Time to make some changes to the shop. #9: Remembering the past...

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Blog entry by AngieO posted 09-18-2014 01:51 AM 2125 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Update... Not much to tell. Part 9 of Time to make some changes to the shop. series Part 10: Shop storage solutions for dead space. »

I know I want… And need… To make changes in the shop. I just ran across these pictures. I forgot about them. Gives me a lot of motivation.

This…. (I’m sure you’ve seen before….) Was my original “shop”

Of course… My fav… My pallet bench.

Then of course…. This was how I did anything. Some plastic tables and my pallet bench.

This is what the garage looked like…. BEFORE I got started.

At the time before this I solely worked outside. You can see the workbench I built in this pic. Everything I had was stored on that bench. I wheeled it in and out for projects once I got it built.

Then… It looked like this…

I do t know… Hard to believe. Can’t wait to look back at what it looks like today and “remember” those days. Lol

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 02:00 AM

Angie you are movin along! I still love to work outside doing sanding and painting, under the umbrella of my walnut tree. The more tools I acquire the smaller my shop gets! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 02:34 AM

Sure have made progress. I remember when you started all the shop stuff. You’ve been thru a lot to get your shop up and going. Proud of you … proud for you

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 03:18 AM

The trips down “Memory Lane” with our shops are priceless. Gotta know where we have been to know where we are going. Great job on your progress in both your shop, and your journey as a woodworker. Looking forward to future updates.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 09-18-2014 03:43 AM

Progress you have made, don’t think back just forward

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 09-18-2014 05:08 AM

I am seriously jealous of your shop space! Looks great and you are making some tremendous progress!! Keep at it!!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#6 posted 09-18-2014 11:02 AM

Big improvement from where you started.

Just remember, Baby steps, Angie … Baby steps!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 09-18-2014 04:06 PM

Here’s what I like best about looking back… Sometimes I need the reminder of where I started. I worked hard to get it where it is now. And if I keep going…little by little it will come together.
There really is not “if…I keep going”. I should say AS I keep going.

In reality… I have a great shop as it is. Just need to clean it up and make it safer and easier to navigate.

You guys… As always… Are awesome!!

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#8 posted 09-19-2014 12:17 AM

I’m seriously jealous of your whiskey stash!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 09-19-2014 12:53 AM

Mean_Dean…. Too funny!! One of my good friends works works at a liquor store. I got all those boxes from him to pack up the ex husbands junk to get it out if my way. Lol.

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#10 posted 09-19-2014 03:29 AM

You showing a nice steady improvement over time. Keep at your own pace and enjoy it more than ever.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 09-19-2014 11:45 PM

AngieO, you are like the Jeffersons…..........”movin on up” :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 09-21-2014 12:41 PM

That’s right Roger and before you know it she’ll be like the Jetsons out of this world.

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