Building My Work Shop #5: The First Rule of Assembling a Project

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Blog entry by Crushgroovin posted 11-01-2010 10:10 AM 1449 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: So it's Decided Part 5 of Building My Work Shop series Part 6: Clamp Rack Sketch Up Design »

Caleb is only 8 but he has caught on quick to the woodworking.

If you ask him what you need to build a woodshop he will say

#1 Buy more Clamps #2 Buy more Clamps #3 if you think you have enough clamps you probably need to buy more clamps!

So I have a few clamps, obviously no where near as many as I might need. Before I started re designing my shop I stores my clamps on and around a exterior door that isn’t used. Now they are stored where ever there is space. Obviously this isn’t a viable long term solution. I am thinking a mobile clamp cart would be the best solution for me.

I gotta get something going on it tomorrow I think. Right now the garage looks like a tornado hit it. Since I tore down all the storage I just have piles of tools and accessories everywhere. I get lost in the clutter all the time and just freeze up and end up walking out and doing something else. I am gonna start with the clamp cart then build three upper cabinets. Not necessarily in that order ;)

Probably going to use a variation of Norm’s design. I like the one I have seen with drawers coming out of the side. So I am off to Sketch Up my own design.

Love to see what everyone else has put together!!

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 10:22 AM

I’ll watch with great interest.
I saw the Rockler cart for clamps, I just don’t even have space for that.
I think I may have the worlds untidiest shop.
I look at other shop and admire not the tools but the neatness.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 01:30 PM

Here’s a link to the LJ inspired one I built. It really has made life in the shop easier.

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 01:48 PM

That sounds like a great idea and I hope that it all goes well.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 04:54 AM

I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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