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Blog entry by EastCoast506 posted 10-07-2015 11:34 AM 713 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a couple weeks now since I started this journey, and joining LJ’s, and the fire is still burning. My amazement of what people can do with wood is what seems to be fueling my obsession. I have made some progress in deciding what area of woodworking I want to really focus on, and also learning and touching on every aspect of it.

One of the first things I’ve been doing is trying to turn my wasteland of a shop into a useable space. with the shop being a touch bigger than a jail cell, I have some bumps to overcome. Mainly, the space I have for storage, to the amount of stuff in the shop is going to be my biggest problem. Right now, my shop has a few built in benches on one side, and a stand alone shelf on the other, with nothing in the middle. I think a better layout will be shelving and storage along the walls, with a bench down the middle.

If anyone has any input on a good solution for a small shop (10×16ish), greatly appreciated.

The obsession continues…

-- Hunter



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#1 posted 10-07-2015 02:35 PM

Some of the ideas here might be of some help.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 10-07-2015 02:54 PM

Thanks Paul

-- Hunter

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#3 posted 10-08-2015 12:19 AM

One thing that really helps me is to build storage into my tool stands. It’s a work in progress, but putting my band saw and my miter saw on small cabinets was a start. The band saw is on a basic box. The miter saw is on more of a cabinet (because it can be up higher). Next in line are the drill press and combination sander (belt/disc). What about overhead storage? Do you have rafters you can use?

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#4 posted 10-08-2015 01:06 AM

Hi Hunter, I just read your blog and seeing your looking at different aspects of woodworking to dive into, why not try cordless woodworking ! I just started a contest up for a traditional based shop project. We’ve only got one contestant so far,,,but there is a prize for 1st & 2nd. Give it a try as your going to be making things for your shop anyway. Jeff
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/121794

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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