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A journey into the workshop. #99: More cleanup, where the *#$% did I put the...?

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 06-09-2016 04:39 PM 1062 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay now this isn’t funny…

If you would recall a couple of years ago, I made a simple plywood holder box for my Harbor Freight bimetal hole saw sets to keep them organized. I had been keeping them on top of my miter saw dust hood as that was as good a place as any to keep them. I haven’t used them in a while, but while I was cleaning up the dust hood, well I noticed the hole saw sets and box are missing from their place!

Now I am not going to go back out and buy new hole saw sets just to be sure I have them. I know I need to clean my shop. DESPERATELY, so instead, I will be diving more into cleanup and organization, maybe, just maybe the hole saws will allow themselves to be found again!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Notw

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#1 posted 06-09-2016 07:22 PM

I keep buying pencils by the pack and they keep disappearing. I recently cleaned the shop and didn’t find but 1 or 2…not sure where they go?

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dbhost

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#2 posted 06-09-2016 08:30 PM

I know where pens and pencils go… If yours is the same type of situation… ask your wife!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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jbay

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#3 posted 06-09-2016 09:19 PM

Your right, this ain’t funny!!
I broke a band saw blade yesterday. So I went to the spot where I normally keep them…..nothing there!
I know I had 3 or 4 different blades. I’ve searched the whole shop and they are no where to be found.
I mean, how many places can you keep band saw blades.
They’re all unrolled, and usually just hang on a hook along the wall. Hook is empty?
Old age must be setting in.

-- My “MO” involves Judging others, playing God, acting as LJs law enforcement, and never admitting any of my ideas could possibly be wrong or anyone else's idea could possibly be correct -- (A1Jim)

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Notw

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#4 posted 06-10-2016 12:30 PM



I know where pens and pencils go… If yours is the same type of situation… ask your wife!

- dbhost

Very true but mine is more likely my daughter

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dbhost

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#5 posted 06-10-2016 05:44 PM

Well I know where the band saw blades are which really isn’t actually a good thing because they are behind the band saw between it and the water softener tank and both are a pain to move.

I am starting to get of the opinion that my hole saw sets must have fallen behind my mitre saw cabinet again a bad thing since that miter saw cabinet is really heavy particularly since it is loaded with all of my hand held power tools and their blow molded cases.

I have the Saturn seats out of the shop as well as the wheels for that Chevy so at least I made some progress on it but I am really paying the price for it with my back today. I have a lot more cleanup to do in there it’s very hot in there and my bench is very messed up right now. So I’m going to have to go back to my old trick of opening the access door to the kitchen and blowing cold air from the house into the shop I don’t like that but it will have to do for now.

With any luck before next weekend is here I will have the portable air conditioner on the workbench and at the very least the housing off of it so I can inspect the bearing for the main squirrel cage fan. That is where the squealing seems to be coming from and it seems to be a locking the motor up and tripping the breaker.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 06-10-2016 11:59 PM

I lose things from time to time. Occasionally, itinerant workman, in to repair things, walk off with things. Mostly inadvertently. So I make a rule now that any workman that comes into the house knows he cannot use my tools unless I am there, hand it to him, and he hands it back.

My biggest is issue is trying to remember what tools I have in each shop. Sometimes I start looking for something, wonder where it went, and then realize I only have it in the other shop.

At both shops, I have a reasonable place for every tool. Of course that implies you have the room for that, and in general I do.

Perhaps it is all about space….......and time….......0-;

Later…..........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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