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kicked this one into gear -
[BOB] What's your workshop look like?
some of you with bike workshops would send us a pic. I went and
bought some bike stuff yesterday from a local guy who lives in
a mansion and his basement workshop was full of cool stuff. I
could spend the afternoon there just checking it all out. The
centerpiece was the old VAR workstand he had.
don't yet have a workshop but I'm trying to set one up--gotta
get rid of all the junk in the way first. My plan is to hang some
of my favorite old jerseys from the ceiling for a splash of color
to the otherwise drab space.
few of us dug right in and sent some photos or links into the list,
but rather than have to track down archived threads, it seemed a
dedicated page might be in order. So - here we go!
your photos got included and you don't want them here, pop
me an email.
you haven't yet sent in your photos, feel free to send the link
or photo to me, and I'll add it. I've now revised this main page
so it is not so photo-laden. Clicking on an iBob's name below will
take you to their workshop photos. (Note - some links will open
separate webpages which have been constructed elsewhere.)
course, if you want to be listed, send
me what you got!
Brooks - Jim Clark / Topcat James -
Cyclofiend Jim - Bill
Connell - Chris Cote - Jim
Foreman - Charlie Fortner - Sarah
Gibson - Dan Goldenberg - John
Gorham - Kris Green -
Beth Hamon - David J - James
Johnson - Andy Marchant-Shapiro
- Christopher L. Martin - Kevin
MacAfee - Patrick Moore - Jon
Muellner - Charlie Petry - Jeff
Potter/OYB - John Speare - Steve
Sweedler - Carey Weitzman - Alex
couple folks have pointed out this Gallery of Workshops:
stuff - check it out!
to those on the road - The Traveling Toolboxes of the Pro Team Mechanics
here to see the photos
stuck at home today, and used some time to offer a belated 'entry'
into the workshop thread. I haven't properly figured out this Flickr
thing. There's more descriptive text that you can see by clicking
on each photo during the slideshow.
Seattle, Washington, USA
from New Mexico. Here are a few pictures of my "shop", which is
actually an old 70' mobile home located in Moriarty, New Mexico.
The entire mobile is the bike shop except for those parts of it
sharing duties with the home/business office, exercise equipment,
computer room, and electronics shop.
get to work on bikes in the house during the winter, but upon project
completion, tools go back in their box and things get tidied up
- it's our household "project" space, so there are consistent demands
upon it. In good weather, I work outside.
envy all of your basements and well-sealed garages....
love seeing other people's shops, it inspires me to actually organize
my bike stuff. Let's revive this thread in about 4 months when my
shop is consolidated in the garage again, it'll give me a good excuse
to clean it up. At the moment, it's slowly migrating to the basement
as i do some winter tinkering, and the basement is a little too
small to photograph well.
St. Paul, MN
Cote's "Old" Workshop:
have half of a 24x42 unfinished basement (minus the furnace, oil
tank and large chimney) as my workshop now, but in the last apartment
I lived in, I had a roughly 8'x8' shop.
have to say that my basic work area is the garage but I keep it
uncluttered enough so I can always get the car inside. I can't see
parking a $20,000 car in the driveway so you can keep a $200 lawn
mower in the garage. About the only time when the cars were relegated
to the driveway for any period of time was (more...)
Fortner's Bike Storage Shed:
a Bike Barn" with Charlie Fortner
few months ago I posed a question to y'all about bike storage lockers,
and from the dearth of responses it seems no one had built their
own. So with a new circular saw and a bunch of lumber, I struck
out on my own. You can see the results here. http://rentrof.net/gallery/bike_shed
It is ~8' wide, 6' deep, 4'x5' (back x front) high. It fits 7 bikes
and might fit 8 if there weren't baskets and bags on some of the
bikes. Total cost will probably be ~$600 when it's all done. Overall
the framing took most of a weekend (this was my first framing job),
and the other tasks were completed piecemeal over the evenings of
the next couple of weeks. I learned LOTS and wouldn't hesitate to
do this again.
its just that catch all fer bicycle bits and where i work at home
ifn i dont get things done at the shop mostly i just hang out there
and dig thru stuff always searching fer something...
Kansas City, MO
Located in my basement.
are a couple of mine.
loaded photos of my basement workshop here
didn't shoot the end of the basement that has another eight-or-so
bikes hanging because the floor space beneath was untidy, but after
seeing Alex' I somehow don't feel quite so self-conscious.
Green yes, the fishy-complected fat guy sweating away on the rollers
first one's of me at work, technically that could be considered
"cheating" but there it is. (more...)
Hamon - Portland, OR
used to have a full unfinished basement. But now I have just a small
space to work (spare wheels and such stored in the attic or shed).
have a tendency to err, umm, "spill out" into the living room. (more...)
attached a few pics of my shop, which is in a sort of cinderblock
building behind my house. i'm in the middle of a number of projects,
including building out some freebie bridgestone frames i recieved,
and tuning a friends un-bobish bianchi.
my "workslop". No basements down here, but who needs one when you
can work in the driveway about 50 weeks a year! http://chuck.kichline.com/bikes/workshop/
Marchant-Shapiro's Workspace Description:
workshops. When I lived in upstate NY, a large section of the basement
had been partitioned by the previous owner to do woodworking, with
a nice heavy workbench, a grinder, all the goodies. So, of course,
we had to move to Wisconsin, and the house had a workbench--in the
detached garage, which made it uselessly hot or cold, except for
spring and fall, when it would be merely mosquito-infested.
spouse didn't care for the house, and we wanted each of the 4 kids
to have some privacy, so we built a new house. And my spouse, who
designed much of it, remembered me!
basement shop is relatively small, at about 9'x9', but it has a
deep laundry-style sink with running water, a workbench that I put
together from heavy shelving stands and plywood (I miss the old
3" thick bench, but I can replace the top on this one for about
$10 whenever I want), lots of storage (some above and below the
bench, some in 4 "cubicle shelves" that I picked up when they got
eliminated at work), the water (of course) and two electrical circuits,
each with its own breaker.
yeah, we had them put in an outside vent so that I could build an
exhaust fan above the bench for soldering and/or chemical activities.
Works nicely. And the door locks, so that I can keep small hands
out of sharp objects and/or holiday/birthday presents of which they
shouldn't yet know.
workbench is about 8' wide by 24" deep, and the 3' (approx) between
the top shelf and the workbench itself is backed with a perforated
board for hanging tools. The fan is mounted through the top shelf
for exhausting noxious gases, and two "cubicle shelf" flourescents
(retired from work) on the bottom of the top shelf provide good
working light. Bike stuff, house stuff, toy stuff, rocketry and
electrical/electronic stuf f occupies much of the free space, but
I recently got organized and most of i t is in labeled boxes (on
top of the shelf above the workbench) or drawers (i n plastic boxes
on the wall next to the stack of "cubicle shelves").
I mentioned that I love my spouse?
L. Martin's Workshop:
are 3 .jpegs of my basement workspace at home here in deeply rural
Springfield, Illinois. (more...)
Deeply rural Springfield, IL
- Saw your posting on the various lists so thought I would send
pics, now that I straightened it up. My shop occupies the top floor
of a 26X28 garage that I built a few years back.
St Paul, MN
I'm in. I dragged out my digital camera and took two photos. The
work area is in the southeast corner of my garage, and facing the
garage from the outside you are looking, more or less, east. There
are opaque glass windows at the top of the east wall, under which
the bikes hang. The bottle of grappa is meant to accompany the chain
stewing in the crockpot.
a few shots of my little basement workshop. Some Seattle iBobs have
been down here, but I think╩the cool, tomb-like atmosphere╩scares
Port Townsend, WA
is "My Shop" hope to have inside pictures as soon as the electric
is hooked up.. (more...)
Charlie Petry, PA
Potter's OYB Workshop:
the OYB Shop Empire, starting with a 3D "stand in one place then
turn around" view of the workshop area, including my shipping desk.
wanted to post some pics of my shop for a while, but I kept hesitating
because I wanted it to look nice, neat and professional. (more...)
John Speare Spokane, WA USA
are two pics of my basement workshop, sorry to be so late to the
Plymouth, New Hampshire
the stuff my partner and I have accumulated over the years we manage
to field a pretty decent home shop. (more...)
I go overboard.
is one of those times.
painstackingly detailed walkthrough of my basement. If you actually
read the whole thing you'll probably even know more about the basement
organization than my wife (or me if I'm tired). I used a flash when
photographing this stuff. I hate flashes, but basement lighting
is really tricky.
a Bicycle to the Gallery
update: December 30, 2008