I have always thought of myself as organized when it comes to my shop.
This goes here, that goes there, and I always put it back where it was.
Until the other day when I was using my router table.
My router table is an extension wing of my table saw with a router
lift that requires a couple of special tools to set it up, and I keep these
tools with the wrenches required for the router on an opposite
wall of my shop. My router bits are also organized in a cabinet on another
wall of my shop. So to use my router table I go from the router table to a
wall on the opposite side of my shop to get the tools I need to set it up,
then go to another wall to grab the router bit I need. It was in this mindless
journey around my shop that I had to point out to this master of
organization, ( being myself ) maybe I'm not as organized as I could be.
Realizing this skill set I seem to some how poses, I took a look around my
shop to see what other amazing feats of organization I had been unaware
that I have achieved through the years. And just like the family dog
searching the floor for crumbs I found a few. Now if you look around
my shop everything appears to have a place or be organized in a way that
makes sense, but there are a lot of little things like my router table accessories
that if they were all at the router table would certainly make more sense. So as a man with a new found plan I went to my scrap bin and found what would soon be
greatest tool organizer of all time for my router table, then went to work building a miracle of craftsmanship. Okay it's just an L-shaped bracket constructed from a
couple of scraps then screwed to the bottom of my router table, but all of my tools are now right at my router table and that's awesome.
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