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    A couple of Guy things!


    In my younger days I used to repair things instead of buying new ones. My friends and relatives appreciated my skills. Most of the men in my family had " workspaces " be it in a garage or a cellar. At any rate I thought some LF members might like to read this:
    How to Make an All-Purpose Work Bench | The Art of Manliness

    Mind old mind is growing duller by the day ( even though my dreams are getting wilder ) so I was gravitated to reading this:
    How to Be Less Stupid Altucher Confidential

    Have A Really Nice Day Everyone!!
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    Well Lucky, when I've built work benches in the past (when I was an auto mechanic), they had to support a full-size V8 engine and transmission assembly, so I used 2x6 planks for the top, 4x4s for the support legs, and 2x4s for the cross braces - and 16p nails to hold it all together (though I did use REALLY big screws a couple of times)...

    FWIW, when my wife was in graduate school I worked as a mechanic, starting in a 24hr gas station / garage as the night mechanic, then line mechanic for a variety of car dealers including Volvo, Fiat, Lancia, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, Jeep, and VW - finishing up with my own specialty garage for exotic cars (Jaguars, Maserati's, classic Mercedes like 300SL, Morgans, etc). When I started my own garage, that was the bench I built. It could hold two V8 engines without sagging...

    When I had to move my shop to a new location, the disassembly and reassembly of that bench was the biggest job by far!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    $20 Bike Lift

    I use old biker tricks for making my lifts and lift tables and bike elevated workbenches. Even Wooden Engine stands.
    the old manual for flatheads recomend a wooden box about the size of a plastic milk crate. That worked for many years of garage rebuilders.
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    One can build one of the above using plywood, 2x4 boards, 3/4 inch pipe with elbows or welded. Use a car floor hydraulic jack to elevate bike and put on a table like like in the link below
    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...ble_2_0906.jpg

    I quit buying lifts and engine stands and tables long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    $20 Bike Lift

    I use old biker tricks for making my lifts and lift tables and bike elevated workbenches. Even Wooden Engine stands.


    Attachment 4257

    One can build one of the above using plywood, 2x4 boards, 3/4 inch pipe with elbows or welded. Use a car floor hydraulic jack to elevate bike and put on a table like like in the link below
    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...ble_2_0906.jpg

    I quit buying lifts and engine stands and tables long ago.
    LOL! Are you sure that isn't standard equipment at Guantanamo Bay for their interrogation rooms?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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