So… I haven’t been feeling well all weekend so I didn’t really get any shop time in. I went out there today but just walked around aimlessly I wanted to write down a few shop project ideas on my white board… and actually use the thing since it takes up so much room on the wall… But I couldn’t. Why? Well… because there is a giant RAS sitting in front of it.
Then I went to do a couple of other things… guess what? RAS in my way. That thing is a beast. I wandered around looking around my shop trying to figure out a good place to put it where it will be out of my way while I work on it. I found that there is no good place. It’s big, bulky and I hit my arm on it which made me do…. well… you could call it a “not-so-happy dance”.
I haven’t decided if I will keep this thing or trade it in for something I may find more useful. So for not… I’m going to move it. At work I have a two car garage that I have use of (yep… all for me. My boss must love me). So I’m going to move it there. I have tons of room there and it will not be in the way at all. I also have electric there and lots of space so I can work on it there. It’s a win-win for me. Now… I just need to find someone to help me load it up and move it. LOL. I BARELY was able to help the guy move it the first time. And I got a nice bruise on my arm… STILL… to prove it.
In case you are wondering about this amazing 2 car garage that has electric and all this space and wondering why I don’t use it for my shop. Or why my boss lets me use it…. Here’s the story…. We moved into this property earlier this year. There are two buildings. One… obviously is our main building for the business. Lots of room. All the room we need. There is a slight hill and at the bottom of the hill is another building. It’s basically a poll barn. It has a large garage door and an entry door. There is no driveway to it. It’s long since been over run with grass. Actually… I don’t think there ever was a driveway. There is also a sink hole nearby… but not anywhere close that it’s an issue. BUT…. the lack of an actual driveway and maybe the sink hole nearby is why my boss never uses it. So… he said I could use it. It’s about 5 minutes away from my house which is handy. But… I have four kids. So being able to drop a project immediately and tend to them is a must. I do plan on using it though. I store all my “stuff” there (ie Christmas tree, decorations and other) that I don’t want to take up room in my shop. And… I have lots of lumber stored there. My 100 bd ft of cherry is there. If I have a big project to make that I don’t have room in my shop to do… I may do it there as well. Like a set of bunk beds that I may be making soon. (after the 50 billion other projects I have in my head). And soon… so will my RAS. :) So that’s the story. I will be deeply saddened if we ever move. I love that garage.
Gonna buy me some evapo rust this week and get that thing moved. Will go from there. Thanks for all the comments in the previous post. It’s definitely something I need to think about more.