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276625 Bill Ghio 2022‑11‑25 Re: unforeseen challenges
> On Nov 24, 2022, at 9:34 PM, Darrell  wrote:
> With a much less cluttered bench and a better work area the job
> was completed with relative ease. I was working hard, not smart,
> I guess?

Coming late to the conversation but I decided to go ahead and show how my tools
are arranged near the bench:


On the right in the picture is the narrow table that holds all the squares,
rules and knives plus a set of short chisels, mallet and misc. useful items.
this table is about three feet behind me when working so an easy reach. On a
lower ever shelf is a tool box with lesser used tools.

On the wall is the hanging tool cabinet full of bench tools: Planes, shaves,
marking gauges and paring chisels. This is approx. four feet away. Just out of
sight to the left of the hanging tool cabinet is a rack of scrapers. Further to
the left on the other side of the window, but off screen, is the saw rack. Below
that is a large toolbox for the least used tools.

If you are sharp eyed you will even note there is a shaving horse there which
allows me to reach shaves & drawknives on the bench when at work.

The bench is six feet long and has six feet of open space where I was standing
to take the picture.

It is a good sized space, but efficiently cluttered.


Recent Bios FAQ