On Sun, 5 Feb 2006 07:34:32 -0500, "Mike Marlow"
Amazingly enough, my shop has absolutely no clutter at all right now.
I just finished completely re-arranging everything over the weekend
and now I stand there and wonder where all the room came from!
Gotta buy more tools! ;)
Funny thing - mine as well. I got fed up with things and instead of working
on the wife's ottoman, I tackled the garage. Two days later I can't believe
all the space I found - not to mention a few tools. Won't last long though,
best intentions be damned.
Same here. A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for my plumbing snake
and couldn't find it anywhere so I bought another one. Then I pulled
my tablesaw out to vaccuum behind it and... surprise surprise. Now I
have two snakes.
I've really been pushing myself to keep things organized and so far,
I'm doing a good job. The nicest thing about re-arranging the tool
storage is it gives you a reason to think about all those tools you
wanted to get, but never got around to. I've left spots specifically
for the things I mean to get, and now I've got a reason to go shopping
because I don't like empty spaces. ;)
what I did was go to pets mart and a couple other places and looked
inside the stands they were selling.
Mostly they consist of a 1x frame maybe and 3/4 plywood put together
with pocket hole screws. Most aquarium users recommend marine plywood
if you can get it. Most of the support is in the plywood and the frame
holds the plywood in place. Just make sure the plywood is under the
edge of the tank.
The hardest thing I had was starting out with no tools. I figured I
could buy the tools build the stand for just a little more than buying
from the store and besides having a better looking stand I'd have the
tools. 3 stands later I was definitly ahead of the curve on cost.
I just wish all my other projects could save me money like that.
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