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A journey into the workshop. #17: Coming clean sure is dirty work! or. A little pictoral evidence for Jim..

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 10-06-2009 05:00 AM 1946 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: Being there for one of my best friends... I NEED TO VENT. NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!!! Part 17 of A journey into the workshop. series Part 18: Quality time with the trash can... »

Jim from Anchorage, you asked for photographic evidence of the mess, and what the heck. I’m not too proud… So this is what a shop looks like when you tear it from end to end to reorganize it, and are only about a quarter of the way through the project… (And I needed something to lighten up my day a bit!)

The current view from the entry door to the shop. Hey at least you can tell there is a workbench and a table saw in there, sort of...
The current view from the entry door to the shop. Hey at least you can tell there is a workbench and a table saw in there, sort of…

Oh, the big green thing immediately above the workbench is my Pelican Excursion 146 DLX 14.5’ plastic canoe. This thing is a beast. It handles great in the water, is danged near sink proof, but is a PAIN to portage!

The junk piled up on the drill press. No this is NOT the permanent location for this stuff!
The junk piled up on the drill press. No this is NOT the permanent location for this stuff!

The view from the roll up door point in. The big black thing is a New Braunfels Smoker Bandera Smoker.
The view from the roll up door point in. The big black thing is a New Braunfels Smoker Bandera Smoker. Char Broil has since bought out New Braunfels Smoker. IF you can find an NOS New Braunfels Bandera, GET IT. The Char Broil versions burn out and rust out too fast…

The new Heavy Duty 24 inch deep x 36 inch wide shelves. Lots of storage space, not a bunch of cash...
The new Heavy Duty 24 inch deep x 36 inch wide shelves. Lots of storage space, not a bunch of cash… Yes wood would certainly work, but adding up costs wasn’t cost effective. I should have waited for these to go on sale though and bought 2 of them.

The row of old Plano shelves. These things are junque....
The row of old Plano shelves. These things are junque… Just because my Plano tackle boxes are well made does NOT mean all their stuff is worth a hoot…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 05:06 AM

Ok I will certify it’s a mess. A little work and you’ll be ready to rock and roll.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dbhost

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 06:26 AM

Just got back in from there, unloaded the new shelf, spun it sideways, takes more wall space, but easier to get to now…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 06:36 AM

looks prety much like mine ,

WELL DONE !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 08:29 AM

I have a phone number for a guy at FEMA … if …. ;-)

Don’t forget to post your ‘after’ pics!

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 10:46 AM

Designed disaster…..but I like it.

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#6 posted 10-06-2009 02:23 PM

Tsunami aftermath?

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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nmkidd

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#7 posted 10-06-2009 02:46 PM

Get a hard hat….........and don’t let OSHA see this!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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dbhost

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#8 posted 10-06-2009 03:13 PM

LOL…. Nothing is plugged in right now so it’s reasonably safe…

Have I mentioned I need a dedicated workshop to get away from all the other junk?

Good grief I need to get rid of some of this junk. I see the box for my rifle scope (been mounted for 6 years) a flat basketball, and MY old skateboard from high school. To say the least I am multiples of age past high school now…

I am honestly not sure what to do with the 20# propane cylinder. It is for camping fuel, but all my camping appliances except my deer blind heater use white gas…. (Yeah I am pretty old school that way…)

The cutoff bin has WAY too many little cutoff pieces of pine 2×4s and plywood. I might just move out the BBQ and burn them off in the upcoming weekend… Keep the hardwood, and the bigger pieces.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#9 posted 10-06-2009 08:33 PM

That’s nothing. Mine has been way worse and I’m proud to say it is currently much better. There is lots of potential here and it sounds like you are well on your way to realizing it.

my biggest trouble with my shared space (workshop/garage) is I can’t stand seeing all the non woodworking items. Things like ladders, garden tools, auto parts, etc. I’m not sure how to fix that, but for now I’ve just got to deal with it. It isn’t so much that these items are problems, but I see all the space they seem to steal.

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dbhost

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#10 posted 10-06-2009 09:45 PM

What I did NOT post the pic of is the one wall that is more or less done…
Tool Stacker.

Safety gear and clamp storage.

Teh “tool stacker” is a current pic. The clamp rack has had cleats for the rags in a box so the box doesn’t tumble onto my skull when I pull a rag out, I have also wall mounted, organized my small parts bins, router bit cabinets etc on that same wall… A shelf above that holds almost all my handheld power tools. (My routers are still under the old workbench…)

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 10-07-2009 12:29 AM

Looks much better!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 10-07-2009 09:12 PM

i love the tool stacker. I’m planning to make a mobile cart version

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#13 posted 10-10-2009 02:59 AM

I missed these pictures somehow. That’s what the storage room just adjacent to the shop still looked like about 3 months ago, but Sherie (my wife) has been slowly going through them.

Had a canoe for a long time a Corecraft fiberglass, 17’ I think. Believe it weighed about mmmmmm 78#? It wasn’t like the Grumman Aluminum Queticos that were super light, but it paddled extremely well. Covered a lot of miles in that canoe. Back in those days would flip a pack on my back, then flip the canoe on by myself, and kinda trot over most portages to bounce the canoe a little to give my shoulders relief. Most of my serious canoeing was in the Quetico-Superior country of northern Minnesota and Canada. I was in the Explorer Post that was the symbolic voyagers for the dedication of the the Voyageurs National Park. We battled high head winds for 9 days…conquered them by getting up at 0400 hrs and paddling until noon, beating most of the wind that way. Oh well, wouldn’t even think of that stuff these days…...the easy life for me (-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#14 posted 10-10-2009 07:53 AM

My favorite canoe spot has been closed since Hurricane Rita, so now I am biding my time and paddling the bayous. I used to like going out to Sea Rim State Park with some friends and paddle around there, set up the tents on the Chickies, (sort of a covered platform with ladders, and spots to lash the boats to) There was one that was bigger than the others, and would sleep about 10 paddlers as long as 2 of them were hammock sleepers. I did that a couple of nights. Put the hammock up, Put the mosquito netting up, and climb in…

My back really isn’t what it once was. I am working on some rehab from car accident issues. I am NOT ready to give up my pack, or my boat!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#15 posted 10-10-2009 05:14 PM

Oh, like your clamp rack. When I get around to buying a bunch of clamps, I’ll have to ask what to get. I suspect it is pretty much geared to what kind of projects you do.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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