|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 01-01-2014 at 09:51 AM||932 views||0 times favorited||35 replies|
01-01-2014 at 09:51 AM
Well… Happy New Years to my FAVORITE group of woodworkers. I don’t know about you… but 2013 was a roller coaster. It definitely had it’s ups and downs but my favorite thing about it is that I was able to get an INDOOR shop of my own. Going from a pallet bench and plastic tables outside to a small one car garage of my very own was pretty awesome. I’m getting to spend more and more time in the shop and making things for others. So that is pretty amazing.
So… what shop resolutions do you have this year? I’ve got a million probably. LOL. Here’s one that I’m sure is on every ones list. LOL…. Organizing and keeping clean. What do you say guys? Is that a big one for any of you? I am such a MESSY MESSY MESSY worker. Here is a pretty bad one for you guys to see (why I’m even showing it.. I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I’m in such a good mood right now that I don’t mind)
I have a bad habit of not cleaning as I go. I leave stuff out and I end up making a huge mess. There’s times when I will finish up for the night and put things away for the day. But these last few projects had some hectic deadlines and I was pulling some all nighters where I did not clean up. So things got to be their worst.
And I had lots of cut offs… LOTS… Most ended up by my table saw…
These pics were taking after different projects. I did clean a little… but not enough LOL
And of course… my highly sophisticated vertical lumber storage took a hit from me pulling things out and knocking things over. lol (and I don’t even think it’s the worst pic)
But… I managed to get er cleaned up….
Now I can walk all the way around my bench.
And… My wood pile got straightened up. I would say one of my resolutions is to not be a wood hoarder. But there’s no such thing. I’m a “wood collector”. That sounds so much better. :)
But… One resolution is to start using up this pile and MAKE STUFF! No problem with getting lots of wood… as long as I use it up… right?? LOL
So… just a few of my resolutions for 2014 (Shop related)
1) Cleaner and more organized shop
And finally… not that anyone else would agree…
Happy New Year! Cant wait to see the projects that you guys share this year and to see what your resolutions are :)