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Paint is there for walls, I have some bruises seams and cracks to finish on the walls and that is the next step. that and warm enough weather to paint with the door open. lower cabinet was leftover blue from one of the interior rooms so I used it up. Then I need to consider whether or not to epoxy the floor. I've coated a garage floor before and was not impressed with the lack of traction even with silica added. 
 
[mention=524249]Horgh[/mention] the correct type of help is the one that works on her own stuff. 
 
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That leopard shroud is something else!

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Good music is key. Apple HomePod sounds good and I can control with voice.

Lighting too. I was going to install additional shop lights but discovered a better solution to just position some portable LED lights I had handy. They can also operate on internal rechargeable batteries, so when I need a particular angle, I can unplug it and put it just where I want.

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All the bicycles were always in the way. I was doing some downhill mountain biking in Arkansas and the shuttle driver had a pretty cool and simple pedal/crank mounting system on his trailer using tubes with a slot cut in them that I plagiarized.

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I needed to be able to hang my gear in my packed pole barn.
A friend gave me a book shelf. I added o piece of plastic pipe and castor's I had.
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3KVA 120VAC to 480VAC transformer for VFD Equipment,IMG_2384.jpg.1ec3cd76b8db72c1d64e56daa5729316.jpg

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Repurposed heat pump fan for gable vent with reversing controller,

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3KVA 120VAC to 480VAC transformer for VFD Equipment,IMG_2384.jpg.1ec3cd76b8db72c1d64e56daa5729316.jpg
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Repurposed heat pump fan for gable vent with reversing controller,
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AB 160! Long gone now but still one of my favorite frequency drives! Amazing what you can accomplish with them, I’ve used the newer version (powerflex 40) to run both my mill and lathe. They’ll run forever.
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Low cost soft jaw suspension vise. For this one I used Black Walnut. 

Awesome...

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My concrete floor sander wasn't that good...so I just wipe my clutch steels in a circular motion on the floor. Used the driveway once but was hard to deny that I caused the Oil Stain, ha.

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little fastener storage boxes by Dewalt make great organizers for various nuts and bolts and, most especially, carburetor jets

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I put everything on castors so I can move it around.

I was about to bolt my vice to my work bench until someone told me it was a shit idea. Make a dedicated bench for the vice. If you're laying into something (everything on your bench will be shaken around), cutting/drilling (swarf, sawdust) something you dont want those activities happening around your disassembled bikes.

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12 hours ago, kyle01 said:


AB 160! Long gone now but still one of my favorite frequency drives! Amazing what you can accomplish with them, I’ve used the newer version (powerflex 40) to run both my mill and lathe. They’ll run forever.

Yep, they're both great devices.  I have a PF40 on my band saw and the 160 is for my wood lathe.  The Drivecon shown in the pics is for my drill press.  Very low speed and reversing is nice for tapping holes.

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11 hours ago, Raging Petunia said:

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Low cost soft jaw suspension vise. For this one I used Black Walnut. 

I'm totally steeling the fork vice idea...but with cheaper wood.

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On 2/19/2019 at 11:40 AM, VELORACERMIKE said:

Mine is puppy pee pads. Work great for everything from oiling my chain to changing fluids.  Cheap and work great.

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I get free oil pads from work. Things are damn expensive and work great, it's a real shame the rest of you guys have to pay for yours.

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3 hours ago, L. Euler said:

I'm totally steeling the fork vice idea...but with cheaper wood.

I was building a desk for a friend so I had some walnut left over!

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Just now, Raging Petunia said:

I was building a desk for a friend so I had some walnut left over!

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That is beautiful!!!

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2 hours ago, Raging Petunia said:

God did the work I just arranged and oiled it. 

Outstanding!  How did you make the cut to book match that slab?

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