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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-12-2013, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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As I posted earlier today, I acquired a new workshop; An Office Trailer. This one is just as bare
as Beastie was (if not more so) with a couple exceptions; he has a window a/c unit in in the wall,
baseboard heat, and three florescent light fixtures in the ceiling. (Whereas, Beastie had no lights
inside, and the only florescent one is the one that Ken put in for me just this past Spring I think it
was.) Oh yeah! And an alarm system that will deafen you if it goes off!!! (complete with motion
detector) and grates on the windows for security as well. I believe it was at one point broken into,
thus the reason for the extra security, which will come in handy for me. One break-in was enough
for me.

Below are the three pictures I have of him so far (I have a video, but I need to edit it before I get it
posted anywhere.) Just as I did with Beastie, I plan on keeping a picture diary of his progress. The
nice thing about this one, I have more windows, and hope to be able to improve the dust collection
here.

Portions of the floor need to be overlaid, as I found a couple soft spots, but that won't be hard, and
Ken has the experience with building my work tables. I plan on selling Beastie with his tables intact,
in hopes of it helping to sell him. This one, just as Beastie did, has a few cosmetic problems, but I plan
on taking care of that. I thought about calling him pumpkin, as he has orange trim as orange as a pumpkin,
but then thought better of it. Still considering a name for this guy; with the rust runnin down the side, I
may call him Rusty. I dunno, but I have time yet. As for the color, I've decided to make him all white, or
a shade of off-white. I was going to go with Forest Green in place of the Orange, but changed my mind.
Right now, I just want to get the floor fixed and make him Winter-Ready. I'm hoping to make some serious
sawdust in this one; and the best part of this whole thing? No starter problems to worry about!!
The Envoy hauled him without a problem, but it won't be moved around a lot, as I really don't like the idea
of hauling it with less than an 8 cylinder.
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LOL.

That was going to be my comment....

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Where are you going to store this one, Barb.

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Just as I got knowing Beastie you went and obtained that. How could you???
Congratulations!!

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Hope Ken puts a lick of paint on that BEASTIE 2., it also just dawned on me you two KEN & BARBIE maybe you should deck her/Him out as the barbie mobile
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lol James. Too funny. Storing him at the moment where we have Beastie to
make the change over easier. Up and at 'em early this morning to get over
to our storage unit where our little trailer is to get the materials to start working.
Ken is going hunting this afternoon, so what we get done will most likely be
what we can accomplish before he leaves. I'll spend the afternoon working
on other things. I need to get window coverings, and I have to find a way to
redo the screens like I did in Beastie... DANG just remembered that! I need to
do the screens on that! *and the list grows longer....* lol

lol Esko, sorry dude. Couldn't pass up this boy. And thanks. Getting excited
about getting it work-ready. Ken & I were discussing where he's going to put
up the walls for the storage and the "potty room" yesterday. I've gained a half
a foot in width, but I think the length will be about the same, if you take into
consideration the cabin, or the seats up front in Beastie.

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LOL Pete... caught that, huh? Ya know, we were married before anyone even realized it.
The girl who sang at our wedding was telling her aunt that she was singing at Barb n' Ken's wedding,
and she busted up laughing, and when she asked what was funny, her aunt said "Get it? Barbie n' Ken?"

As for the paint, yeah, already up on that. He is a bit on the ugly side, but I think I'm going to do
him all white. I would LOVE to put something on the side for Out of the Woodwork, but I don't dare. The
thieving b*stards around here would be in there in a hot second. Gonna try and clean him up a bit today,
see how bad off the paint is - I noticed yesterday that I got white "chalk" when I wiped down the rust line.
May have to just get the dust off, and paint right over the rust run-off. We're gonna paint over the grates,
too. That should help with the run-off of rust. What I really liked was the tiled floor, but that's gonna end
up being covered by the new flooring that's going in, so I guess I'll have to deal with the wood. (Unless I
get a piece of linoleum and lay that down on top of it... we'll have to see.)

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White is a good choice. In the winter it will not soak up heat like the green would. But on the other hand, in summer it will not soak up heat like the green would. Might want to look at Rustoleum paint.

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Good find Barb. I remember those trailers well. Probably made by Satellite? In my past life I worked for general contractors. Those types of trailers were my field office for many jobs.

That should make a nice shop. Plenty of head room for shelves and such.

Good luck with your new project.

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Up here ones like that are made by ATCO or Alberta Trailer Co. and are well insulated to be comfortable in any season. Is yours going to be better than Beastie that way?

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I have to agree very good find. I too spent a lot of time in those trailers. Thousands of lunches, decisions, discussion, stories, lies, hiring, firing, being fired , naps, etc. It should give you many years of great service.
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