My Workshop Cleanup Journey #4: Overwhelming choices during another week off

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Blog entry by Joshua Oehler posted 07-20-2015 04:30 AM 1662 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well it has been a while since my last update. During my cleanup I decided to buy some new tools and also sell some stuff that I no longer needed. Those deliveries coming in with some projects already started and new tools needing new projects to store and I just went into overload. I had so many things to do that I just didn’t know where to start. After I had 5 different projects for the shop alone already started and a list of projects that the wife wanted to get done and new tools coming in that needed unboxing and set up I decided enough was enough and put my mind to ignoring everything else and just picking 1 thing and going with it. After I got settled down and in my groove everything started coming along. First up, finish the cabinets I built in my previous blog entry. Here is that outcome.

So with that big task finished it started to make things a lot easier. First off was the pile of wood I had purchased starting getting smaller and was no longer cluttering up 1/4 of my workspace. It also finally gave me a ton of storage to at least put things away although most of it is not in it’s final resting place. It was however off of every open space I had in the shop and I was no longer tripping over everything. After that I turned my attention to my workbench. I got it built, my vises installed, dog holes drilled and got the carcass of the cabinet underneath done.

So now I have my bench pretty close to done but I am in a holding pattern on it. I need a little more wood to finish it up and my pile was starting to look a little light. I had a couple of projects I needed to make sure I had wood for first and did not want to run out. I had the bench done to a use able state so I have put off completing it for the time being. Now it was on to the next project which was to finish taking down my old tool wall on the other side of the shop and finishing up some of the dust collection that I got the parts in for. Unfortunately the though of taking pictures of that part did not cross my mind so I really can not show that part but I will get some pictures of it in the next blog.

Finally after having to spend a few days on a project for my wife I got to get to something really exciting today, unboxing my new Bosch 12” Glide Saw and setting it up with a Kreg Precision Trak & Stop Kit. I got most of the work done on it today but should finish that up tomorrow.

So what was the big project I had to do for my wife you ask? Nothing major really, just completely redo the landscaping against the house with lawn timbers, red lava rock and new plants in the brutal southern Florida heat in the middle of summer… know no big deal!

Well thats all I have for now. I will try to get some pictures of my new toys after I get some more stuff wrapped up tomorrow and maybe get some first impression reviews on some of the stuff which also includes a new track saw & a couple new planes! If I am really lucky tomorrow I will also get to start working on my hanging wall cabinet. Until next time!!

-- - "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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