|Workshop by mmh||posted 09-13-2009 07:47 AM||3009 reads||2 times favorited||9 comments|
My wood workshop is actually my husband’s wood workshop, but he claims I’ve taken over since I’ve started my cane business. It’s actually a business for both of us to be creative but I’m able to spend more time in it while he does the 9-5 routine. I hope to develope the business enough so that when he retires we have something to keep us busy and bring in an income.
Meanwhile I have stocked up on some fancy domestic and exotic woods and I’m having a fun time learning new techniques and creating new designs. I’m also meeting some interesting people, each who have unique needs in a walking aide. It’s amazing how no one has bothered to offer cane users a custom made cane, as my designs are made for an ergonomic use and sturdiness and with a sense of style, as who wants to look like an old cripple with an ugly store bought cane? Let’s have some style with our needs and enjoy using a cane one can be proud to show off.
So here’s some photos of what we’ve done to make storage of lots of tools, odd sizes, some old, some new, and a few too many, but you can’t throw them away, so you have to find a place to put them where you can find them and readily reach for them. You can see that one photo has the pegboard system in the background and how messy that situation is. The new slot system is so neat and adaptable, as you can move the slotted holders around to fit more tools on the wall.
This system was posted earlier by a fellow LJ and he found it in an article, so I do not take credit for the design. We used scrap wood and replaced the old peg board system with this and I made custom holders to suit the inventory of tools, rather than buying store bought racks that don’t hold the amount or size of the tools you really have.
-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe