|Project by jjw5858||posted 02-03-2012 02:41 AM||4366 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
Hey everyone, hope this finds all my friends on LJs well and good. I have been very fortunate to aquire space in my Grandfathers old garage to begin a larger and improved space for my woodworking journey!
This process will take awhile to get everything moved, but piece by piece and step by step I began to get things up and going this past week. Started one corner which is literally about the ENTIRE size of my current shop space….this was very nice to have the elbow room to mount so many tools that I have never had the room to do so with.
This is only half of what I have….and half of what I have planned to do. I still need to move my small bench over…..build a more larger cabinet styled woodwork bench…..(This Spring), get a sharpening station up…and on and on.
I thought I would share a little bit of whats been done so far…and this will be a contined….long project…lol
I have done all of the work myself and designed the layout. I made a peg (doweled) 1×2 that goes across the top of one of the walls (Hammers, Saws, and Auger…..oh my….lol) and makes things like hammers, etc. easy to hang…I also made up an easy drilled in shelf unit…the top drops on…so everything is easy to move around as the puzzle gets more involved….lol
My ideas of mounting things were to make easy access…..and easy removal of something does not work where I like it…so far this works very well for whats up on this wall.
A tribure to my Grandfather was to find these really cool old Maxell House coffee jars left over that he once used! He had them to hold screws, nails…etc., and had the jars mounted on his old workbench and some old shelves.
My shop is aiming to be a very old school mostly handtools traditional looking atmosphere. Theres a long way to go, but I am happy with the start…and I hope someone else may enjoy whats here and have some fun of your own in your woodshop.
Thanks for checking in, work in great spirits and be well friends.
-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW