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  • Get your workshops out!
  • bencooper
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    Workshop 1 by Ben Cooper, on Flickr

    Think about what tasks you’ll be doing where, and lay things out so you can get around stuff. For example I need to be able to get all the way around a bike on the stand, but I only need limited access to the tube bender. Stuff like that.

    Premier Icon masterwatson2000
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    I’m in the process of building my workshop in the garage out of old chests of drawers, a good workbench top and lots and lots of spare shelves I have accumulated from Ikea battles. I’d love to see how you’ve built yours, and if there are some handy tips for me to get the most out of my limited space.

    I’ll post up some pics once I have assembled something that looks vaguely like a finished space.

    Thanks

    gonzy
    Member

    @ ben cooper….that’s not a workshop….its a factory!! πŸ˜‰

    LoCo
    Member


    IMG00035-20100507-1405 by Loco Tuning, on Flickr

    From when we setup 3 years ago, looks a bit different now.

    and a picture of the front of the workshop.


    aston by Loco Tuning, on Flickr

    nonk
    Member

    Look at that car loco I always said you charge to much for Orings now I have proof

    LoCo
    Member

    πŸ˜€ Not mine (sadly) πŸ™

    esher shore
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    some of my previous workshop setups for your perusal

    disclaimer: I am a workshop manager, so these are professional setups and not expected for a home mechanic

    Olly
    Member

    disclaimer: I am a workshop manager, so these are professional setups and not expected for a home mechanic

    πŸ˜‰

    Epic. And i thought my line of screws on a bit of old decking was organised. needless to say, none of the tools are on the screws, they are strewn around the house.

    bencooper
    Member

    @ ben cooper….that’s not a workshop….its a factory!!

    Even more so since I added a tube mitring setup πŸ˜‰


    Chainstay mitring – test setup. by Ben Cooper, on Flickr

    grum
    Member

    Lol, only professional mechanics have posted up so far. No sure anyone else will bother now.

    bencooper
    Member

    I started out in a garage πŸ˜‰

    My advice still holds – think about what jobs you’re going to be doing where. Not really time-and-motion stuff, but decide what you want to be able to do, and especially with bikes make sure you can fit the things in and still have room to get all around.

    trail_rat
    Member

    i would post mine BUT stupid internet here wont let me onto picasa web albums πŸ™

    citizen kane
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    Even more so since I added a tube mitring setup

    I’ve got one on those.

    tarquin
    Member

    Big drawer integrates into the racking under the red tool chest and all my hammers are in there.

    Keep my bike tools in there, have 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2″ socket sets, low entry aluminium jack hidden away.

    Then a bike stand tucked away out of shot which I get down and fold the legs out when I need it.

    Spare freezer in the corner and that’s a TV above the road bike as my girlfriend uses the treadmill and does exercise videos that kind of thing on the matted area.

    I spent a long time building it all up and making sure all the plastic boxes fit on the racking, just need to find somewhere to store those big square tabletops in the middle of shot. 120cm square so awkward to hide!

    bencooper
    Member

    I’ve got one on those.

    Nice – one you made yourself?

    theflatboy
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    Ben Cooper – that’s a Hase Pino on the poster on your ‘shop wall, is it not? Do you happen to know if it’s still possible to get them with a hand-cycle adaptation on the front seat?

    sangobegger
    Member

    Pics are just pure porn – put it away you dirty dirty man.

    bencooper
    Member

    Ben Cooper – that’s a Hase Pino on the poster on your ‘shop wall, is it not? Do you happen to know if it’s still possible to get them with a hand-cycle adaptation on the front seat?

    Hello, yes, they still offer that πŸ˜‰

    theflatboy
    Member

    Very interesting. Cheers. (Any idea how much, if I dare ask?)

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Nice work with the Rexroth Ben,I am making my own bike work stand with that stuff ,it’s awzums πŸ™‚

    Hope the roofers come in this weekend to finish of my super shed/workshop.
    Getting excited about moving all the stuff in and setting it up.

    bencooper
    Member

    Very interesting. Cheers. (Any idea how much, if I dare ask?)

    That option adds Β£1250 inc. VAT. I don’t have one here, but I’ve got the Kettwiesel Handbike if you want a look at that.

    Nice work with the Rexroth Ben,I am making my own bike work stand with that stuff ,it’s awzums

    Yup – but I didn’t build it, it’s an Alex Meade jig modified a bit. I’m going to use the same stuff to make a jig for recumbents, though.

    theflatboy
    Member

    Cool thanks. May have to start saving the pennies!

    Pigface
    Member

    LoCo that looks like New Tredegar, havent seen where you are so just a guess. I know you are in valleys somewhere.

    Esher is one of those at London Bridge?

    theflatboy
    Member

    (I’ve only just realised that you, Ben, and Kinetics are one and the same… – don’t suppose you know of any 2nd hand Pinos around, by any chance? πŸ™‚ or would let me know if any pop up?)

    trail_rat
    Member

    pillar drill lives in the corner now. behind the shelf

    going to rearrange it soon though , once all the pikeys have left and i can have the doors open to move stuff out and put it back in how i want it …..shelves need turning and put agains the back wall and the bench between them.the bench on the RHS needs moving towards the front and the bike stand can go in that side opposite the tool stack so i have my tools to hand.

    bencooper
    Member

    (I’ve only just realised that you, Ben, and Kinetics are one and the same… – don’t suppose you know of any 2nd hand Pinos around, by any chance? or would let me know if any pop up?)

    I don’t at the moment, sorry – best thing to do is bung me an email and I’ll make a note just in case I hear of one. Velovision.co.uk is also worth keeping an eye on.

    theflatboy
    Member

    Ok, cheers, I will email you. To be honest the cost might be a bit of an issue right now anyway but as you can probably imagine the options for such things are pretty limited so we’re definitely open-minded as and when there’s one available a little less than new-price!

    (Sorry for the thread hijack by the way!)

    Retrodirect
    Member

    Many more tools since then, and the bike on the blackboard now exists.

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