Re: Repair Stand - Harbour Freight
i am always lookin for ways to utilize what i call "wasted space" as im limited to a 20x20 garage/shop. i have probly gutted and re arranged it 10x's in the 2yrs i've been down here....almost everything i have is on wheels, roller cabs, workbenches, blastin cab, parts washer, mig, you get the idea....i have a grey Sears work bench which i have mounted a vice, a drill press, a grinder, a scroll saw, and a combo disc/band sander. i call it my "mini machine shop" all power cords go thru holes bored next to or underneath the machines and are plugged into a multi-strip so i can wheel it out into the driveway or where ever have 360* access and use one extension cord to power up the whole work station ...ok i know im gettin long winded but heres my point.....for a bike stand....how 'bout mounting/lag boltin a threaded pipe flange to a ceilin joist/rafter...havin a lenght of pipe (determined by a comfortable work height) and usein elbows and a tee....you can have a suspended stand...you wont have to worry about it gettin knocked over..you'll have 360* access...still have floor space to roll around on a stool as i do...and when your done just un-screw it from the ceilin flange and store it in a corner...or mount some spring clips (the type that hold brooms an such) on a wall and snap it in....you could probly fab it out of 1/2 black pipe from the 'Depot or Lowes ....
just a mornin brain storm = too much caffiene.......
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