Evolution of a Shop #37: The End Of An Era

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Blog entry by Cory posted 07-01-2013 05:21 PM 3318 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 36: A few shop upgrades Part 37 of Evolution of a Shop series Part 38: Starting Over, Kind Of »

My wife and I recently decided to move so that our kids could go to a better school district. Our house was only on the market for a few weeks before we accepted an offer. That part was great, but it means that I’ll be without a shop for the next three months while our new house is being built. So, it was with some sadness that I packed up all my tools, rented a box truck with a lift gate and emptied the shop.

The before:

Here’s the after:

My poor tools will be forced to endure heat and dust in their new, albeit temporary, storage space:

The new house has a larger garage, and I’ll be taking up part of it. Unfortunately, it won’t be until October at the earliest. It will probably take another month or two to get set up after that. So, I’ve got a growing list of projects to tackle when the new space is ready.

Thanks for looking.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#1 posted 07-01-2013 05:24 PM

new house = ton of new projects and ‘to-do’ lists … not all workshop related, but at least it’s an opportunity for a new beginning. enjoy it! Oct. will be here in no time.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 07-01-2013 05:34 PM

I’m going thru the same pain as you. Shop was packed up for almost 2 months before we moved and it could be another few months before I get something new set up. I’ll try to post a pic of my temp storage. It’s 20X50 and I cant hardly get 6 feet into it. These past 2 weeks it’s been killing me to have to buy things that I KNOW I have in that storage shed!

I’m wondering how secure is that space you got? That chain-link fence doesn’t look very tall, would be too easy to toss small things over to an accomplice on the other side. Also a thief with a pair of electricians pliers could have a hole in it in a jiffy.

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#3 posted 07-01-2013 05:45 PM

Joe: It’s about as secure as it can be: Only tenants get keys to the building, video surveillance of entries, and a pad lock on the gate. That having been said, anybody who’s really motivated could get around all of that. If they get in and steal a bunch of stuff I’ll be pissed, but I’ll also get to go buy new stuff!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#4 posted 07-02-2013 11:27 PM

just keep remembering its all for the kids to go to a better school.i thought the other day that it’d be a real pain to have to pack up my shop.ughhh just the thought.hope everything works out good for you and your family and the few months will go quickly.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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