Shop tips to make your life a bit simpler
Convenience matters when it comes to setting up your shop. It’s nice to have a place for every tool, and a tool for every place, but it’s also slick to have easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain basic systems, including air supply, supply storage, and access to oil and other materials for maintenance and routine jobs.
In Edwardsport, Don Villwock and Jason Misiniec included many of these ideas when they laid out a new shop a few years ago. However, some of these ideas, including storage for new oil and simple dispensing systems, could be adapted to many existing shops.
• Simplicity is important when designing a shop.
• Some good ideas from new shops can be retrofitted into existing shops.
• Gadget allows you to dial in exact amount of oil to dispense from bulk storage.
Here’s a look at just a few of the ways Villwock and Misiniec keep life simple but productive in the farm shop. They utilize the shop to clean equipment, carry out routine maintenance, modify equipment, and even do some not-so-small repair projects.
This article published in the March, 2012 edition of INDIANA PRAIRIE FARMER.