Garage Re-Do #8: Almost There -- Mega Model

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Blog entry by MyOldGarage posted 02-06-2009 05:20 PM 1057 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Craigslist -- Going Outbound! Part 8 of Garage Re-Do series Part 9: Progress -- Sweet, sweet, PROGRESS! »

I don’t know how many people have went to this extreme, but it’s about the only thing I have time to do right now . . . it takes very little time to add/refine to the Sketchup model. Here’s what the garage looks like in it’s current form . . it’s about 90% there. I don’t have some things in there yet, but it’s a pretty good picture:

Right now the biggest thing is the clutter . . . the “before” photos were a bit of a worst case scenario. The empty spot in the pic along the back wall is where the one worktable I had was, so the MGB clutch parts and old RC car stuff got booted in the floor. There’s just a ton of stuff that needs to be put away properly, but figuring out what’s good/bad/etc.. is the key. I’ve had some nibbles on my Craigslist items, but nothing else has sold. It’s probably time to drop the prices a bit more and give them another round of listing.

Speaking of which—I still follow along on Freecycle/Cheapcycle lists and snagged a pair of Carhartt Bib insulated overalls for working in the garage. That’ll help a lot on keeping my jeans and clothes from getting mangled in the garage. They look pretty toasty and fit really good. A little snug around the midrange, but that’s just my gut. :-) Working out a bit in the garage and elsewhere will help that. ;-)

This weekend hopefully we can get some more time to get stuff off the floor. There’s a truck seat that will be gone soon, so that’ll free up space, and some other things will be given the boot also. Maybe I’ll get that plywood out and build a shelf under the one workbench to gain some space and get that thing out of my sight. I’d love some overhead cabinets right there for storing things, but it’s the question of building or buying . . I know which is cheaper and what takes the most time. Sigh

-- Bradley Miller, Blue Springs, MO -

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-06-2009 05:33 PM

This is turning out pretty good. Sketchup is a nice planning tool and doing this gives you practice with the software. As far as the cabinets go you may be able to get some cheaper than you could build, especially if you use the classifieds or Craigslist, but it is satisfying to simply build your own. I kept the cabinets my father built when I remodeled the kitchen but built the rest of the ones in my shop. It is time consuming but it is woodworking and gives you an excuse to spend some time in the shop.

But it is a difficult decision. Have fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-06-2009 05:44 PM

wow, you actually park in your shop? NICE! lol

what we sometimes do is get all the things we can’t really sell on craigslist and donate them to salvation army, or other organizations that can make use of it. we also have a swap shop in town where you can bring items instead of trashing them, and people that can use them cans just pick them up… sometimes the space you gain is worth the $20 you’d get for those things.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 02-06-2009 09:12 PM

Looks good on paper/screen. Now you gotta follow the Nike slogan, Just Do It.

Still want to know what’s going to happen to the MG.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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