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Forum topic by grizzman posted 11-23-2009 08:16 AM 1376 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2009 08:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: shop organization tip resource bandsaw lathe planer scroll saw biscuit joiner chisel drill press miter saw router spray gun jointer sander tablesaw carving milling turning shaping finishing refurbishing modern traditional rustic arts and crafts greene and greene

well i have to admit , after seeing k hops shop…i felt like was in a slump….but gave it though and my senses returned to me, i have been blessed with a 20×30 stand alone shop…...outfitted with high quality tools and plenty of room…and a lot of salvaged wood…, but one thing that happened while seeing his shop ..inspired me to try and make the most use out of the square footage that i have,,,which is 600sf…...pluse outside storage for wood.., but its the inside i want to focus on..will try to rearrange inside so i get the most out if it….that is what i got from k hops…...if you didn’t see his shop..take some time and tour it…...its a very nice work space,,,thanks k hop for rattling my cage , so to speak….i hope you others will try to maximize the areas you have so that the inspiration you need will come…i think a clean organized shop inspires one to be creative and when the work begins..being able to find your tools when wanted makes the flow of work go smoothly…...give it a try…...also having a refrigerator filled with the proper refreshment is required….how many of us have a refrigerator in the shop..and what do we keep in it… it drink…food snacks…or the big boys, like sandwich meat…....or TV dinners…....if so i might need to give a gourmet tutorial on proper fridge etiquette so lets speak out folks..GRIZZMAN….....if you want a food tutorial …then speak up here…i have some great ideas …especialy for the holidays…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 11-23-2009 08:25 AM

“i think a clean organized shop inspires one to be creative” But Grizzman, look at Einstien’s office or the famous barrel maker, Harry Pope’s shop; the grand masters work from a clutter :-))

-- 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 11-23-2009 12:28 PM

Number one tool in the shop…. inspirational fridge… filled with lime coolaid… mate. cobber… china plate…rhymes with mate…. drongo… and sheila..

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#3 posted 11-23-2009 01:06 PM

Why would one NOT have an ice box in his shop? It’s 4 o’clock somewhere.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 11-23-2009 01:11 PM

All I need is sawdust and my coffee pot.

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#5 posted 11-23-2009 01:31 PM

You know what they say… “A neat desk is the sign of a sick mind.”
I suspect that applies to the workshop also. I’m not sure what that says about Khop!
Unfortunately, my little workshop is shared with a car and I have to clean up after myself and get the car in there (house rules)! It does force me to use every inch of storage I can find!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 11-23-2009 01:37 PM

Hi Ellen, I put a carport on my driveway to keep LOML car out of the weather. LOL

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#7 posted 11-23-2009 01:39 PM

my shop is clean

i had t clean it to get in new saw


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#8 posted 11-23-2009 01:46 PM

Thanks ALOT Ellen ! I can’t afford therapy too. The shop is where I get my sanity. If I am CRAZY, Just leave me alone in my shop. Oh yea, and keep the frig full. Grizzman, I’m not sure you are helping me here.

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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#9 posted 11-23-2009 02:17 PM

I just put a beer fridge in my shop last week . It sure beats running to the house every 10 minutes :)

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#10 posted 11-23-2009 03:29 PM

Grizzman, thanks a bunch for directing my attention to khop’s shop. Now I feel totally inadequate too!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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