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And I’m crawling!!!
Crawling towards an organized and hopefully efficient shop, or as I refer to it…...
from “Dungeon to Lair”

Without a properly set up shop….
Five minute tasks take hours to complete. That is frustrating! But that frustration is easing ever so slooooowly.

“A place for everything and everything in it’s place”, that is my goal.

But how to get from this:

And this:

To the embodiment of organization is not easy. Well NOT for me anyway!!!

So here is a pictoral of my recent progress.

The future of my organizational strategy.
Oak flooring to be repurposed into French Cleats:

Repurposed flooring milled and prepped:

French Cleats installed:

The other, now not blank, wall:

Now that the French Cleats are installed, it is time to start making a few peg hook attachments, from which, stuff, err tools will hang from. To make them quickly (quick for me at least), accurately and consistantly…..
(imagine an Irish song playing) it’s time to do a JIG!!!

Down & Dirty DP Jig for drilling peg holes:

The magnificent Jig in action:

The completed Tool Suspension Apparatus
(TSA, NOT to be confused with removing your shoes!!!):

Hangin’ 10 (eight actually, but I couldn’t resist the surfing reference!!!):

Look, they line up pretty well, even if I do say so myself!!!

Where would a wannabe wood worker be without…..
(I bet you SAW this coming!)

I took the pictures, so I might as well post them:

Another:

OK, one more!!!

I consider it a crime to not be organized, I’m also against Organized Crime, but that is a whole other topic. As an upstanding citizen of LJs, I’m on my way to an efficient, orderly shop (and a whole lot less frustration). There are more custom, specialty supports, along with little shelves and what nots to be made. Those will be made in the days to come. More French Cleats will be installed and soon, I will be walking (NOT crawling) in a well organized shop.
Well, that’s the plan at least!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?



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eddie

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#1 posted 542 days ago

looking good Randy those French Cleats make for a good way to get organized

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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boxcarmarty

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#2 posted 542 days ago

“A place for everything and everything in it’s place” is easy to say for now. In time it will be, ’’Where did I put that damn peg???’‘

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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JL7

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#3 posted 542 days ago

Yep – you’ll love those French cleats….....I have them on nearly every wall of the main shop…. nothings too good to not hang on the cleats…...things are really shaping up down there…...time for a cold one my friend.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#4 posted 542 days ago

You chipping away at it. A little at a time.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 542 days ago

Lookin good Randy. My “Okie Cleats” are made from pallet wood. Yers are much fancier. Now get back in there and organize!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 542 days ago

Eddie,
Thanks! I striving for the NOT Ikea, “International” flair look!!!

Marty,
I was going to type a whitty reply, but I can’t find my keyboard!!!

Jeff,
French cleats are strong, versatile and easy to make & use. That works for me!!! The second cold one is flowing!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 542 days ago

Dave (Hannibal),
Can I become a member of the A-hole Team???

Andy,
Thanks. That entire stack of unused, prefinished flooring cost me all of $10.00. I would say that everything used for the french cleats cost me about $2.00, so far!!! I would have used pallet wood if I didn’t have the flooring. All wood comes from trees, it just gets to us in different ways!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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bandit571

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#8 posted 542 days ago

That much room? I would get lost walking around in there. Got a map i can use??

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 542 days ago

Bandit,
This is the 21st century….
Maps are out, SmartPhones with GPS are where it’s at!!!

Even with GPS, I do “get lost”, while in the shop!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 542 days ago

Randy- I’ll give ya $20 for that pile.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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redryder

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#11 posted 542 days ago

I always thought you sounded French….....................

-- mike...............

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DIYaholic

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#12 posted 541 days ago

Andy,
I’ll tell you what….
I’ll send you ALL the scraps and saw dust and you can add glue where you see fit!!!

Redryder,
I do have a teennie tiny itty bitty amount of French in me. I have never used it before, it feels good!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Kreegan

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#13 posted 541 days ago

Looking good Randy. One of these days you’ll actually produce some furniture or something in there.

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 541 days ago

Rich,
Nice of you to drop by.

Thanks, I like the way it is turning out. It will evetually, be a pleasure to be in & to work in my shop. Right now it gets frustrating, just trying to find what it is that I need.

There are several “real projects” on the “Must Do List”. I’ll get there, I just hope it is sooner, rather than latter!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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WoodworkCity

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#15 posted 519 days ago

I finally know what to do with all of my old hardwood flooring scraps! I was just asking my 10 year old what he though we could build out of them. Time to add some additional organization to the shop.

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