Sqeezing more shop into small space continues #4.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 08-02-2009 04:36 AM 1371 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The shop organization and remodeling continues, on a far less aggressive note today.

With daytime highs near 100 degrees F, overnight lows just barely dipping below 80, and murderous humidity, the shop has been what we call HOT… And I have been working my tail off out there. I have muscles that are sore that I forgot I had, and I have had a nasty headache all day today.

Combine that with the swarms of blood thirsty mosquitoes that Deep Woods Off seems to be an appetizer for, and shop time today was miserable.

I did get a bit done. Maybe not as much as I had hoped, but a bit. I finished pulling out the Shop Vac Sawdust Collection tubing as far back as the corner by the House entry door. I am not going to re run this stuff the way it was, but rather run a single overhead drop to pull from the shark guard and the workbench. blast gates not needed any more for this…

The hanger rack for the shovels, rakes and brooms was moved over to its new home, and the inventory for it is fully stocked now, and the storage hangers for the weed eater, edger, leaf blower, and hedge Trimmer. The Weed Eater and Hedge trimmer are sharing a Closet Maid storage system bracket that at least from the picture on the bracket was designed to hold an electric weed eater, and its extension cord. The weed eater is on the Y part of the hanger, the hedge trimmer on the hook that the extension cord was supposed to go on. The bracket simply screwed into the stud with a couple of 2” long wood screws.

Most likely spaced too far apart is the edger, and leaf blower, each hung from recycled gutter nails driven 5’ off the ground on the two adjacent studs.

My steel folding / adjustable sawhorses are no longer on the floor, but rather properly hung using a pair of ladder hooks directly under the 39 bin drawer cabinets.

I now have a bit of a dilema, and that is my bench top tools. You see I have favored bench top tools due to space and cost concerns. I have been planning all along to mount them up to a common sized mount board, that can in turn be temporarily wing nut and bolted down to a stand while in use, and then racked on a set of shelf standards with long brackets. However my organization of this particular wall has proved that I will not be able to move my lumber storage on to this side of the garage…

I currently have the sander and planer mounted on tool stands, all that is lacking is the jointer, and the planer is not on a mobile base yet. So do I finish up by adding a mobile base for the planer, and do a tool stand / mobile base for the jointer, or do I rip a bunch of the work I did tonight out, figure out how to compress it tighter together, and keep the original plan. Or maybe build some sort of mobile lumber rack and still keep with the original plan other than wood storage?

Oh well that decision aside, I did find the right thickness hardboard scrap, and need to cut it down so that I can finish up with the wide table top for the table saw…

And I haven’t even begun to mount the brackets for the shelf for the finshes and auto chemicals… I approached LOML on the idea of one of those small plastic sheds for lawn & garden storage, no luck there. She’s probably right, but she is concerned a hurricane would just take one of those, with our lawn mower, weed eater and all for a trip into Brazoria county…

Oh well, I am hot, and sweaty, and probably don’t smell particularly good. I guess it is time to hop in the shower and clean up… I sure wish I had more energy to get back out there and finish this up…

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#1 posted 08-02-2009 06:51 AM

more progress

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 09:48 AM

Hey dbHost… will get there…......just takes time.

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