"Crazy Generous" Gifts for the Workshop

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Blog entry by robbinscabin posted 05-23-2011 02:28 AM 4381 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you ever walked away from your Workshop after a project without doing the proper cleanup? Here’s why that’s a really bad idea!

We had spent so much time building the log bed that we just didn’t bother to clean up. And after nearly a week of avoiding the basement entirely I was starting to feel pretty guilty…one day I even took my project out to the front yard to “work in the sunshine.” In reality I was avoiding the mess! But I wasn’t the only one. Hubby was avoiding it too. He’d go downstairs to grab a tool and rush back out sheepishly.

Then my fantastic Uncle Gordon needed help with a brake job for his truck. My Dad went to help him and my Crazy, Amazing, Generous Uncle filled up the back of my father’s truck with gifts for my shop! A rolling table, a machine base (table) and…A GRIZZLY BANDSAW!!! I told you my Uncle Gordon was Crazy Generous!!!!

I was so overwhelmed by the gift when I saw it all in the back of my father’s truck! And then…I slowly remembered the mess! Where would I put all the goodies in that messy basement? Well, we squeezed them in through the mess and today we attacked the messy basement to find our new additions a proper home.

Here we have a picture looking over my workbench towards my hubby’s workbench corner. In the middle of the picture is our tablesaw. Along the wall we have the Crazy Gift: Grizzly Bandsaw, the Drill Press, Ace Miter Saw & Kobalt Sliding Compound Miter Saw on our new Rolling Table. Under the rolling table we have our Shop Vac and Air Compressor.

Here we have a picture of that “Crazy Generous Gift!”

From here we can my workbench with our wood storage rack. Beyond that is the “Emergency Exit” with garbage waiting to go to the dump from today’s massive cleaning binge! The plastic hanging from the ceiling rolls down and the emergency exit opens to create a somewhat well ventilated area for Spraying Poly.

Hubby’s Corner Workbench. He has collected tools from his father, Grandfather, and even his Great Grandfather. He always displays the Logging tools so proudly. The Adirondack Woods are where his family learned their love of wood and nature.

So the Moral of the Story is…Keep your Workshop Clean because you never know when Your Own Crazy Uncle Gordon will Send Workshop Gifts Your Way! By the Way, If your Lucky Enough to have an Uncle Gordon…You’re Lucky Enough!!! I know I am…and Eternally Grateful!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 06:05 AM

How can I get an uncle Gordon ?

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 09:51 AM

you deffently aspire to bee this week big sucker ….. :-)
congrat´s with the (new to you) toy´s

ooh the green light in the horisont well that is just us who havn´t an uncle Gordon

take care

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 12:30 PM

Tom~If you don’t have an Uncle Gordon…Chances are YOU are the Uncle Gordon! :)

Dennis~I thought that Green Light was the Northern Lights…Guess not? Thanks for the Congrats!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#4 posted 05-24-2011 11:04 PM

sorry to disapoint you :-)


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