Getting Closer To Done
I don’t think that a person is ever done with organizing the shop but I am getting close to done for this round of organization and resetting the shop.
I finished my drywall repairs and painted the wall. I have 3 cans of old paint and all of them are marked “shop walls” but none of them match. My guess is that I did not have them labeled and at some point I opened them for identification, thought it looked like the shop wall color and marked it as such. Now I have a mismatched paint color on the wall and it is driving me crazy.
When working remodel projects, there are a couple of things that I do to keep the dust contained and at a minimum. I close off the room with plastic and I use dust collection when I sand.
I also use a type of drywall mud that has been formulated to coagulate and fall straight to the floor when sanded. I never thought it would work but I have been impressed with the results of working with it. Here is a shot of the box so that you can try it if the need arises.
Chasing the Electric
One thing I believe in is creating access for future work when it comes to plumbing and electric. One way to do this is to create an accessible chase where everything comes together in the electrical panel.
I have removable baltic birch panels that cover the electrical chase. I needed to trim the sides so I installed ash trim.
I really appreciated the accessibility recently, a couple of weeks ago I installed new lights in the shop and wired in another circuit for them.
I hope TopamaxSurvivor appreciates my tidy electrical panel;)
Next On The Agenda
I plan on moving the compressor out of the room and installing a couple of hose reels that I have in storage but never installed. It will be good to get away from the noise of the compressor, it is a screamer.
I also will remove the double doors that are blocked by the tools on mobile bases. I will keep the window above it but I need to hang my larger set of clamps so I need more wall space.
I will leave you with photos of the current condition and then head out to the shop to tear out some doors. I have a lot of work to get done today.
What Have You Done For Your Shop Lately?
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com