Garage to Shop

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by Orange71, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Every year my garage transforms more & more to a shop. This year, for Christmas, my wife Kim gave me a Craftsman stainless steel top workbench and a JobSmart retracting air hose reel. Along with a place for my Camaro to rest & sleep my shop is getting better & better...no longer a garage. The days of not having any bench space to work and dealing with tangled air hose is finally over!

    Bench top upside down:
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    Bench frame:
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    Done and where I want it:
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    Wait...my new work bench doubles as a bar! :)
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    Some of the old air hose...shown neatly rolled up which is rare:
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    New retracting hose reel mounted to the ceiling:
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    Tomorrow I'll run the piping from the compressor to the hose reel. More pics to follow.
     
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    very nice George......
    never seem to have enough room.....
    lol
     
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    Looking good, and looking forward to more pics! :bowtie:
     
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    Your gonna want to move the "donut" on the air hose (the black thing that keeps it from retracting back to far). With it that close to the end of the hose it really gets in the way, bumps on the car, etc. I have mine back a few feet, but my hose reel is under the bench and I can loop that 2 feet of hose out of the way under there....yours being overhead, might end up being low enough you hit your head on it. I finally shelled out the bucks for a Reelcraft hose reel, $130 used (normally $200 + new) from a liquidator place on ebay, but should last me till I die! I just got an ad from Sears, Maple bench tops on sale for about $145, luckily I found mine next to a dumpster 20 years back, man they take a beating. Nice job mounting it to the ceiling, I gotta get my 30 foot extension cord reel put up today, just want a way to keep my fluorescent "drop" light cord off the floor.
     
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    How much fun was it holding that monster reel up there while you got it completely bolted up to that 2 x 8???? How's your shoulders today????

    MORE PICS!!
     
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    I have to agree, nice shop and MORE PICS!!!!!
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Yeah, I'm sure I'll adjust the donut a few times before I get it where I want it. Right now I can just reach the hose so there's some space before it would hit my head.

    The pressure treated 2x10 was heavy to hold steady while making the measurements and then bolting it to the rafters. That hose reel somebeech put a hurtin on my shoulders! Thankfully, I have a young strong son to help out! Not shown in the pic, my car is about a foot from where the ladder is. I told Eric while we were mounting the reel that no matter what it will not fall on the car...understand?! :p
     
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    i cant wait to have heat in my garage , so i can be out there in the winter months, and actually be able to use it more than i do right now:whine:
     
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    OMG yes, the fateful "Ladder Incident" .....Oh the HORROR!!!!
     
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    Working around a car sucks I have been doing it for a few weeks
     

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