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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #6: Clutter cleanout complete... time to ORGANIZE!!!!!

06-10-2016 05:31 AM by PeterDominic1983 | 4 comments »

I have worked really hard these last few days. It is difficult when an injury prevents me from working too hard, or too long, or putting my body through certain motions… but I have finally finished going through just about every crevasse in the entire room! First things first – before the big reveal – I found some pretty cool items that I would like to post pictures of… In one of my previous blogs, right around the beginning of the whole process, I found a reall...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #5: Journey continues - time to tackle the bench and tool area!!

06-07-2016 02:19 AM by PeterDominic1983 | 2 comments »

This is SUPER slow-going… It is really difficult to see in pictures, for many reasons. Obviously, if someone is viewing the pics, there is only a cursory and “2D” perception of what is really around! But, writing as the person doing all the cleanup? I feel a massive and satisfying sense of accomplishment. And I am not nearly done yet! Finally began removing lots of the items and storage boxes/bins from the garage; I have been staging all the containers ...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #4: After (and despite) agonizing injury, finally getting back to work!

06-04-2016 06:08 AM by PeterDominic1983 | 0 comments »

Well! It has been almost two weeks since I last updated this blog… I don’t typically slack like this, but I had to put the garage cleaning (and work in general) on hold. So… after a visit to the ER, Xrays, an MRI, and several mind-numbing appointments with orthopedic specialists and a neurosurgeon, it turns out I have degenerative disc disease in my spine (pretty common occurrence) as well as bulging discs in my lumbar region… Most pointedly, my L4/L5 discs between...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #3: Making progress... part 2!

05-23-2016 10:45 PM by PeterDominic1983 | 3 comments »

Making progress!! Got tons done today… have several 50 gallon drums full of trash, as well as several contractor bags … accumulating a ridiculous amount of empty cardboard boxes, as well as lots of empty containers, rubber maids, hampers, orange wawa crates, etc… Just wanted to add something cool that I found while cleaning… Came upon this little ‘gem’: Anyway soooo tired. So much stuff… I just want to build things out of wo...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #2: Progress!

05-23-2016 03:02 PM by PeterDominic1983 | 0 comments »

So got these fancy new 4’ LED lights to replace the ancient 8’ tube/ballast lights… theyre SUPER bright, so for now theyre upside down! Thinking I might make a plexi diffuser or something in the future… Anyway, starting to get things cleaned up a bit. Throwing away TONS of stuff.. there is really only a few categories of items: keepers (to keep in garage, or some other area of the house), sell/donate (ebay, craigslist, verage, something like that), and trash! A...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #1: As it currently stands...

05-23-2016 01:26 PM by PeterDominic1983 | 5 comments »

So I have made the decision to turn my garage into a part-time, hobby type wood shop. I do construction and residential renovations as my primary income, but this is my true passion! I also changed my major in college to “Fine woodworking and Furniture Making” which I didn’t even know existed… turns out its an Arts degree, and they offer transfer opportunities if desired… The way things currently stand, my garage is about 350 sq ft, with the previous homeown...

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Workshop #1: Conception

03-15-2016 11:01 PM by Matt | 0 comments »

So, I have been working for years out of my garage and whenever I want to do something “real” I run into the problem I don’t have anything “set up”. Nothing has a place. There is no workflow. During my latest project (I’m building a view camera and a pinhole camera) I became so frustrate I stopped and decided to take over our small garage bay that was serving as our shed. I had it with working without organization and without dust collection. So, I...

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Four-Poster Captain's Bed #3: Creating the shop workspace

09-16-2015 07:37 AM by RobII | 0 comments »

I spent over a third of my recent life in a small home with a single-car garage. One year for Christmas or my birthday, my wife bought me a set of Simpson Strong-Tie brackets designed by them to be all you needed (metal-wise) to build a shop bench. You got to pick the dimensions and, in part, the layout, but the bench would have a top surface and a shelf. I never got to build it while married to her because she kept filling up the garage with yard-sale junk. I had a narrow path from the g...

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Woodshop/Garage Build #7: Walls and Windows and a roof... Oh my!

09-16-2015 01:17 AM by BMichs75 | 2 comments »

The last weekend in August I finally got around to erecting the woodshop/garage structure. It took 7 guys and a Gradall 13 hours to erect the building and finish the roof substructure. We lifted the small walls off the 50 footers and set the long walls in place first, followed by the smaller walls. I will say my cheeks were clenched pretty tight when the first 50 foot wall was lifted and spun 180degrees before being set. It’s really amazing to see all the work and how fast things come t...

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Woodshop/Garage Build #5: It is time.....FINALLY!

08-20-2015 12:44 PM by BMichs75 | 2 comments »

This unusual summer has taken a toll on me both mentally and physically… I guess you could even throw in emotionally as well. My garage project has taken a back seat to some unfortunate timings and delays both with weather and scheduling conflicts. I have been able to knock a few small items off the checklist, but have not started any of the fun stuff. I dug a dry well for my downspouts and drains, plumbed drainage system, shoveled and wheeled 12 tons of stone to the dry well and founda...

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