Workshop #20: ShopQuest 2014- Wood Rack

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 01-07-2014 03:21 AM 1434 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So as I mentioned in my previous ShopQuest blog I have a number of changes I want to make to the shop and the office as well. I have 3 pieces of Dimensional Furniture left to build for the office. One way I am planning to deal with a shop issue and this at the same time is to use up as much wood as I can from my wood rack.

Now I know a few of you have much larger wood racks then that but considering I am in a 1/4 of a basement, I have decided it is just too big. My plan is to go through it and use up as much as I can in the next month, dispose of that which I can not use and do not see myself using in the next year. The build an rack against the wall using 2×4s and standards to hold the wood I need and that I pick up when needed for game making. By getting this beast and also my large lathe out of the shop.

I should be able to free up a lot more room to move around some.( Don’t worry though the lathe is being replaced by a small model. A Delta Midi, more on that in the future. As one of my projects will be a stand for it.) Also with those items out of the way I am going to be able to relocate my DC to a more centralized location and be able to hook up to more tools. This I am truly looking forward to as I would like to minimize the sawdust on the floor of my shop. ;)

Due to the weather I am getting some extra shop time this week so I am looking forward to putting it to good use. My plan is to be using my blog to keep me motivated and going, so hope you don’t mind and maybe I will say something that is useful.

Thanks All.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 03:45 AM

I feel your concern to straighten up the shop. Little steps at a time give you more time to think about what needs to be done. I know what you are going thru and behind you all the way except for throwing away any lumber. Unless it’s warped, cracked, twisted, whatever go ahead and build something out of it. Just a suggestion, I have a good amount of lumber stored between the joists in the ceiling.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 04:33 AM

Keep up the efforts sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 01:46 PM

Thanks Monte.. Due to the extreme temps here ( I know yours are much more extreme) I will be staying home today. So plan to make more progress.

Dave, Trust me the last thing I really want to do is to throw away wood. But to be honest there is just too much there that is of no use to me. I will more then likely try to give some stuff away. As for the rafters mine are prefab and do not hold much due to pipes and vents and such. However there is already some stored there that came with the house. I will be going through that as well and seeing what if any is useful material.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 01-07-2014 05:38 PM

Looks good. Yeah organization projects / shop optimization projects are priceless especially if you are pinched for space…

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#5 posted 01-07-2014 10:11 PM

Blog away!

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