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I finally completed organizing and setting up my work shop. I spent the last two and a half months making my shop into the place I've always wanted.

The first step was to finish the floor. I used a two part epoxy then two coats of clear acrylic. The floor took over 2-1/2 weeks. The worst part of the floor was the preparation but without a doubt the most important part of the process.

From that point on I just focused on one portion of my shop at a time. I painted the walls and ceilings. I moved cabinets to different locations. I rearranged all of my pegboards and replaced most of the hooks with Durahooks. I added more compressed air locations. I added more shelves and built another upper cabinet. I built 2 scrap wood organizers and mounted them on wheels. I made a bracket to be able to hang most of my clamps.

I removed every tool box/cabinet draws and tracks. Cleaned and lubricated the tracks then re-installed the draws. I organized all my tools then labeled the draws accordingly.

All-in-all it was a long process but well worth the effort. The shop is now clean and organized and very easy to maintain.

My advice to all woodworkers is that a clean and organized shop is a "SAFE" and "ENJOYABLE" place for any man cave. Most importantly, I would like to thank my wife for allowing me the time and patients to complete a long time dream of mine.

Thanks for viewing my shop.

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Awesome shop.
 

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Norm, that is a wonderful shop. It is beautifully organized and I'm sure that it is an absolute pleasure to work in. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Very nice shop with great organization…and the tools don't suck either!!!!

Well done…
Mike
 

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Very Well Equipped Shop, But I don't think I have every seen a shop that Clean before!!
 

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Excellent shop.love the organization the time you spent on it was well worth it.
 

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Lots of love went into getting organized. Should pay big dividends over the long run.

Welcome to LJ's and thanks for sharing your space with us.
 

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A Very nice work shop! I'm not sure I'd want to make sawdust for fear of feeling guilty of making a mess though. You should be proud of such a nice shop. Kudos to you!
 

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What a great space to play in! You have put together a beautiful shop.
 

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Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. What I have leaned about working in a clean shop is that I want to keep the shop clean and organized. I now enjoy putting away my tools and sweeping the floor daily.
 

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Well, it's just a really clean and well organized shop in wich it must be very cool to work in. And for sure, u'll have to keep it clean from now. On the pics, we see that u have great machines and tools, everything for building great projects. I do think like u in hte way that it's better to work in a clean, effective and versatile space, it gives u much more motivation.

Matthieu, France
 

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I absolutely love the shop setup. Not just the tooling, which is phenomenal, but the overall build and floor plan of the shop itself- the concrete floor coat and layout…Just seems like my personality. I would feel right at home in there. Goodness, I'm jealous.
 
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