How to Pass the Time Waiting for Your GT40
I ordered my RF deluxe kit around Xmas. While waiting for the big day when I can start building, I decided to try and get some other things done in my shop . I knew once the car arrived any other big projects would be put behind the car so I decided to tackle the biggest woodworking project I have ever done (the only other thing Ive built out of wood is a martin house).Starting Jan. 15th and for the next 3 months in my spare time I converted the back end of my shop into my own little pub . I already had a fridge, stereo, and a big slot car layout , and would hang out in their long after any full sized car work was accomplished .
I first built a back bar cabinet , then the bar and finally a cabinet for the 52 inch big screen to sit up on.
the bar is 8ft , with a 6ft x 16 inch recess that is 3 3/4"
deep. I had a piece of tempered glass cut to match .
The lower front of the bar has 16 glass blocks flushed in with red rope lighting behind. The fridge , stereo (with cd and a turntable) , trash basket and some shelving are behind and under the bar. A friend loaned me a nice big table saw, jig saw, and roller tables that made this job possible. All i have is a small table top saw, circular saw, and drill.
I added pendant lights above the bar and halogens in the back cabinet, all with dimmers. Finally after waiting a month (back ordered [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]) my chairs came. I had to glue them all together and finish them as well.
Now I'm sourcing a 48 inch box brake, some better lighting for the front working end of the shop and some new tools.
I look forward to working on the GT , then when Im through for the night I can catch a good show on Speed,or listen to some Sinatra, and relax with a cold one.
Regards , Dan Weilacher [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]