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    also, that was spam
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    The wheel tree got delivered, so my daughter and I set it up in the garage. Works decent with 18 inch wheels, but would probably be awesome for 13s for the Rabbit


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    can you add wheels to the base?
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    Quote: Originally Posted by joel View Post
    can you add wheels to the base?
    You could. Or you could order the one with wheels for an extra $10. I'm probably going to order another wheel tree for MK1 wheels
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    Wanted to add wheels to the parts cleaner and noticed that one of the large HF dollies was the perfect size. Always good to have everything mobile in the shop!

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    After 2 years of running just a shop vac on my sandblast cabinet, my shop vac died. Decided I should build a dust separator, so I built a 'thien' one out of a 5gal bucket. Haven't tried it yet, but I've only heard good things about the design. It's supposed to work like a cyclonic dust separator.

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    I've toyed with building a dust collector, I've got a lot of drywall work in my future, would help filters last longer
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    Wanted better tunes than the little bluetooth speaker I've been using so I set up my garage receiver/speakers. Wanted the speaker out of the way and found they fit with about 1/4" gap in the stud spacing, perfect!

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    Also changed my powdercoat setup to optimize more space in the oven. Previously I either put things on a tray or hung them from posts I screwed into a tray. The oven has shelving so I could hang things from a tray in the oven, but I needed a way to hold the tray with hanging parts outside the oven. Threw some scrap wood together and got this. Works great and is much easier to coat.

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    I wish I had some rafters... or just more ceiling height

    Working on my garage a bit lately.. can't wait to have something for music in there
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    Hmm.. I need a new receiver for my garage setup. Mine is missing a channel, and turns itself up randomly.
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    I've got a 20 year old Pioneer receiver, paired w/ an equal vintage Pioneer 6 disc (cartridge) changer running through a pair of Bose 201 speakers (also 20 years old). It was originally my main stereo until I upgraded to an Onkyo receiver & Polk towers probably 8 years ago.
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    I was instructed to at least make an appearance here, so here's the one shot ill give yeh all of the disorganized mess that is my old man's shop. (that I sorta stole from him for a couple years to build a blue thingy)


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    I'd love more details... garagejournal style. I'm fixing up my garage soon and am always curious what people have done with their garages
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    Finally got around to getting a drill press, have needed one for a long time. Did a lot of research and shopping and decided to go with the Porter Cable 15" from Lowes ($319 regular price - $50 coupon). Used drill presses are apparently made of gold on craigslist and people ask the same or more than new. This model is the only one in the 15" range that actually has 4" of stroke. To get that in any other model, you have to step it up to a 17-20" drill press and spend almost twice as much. Should do the job just fine for me.

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    Awesome.. I remember feeling like my dad's tool connection had "made it" when he got a drill press
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    Quote: Originally Posted by alxdgr8 View Post
    Finally got around to getting a drill press, have needed one for a long time. Did a lot of research and shopping and decided to go with the Porter Cable 15" from Lowes ($319 regular price - $50 coupon). Used drill presses are apparently made of gold on craigslist and people ask the same or more than new. This model is the only one in the 15" range that actually has 4" of stroke. To get that in any other model, you have to step it up to a 17-20" drill press and spend almost twice as much. Should do the job just fine for me.

    IMG_20150316_222902685 by alxdgr8, on Flickr
    I know what you mean about the made of gold comment... I looked for about a year for an old drill press on CL before I finally found this one. Made in Canada in 1961. The castings are so nicely done and it is crazy heavy. The spindle is still very true and it drill like a champ. It was on for $100...I didn't even try and bargain the guy down. Note the house light switch mod someone did at one point...

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    Have you guys coated any of your garage/shop floors with epoxy? I'm thinking about doing it, but not sure which one to go with.

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    I've looked into it a little... followed threads on garagejournal, etc. I'm not sure I'd want to take the time to do it
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    I figured I'd do it before I move in, it'll be really easy and not TOO time consuming considering it would be empty already. I'm thinking now or never kind of thing haha, just not sure if it's worth it.

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    I've never heard great long-term results from applying those type of finishes to anything but freshly poured concrete
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    you certainly need to prep the concrete first... clean really well, apply whatever prep is used for the sealant or epoxy, then go from there. A good application takes a very long weekend, at minimum.
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    Even with grinding, acid cleaning, etc, I've seen them have problems within 5 years or so :\
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    there's always something like race deck too..
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    Wow, really? That's not long term at all... I was thinking 10-15yrs. I don't really want to do like a race-deck, I would think it would just trap moisture and cause issues.

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    Quote: Originally Posted by twardnw View Post
    I've never heard great long-term results from applying those type of finishes to anything but freshly poured concrete
    Same

    We bought some plastic garage floor tiles like the race deck brand. Does not trap water underneath and was really easy to install.
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    Guess I'll go with the race deck style mats. I was wanting to do the epoxy floor treatment, but having issues after a few years in no bueno.

    On a positive note, I extended the garage light circuit and swapped single bulb lamps for outlets. Huge difference with 3 LED shop lights vs two pretty bright bulbs. Now to save for more LED shop lights
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