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    Question Updated - 98% finsihed!

    My shop is wreck now too. Like Vaughn and .... who ever else it was. I can't work in my shop right now. Finally settled on a new layout and started the machine shuffle! No photos, I took one and the batteries promptly died. To tired to walk to the truck more.

    I have the wost ... I think, moved. That was my lathe and the 1500+ lb jointer. Both were moved relatively painlessly. I like what I am seeing too. Was a bit concerned I would get the Great Pumpkin in place and something wouldn't work. Of course I have pull power to it.

    The rest is just boring work. Like unloading the wood rack of all the plywood. Cutting it down and reinstalling it as a plywood rack. and then shuffling all the storage racks and the junk in them. I was wrong. that is going to be the worst part!
    Last edited by Jeff Horton; 12-09-2007 at 02:10 PM.
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    Good luck Jeff. You are living my worst shop nightmare. I've got more - stuff - jambed into my little shop.

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    OK Jeff, if you've really got guts, you should be prepping and painting the floor, too.

    Reorganization can be a lot of work, but it's worth it in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    OK Jeff, if you've really got guts, you should be prepping and painting the floor, too.

    Ahem..... and how heavy was your biggest machine??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Ahem..... and how heavy was your biggest machine??
    All my heavy machines are on wheels. It's the 21st century, man. Get with the program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    All my heavy machines are on wheels. It's the 21st century, man. Get with the program.
    Hey Vaughn, if Jeff put wheels on His Machines, with the weight carrying ability of the small sized wheels he would probably have to put so many on each machine that it would look like the undercarriage of a Russian Airliner.

    (They only made one size wheel and tire, so when they needed to carry more weight on a larger plane, they just added more wheels).

    That Jointer of his might look really neat though with 8 wheels on each side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Hitt View Post
    Hey Vaughn, if Jeff put wheels on His Machines, with the weight carrying ability of the small sized wheels he would probably have to put so many on each machine that it would look like the undercarriage of a Russian Airliner.

    (They only made one size wheel and tire, so when they needed to carry more weight on a larger plane, they just added more wheels).

    That Jointer of his might look really neat though with 8 wheels on each side.
    You might be surprised what wheels are out there. These are rated for over 1800 pounds each. Four of these should move anything he's got (so far).

    http://zambus.com/pages/ac1800.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Hitt View Post

    That Jointer of his might look really neat though with 8 wheels on each side.
    Would he need a special CDL to move that around the shop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Would he need a special CDL to move that around the shop?
    Naaa. Just 3 closet rods (dowels) and a long pry bar to lift it up.

    OK, I will come clean. I cheated. I used the lift to pick it up and put the dowels under it. Then I rolled it across the shop.

    Seriously, you would be surprised what you can move with a few lengths of closet rod. Thats how I move my two benches around the shop. Loaded with tools they are quite heavy. It worked on the jointer too but not as well as the benches.
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    Got a lot of stuff moved the past two days. Of course I still have a lot to do. The goal was to free us space to build the two kayaks. And of course to get rid of junk that collects.

    Well I freed up a LOT of space. It's larger than I expected. Amazing what some rearranging can do. I bet I have more free floor space than someones Dungeon. But I don't have those snazzy floors like the blond guy. Wish I did too.

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    Sorry for the bad photos. Not sure what happened. Maybe dropped the camera one too many times. Anyway, the biggest part of the move involved moving the jointer over to where my bench was. And behind it I moved my lathe. and the shelves. Amazed at how much pace that freed up.

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    This was taken standing back near the garage doors. I still have some junk on the floor but I now I have two long free spaces on each side of the bench. Which will be parallel to the boats. Looks like it is going to be this weekend before I can get back to it and finish straightening up. But I think all the time spent in SketchUp planning this was worth the effort.
    Last edited by Jeff Horton; 12-05-2007 at 03:19 AM. Reason: grammer
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