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2 Car garage. Messy. Working on storage and organization now.

Most of my equipment is on wheels so I can move it to the side so I can park a car in the garage as well. The exception is my jointer, which is big and heavy… I need to get a mobile base for it still.

The pictures show everything crammed together.

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Wasmithee, I am looking forward to taking a tour of your shop when you get an opportunity to post pictures of it.

All of our shops are "messy" at one time or another. I have a habit of using any horizontal space for storing my off cuts and hand tools, especially when I am into a build. Of course, this means that the assembly table can't be used to assemble the project unless it gets cleaned off. My wife, who has a penchant for keeping things neat and orderly, will often "comment" on the condition of my shop and, as a way to get me to clean up, volunteers to "help" me. Her idea of orderly is to put my hand tools in the closest drawer/cabinet that has space in it. It becomes an adventure to simply find out where she has put them the next time I need to use the tool. But her biggest suggestion is to clean up by tossing all those pieces of wood that are nothing but clutter. Usually I thank her for her help but gracefully decline and clean it up myself.
 

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You could not have articulated what goes on in my shop and with my wife more accurately if you had witnessed it in person! Like you I have a compulsive cleaning type of spouse and she indeed cleans my shop often whether I like it or not. Sometimes I spend more time trying to find a tool then actually working because it got put away so well… In fact I have many duplicate tools now since it is often easier to buy a replacement than to go through storage boxes on the upper shelves of the shop trying to locate a $5 tool she so kindly put away for me.

I will post pictures in the future. I haven't taken any yet.

I just built a lumber cart based off of the one in ShopNotes #55 pg 24. "Roll-Around Store-All for lumber & plywood.". I will post it as a project with some pictures soon.
 
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