|Project by RichCMD||posted 06-27-2015 07:58 PM||1186 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
A few months back we had remodeling done in the basement to add a half bath and greatly increase the size of my workshop. It seemed that for a long time after that, most of my time in the shop was spent setting things up and getting organized. I rebuilt my work bench, built my version of a flip top cart, and built my first wall cabinet. After that the next order of business was figuring out what to do with my turning tools.
It was made mostly from left over plywood and oak lumber for the racks. I haven’t put false fronts on the drawers yet because I ran out of pieces of plywood that were big enough. While it may not be beautiful, it is certainly functional. I use the top drawer for things like calipers and the bottom drawer for chucks, face plates, and the like.
I plan to eventually add subdividers and false fronts for the drawers, but for now I am happy with it. For some time I had felt like I was spending more time working on getting the shop organized, and really was not working on the kind of projects that I wanted the shop for in the first place. Now that my turning tools are organized, I have been able to spend some time actually making things.
I still have a lot I want to do in the way of setting up shop: drawers for the workbench and flip top cart, a storage and changing station for handheld power tools, another cabinet or two, etc. However, I am happy to have reached a point where I have a choice between working on shop organization or working on actual projects.
-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson