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TopamaxSurvivor

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05-24-2010 02:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: neat nicks clutter luck

I knocked a chisel off the bench today. It landed in a cardboard box on its side, no less!! ;-)) Something to be said for having a bit of clutter around. Besides, look at Einstein’s office. He worked in clutter. Look at Harry Pope’s shop. He worked in clutter. The grand masters seem to be at their finest in a bit of clutter. Neat nicks, you don’t stand a chance. Your chisel would have landed on the concrete floor ;-))

-- 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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dustbunny

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#1 posted 05-24-2010 02:48 AM

Mine would have landed in the kitty box….eeewww!

Lisa

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#2 posted 05-24-2010 02:51 AM

Whats a chisel.?

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 05-24-2010 03:03 AM

I’m with You, Bob!!!
Dis-array is the Only Way!!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 05-24-2010 03:07 AM

Hey Survivor,
You are lucky. Lucky to have found it. When I knock something off the bench it means an hour of searching.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 05-24-2010 03:15 AM

Yes, I was lucky it stayed on top ;-))

Larry, it is a manual Torque Work Center.

-- 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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#6 posted 05-24-2010 03:18 AM

I just don’t like tripping over things, neat is the way to fly.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 05-24-2010 03:35 AM

Remember Einstein and Harry Pope, Jim. You’ll never be a grand master!! :-((

-- 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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#8 posted 05-24-2010 03:43 AM

Try as I might – and I do often – I just can’t get myself away from the clutter. It matches my thought patterns.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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#9 posted 05-24-2010 04:31 AM

i thoght it is the natural order of the universe ,
is there somewhere here where there is a place for everything ?

-- 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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#10 posted 05-24-2010 04:40 AM

If i knocked my chisel off the bench i mite never find it again, It would never hit the concrete floor there is too much sawdust and wood chips on the floor Going to have to clean the sawdust out beneath my table saw tomorrow , Today i dropped the arbor nut and it took about 1/2 hour to find it.

-- wchips

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studie

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#11 posted 05-24-2010 06:42 AM

The late & great Leo Fender (Fender guitars) home work table was left just the way it was the day he passed away, lots o clutter! However, messy is OK but utter chaos slows me down. Where is that invisible shop helper?

-- $tudie

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 05-24-2010 07:28 AM

There is another great to add to the clutter gang >:-) Thanks Scott, I needed another!

-- 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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#13 posted 05-24-2010 08:18 AM

good excuse! : )

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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#14 posted 05-24-2010 09:06 AM

LONG TIME AGO …...I use to work for a guy that was a Neat Freak. EVERY Night when he went home his desk was clean as a whistle. (He use to just shovel it all into one of his drawers).

When I left for the night I just stood up and left! That way everything was Right There for the next morning.

I got REALLY fed up with his “A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind.”

After all too many of them I finally blurted out ….”Oh Really? If that’s true, ....Then what’s an EMPTY Desk a Sign of?”

No. I didn’t get Fired, but I NEVER heard it again. ...LOL…

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#15 posted 05-24-2010 10:08 AM

a wooden floor is one of the best thing to have …....saved a lot of cheisels over time…lol

Larry what will you do the day there is no elektrons to be fired up…........take a vacation

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