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Offline jobsworth

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My Sort Of New Shop
« on: August 24, 2017, 06:33 PM »
Peter kinda sorta talked me into posting this,

As most of you know Im back in the states so I had to reset up my old shop. I wanted to maximize space and make it easy on me to set it up and easier to access my tools and maintain space. So I ripped out most of my old cabinets dis assembled them  saved what I could and hauled the scrap to the dump (tip for my UK buds).See photo of the truck full of scrap


I decided on using spur shelving and precut and edge banded melamine shelving.I found it easy to install gave me the space I wanted and after I reorganized again today I got even more space. You'll see my systainers on the back wall paired by sander with sandpaper for example, my CMS GE unit in the back right lower behind the MFT with my modules hanging on the wall. My
MFT with the VL CMS attached to the MFT in the rear but infront of the systainers/sortainers. You'll notice all the empty shelving I have, that is a result of todays reorg.

My shop is nothing special but it is functional. Im adjusting the hieghts and doors/shelving of the of small cabinets you see and once i put that grandfather clock in the house (still unpacking and rearranging the house from the move home, Ill have even more room to use. Im going to put my 3 rollaways and my Jet jointer (the only stationary tool I have left) In that corner. Plus I got to hook my TV ad stereo w/ speakers and sub woofer up to.
 Way different than the shops alot of guys post all fancy and stuff mines is a simple no frills functional shop that will do all I need and give me maximum usable space and storage.




« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 06:42 PM by jobsworth »
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Offline Mikeoutrage

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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 08:59 PM »
Perfect.

Online ben_r_

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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 09:15 PM »
Man, thats a lot of Festool! Nice!
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 09:17 PM »
Nice. Lots of space. No doubt you will rearrange things once or twice more as you figure what works best. Not much different than building that working triangle in a kitchen.

I'd love to rip everything out of my shop to the bare walls and start over, but the thought of it makes me realize it's a bigger project than it looks like. With 15 years of accumulation it's very cluttered. Part of the reason I built my basement shop and moved many tools down there. It will be nice in the winter not to have to heat the shop in the garage, for the fuel savings and the comfort available in the basement shop where the temp stays between 55 and 75 year round. The humidity s a bit higher than I'd like but I can deal with it.

Enjoy your new shop space and I look forward to seeing it develop.
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 10:49 PM »
@Bob D.

Just looking at the photos I got to do something with the floor So it begins the never ending story of the shop improvements.

Heres the before to give ya a idea of what I started with

« Last Edit: August 25, 2017, 12:05 AM by jobsworth »
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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 12:07 AM »
Man, thats a lot of Festool! Nice!

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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 12:09 AM »
Perfect.
Thanks I was a little shy about posting this because well some guys here got some really nice fancy shops....

But mines is my personality plain and simple almost boring anymore
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Offline Bohdan

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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 12:29 AM »
Noticed the OF2200 that you don't mount in your CMS.   [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 01:01 AM »
Nice shop. Great stuff.

It must be a "NAINA Shop"  !

Peter

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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 01:04 AM »
Yea Peter, I photo shopped them  [big grin]
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Offline HAXIT

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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 12:49 PM »
You are the lucky man.How many people do you know that they can travel from country to country and have a shop right the way?
By having that space, I think you are 50% done and the rest is up to you.
If I were you, I would do the floor, lights and electric before anything. Remember that you can always rent a u-haul and park it in your driveway for few days and put all your stuff in and work easily inside the shop and get the floor done.
Good luck. [smile]   

Offline Billy stray

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Re: My Sort Of New Shop
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2017, 09:18 AM »
I recently did this myself, moved EVERYTHING out to paint the floor, its amazing how much crap a guy will throw out when he has to move it twice. I now have a freshly painted clean looking floor and what feels like a new shop that i actually want to be in...
Happy organizing.....
Billy