|Forum topic by mot||posted 2390 days ago||768 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
2390 days ago
One of the biggest problems I have, as a hobby woodworker, is staying organized and on task in the shop. With limited shop time and multiple things on the go, I find that most mistakes are made by not remembering where I stopped last time, or not keeping track of where I’m at.
I find, many days, that I’m at work, or in bed thinking that “I meant to fit those parts.” or, “I was going to sharpen those chisels.”
I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on keeping organized in the shop. I’ve tried white boards, but I have to comply with writing on them. Then I lose the pen, then I don’t keep up and they are no good. Actually, the one on the wall in my shop says, “Study for neurophys exam.” That’s a reminder from 1994!
Any thoughts or ideas? Is this a common problem? I was making a bookcase for my wife and knew I had to trim some banding before I put the face frame on. Then I got the case installed, put the face frame on and realised I had forgotten to trim the banding….knucklehead stuff like that which could have been avoided if I had a system!
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