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Project by Tom Clark posted 178 days ago 3431 views 23 times favorited 56 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2012 we moved our home and shop from Florida to New Mexico. It was just time to enjoy a drier climate and darker skies for our astronomy hobby. The new shop is 36×36, and has heat and air. Many new shop cabinets were added to some of the ones I built years ago. I have been accused of keeping a shop that is too clean, but I just can’t stand working in a mess, or wasting time looking for things, so it is just a lot easier to keep an organized shop. The shop cabinets serve to really increase your shop space, and all the drawers provide a place for things that otherwise would never be put away. Try adding some good shop cabinets to your shop and you will be amazed at how much easier it becomes when you have a place for everything.

-- Tom

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#1 posted 178 days ago

Wow, that’s a real sweet shop.
I see you do model airplanes, metal, wood… nice..
Looks comfortable.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 178 days ago

Congrats on the shop! You do have a WOW factor built in there ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 178 days ago

Now that is a nice shop.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#4 posted 178 days ago

Great looking shop,very well organised and neat as a pin.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 178 days ago

Very nice looking shop… Congrats on the upgrade and move… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#6 posted 178 days ago

Some people like drawers and cabinets to keep all of the shop “crap” that you must have out of site.
Some people like peg board with it all hanging off of the walls.
I guess to each his own. Yours looks very organized and accessible…....................

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 178 days ago

Fantastic organisation! Looks like a laboratory. Quite envious as I have a similar challenge in keeping things organised and tidy.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#8 posted 178 days ago

heck of a shop Tom…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#9 posted 178 days ago

Great looking shop and well organized to boot. If I had that much room I would probably get lost just going from one side to the other. (-;

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#10 posted 178 days ago

If you ever considered adoption, I’m an orphan.


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#12 posted 178 days ago

Nice layout.

are the INSIDE of the drawers as organized and labeled as the outside?

finally met someone worse than me!

where is the 42” flat screen TV for new Yankee workshop reruns?

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam

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#13 posted 178 days ago

Tom does not need a TV to vies OLD reruns, he will be filming his own show in this workshop. Makes Norms workshop look like a beginner. New show: New Mexico Workshop.

-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster

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#14 posted 178 days ago

Looks like a fine setup. Have fun. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 178 days ago

Very nice.


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