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Shop Improvments #4: More organization

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Blog entry by sansoo22 posted 01-03-2020 03:53 AM 450 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Toolbox organizer Part 4 of Shop Improvments series Part 5: Weekend Tech Update »

Some of these have been done for a while and others just done over the holidays. Figured I’d post everything all at once.

Lets start with the peg board over the all purpose workbench. I don’t like having my table saw accessories over here but I’m still in the planning phase for my assembly/outfeed table so this is the best place I have for now.

Yes I know this bench is a disaster. It always is…the hand tool bench stays clean so this one has to balance the universe out and be a mess

Next up is the awesome Rockler Lock-align kit I got for Christmas. I’ve seen lots of videos on these and thought they looked kind of gimmicky but to my surprise they work great

Here is a fan I mounted by the door to get a cross breeze when its nice out. Its on a french cleat. You can take it down and use it as a standard floor fan if you want. Overkill but why not

Next to the garage door I played yard tool tetris for a good hour…not quite as fun as the old school Nintendo version but I still think i won. You also must be at least 6 ft tall to get down the 6 ft step ladder…

If you can’t tell yet I like peg board. Cleaning supplies and extension cords in easy reach. All of the organizers are on french cleats as well. Each of the lower organizers has a handle so you can take the whole thing wherever you need.

Boring lumber rack and crappy lumber cart i had in the last shop but they work and are right inside the big door for easy loading.

Hobbled together clamp rack and saw horse holders. I need a much better solution for the clamps but really just needed them off the floor for now so threw this together.

And we will end with the finishing supply rack I built. Modified a Jay Bates design. The whole thing is on a french cleat. The lower sand paper rack slides off the cleat and can be taken wherever you want. Sometimes when its nice out I will sand outside.

That’s the state of my organization thus far. Still a long way to go but its becoming a usable space. The only new material cost i incurred was for the finishing supply rack. Peg board came over from my old shop and all the other organizers came off the crappy lumber cart that was literally overflowing with plywood scrap.



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pottz

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#1 posted 01-04-2020 02:46 AM

lookin damn good sansoo!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 01-04-2020 03:36 PM



lookin damn good sansoo!

- pottz

Thanks Pottz. Not quite as welcoming or zen if you will of the shop you recently posted but I think you have a 20 yr head start on me. Your space has an “inspiring” quality to it that I’m trying to get to. Right now its just get crap off the floor so i can make stuff.

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#3 posted 01-04-2020 04:00 PM

Organization? In a wood shop?! You’ve got to be kidding! LOL My shop is perfectly organized. Everything is under miscellaneous.

M

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 01-04-2020 04:06 PM

LOL. I have places where things are organized by miscellaneous. I just happen to have those spaces behind closed doors. If you cant see the ugly it doesnt exist right?

Mid project the whole shop is organized by “where i last used it” or as my girlfriend puts it “drunken toddler”

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#5 posted 02-01-2020 05:07 AM

Dad’s work area was always a jumble of chaos to everyone but him. He always knew where “it” was. However, when in his 70’s the “it” was not so easy to find, so off to the store to buy another “it”. On his passing there were enough “it’s” to make full tool kits for all the grandchildren.

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#6 posted 02-01-2020 05:45 AM



Dad s work area was always a jumble of chaos to everyone but him. He always knew where “it” was. However, when in his 70 s the “it” was not so easy to find, so off to the store to buy another “it”. On his passing there were enough “it s” to make full tool kits for all the grandchildren.

- Jeff

Thanks for sharing….that made me chuckle a bit. Mid project my shop looks like chaos gone wrong but i still know the last place i used “it”...unless it wondered off with the pencils and tape to have a siesta somewhere.

I like having superb organization for when the project is over. I can put all the “its” back where they go….which typically lasts for a couple days and its back to chaos again.

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