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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:56 pm

Two years ago I built in the loft over the garage mostly by myself.  Hanging drywall isn't fun especially over your head, but with two ladders and an eight foot "T" bar I got it done.  

It started out to be a place where I could build in a HO gage railroad layout.  But I have found that once you get the layout built it's just no fun watching little locomotives run around.  Model airplanes are so much more exciting.  

It's still a work in progress.  An old computer desk makes and adequate model building bench, keeps everything up close.

Stinks up there now.  I just used aero gloss clear to coat the silk spanned lower portion of the Nieuport 28's wing.  40 years ago when I was into this stuff it smelled rather good.  Now it just smells.  





Nasty day here in WV. Can't get outside so I bore you with my computer ramblings................. Shocked
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:01 pm

That's a nice little room, looks very cozy and and a relaxing place to build.
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:40 pm

Hey neat, Really like the one pictured. Ran Google and ebay and found a few, just not that particular one. I just might have to haul that one back to the cabin and install one of those. Understand that they come with a light kit too.
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Post  RknRusty on Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:32 pm

When our local 1A Mets affiliate baseball team, the Capitol City Bombers(referring to the Doolittle Raiders who trained here), moved out of town, the stadium's pavillion had a bunch of ceiling fans that looked like engine cowls with tiger teeth. Really cool, and they all worked. They were going to save one for me to hang in my shop, but they tore the place down and I never heard a word about it again. Oh well, sooner or later I would have probably stuck the tail of a plane in the blades anyway.
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Post  KariFS on Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:51 am

Very nice workshop! Very tidy and uncluttered.

Here's mine, a work in (slow) progress. It's a garage obviously, and in the Finnish/European fashion a very small one (11' x 18'). It'll be the home for my two Hondas and the entire model/technical hobby consisting of the model airplanes, the said Hondas and such. Still have to organize, arrange heating and build a man-door to the back wall so that I don't need to open the front door all the time. Hope my sons will join me there every now and then, and the wife is welcome too Smile The white "debris" you see in the pic is snow, first snow this year, the pic was taken Nov 5th this year.

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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:27 am

KariFS wrote:Very nice workshop! Very tidy and uncluttered.

Here's mine, a work in (slow) progress. It's a garage obviously, and in the Finnish/European fashion a very small one (11' x 18'). It'll be the home for my two Hondas and the entire model/technical hobby consisting of the model airplanes, the said Hondas and such. Still have to organize, arrange heating and build a man-door to the back wall so that I don't need to open the front door all the time. Hope my sons will join me there every now and then, and the wife is welcome too Smile The white "debris" you see in the pic is snow, first snow this year, the pic was taken Nov 5th this year.


Not quite so tidy. Very Happy  but that's ok, a guy needs his stuff.  A few overhead hangers and your in business.  I like your Bike, reminds me of my old Honda Super 90 that I rode to work, rain or shine.  Snow days I used my Bugeye Sprite.

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Post  balogh on Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:36 am

rsv1cox wrote:Two years ago I built in the loft over the garage mostly by myself.  Hanging drywall isn't fun especially over your head, but with two ladders and an eight foot "T" bar I got it done.  

It started out to be a place where I could build in a HO gage railroad layout.  But I have found that once you get the layout built it's just no fun watching little locomotives run around.  Model airplanes are so much more exciting.  

It's still a work in progress.  An old computer desk makes and adequate model building bench, keeps everything up close.

I truly envy you, I wish I had my own realm like that...but tell me honestly, how do you remove the sawdust from the wall-to-wall carpet each and every day you build? I typically leave  much mess around me every day I build - mainly in the kitchen, or on the porch, weather permitting -, and cleaning up takes half the time I spend on building...
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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:48 pm

balogh wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:Two years ago I built in the loft over the garage mostly by myself.  Hanging drywall isn't fun especially over your head, but with two ladders and an eight foot "T" bar I got it done.  

It started out to be a place where I could build in a HO gage railroad layout.  But I have found that once you get the layout built it's just no fun watching little locomotives run around.  Model airplanes are so much more exciting.  

It's still a work in progress.  An old computer desk makes and adequate model building bench, keeps everything up close.

I truly envy you, I wish I had my own realm like that...but tell me honestly, how do you remove the sawdust from the wall-to-wall carpet each and every day you build? I typically leave  much mess around me every day I build - mainly in the kitchen, or on the porch, weather permitting -, and cleaning up takes half the time I spend on building...

I must confess to being some thing of a neatnick. There is a vacuum stuck away behind one of those doors. Smile

Getting that 24'X12' carpet up those stairs and around corners was an experience though.  Where are all of those relatives when you need them.......



I'm most proud of the entryway door I built out of two bi-fold door sections glued together and cut in half.  Most bi-folds are hollow core, this one is solid and heavy.



Constructed a floor "flap" held up by magnets so I wouldn't in my old age take a header down the stairs.  



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Post  KariFS on Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:34 am

rsv1cox wrote:Not quite so tidy. Very Happy  but that's ok, a guy needs his stuff.  A few overhead hangers and your in business.  I like your Bike, reminds me of my old Honda Super 90 that I rode to work, rain or shine.  Snow days I used my Bugeye Sprite.

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You're being too kind, its a disaster area lol!

The bike is a '73 CB350, a common bike at it's time but good original ones are getting rare these days. Mine is registered as "antique", which in Finland means that the appearance has to be kept in good order and 100% original. Helps me to resist temptations to mess with it too much Smile The other Honda (not seen in the picture) is a CB125, '73 as well, 4-stroke twin like the bigger one. It's the very same bike that served as my daily transportation when I was a teenager in the late '80s, now in dire need of restoration.

Didn't mean to hijack your thread, but I would love to see other members' shops or work areas too, either on this thread or another.
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Post  pkrankow on Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:25 am

Nice light weight trap door. My trap door experiences have been... heavy.

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Post  fredvon4 on Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:42 pm

Bob recently posted his efforts with a new shed

I remembered this cool thread and remembered thinking I really need to refine my personal shop spaces

Nearing 100 years old...RSV1COX- AKA Bob -is one of my CEF heros who constantly challenges me to think outside the box, adapt, get better, and stop procrastinating

Along the same vein, is Ian with his shop and home mods in England... these two fellows, along with several/many other CEF regulars really help me past dreary days

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Post  getback on Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:11 pm

I hear you my long distant friend !! Babe Bee .049 I Love This Forum!
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Post  roddie on Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:55 pm

a two-thumbs up on that! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:26 pm

fredvon4 wrote:Bob recently posted his efforts with a new shed

I remembered this cool thread and remembered thinking I really need to refine my personal shop spaces

Nearing 100 years old...RSV1COX- AKA Bob -is one of my CEF heros who constantly challenges me to think outside the box, adapt, get better, and stop procrastinating

Along the same vein, is Ian with his shop and home mods in England... these two fellows, along with several/many other CEF regulars really help me past dreary days

Jest sayin

Nearing 100 years old????????? Why I'm just a youngster at 79. Smile A little shed update.





Bones are hurting a little though, digging through West Virginia shale is just plane tough, give me Florida's sand any day. Three days of this and I'm ready for decking. West Virginia's building codes classify this as a "landing", ground level. Step to the shed is 2'X6' with 12" centers. Framing is 2X6X10' and 8' with 16" centers. So far I'm less than a quarter bubble off and less than 1/8" east and west. Variables in lumber lengths and widths I would think.







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Post  Marleysky on Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:08 pm

Well, Bob glad to hear that you areyounger than Fred said, ya gotta remember everything is bigger in Texas. So 79 is close to 100.

If WV considers that porch a "landing" just where do you take off from?  Are they assuming you will fall off the steps and "land " there?? Laughing

It's looking good from here!
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Post  Mark Boesen on Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:55 pm

Bob, love the new work shop, lol, here's what you need to hang over the door a DIY prop!
nhttp://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Propeller-Fabrication/
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Post  rsv1cox on Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:49 am

Thanks guys.

Difference is, a "Deck" or "Porch" needs a railing under West Virginia's building codes while a "Landing" does not. Guess if I took a header off a landing I would just bump my little head, while off a deck without a railing I might crack it wide open..... Smile I will probably plant a privet hedge around the front and side though, I really like the hedges on Rod's property. Gives definition. I need to build up more top soil around the edges right up to the joists. Still, lots to do before snow flies.

I couldn't access the website you mention Mark, but I bet it has something to do with a propeller that would look great over the door, I was thinking a horseshoe with the ends pointing up "to catch the luck" but a propeller sure would look great in that space.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:53 am

rsv1cox wrote: I really like the hedges on Rod's property.  Gives definition.  
Bob

Well Bob, there's both good and bad with the hedges.  At the moment we're in Spring and everything in the garden is going crazy (including the birds Crazy Eyes )
I love the look of the hedges but, due to me being kept pretty busy with working, Janet has to do most of the gardening.  
Every time she needs to trim back the hedges I really cop a blast.   Blow up Mad!
I try to keep her happy by buying her a new hedge trimmer every couple of years.

The hedges around the front of the house are Box Honeysuckle.  (The Azaleas looked magnificent this year too)

They grow crazy fast.  If the weather is just right we can come out in the morning and there are 4" long sprouts sticking out where Janet has just trimmed.  I planted that type so that I wouldn't have to wait too long for the English Box to grow.  I shoulda' been more patient. Mad

This hedge separates the yard from the paddock.  It's a Dwarf LillyPilly, native to Oz.  Makes a really nice hedge & doesn't grow near as quick as the Box.


We have a small yard with barbecue outside the living room which is surrounded by a Camellia hedge.  (Seen to the right behind the Weeping Cherry).  The local Parrots love the pods so we don't get too many of the lovely pink flowers.


Not sure how we'll keep up with it all as the bodies age, but for now, Spring time brings out the best in the garden & looks great, thanks to Janet
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:06 am

I enjoyed the tour Rod, beautiful property and well cared for. Give Janet a gold star!

I know how hard it is to trim hedges, our first Florida house. Our second had even more.



But Audrey did her part.



Built a little fish pond out back, stocked it with a variety. Chased an alligator out of there one day.



Finished installing all the cross-members just before the rains came.





This property has an industrial look. Ugly but functional..



Heroes



Sears Craftsmans, cheaper than many. Couldn't get along without them. They have build many landings, decks, and structures over the years. I have probably driven more than 300 screws on this project alone. Still have to lay the decking..... 21 screws per board X 22 boards. They take a licking and keep on ticking.

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Post  KariFS on Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:13 am

Rod, That's a beautiful garden! I like hedges too, but the maintenance sucks. Well, now I have a board fence towards the street, it's beginning to fall apart and needs some paint, nails, screws and new boards at places. No such worries with hedges Smile In my previous place the property was surrounded by a hawthorn hedge, it looked nice but the thorns were nasty. punctured a couple of boots and a car tire once after trimming. And there were like 500ft of it, 5-6ft tall. Nowadays I only have hedge at the property line towards one of the neighbours, maybe 100ft of some "non-thorned" variety, but it grows like crazy, have to trim it several times in a summer. even though we don't keep it as nice and "geometrical" as yours are.

Bob, I like the shed too, and the landing is a great idea. It's good to have a level and dry area near the doors so you can pull your table saw and such out to avoid making a mess indoors, and also if you need to work on some large items. Plus it is great for just sitting around too. Maybe you should make it a "landing strip" RC Plane
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Post  getback on Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:44 am

All you flower garden freaks i love the look but can't do the work!! Leaves With falling of leaves and black walnuts all over just try to keep a strip to walk for now and after the maggots eat the cover get em up clean dry and store , then crack next year or this winter // O i still have some from last year !! Shocked
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Post  fredvon4 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:21 am

Our fault for deliberately settling here in Cen Texas...Wife from WVa, and me from Pacific Northwest, we both would love real trees and enough good soil and rain to have a property that is much like you guys show off in these threads...I share some of these topics with her, and we are both jealous looking at the various properties and how beautiful they are

Living all over the world, sometimes with hedges, and being the kid who did most all the yard work with my dad---

I knew better than to deliberately make a hedge row... Especially here, as I would have to place a drip irrigation system to get them through each long hot summer. But the biggest reason is the constant trimming...If let go too long then trying to get back to some proper shape makes them ugly until they grow out to next "filled in" over sized width

We forced a yard, mostly around the house proper, and let the rest of the 2.5 acre "yard" be seasonal Texas Native...so in the spring the green is mostly weed... but hey, it's green! and mowes just fine...

Any way you guys have some exceptionally beautiful places

RE the comment about taking care of these large areas as we age...

At least once a year the rains here, and then strong sun; gets stuff growing fast enough that she and I can not keep up. I have to hire out a service (expensive because of size)

WE had thought/wondered (jokingly) on the patio this year--- if foster parenting three or four teenage boys (just to do yard work) was sane or ethical....nah...but it did sound enticing for a bit....grin
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:11 am

Almost there.  Knees are killing me.



Never toss your hand tools.  Had to go find this old cross-cut.  A little rusty but saved my day.





Took Kari's suggestion. Less sawdust in the shed.





Install the boarder boards, paint the area to match above the step, haul a bunch more dirt, finish the inside, plant a hedge and some grass in the spring then stain the deck.  Yup...almost done. Sad



Texas in the winter beats WV Fred, but your wife knows that. Smile

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Post  fredvon4 on Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:37 am

Up in the panhandle (Weirton) the in-laws don't have it too bad, winter wise, compared to places Renie and I were stationed

We both sort of miss 4 seasons...but you gotta love BBQ and easy comfortable patio afternoons up until Xmas... Except when the Canada air dips down this far south,, we do have generally milder winter days...starting brisk but, with sun, easily into the mid 40~50s and many times into the 60s as late as Early Feb

Infrequent, but I have sat out 2 to 4 day ice storms here, feeding the fire place cuz no electric

in the 22 years now, we have seen light to moderate dusting ( 1" to 4") of snow often enough...BUT really appreciate it being all gone by 10 Am and not the days and weeks of dreary slushy grey crap that follows a nice snow storm

I/we were fascinated a few years back when the Canadian arctic air dipped way down here and met up with a warm wet Gulf blow right over our place...Snowed it's ass off for 3 hours ( giant beautiful flakes) in the middle of a impressive lightning storm... just at dusk....Drinky poo on the patio and one of the better light shows we ever saw!.... all my shop helpers ran around biting at the giant snowflakes and barking at Ma Nature's loud thunder claps


OK back to the Deck/aka WVa code landing/ aka outside work area...
I did not use a proper Smiley when I said nearing 100... BUT I bet your knees right now agree you are no longer a youngun!

Youuns enjoy the new spaces...looks very good and very functional
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