The Shop Fridge

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Project by redryder posted 10-11-2011 07:17 PM 1750 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Shop Fridge was a hand me down from my brother. It runs great. Keeps the beverages cold and the ice frozen but the appearance was less than great. I thought I would see if I could give the exterior an update. New paint. Top door and air vent red, sides and top white and the main door blue. Hammerite-Rust Cap paint. New door handles: Oak and walnut with Minwax wipe on Poly and Minwax Paste Finishing Wax. Oak buttons over the screws. Thanks for lookin’..............

-- mike...............

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Heidi Neely

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 07:23 PM

Ahhh yes, every decent shop needs a shop fridge…we have one as well! Nice fix up job :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 10-11-2011 08:05 PM

You betchum Red Ryder!

Sure looks better than it did… doesn’t it?!

COOL… and you probably used up some leftover paint too! (Yes?)

COOL Bandsaw… is that the 17”er?

We used to have an old refrig. in garage… probably cost us a lot in electricity… One day we got a Offer to Buy from the Edison Co. (our electricity provider)... They would pick it up &Take it away FREE… and they would give us a $50 U.S. Bond (in 10 years or so, would be worth $50)... We jumped at it… Only problem is… I’m not sure if we still have the Bond or not… Don’t remember where we put it… Getting Old is the pits!
Gave us more room to put other stuff! LOL

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 10-11-2011 08:51 PM

Dude….you have a fridge, a window, AND a sink in your shop? I am so not worthy.

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#4 posted 10-11-2011 09:30 PM

Is that in the rec-room area of the shop? lol
(I’m with Ratchet. I am not worthy).

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#5 posted 10-12-2011 12:13 AM

very nice handles those alone wuold have been a major upgrade
but you got over the hill with it …. congrat´s :-)

I have two windows :-) but not a zink or fridge :-( ..... maybee one day ….

thank´s for sharing


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#6 posted 10-12-2011 01:25 AM

Joe sees the bandsaw in the mirror of the first pic. I vote a 14” rikon.

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 10-12-2011 01:56 AM

I vote for Grizzly 17”

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 10-12-2011 02:25 AM

Nice handles. I bet you start a new fashion craze for shop refrigerators.

-- Chuck

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Jacquelyn Smith

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#9 posted 10-12-2011 03:17 AM

Nice job! I took a look at your other projects and notice that you like to make improvements on the daily living situation. I love your newly refurbished frig and yes, all over the top with those handles! I hope you had as much fun as it looks!! Thanks for posting!!


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#10 posted 10-12-2011 03:36 AM

COME ON!!!!!! You couldn’t make the entire thing out of wood? You’re killin’ me, Red!!!!!

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#11 posted 10-12-2011 08:07 AM

I wanted to do mine in spray on bed liner material, is that too redneck? If so how about just a life size photo of Ted Nugent?

Looks Nice, love the handles


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#12 posted 10-12-2011 08:41 PM

I saw an old fridge a guy took to the body shop and had professionally painted. Man, it looked sharp. Above my budget…........

-- mike...............

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#13 posted 10-13-2011 02:56 PM

good lookin handles, great idea, I like your OLY sign, I have an OLD MILWAUKEE sign myself.

-- Smitty!!!

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