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Posted on Organizing and storing the extra stuff

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#1 posted 04-06-2015 02:55 PM

I’m not a very organized person either, so for me it was an iterative process. As I added more tools and supplies and worked on projects, I became aware of when my disorganization/process was slowing down the actual woodworking fun. Then I’d add something to fix that (e.g., wall cabinets to store my finishes, peg boards to hold my smaller tools, clamp racks once I had too many clamps to just pile them on a shelf, mobile cabinets for my really heavy tools, etc). Might not be the cheapest way to get organized since there were a couple times I had to scrap an idea because it didn’t work well with how I worked, or stopped working after I added more tools. But personally, if I tried to plan it all out beforehand, I’d be in “decision lock” forever.

I watched a lot of Youtube videos of various woodworkers and creators. Sometimes they have specific shop tour videos. Other times I just paid more attention to what was in the background. Also woodworking magazines usually have a reader submitted tips and tricks section that often have good ideas for organization.

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