Hi All… All of our shops have to be at least a little organized for any type of efficient production, not to mention the safety reasons that also follow in this category. I’m beginning to get my shop organized, and I’m looking for some ideas. Any kind of storage, carts, benches, containers, ideas, etc, would help… pictures or links to plans if you have them would be GREAT! Also, please consider posting links to past threads here about shop organizing if you’...
I am going to “try” to do a good job of taking more pictures of my shop remodel than I usually do. Of course I have already failed in that because I forgot to take the before pictures with all of tools randomly scattered around and very unuseful. Intro: I have been very lucky in the last six months in that my lovely wife has allowed me to expand my tool collection. I have bought most of my tools or received them as gifts in the last 6 months actually. See my other posts for...
It was a bit dreary out today. I had a little tea in the afternoon and that motivated me to get out and finish the cabinet. Getting ready to assemble ten drawers. The plan: Staple the heck out of it.Getting ready to assemble ten drawers. With the four sides together I applied a bead of glue along the bottom edge.You can see the alignment mark. The ply panel is glued and stapled flush to the drawer front. The finished “masterwork” Notice the copious plane shavi...
Things are finally coming together in my new place. I moved to my new house three weeks ago and had been working hard to get to the point where I can start on my workshop. Here’s the result of last night’s work. Fresh paint went on the walls after I removed the existing shelving nailed onto the walls twenty years ago. This color is the result of me mixing all the paint the previous owner had left behind into a 5 gallon bucket. Luckily my wife is happy with this color, she likes happy sha...
Drawer Parts Galore I started by squaring some panels to the width of the drawers. To save time I rabbeted the entire panel. Later I would rip them to create the sized drawer fronts. Testing the drawer front fit. You can see the drawer pieces in each cubby awaiting their fronts. The backs of the drawers are held by dadoes 1/2” in from the back of the drawer. I got to spend some quality time with the new crosscut sled.If you squint you can see that there is another 1/2”...
Time to modify the workbench. I built the bench a year ago. Currently it has a simple shelf for storage. The plan is to build a simple cabinet with drawers to store hand tools, possibly my routers, and other “stuff” Here is a pic of the plan from Matthew Teague’s Setting up Shop (same place I got the bench plan). The drawers are weird. The bottoms are glued and stapled up onto the box. The bottom then becomes the runners. —————&...
Here’s the “plan” for my brother’s new shelving unit. The piece measures 31” x 31” or so, birch 3/4” ply. Anybody notice me being an idjit somewhere? Depending on how good the ply looks when I’m through with it, I’ll stain it. Otherwise, a good layer of latex paint. I’m thinking a french cleat behind it to attach to the wall? Did I get that right? The original design came from Brookstone, in case someone likes the piec...
It has taken me too long to get pictures of my shop up here and there is so many things to post that I decided to do it in a blog. I’ll add a couple more as I can. The Unisaw is not included as it is in a separate blog. http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/KevinHuber/blog/3282 The workshop can be viewed at http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/KevinHuber/workshop I will show a few pictures of my tools and of a couple parts of the shop. My shop is going to be getting a complete make over in the ...
I was able to spend some time in the shop over the holiday and finished getting the tool cabinet together. The drawer fronts are mounted as is the hardware. All glides are installed and the trays mounted in the cabinet section. Next will be taking everything apart, sanding, and finishing. I plan to locate some drawer liner material to put in the bottom of the drawings.
Well, I got a lot of good advice from the Jock community, and I’m starting to formulate a plan using your great ideas. The first thing I’m going to do is buy about ten clear plastic bins, the kind with the bear-trap tops, and sort everything into rough categories. Those bins that have nothing to do with routine shop activity go into the crawlspace storage area on racks. The crawlspace is the same size as the shop, with a full slab, power, lights, drains, and ventilation. The...
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