Wood Shop organization
I'm a believer, that you should set yourself up for success.
At any one time in your shop, you should be able to reach for the tool you need, knowing exactly where it lives. An organized shop takes seconds to clean up and you'll find that your projects take much less time to complete.
Because you aren't spending ANY time searching for tools (or a pencil)...
Don't bother with a peg board either. Sure, they look great but they are a lot less efficient (in my opinion) than a storage wall customized to the tools and equipment you plan to keep there.
Drive a screw into the wall and hang stuff on in. That's what I did when I moved into my new shop. You need to be able to hang your tools as close to each other as possible.
Think about location. If you do most of your marking out on a bench next to the left wall of your shop, that's where you should hang your combination squares, straight edges, rule's, pencils, marking gauges etc. If you do most of your glue up's next to the other wall, hang your clamps, glue, rag's and paper towels there.
Tool boxes are great but, I've found that I prefer to grab a tool off a wall than have to open a drawer or lift a lid and pull out the various compartments to get to the tool I'm looking for.
It's all about efficiency... Saving you time and energy.
You'll find that the expression, 'Time is money' becomes particularly profound if you're thinking about monetizing your wood shop. Not so much of an issue otherwise but still useful to bare in mind.
One other well used expression that I think about almost every time I'm in the shop - 'There's a place for everything and everything must go in it's place'...
Looking around the shop for a tool that you are convinced was there a moment ago, is not a fun activity.
I'm going to sound really anal here, because... I am really anal...
The moment; the instant that you are not using a tool. get into the habit of reaching over and putting it back where it lives. Sounds like a lot of hard work... You won't believe how much time it'll save you and how much more you'll enjoy your shop environment. It's also safer...
Tip - Become acquainted with Pinterest... It's full of superb and imaginative ways to get organized in your shop. Armed with a cordless drill/driver and a sheet of MDF you are unstoppable...
Hope you enjoy your new and amazingly well organized wood shop. It truly is a thing to behold and to be proud of when it comes together.
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