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AJswoodshop

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687 days ago

My dad has decided to leave one of the cars out. So I can have more work space! It’s great, now, I just have to fill the shop with tools! Send me some comments of ideas for storage space, and making your shop more comfortable.
Thanks,
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop


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canadianchips

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#1 posted 687 days ago

Wheels.
Put as many stationary tools on wheels as you can !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 687 days ago

Put them on wheels and try to make some of the surfaces that same height so they can support long boards when you are cutting them on another machine. Build cabinet space under the tools so you can keep the related items close by and then you’ll always know where to find it. I built a cabinet under my band saw, table saw, router, scroll saw , wood lathe and RAS. They organize the stuff real well that way.
Make an overhead clamp rack so clamps are always accessible.

Get some good fluorescent lighting.

Good luck, AJ. Glad to see your dad is supporting you. You deserve it. You are rare now a days- all the other kids your age have the phone stuck in their ear 24/7 or are playing video games.
If you lived closer, I’ keep you stocked with wood!!
.......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 687 days ago

That’s great you have more room AJ
first layout where all of tools are going to go and any future tools might go and then see where you can store things like lumber. I try not to use floor space for anything but equipment and work tables,so I hang everything I can on the wall,ceiling or in and around the equipment and benches.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Surfside

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#4 posted 687 days ago

I say, repaint! Bright colors can make the shop look bigger. Place small plants, this makes the shop livelier! Just small plants so it wont bother you while moving inside the shop. How about a picture of your place?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 687 days ago

Go check out my workshop photo’s for more about my workshop. Thanks for all the great ideas guys!
Oh and another thing Jim, I don’t even have video games! Don’t have time, always working out in the shop. Or riding my bicycle!
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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jim C

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#6 posted 686 days ago

AJ,
You are every Father’s dream son. Don’t ever change, as, you my friend are going places. What a great Son AND Grandson.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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jim C

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#7 posted 686 days ago

AJ,
Where are you located?
I have a Craftsman contractor tablesaw (bench type) and a Ryobi router table, including the router you may be able to use. No charge, just my way of giving to a fella that could make it useful.
PM me if you don’t want to give out your area.
I’m in the Chicago area.
Jim C

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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KnickKnack

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#8 posted 686 days ago

Send me some comments of ideas for storage space, and making your shop more comfortable.

Carpet the floor – with cheap carpet – every day I drop something, and every day I’m grateful I had carpet on the floor to protect that chisel, blade, or piece I was working on.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Surfside

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#9 posted 686 days ago

AJ,

I forgot to mention this in my previous comment. Make sure enough sun or natural light can enter your shop. Dim places in the shop makes it uncomfortable for me to work.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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BinghamtonEd

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#10 posted 686 days ago

Mini fridge . Always nice to have a cold beverage, or snack, on hand.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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steamfab

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#11 posted 685 days ago

That’s why your Dad gave you enough space. You are such a fine, young man! Bless you …

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Gshepherd

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#12 posted 685 days ago

AJ, now if your going to be doing some serious sanding, spraying, ect….. be sure to have Dad move the other car out…... Maybe put up a couple pull down shades between your side and the car just in case something goes flying it will help deflect. It happens and it will…. Been there and done that myself… Send me a addy where I can send you a few things I have laying around catching dust that you will put to use…...

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Arlin Eastman

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#13 posted 685 days ago

AJ

Congrats buddy. The only thing I can say is put your tools, tables, and equipment where you can use it the best way. Also put any big equipment in wheels.

Arlin

Edit, Also add your pictures to my post of Workshops of your dreams.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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