Daves Workshop #23: Dive bomb cleanup!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 03-27-2018 04:43 PM 945 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 22: A trip to Harbor Freight and new projects Part 23 of Daves Workshop series Part 24: Filling a hole in a medicine cabinet and refinishing it. »

Okay so long story short. I have a stack of projects, totes everywhere, and packaging from project materials in my shop making it, well… Uninhabitable! Time to dive bomb clean this shop…

I started last night by starting back up with putting any tools that are not where they belong, well, back where they belong. I have material that belongs on the lumber rack just leaning against the table saw, I have a fallen apart / glue joints failed chest of drawers carcass sucking up a HUGE amount of floor space… etc….

Tonight’s plan?

#1. Get the camping gear back into the proper totes, set those aside in the proper stacks. I need more rugged totes though, the ones I have aren’t really stackable… #2. Put the 1×4x8 stock onto the lumber racks. #3. Finish clearing off the recyclable packing materials into the recycle bin, get that junk on the curb for tomorrow’s recycling pickup.
and… #4. Get the shop vac back onto the shop vac rack / shelf…

I don’t really want that chest of drawers, that was my wife’s idea. It is made with 2 to 3” wide strips that are glued up. The glue joints have almost but not quite all failed. Part of me wants to fully knock down this thing and use it for material, part of me wants to load it in a truck, take it to the beach and use it for a bonfire…

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#1 posted 04-02-2018 02:44 PM

A woodworker’s job is never done! Keeping the shop organized and clean is not easy. I have been on a respite from shop stuff here at home, although I worked a lot in the shop in La Conner when I was there a couple of weeks ago.

I have to tear out a leaking hot water dispenser today. I am not going to replace it. They have multiple points of failure, and my item suffered all of them. From what I read, they are just not robust enough. The leaking has caused significant damage, so I will do without, from now on.

Happy cleaning. I could fill a dumpster with all the stuff I have to get rid of. Things just become outmoded over time, if nothing else.

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#2 posted 04-03-2018 02:56 PM

LOL…. I really should do my cleanup before starting another project, but…. I started on my server rack project last night. Got the pieces cut, and pilot holes drilled. Going to do some sanding over the next couple of days, assemble the wood pieces, and paint. Once that’s done, install the rack rails and install it into the data closet.

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