The White Shop

So I’ve got a friend in the Porsche world that is getting ready to redo the inside of his professional shop. Like me, he grew up in Formula 1 shops… but unlike me, he’s actually disciplined enough to keep an all white shop clean and tidy. Plans call for a white epoxy floor, white Lista boxes, etc… He’s going the whole nine.

Anyway, I though it might be interesting to start a gallery thread of sorts. If you’ve got images of all white (or mostly white) shops, post them as a reply!

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Shinola Screwdriver Set

An American watch company makes and markets a 100% American made screwdriver set. I’ve got screwdrivers coming out the whazzoo, but if I didn’t I’d own these. I absolutely love the nod to tradition by way of the handle shape and the black oxide finish is rad as well.

Details here.

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3M White Board & Chaulk Board Tape

So 3M sent me two rolls of tape a couple of weeks ago – a roll of Dry Erase Tape and a roll of Chalk Board Tape. The function of each is just what you would think it to be. The Dry Erase tape is writeable with dry erase markers and the Chalk Board tape is writeable with chalk.¬†Otherwise, I found each roll to be identical in both holding power and strength. This isn’t duct tape for sure, but that is probably a good thing as this is really just fancy label tape – you don’t want it to destroy whatever you stick it too, right?

Anyway, this is pretty damned cool idea. The only thing is, I haven’t found a use for either roll yet. Maybe you guys can. It’s cheap enough. Give it a shot:

Dry Erase Tape

Chalk Board Tape

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Estate Sale Drill Press

I woke up this morning before the sun came up, hopped in my heaterless ’64 F100, and drove an hour away in freezing (for Texas anyway) temps to an estate sale.¬†I got to the sale early thinking I had to beat the rush to get what I wanted. I arrived at 8am to locked gates. For the next two hours, I froze my ass off while listening to This American Life on my phone. By 9:45am, however, other people started to arrive. And instead of waiting patiently like I was, they jumped the fence and wondered right on in.

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Spyder Infested Shop

There’s a larger photo after the jump. Be sure to check it out… It’s a photograph of the Porsche wing that handled final assembly of the Spyder and it’s a thing of beauty. What jumps out to me the most is the architecture – I’m guessing this wing represents a quarter of a really large quonset hut. Note the race posters lining the walls. That’s pride fellas…

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