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Old 12-20-2011, 11:42 AM   #181
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Nice work on the shop! And your fixtures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:02 PM   #182
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Nice shop man. That thing is going to be a b**** to heat this winter with those open rafters! Love the old BP too. I used to run one like that and its beauty was in the simplicity of setup and making quick parts. Do you have a lathe? I see turned parts but no turning machine...

Get some insulation in that ceiling!
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:10 PM   #183
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Maybe just staple plastic sheeting to the rafters for the winter to help keep the heat in
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:10 PM   #184
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After the holidays I'm going to be installing the ceiling and insulation in the ceiling. So this is just a first step for that to happen. My efforts can be redirected again now that the house projects are finished up for this season.

A lathe is on the short list...
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:55 AM   #185
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What you gonna do with that big window once you get it down?
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:36 AM   #186
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You have a truly great shop and some amazing skills. I seriously need to learn to work in metal. Looks like so much fun.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:53 AM   #187
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@LoRollinLS: I have another one just like it I took out of the shop. They're yours if you want them! Once it's down though, they are either going to the recycling center or anyone who wants them. When I removed the other one which is identical in the front of the shop, I was taken aback by how heavy the darn thing was. It was one of those "OH Sh*T" moments.

This gives you a good idea of what was there:



Midway:



Pretty much done:



Reviewing these photos right now and it's quite the change. The inside alone is completely transformed. Can't wait to really button this thing up and get the walls painted in the spring...
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:32 PM   #188
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I really like the organic feel of your shop. I'll bet it is an inspiring place to create you bicycle art! I am really enjoying this thread.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:04 AM   #189
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Okay I am more impressed even after two months since the last time I saw your workshop here on GJ! The images are in the pile of photos folder that I will be pulling ideas from when I finally get a chance to build my workshop /office in the next couple of years! Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:22 AM   #190
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I've enjoyed reading your thread, 44.
One thing that struck me about the space inside was it's overall focus. When you go into a typical 'small (manufacturing) business as a customer, you might be walking up to a desk or counter. The 'shop' area is usually 'in the back', kept away from the customers for reasons of appearance, safety, or whatever. Your emphasis is on the work itself, right out front. You're not visiting a 'manufacturing company' you're visiting an artist's studio.

One suggestion that's probably already in your plans....
The building could use some kind of 'apron' around the front door and 'garage' door - perhaps interlocking stones or something like that.......
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:52 AM   #191
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Looks really really nice I hope one day I'll be able to have my own
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:19 AM   #192
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At awe..............A Wilton with a view......what more could a vise ask for?
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:42 AM   #193
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@LoRollinLS: I have another one just like it I took out of the shop. They're yours if you want them! Once it's down though, they are either going to the recycling center or anyone who wants them. When I removed the other one which is identical in the front of the shop, I was taken aback by how heavy the darn thing was. It was one of those "OH Sh*T" moments.

This gives you a good idea of what was there:



Midway:



Pretty much done:



Reviewing these photos right now and it's quite the change. The inside alone is completely transformed. Can't wait to really button this thing up and get the walls painted in the spring...
Hahaha. No thanks! I have no need for them, lol.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:49 AM   #194
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@LoRollinLS: That's what I figured. So I now figure it's plan B: Throw that SOB as far as I can...

@Krash Kadillak: You hit the nail on the head. I want my clients to experience the work and craft right as they step through the door. At it's heart this is indeed a studio that will exude all things bicycles and steel. There is something planned with the abundance of granite around the shop including walkways, etc. There will also be a small garden to add some greenery / winter interest. I've also got something planned as a type of "awning" over the door too. Insulation first though. It's decided to bring winter while I was gone...

@atxgsa: Stoked to be in the pile of inspiration. That's a good place to be.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:37 PM   #195
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Nice, Nice Really nice work! Way to go!
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:35 AM   #196
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Those windows are sweet! I wanted more windows in my garage but i live to close to DA HOOD.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:43 PM   #197
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Nice work. Really love the detail on everything. Keep the pics coming.

What are you planning for heat?
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:42 PM   #198
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Burning some midnight oil. 23 deg. out and still dropping tonight. Just finished up the rafters. (I'll take a pic when there is better light.) Also ordered up my ceiling material (same as the walls - 7/16" OSB) and will be delivered bright and early this friday morning. Stoked. Insulation and finishing the double set of doors on the inside will be next. Thinking about fixed propane heaters for heat. Gotta do more research and visit a shop up the road from me that uses something similar. Right now the shop's an excellent "wind block"... but that's about it!

Ventured up to Vermont to a buddy's shop to use his lathe. Had to make some round parts for my frame jig and make a few adjustments. Boring out a large spacer:



The spacer with a part to hold the new 44mm head tube standard:



And in use on the jig:



Also had to nip off 10mm from another part on the jig to accept 100mm wide bottom brackets. The relief is where the old shoulder ended:



And getting put to good use:



More soon.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:53 PM   #199
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Nice man! I'm always motivated when I read this thread to go out and do something...
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #200
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Now that the light is better, shot of the rafters and improvements:



I was thinking about that window up there and the other I have and I think I may use them to break up a portion of the space by painting/hanging them from the ceiling on cables. Better than just ending up in a landfill perhaps... More on that soon.

Supplies!



OSB for the ceiling. 2x4's for the set of double doors going in next to the mill. Conduit to finish up the wiring/lighting.

Fitting the chainstays for my snow bike proto. That's four inches of fat tire clearance!






O/A setup. Victor J-28 and regs. All used (except for the lines). New to me!

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