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Evolution of a Shop #22: A yard sale? C'mon, man!

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Blog entry by Cory posted 07-14-2011 04:40 PM 3059 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 21: Large Cross Cut Sled and Huge Lumber Rack Part 22 of Evolution of a Shop series Part 23: Clamp cart update »

After finishing the dresser/changing table for my niece, I was excited to get started on a few more projects. Much to my dismay, here’s what I’ve been looking at in my shop:

Not only that, but it’s been a little steamy in my un-conditioned garage:

We got a break in the weather today, and the yard sale is Saturday. Hopefully I’ll be able to get in the shop and create some dust on Saturday evening.

Thanks for looking.

Cory

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.



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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 07-14-2011 05:09 PM

Cory, You’re supposed to have the yard sale in the yard, not in your shop…..lol. I would be looking for a Goodwill store close by after the sale….!!!! Hope you do good, and make the happy buck….can you find your tools?

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Cory

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#2 posted 07-14-2011 05:14 PM

Thanks, Rick. My lovely bride is staging everything in the garage, then moving it into the yard on Saturday morning. I CAN see my tools. If I walk gingerly and don’t trip over a bouncy or a race car then I can even touch them. I’ve been instructed not to create any sawdust, though, until Saturday afternoon. Anything that doesn’t sell is going to Goodwill, pronto!

At least the weather is nicer here today…..

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#3 posted 07-14-2011 05:18 PM

Be damn careful that the stuff does not remain in your shop after the sale. I have a huge issue with that right now and also with a child in college who moves from place to place and with each move is using my shop to store more and more stuff. Boundaries are strongly advised. (Good Luck on the sale)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 07-14-2011 06:03 PM

WayneC,

I just took a look at your shop, and you don’t have enough room to store your college child’s stuff, with all your stuff….lol. Looks like you could use a storage rental unit. With all the equipment you have, you don’t have room for any extras…..One suggestion for a little more room: get rid of the peacock…..he don’t look like much of a guard dog bird….lol.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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William

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#5 posted 07-16-2011 02:27 PM

Be careful.
Be veeeeeeeery careful.
It’s a slippery slope.
For some time I was too leniant in family storing stuff “temporarily in my shop. My shop started looking like a resale shop storage room. Then it got to the point that certain people (oldest son who moved, brother who was remodeling, wife who just hoards stuff) was sticking more stuff in my shop without even asking.
It got to a point of no return where I was going to have to either give up my shop or put my foot down and declare, NO MORE.
There is a little 12×20 room at the back of my shop. I cleaned my lawn stuff out of there and put in my main shop. Then I gave that little room to family. They can store all they want in there. If it doesn’t fit in there though, they know it does NOT go in my main shop.
If that doesn’t work, you can always have an “accidental” painting mistake. That’s what I do now if I happen to leave for some reason now and come home to find stuff in my shop. I only had to do this twice before family started to get the message.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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William

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#6 posted 07-16-2011 02:30 PM

Dang you Rick.
You’ve had me looking at the photo for ten minutes looking for a blasted peacock.
If there a peacock in the photo or is that some kind of inside joke?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Wiggy

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#7 posted 07-16-2011 02:48 PM

Best of luck on the sale!
Just make certain to shut the garage door to keep the “lookie-lou’s” from ‘sampling’ the not for sale goods.
Here’s my suggestion on getting the leftovers out of your shop.
1.) On Monday, announce to any and all that you will be cleaning out your shop the upcoming weekend.
Remind everyone on Wed. and offer to help them by suppling boxes for the delivery to resale shop.
Saturday morning, any and everything that doesn’t belong in there… ‘dissapears’.
2.) On Monday, announce to any and all that you will be making lots of dust the upcoming weekend.
Remind everyone on Wed.
Saturday… grind down about a 1/2 sheet of plywood.
3.) During the yard sale, after everything is out of your shop, lock all access back into it.
The unsold items will have no where to go but away.

Ok… ok… I am not stupid… I openly realize that your butt will be living in your shop and eating woodchips if you went through with any of my suggestions. You have to admit, however, it would be fun!
(insert evil, big brother laughter, here.)

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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huntter2022

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#8 posted 07-16-2011 02:53 PM

ok ok Rick , are you seeing things like peacocks . Because I’m with William I looked and can’t find it. To bad you were not closer as I know she would stop and check out the baby stuff

I have learned not to clean up my work area to much because as soon as it looks like I have alot room someone wants to put something in it .

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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WayneC

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#9 posted 07-16-2011 04:01 PM

Re: Peacocks, the comment was on the one that has been in my shop for close to 5 years…

You can see it in my shop photos. Having the shop in the garage exposes it to the migration of junk from the house….

This photo is blury, but you can see he was joined by some household friends….

LJ

If you look at the lower right corner of the photo, you can determing what this stuff is sitting on (Delta Unisaw). Sigh. It goes in cycles. Stuff migrates out there, I clean it up, more stuff migrates there.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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William

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#10 posted 07-16-2011 04:04 PM

Thank you for clearing that up. Now I can stop looking for peacocks in the photo at the top of this page.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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