I know I have a table saw in here somewhere #3

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Blog entry by OttoH posted 05-23-2010 11:18 PM 1237 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well despite the weeks best efforts to sideline me on my task of cleaning up my workshop, I got it into some semblance of order. It is not quite where I want it to be yet, but it is a good start. I promised before and after photographs so here goes, I am starting with the after and then the before, I just hope that you don’t kick me off of the site once you see how bad I let my shop get.

After Picture #1

After Picture #2

After Picture #3

After Picture #4

After Picture #5

After Picture #6

And Now For The Before Pictures

Warning the photographs you are about to see may cause a nauseous feeling in the stongest of adults!

Before Picture #1

Before Picture #2

Before Picture #3

Before Picture #4

Before Picture #5

Before Picture #6

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#1 posted 05-23-2010 11:42 PM

I´m glad to see the first set of pictures before the last set …
but I realy can´t judge you even your last set of pictures looks niiicer
than my shop at the moment…..........LOL

but if you are finished cleaning what is then all the klutter in the second picture then

yuor shop realy looks very nice now but way toooo clean. no sawdust


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#2 posted 05-23-2010 11:47 PM

I was looking at the first pics, thinking “If that’s the before this guy really is OCD…” THEN I saw the other pictures and uttered a noise of shock… Now I don’t feel so bad…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

View a1Jim's profile


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#3 posted 05-24-2010 01:30 AM

What a difference looks great, now all you need is to build a shed for your non woodworking Items.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-24-2010 01:38 AM

Looks like my shop only mine is covered with about a 1/2 inch of dust I can clean and then come back the next day and there it is again I always wear a dust mask…...........Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#5 posted 05-24-2010 01:42 AM

Yes, tad bit of difference before and after. Have fun messing it up again.

-- Kate,

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#6 posted 05-24-2010 04:29 PM

Your last pictures are tame compared to my garage at the moment. You have a path, I dont even have one of those. Yours does look good though.

-- 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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#7 posted 05-24-2010 04:39 PM

oh oh oh, I think I see it – it’s upside down, next to the monkey with the green and yellow striped shirt…

I thought we’re playing where’s waldo?

nice looking setup. if it only possible to have it stay like that on it’s own – that would be fantastic! but alas, the shop has a tendency of getting messed up everytime we go there… strange.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 05-29-2010 10:40 PM

You really got that shop cleaned up. Do you hire out your organization services? I’m local, you know. Hope the dental work went well – three teeth, ouch!

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 03:29 AM

Well actually Scott I am an Industrial Engineer by degree, so I guess you could say I have had some professional training in organization. I am always willing to lend a hand whenever it is needed, so a long answer to a short question, no my services are not for hire, but they are available free of charge for those in need. I am located in the Firethorne area of Katy.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

View steiner's profile


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#10 posted 05-30-2010 04:29 AM

Should’ve put an “LOL” after my comment. Wasn’t serious, but I appreciate the offer for help. Thanks!

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#11 posted 06-10-2010 03:33 PM

Otto, the befores are what my workshop looks like towards the end of every project. When my haste to finish it overcomes my need for a clean and tidy work environment. I have to make it look like the tidied up pics before I can start a new project though.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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