Setting up dedicated woodworking shop

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Blog series by Scott Wigginton updated 10-05-2011 03:29 AM 5 parts 37612 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: Fighting for every square inch

02-25-2009 04:55 AM by Scott Wigginton | 3 comments »

Since the last time I posted a pic of my workshop, things got a lot worse (cramped) to the point of being virtually unusable. Automotive and Landscape tools were mixed in with my power handtools. Holiday storage was overflowing from the back rooms. My lumber rack was beyond capacity and things started to pile up on work surfaces. I was spending more time moving stuff than working, and sometimes I just couldn’t find the tools I needed. Finally I had enough, and got serious about kicki...

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Part 2: Brightening things up.

03-03-2009 06:53 AM by Scott Wigginton | 9 comments »

Priming OSB It took two thick coats of drywall primer on my OSB just to get it ready for paint, but it is a drastic improvement over my last attempt of going straight to the latex. Breaking Child Labor Laws I’m quick to put my offspring hard to work, I just hope it still works when they’re old enough to mow the lawn If only I had the clipboard and hardhad I’d qualify for a DOT lead supervisor. Snow Day Today we had a bit of snow/slush/ice and after not ...

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Part 3: Tool Gloats and Pickett's Charge

03-05-2009 07:20 AM by Scott Wigginton | 12 comments »

Attacking the Center I’ve been sneaking in a few shop hours a night and finally went after the clutter in the middle of the shop ala Gen. Longstreet. This unveiled several potential gloat-worthy tools so here we go… Gotta get my Gloat in My Father in Law has a good friend who is slowly moving back to Mississippi and is unloading some excess tools. First thing I got from him was this 80s Craftsman shaper of which he is the original owner, only ran it 2-3 times, is in nea...

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Part 4: Nature abhors a vacuum

03-24-2009 05:01 AM by Scott Wigginton | 4 comments »

It seems the laws of nature apply to my workshop. I spent all of last time cleaning it up to make nice open space and what should happen? I got and fill it all up. Acquiring more tools than space is a national pastime so I’m not sweating it, especially with the sweet deals I’ve been landing. Turning circuitry into Power tools I hoard computer parts, its ingrained into my geekdom. Never did I think it would ever help me in my quest for more bigger-badder powertools. Thanks to some...

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Part 5: Reviving life to the shop!

10-05-2011 03:29 AM by Scott Wigginton | 1 comment »

Wow, can’t believe its been 3 years since I’ve really been in and around my shop! Let’s just say life has been busy and higher priorities have derailed me for awhile. This summer we decided to build a new house on our property and while thinking about actually having an attached garage got me tinkering in Visio. While looking at the plans with a coworker he noticed some of my handtools I was planning to move into the shop and found out he was a fellow WWer. After sever...

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