Workshop Equipment Storage

This can be a nightmare if unorganized and should be methodically planned. Wood in bulk can be stored in open sheds protected from the weather; but plywoods, blockboards, etc. and wood for immediate requirements should be kept in a warm store or conditioning-room adjacent to the workshop. Veneers are best kept in cool, not overdry conditions or they become brittle; but they desperately need floor space and covering cloths, for constant turning over or exposure to strong sunlight will speedily ruin them. The problem will always be short ends of valuable woods, but a balance must be struck between the intrinsic value of the wood and the cost per man-hour of unearthing a particular piece from underneath a pile of junk, therefore it will pay in the end to be fairly ruthless. Dowel-rod should be kept high up in the main shop where the warm air circulates. It is always debatable whether cupboards or open shelving are best for storing the innumerable small tools and effects which are soon collected in a busy workshop. Metal fittings, particularly screws and nails, etc.. should have their own closed containers or screw-cabinet, but for the rest, open shelves collect dust especially if machines are used in the workshop, while cupboards take up valuable space and tend to hide their contents. The owner must therefore decide for himself which is more suitable, but he will never have enough shelving.

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