Not exactly woodworking, but close enough. #8: Photographic evidence of me getting things done...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 10-08-2010 03:50 AM 1209 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, here is what I CAN show you, notice the camera tries not to capture anything below bench top level…

The G0572 hung on the ceiling, and operational in its full, uh, glory?

You can also see in the first photo that I have all the shop lights finally hung. The one shop light in the middle that is powered off is actually going to be removed in favor of mounting that over the wall workbench from a hutch. But that is another project, and hasn’t been important to me…

The Lowes Clearance Closetmaid lumber rack. I believe all the hardware totalled up to something like $25.00 after tax.

The simple hand held power tool shelf, with power tools loaded on it, and the MLCS 66 pc router bit set wall mounted. I have BARELY enough room to open the latches to open that door. It’s tight but that is what I need…

I have so much further to go, but I am making HUGE progress so I can’t be too unhappy…

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#1 posted 10-08-2010 04:03 AM

For good or for ill, that IS part of the process: learning to spend less time cursing the days when you “can’t,” and celebrating the days when you “can.”

Nice work !

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 10-08-2010 05:18 AM

Funny thing is, I never thought of my shop as looking roomy until I looked at those pics. Not having a boat hung from the ceiling sure does open it up a LOT…

Oh yeah, and I sort of forgot to snap pics of the newly insulated second rollup door. In pic #1 you can just barely see the top panel of the doors and see the reflective foam board insulation…

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#3 posted 10-08-2010 12:44 PM

Db- Looks like you are finally getting there!! Hope your back is getting on the mend.

Good work, good progress, you will be a lot happier in your new shop environment.

It drives me crazy not to have room to move around in my shop. I have some shop projects furniture to build, but first I had to go through the cleaning and re-arranging earlier in the summer before I was even willing to start.

Now that the yard work season will start to wind down I look forward to getting back into the shop to tackle the list.

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#4 posted 10-08-2010 05:32 PM

This is actually inspirational. I’ve done quite a bit in my garage shop but have been really burnt out on doing any more lately. It’s been a year since I even did something remotely resembling a real woodworking project.

A lot of what you’ve done are next up on my own list like installing more light, finishing my lumber racks, adding shelves, etc. I did hang my own air filter recently though (I think that was the last renovation blog I posted actually). I really need to finish some of this up so I can get back to a project or two that I want to accomplish.

Nice work.

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