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Blog entry by IantheTinker posted 04-02-2018 08:55 PM 394 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I have not been spending as much time in my shop as I used to. I have no great reason for this other than I had already finished my box for the 2018 Boxswap and I hadn’t gotten around to starting a project that I find a tad bit intimidating (mostly because I attempted the project once before and botched it a good bit). However, I began the project the other day and have found success thus far, so I am feeling good.

I am also wanting to try a project I found in the Small Shop magazine put out by the editors of Woodsmith. It is a wall mounted storage rack/cabinet that has roughly 22 sq. ft. of space while only taking up about 1/3 of that on the wall. I can’t start on this project until I get at least a couple of others done because folks are waiting for them. Gotta put other people before myself!

I am also wanting to take a look at how I use my shop space and make adjustments to simplify things and make the area more efficient and pleasant to work in. This may mean getting rid of a tool or two here and there, we will see.

Finally, among all of their other things, during downtime’s of waiting for glue to dry and whatnot, I want to build some bird feeders and birdhouses to get rid of some of my scrap. Scrap has a habit of taking over large portions of my shop and turning it into a tripping hazard, plus I just don’t like looking at the mess.

Anyway, those are my thoughts concerning my shop. Feel free to share any thoughts you have about mine, or your own.

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard



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Woodknack

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#1 posted 04-02-2018 11:09 PM

I removed a post from my shop and it feels like I made the shop bigger. Next I’m going to move my tablesaw and try to improve the flow.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 04-03-2018 11:27 AM

Once I finish my box for the swap I need to take a bit of time to straighten things up, go thru the scrap piles, sharpen some chisels, and generally re-group before launching into another project. I find that helps get me thinking about the next project and gives me some time to get plans together before lurching into a project un-prepared.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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IantheTinker

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#3 posted 04-04-2018 04:02 PM



I removed a post from my shop and it feels like I made the shop bigger. Next I m going to move my tablesaw and try to improve the flow.

- Woodknack

There is a post almost in the center of my shop, I would love to get rid of it but it is holding up the central support beam of my house. So, I have to try to find a way to work with it.

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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IantheTinker

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#4 posted 04-04-2018 04:03 PM



Once I finish my box for the swap I need to take a bit of time to straighten things up, go thru the scrap piles, sharpen some chisels, and generally re-group before launching into another project. I find that helps get me thinking about the next project and gives me some time to get plans together before lurching into a project un-prepared.

- EarlS

I like to clean after each project. I feel better, like I am starting from a new, blank slate each time.

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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