another addition on the back and the gray steel shop is the new one.
                    2nd pic is the new shop in construction stage. in the construction pic you should be able to see the 2nd story level its the 2nd cross member and up.
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                    thanks for the help
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                    hope i helped
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                    • #11
                      TS Offroad,in the picture of your tubing racks,did you bend the arms out of tube and weld to some angle or channel uprights? I need to make some for my shop and I can't tell exactly what you have,but want to copy them. Thanks.

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                      • #12
                        shop pictures

                        Here are some pictures of the shop I am working out of right now, I am in the process of moving into a new larger location. When I get set up in new shop I will post them as well. Dave
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                        Last edited by dabar39; 04-21-2007, 08:56 AM.
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                        • #13
                          shop pictures

                          This is the building I'm fixin to move into. when I get it set up I will post pics. Dave
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                          If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

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                          • #14
                            I built my dream shop this past year. It's 100'x50' with a 100'x25' covered porch on the back side. Main shop is 22' high in the center with 16' eaves with a 3/12 pitch. Covered porch is 1/12 pitch with 14' eave height. Overhead doors on the front are 12x12. Rear overhead door is 14x12. The shop is divided into four rooms 25x50, 50x50, 25x38 and 12x25 with a second floor. There is a 2 ton overhead lift built into the frame in my welding room. Total turn key cost (slab, building and erecting) was under $13 a square foot.
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                            • #15
                              Hi Gang,This is what my wife refers to as "THE TOYBOX".I too suffer from Junkitis but now that I am retired maybe I can find the time to reorganize.The first pic is my syncro 250,shopmaster 300 and toolbox.#2 is hacksaw,drillpress,frame drill,2050 plasma cutter and aircompressor. #3 is shelving and alot of junk I don't know what else to do with,the stove is one I grabbed out the junk to heat cast iron. The building is 30' by 40' withe a 12' by 14' door.
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