Four months ago, we moved to Campbell River, BC on Vancouver Island and I set up shop in the 2-car garage. I was surprised to discover that it was harder to fit everything into two-thirds of this two-car garage than it was in the old 1-car garage. This, I realized, was mostly due to the fact that I was short one wall for hanging things and that the garage was shorter in length.
The shop is organized in a workable manner, but there is still much room for improvement.
15 thoughts on “Welcome to the New Shop: Campbell River”
Good luck with your new work shop.
Best to spend an extra day or more in customizing everything BEFORE resuming your work schedule. You will be thankful you did.
I agree! Taking the time to get organized allows more efficient and enjoyable work afterwards. This applies to a messy shop, too! Thanks for reading.
Hi Chris and family
Hope all goes well with you up-island. I always liked that area.
Thank you Henk. Hope you are well. How is the mobile business going?
You can never have enough space… especially when you build a large piece. At times I use my shop to build then go to the 2 car garage to assemble and finish. Glad you have a space though!!
Very true indeed! I am a little envious of your “assembly and finishing room”. Fortunately, most of my current work is not large.
Enjoying following your posts on the site, I see you have a liking for Festool tools, I must admit they are very good quality but still have a few very slight short comings? or maybe, slight niggles, very expensive, they are German, and, having worked in Germany in engineering for 10 years they seem to be very methodical and precise.
I notice you have moved recently to Vancouver Island, an old school friend of mine, who, is sadly not with us any longer, had an uncle who lived in Sooke on the south of the island, very nice place to live, lovely scenery.
On another point, do you do your woodwork for a living ?
Keep up the good work.
I assume that all manufactured products can be improved upon for my individual use, as my personal preferences will likely be different from other users, and the designers. I have made modifications to many of my tools.
Currently, I identify first and foremost as a stay-at-home dad and woodworking is something I do in the side.
Thanks for reading.
Wow, what a nice shop Chris, well lite, organized and lot of space to move around. Congrats! Best, Serge
Thank you Serge! I need to utilize the overhead space a little better. My ceilings are 9 feet high.
Moving a shop is a huge undertaking. Have fun with the new layout.
I had forgotten how just how much work it is to move shop and you are right! Wow.
Thanks for reading.
Looking good. There’s always room for improvement, but it can also be part of the fun – figuring out better ways to do it.
It looks good. Things are organized, only that you really have a lot of things and everything is needed, right?
I’m pretty happy with the setup, but the organization could be optimized further, as usual.