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Shop storage projects #2: The Dungeon Remodel, the "before"

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-02-2017 11:02 PM 1507 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Overview Part 2 of Shop storage projects series Part 3: Drawing up a Plan »

I start tearing things up and out. Took a few pictures of what I need to change down there, in an attempt to at least have some room to stand. The Dryer that needs to leave..

It will be going up and out to a salvage yard, for “Brunch Money” I may keep the motor, IF it is any good. Above the dryer is a few things I cannot move..

Like a vent from the working dryer ( the Boss’s Laundry room is here, as well.) the light fixture for the laundry room, and a Gas meter. There was a leaky, drafty window there…..plywood to close it up, and install a vent for the dryer. Before, there wasn’t anywhere to vent it.

Next in this tour, a tool chest…

More in the way, and a place for junk to hang out on, it will get cleaned off, cleaned out, aired out, the lid re-finished, and taken out of the shop. It will spend the rest of it’s days as a Blanket/Hope Chest.

Next..

Ah yes, the three Amigos. Kind of hard to get close enough to actually use them, sooo, these will get moved to the North bench. The plane till and the Brace till will take their places here, and the Amigos will go where the plane till used to be. Will need to add a drop cord, and a power strip to the north bench, to power everything up. Right now, there is a cord drapped over the work bench to power all the toys. If I need to power something else, I have to unplug things and shift the cord. Hopefully, a new power strip will save some of the hassles.

Next, a rather congested spot..

Tool Chest #2, a router tabel, a small bandsaw, and a bench for the Stanley #358 mitre box. There IS room on either side of the mitre bench, or I can move the bench out, slide the other toys up against the wall. need to access the mitre box a bit better, and need room to stand at my lathe. I also need to decide what to do with this other old bench..

As for the “saw till”, it currently is “up in the air” for now.

Stay tuned for the next episode…..might be a scary one….I actually will take pen to a sheet of paper, and draw up a PLAN for the storage chest of drawers. Plan? PLAN? What IS a Plan?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use



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#1 posted 01-03-2017 04:40 AM

Bandit you must have watched Stumyys “Rearangaritus” video too.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 04:42 AM

Maybe he’ll film an episode in my shop?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 11:31 AM

I see these shows where they go in and save a restaurant, or flip a house and I think they need to start a t.v. series where they save wood shops. I hope they we come to mine and film too.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#4 posted 01-03-2017 11:37 AM

Bandit, this will be interesting to follow … especially if you plan to keep everything except the clothes dryer!

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#5 posted 01-03-2017 03:23 PM

I’d keep the dryer, good for “distressing” wood!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 01-03-2017 05:23 PM

Sandra uses one to stain the blanks for her clothes pins, then made a better tumbler.

The Dryer and the Walnut chest will be on the way out of the shop. Lot of the “stuff” sitting around will wind up in the 5 drawers of the chest of drawers to be built. Out of sight, out of mind?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 01-03-2017 05:33 PM

Is there any thought of painting a couple walls? Cellars are dark enough, when windows don’t have to be boarded up. Even one with a coat of white or off-white would make a huge difference for the price of a gallon.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#8 posted 01-03-2017 05:38 PM

walls are a light green in colour, for now. Main problem being it is a fieldstone foundation, and a bit damp. Not sure what paint would stick. Other problem being access to the walls to paint them.

Right now, the shop has the feel of one of those Back Alley Pubs. With the workbench being the bar.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#9 posted 01-03-2017 05:48 PM

behr (Home Depot) makes such a product. they don’t offer to move your stuff away from the walls so you can actually paint them, however. :-)

my house has such a cellar too, only it’s porous brick vs. fieldstone. nothing can be done to waterproof it, short of excavating the outside and applying sealer there. And that’s not happening.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#10 posted 01-05-2017 12:01 AM

Not sure what will stick to the parged walls..

Apparently not much will. I have a decent shop light right overhead here. There IS one window…..but it faces out to the alleyway beside the house. Window faces to the northeast. Not a whole lot of light gets in there, this time of year.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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