Big, Ugly Green Box

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Project by nmkidd posted 05-30-2010 08:25 AM 2611 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Presently my little shop is over crowded and noisy at times….........I started this beast a few weeks back to rectify both the space problem and to have a place to house my compressor…....outside!! Finally got a second coat of sealer on it and moved it into place.

For the most part….......this is all left over (lesson learned from Scrappy) 1/2 in and 3/4 in plywood, 2×2s and 4×4s, finish is some miss tint Cabot exterior stain from Lowes, and some hinges from the Habitat Restore. I put some air vents in both ends, ran a piece of 1 1/4 in pvc between the box and my little shop for the air hose and power.

If isn’t raining ….the top can be open…ramp is for easy removal for maintenance.

It’s not pretty…........but it serves the purpose!!!!!

Until the next time….....Adios

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 08:57 AM

Hey, you do what you gotta do and it’s even better when it works like you wanted it to and it didn’t cost anything great idea.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 10:06 AM

Nice to see you too are busy reorganising the shop…

-- Be safe.

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#3 posted 05-30-2010 10:35 AM

it’s big ,
it’s green ,
it does the job ,
and it works !

congrats on your first solo flight !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 05-30-2010 11:36 AM

Cool way to open up space when it is at a minimual.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 05-30-2010 12:16 PM

Practical is good

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 01:13 PM

A good solution to a crowded shop. Thinking outside the box or shop is a good thing.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 02:25 PM

That is a good idea for sure. I wish my compressor and dust collector were outside or in a separate room.

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 04:05 PM

One drawback. You’ll probably experience more moisture intake with it being outdoors.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 06:07 PM

One positive thing to think about, I don’t think you will get that much moisture intake being that you are in a “dry” state although during the rains you will. Good job on the build, I didn’t see any way to lock it down on it? Safe area or not concerned about this walking off?

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 06:19 PM

Looks like a good idea


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#11 posted 05-30-2010 08:09 PM

Re-purposing materials is a great thing to do. I wish I could do that on all my projects. I’d also love to get a noisy compressor out of my shop. Thanks for posting\\\\1

-- Gary D.

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#12 posted 05-30-2010 09:20 PM

Bearpie…....hasps and lock hadn’t been installed yet…....needed item around these parts!!!

Thanks for the comments all!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#13 posted 05-31-2010 02:50 AM

Hi.I did about the same thing for my compressor, only i built a small lean to to the outside of my shop. about 4’ by6’ one problem it is not heated in the winter and it gets pretty cold here in Ne . in Jan. every time it tries to kick in when it is real cold it really overloads the motor. I think it messed up one of the capacitors on the motor last winter.

-- wchips

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#14 posted 05-31-2010 06:46 AM

It’s ugly, it’s green but a piece of art!

-- Paul

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#15 posted 05-31-2010 03:38 PM

Nice solution to a problem. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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