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Shop Journal #2: The Move and Organizing The New Space

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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 03-19-2011 05:58 PM 3777 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After I posted the previous Shop Journal entry, there was about two weeks of post-construction inactivity. Essentially, this was the calm before the storm. I had just a couple of days to move some smaller items into the new space before the movers came for the big power tools. The move itself went well, with the exception of one near-mishap, which I happend to get footage of.

Now that the tools are in place, its time to start getting the place ready for some sawdust-slingin’ action! I hope you enjoy this insider’s look into my shop move.

Just a quick technical note. This video was shot entirely on my little Flip Cam. You’ll notice a much “shakier” presentation than normal. But its the small form factor that allowed me to get this footage in the first place. So hopefully it won’t be too distracting.

Want to have fun with my SketchUp Shop Drawing? Download it here!

Want to catch up on my shop saga over the last few years? Check out our Shop Video Archive.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com



11 comments so far

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Steven H

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 06:17 PM

Were all these electric work done by you?

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thewoodwhisperer

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 06:23 PM

Some, but not all. I only do the stuff I am comfortable with. The rest I leave to the pros.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 07:02 PM

What a fun ride we take with you, on your shop redo… Will look forward to seeing and doing some of your projects! Oh, by the way, You have a GREAT SHOP!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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eddy

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#4 posted 03-19-2011 08:00 PM

almost lost the saw scarry stuff reminds me of my move out here 8 months ago

-- self proclaimed copycat

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 03-19-2011 08:43 PM

It’s getting there!
Excitement !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Will Stokes

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 02:58 AM

Marc, I had a very similar reaction to you when that table saw started to go over. I saw it start to move from the get go and let out a “oh my God!” that I guess my wife heard from down the hall and ran to my rescue to see what was wrong. LOL. I’m happy to see the crisis was averted. Very much looking forward to seeing your lumber rack. I should probably build one of those one of these days. Btw, your power tool nook almost looks like my local Woodcraft store, well, except yours is a sea of yellow and black. Good luck with the rest of the move. :-)

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Roger

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#7 posted 03-20-2011 04:47 AM

I think it’s better than gettin a new house.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Edziu

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#8 posted 03-20-2011 06:13 AM

Marc, last June my Dad moved his shop. That was possibly the most stressful day of my life. We hired very respectable movers, who were supposed to be experienced with machinery. Not quite. I can’t count the number of things that went wrong. You got very lucky.

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D1st

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#9 posted 03-20-2011 07:27 AM

A very well laid out tool area. Hope it functions well for you. Look forward to more of you videos and work. Thanks for posting.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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MikeROCwood

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#10 posted 03-20-2011 02:49 PM

Looks great . im sure u are excited about being in there cant wait for more new vids . thx 4 all the work

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therookie

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#11 posted 03-20-2011 02:56 PM

very nice shop, wish I had that much room..

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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