My Journey Into Woodworking #10: the new shop layout

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Blog entry by Steve posted 01-08-2011 11:30 PM 1032 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided on a new shop layout. Everything got moved to one end of the shop. Then the cleaning began. I have swept the ceiling, walls, cleaned every shelf and went through every box on the shelves. Not one piece of equipment is getting moved without getting cleaned and serviced. I figured it was as good a time as any to do it. Almost every thing in the shop will be in a new location. I’m about half way through the process now. I can’t wait to get it finished. The new layout looks to be way more efficient as well as giving me more open floor area as well. There’s a lot to say for a good layout! The difference is like night and day. Even after adding another 42×96” bench. This means I won’t have to choose between planes and woodworking any more. The original 4×8’ bench can now be used for planes and I can work on woodworking at the new bench at the same time. The new bench also acts as a off feed table for the table saw. The little HF woodworking bench will be relegated to the 12” mini lathe that’s coming. The 3×4’ workbench will be for helicopters. I’ll post pictures as soon as it’s finished. Work kind of slowed a bit. I had to move a stack of drywall. I decided instead of moving it twice I might as well just hang it in the new addition. This accomplishes two things. It’s getting it out of the way and it’s moving the addition project along as well. Aaahh, you have to like multi-tasking. LOL I’m hoping to be done in the next two weeks. I’m also installing two walk in closets up stairs where the old stairwell used to be. Nothing like having multiple projects going. I can’t wait to get the list whittled down. Right now it’s whittling me down. Old age is hell.

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