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    Reorg finished - time to get to work

    My shop reorg that I have been chronicling in the thread "Tools in the middle" is about as done as it's likely to get for now. Just a few minor organizational items and one 110v outlet still to go - and the DC for the chop saw.

    As promised, I'm posting some before and after shots. It's really hard to believe that, with the exception of the wood storage rack, there is the same amount of 'stuff' in the shop as there has always been. It's amazing what a little reorganization can do!

    So, without further adieu,

    Here's the east wall, before and after. This is where the troublesome fridge stood. The one speed bump in some of my original plans. Now the east wall holds all of my cabinets, the chop saw, small DP and the compressor (under the chop saw).
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    Here's the west wall, or door. This was totally blocked by my wood storage rack. It was big, heavy, hard to find things in, and it blocked access and light into the shop.
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    Part two

    The north wall used to have all the cabinets, but it squeezed the shop space into too narrow an area for me to move things around.
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    Finally, the south wall. Still home to the laundry, but now it also holds the fridge, tool box, and DP - along with my new clamp rack.
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    And, after that - a view never seen before because the wood rack blocked my view!
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    Wow! a big difference. Really looks organized now.

    Is that a shoe stuck to the side of the sander?

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    Really came out good Rennie .You really thought the layout thru and came out with a good result. Great workable space.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Wow! a big difference. Really looks organized now.

    Is that a shoe stuck to the side of the sander?
    You have a sharp eye! Yes it is. It is what was - way back when I was in HS - called a 'desert boot'. A rather derogatory name for a suede boot with a crepe sole. I use the sole to clean my sanding belt and disk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Really came out good Rennie .You really thought the layout thru and came out with a good result. Great workable space.

    Tom
    Thanks Tom!
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    Rennie,

    Looks like a big improvement to my eye. I am sure you are happy to have it rearranged before your big project. Question is how long before you build up new "muscle memory" of where things are located now. I know that it always takes me awhile when I relocate things in the shop. For a while I keep turning to the wrong wall or area to retrieve something before realizing that I have moved everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    A rather derogatory name for a suede boot with a crepe sole. I use the sole to clean my sanding belt and disk.
    and here I was sure it was a spider killer . The shop looks great Rennie. A just reward after a lot of work.
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    Your shop looks great Rennie. I see some ideas I can put to use in my own mess.
    I wondered where all the lumber went until I saw the last pics.
    Glad to see you were able to keep the fridge as well - it's possible departure seemed to cause some anxiety for some Family members

    Enjoy your new-found space.
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Rennie,

    Looks like a big improvement to my eye. I am sure you are happy to have it rearranged before your big project. Question is how long before you build up new "muscle memory" of where things are located now. I know that it always takes me awhile when I relocate things in the shop. For a while I keep turning to the wrong wall or area to retrieve something before realizing that I have moved everything.
    Bill, that is indeed happening!
    I really have to think about where things are and where they go. I'm guessing it will take months before it becomes second nature.
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    WOW, lots of work, but it sure paid off!!!! It will become second nature to you soon. Jim.
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