Not a bad idea ... it was 96 in the shop yesterday afternoon ... we keep
the house at 78.
I'll let you know how that flies with the other inmates. ;)
That said, my ideal living arrangement would be a 3000sf+, single span
building, with about 1000sf of living space built-out inside (storage
above the living space), and the remainder shop.
Best of all possible worlds ...
Reminds me of a guy that built a hanger on his property. He built out
his living space in the hangar, off to one side that looks out to the
runway and woods.
His daughter has a home and barn on the property... Its a big property.
Out front is his own private runway.
He is the nicest guy, and was a pilot in WWII.
I would love to have the hangar / living space. It's a big area to do WW in.
On 5/23/2012 2:14 PM, Swingman wrote:
On May 23, 10:10 pm, tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com> wrote:
OK - we have digressed his original post into "Reminds".
Many years ago we lived in a small two bedroom house in a neighborhood
of similar homes. Small garages but some had basements. I had
neighbors who rebuilt the basement staircase so it aligned with the
garage door; and then built a "T-bucket" roadster in the basement.
They spent about four years building what ended up being a pretty nice
show-quality car. Half the folks in the neighborhood thought they
were nuts, but they had it planned. It was a hobby, labor of love
and they did the meticulous stuff in the well-lit heated and cooled
basement and then disassembled it, carried sub assemblies up the
stairs and put it back together. (the engine was a real bitch - I was
interested and involved by then). At that point it took them about a
month to reassemble, test and get it on the street.
The first metal shop project in jr high (yep, we had a full metal shop
class, complete with metal (Al) casting facility, at 14 years old), was
a huge floor standing birdcage for my mother. Turned out too big to fit
through the door, so the shop teacher bought it back for scrap and still
gave me an A ... figured he was embarrassed that he had not foreseen the
problem. That was a lesson I learned early.
If have found that with getting a bigger the shop, the projects get
bigger. The shop never really gets bigger untill you move the lawn
mower, wheel barrel, weed eater, yard hand tools, bicycles, etc out.
I did build a 10' by 20' long tent in front of the garage/shop door to
hold the kitchen cabinets before they went to the finisher. 2X4
framing & tarps turned out cheaper than buying one of those portable
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