On the Outside

RideCache

So this isn’t spam. By that, I mean that I have no stake in RideCache and I’m not getting paid to post this. The man behind the idea, Gary Bixler, is a friend of mine. A few weeks back he took me to lunch and pitched his idea and I found it pretty intriguing. So much so, that I agreed to feature RideCache on The Garage Journal with two purposes in mind:

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Wyley & Gene’s

Was doing some antique shopping and ran across the above print. That, my friends, is my kind of building. And those doors… Lust.

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Vintage Station Signs

A very good friend of mine gave me this sign for obvious reasons… All evidence points to it being manufactured in the 1940’s, but here’s the thing – I’ve seen very similar signs in a number of different places across the country. They all share the same typeface, the same colors, and the same build characteristics, but of course, advertise various stations and repair shops. This leads me to believe that someone in the 1940’s and 50’s was selling customizable porcelain signs to service stations across the country.

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A Weird Snap On Box

The other day I was at an old machine shop in Austin and saw the strangest Snap On box. Essentially some form of storage was on three of the four sides – making what was essentially a mobile tool island. You gotta question the functionality of it, but the old fart that was using it said it was the best box he had ever had.

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The Samurai Workbench

I don’t do a lot of wood working, so this isn’t a bench I’d use… But I have to admit, I love watching this guy build this thing. It’s gorgeous.

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