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Carraig042

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Apr 5, 2011
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Finally decided it was time to start a dedicated area in the basement for the bike workshop. I have started with a workbench. Made the top from 2x6's ripped to 5" wide to make a 30" wide top. I have the top finished, not sure if I should match the legs or do something different...

Next will be something behind the workbench to hold my tools. I don't love pegboard but it is cheap unless I can find some barnwood or similar for a steal.
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jonKranked

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It is a basement, about 1800sq ft down there. I do not have a planer or jointer, I just ripped the 2x6s down to 5" wide to give a pretty square side. The top is for sure not perfectly flat, but will be great for bike things.
nice. i was confused, it looked like a basement but there is a lawn tractor. i have a sorta similar setup for my shop. it's the backroom in the basement, and i have an exterior door which is awesome to just roll bikes in and out of.

get a sander or hand planer and you can get it flatter.
 

Carraig042

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nice. i was confused, it looked like a basement but there is a lawn tractor. i have a sorta similar setup for my shop. it's the backroom in the basement, and i have an exterior door which is awesome to just roll bikes in and out of.

get a sander or hand planer and you can get it flatter.

I could see that, there is a 'garage door' behind the Husky. We looked for a good while to find a home with a 2 car garage and a full basement.

I plan on getting more tools with each project I do. I need a separate job to find those haha.
 

jonKranked

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I could see that, there is a 'garage door' behind the Husky. We looked for a good while to find a home with a 2 car garage and a full basement.

I plan on getting more tools with each project I do. I need a separate job to find those haha.
in the meantime, you can ask neighbors if you can borrow tools. you have neighbors right?
 

Carraig042

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A creepy guy on one side and an old guy on the other that maybe has a hammer. My dad has a lot and is an hour away if I really need something. Hopefully will inherit some of my grandfather's tools. He has many nice wood working tools, used to make some very nice furniture.
 

HardtailHack

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Is the timber Oregon? I like that stuff, most of the kid's toys I did had some Oregon in them because it looks so nice when it's super smooth.

EDIT- The wheels on the trailer looked almost translucent when it was finished, the grain makes good tread pattern too.
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A creepy guy on one side and an old guy on the other that maybe has a hammer. My dad has a lot and is an hour away if I really need something. Hopefully will inherit some of my grandfather's tools. He has many nice wood working tools, used to make some very nice furniture.
I am a fan of estate sales for tools. I’ve acquired most of my wood shop and welding tools from auctions. If you have the time to spend a few Saturdays at auctions it could save you a few bucks on tools.
 

DaveW

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Instead of pegboard just get a sheet of 18mm plywood (12mm will do if on a budget).
A coat of clear polyurethane or the like so it won't stain or mark, and you can hang some reasonably weighty tools off of it.
 
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buckoW

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I like to get stainless steel from the dump and repurpose it for worktops. Sometimes there are doors or parts from an industrial kitchen. I take a disc grinder to the dump just in case there’s some good stuff to bring home. This one was from a commercial kitchen.

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This was a door.
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maxyedor

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Instead of pegboard just get a sheet of 18mm plywood (12mm will do if on a budget).
A coat of clear polyurethane or the like so it won't stain or mark, and you can hang some reasonably weighty tools off of it.
I second the motion, pegboard sucks.

Thick-ish plywood is great because you can just screw shit to it, add a few French cleats to it for mounting containers, organizers etc and you've got yourself a great set-up.
 

Carraig042

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Apr 5, 2011
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East Tennessee
Finished with the stain and poly. Will add a lower shelf at some point. I do not like the pegboard, but there was a 8' section that was left by the previous owner that I will use for now.
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