How to make a Simulator in a small Shop Ep 8
Wheels are your friends! Move things around
- CNC Stand: Drawers under, CNC mill, Laptop above, 1.5′ x 1.5′
- Saves space
- Smarter not harder
- Google “Kaizen Foam” or 1″ thick foam (maybe lowes/HomeDepot/Hardware store) $30
Stack things! Amazon video “Air is expensive” Amazing system! (couldn’t find exact video)
Small parts bin
- Great for electronics
Buy less tools and smaller tools
- Only buy WHAT YOU NEED, WHEN YOU NEED IT.
- Hypocrite 🙂
YOU CAN ALWAYS GO OUTSIDE!!
- if you have a driveway or backyard you can use, try to use it!
- Any shops you have access to
You can still build simulators, you just need to be more thoughtful.
Use other people’s tools!
- High school CNC, School 3D printer
- Borrow them! (BUT GIVE THEM BACK)
- Woodworking friends
- Dad’s friend welded something instead of welding shop and/or buy $600 of welding
- Miter station
- Folding workbench
- Folding sawhorses
- Flip out, flip down, slide out, slide up, flip over
- Woodworking for Mere Mortals, he also have a course
Creative solutions! Creativity is key
Pegboard, to free up shelves, but not always the best solution
Be very intentional
- Tool Selection
- Space Soluiton
- Shop Layout
- Electricity, Lightining, Sound Proofing
- Dust control, Heating, cooling, ventilation
Tips quoted from The Woodworking whisperer
Think about workflow
Group tools sensibly
Store tools near the workbench
Bench near window
Wood near entrance
Miter saw near lumber
Assembly table centrally
Clamps near the assy table
Table saw central
Finishing table near the window
Some tools against the wall, some not
Organizing help. A messy shop is a frustrating one.
Marie condo method: https://www.sloww.co/marie-kondo-magic-tidying-book-summary/