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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chaz, Jan 2, 2011.

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    I've posted some pics of the construction of our new shop on another thread, and lotsa folks asked to see the inside.
    We finally got moved in this week and I thought I'd share some pictures of the new "Strange Days" shop.
    Strange Days is a loosely knit group of us guys that concentrate on offbeat projects. Wood , metal, autos, and all other materials are fair game. Because of this the shop is set up to work with most any materials. Its also a bit of a museum where we display restorations and other stuff we simply find interesting.


    The gas sign is an old spare tire cover from an RV that has been re-purposed. The Coke macine was found at a yard sale, restored, and now serves as the shops refrigerator. The pinball machine was a gift from a fellow rodder I repaired an oil pan for. The right side of the shop is setup mostly for metalwork, the left side for wood and softer materials The restored kids vehicles are a passion of mine.


    Heres a shot of a lot of the metalworking tools. We are pretty well equipped to produce most anything we dream up.

    The workbench is 20 feet long and has a solid 1/2 inch thick steel top. It is soooooo handy. The cabinets we made ourselves.

    Storage is in bins and cabinets on the back wall. These were reclaimed from a bank demolition.


    More crap to work with.

    These are the cabinets on the woodshop side. I found a little guy named Chris Faibanks to paint them for me a lot of years ago. It was his last job before he headed out to Austin to make it in the big time as a comedian.
    A few years later I was watching Jimmie Kimmel and he introduced a new comedian named Chris Fairbanks.... Well I'll be goddamned-he made it!

    There's well over 100 clamps on this wall, and there are times we still run out while working on projects. The pictures above are some of the Carousel horses we've carved. All in all though, the shop is super well equipped for a bunch of halfassed backyard builders. Hope you enjoyed the New Years tour. If you are ever out this way give us a call and stop in!
  2. tred
    Joined: Mar 20, 2003
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    norm abrams would be proud...
  3. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,208


    That is beyond nice!! WOW, what a cool setup.
  4. Hey Chuck, the walls and ceiling sure are shiny--gloss paint over drywall? Man, it sure looks user-friendly overall :cool:
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  5. xlr8er
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 136


    Space Odyssey - great Williams game circa 76. The 4 player version is called Space Mission. Both fantastic EM games!! The rest of the place is pretty slick too!! Very nice!
  6. I like drywall cause it's pretty fire resistant and I can repair it in a heartbeat! The gloss white lets my old eyes see things. Its amazing how much light you need after age 60!
  7. poofus1929
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 898

    from So Cal

    Very nice shop.:)
  8. rustyhood
    Joined: Dec 2, 2009
    Posts: 719


    Talkin about a kid in a toy store!
    I can see some fun times coming from that new set up!
    Microwave and I don't see a reason to leave! :D

  9. That's the house part. No tours there... Sorry
  10. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,405


    Nice shop - have fun in there
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,594


    Wow:eek::eek: Absolutely love the building and the cool stuff inside of it.
    Gasser Girl
  12. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,169


    Great looking shop!

  13. Ain't it the truth!:D

    Looks great,you guys have really been working hard,,now I gotta ask,,when are you gonna start that woodie 54 Ford wagon? HRP
  14. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,427


    very cool! Congrats!
  15. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,309


    Fantastic stuff, Chaz. Ya'll do some crazy shit. Especially love the Finkster. What about the diner?
  16. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    wow thats beautiful!!!!!
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    Not everything could make it to the new home. The Diner and little city are now being enjoyed by the renter of the old "Strange Days" shop. I do miss them though.
  18. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,945

    from shelton ct

    beautiful, and fully functional to boot. very, very nice. good luck with it.
  19. Great looking work space. It will be fun working on things there.
  20. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,599

    from SUGAR CITY

    That's awesome!!! How does it work? Do you own it and then some buddies just use it as a hobby shop?
  21. fauj
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 702

    1. 57-60 Ford F100s

    INCREDIBLE! :eek:

  22. The building and tools are mine. But I'm real big on collaborative work.Over the years I've seemed to accumulate a bunch of buddies that all enjoy each others' company and working together. Sometimes the projects we work on belong to one of us, and sometimes we just build what interests us. If we then sell it we split the profits. It's worked that way for us for several decades. While I'm grateful for all I own, my friends are the real treasure here at Strange Days
  23. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,600


    wow...just WOW! :)
  24. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Killer shop and pad..congrats
  25. paco
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,139

    from Atlanta

    Kick ass work crib.

    Good luck in the new diggs.

  26. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
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  27. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,485

    from WA

    Really nice set up....every guys dream, on here, I'm sure
  28. cool37
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,861

    from SoCal

  29. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,068

    Bib Overalls

    Didn't you have a "gentleman's social club" in there as well? That would be hard for me to give up. I'm fond of that genre of piano music.
  30. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder

    That is great! Nice job.

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