Today, I started my third annual shop cleanup project. This is what happens each year in November when I move from mainly outdoor project mode to mainly indoor project mode. Last year I submitted the thread: http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...read.php?t=413 about my 2nd Annual Shop Clean-Up and Improvement Week. There was sufficient construction involved last year to place that thread in the “Carpentry and Construction” forum. This year, I will mostly just be organizing and cleaning so I am putting this thread in “General Woodworking” forum.
The shop is messier and more disorganized right now than it has ever been . Here is a picture taken from just inside the main entrance:
Every surface including the new woodworking bench that I partly built last winter is piled high in stuff, the cyclone dust collector is disconnected, there are quite a few tools that I can’t find, and the place is very dusty and dirty. Not shown in the pictures are a whole lot of tools that I took to Pellow’s Camp with me and have not yet been returned to the shop. Also, there are still a few parts of the ceiling that have never been painted.
I turned on the propane space heater this week but, with the pile of stuff in the relaxation alcove, I certainly can’t risk having a fire in the woodstove:
Finally, here is picture taken from the relaxation alcove looking back towards the entrance:
In the foreground you can see the planer with the hood removed. I have just started to remove the knives and replace then with new ones. The same thing needs to be done with the jointer.
I am starting this thread primarily to put some pressure upon me to complete the task. Next Sunday I will post new photos from the same locations and I don't want to be embarrassed again.