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Not much has happened over the last week and a half.  Final trimout of the electrical work was completed.  Still waiting on the power company to run their line to the meter.20200916_150134.thumb.jpg.f08f28144512b037aab67c796e0aff4d.jpg20200916_150235.thumb.jpg.3c11e7c0269481160e989ac1b93e3cbf.jpg20200916_150251.thumb.jpg.9cc7d253aba9a653df90ffb00ac065c8.jpgAlso, started moving things into the new garage...which means finally saying goodbye to the good old carport.  20200919_145142.thumb.jpg.2449ae805990b77ae519f9f77607ff69.jpg20200919_164100.thumb.jpg.7525bc53a938cdac3a578a682f6fa6e0.jpgIt served it's purpose and I am glad that I had it, but I am not sad to see it go.  

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13 hours ago, EmTee said:

So, did the utility company or city make you run a dedicated service to the garage as opposed to adding a sub-panel from the house, or was the house service maxed-out?

Our house service is maxed out.  Either way, I think we would have went with the option of the garage having it's own service anyway.  

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Over the weekend, I cleaned and organized the new garage as best I could.  I can't really work in here like I want to until I have a work bench.  So, that's what I started to work on.  Removed the old work bench from the other garage.20201003_135900.thumb.jpg.a3179236cf3261f0e9284ae35e86c70a.jpgThen, started putting together the structural part of the new work bench.  20201012_162822.thumb.jpg.85a088ca884cfa601f4a74816383d5fe.jpgI don't have a table saw and I really don't want to spend hundreds of dollars to buy one.  So, I made one with a regular circular saw and scrap wood!20201012_162830.thumb.jpg.9a6d4b813f9b31be524900b536375f52.jpg20201012_183948.thumb.jpg.8996b2c58008443f297498acfd9d5bbb.jpg20201012_183958.thumb.jpg.e12455785fc4c1a0b7e1b2131cceb27f.jpgAll I need to do now is make a decent fence for it and I can finish one of my work benches.

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Build the fence for the table saw today.20201014_173638.thumb.jpg.43903fd114f907ece8902b25e10d4820.jpg  @JFranklin, also made a pair of these to keep my fingers away from the blade.20201014_174656.thumb.jpg.c20fe77c38475ec936638623e17859b5.jpgOut of all of the tools I have ever operated, the table saw is what I fear most.  Got to respect it.  I cut my first piece with no issue.  20201014_173627.thumb.jpg.43305ae3a33fedfb5def344605927daa.jpgWent ahead and cut a few more pieces for the bottom portion of my work bench.  The cuts look good.  Now, to finish this work bench this weekend!

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Phase 1 of the work bench is done.  This is my stationary work bench.  I still need to put my vice onto it.20201018_171223.thumb.jpg.455c672eaa6a2fb88020de4216d7379b.jpgI will also add a fold-down portion on the end to extend my work space if needed.  It will also allow for more floor space when I need that more.  On the other side of the garage, I will build another work bench with a fold-up portion.  I want this work bench to be multifaceted.  The idea is when needed and both folding portions are in place on both work benches, I will have work bench space along the entire length of the backside of the garage.  The other work bench will be a roller that can also fold down entirely on the wall.  

 

In the meantime, I need to build a set of small shelves to hold both bumpers from my Buick.  That way, I can finally move both Buicks in the shop.

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On 10/19/2020 at 6:03 PM, Kosage Chavis said:

set of small shelves to hold both bumpers from my Buick

 

an oxymoron of sorts

 

and don't forget, with help, you can hang stuff from the ceiling joists too, tha's what kids are for....,

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I see you have multiple outlets at the bench - that's a good thing!  I'd also suggest that you consider anchoring the bench top with a couple of lag bolts into the studs.  You 'll be glad when hack-sawing or leaning hard on that stuck bumper bracket bolt (or whatever) clamped in the vise.  ;)

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3 hours ago, EmTee said:

I'd also suggest that you consider anchoring the bench top with a couple of lag bolts into the studs.  You 'll be glad when hack-sawing or leaning hard on that stuck bumper bracket bolt (or whatever) clamped in the vise.  ;)

Good to hear from you @EmTee.  I already took care of this.  3 at the top and 3 at the bottom.

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We now have clearance to the new garage.  Here's a before picture showing the tree next to the car.20201108_155600.thumb.jpg.ca9b35a3edc5e469b94321a3251560c2.jpgHere's an after picture with the tree removed.20210217_163256.thumb.jpg.2cc90d54239935097fc774f2ba4fcf36.jpgThe 3 wooden panels were laid against the garage door to protect it from the stomp grinding.

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I don't know, but it's growing on me.  The body seems like it belongs there with the garage in the background.  Makes it look like a car shop from a tv show.  If the kids were out of the house, I'd probably keep it.20210615_181347.jpg.f9647c459329a30eba7cd63c83cdcd56.jpg20210615_181404.jpg.f3ea3a3e538eb5e3918b51038ed1ff5f.jpg

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OK, now I'm jealous!  Next, you need to have an 8x10 picture of yourself done-up in a nice frame.  Place it on the fireplace mantle, coffee table, or other appropriate spot in the house so that your wife and kids will remember what you look like...  ;)

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A small update to the garage.  Lighting is one of a few things that needs improvement.  Exterior lighting would be easiest.  So, I did that first.  20210830_173029.jpg.1eaa8ad006a85017cff389f4cb43a9bd.jpgRan wire and boxes.  Also switched out a single switch for a double to operate lights at both doors independently.20210902_210921.jpg.6b761876627212abf7daea8b917cc454.jpgLights are now functional and they even look nice for the main garage door.20210902_210510.jpg.48edcd80817f03f3b28c06ed6692e21e.jpgI also switched to a matching light at the smaller garage door. 20210901_180725.jpg.46c918cddbc155e9140395e91a05bc08.jpgThat is all for now.

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