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Bike Rack

This will be the first of many blog entries that I will post every once in a while. I believe this will be a good way to keep track of what I've done on a semi-day to day basis.
Well, I got another pallet of wood from my work on Friday and decided to wait until this morning to unload it. My wife asked me if I could water the plants and trees while I was outside…ok…no biggie. I could let the water run while I'm unloading the wood. Well, after I unloaded the wood I had two plants and one tree that were flooded with water. Oh well. At least I got everything watered. :)
I packed the wood into my shop and realized I needed to move things around. So I was going to put some stuff in the Bike shed (it's a lean-to on the side of my shop that is 12'x6') but that was packed too.
I ended up pulling everything out of the bike shed and built a quick bike rack to hang my bike and placed my wife's bike under mine with my daughters bike just to the side and packed some stuff in the loft in my shop.

So now I have some more room in the bike shed and I''m probably going to add some shelves in there, but first I really need to finish that display case I started.
Too many projects, so little time :)
 

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Bike Rack

This will be the first of many blog entries that I will post every once in a while. I believe this will be a good way to keep track of what I've done on a semi-day to day basis.
Well, I got another pallet of wood from my work on Friday and decided to wait until this morning to unload it. My wife asked me if I could water the plants and trees while I was outside…ok…no biggie. I could let the water run while I'm unloading the wood. Well, after I unloaded the wood I had two plants and one tree that were flooded with water. Oh well. At least I got everything watered. :)
I packed the wood into my shop and realized I needed to move things around. So I was going to put some stuff in the Bike shed (it's a lean-to on the side of my shop that is 12'x6') but that was packed too.
I ended up pulling everything out of the bike shed and built a quick bike rack to hang my bike and placed my wife's bike under mine with my daughters bike just to the side and packed some stuff in the loft in my shop.

So now I have some more room in the bike shed and I''m probably going to add some shelves in there, but first I really need to finish that display case I started.
Too many projects, so little time :)
I can't feel to sorry about you having to water plants when we are just trying to keep water flowing. 2F this AM. But I'll bet that before you are done that you will get to play with your wood. Meanwhile I have to go unload my truck (seriously, its holding 43 bales of hay)
 

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Running out of space!

Well, I was at work and riding a bike from one building to the other when I noticed another pallet of wood next to a dumpster. I also retrieved two 12ft pieces that were rought cut to about 2 1/2" by 6" (one of these pieces was broken in half). They looked like they were part of a long pallet that the guys broke down to throw away.
So I spent some time tonight taking out the nails that I found in the wood and trying to find places in my 12' x 14' workshop to put them.
If you have a small shop I would sure like to see some pics of it so I can see how others with small shops are keeping things organized.
 

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Running out of space!

Well, I was at work and riding a bike from one building to the other when I noticed another pallet of wood next to a dumpster. I also retrieved two 12ft pieces that were rought cut to about 2 1/2" by 6" (one of these pieces was broken in half). They looked like they were part of a long pallet that the guys broke down to throw away.
So I spent some time tonight taking out the nails that I found in the wood and trying to find places in my 12' x 14' workshop to put them.
If you have a small shop I would sure like to see some pics of it so I can see how others with small shops are keeping things organized.
Great wood score. Lots of great wood gets used in pallets.

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Running out of space!

Well, I was at work and riding a bike from one building to the other when I noticed another pallet of wood next to a dumpster. I also retrieved two 12ft pieces that were rought cut to about 2 1/2" by 6" (one of these pieces was broken in half). They looked like they were part of a long pallet that the guys broke down to throw away.
So I spent some time tonight taking out the nails that I found in the wood and trying to find places in my 12' x 14' workshop to put them.
If you have a small shop I would sure like to see some pics of it so I can see how others with small shops are keeping things organized.
Any chance on our collective deathbeds our last words will be…"I should have collected more pallets and pulled out everyone of their nails."
 

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Father and Son project

Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That's when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I've showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I'm just excited as he is :)
 

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Father and Son project

Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That's when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I've showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I'm just excited as he is :)
Always great to spend time with the kids in the shop. Don't forget to stress shop/tool safety to him.

Have fun!

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Father and Son project

Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That's when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I've showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I'm just excited as he is :)
John, it is great to hear you are getting to spend some time in the shop with your son. You are getting to share your love of woodworking and, at the same time, able to spend some quality time with your son.

But be careful!! It won't be long before he wants to "borrow" your tools!! :)
 

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Father and Son project

Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That's when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I've showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I'm just excited as he is :)
great for you thank´s for sharing the story
but you better start saving up a lot of money
he will come and borrow you tools faster than you think
and even when they said they bring it back next day
it just somehow never can be found again in the shop :))

Dennis
 

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Father and Son project

Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That's when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I've showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I'm just excited as he is :)
some of the best times in the shop are the times my daughter and i spend in the shop she now has her own bench in the shop with here lathe and drill press on it.
 

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Father and Son project

Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That's when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I've showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I'm just excited as he is :)
Pictures! Will you post pictures of his project?
 

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Father and Son project

Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That's when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I've showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I'm just excited as he is :)
Great to do work with the kids
 

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Father and Son project

Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That's when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I've showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I'm just excited as he is :)
I will post pics when i take them. It's hard to keep that kid at home :)
 

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Father and Son project

Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That's when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I've showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I'm just excited as he is :)
Just to let everyone know, my son moved out before we could finish this project. Even though we didn't get a chance to finish the project I am proud of him for venturing out on his own. Eventually I'll finish this project and place it in the spare room.
 

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Father and Son project

Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That's when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I've showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I'm just excited as he is :)
:) sorry to hear you didn´t finished it together
but at least you gave him the virus of working with hands
and I´ll bett he sun will be all over your phone for advices :)
and yes finish it and put it in the gest room so he can use and see it
when he visit you from time to time :)

thank´s for the update
Dennis
 
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