One Section Finished
I finished this section of wall the other day and the trim. After that I pushed all the shop “furniture” back against the wall. This opened up the center of the shop again so that I could clear the next section of wall to be finished.
I can’t always work corner to corner because I waited until I put too much crap in the shop to finish the walls. I did, however, already have 3 walls finished as you can see in my workshop posting. Now that I think about it, I can’t wait to update the workshop photos!
I now have the electrical run in this section, the sheetrock up and taped, and I am going to finish the mudwork tomorrow (Sunday). Then trim and paint! I should be finished with this section in a couple of days.
Are You Motivated Yet?
Is anybody getting motivated yet? I have been watching a couple of other shops being built. I am excited for those guys and here is a bit of advice: Don’t move the tools in until the space is finished. You will end up like me trying to work around all the tools and crap that you have accumulated.
Getting the shop more complete and organized is very exciting. I will be able to increase productivity and have a more energy efficient workspace. I can’t get over how much brighter it is with the walls being rocked and painted. There is less air draft too. These are things that I sell other people on as a professional all the time. The cobbler’s children never have shoes.
Dust control will be better too. The insulation behind the chopsaw was loaded with dust and I had to replaced it.
I am thinking ahead to new base cabinets and wall storage. I have been looking through the many books and magazines to develop my ideas. I LOVE my books.
I will have to finish this section and for now just get things back against the walls. I have some work to get done for clients.
When Momma’s Happy…
I also need to do some work on my house. If I work on the shop, I need to balance that with some work on the house. Hey, if you don’t use the shop to work on the house, how is it justified in the wife’s mind? When Momma’s Happy, Everybody’s Happy. A simple principle for happy living.
Come on guys, get motivated and get organized!
Peace, Love, and Woodworking
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com