To make your work flow better, you need a well organized shop.
Having to search for a tool takes away the fun of building your project.
To help solve the problem, garage sales are a good place to start.
If you can get them cheap, pick up a pair of three drawer dressers.
Fasten the two together, one on top of the other with a sheet of plywood or wood strips down the back of the dressers. They should have 24 to 30 inch wide drawers. Put them in the corner out of way, but still handy.
The top drawer is a good place for your woodworking plans. Most shops have three or four wood planers of different sizes, which can go in another drawer, boxes of screws and nails in another drawer and so on.
Once you get everything organized, label all the drawers with a sticky backed label or marker pen. Now when you need a tool or anything else, you will find them nice and neat.
Keeping things in a closed area like that will help prevent rust on your tools and moisture damage to your woodworking plans.
Now that you have everything organized and out of your way it is going to be easier to work on that new project of yours. You will not need to dig through everything to find the tool you need.
If you do not like to go to garage sales, you can build a set of drawers in the corner of your shop or purchase an inexpensive set of plastic bins and accomplish the same thing as above.
Working on a project from start to finish without teasing your hair out looking for tools is a PLEASURE.
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Copyright by Lee Bowman
Source by Lee Bowman