A few things for the office

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Project by TexasDawg posted 08-06-2009 07:39 AM 1752 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are some things lacking in the office, like spaces for everything to fit, so sometimes you have to take what you have and custom fit it to the space you have. The table in the picture was too big for anything, so I cut it down and made a shelf from the cut-off to hold the coffee maker. We don’t have running water, so we can store bottled water under the table. This is a much better arrangement than the cardboard box that was there.

We wear body armor when we leave the office, but needed to have a place to store it so that we didn’t have them all over the floor, so I put together some storage compartments for everyone to put their gear in so we weren’t tripping over stuff.

The desk shelf allowed for a little better storage of binders and folder on my desk. I am working seven jobs, so keeping things organized helps. You can also see my workbench (really a cover for the electrical wires). kneeling in the rocks is great for your knees.

The No Parking sign was needed so that we can get our port-o-potties serviced. If someone parks in that spot, we suffer with the increased smell until we can get them cleaned again.

The monitor stand is for one of our desks that has six computer monitors on it. I found a broken desk on base and cut the desktop to make a monitor stand to hold three of the six monitors.

The government always purchases furniture from the lowest bidder, so you can guess how long our stuff lasts here. One guy had the drawers on his desk fall off and break, so I built him a replacement part that actually turned out better than what he had. Nothing like better equipment for the job – and free too!

Next thing to tackle is to create a work table for my team to get their daily work tasks completed.

-- "Counting down the days till I get back to my workshop..."

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#1 posted 08-06-2009 07:48 AM

im very impresed with the things you are making on the fly .
i can’t wait to have all of you home ,
i know you will be able to make many more finished things then ,
but the practice is good .

to you and all your buddies ,
thank you !
be safe ,
and God bless .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-06-2009 07:53 AM

Good thing they have a lumber jock over there!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 08-06-2009 04:25 PM

Sometimes its the little things that make life bearable. You have a knack for problem solving that I am sure is appreciated by the other members of your team. Well done!

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#4 posted 08-07-2009 05:02 PM

Any small tools (squares, chisels, planes, etc.) on your wish list? I’m sure we all have some useful items in our shops that we could spare for a lumberjock in harm’s way.

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#5 posted 08-11-2009 05:44 AM

you are all great…I teach US History and the kids dont know how important this is…be safe…keep sane—-ie…keeep woodworking as you said…


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#6 posted 08-12-2009 05:33 PM

For those of you asking, my address here is:

Steven Deputy
APO, AE 09356

I asked for some Allen wrenches, but in asking around, some were asking for a hole punch or a scratch awl. Drink mixes, wet wipes, snacks, and toiletries are always welcome because we don’t have a Wal-Mart here.

-- "Counting down the days till I get back to my workshop..."

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#7 posted 08-12-2009 06:10 PM

steve , or any of you who may know .

isn’t there a way to get these things to some address here in the states ,
or take them to a base nearby and have the military bring them in on transports ?
i only ask this to see if we can send stuff ( some tools are heavy ) ,
and will add to the postage at the p.o. .
i have things i’m sure you could use ,
i just sent some scrap wood to holland in a padded envalope ,
and it cost $ 40.00 to do . tools would be more .
im game either way ,
was just wondering , as i have seen similar things , where you get stuff to a base , and the military deliveres it .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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