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AngieO

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11-10-2014 03:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: projects inspiration pinterest french cleat shop project

Hello LJ’ers!!! It’s a beautiful Monday morning in Southern Indiana. And yes… I can say that about a Monday morning for two reasons… 1) I don’t have to go into work till noon. and 2) I have a glorious thing called coffee (just recently started drinking coffee).

Anyhow… I’ve been cleaning and organizing my shop like crazy. BUT… I get distracted by projects or by picking up a load of rescued lumber (yep… that’s my term… not a hoarder… I’m a wood rescuer :). So my shop has been a total wreck. Not just messy… it got to the point where it was not safe to work and there was just no room. So I’ve been doing LOTS of organizing. The first thing I did was realize that I had too much stuff that wasn’t essential in my shop. I am fortunate enough to have a storage garage that is about two minutes from my house. It’s nice and big and I have been storing my overstock lumber and other things from my home there (like Christmas decorations).

Two weeks ago my daughter and I built these. It was a lot of fun and a great time of bonding for me and my daughter.
Here’s the blog entry I did http://lumberjocks.com/AngieO/blog/42949

So this past week I built a lumber rack for the garage. I needed a place to store all this lumber I’m rescuing. I will share more photos once I get them uploaded but here’s a sneak peak. LOL

So yesterday we removed as many things as we could from the shop in my truck and took a load over to the garage. It gave me the room I needed to start getting the shop under control.

After an hour of clean up I decided that I needed to go inside and search for a shop project to make. See… I’ve never had a radio in my shop. Even though it’s almost been two years. And it seems like when I have my music playing… things just go smoother. I usually use my iPhone but it runs down the battery pretty quickly and… more importantly… it’s a distraction because I am then very aware of all the alerts coming in. So.. I put out a request to my friends on Facebook and asked if anyone had an old radio they’d like to get rid of. The next day.. I had a new to me late 80’s or early 90’s radio on my porch. I LOVE having music going. It just makes things go smoother. Don’t know why.. just does.

So now… I need a place to put it. I know… all that ^^^^^ to get to the point. I have this radio and I need a place to put it. I found the perfect spot. There is a space right when I walk in the door. Its above the electric panel and is the perfect size. Not really useful space for much of anything. But I can’t just throw a shelf up there. I’m limited on room. So I decided I wanted to use a french cleat shelf like I’ve seen before. Only… I don’t remember where I seen it.

Off to Pinterest with a cup of coffee I go. It’s my go to place for ideas (other than LJ’s). The thing is… I suck at searching the projects on LJ’s. I don’t know why. I just do. So if I have a limited amount of time I go to Pinterest. Which lead me to my question. Since woodworking is primarily a male dominated hobby/craft… do many men use it to share their work? I know Jay Bates does. Maybe Steve Ramsey.. but I don’t know if any others do. Recently I started pinning things from LJ’s to my Pinterest boards so that I can find them easy.

So do you guys use Pinterest? If so, do you share your work or just look for inspiration?

I went to Pinteret and searched “french cleat storage”. BAM… immediately got the hit I wanted. There’s the shelf I want to build.

See the little black tool box with red shelves? I want to build a shelf like that for my radio. That way the cleat is at the top of the space.

BTW… the link to that pic is http://thesuburbanwoodworker.com/organize/french-cleat-storage-how-to/
He has a lot of great storage ideas for both our shops and our garages. Also has a little hot-to on there.

So… Guess what I’m making today??? :)

Happy Woodworking!


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Edwardnorton

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#1 posted 11-10-2014 03:38 PM

I personally don’t post anything I build anyplace (with the exception of the sites that I sell from). Not that I am ashamed of them but moreso it makes me personally feel like I am flaunting it (that’s just me). I do however look at things on Pinterest to get idea’s and or inspiration.

-- EdwardNorton

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AngieO

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#2 posted 11-10-2014 03:42 PM

Edward… Totally understand that. Nothing wrong with that at all. Everyone is different. I think I love sharing my stuff because… well… I’m too excited about each project I do. I need someone to share it with. Sometimes I’m amazed at what I actually did. Like the lumber rack. I can’t believe I built that… by myself. It was a huge accomplishment for me. It’s not like I have many people over to my garage. And.. who knows who it will inspire. :)
Thanks for your input

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Edwardnorton

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#3 posted 11-10-2014 04:11 PM



Edward… Totally understand that. Nothing wrong with that at all. Everyone is different. I think I love sharing my stuff because… well… I m too excited about each project I do. I need someone to share it with. Sometimes I m amazed at what I actually did. Like the lumber rack. I can t believe I built that… by myself. It was a huge accomplishment for me. It s not like I have many people over to my garage. And.. who knows who it will inspire. :)
Thanks for your input

- AngieO

Good thing more are like you Angie0, otherwise I’d have nowhere to get inspiration! Have a great day!

-- EdwardNorton

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-10-2014 04:24 PM

Hey Angie, your shop is sure looking good. You’ll find that wall space quickly disappears. I had a hard time finding a place for a calander in my barn!!

I have a site on Pinterest where I have many products but none lately. We used to just click on a link to Pinterest from LJ;s but I don’t see it any more.

I did get one job from there. A guy posted an urn on there and the lady wanted a bigger one but the same shape and he would not make her one.. she asked me and I did!

Jim

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

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higtron

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#5 posted 11-10-2014 04:51 PM

looks great Angie I like the french cleat slat wall that’s a handy space saving and fully adjustable storage solution.

-- A friend will help you move, a good friend will help you move a body

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CoolDavion

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#6 posted 11-10-2014 05:02 PM

I don’t use Pintrest, but I do post in progress shots on Instagram.

Also most finished projects do get put on Facebook

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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mikethetermite

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#7 posted 11-10-2014 06:39 PM

Nope, never used Pinterest don’t even view it. Your shop is coming along nicely.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 11-10-2014 07:01 PM

Pinterest? Nope.

The cleat system will allow flexability as you grow. I have industrial heavy duty metal hanging supports so I can change the shelving. Your shelves are a great use of timber.

Great that your daughter is involved! Don’t rescue more than you can handle or your nice order will quickly disappear.

winter’s coming don’t forget the “Ice Melt!” :<)

Great blog!

(Is that a De Walt 12” planer?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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CFrye

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#9 posted 11-10-2014 10:27 PM

Angie, I hope they are working on the search feature here. It used to be better. I use Google image to search a particular idea like this: “french cleat storage lumberjocks” That will get me images on LJ as well as other sites like Pintrest. Pintrest is no longer lurker friendly and I refuse to sign up.

-- God bless, Candy

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 11-10-2014 10:42 PM

I don’t use Pinterest exactly, but my wife is always finding things she thinks I will like or want to build so she puts them in a page with my name on it and I can go there to look at them.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Roger

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#11 posted 11-10-2014 10:49 PM

You are going to town girl. I have checked Pinterest out many times. My Daughters get a lot of ideas from there. Carry on. Have a gr8 day, what’s left of it. OH, and p.s.: be proud of what you build. You’re getting er done. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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CharlesA

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#12 posted 11-10-2014 10:55 PM

I’m across the river in Louisville. Pinterest eludes me so far. I have enough on-line distractions.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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bigblockyeti

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#13 posted 11-10-2014 11:03 PM

My wife is always looking up stuff on Pinterest, I just can’t get into it. She has shown me a few things that she would like built, but lately it’s either something that we don’t need and don’t have room for or it’s made entirely of unobtainium and would cost hundreds of dollars in materials.

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 11-10-2014 11:10 PM

Hi Angie, Yes I have a pinterest account and visit it often.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Grumpymike

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#15 posted 11-10-2014 11:44 PM

Not a Pintrest user … It’s just to frustrating to try to learn all the programs … I grew up in the quill pen and slide rule era. These “user friendly” sites assume that you have at least one degree in computer science and automatically know how to operate the programs … (I spend a lot of time with customer service reps).
I took 4 classes to learn to use Excell and Word, then, ... The next month they changed them again …
Some programmer at MicroSoft sat up real late one night trying to ‘figger’ out how to spoil Grumpymike’s day.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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