My workspace is a tight, fairly cramped little room in the back corner of my basement - so when it gets messy and disorganized, it's amazing I'm able to get any work done in there at all.
I should have taken some "before" pictures, but honestly I think I'd be too ashamed for anyone to see what a mess it had become. Suffice it to say, I spent many days sorting through boxes and dividing things into piles of "Keep," "Sell," and "Trash." It was shocking how much junk had accumulated over the years.
|This is the first time I've been able to see the whole top of the workbench in many years. At the far end of it I currently have my truing stand, though after I shift a few things around the shelf underneath, I'll move that down below.|
|A few years ago I wrote about picking up this old library card catalog. I figured it would be a great place to store/organize a lot of my spare parts and small components. Surprisingly, roughly three years later, only half the drawers were filled because I've been so bad about organizing. They're all full now, with freewheels (some NOS, some "like-new"), new-old-stock chains, headsets, bottom brackets, shift levers, and more. I was able to clear a lot of stuff out of boxes and off the workbench by putting so much of it in those drawers.|
|Another peg board, and a bunch of old cranks and chainrings in a variety of sizes and bolt-circle diameters.|
|Reproduction of an old Campagnolo components poster.|
|My workstand which I picked up from an old bike shop that was going out of business. It was old when I got it, and that was probably 25 years ago.|
|Several sets of wheels hanging around.|
|I've got two of my bikes hanging on this 2-bike carrier that I must have built 30 years ago.|
|The main tool box. So many components and parts come with stickers in the package. What else are they for, if not for sticking on the tool box? This one's fairly new (well, last year), so it still has room for lots more stickers.|
It took a while to get it to this point - but it should make working in my nook a lot more comfortable.