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This is the updated shop PICS. It shows the 2 cabinets that I recently built. It is a little cleaner than before. By building the 2 cabinets I was able to free up some space on the floor so I can move around without tripping over things. Still have 3 cabinets to build. One thing I have learned about workshops is that they are always a work in progress. The 1st pic is looking in from the door, then looking left for the rest of them.

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oops messed up that one. will post picks when i figure out how
 

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I know my shop is cluttered right now but I am getting it clean. A pic of my new bench will be posted soon in projects
 

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Better a cluttered shop that gets used than a clean one that is just filled with tools.
 

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Rick,

I agree with Marc about the shop. Yours looks a lot like mine does whenever I am in the middle of a project. This simply drives my wife nuts and often she feels that she has to help me clean up. Of course then I either can't find or get to my tools since she does not put them back where they belong.

Thanks for posting pictures of your shop. I enjoyed visiting with you.
 

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Great looking shop! I do find the placement of the table saw and the window behind it to be an interesting topic for discussion :)
 

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good shop and good tools
 

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I know abou the table saw. Right now I usually move it away from ihe window. I am in the process now of cleanining and reorganizing it.
 

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Shop redo
 

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Lots of clamps!!! How big is the shop?
 

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Front bedroom of a 16×80 trailer
 

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Keep at it Rick. We all have the same problems, a messy shop while working on a project and the continual reorganizing to meet our current needs. These things point out two interesting facts: (a) we are actually doing projects and (b) we are progressing to other types of work. Maybe we can call these leading indicators of productivity and skill level.
 

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Yes the cabinets do help, Rick. The shop is really taking shape. Anytime you can find space to store your tools, it can really help avoid tripping over things. Looking good!
 

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Thanks guys
 

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Semper Fi Rick, your shop reminds me of mine, I have the same problem with a lack counter/ workbench space as well as cabinet space. At least we get to make some saw dust.

Semper Fi marine, Once a Marine always a Marine.
 

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Semper Fi
 

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I don't see anything wrong with your shop. I didn't even have a home shop until I was 55. I worked in the open carport, in the yard, or in the driveway. It takes time to build cabinets and work tables, etc. You can't always work on your shop and build the things that you are inspired to do. You have to work on your shop here and there and that's just the nature of shops and that's why they're never finished. As you say - a work in progress. Rustic, your shop will get better and better and it's really something that will always gratify you. Keep up the good work.
 

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I try to separate the different woods and store those pieces in plastic storage containers. Mark the containers accordingly. The only problem being one should sort these out occasionally so you find out what you have been storing and so you aren't collecting more than you'll ever use. My storage system is not fool proof but I think it helps. My shop is 12×20 and I feel it adequate in size for small projects it would not work for building cabinets.
 
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