Workshop Development #12: Not much shop time, but more cleaning is done!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 01-11-2011 07:52 AM 1301 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: LOTS of shop cleanup, and improving dust collection at the miter saw... Part 12 of Workshop Development series Part 13: It's clean, now on to other projects! »

Just as a little side note, the piles of stuff on the table saw, as well as the outfeed workbench are now things of the past. I have another tote that is now nothing but empty space, and another giant trash bag full to the brim. The Strong Tie workbench is down to just misc small stuff. As the old saying goes. Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise, the cleanup project should be done by this weekend! This is a HUGE relief for me as this has been nagging at me for a very long time now. This is also something I dread, because once that is done, I move on to cleaning up the home office, which is as bad, if not worse than the shop was…

I still have other projects that will need to take place in here. Everything from the storage cabinets to clean up my hanging storage a bit more, a mobile lumber rack and miter saw station to accommodate sheet goods, and of course, bringing proper power into the shop and insulating the side walls. But at least once it is “clean enough” I can whip out the camcorder and film a good shop tour for you folks (and my insurance company). And since my Dad is on the other side of the country, I would really like him to have a chance to see how my shop is coming along…

LOML was getting somewhat worried about me, what with this terribly cold weather we are having now… Admittedly nothing like what you folks are getting up north, but for us, nasty cold, and all sorts of windy… It was all of 38 degrees outside tonight, and she was ready to fuss at me about coming in from the shop, but when she opened the door and realized the shop was at least 72 degrees, she quietly ducked back into the house… That propane heater isn’t trustworthy overnight, but it sure is useful when working… And yes even though I am partially insulated, my shop is drafty enough that I am not worried about make up air. My heater is one of those with a low oxygen shut off that works quite nicely. Actually it is a LOUSY heater to try to use at high elevations…

Anyway, I am rambling on… You will see the completion of my project shortly enough I do hope…

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 06:47 PM

Keep nibbling at the pile, and unless you are putting more things on it, you should get through it eventually.

Off to work again, worked late yesterday, but today should be better. Try to catch up on email when I get home. My daughter and family (son-in-law and three grand kids) from Fairbanks, are driving down today, so the house will become a welcome and fun uproar.

Have a good Trash-a-Thon….......


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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