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    This is for Garro. It's not expensive and does not need to be. On sale at HomeDepot aka "Adult Funland" purchased after a serious hissy fit over the fact I had a billion toolboxes. This helped immensely. Some nostalgic stickers Garro, I'm 50/50% motorhead to bicycle nut.
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    Rochefort 8 ::thumbs up::
     

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    WHAT?!

    One shall not mix the bike tools with the general auto/moto/etc. rollaway....

    it's just not done...you should know that

    seperate building is ideal of course but different work area is the very least that is acceptable
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by witcombusa View Post
    WHAT?!

    One shall not mix the bike tools with the general auto/moto/etc. rollaway....

    it's just not done...you should know that

    seperate building is ideal of course but different work area is the very least that is acceptable
    One side of the shop = bike tools.
    other side = framebuilding tools.
    Nice stuff, TT!
    All my stickers are on the shop door.......
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    Love it!
    those clamps are just at home in the bedroom as in the work shop

    when i see tool boxes like that, I NEED to see a full ashtray. i just do.
    "make the break"

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    Tools are tools. It'll be alright Witcomb.
     

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    I have no unfinished space for a shop these days, I do all my service on the patio.
    So a while ago, I reconfigured all my tools into about a dozen plastic storage boxes
    that can easily sit on closet shelves.

    Stuff is grouped by speciality tools, and then by function,
    (cutting, allen key, combination wrenches, etc)
    It works pretty well for me. It's very portable, I just grab the
    boxes I need and take the ones outside for whatever I'm working on.

    -g
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRuss View Post
    Tools are tools. It'll be alright Witcomb.
    Having made my living out of "toolboxes" for 30+ years, perhaps I'm a bit more particular than others....
     

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    i'm also a motorhead. all my automotive tools and general tools are in the garage. i've got a corner of the basement carved out for the bike workshop. the bike box, atmo:


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    My setup. I have special bike tools segregated into a couple of drawers on the top box, The black box is mostly machining stuff and small frame tooling.
    The big blue box was something I made when I worked at a sheet metal shop. They were throwing away a large cabinet shell that they'd bent 1/2" out of square. I cut it down from 72" to 36", an used one half to make the top and bottom. I got drawers bent out of 316 stainless, and scavenged some really nice bearing slides. I cross drilled the side handles like old style machine gun barrel shrouds.
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    Because I never felt Grand Rapids was anything other than a temporary stop I never built a proper shop bench. So my Craftsman tool box sits on the floor, which is really disgraceful.

    The big tires are my Continental tires for the GTI. I just put my Bridgestone Blizzaks on tonight so the summer tires are in the garage in a stack. The Craftsman box has some stickers on it and the real estate is running out. The cool ones are from Richard Sachs from NAHBS in Austin a couple years ago. And a bunch of Cateye magnets are stuck to the case.

    It's a good tool box. Deserves a proper work bench. I suspect my future looks more like Grant's than a full on garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Because I never felt Grand Rapids was anything other than a temporary stop I never built a proper shop bench. So my Craftsman tool box sits on the floor, which is really disgraceful.

    The big tires are my Continental tires for the GTI. I just put my Bridgestone Blizzaks on tonight so the summer tires are in the garage in a stack. The Craftsman box has some stickers on it and the real estate is running out. The cool ones are from Richard Sachs from NAHBS in Austin a couple years ago. And a bunch of Cateye magnets are stuck to the case.

    It's a good tool box. Deserves a proper work bench. I suspect my future looks more like Grant's than a full on garage.
    Something like this should fit in that space.

    48 in. W x 24 in. D Workbench with Storage-UB400 at The Home Depot
     

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    I bought the Snap On off the truck when I first started working for Veltec in 1990. The bottom box needs to be replaced, but this setup has served me well for many years.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by witcombusa View Post
    Having made my living out of "toolboxes" for 30+ years, perhaps I'm a bit more particular than others....
    eh, Sandy, you are just more particular than others. I have known mechanics who worked from a pile of mismatched and chaotic piles and others who need everything organized perfectly or they cannot work. Some of the best mechanics and machinists I have known are represented in each of these communities.

    You are just "particular". Those who attend D2R2 benefit from your neuroses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edoz View Post
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    The big blue box was something I made when I worked at a sheet metal shop. .
    love the blue box and the story of salvage and creativity that made it happen
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    Pics coming soon. Bad habit I learned from working at Anvil..... Buy badass boxes for badass tools. Spent more on my tool box set up (52" double stack for work and one for home) than I did on a car last year.
     

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    Unfortunately, my tool collection is not yet large enough to warrant a badass box. I do have access to the shop at work though, and the VAR and Campy tool collections are astounding...
     

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    My "shop" has evolved from this, when I was living in an apartment:


    to this:


    More stuff has been added...


    Little tool box.


    Wheel building takes place in a corner of the bonus room. Lots of room for improvement here, but it's functional.
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    Here's my shop...

    'Helping one of my sons build up a NOS Coppi (with NOS Campy parts, etc) and my other kid shaving in the shop mirror...!

    It's a shop connected to our carport, dedicated to primarily (vintage) Italian bicycling gear, and car maintenance, with ample storage space (see stairs) above in the garage attic.

    Nifty place.

    Jim
     

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    we all have fetishes ...




    un abrazo,
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