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Old 01-29-2020, 11:38 AM   #1
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Bought a new house a few weeks ago and one of the first things on the list was to build out the garage. Biggest things on the list were more/better lighting, a dedicated bench for the CNC router and computer, and more bench space for the lathe and drill press.

This is what I started with. 2 car garage, 20'-0" wide by 23'0" deep, with a 9'-6" ceiling. No insulation or drywall, and minimal power.

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Stopped at Home Depot on my way home from the closing to buy 20 sheets of drywall and fiberglass insulation. Got to work right away.

Progress after a few hours:

IMG_20200106_210924 by Casey Childs, on Flickr



Day or two later:

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Got two rows up on the walls and moved to the ceiling. Even with lightweight drywall, a drywall jack is a must.

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After the ceiling was done I finished the short sections of the walls. Even the white drywall makes a huge difference in how bright it is.

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Here is what I will be using for lighting. 12 of these 4' long, 4000 lumen LED fixtures. Mounting them in a 3x4 grid pattern on two switches so I can only turn 6 on if I don't need operating room lighting.

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This is where I was at two nights ago. Drywall is done and the walls have been mudded. I started painting last night so I can move everything to the other half of the garage to finish the last half of the ceiling.

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Old 01-30-2020, 06:03 PM   #2
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Needs more Lights .......

And bigger machines
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Done yet?
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Congratulations on the 2nd house and progression of life. I know by my email and PM's that a comp chassis maker is needed.
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Needs more Lights .......

And bigger machines
It will probably get more lights over each bench


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Done yet?
Getting closer. Had an emergency dentist visit last night to fix a crown that came loose.

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Congratulations on the 2nd house and progression of life. I know by my email and PM's that a comp chassis maker is needed.
Thanks Eddie. I'm working towards that point, even though comp crawling is dead in Colorado.
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Update time. In the push to get the router back up and running I primered and and painted the two walls so I could set the router up in the back corner.

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After I got that corner set up, I needed to start building benches to get stuff out of the middle of the garage so I could finish the ceiling. 8' x 2' x 32" bench for the lathe and drill press. It will get a shelf after I get drywall and paint done.

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Looking out the man door into the garage. Need to add a little more mud on the ceiling then I can sand and finish painting.




This will be the router/computer bench in the corner. There is room for the vacuum and dust collector underneath out of the way and I will pip the vacuum exhaust up and out of the garage to help keep noise and fumes/dust down in the garage.

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Any plans to epoxy coat the floor? That's probably the biggest thing I wish I had done before moving all my crap in... 12 years ago! It'd be so much harder now with the amount of stuff (some of it built-in) that's in the garage now that I can't even consider it.

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Any plans to epoxy coat the floor? That's probably the biggest thing I wish I had done before moving all my crap in... 12 years ago! It'd be so much harder now with the amount of stuff (some of it built-in) that's in the garage now that I can't even consider it.
Not at the moment. As much welding and grinding as I do, I'm afraid it will just get chewed up. Plus I'm just about over my budget and I haven't started electrical yet.
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Very nice. Tons of work, but it'll be worth it in the end.
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Router table is in. Every time I set the router up, I go lower and lower. It makes loading material and bolting it down way easier. There's also room on the end for my desktop so I don't have to go inside to modify CAM programs any more.


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