freedhardwoods

Shop Cleanup

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Here is the before pics. I have a bad habit of not putting things away. It adds up over time. Cleanup starts tomorrow.

Last pic is lumber to make shelves I had outside in the rain and brought in to dry overnight.

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Nice to see a shop that's messier than mine !  Lumber outside in the rain ? Framing or decking could be excused, hardwood is a punishable offense.

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I bought almost a semi load of "reject" 2 x lumber a few years ago for $500.  3/4 of it is treated lumber. I've used a lot of it, but there is still a lot left. I have it stacked outside on lumber stickers.

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Or some medical show after trip over all that stuff and crack your noodle.

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Made some progress today. I got a call to work so I lost about 3 1/2 hours of cleanup time. I had been saving more cans and plastic containers in a pile for my storage system. I didn't realize I had so many. The entire floor under the shelves is cans and containers. I think I'll stop saving them back for a while.

I found my spring clamps under one of the piles of stuff. I was wondering where they were. The boards stacked above the shelves are going to be a new flatbed floor on my small trailer someday when I get time.

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Many of the "reject" boards I have look like this. FAS on one side with a little too much wane to meet the lam pole standards.

I never knew yellow plastic tastes better than blue. Almost every lid was chewed on, but the blue container wasn't touched. I'll take the mouse's word for it.6.thumb.jpg.44732e1d1a0bee961c510f7434f687dd.jpg7.thumb.jpg.6a082833de286d8fa85551efd82369f7.jpg8.thumb.jpg.657fc78155b4550fc841604b19cc349e.jpg

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I know you caught grief for a before pic you posted, but you are doing quite well for a shop that has been a construction zone also recently. Builder guys can build clean, and shop guys can shop clean...doing both in the same space takes a special person. 

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Quite an improvement! That Stax can reminded me of walking into the pantry one morning in the dark shortly after we moved here to get coffee. Gritty sharp stuff on my bare feet. I turned on  the light and there was red plastic dust scattered all over the floor. Mice got into the JIF by chewing through the lid. Got a cat a few days later and I've only seen two mice since, both at his feet, dead.

Good kitty.

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You know once you get finished you won’t be able to find anything, right :D  Making good progress. It feels good to get the shop back in order. I try to keep up as I go but lately I’ve gotten behind. That’s a killer deal you got on that lumber. Right place, right time. 

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When I was setting up the dust system for the "wood" side of my shop, I ordered 50' of 2 1/2", 50' of 4", and 10' of 6" good quality hose. while cleaning up, I found a box (50'?) of lower quality 2 1/2" hose. I don't remember when I got that.

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I got the cleanup done. I still have to build some lumber and small pieces storage. The top shelf in the first pic is 2 1/2", 3", 4", and 6" hose and connectors and the 3" blower on the left.

I have a 34' x 48' shop and don't have enough room. I don't know how you guys with small shops can do anything.

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I missed this thread until now..Thats quite a improvement and you have allot of stuff. I'm all for using cans and plastic jars for storage and anything that works that's free. I don't no how the guys do it with a small shop also. My shop will stay a mess for a while or maybe 4 ever. Nice work by the way.

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26 minutes ago, freedhardwoods said:

I have a 34' x 48' shop and don't have enough room. I don't know how you guys with small shops can do anything.

You have a ton of floor space that is unused, that's how. We pacl storage under every machine and fill some floor space additional storage as well. And we just have less stuff too :P 

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2 minutes ago, JosephThomas said:

You have a ton of floor space that is unused, that's how.

 

It's unused right now, but this side of the shop is where I pull vehicles in to work on them. Lots of vehicle parts and tools in these pics. I had such a mess before that I couldn't fit anything bigger than my lawn mower in.

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Did some work on the "wood" side of the shop today. Added some short and long board storage under the chop saw. Doubled the sawdust capacity under the cyclone. Dug out my old Craftsman TS and put on a Shop Fox fence I had on a shelf. Had to drill new mounting holes and fix the broken handle to make it usable.

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Looking good.

What's the over/under on the next cleanup date?

 

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15 hours ago, Ronn W said:

Looking good.

What's the over/under on the next cleanup date?

 

I wasn't using the shop much for a long time and that's when I tend to let things pile up. Hopefully, when I'm in the shop more, I'll keep things cleaned up as I go. We'll see.  SHRUG.gif.0095a75d5cb637f5ecd024fdcd7d4ae2.gif

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