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Forum topic by higtron posted 10-08-2013 06:08 PM 1223 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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higtron

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10-08-2013 06:08 PM

And you find all the things that you told yourself you where only going to set down for just second. It’s like Christmas in October.

-- If I cut it too short I can scab a piece on, but if it's too long what do I do?


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DS

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#1 posted 10-08-2013 06:31 PM

I don’t like cleaning the shop in general, but when I do, it is fun finding those hidden treasures.

It’s that moment when you decide you weren’t going crazy afterall and that you REALY DO have that thing-a-ma-jig around here somewhere!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#2 posted 10-08-2013 06:54 PM

What? You don’t clean your shops at the end of the day?
The horror…;)

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#3 posted 10-08-2013 07:17 PM

You mean, like, EVERY day?

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#4 posted 10-08-2013 07:17 PM

Cleaniliness is a sign of a sick mind…

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#5 posted 10-08-2013 08:47 PM

I HAVE to clean after any time in the shop as it is in my garage and with the door open the afternoon wind just blows everything throughout the garage/shop and that is even harder to clean up then!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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higtron

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#6 posted 10-08-2013 08:48 PM

I try and thoroughly clean my shop from time to time, I’ll get about half way through and, decide I need to build something. I have the attention span of a gold fish when it comes to shop clean up.

-- If I cut it too short I can scab a piece on, but if it's too long what do I do?

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tefinn

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#7 posted 10-08-2013 09:42 PM

I still can’t ever find any of my pencils. They’re like socks in a dryer.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 10-08-2013 09:52 PM

I dont clean my shop…

I just occasionally REARRANGE the clutter!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 10-08-2013 10:57 PM

My wood shop teacher back in 8th grade instilled the “clean the shop at the end of the day” thing in me and it really stuck in all my endeavors over the years. I have found that even the dirtiest shop is no problem when it’s maintained on a daily basis. However, I can see and understand that perhaps a greater level of testosterone lives in those that wallow in their wood shavings. SCREW IT! I’m not cleaning up today! DANG! I just can’t do it :-( . . . where’d I put that dustpan?

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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higtron

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#10 posted 10-08-2013 11:00 PM

I’m about half done cleaning, Maybe I should build that rolling clamp rack, or maybe that wall mounted chisel holder.

-- If I cut it too short I can scab a piece on, but if it's too long what do I do?

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rrww

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#11 posted 10-08-2013 11:01 PM

NickyP don’t feel bad – we must have had the same shop teacher. Every day everyone in the shop helps clean up. I does make for nicer mornings.

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lateralus819

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#12 posted 10-08-2013 11:06 PM

I’m horrible, for as long as a project is going on, its a mess and i can NEVER find a tool or piece i need. It’s bad. At work i always clean up after a certain task, maybe i should try that…hmmm.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#13 posted 10-08-2013 11:42 PM

If my shop weren’t in the garage, I’d be tempted to let it stay messy more often. But I do like it to be tidy. Not sparkling clean – just tidy and floor swept up.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 10-09-2013 01:03 AM

I was raised/trained that “the job ain’t done until the evidence is destroyed”. I can’t help myself. My shop gets cleaned up at the end of the day.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 10-09-2013 01:29 AM

gfadvm Oh god thats good stuff.

I have been working obscene hours (7/12’s) for 3 months. and to boot I have been hoarding stuff that would have been thrown away. I have 10 new light (freebie) and all the material to reframe my shop ceiling into a vaulted ceiling. For the last 3 days I have been cleaning to prepare for the reframe. I am almost there. as for the mess it usually stays until the finishing stages. When a project is all said and done I bust out the leaf blower and go to town. Weather its -10 or 100 every job ends with the final dusting. The snow always look so pretty with a fresh layer of sawdust.

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