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I finally got a chance to clean my shop up. I thought I better get some pictures taken before I mess it up tomorrow with a new project.

My workshop covers about half of the unfinished basement in my house. The other half is filled with gardening/Lawn equiptment and my truck.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#1 posted 06-17-2009 11:36 PM

Shrub, I have often said that any shop is a good shop and I am sure yours is no exception. I would offer to let my wife come help you clean up so that you could get some pictures posted. But, even though the offer for cleaning help is tempting I am sure, the downside is that you would not be able to find a lot of your tools. Every now and then she “helps” me by cleaning up my shop and her idea of organizing is to simply put any loose hand tools in drawers (which I must then hunt for whenever I need them). And, of course, she firmly believes in an organized shop by moving all my mobile tools along one wall- proudly pointing out all the “extra room” I have to work in. The only trouble is that they are usually stacked three deep and I can’t get to the ones I need at the moment. :)

I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop when you get a chance to clean up and post them.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 07:23 PM


Thanks for your comments – I agree that ANY shop is a GOOD shop. I’m will say that I am great about returning my tools to their proper location. My problem is all the stuff that comes into my basement workshop that needs to get out of my workshop. Camping gear not put back, a 150 pound cherry tree trunk from the front yard, three scooters, 40 empty jelly jars, 25 batteries that might be good/bad, four bikes, a bag of leaves for the compost pile, and all the various “started” but unfinished projects.

Unspoken agreement – My wife does not look real carefully at my shop just like I don’t look real carefully at her closet. Don’t ask – Don’t tell. Trash the box and throw sawdust on it for me. Remove the tags and hang it up quick for her. This has worked well for 15+ years of marriage.

Maybe it will rain this weekend and I can focus on my workshop! OR….Maybe I will start another project!

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 11:14 PM

Shrub, your wife sounds like she has a lot in common with mine (or maybe this is just common to women, in general) . It seems that whenever something that she just can’t bear to part with needs to be stored invariably she wants to put it in my shop. I also learned long ago not to mention anything about the outfits, shoes and purses that she “just has to have” despite already having closets full of shoes and outfits (and I won’t even get into the number of purses that she has in her closets (it is plural).
But I will say this about her when I discussed adding some new tools recently she never even batted an eye at the cost. She is a firm believer that you “can’t take it with you”.

Have fun and I hope you get some shop time in this weekend.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 06-19-2009 04:22 PM

Hey Scrubs and Scotty,
You two guy’s have got to change your idea’s
All I do if more new tools are required and that is quite often, I just say to my wife….Darling…I think you deserve a nice day out shopping with the girls and while your out, buy yourself something nice and then just slip her some money.
30 minutes later, there is usually black tire marks in the driveway caused by her fast get away and then 30 seconds later there is even more tire marks when I leave to get more tools………works every time….LOL.

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#5 posted 06-19-2009 04:26 PM

Wow A bulldozer can fit in your shop? LOL Look forward to photos.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 12:13 PM

Nice looking shop Shrub. I wish my celings where that tall. for my shop.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 03-12-2012 06:29 PM

Shrub, you have a fine workshop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 07:24 PM

Good looking shop.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#9 posted 03-12-2012 08:17 PM

Wow! I have not looked at those pictures in a while. Looks different. I need to update with some new pictures (after a much needed cleaning)

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 08:52 PM

Looks like a great shop!

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#11 posted 10-16-2012 09:17 PM

Nice Looking Shop

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#12 posted 10-17-2012 01:05 AM

STILL need to update my shop pictures. Looks real different but TOO messy to shoot right now.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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