New Year-new reorganization

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Blog entry by Woodwrecker posted 01-01-2018 01:05 AM 878 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Done with my year-end projects, time to reorganize the tool wall over the bench.
I noticed that I had so many tools hung up that I was knocking down two for every one I was reaching for.
So, I just hung the things I use a lot and put the rest in the drawers under the bench. (which is still undergoing some reorganization…haha)
Plus, I inherited my son’s old 50” plasma TV which he replaced recently with some super-duper model that has features which are way beyond my old-tech brain.
It was pretty amazing how painting the tool wall gloss white brightened up my shop.

Here’s to all my Lumber Jock friends having a wonderful, safe and very Happy New Year.


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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 01-01-2018 01:18 AM

Wow Eric! That old wall sure looked good but I know what you mean by knocking things down as you try to grab the tool you need; I do the same thing! LOL! I like your idea to paint the wall white; it sure does make a huge difference. Looks like you have plenty of drawers to put all the tools in too!
I hope you have a Happy safe and prosperous New Year!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 01-01-2018 01:38 AM

WowZa! This is shop porn right here… LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 01-01-2018 02:59 AM

That looks great. The white wall definitely helps to brighten up the shop and also gives it a clean and finished look. Wanna come do some in my shop? LOL. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 01-01-2018 02:37 PM

Great improvement Eric ! And I like Roger’s comment ! (Haha!)
Organizing a shop is a work-in-progress. No end in sight. But I think you will agree that this task is fun and rewarding, even in drawers. No end there too.
I wish you and all LJs a Great and Healthy New Year !


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#5 posted 01-01-2018 02:51 PM

Nice shop organization Eric. Do you do other shops? Haha, I am so in need of organization unless organized chaos qualifies. Looking good my friend.

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#6 posted 01-01-2018 04:54 PM

That looks better Eric. Can you come over and do mine….LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 01-01-2018 06:35 PM

Looks great and very well organized. I love having lots of hand tools on the wall behind my bench, but I made a big mistake by making my bench a little too wide so that it is a little difficult to reach them. I just hope the stretching will be good for me!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-01-2018 07:14 PM

Wow Eric that looks like a showroom great job. I’ve just spent a lot of time organizing but my shop looks nothing like you great shop.

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#9 posted 01-01-2018 08:00 PM

Looks super, Eric! I need to do this.

Will you be able to get any work done with that big scree TV in the shop ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 01-02-2018 12:47 AM

Hey Eric, how about re-organising my shed like that.
Free accommodation is offered mate, LOL.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 05-12-2018 06:29 PM

Wow, wonderful to see that order.
Must be fantastic with all those drawers.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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