This was the mess you saw when first entering my shop. (Notice the picture taped to the wall with blue tape)...Bonnie asked me what was that little picture taped to the wall for? I explained that this was the wall where I would build a lumber rack, and that was a print screen I stole from Jay’s Custom Creations to remind myself of what I wanted to do there... .. . Now it just so happens that I have been tripping over two 2” X12” X16’ boards that someone was ...
This is a short ( 1 1/2 minute) video of making my lumber rack, as seen in my shop tour video. Link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leEZavoXgOc
I found the need for a lumber rack, and knew I wanted to orient the lumber vertically. From my many lumber shopping adventures, I find it easier to sort through and retrieve lumber from vertical racks. -----The far left compartment is for sheet goods. The rest of the rack will store hardwood. -----The rack is made from 2x lumber which ties into the top plate of an exterior wall, and to a beam. -----The brackets are made of scrap white oak.-----They are assembled with dados, glue and scre...
So as I mentioned in my earlier blogs for this year’s ShopQuest I wanted to get rid of my wood rack. I decided that was going to take a major effort and instead to do a little better allocation of space on it and see how it works this year. I spent a weekend cleaning it up and finding space for some of the wood and getting rid of some of it as well. I am not a fan of throwing out wood but some of it just was not going to be useful at all. I narrowed it down a little further and used pie...
Like many of my fellow LJ’s my workshop is setup in half of my two car garage. My workshop has been setup over the last few years as I’ve acquired new tools, and taken on new projects. Because it grew gradually there was no overall design or plan behind the setup… it’s just kind of happened. I’m sure that sounds familiar to someone else out there… So after I completed a couple of Christmas projects, the whole time muttering under my breath (or occasio...
This is just a quick video to say thanks to fellow woodworker Jay Bates. Check out his video to see how he made some simple and inexpensive brackets that can be used for shelving or lumber storage. Thanks for watching. Take care.
I have previously commented on the transition to a new workshop knowing this would be a long, long, process. But with each journey, you must take one step at a time. Last year I built a garden shed/greenhouse as a first step. Mowers, tillers, chainsaw, etc. all have a new home thus clearing the current “shed’s” dropshed. I just began phase two – and this involves closing in about 2/3 of the carport. The motivation to write about it came from the shelving I ...
but still more to go. Over the past few evenings and having the day today I was able to put another serious dent in the reorg of my shop. I have officially gotten everything moved around to about where I want it. The major push (and I mean it physically) was to get my lumber cart moved over to the wall that is just bare concrete and therefore not good for hanging anything. So here is what the back of the shop looked like last week. With a bit of pushing and some help from those little ...
Has it really been 3 weeks since I last “blogged” or “bloggided” or is it just plain “BLABBING”? I’ll go with blabbing! I have made progress, which is surprising considering the amount of napping, web surfing & procratination I was able to get in.Let’s see if I am technologically skilled enough to get some pictures up here! Dag nab it!!! I said picture not pitcher! Here are a few “Before” pictures of my current Dunge...
I thought I would finally post some images of my workshop. It is still being modified but improving. I currently work out of a 12×24 workshop and when weather becomes adverse my tools must be mobile to allow for my wife to pull in out of the elements. Eventually I plan to have a dedicated shop some day but it will be some time from now. I am still young and other items take priority as most others know. That said I have had to work smarter and more efficient to make the most of my...
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