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  1. #11
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    wait! washer /dryer. wth. those gotta go too;.

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    Dude! I thought I had a lot crammed iny container!
    My tricks:
    Rockwell mill (small)
    Put cabinets right and left of the mill
    Hang stuff from the ceiling/walls
    Put the welding stuff in the garage and live with moving it.
    My welding table slides and swings on a 2" pipe that goes from floor to ceiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gambler View Post
    wifes yarn cabinet has to go
    (HaHaHa) You must not be married.

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    Could change:

    Exchange 4 x 8 shelving for smaller
    Lose the smaller shelving unit
    Exchange Bridgeport surface grinder for smaller
    Lose the 2 x 2 setup table
    Lose the cutting bit precision grinder
    Sell the floor model Craftsman drill press
    Sell the Miller 210. Buy Miller portable MIG.

    SERIOUS evaluation of smaller tools to see what I immediately need. Move the rest to the shed. The rest for sale.

    SHOULD buy back some space.

    STILL need the POD.
    Last edited by John Buffum; 02-06-2019 at 06:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    I wish that was the case over here. A 4x8 foot 1" steel plate has always costed 50+++ times more than the equivalent 32 board feet of premium oak, cherry, etc.
    One inch think cherry here is quite expensive. I got my 3x8 ft x 1.25" hot rolled bench top for less than 300 bucks. That was a while back though. JR
    My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

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    Steel. .283 cu in per ounce. 3x8 foot x 1.25 = 477 lbs. Scrap prices are $0.90 per pound. Today would cost $430. Fine retail steel would be higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCRider View Post
    ...At this point in time steel is cheap. Good lumber costs more than steel by a long shot...
    Yeah, I don't know where that came from. Steel prices--in fact all metal prices--are at an all time high. We're paying
    more today than we ever have...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LKeithR View Post
    Yeah, I don't know where that came from. Steel prices--in fact all metal prices--are at an all time high. We're paying
    more today than we ever have...
    Maybe lumber in his area is all cut down by hand, bark stripped by bare hand, rough cut by hand saws, dried by blowing air with mouth, and hand delivered, etc.
    Work hard play hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Buffum View Post
    I have a problem, but it's a GOOD problem.

    My garage is 20x20, but, to access something, I have to move something else. That means too much stuff.

    The general plan is to hire a POD, and move everything into it. Paint the floor, walls, and ceiling.

    Now, comes the hard hard part. I have to decide what stays. Yard sale the rest.

    Maybe next year, a smaller surface grinder. The Bridgeport is BIG.

    Endless drawings.

    The shed is not yet maxed out, but I don't want to fill it with useless stuff. VERY LITTLE garage stuff to move to the shed.
    Do you have high ceilings? I was able to add 120 sq/ft to my shop by building a mezzanine with a nice walk-up staircase. I run up and down that thing all the time and it's a very welcome extra 120 sq/ft of space. Plus provides storage under between the floor joists.
    Work hard play hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Buffum View Post
    Could change:

    Exchange 4 x 8 shelving for smaller
    Lose the smaller shelving unit
    Exchange Bridgeport surface grinder for smaller
    Lose the 2 x 2 setup table
    Lose the cutting bit precision grinder
    Sell the floor model Craftsman drill press
    Sell the Miller 210. Buy Miller portable MIG.

    SERIOUS evaluation of smaller tools to see what I immediately need. Move the rest to the shed. The rest for sale.

    SHOULD buy back some space.

    STILL need the POD.
    Lose the weight rack and weights, you don't need those if you just keep lifting your machinery around enough often

    Clamp two Kurt vices to 1" 4130PH bar and you get your biceps covered

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