So, lots of progress. Where did we leave off? Something like this… (its getting better in terms of organization)
Finally it was time to call in the big guns. Todd Clippinger has been begging me for some woodworking lessons ever since he found out about me so I finally let him come all the way over from Montana to California to work with me and pick up some mad skills ;)
Well we ripped up the place and did a ton of electrical work, installed a window, moved a door, and he also relieved me of my worst enemy… the kitchen slider door.
“Good riddance old door”
“Hello new slider!” ...I still have some painting to do.
Meanwhile I started building the enclosed laundry “room”...
And heres another random progress shot I found on my phone:
And with my garage still in shambles, I had to let Todd get back to MT. But It sure was great to finally meet this old friend and kindred spirit craftsman.
The next step has been nagging at me since we moved in… hanging the bikes on the ceiling.
I bought these pulley system kits over a year ago. And this seemingly simple project sort-of kicked my ass. I must have re-arranged and re-engeneered them like half-a-dozen times before I got them all to fit in the small section of the garage that has high ceilings. The challenges included getting them to not interfere with each other/the walls/garage door/etc., and attaching them to the sloped ceiling… way to many trips up and down the ladder.
But once I got them up my garage floor got WAY bigger :)
Maybe now I can start making it look like a proper shop? Stay tuned.
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