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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-15-2016, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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I may have mentioned that 6 months ago I bought a house and moved back to Maine. The new house has a 24'x27' two car garage... that has had its last car inside. It will be a 12'x27' woodworking shop, a 12'x17' bar and game room and a 12'x10' shed.
I've been busy the last couple of weeks installing lights and outlets, the wall down the center and used kitchen upper and lower cabinets. It will be the largest and most organized workspace I've ever had. I'm excited to say the least!
Not quite ready for pictures yet... maybe another week.
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Sounds pretty nifty. MY shop is a finished shet, 12x24. Jam packed. Would love to have that extra 3 feet. Pictures are nice as you put it together.

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Congrats Ken
Gee I'm liking a 24-27 work shop better . I've got 22-26 and its driving me nuts as it is
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As I noted before, I have more than adequate space, but no way to keep the dirt and crud out of it as it sits in middle of hundreds of acres of farm land, the wind blows and the dirt comes in. When I working in the shop on a regular basis, I can keep the shop reasonably clean but during this past year of dealing with health issues the shop has become a real mess, but nothing that can't be cleaned up in a few days of work when and if I ever get back to it.

Consequently I can not only appreciate the size of your shop but do envy fact that you probably can keep it relative sanitary and nice to work in. Thanks for sharing your good fortune with us.

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Well, first, I hope your health issues are resolved and you can get back in your shop. Not being in your best health isn't fun at all.
The honest truth is that I'm a slob, so keeping a shop clean is a continuing struggle for me. I'm hoping that I can stay ahead of myself in this one. I'm going out of my way to try to set it up so that everything truly has a place that it goes...I've never really had that before with my tiny work spaces. I have a lot of tools and "stuff" and the need for storage space has always over taken my shop so that anytime I needed to work on something I had to move things first, which is not a good situation for a natural slob.
Rainman, the original plan was to use the entire garage as a workshop, but I also homebrew beer so I need the bar/brewing area/game room, and I need a place to put garden tools, lawnmower, snowblower, garden tractor, bicycles, etc...so a small portion of the building will become a shed. I'm thinking my lumber storage and air compressor will be in there too, and maybe my dust collector.
Here's a picture of what I've done for small powertool organization... got the milk crates for free on Craigslist, right here in my town.

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Well, first, I hope your health issues are resolved and you can get back in your shop. Not being in your best health isn't fun at all.
The honest truth is that I'm a slob, so keeping a shop clean is a continuing struggle for me. I'm hoping that I can stay ahead of myself in this one. I'm going out of my way to try to set it up so that everything truly has a place that it goes...I've never really had that before with my tiny work spaces. I have a lot of tools and "stuff" and the need for storage space has always over taken my shop so that anytime I needed to work on something I had to move things first, which is not a good situation for a natural slob.
Rainman, the original plan was to use the entire garage as a workshop, but I also homebrew beer so I need the bar/brewing area/game room, and I need a place to put garden tools, lawnmower, snowblower, garden tractor, bicycles, etc...so a small portion of the building will become a shed. I'm thinking my lumber storage and air compressor will be in there too, and maybe my dust collector.
Here's a picture of what I've done for small powertool organization... got the milk crates for free on Craigslist, right here in my town.

Looks pretty sanitary to me. If you would like to keep everything organized you might consider locking the doors and just staying out, that way you won't get the shop all cluttered up.

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Jerry, that's pretty much the only sure-fire way that it will stay clean. That and the bet my wife made me that in three months it'll be a total mess. I don't like for her to win bets.
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Nice storage solution. Neat, cheap, organized.

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Nice storage solution. Neat, cheap, organized.
That's what I was thinking to. Never seen them used that way , very cool idea

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won't collect much sawdust either....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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