I Am On Fire!
It was -15° outside but I was burning up in the shop with an intense desire to organize the lumber rack and get rid of extra stock.
This was the last of three projects that I started during the Christmas/New Years week.
1. Sheet the last unfinished wall with plywood.
2. Create a sheet goods organizer
3. Organize lumber rack and get rid of extra lumber
Here is the before picture of the lumber storage area.
But take a look at the lumber and sheet goods area now!
I gave a lot of wood away to a local LJ member and I cut a lot of it to burn. We heat the house with a wood stove.
Storing too much material costs me money in lost time and wasted space. I needed to increase efficiency in the shop, and so organizing the lumber and sheet goods storage was compulsory to accomplish this.
Tomorrow I am milling a stack of timbers and I need the space. Take a look at the material for the project and you will see why I need to be disciplined with my space.
The improvements I have done lately have cost me more in time than money. I encourage everyone to knock out some of those projects in the shop to create a safer and more efficient work environment.
This is a business for me so an efficient shop space is necessary. But even if you are a hobbyist, your time in the shop is valuable because you are limited by work and family obligations.
By organizing the shop you will be able to make the most of your time that you do get.
What Have You Done In Your Shop Lately?
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com