Above is a picture, let’s call it the “before” picture, of my tiny shop.

What you see here, actually represents a great deal of work. The garage/tiny shop was the repository for a very large amount of….to put it delicately….. Stuff. Stuff that had yet to find a place since our move into this oasis of a house that LOML and I call home. I’m talking about A LOT of stuff.

Since the first of the year, when I began to sort through all the  … stuff … I have been chipping away, bit by bit, until more and more floor was becoming exposed.

After much culling of the herd, so to speak, I finally summoned the motivation to clean out the last quarter of the shop in preparation of an impending workbench installation….hint…hint.

In any event, the last quarter of the shop, the rear most portion, was cluttered with old particle board, fencing material, and detritus of unknown origin. It all got sorted, and what needed to be pitched, got pitched. What was of service, got organized and put in it’s place….it’s place for now.

Once all that got squared away, I turned around to notice that the cabinet that a friend is having me complete for him was, along with the ancillary materials, really in my way.

Worse yet, I couldn’t get to my table saw. This was not working for me any longer. So the cabinet and the table saw switched places. The cabinet on the rolling dolly that the saw was on. Now the saw was standing there, READY to be assembled. Virtually shouting at me to clean it, and put it together. So, I did.

Now things are finally beginning to sort them selves out in my tiny shop. I can actually see faint threads of light at the end of the tunnel.

Still, there is a lot of work yet to be done. As of this writing, there is still no power or lighting in the shop, and there is still some fettling to be done with the tools I have before I can assess if they are going to be appropriate for the work I plan to do.

So, there you have it. Progress is being made in the shop of The Madcap Woodwright. Slowly, but steadily, I’m inching my way back to having an actual shop once more.

To be continued……..

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