Setting Up Shop (The Gloat to End All Gloats Blog) #3: A Quick Update & A Messy Shop

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Blog entry by FaTToaD posted 01-11-2014 12:36 AM 1524 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It has been a while since I posted anything about the new shop. Mainly due to the fact we’ve been working on the actual house, moving, dealing with family and the holidays, etc. However, I have got a little done in the shop since I took off a few days around the first of the year to get a start on getting everything up and running. I got a lot done including moving about 95% of the tools where I want them. I did loose one day of my “shop time” due to a trip to Baltimore to attend the Woodworking Show last weekend. That was fun, it was actually my first woodworking show!

So with some time to kill on a Friday night I thought I’d share a quick update.

First off, here’s a few pictures of the mess that is my shop:

I also manage to get the desk that was previously in the studio above the shop setup along with some books shelves for all my new books.

I love me some pegboard so I thought I’d take a break from cleaning and put some pegboard up so I can unpack my small “pegboard friendly” tools. Well, after looking at the back wall above the workbench I went and bought five 4’ x 8’ sheets of pegboard. That’s right, when I’m done I’ll have 40’ (or 160 sq ft) of pegboard to work with. Now that might seem excessive but considering the length of my shop and the amount of wall space I have I figured I’d “go big or go home”. I may add more later, along with some french cleats, on my clamp/jig storage wall on the opposite side but I’ll worry about that then.

Thankfully I had an extra set of hands to help with the pegboard (SWMBO):

I’ve got all but two sheets up that’ll work on tomorrow. After that I can unpack some of the smaller tools to clear some more room to move tools around. After that, it’s time to build the lumber rack…

Thanks for looking, and you can view larger photos HERE!

Oh, on a side note, I know most of you have to deal with “polar vortex” that came sweeping through the country but us in Southern Maryland got off pretty easy. We did however get a little snow (the building in the back is my shop):

-- David

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#1 posted 01-11-2014 12:41 AM

the shop is coming along nicely,glad to hear your getting settled.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 06:11 AM

Great space you have to work in

-- Norman

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#3 posted 01-11-2014 09:15 AM

Getting there, slowly but surely… keep posting…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 01-11-2014 01:20 PM

Looks like a shop from a tv set. Coming along very nicely. I’m liking every picture except that last one with all that snow…. Brrrrrrrrrrr

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 01-11-2014 10:06 PM

alot of real estate you got there. both horizontal and vertical. very nice. a man can’t have to much real estate.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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