Get your workshops out!
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.
ThanksPosted 4 years agoOllyMember
disclaimer: I am a workshop manager, so these are professional setups and not expected for a home mechanic
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.Posted 4 years ago
I started out in a garage 😉
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.Posted 4 years agotarquinMember
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!Posted 4 years ago
Very interesting. Cheers. (Any idea how much, if I dare ask?)
That option adds £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.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
(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.Posted 4 years ago
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!)Posted 4 years ago
theflatboy – YGM re. this: http://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/for-sale/hase-pino-for-sale/
😉Posted 4 years ago
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