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this is my workshop as seen today , after years of working streetside , i finally got some time off !
the first thing i did was clean out my truck , of all the tools i used for streetside projects .
the results can be seen in these pics.
now i have to clean up !
as i am very tired from working so much , everytime i want to do something like clean , i walk into the shop ,
and promptly turn around and wait for some inspiration to proceed , this is mostly back to l.j.s. !
as i also have been building this house alone for 10 years , there are many things more important to do than clean the shop !





new shop build blog

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#1 posted 06-22-2009 05:59 PM

I can really only speak for myself but I’m sure there are more of us than not that need to clean up our shop!
As soon as that comes to the top of the list I will take care of it! LOL
Nice shop Patron!!
When I do clean my shop it sure doesn’t last long! 15 minutes after I start a new project you can’t tell I cleaned it! Nature of the beast!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#2 posted 06-22-2009 06:04 PM

the problems with cleaning shops ,
is that you just move everything to some new place in shop !
and then spend more time looking for things you have moved .the only way to do it right ,
is to have storage somewhere else ,
or take it to the dump !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-22-2009 06:22 PM

Yah, David, but I’ll bet your truck looks really clean now… :)

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#4 posted 06-22-2009 07:44 PM

Looks good and nice looking power tools. The biggest problem with my shop is also keeping it clean enough to not get buried! I use my overhead for storing boards and it looks like you have a lot of ceiling area for storing wood from hangers. Are the trusses strong enough for that? If you can get in the attic, adding some stringers would boost the strength. Just an idea… ;o)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 06-22-2009 07:44 PM

Looks like a well equipped shop to me. Lot’s of good equipment and I really liked those two storage units with drawers and work tops.

My shop looks orderly only right after it’s been cleaned. I have everything except my bandsaw, lathe, workbench and miter station on wheels just so I can sweep the floor and rearrange when needed.

some ultra clean and neat shops do exist, and I admire anyone who can keep things that way and still be productive, but I think those kind of shops are the exception rather than the rule. Your shop looks well organized and it looks like you have used the space to the best advantage.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 06-22-2009 07:58 PM

good looking workshop it is indeed well equipped I like it,and you have some fine looking pieces of wood there too have fun Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 06-22-2009 08:31 PM

well thanks guys !
and here i thought that i was going to hear critisizm .
the first 2 pics on the ceiling show top plates for future bedroom walls and closets and hallway .
i have started a new shop ( 30’ x 40’ ) on side of house , but it is just posts level right now ,
so when that happens , i can finish the bedrooms and hallway .

i am hoping that all this happens in my life time !

thanks for the comments ,
and be safe in your shops !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 06-22-2009 09:55 PM

Hello Bro, nice to see the shop. I too have been busy again,, cleaning shop,,got some new racking so all the junk is now off the floor and off most of the benches so I can now see where I work,
It looks like nearly all your machinery is color matched.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 06-23-2009 02:55 AM

A well equipped, and huge ( to me) shop, I admire!!!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#10 posted 06-23-2009 05:07 AM

thanks for the storage idea , jack .
i do have a ” basement ” under my 20’ x 50’ deck ,
where i store longer boards and ply .
it helps , but needs work too .
i am glad to see that not everybody has an “operating room ” shop !
thanks again to all .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 06-23-2009 06:24 AM

Hey Dave
A great shop for a great guy that makes outstanding projects. Thanks for sharing your shop and all your great input on Ljs. LJs is so much better because your here.

Your Bud


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#12 posted 06-23-2009 02:36 PM

Nice looking shop!! Pretty roomy compared to mine. Clean is such a relative term, as long as you can find what you need all is good.


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#13 posted 06-23-2009 03:16 PM

last week I cleaned my shop, I could even see the tops of my benches, so I thought that I would take a picture while it is still clean, oh no, the wife went to spend the week with her sister and took the camera with her, now no one will ever believe my shop was once clean, and I started a new project, so, now I can’t see the tops of my benches again, ahh, it feels more like home now.

-- Smitty!!!

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#14 posted 06-28-2009 07:19 PM

LOL / I admit while I’m working on a project the tools get spread around some, but the job I work to support my hobby is in an operating room, :) and that is one place you cannot be unorganized, after 10 year of having this ingrained into my psyche I cannot abide a shop where I cannot find what I’m looking for, Institutional OCD I guess, I tend to break my projects up into stages, and most of the time I end up cleaning up between the stages. I don’t sweep up all the saw dust, but tools that I’m done with for a while get put away, and when I am done with a project I do tend to clean up everything

I guess you cannot help who you are sometimes :)

I do like the shop. and I am envious of all the nice tools. Lots of room to boot.
Thanks forsharing

-- Oldwolf -

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Don K.

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#15 posted 07-03-2009 07:45 PM

Very nice shop…looks like you do alot of work in there…nice tools also. Thanks for the pics !!

-- Don S.E. OK

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