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Old 04-12-2012, 10:42 PM
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Smile Workshop nears completion!!

I am tooling up to order the -8 emp and figure I should have the workshop in order before I do. I had been neglecting my garage for the past 5-6 years now and as I finished any project around the house I would just dump whatver tools I had gathered onto the huge workbench. There was zero organization and the floor had seen better days. My wife and I hit the garage hard and the garbage man was not too happy with us. We must have had 20 bags of garbage out at the curb.

The harbor frieght tool box will be handy once I get it sorted. I am cutting foam for each tool and it is long and tedious. I also painted the floor and we ordered EXPENSIVE insulated garage doors that come next week. I already had the lighting in place and I had plumbed galvanized pipe for air. A number of years ago I insulated and drywalled (although I did not know what I was doing it is acceptable for a garage) I got a second hand gas heater from a friend and installed that some years ago as well.

This week I got some lumber and started building the EAA 1000 work benches. I am just about finished one of them. Complete with locking casters from my new favorite store, Harbor Freight!!

Installed a new fridge too!!

Definately equipped to handle whover comes over to help!!

EAA 1000!!

Sorry about the crappy pics, the iphone is only so good.

I still need that DRDT-2!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:46 PM
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Tony, Harp, Guiness, #9... gwet some Harpoon and you have got a rivet partner!

Looks good!

My -7 will be done by the time you are onto your wings! Order up!!!

Fly up to 8B0 this weekend! We will be up there! Bring your cousin!

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:52 PM
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If you have Brisk in the fridge I'll come help...... Underage builder problems
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:08 AM
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You are definitely insane, but the refrigerator looks nice. Good luck, but you know this is going to cut into your flying time, right?
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:26 AM
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You know it is quite easy to cut rigid insulation foam and insert it into the garage doors you already have.

No sense buying new ones unless there is some problem with your doors besides not being insulated.

Save some $$$ ----- you are going to need to buy a lot of beer in the next couple years
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:57 AM
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Wish I had space like that, and of course the beer fridge!
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:18 AM
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If we had a "show us your beer fridge" contest, you would surely win. If you stocked it to entice helpers, mission accomplished. I'll be booking my flight today.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:24 AM
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I second Mike's suggestion of high density foam board - great stuff. IF you want it to be relatively permanent, an easy way to install it is with a can of liquid foam - use it like calking glue.

... my shop looks down right ugly compared to yours (and I have no fridge) !
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Wow, that's a shop I want to visit!

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:44 AM
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That's a well done garage shop! I especially like the well-stocked fridge!
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