My Workshop Cleanup Journey #2: Building Complete and Beginning the Shop Cleanup

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Blog entry by Joshua Oehler posted 06-15-2015 03:44 AM 1563 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Start of the journey Part 2 of My Workshop Cleanup Journey series Part 3: Hey, look what I found in my garage. A Woodworking Shop!!! »

Well I finished up the building and I have got all the stuff that is going out there moved. Here are some of the build pictures

So now with that finished up it was onto the garage. Holy Cow I made a mess!! How is it that after taking 1/3 of the stuff out of the garage I ended up with less room???

So a little puzzle that I discovered that almost made my brain explode. I need to build some new cabinets to store everything in the garage. To build those cabinets I need to clean up the garage to get to my tools to use them. To clean up the garage I need to build the cabinets….but to build those cabinets I need to get to the tools that are covered by the stuff I am trying to build said cabinets for to be able to store them somewhere else…and this goes on and on and on. I wish I didn’t live in Southwest Florida where during this time of year we go from clear blue skies to mini hurricanes in 30 mins….and I wish that was an exageration. It would be nice to be able to just move everything into the driveway, build the cabinets and then put everything up. I also want to finish the cabinets and build face frames & doors for them. That means it will take me a few days to get everything in order and ready for storage.

Meanwhile as I am trying to figure this puzzle out I have the lumber for my split top roubo sitting there mocking me because I can not start it yet….grrrrrrrr

Anyways, I am on vacation from work next week. A full week off of work and I have already put a big dent in the honey-do list this summer…I get the whole week to work on the shop, I will keep you posted on what actually gets finished!!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#1 posted 06-15-2015 09:26 AM

You might take the stuff out of the garage and cover it with a tarp and maybe fasten the tarp somehow so it won’t blow off. I can feel your frustration because even though I have a dedicated shop it is pretty small and crowded and doing a project is sometimes like a chess game with some complicated moves to keep the workflow going.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-15-2015 11:49 AM

I can understand your frustration. I need to reorganize my wood rack and add additional shelves to better hold the current wood and add more, but where do you put the wood?

I don’t know if I would trust a tarp in heavy storms to protect your stuff. Could you move it into your house and then quickly build the cabinets? It would be a strain on the family.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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