Shop tour getting a new home, and a minor shop update.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 04-25-2014 02:32 AM 1496 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I continue to tweak my online material in regards to woodworking and my shop, you may have noticed I am putting more and more on blogger. Mostly due to the fact that I participate in several woodworking forums, and some of the things I feel that I need to say are forbidden by some of the forum rules. Not to mention it is a huge hassle with different forums having different encoding formats, I can’t just copy / paste to get my information out there.

So my shop tour is going blogger as well, set up in a static page, not a blog entry, within my blog…

There is some new info in there not shared anywhere else that you may be interested in, or maybe not…

And the minor shop update.

I am trying to move my safety equipment, at least the general PPE extinguisher, first aid etc… to a common location, the back of the man door, instead of all over the place.

I managed to get the first aid, extinguisher, hearing protection, and safety glasses mounted up there. I also want to mount / house my respirators and spare cartridges there, as well as the nitrile gloves. I think I need a small cabinet of sorts to house all of that.

The nice thing about this arrangement though, is I know exactly where the important stuff is at all times, as does the rest of my household.. Win win situation here!

IF I do manage to go ahead with the safety cabinet I am figuring I should paint it, but should I go with yellow / black stripes, or solid bright red?

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 03:40 PM

With your mostly white garage, I would think red, with large white letters proclaiming what it is. Don’t think there is a right or wrong way to do that sort of thing in a home situation. Mostly, you are trying to make it immediately findable by guests…........

If you have anything in there that needs updating periodically, make yourself a little maintenance check sheet as well. Posting it inside the box if the box will be opened a number of times each year, or outside, if not. Good quality paper covered with 3M Magic tape, i.e. pressure sensitive, or placing the paper in a plastic sleeve like for three ring notebooks.

Now that I have said 10 times more than I should… excuse being I haven’t had my second cup of coffee yet, so my brain just isn’t working too well, the box sounds like a great idea and I may have to copy it.

Off call for the weekend. Planning a trip to our favorite fancy restaurant tonight….......

Now if the plumbing projects weren’t piling up, I would have the weekend for shop stuff….............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 04:03 PM

I keep a list and inventory monthly. I need a new box of prep pads. Kit came with 10 and I have used all but one. All due to kitchen incidents…

I actually need a new kit. I broke the lid.

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#3 posted 04-25-2014 04:20 PM

Over the years, my inventory of first aid stuff has varied considerably. But for obvious reasons, I have a different approach to such things. Most first aid kits don’t really have the stuff we use the most. For me, I just need plain old band aids.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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