Hey guys! I am just starting to get back into woodworking after about a two year break. A number of life events happened that just kind of put me in a funk and kept me out of the shop..
One of the bigger things that happened was the passing of my father. He was a woodworker and is one of the reasons I got into it myself. After his passing I was left with my parents house and decided to move there with my family. I had to say goodbye to my detached two stall garage workshop that I had spent the past 6 years turning into the best work shop that I could..
Here is my old shop..
I have decided that in my new house I will be putting the workshop in the basement. This is also where my dad once had his workshop. Sadly he got out of woodworking when he got older and the basement became a place to put junk.
Here is what I now have to work with.. These will be the before pics.
Before I really move any of my tools into the new shop I have to sort through all the old junk down there and decide what to keep and what to toss.. My dad saved every single screw, nail, bolt, washer and fastener you could think of..
My first step once I get the basement cleaned up and empty is to figure out the walls. I am debating of putting up some strips and covering the concrete walls with plywood so that it is easier to randomly hang tools and hooks. I also plan on painting all walls white like my last shop as it really helps with the lighting. Speaking of lighting that will be the next step. I need to get some better lighting in there and possibly some more outlets.
I will miss my old shop but I am going to make the best I can of this new one. I will try and keep this blog going so I can show my progress along the way.
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"