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Blog entry by Joe Lyddon posted 05-30-2012 06:27 AM 4805 reads 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After:

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I made Mini-Totes & Portable Holders…
They can be easily moved around as required.

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I added casters to a lot of things… Now, it’s very easy to move things around!

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More on the Mini-Totes & Portable Holders…
They can be easily moved around as required.

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Right (South) side of the Shop…

Not Perfect… but much better than before!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"



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patron

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#1 posted 05-30-2012 06:51 AM

well done joe

i see allot more of the garage door now
and a roll around chair

you must have tripled
the shop area

all the improvements look great

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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harry1

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 08:49 AM

Well done Joe, it must have taken many hours for that transformation. You now have an excuse for NOT making sawdust for a while, it would be a pity to make a mess!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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schloemoe

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 10:24 AM

You need to come to my house and clean my shop. Nice job….....................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Bob N

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 11:05 AM

Nice job Joe, looks all clean and shiny….. now go mess it up and make something.

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SPalm

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#5 posted 05-30-2012 12:07 PM

What a difference. Good job.
There is a lot of stuff packed in there. I bet the casters will help a lot.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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dbhost

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 03:25 PM

Wow. Just wow… That is an awful lot of shop jammed in a not a lot of space! Good job organizing it!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 05-30-2012 04:42 PM

David: Thank you David… I knew you would really SEE the difference! BTW, I had that rolling chair when you were here… there were just a lot more distractions! LOL It’s amazing what one can see after a few boxes, etc. are removed from a table! LOL

Harry… Bob N Thank you guys… I have a huge job planned…(main reason for getting it cleaned up, etc.)... I found more parts for one more Mini-Tote… maybe two more… those are very handy & stackable! Then, I will be soon starting to make Two Sam Maloof inspired Dining Chairs ... and my attention must not get divided & cluttered.

Schloemoe... Thank you… but “Only You Can Prevent Wild Fires”... LOL… Would be nice to get up into Oregon again though… beautiful country!

SPalm… dbhost Thank you guys… Yes,there is a lot packed into the small space… One day, HF had those Blue casters on sale for about $2.49 each… I got 32 of them! ... and it took 9+ mos. to get them… It makes a HUGE difference! I can very effortlessly move things out… The stuff I use the most is on the bench side of the shop.

My next major project: (two of them)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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crashn

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#8 posted 05-30-2012 07:40 PM

Here i thought I had a lot of stuff stuffed into my garage, but now I know the true meaning of stuffed to the gills.!

Great work on the reorg.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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Gshepherd

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#9 posted 05-30-2012 11:52 PM

Wow and I thought I had a lot of stuff, everything in my shop is on rollers except for my main workbench and I know you will love the mobility you just gave yourself…...

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 05-31-2012 01:51 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh….......totes. You endeared yourself to me forever….......(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 05-31-2012 01:54 PM

Wow! Joe, this is really looking great. After seeing what you have done I see that I need to get back on my own shop. Thanks for the inspiration.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 05-31-2012 06:25 PM


Jim Bertelson:

I’m glad that you like my little mini-totes…!

Hey! I found some more of the scrap that I used for them, that I didn’t think I had!
... I have enough to make TWO more! I am in the process right now… I have all parts cut… just have to drill all holes… find the screws… and screw them together!

I will take pictures of this effort… and post them when done…

I simply LOVE the lil thingys… They provide storage away from it all… or on the firing line… wherever… Easily!

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helluvawreck: I’m glad my experience has given you some inspiration! LOL

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 06-01-2012 12:29 AM

Here are the Two Mini-Totes I just finished up…

I really like them…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 06-01-2012 10:37 AM

What a great transformation, Joe! You really got things organized and your working space is now clean and safe! Awesome inspiration! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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RBWoodworker

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#15 posted 06-01-2012 11:33 AM

Let me know when you start those two Maloof Low back chairs Joe.. I have built them before and teach classes on them as well.. might be able to help you if you need it..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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