Cleaning is a little like dieting: you get great progress at the beginning and the result is easy to see. I’ve been very consistent about the workshop cleanup over the last three weeks: Tuesday nights are strictly reserved for dealing with trash and clutter; Thursday nights I get to do something a little more fun, like setting up and tuning the Radial Arm Saw or clearing the workbenches for use weekends allow for projects of any type (I’ve just been clearing little fix-it tasks in quick succession).
Over 18 bags of cardboard recycling have been put out on the curb, and 6 bags of outright trash. The broken 1970’s tubular steel chairs have been broken down so they take up less room (in preparation for a trip to the dump), and the mechanic’s tool set has been put away in the Machinists Chest (fortunately it all fit). Both benches have been cleared, and I’m within shouting distance of having the radial arm saw tuned and ready for precision use. I’ve been enjoying the “wide open spaces” on both benches, and it’s great to have screwdrivers, wrenches, and ratchets in a place where I can put my hands on them in seconds.
Feelin’ good (and I haven’t needed that dumpster yet).
-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)