Originally Posted by StevenD
Did you get it from one of the LM surplus sales?
I built a 3,000 sq ft workshop myself earlier this year, and had next to nothing to put in it. A guy down the road from me buys trailer loads of their surplus stuff and sells them at the back of his car sales lot. I believe he pays 30c a loaded lb for it all, he slipped up and told me this, and I use this to get hiom way down on price.
I've filled the workshop for next to nothing. Along with that huge metal bench, I bought smaller welding tables, ESD benches, workbenches, filing cabinets, shelves, and 5 really awesome custom made rolling peg board systems (each has a 8 foot by 8 foot double sided pegboard with storage at the bottom that rolls on castors). I can move whole pegboards of tools around the workshop at ease. I also got a huge rolling toolbox for $600 that retails for $4,000 - its pretty cool as it still has the "Joint Strike Force" stickers on it, and originally had a layout of each tool it contained. One of the cabinets I bought was a little dented on one side, but I chose if over a better one because it has a really old school "Warning, do NOT store classified documents in this locker" sign on it. Its one of my favorite cabinets.
Other purchases include a autoclave I now use to powder coat small parts, a large HEPA shop vac, and other items I'm sure I forgot. With 3000 sq ft to fill I was his #1 customer for 3 months or so.
I'll post some pictures of all the stuff this weekend.