For those who aren’t familiar with P5, it stands for “Proper Planning, Prevents Poor Performance.” I don’t plan much. I want to, but mostly I just jump in with both feet and course correct as I go along.
In this case I am hoping to someday build a seperate woodshop. With that in mind, I set up shop in my tiny 1 car garage. A garage built in 1942. 10’ x 20’...I wish! Closer to 10’ x 15’. Plus, the ceiling is less than 8’ high, eliminating the ability to use the “fifth wall” idea. Especially since there is still a working garage door covering 1/3rd of the room when open.
So I started putting my tools in as best I could. Mostly, didn’t work and I was constantly shoving, pushing, cursing, etc. while I tried to use them. Mostly what I was using them for, was to build “stuff” for the shop in hope of creating a more usable space, while still thinking of it as temporary.
Then, about 6-8 months ago it dawned on me…it might be temporary, but how long until I build my shop is anyone’s guess. And since I’m not really taking any steps towards that end, I figured I might as well make the current facility work as best I can.
Next part: placement of tools.
-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.