|Project by Richard W. Hyman Jr||posted 09-20-2016 04:47 PM||2614 views||4 times favorited||19 comments|
So after three years of living in Korea and my entire woodshop existing as a 4’x9’ patio, we retired and moved to Las Vegas where I now have a garage! :) Well, I got so excited at my new space that I threw all my gear in there and just started working on projects I wanted to play with. After about 6 months of this I realized that I really could get much more done if I got my tools up off the floor and cleared some space off my single workbench.
But I had no idea how to organize when I actually had this much room to organize with.
So I put all my “want to do” projects on hold and I did my research looking on here and google and youtube for how all of you guys organize yall’s shops. And I want to thank you all for posting pics of what you have done for your shops because it really set me on the right road to getting my shop organized.
The new workbench was the lions share of work (and yes, it was kind of a play project as well). But this organizing has made moving around in the shop as well as finding a particular tool infinitely easier and more efficient.
Next up is going to be a couple of rolling cabinets to get my chop saw and scroll saw up off the floor, build the cabinet to fit under my new work bench, and replace the top on the old one. And replacing all the jigs I left in Korea.
And thanks to Jay Bates for the plans for the workbench and handtool wall, April Wilkerson for the French Cleat system, Steve Ramsey for the bar clamp holder, and Amy at hertoolbelt.com for the cordless drill station/radio shelf. :)
Thanks for stopping by and any suggestions from you guys about shop organization would really be appreciated. It doesn’t show in the pictures but I’ve got a huge load of cutoff lumber pieces occupying the first three feet of space on either side of the garage and I need to figure out how to organize that.
-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams