Workshop Upgrage 2010 #7: All over but the shouting - now the work begins. (plus pictures/tour)

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Blog entry by Derek Lyons posted 11-08-2010 03:55 AM 1663 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been a long time since I posted an update on the remodel… What with summer and all I was busy with many other thing, though I did get some done here and there. Today, I pretty much finished the cleanup and getting all the tools into the shop and all the things that aren’t workshop out of the shop.

So without further delay, here’s the before-and-after pictures with some updates on how the shop arrangement is currently planned:

North wall before remodeling:

Workshop - North Wall

North wall after remodeling:

Workshop North wall.

The open space is where She Who Approves Tool Purchases (AKA, the LOML, my Lady Wife) parks her car on winter weekday evenings and where the big machine tools are pulled out into for use. On the left is the tool parking area. I did some preliminary figuring earlier today, and I think I reverse the positions of the (not quite visible in this picture) jointer and planer and the table saw and possibly be able to have a permanent place for the saw (with outfeed table) and plenty of clearance front and back.

East wall before remodeling:

Workshop - East wall

East wall after remodeling:

Workshop East wall.

Here you can see the tool parking area a little better, along with the storage along the East wall. Long term, these shelves will be replaced by something that fills the whole wall and with lumber/cutoff storage up near the ceiling.

Storage shelves (visible in the picture above):

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South wall before remodeling:

Workshop - South wall

South wall after remodeling:

Workshop South wall

You can see on the left how convenient the new shelf position makes the toolboxes to my workbench. On the open area of wall to the right of the bench will be a french cleat system for storing clamps and frequently used tools. Roughly where the box (my drill press) is sitting I should be able to fit in a proper woodworking workbench with access from both sides.

My current bench (seen in the picture above):

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West wall before remodeling:

Workshop - West wall

West wall after remodeling:

Workshop West wall

This wall houses my miter saw (barely visible on the right, I need to add some lights in strategic places) and soon my drill press. Long term my current miter saw will get a better workstation built here.

My current miter saw workstation:

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Now the real work begins – I’ve got a ton of tool sorting, storage sorting, shop projects, etc… to do. But it’s starting to come together like a real shop!

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#1 posted 11-08-2010 04:35 AM

Derek, the space looks great. Your garage makes my postage stamp of a workshop look that much smaller. That’ll be a great space to turn out some projects in. Look forward to seeing the finished product.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 06:04 PM

Great shop,keep us posted:)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#3 posted 11-08-2010 06:18 PM

Looks awesome! I like the ceiling and lighting. It’s an exciting time when you’re planning everything out and thinking/dreaming of what you can do to an empty slate, isn’t it?

One suggestion: paint the OSB white. It’ll make a huge difference.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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