Thursday, 2 October 2014

Time in a New Shop?

Well...  No.  Yes, there is a new garage behind my house.  Yes, it is a lot larger than my existing shop.  It's going to be used for... parking vehicles.

Many of my woodworking friends, and even some of their wives, have expressed a certain amount of confusion over this concept.  When I think about it the wives may have sounded a little sarcastic.

While all that empty space does have a certain appeal,  I'm sure it will vanish once winter really hits and the fact that the garage is neither insulated nor heated really sinks in.  Not having to scrape my windshield every morning has a lot of appeal too.

While my tools will not be moving to a new home, it doesn't mean that there will be no changes in my shop.  There will be a new home for a few things that don't really belong in there.

The lawn mower (or snow blower in the winter) will be out.  So will the leaf blower and the weed whacker.

These cupboards will also be moving out.  They hold the jerrycan and oil for the lawn mower, along with painting supplies and other things that may burn or explode easily.  They have always made me a little nervous anyway.

The last big item will be this crate that holds the pop cans ans such as they await their trip to the recycling centre.  All of the garden tools will be moving, along with the ladders, saw horses, and other tools that are not 'woodworking' tools.  This should free up most of the north wall.  I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do with it though.

Eventually this will probably trigger a major overhaul of my shop.  Given the pace that I generally get things done in there though I wouldn't hold my breath.  In the mean time I'm just going to enjoy the extra space.  After I clean up.

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