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Greetings: Have slowly making my detached 1.5 car old rickety garage into a place to get my stuff done over the past 10 years. Used to service my snowmobile in there when I rode every few days, but since the car restoration became serious, this place has become a multi use shop; with the car parked in a car shelter in front of the garage. Ghetto of sorts, but when you have limited space and big plans, you make do.

Garage is 13 x 25 inside space with only a 7 ft ceiling, but a 2/3 loft I built for storage a few years ago. One wall is a workbench and tool cabinets with shelving above; there's a home built 60 gal 17 [email protected] compressor (fully plumbed with 3/4" iron pipe, drops and multiple outlets, a welding table I built, several work benches, a plasma cutter, Mig welder, metal chop saws, drill press and a bunch of other metal working stuff. There are a few wood tools incl a small table saw that need to be moved from the basement upstairs.
Brand new 2hp HF dust collector sitting in the shed, where the sandblasting cabinet will also move to once all this gets plumbed in after winter.

Over Xmas I built a serious car audio test bench/switching system around a 70 Amp Astron power supply, Odyssey AGM battery and full switching and functional car audio system using an Alpine CD player, and Alphasonik eq/crossover with multi inputs and outputs, driving an Orion 225HCCA high current amp in stereo and a Rockford Fosgate Punch45HD running 2 Ohm mono; all this is powering a pair of Axiom bookshelf speakers and a Fosgate HX2 1000Watt 12" dual voice coil subwoofer. Music we have, as well as the ability to easily test any car audio component from a head unit to a tweeter or amplifier.

Will post some pics once I figure out how.

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Posting pictures isn't that hard Paul.Until you get to 10 posts they have tobe in your hard drive, i.e. not a link to a photo sharing site. If you want to add them to this thread then click on the Advanced Reply and look for the Manage Attachments button. Click on it an a new screen will appear. You'll need to maximize it's size to full screen. Click on the first Browse Files button and it will go to your documents. You'll need to find the picture file you want, possibly in your My Pictures folder and highlight and then click Open. That file name should show up on the first line of the Browse Files section. Once you have all the pictures selected then click on the Upload button and wait for the files to upload to the thread. It will let you know when it's done. Then you can Close This Window and the picture files should show below the text box where the Manage Attachments button is. It's easy when you know where to find everything.
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Hey Paul , here is a pic of the pods I made for my 84 gmc truck. Each pod is lit up with a single high output led.
Was working on an amplifier rack for behind the seat . I had three JL audio amplifiers , and was going to have them all together with led highlighted 1/2” lexan between each . Then on the sides we’re going to be ducts for a blow threw on each side.
Was going to build a bandpass box with 2-12” job audio subs that would be ported threw the back wall.
This all came to a screeching halt after I visited our theatre and got tinnitus
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Nice truck Rick

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Hi Paul and welcome to the forum.

Nice to see another Canadian on board. You will surely enjoy this fine bunch of people and the vast amount of knowledge to share.

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Here's some shop and car pix, also picked up an old Excalibur fence in prime condition - used to have one in the 90's that worked amazingly well - manufactured in Pickering Ontario, but out of business now. Shop is stuffed full of mostly tools, some car parts like the doors and some miscell components, the rest is spread out throughout the sheds, basement and my kids room upstairs.....lol
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Wow that’s a serious looking setup That car looks like an awesome project too, I’m assuming 302?

This machines broken

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some more, incl an effective mousetrap, my home made air compressor setup and whatever else pictoral I can find.
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Interesting, but for your next project I think you need to triple the size of your shop. There isn't near enough space left for serious woodworking.

My wood shop doubles as an exhibits building shop for the NC Science Museums. I design and build exhibits for them occasionally, and my shop needs triple the floor space too.

Welcome to Router Forums. I can see that you at least have one router in there.

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