A journey into the workshop. #58: A teeny, tiny bit of progress, car problems, and leaving shop for good reason...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 06-04-2010 05:00 PM 1540 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last night was particularly brief in regards to my shop time. But I was able to manage some things I have been putting off. In particular, putting up my Rockler blade and bit cleaner stuff. The cleaner comes as a concentrate, so you need to provide a 1 gallon jug of some sort (recycled Hi-C bottle, label removed, and CLEARLY marked “Blade Cleaner”, no children yet, so no problem there…), and of course the problem came when needing to put the stuff back IN to the bottle. No funnel. A quick trip on the way home to Advance Auto Supply, which was planned, but the car made it more neccesary unexpectedly yesterday (have been lazy about checking coolant, was finally low enough to need addition. A little concerned about just WHERE that coolant is going, but no evidence of oil in the coolant, coolant in the oil, and no evidence of coolant on the ground, or in the combustion chambers… What on earth is going on here?!) so my little $1.30 funnel ended up being a $12.00 bill. No biggie…

I managed to get the cleaner back into the bottle, got the funnel, the cleaning tub etc… all cleaned and dried up. Then discovered the funnel doesn’t fit in the tub… So I peg board hooked it, and went to put up the tub of stuff. Now I had been keeping it under my workbench, but have never been happy with that layout. So I rearranged some things, and placed the tub, and the bottle of cleaner on the upper shelf where the hand held power tools are. I am not sure this is a great idea, but hey, it’s what I have for now…

Now for the reason that I didn’t get much shop time last night. LOML went to visit with friends in the hospital last night, and their brand spanking new baby boy!

I don’t know about any of you guys, but that is a good enough reason to put off shop cleanup for another day…

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 05:07 PM

It seems we can find anything else to do when we have a task we would rather not do. been ther done that.

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 05:08 PM

Understand, my daughter just gae me my first grandson 2 months ago so like you shop time have been even more limited.

-- 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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