The American Craftsman WorkShop #17: Clearing the Lumber Shelves

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 01-05-2010 08:47 AM 3187 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: Sheet Goods Organizer Part 17 of The American Craftsman WorkShop series Part 18: Shop Organization Continues »

On a Roll

After organizing the sheet goods I moved on to the lumber rack.

I did not get as much done as I would have liked because I had to go look at a job and I ended up making a couple of models for beam wraps and a light trough.

I got the three small shelves that hold stock up to 48” cleared off. I only kept the stickers for lumber and some blocks that hold projects off the table for finishing.


I discovered the T-tracks that I intended to install on my bench and chopsaw station. Now I have yet another project to take care of.

Most of the wood has been cut up to burn. I kept some stock and bundled it for a local LumberJock. He got a Porter Cable dovetail jig for Christmas and there is enough stock to keep him busy making boxes for a while. The beam is not included in the giveaway, only the small shrink wrapped stock.


Too bad there aren’t more LumberJocks in town. I am sure that it won’t take long for the shelves to start collecting lumber drops again.

Peace, Love, & Woodworking

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 09:03 AM

On a roll you are!! Wish my roll was going as good :-(( But I’m putting along :-))

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

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 01:33 PM

OK! I am impressed! I will give you $20 to switch shops with me.

What do you say?


Great Job!!!! Glad to see someone is getting organized.

-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 02:27 PM

I wish I lived in Montana!

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 05:20 PM

Lookin good, Todd.

I’d love to hear about the models you’re making, too. The other models you’ve made look amazing. I think documenting that process would be blog-worthy.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#5 posted 01-05-2010 06:13 PM

I wish I lived in Montana too! Until I looked at the weather report, -13 tomorrow…
Like they always say, “watch and learn”. We are watching and learning

Keep it coming Todd.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#6 posted 01-05-2010 06:16 PM

How come your racks are so small ??

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#7 posted 01-05-2010 06:18 PM

Dang, I really need to go see you… lol

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#8 posted 01-05-2010 06:21 PM

rtb – I have plenty of storage for what I do at this time.

I am not Sam Maloof or George Nakashima – maybe someday;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 01-05-2010 06:21 PM

I need about 10 of those shelves good job Todd.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 01-05-2010 06:22 PM

a1Jim – The problem with shelves is that they are crap magnets.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 01-05-2010 07:57 PM

On your way thru Texas, bring a load of those scraps. I have a great place for them

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#12 posted 01-05-2010 08:37 PM


It’s great to see someone try to get organized.

I wish it would leap over to me. I know where everything is. But, it’s on top of something else.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 01-05-2010 08:52 PM

I wish I could get that organized too…

Great job, just keep it up. And yes, I wish you’d bring a load with you when you come to North Carolina. Karson can come down here to get his share…

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#14 posted 01-05-2010 09:00 PM

I used to build shelving like this all the time in commercial shops when i was 16 years old .
I,m surprised a lot more shops are not not like this . It is basic framing 101 :)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#15 posted 01-05-2010 09:30 PM

i can drive on over…looks great todd!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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