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Project by MarkTheFiddler posted 242 days ago 1553 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Howdy,

I’m still battling with my Garage. No time for cool projects. I’m just building units to organize everything.

The Bikes – The Poor Poor Bikes. Those guys need some TLC. At least I’ll stop tripping over them.

Materials
(6) 2 X 4
Salvaged 2X3 scraps.
Salvaged Plywood 24X8
Bike hooks $1.99 each at Lowes “Blue Hawk Brand”
Construction Screws

I need to brace it in the center and sell one of the bikes. I think it will good to go after that.

In case you’re wondering – I have thus far built 6 rolling storage units and I’m working on more lofts for the other side of the garage. I don’t have a lot of room yet. However, my good lumber is shelved a lot better. That actually cost me some space. I’m able to work in the garage while building solutions.

My burn pile is getting used – Yee Haa! I can put the tiniest hunks of wood in this tote and know that we get to enjoy it – Like right NOW.

When I built the loft on the other side of the garage, I had to move the freezer. I found our house guest. A rat came scrambling out the back of the freezer and ran for cover. I pulled this nastiness out of the underside.

If you want some perspective – that’s a size 10 foot. I’m going to get that dirty rat!

Thanks for looking!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!





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patron

12955 posts in 1939 days


#1 posted 242 days ago

rat’s a ruck with all this

have a good holidays

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 242 days ago

Good ole 5 gal. cans are good for scraps…
I have three… smaller pieces, medium pieces, Waste for Trash.

Your bikes hang pretty well!

Looking good!

Have a nice Thanksgiving!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 242 days ago

Nice rack, Mark!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 242 days ago

Glad to hear you’re having fun. ;-) Nice storage solution(s). Hang in there, you’re sure to get it all done and then celebrate with some fun projects.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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MarkTheFiddler

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#5 posted 242 days ago

Patron – I need all the ‘ruck’ I can get. Please send me a rucky cat.
Joe – NOW you tell me. ;)
Jim – this is the first time anyone has ever complimented my rack…..

You guys are a hoot! Thank you much!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Rick

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#6 posted 242 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed Mark! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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MarkTheFiddler

1724 posts in 786 days


#7 posted 242 days ago

John, I’m really looking forward to a fun project. I’m going through withdrawals. When the best project I can post is made from construction materials and screws, you’ve got to know I’m desperate.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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BusterB

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#8 posted 242 days ago

Mark….I refuse to compliment your nice rack….dont wanna make Jim jealous…rofl
Another fine build and another step down the path to taming the infamous garage beast… NICE JOB buddy

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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CarverShavings

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#9 posted 242 days ago

Great idea! Bikes are out of the way and you still have good storage on top.

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MarkTheFiddler

1724 posts in 786 days


#10 posted 242 days ago

Howdy Rick, thanks for the compliment!
Buster, I don’t know if I’ll win the one but I’ll keep after it. Btw, I think one gent complimenting my rack is quite enough for one day. I appreciate your tact. ;)
Howdy Carver, every inch counts. Every cubic inch I can reclaim is an inch of stuff that won’t be piled on the floor.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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GrandpaLen

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#11 posted 242 days ago

...just dropped in, to see what condition your condition was in…
...yeah, yeah, oh yeah…

You been MIA, was startin’ to worry some.
So you’re still makin’ dust, [albeit with a broom] that still qualifies as a shop tool, so you get to keep your ‘LJ’ card. Glad to see you found your floor. Storage/organizers are lookin’ good.
Have you made any progress on that desktop to table conversation?

Happy Thanksgiving, Best Regards to you and yours. – Len

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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kiefer

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#12 posted 242 days ago

Looking better and better and some chain attached to the ceiling may help with the sag .
I got some kitty litter pails that are real handy for scraps nice and square ,easy to store and a cat may help with the rat .

-- Kiefer 松

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MarkTheFiddler

1724 posts in 786 days


#13 posted 241 days ago

Howdy Len,

I’m close to getting the garage done. I finally got to the point where I don’t have to move everything to the driveway so I can work on an area. I still have to move junk out of the way just to do something. All other projects are on hold until I’m done.

I only have 2 paid gigs lined up.

One is a custom Super rustic frame for a hand tooled leather clock. We’re talking weathered wood. I’m not real fond of weathered wood. I took the frame apart because I didn’t like how the joinery was working. Any how, I can give it to him for free if I don’t like it. All I’m out is a little glue and time. The time is an investment in learning. Right now I’m learning that I just can’t get a good finished look from junk. ;)

The DR table has to wait a little more and she’s good with it. I told her I can start in January. She says awesome!

Do I get to keep my LJ card?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours my friend.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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MarkTheFiddler

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#14 posted 241 days ago

Howdy Keifer,

Thank you sir for the compliment.

I agree with suspending the whole shooting match. I’ll get there pretty quick.

Thanks for the off-cut tips. It just occurred to me that I should keep about 10 pounds of saw dust in one of those bags. Last week we worked on my old car. We ended up splashing a little oil on the drive way along with some brake fluid when I changed out the entire system. I actually had to precut some boards to get enough saw dust to absorb the spills. ;)

I wonder if I can rent a cat? We have 3 dogs and none of them like cats. Maybe I should put the pooches to work.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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BusterB

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#15 posted 241 days ago

Mark… i am not sure I have ever been accused of having tact before. The word tacky has been tossed around a few times though….lol I have nary a doubt you are gonna tame the beast buddy

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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