So this weekend was mostly about continuing to clear out and organize the garage. I’ve been making little steps here and there, but with the new saw coming, space is an issue. Even though I ordered a mobile base, I know I’m not going to be twirling a 500lb saw around a bunch. I need my space organized and ready ASAP.
So, the goal this weekend was to clear off my ‘work table’ so that I had some assembly space for more tool hangers. You can see this table in the back right of my Day Zero picture You can see that it’s completely covered in wood, hand tools, flotsam, jetsam and other miscellaneous crud.
Job one was getting a better system for storing lumber:
These are from Busy Bee, and they come with two racks. I bought two sets since i know I will be supporting some longer boards, but I have to say getting all four level and on the same plane is nearly impossible. I’m going to need to come up with some shims, or something for the lower racks.
After this, it was a question of purging and organizing the rest of the table. Now it’s actually got some useable space:
Yeah, it’s just a piece of MDF with some brackets on the wall and some 2×6 legs, but for now it will do the job. A proper bench or assembly table is on next year’s list of projects.
The glue, drill, clamps, etc are out since I am currently using them to build more tool hangers, so the cleat wall is filling up. Here’s a few shots of how things are coming along;
All in all, there is a lot more space and less clutter, but still more to go. Oh one last shot, my new toy:
I’m still waiting for my jointer pal to show so I can set the knives, but so far, so good. The tables are in good shape and my new anti-rust regimen seems to be holding up well. These tables just went through a week of 30+ temps with 90%+ humidity and are still free of any sign of corrosion. Bostik TopCote + Paste Wax = Victory!
-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...