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post #1 of 18 Old 01-03-2014, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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So every New Years I usually clean up my shop thoroughly, including maintaining the equipment. Well this year the tools have been maintained as we go, so I decided it was time to deal with the dreaded HSS or horizontal surface syndrome. I have wood stacked everywhere, and I mean everywhere in my shop. Here are some before pics. After a day and a half of pulling things down, cleaning, installing new racks, more cleaning, a trip to the dump, more cleaning, re-stacking and organizing. Here's where I'm at. Next project is this back workbench area. Stay tuned.
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That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...

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Sorry for the out of focus prints, I stink at taking pics with my phone. Here's one of the benefits of doing a deep cleaning, you find gems like these you forgot you had.

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That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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You guys that live in the north west make me so jealous. All those pretty trees just waiting for someone to make something out of them. In my shop I currently have some white oak, red oak, cypress, and a tiny bit of bubinga and sapelle.

We do have pine in abundance. Care to trade any for some walnut? ;^)
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The boards in the last pic are koa on the left and canarywood on the right.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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The boards in the last pic are koa on the left and canarywood on the right.
That canarywood looks much different (and still beautiful) than the piece of canarywood I used for this fame. That's one thing I have really learned to love about woodworking over the past few years. No 2 pieces look the same.

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That frame us nice but looks more like zebra wood.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I know exactly what you mean- and I have it bad. I have lumber that I have no clue what I am going to do with it and buying more...........

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is." Albert Einstein
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Settle down: you're quite normal. The deal is to get going on a bunch of WIP/Works In Progress and chew on each as often as you can. Go big. Go little. Do some glue-ups for practice.

I'm a carver who eventually "sees" what the shape is in the wood. The implication is that I have an enormous stash of wood, both indoors and out. Shake blocks 6" x 8" x 24", pieces of western red cedar log shells, slabs of birch, yellow cedar, fence posts, willow & birch logs, you name it.

Some wood is carving wood. Some wood is not. In April/13, I filled my 3/4T Suburban _twice_ with wood that really was junk. Stopped with people who depend on wood heat and for cooking.

I think that it's useful to be able to survey the "stash" almost daily for reminders of what's there.
I've got mine organized to see at a glance. Mind you, the stuff out back under 3' of snow will have to wait.
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That frame us nice but looks more like zebra wood.
LOL. You sir are correct. I uploaded wrong photo.

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DEEP CLEANING is exactly what I am doing now. 5 days and still have the worst wall to go, that wall has my wood storage, with wood on the floor, etc and places I have not seen in 8 years. I have found things I knew I had, but were lost.
Hope to have a video of complete cleaning in about 5 more days.

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Feels good though doesn't it?

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Steve I have always assumed you were a perfectionist in your shop
now I know you are human like the rest of us
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Both my folks, but especially my dad, are border line OCD when it comes to organization. This wood chip didn't fall too far from the board ;-). The fact that I let it get so far out of control is what is really surprising.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Thanks for a post to make my shop by comparison look like my wood related clutter is organized, and has not - yet - reached your levels.

I hate throwing away the off-cuts and scraps. They will eventually get used, just means a challenge for "storage" in the meantime.
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Finally got phase 2 of my cleanup/re-organization project done (mostly anyway). Made a more permanent but still moveable outfeed table.

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Picked up this cheap cabinet from a neighbors garage sale. Got all my finishing supplies in one place now, and can keep the dust off better.


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Built another set of drawers/cubbies to get things off the peg board and to get the portable power tools out of their big plastic boxes.

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Added a new bench to span them.

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Just waiting for the rest of the false drawer front glue ups to dry, and then install. Then add the pulls and finished.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Man that looks nice. My problem is everything gets organized and I start in on half a dozen projects and it seems disarray is in play. I recently picked up 2 pickup loads of wood for a little over a dollar a board foot and couldn't turn it down
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Got the drawer fronts installed. Had some left over tongue and groove pine from an old remodeling project. Ripped off the T&G and glued up appropriate sizes. Hand planed them smooth and chamfered with a low angle block plane. Now just have to decide on pulls.

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Looks very nice. I wish I had a quarter of your organizational skills.
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