Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

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Jose Rivera
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Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by Jose Rivera » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:45 pm

Here are some panoramas of what my shop looks like now and what it looked like at the beginning.
8) 8)

The first picture is how I got started three years ago.
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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by GlennW » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:44 am

Looks like you could get a LOT more machines in there now! :)
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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by Jose Rivera » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:55 pm

Already have !!
These are views from other sides.
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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by GlennW » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:08 pm

NOW were gettin' somewhere...

Looks great!
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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by jj39 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:56 pm

where you park the horse & buggy :D

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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by Jose Rivera » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:20 pm

Hahaha!

Second on status!
They sleep outside.

The washer and dryer may be next if I can figure out where to put them :lol:
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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by MachineMitch » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:44 pm

Nice panoramas, Jose! Love the different angles you posted to show the different things you have in the room. It seems like the garage shop has definitely improved and become more developed over the last few years. I can't even the imagine the amount of work that you've produced in that one room. Heck, putting machines IN the room must have been a job in itself. Very cool, man. I'm hoping to set up shop sometime soon. I have a lot of woodworking tools, but not much in the way of welding and whatnot.

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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by Jose Rivera » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:37 pm

I spent nearly two years buying equipment.
Since I cannot justify everything new, I had the patience to get lots of good deals on eBay.

I'll say tat for the last year the shop it's been ready to use.
A big loss in my house had me bombed for months but I am pushing my rear to get moving again.
It's been hard I tell you.
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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by ken572 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:17 pm

Jose,

Thats lookin mighty fine. When the washer and dryer leave the shop, that could be a nice
Cad area.. :idea:

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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by Jose Rivera » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:05 pm

It could, but my CAD area takes the whole family room :lol: :lol: :lol:
And is there without interference to my garage.

What that could do is hold a vertical air compressor or my little EMCO Compact 5 that is kind of blocking one of my isles.
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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by Hawk99 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:34 am

Jose,

Sure looks good. Great shots to show what is in there. You are sure making space usable. I thought I had plenty of room, but am finding out there are still machines out there that I seem to need. No matter how much room we have, we can fill it.

Frank

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Re: Pictures of my garage shop as of Sept-2010

Post by Jose Rivera » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:32 am

Like the chaski member motto " There is not such a thing as enough tools ! "

I would love to have a small shaper mainly to do things that are either hard or nearly impossible with a mill or a lathe, like putting key-ways on holes.

Also an automatic surface grinder comes to mind. My little Rockwell is fine, but it can wear your arm out cranking back and forth.

Of course a wire EDM but I've never seeing a small one yet.
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