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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #17: Even Good Ideas Should Be Shelved!!!

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I have grandeous ideas and visions of what my shop will be and look like. It may take weeks, months, years, even decades before I actually obtain my “dream shop”. However, with out snow falling from the sky, I’ve had some time to work towards my future wood workers “Lair”.

My shop time is anything but efficient, but it is productive time. Every once in a while ideas need to be “tabled”, or “put on hold”. My latest inspiration needed to be shelved, err are SHELVES!!!

Here is what I started with:

The all to familiar, repurposed oak flooring, old particleboard shelf and some shelving brackets from the ReStore. All in all, about $5.00 in material costs.

Things got really hot when I broke out the heat gun to remove the edge banding on the shelf parts. Meaure once, measure twice, measure thrice, I even measure a fourth time if needed (& it usually is needed)! A little rip hear, a planing or two there, cut a-cross to the SCMS for final lengths.

Wow, how did that happen…..
ALL the pieces parts fit!!!
Who’d a thunk it???

One shelf down & one in clamps:

The next step would have been easy, but I didn’t think about where these shelves were going to end up. That’s the beauty of freNch cleats, they can go almost anywhere. Hence, it took all of my mental ability to figure out where to install these little organiztional marvels.

I think I have it all figured out…
At least until I rearrange things!!!

The Drill, Driver, Impact & charging Station:

The (temporary) WS3000 Shelf:

Yeah Stumpy, I’m a gonna build a “Stumpy WS3000 Sharpening Station”.....
Eventually!!!

Here is a group shot of both shelves, along with some friends:

As I said, I’m less than efficient and not a speed demon, when it comes to projects, but I do progress ever so sloooowly. I heard some people like it real slow and steady! Yup, that’s what I’m going with.

Tomorrow (or next week, month….), I’ll shed some more light on my shop transition from “Dugeon to Lair”!!!

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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redryder

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#1 posted 447 days ago

It may take weeks, months, years, even decades before I actually obtain my “dream shop”.

Years or decades?? You understand the attention span of most of us, right?????

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

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 447 days ago

Mike,
The attention span of a gnat!!!
That is why I release small amounts of information during an update. Ok, I only get very little accomplished, but no one is overtaxed this way!!!

The pace is now picking up though, so hold on…..

-- 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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#3 posted 446 days ago

looking good randy , shelf s turned out great

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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JL7

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#4 posted 446 days ago

Really some nice looking shelves there Randy…......the shop projects are the best I think…...you can learn a bunch, make some mistakes, then simply modify the plan and make the shorter version if necessary….not that this happened here. Those shelves look like they belong in Marty’s fancy French kitchen…......

You also know there is really no end to the shop projects…........you may need to wait for your next life to actually build a non-shop project…......hang in there…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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Sandra

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#5 posted 446 days ago

Very nice Marty!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#6 posted 446 days ago

Now what did I do with that WS3000, Has anybody seen my drill???

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

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boxcarmarty

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#7 posted 446 days ago

Thanks Sandra, But I’m really confused here…..

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

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 446 days ago

Eddie,
Thanks, I really am having fun making the shop stuff. It will go a long way to making it easier to work on future “real” projects. I also hope it will improve my work flow, skills and sort out what needs are a priority. For instance, I have been waiting to install lights until tool/machine location has been finalized. I have decided to temporarily install more lighting, as I hate working around shadows!!! That’s today’s project.

Jeff,
Believe me, many mistakes have been made! Sometimes ya just gotta say; Good ‘nough!!! That is what I’m trying to avoid though!!!

Sanrda,
Thanks, but you may still be a little sleepy…..
Marty had nothing to do with this
May be a little….
I want my shop to look better than his kitchen project!!!

Marty,
Aren’t you ALWAYS confused? Proven by your…..
Collection of museum pieces, that see no use!!!

Thanks for stopping in all.

-- 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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boxcarmarty

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#9 posted 446 days ago

I’m glad you’re back Randy. I ain’t got time to watch after your dungeon and get my work done too…..

BTW, You need some lights in this place…..

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

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Kreegan

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#10 posted 446 days ago

Looking good, Randy! You’ve inspired me to finally go check out the ReStore and see what kind of goodies they have.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 446 days ago

A lot of organization added at little cost. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DIYaholic

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#12 posted 446 days ago

Rich,
There are plenty of places to get reclaimed, used or repurposed items. Many time they are veeeery inexpensive!!! I’ve developed a great relationship with my ReStore. Mostly do to the fact that I volunteered there for a year & a half. But get to know them, they are more apt to cut you an even better deal than the asking price, especially if you buy several items. I go and even if I don’t have a current need, will buy items that I can/will use on future projects.

HW aka Charles,
Thanks! As I stated above, I regularly search the shelves at the ReStore and find great values. It has served me well. Along with CL deals & gloats!!!

-- 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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