The Woodshop - A Creative Maelstrom

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Blog entry by wichle posted 09-13-2010 06:36 AM 1129 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted a look at my shop tonight and found as I sorted out pictures to find 6 appropriate views that my shop has changed over the past few months. I added dust collection to my miter saw. I moved my router table from one wall to another. I moved tools stored on the walls from one spot to another. I put some tools here to fore in the tool box on the wall. Looking at the pictures gave me some more ideas to “streamline” my small basement shop.

When I check in nightly to read posted LJ posts, many detail new tools resulting in moving existing layouts around. Adding electrical outlets: building new workbenches: evicting the car from workshop space: adding wall sheathing: re-building shelves: etc etc. It seems that woodshops are never finished.

So maybe there should be a warning on books and tools stating that if you are becoming a woodworker, be prepared to manage a maelstrom of wood, tools, plans and ideas. That seems to be what a woodshop is . . .a creative maelstrom!

-- Bill, Michigan "People don't come preassebled, but are glued together by life"

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#1 posted 09-14-2010 08:59 PM

I have the same problem

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 09-14-2010 09:10 PM

That sounds like a pretty good description to me. BTW, you have a great shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 10-04-2010 05:54 AM

Good call. I’m constantly realizing that this or that needs to be over here or over there. It really is never going to end.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 07:41 AM

ShHHss… don’t tell my wife!!!

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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