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LJ Challenges #3: Shop Transformation - The Castle Clean-Up

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April 24, 2012
(Thanks to Sawblade1 for this idea.)

 

A woodworker’s shop space is his/her castle!!

This month’s challenge is to do a clean-up on the shop, reorganize and whatever else you want to do to transform your shop for the “before & after” photos.

The Rules
1. Post a blog showing the before & after photos of a shop transformation and/or clean-up.
2. Share with us what the challenges were and what your goals were.
3. Tag the challenge as challenge-13
4. Deadline May 31, 2012

 

Voting
1. Members will vote for the following categories (voting system to be announced later).
  • Best storage and organization transformation – the great ideas factor
  • Most improved dust control – the to your health factor
  • Biggest and best overall clean-up transformation – the wow factor

2. Voting will take place between June 1st and June 7th.
3. Winners will be announced on June 8th.

 

(See al entries here)

 

The Prizes
The winners of the three categories will received a coveted LJ Trophy Icon on their blog page.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 724 days ago

What I great idea Debbie,

I think that in my case the cobwebs are holding the shop up. :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 724 days ago

haha hmmm you might not want to knock them down then. :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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BlankMan

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#3 posted 724 days ago

Darn!. I’ve been working on this for at least a month now so I’d have room to put that workbench I’ve always wanted to build where I want it. But I have no before pictures!!! Purposely… :-)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 724 days ago

Thanks Debbie!

It just so happens, I’ve been working on a transformation.

I hope I can get most of it done before the deadline.

This is about my umpteenth Transformation, a never ending project. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 724 days ago

:)

Blankman—- “coulda, shoulda” :D you must have some corner left untouched that you can photograph???

Dick – looking forward to seeing the photos!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Grumpymike

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#6 posted 724 days ago

Hey, I’m moving my 12’X14’ basement shop in Kansas City, to a newly constructed shop 24’X48’ next to our new home in Suprise Arizona. This will take about a year to complete so I won’t qualify. But Wait … There is More, ... The move will take place May 9th, so can I enter The old empty space for the “cleanest shop” ?? (it will be spotless for sure. :)

Grumpymike

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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Dez

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#7 posted 724 days ago

Wish I could! Unfortunately we only have a two car garage and my wife has two cars in there!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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YorkshireStewart

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#8 posted 724 days ago

Blankman – you can use pics of mine as your ‘befores’ if you like. Don’t breathe a word though :-) Getting to an acceptable ‘after’ stage for me would take us years beyond the deadline!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 724 days ago

GrumpyMike – I think that is a great plan haha .. it should definitely be a good candidate for the “wow” factor.

YorkshireSTewart – I think you are onto something. You could go halfzies with someone and let them get the trophy icon and all they have to do is reorganize your space for you!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dbhost

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#10 posted 723 days ago

You post this now that I am almost done with my shop cleanup?! Now I have to make it dirty again!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 723 days ago

that’s funny … well, kind of :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dbhost

5278 posts in 1732 days


#12 posted 722 days ago

I am gonna clean my shop anyway. I finally got to where I could see the floor. Why stop now?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 722 days ago

take a picture of a corner you haven’t touched yet .. and go from there…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 700 days ago

Hi Debbie!

We’re sorry we won’t be able to make the deadline.

We’ve got too many irons in the fire at this time, like getting our outdoor yard work at at home done,

besides getting our cabin ready for the summer, it’s a bummer!

Dick & Barb.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 700 days ago

Thanks for the Reminder… I will try to get’er done with pics, etc.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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