View Full Version : Creating my own Workshop

04-05-2014, 12:12 PM
Hi all,

I want to build another bike (who doesn't?) and for this I really need a workshop of some sort.

This was my Gara-Junk room 16' x 6' 6" before I began putting things together.

http://s5.postimg.org/49fyf88df/P1020016.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/49fyf88df/)

Now, after 3 weeks I am nearly ready with a much improved working space (still some more things to do yet, but really getting there).
This picture is taken from the other end of the room.
http://s5.postimg.org/qmnp219b7/P1020053.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/qmnp219b7/)

I have some wiring to do and a 90CM extractor fan to fit over my welding bench (which itself needs a 6mm steel top-plate).
While much of the clutter took a trip to the city-dump I have merely built high-level storage shelves to get stuff I am keeping off the floor to give me some space.
A chunk of space is still taken up by my son's weightlifting stuff (which is going (soon, I hope... he is 33 and should be "long-gone" from here I think). :-)
The net result is a fixed bench of 8' x 2' and a movable bench of 4' x 2' and a central space in which to store my existing trike.

But I do feel like I am getting there. You never know, I might actually get to build a bike this side of the last-trump ;-)



04-05-2014, 07:43 PM
...jealous of that pedestal drill - hoping to get one soon, and a cobalt drill set :) .......

04-06-2014, 05:26 AM
Starting to look good Danny , its clearer than my workshops , But you knew that , the bigger wattage drill will help using hole saws my little 350 watt one stalls on 16g 32mm holes if you don't use enough lube .

When its finished will you be have a workshop warming party ? ( bring a beer and a trike )

:joker: :taz: :builder2: :hippy: :sleep1::boat:

regards emma

04-06-2014, 05:37 AM
Thanks Frank & Emma, it has been a labour of love and I have enjoyed it so far.
My wife keeps shaking here head and saying "But why?????....".
I say "Why Not?"

The drill is 700W and had some very good reviews and with the 80mm depth capability it seemed ideal for Zombie-ing.

Hadn't thought about a warming party.