LumberJocks

Workshop Do Over #2: First we clean up and draw the plans

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Ken Fitzpatrick posted 05-01-2011 11:00 PM 3843 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Before Part 2 of Workshop Do Over series Part 3: Cleaning House »

I went out this morning to putter and ended up doing about 5 one hour sessions with coffee breaks inbetween. We really couldn’t do anything yesterday because my youngest grandson made his first communion so we spent the day with the whole family which is always fun to do.

I have always tried to live by a rule that I saw somewhere that says “every time you go in the shop, put 10 things away”. Don’t know where I saw it but for many years it was a hard and fast rule for me. When I got sick a couple of years ago that stopped for quite some time and the mess began to accumulate. Well it’s back to the old rule again, only today I think I put away a lot more then 10 items.

Also spent quite a bit of time stacking wood that I had just thrown everytime someone came over looking for something. In one of the first pics I posted there is a sliding door in one side of the shop that was closed making the size of the shop 21 X 23 which is about 2/3 rds of the first floor of my old barn. Here is the pic early today:

As you can see I have picked up and put away a lot but it’s hard to tell because there is so much still there.

When I opened the sliding door, it immediately expanded the shop giving an additional 12 X 12 of floor space with a lot of junk to get rid of but floor space none the less.

There was addition space forward of that on the other side so I built some wood racks and started stacking:

That’s about all the progress for today but there is always this week to do some more. Nice thing is I can start and stop whenever. Over the next couple of days I will be drawing a new floor plan and indicating which tools I have. I will post with an initial layout looking for some thoughts from those of you who already have an efficient set up. Also going to redo the dust collection. I’m fortunate enough to be able to get under the shop so I think I will run my vacuum under the floor instead of up the wall and across the top. Would that cause a problem in efficiency for the vacuum?

Once again thanks for all the suggestions and it’s onward and upward. Gotta schedule another afternoon after school for Tyler to come by to put his two cents in.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge



6 comments so far

View dbol's profile

dbol

135 posts in 1654 days


#1 posted 05-02-2011 12:52 AM

I think I will start with putting one thing away. 10 is way to ambitious for me.
Looking forward to seeing your progress.

View DIYaholic's profile

DIYaholic

13564 posts in 1331 days


#2 posted 05-02-2011 07:45 AM

As important as it is to put things away… It is more important not to pull out more than you put away!

Keep up the good work. Keep us posted!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

View Ken Fitzpatrick's profile

Ken Fitzpatrick

373 posts in 2679 days


#3 posted 05-03-2011 12:01 AM

My apologies on the pics disappearing. Still trying to figure out photo bucket. Will straighten it out once I find what I did wrong.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7660 posts in 1576 days


#4 posted 05-03-2011 03:40 AM

I always embed my photos instead of linking them, Ken. That way if something gets moved, everything is still in your post. I use Picasa though so it may be different. :)

In any case, I wanted to cheer you on in your endeavor. Reorganizing is not fun at the time, but once you are done, you will have a wonderful place to create!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

View Ken Fitzpatrick's profile

Ken Fitzpatrick

373 posts in 2679 days


#5 posted 05-03-2011 04:01 AM

You are right about the photo’s being moved. I guess that is what I did. As for the reorganizing not being fun, I’m not sure. Kinda enjoying it since the shop was really not the way I wanted it anyway so this gives me the opportunity to get it there.

On another subject, glad to see you had a good time on the rest of your trip. I really enjoyed the show in Saratoga and will definately go again next year. It was nice meeting you and I got a lot from your presentation that I can pass on to Tyler as he is itching to scroll some things.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7660 posts in 1576 days


#6 posted 05-03-2011 04:09 AM

Thanks Ken! I am glad you liked the presentations. It was the first time that I did anything like that with that many people. It got a little easier with each presentation. I am going to be teaching an online scroll saw class here on lumberjocks in June so you and Tyler can both tune in. :)

As far as the pictures go- when you link them, if you move them than their ‘address’ changes and the links can’t be found. If you embed them here, the information is here on LJ’s server and it doesn’t matter if you move them around. I don’t think there is any size restriction for our accounts, so I always embed them. That way if I change albums in my Picasa or anything like that, my posts here will still contain the pictures. It took me a while to figure it out also. But keep the pictures coming. I love seeing your progress!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase