Ok so I have had a “shop” in my garage for years that has always been more of an inefficient mess than a shop. I have unsuccessfully tried many times to clean, organize, streamline, etc this space. I had even given up on the fact that it could be done at all, content to work in a mess constantly picking up things off the floor and looking for things placed hap-hazardly due to a lack of an actual home for it. In the past I have tried to remove everything all at once, shift things around and shove them all back in. I am beginning to understand that this isn’t the way.
So now, I am building the things that make woodworking efficient. Such as a proper router table and a miter saw cart. I am building drawers and additional storage to hold the things that go along with them such as router wrenches, bits, and collets all in one place. I have also started to group things such as all storage in the same area and developing a work flow grouping the table saw, jointer, and planer.
My plan is to chronicle my progress, hopefully to include pictures, etc. I don’t know about any of you, but this has been a real struggle for me. I am amazed at many of the awesome shops that I see posted on lumberjocks. I am hoping that I can get my shop to look half as good this time.
-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway