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SavageSun's Fab Shop

Snap together floor tiles

Floor tile going down

Gotta have a flat screen tv

6ft work bench

Welder, plasma, AC corner


Fridge for cold drinks

Tool chests

Combo, drill press, chop saw, bench grinder

Drill press side

Chop saw side

Bench grinder side

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do..."Think Different"

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What every Jeeper needs is a well equipped shop to work out of.  That said for many of us a nice 1000 sq ft shop is just not practical for more reasons than one.

We retired to Scottsdale and bought a house that we planned on keeping 2 years then selling and by that time we would have our feet on the ground in a new location and we would find the perfect house.  Well after a couple of years we decided we really loved the house we were in and other than a 2 car garage this was our final paradise.

Problem was the 2 car garage did not jive real well with my hoped for separate shop.  So what was needed was a plan to convert the garage into a shop and a garage too.

The Conversion:

1)  A good paint job on everything except the floor.  I wanted to lay down a thick coat since it is a garage so I rented a sprayer and put 6.5 gallons of paint on the walls, ceiling and cabinets.

2)  Install a floor.  For this we ordered up a set of plastic snap together floor tiles for the garage from COSTCO>  they are also available from Sam's Club.

3)  Install electricity for lights, welder, plasma cutter, power tools etc.  I got dedicated 220 for the welder/plasma cutter and then a dedicated 110 for the air compressor.  This keeps these from sharing any electricty with washers, dryer and other household items.

The lights are on the household circuits.  I used 4 dual 48 in shop lights with a cool polished alumiun tread-plate design.  I also installed the same design power strips above the countertop on the cabinets and above the 6 foot work bench.

4)  Get it organized:

*  6 foot work bench

*  2 NSF chrome 6 foot shelving units

cabinets across back wall

*  2, 5 foot tool chests

*  Combination platform that is moveable and holds the bench grinder, DeWalt 14 in chop saw, and Craftsman 10 in laser drill press.  

*  Then I built a welder, plasma cutter and support tools cart with off-road tires so I can move it around outside the shop.

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