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Blog entry by HickoryHill posted 1211 days ago 954 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’ve made my drill charging station and decided I needed to cleanup a few boxes of miscellaneous shop stuff from when I moved 4 hrs ago. It’s amazing what you can find when you clean. I found a router wrench that I’d been looking for for atleast year. I must of tossed it in there one day. I also discovered that I had doubles of two forstner bit which they don’t give away.

Guess I need to get organized more often!

-- Jim, Michigan



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GaryD

620 posts in 1953 days


#1 posted 1211 days ago

I know exactly what you mean. Was working in the shop yesterday and needed a couple things that I know I have, but do you think I could find them, heck no. Had to improvise. I hate having to move a pile of things to find something that I know is there. I will be doing major reorganizing when I get the rest of the stuff out and in the new shed. Have a great day.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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helluvawreck

15247 posts in 1450 days


#2 posted 1211 days ago

Jim, I know exactly what your saying. I find all sorts of things in the dungeon that I had forgotten that I had. Junkaholism is a strange desease. ;-)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1699 days


#3 posted 1211 days ago

Oh yeah tell me about it …. I´m into it every time I need a thing :-(
my shop living in a moving box and has done it the last copple of years

Dennis

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lilredweldingrod

2495 posts in 1690 days


#4 posted 1211 days ago

It can be expensive not being organized, They just give those forstner away. lol

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jeepturner

920 posts in 1376 days


#5 posted 1211 days ago

I don’t know if it’s because this is mainly a hobby for me, only occasionally will I make any change off of it, but I have the same issue. My shop is never organized enough to make everything findable. I made an unspoken agreement with myself. When ever I can’t “find” something I have to start cleaning and organizing until I find it.
There have been times, I must admit, when I got all my cleaning done, and still could not find “it”. I call it an it because now I can’t even remember what I was looking for!

-- Mel,

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Dark_Lightning

1656 posts in 1692 days


#6 posted 1210 days ago

I have 6 sanding blocks. A couple I have on purpose, for different uses. The rest? You know the answer…

Wherezit NOW?!?

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Dave

11133 posts in 1424 days


#7 posted 1208 days ago

Hey can you come clean my shop? I’m still missing a piece of a tote I broke;(. Amongst other miscellaneous tools.
It’s almost like getting out your winter coats and finding a $20 in your pocket.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#8 posted 1208 days ago

Organize!!!
HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!
I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist. I am organized. I constantly and carefully put things away in a specified place so that I’ll surely remember where it is. The problem is, with niniety percent of it, I can not for the life of me remember where that it.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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