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R. J. Jul 26, 2015

  1. 87kawzl

    87kawzl Supporting Member

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    IMG_20190101_170953.jpg I like finding new to me old tools like this 2' Starrett bench level.

    IMG_20190101_165029.jpg IMG_20190101_174113.jpg IMG_20190101_174124.jpg The latest project in the basement was some shelves. All freebies from work even the florescent lights. The 4 deep shelves above the bench are 48" long cubicle desk tops. I even had the right amount of the correct tapcons to hang it all, total out of pocket $0.00! I may put some pegboard up one of these days.

    The pic of the shelves wouldn't rotate for me.
     
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    :hello: How did you go about finding that old level. It must date back to the 1920s.
     
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    Very cool. I'm still working on my garage project.
     
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    The level came in the package deal when I married my wife this year. It was one of the few tools left that her father had. It's a heavy beotch, cast iron.

    I still have a bunch of basement crap and tools left at my house that I need to bring here, then get that house ready to list.

    Willy, your project turned out great so far.
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Thanks. Several things left to do. Got my furnace up so I have heat.
     
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    :hello:What kind of set up is that.
     
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    I need a heater like that in my garage real bad! Looks great and I'll bet it keeps the place nice and toasty. I don't have gas to my garage or I would already have one installed.
     
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    :hello: Make sure you have a gas leak detector so that you don't fall asleep & wake up dead. :laughing7:.
     
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    That's a beacon Morris 45,000 BTU furnace. It works great. I usually keep it set on 55 degrees all the time. Bump it up to 60-62 when I'm out there working. When I moved in there was an old ventless heater on the wall so there was already gas there. It's an attached garage.
     
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    :hello: How many square feet is your garage.
     
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    About 575 sq ft. 10 foot ceiling.
     
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    :hello: My garage is 552 sq. ft with a height of 8 ft. I've been looking at window A/C units. For the size that I need they run around $400. I have no need for a heater. We've only had one frost this year & only one night that went under 40*. It's been in the mid 70s during the day & mid 40s at night.
     
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    I really like that cabinet to the left of the filing cabinet
     
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    The drawers are my old 24x36 drawing files. They are 2" deep ball bearing drawers and open up 22" leaving 7" in the back that things can roll into the I can't find it space. Probably should get some no skid liners. Works great for hardware in the little boxes and tools in cases. Once I figure out the permanent home for my stuff I will bring home the p-touch label maker and make things easier to find. 15479322970525901470939641033207.jpg
     
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    :hello: For my Birthday this past Oct. my Sons Jonathan & Jared went in on a New eXmark Quest E Series zero turn mower. It has a 34 " welded fabracated deck. It was $3300 OTD. We each put in $1100. It has a 24 horse 708 cc V twin motor. It as a 5 year home owners warrenty. IMG_6969.JPG IMG_6970.JPG IMG_6973.JPG IMG_6977.JPG IMG_6971.JPG IMG_6972.JPG
     
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    :hello: My new/old electric buffer is still working good after 5 years. It cost $80 from Harbor Freight. The table that it is mounted to I found in the woods. :laughing7:. I put casters on it so that I can push it outside to do my grinding or buffing. That way I don't make a dust storm in the garage. :laughing7:. Also I had to fasten down the cord. One time it wrapped around the buffers shaft. :laughing7:. ____________________________________________ IMG_7257.JPG IMG_7254.JPG IMG_7255.JPG IMG_7258.JPG IMG_7256.JPG IMG_7259.JPG IMG_7260.JPG IMG_7261.JPG
     
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    I wish I had a buffer like that!!!!
     

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