How do you organize your shops?

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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 01-15-2019 07:25 PM 1728 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This time I have two simple projects. Over the course of a year I accumulate a bit of tools and left over scrap stuff. I also have a tendency to have things follow me home from yard sales, estate sales, and auctions. Now don’t get me wrong, I plan on using EVERY tool I bring home, at least once. Sometimes though I look around the shop and think “Why do I have this again?” or “Why do I have so many breast drills? I can only use 1 at a time”. Do any of you suffer with this? I try at the beginning of the each year to go through the shop and see how I can improve it by organizing or selling tools i intended to use, but honestly will never use or restore. In this video I discover some hidden spaces and fill them with new projects. Check out this weeks projects, yes there are 2. NEW VIDEOS EVERY SUNDAY. Hit that subscribe button and bell for notifications.

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#1 posted 01-16-2019 10:06 AM

Wow! I visited the link, and that was awesome! I will apply to my room and also for my shop! Thanks


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#2 posted 01-16-2019 04:10 PM

Wow, I though I was tight for space.

About every five years I go through everything and dump what has not been touched in a while. Last go round saw dive gear, camping gear and a lot of scrap hit the bin.

As for scrap wood, if it is not at least 2” X 18” it gets put in the burn lot. That size is the smallest I can use for a stile, rail or drawer support/runner.

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#3 posted 01-17-2019 12:47 AM

Why would you need 12 hammers??

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#4 posted 01-17-2019 03:13 AM

I have not been in my shop in 2 years, due to a medical issue. I have been released by the Doctor and as soon as it warms up, I plan on returning it to usefulness. I would post pictures of my shops current state, but if I did I would be booted from Lumberjocks for shop/tool abuse.

Keep us advised of how your progress works out

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 01-24-2019 09:46 PM

Wow thank you for that link! I could definitely use some of these tips for organizing my shop. I tend to let it get a little messy sometimes because i get lost in my work and tend to forget to clean up. My wife doesn’t exactly appreciate the mess sometimes, hehe oh well.

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#6 posted 01-28-2019 05:44 PM

That is why a lot of garage doors I come across are really dirty and messy where a lot a garage are not cared for. I saw your video and loved how you organized, built, and explained in organizing things which was really helpful plus enjoyable to watch. A lot of our garage door maintenance can relate from what you experience, thanks a ton!

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#7 posted 06-12-2019 09:26 PM

Very nice video. Came here looking for something about organizing. I’ve been looking for ideas that allow me to utilize more wall space and liked a lot of what you have done. It small corners of my shop I’m going to have shelving whereas in the longer portions look into hanging most of my yard/wood working tools and materials. Thanks

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