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...
Download Low ResolutionDownload High ResolutionSubscription Options Why Bother?The lumber rack is the unsung hero of the woodworking shop. Its responsible for holding our raw materials safely, securely, and in an organized fashion until we’re ready to use them. Let’s face it: we are all wood hoarders when it comes down to it and most of us over-buy lumber intentionally. So if you plan on amassing anything that can be called a wood “collection” you need a sturdy pl...
Since moving into my new small shop I knew that I would need a lumber rack, it was going to be one of the first things I needed to build so I went after it. I think this one will do just fine for my needs and it was simple to build requiring little materials and not alot of complicated steps.
Recently I cleared up a good bit of space in my shop along one wall when I move all of my Lawn equipment into a new storage shed (The garage is now official called the workshop) The intention for the new found space was a centralized place to organize my lumber rather than having it scattered through out the shop where I trip over it or am constantly having to move it. I decided on a two part solution. One, a horizontal rack built out of 4×4 timbers and 3/4” pipe. The second,...
Planks on the Floor, Planks on the Floor,Lookin’ Like a Fool with yourPlanks on the Floor… Sorry, just had to do that… My small collection of pine was sitting on the floor, waiting for somewhere nice to go: This wall was the decided place, it allows me to enter the open garage door on the garage side of the workshop with a load of wood and then bring it through the middle door that divides the garage from the workshop: I decided to use 2×4 uprights screwed t...
I have moved.. and moved a considerable amount of WOOD! I have updated my lumber rack projects with new photos of the current racks. My new shop is the entire basement, and to say its bigger than my last basement shop is an understatement. I have four times the space! and at least 88” of height between my floor mats and floor joists! I have repacked the racks and have collected EVEN MORE WOOD! You see my new house was built in 1918, and the basement had a few excellent resource...
The Great Garage Reorganization and Shop Improvement Act #4: Let there be light! ...and lumber storage.
When autumn came and I started working in the garage with the doors closed, I realized how little light I have with the new shop arrangement. I started by putting up an eight foot long florescent fixture (4-four foot T12 bulbs) over the table saw/jointer area figuring I would re-evaluate where I needed light after that was up. Then my neighbor tells me he can get me some eight foot long fixtures from his company since they were closing down a factory. So I ended up getting 3-eight fo...
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