The current big task under way is getting the shop de-cluttered and organized to the point where Comstock Road can be set up against one long wall. The woodworking bench is on the short end and the other long wall will host, in order, wood rack, cart-o-stuff, workbench and bookshelf. There my space effectively ends at the moment.
One of my recurring, er, challenges, has been properly keeping the materials involved in a project together. Random shoebox randomly stuffed wherever is a sub-optimal system. I actually lost track of a project in the course of the current shuffle. Even routine thrashing about looking for something can cost time and motivation.
The current organizational push moved me to splash out for proper shelving and clear plastic tote boxes(shoebox size, ha!) to get things regularized.
I have been puttering away rediscovering things in boxes so the shelves are considerably fuller than this but from bottom to top, I am going for: projects in progress, projects not in progress aka unbuilt kits/activity kits such as scenicking and, models in boxes.
That unfinished ceiling is another motivator for making Comstock Road movable: I hope to get a low clearance drop ceiling installed at some future date.
Actual project in progress list:
- Previously mentioned shed.
- David Provan On30 SR&RL railbus kit.
- Bar Mills HO Waterfront Willy’s kit.
- Banta blacksmith annex kit my son was working on.
- Boulder Valley On30 critter kit