LumberJocks

Motivation Through Cleanup! The Great Shop Cleanup!

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by mot posted 06-22-2007 09:51 PM 865 views 1 time favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 2753 days


06-22-2007 09:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop cleanup humor

Well, there’s no better place to post this than the basement. The Coffee Lounge! As anyone who has been following my posts in the last few days knows, I’m struggling with motivation and inspiration. I decided that a shop cleanup might just be the ticket. Now, I’ve seen messier shops, but I can’t work in really bad clutter. Medium clutter? I’m golden. Lots of clutter. I’d rather stick my finger in my eye…

Thus, K and T Woodworking Video Productions presents! The Great Shop Cleanup!

PS…nothing but time killing humor to follow…there is no video tag on this post as it’s just for the basement dwellers. I’d hate to suck anyone into thinking something outstanding was to follow!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)


15 replies so far

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2878 days


#1 posted 06-22-2007 10:34 PM

David sure left your shop in a mess when he came and got your Domino.

LOL I think you are out of sync with the Universe. Time to just relax and smell the roses for a couple more days and things will start coming together again for you!!. I’d suggest that in 2 weeks you buy a lottery ticket because you are going to be sailing!!!

Sit back and get ready for the ride. It’s going to be a good one.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 2753 days


#2 posted 06-22-2007 10:49 PM

Yeah, watch out for that cyber tool share. David’s shop is surgically clean. I think he was living some sort of “Messy Shop,” fantasy! LOL

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

View David's profile

David

1970 posts in 2856 days


#3 posted 06-22-2007 11:52 PM

I think Tom made his shop messy just so he could produce another video! LOL Noe that your shop is all nice and tiddy, I spotted a few things to borrow with the LumberJock CTS feature! I had to watch the video a couple of times so I could make a list.

Tom, I always enjoy your videos! I also like to watch Holmes on Homes!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2878 days


#4 posted 06-23-2007 12:07 AM

Tom, you might want to mess it up again – so David can’t find anything

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 2753 days


#5 posted 06-23-2007 12:09 AM

I think he’s got it all tagged now. I’m just glad the bandsaw is still there.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

View Bob Babcock's profile

Bob Babcock

1804 posts in 2803 days


#6 posted 06-23-2007 05:09 AM

Hehe…nothing like a little manuevering room to provide some motivation. My version of shop cleaning is to move everything outside and turn on the leaf blower.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

View scottb's profile

scottb

3648 posts in 3044 days


#7 posted 06-23-2007 05:34 AM

It would have taken me about 2 hours to muster up the courage to begin cleaning my shop. And another two hours just to push everything to one side to give the illusion of clean…. I think It would almost be easier to empty out my shed, and move my shop to there (only bringing up what I need, and finding new homes for it as I go…. Do you really think I can lug my shopsmith up a flight of 125 year old stairs – not gonna happen.

I think a clean shop makes you want to keep it clean, while a messy shop encourages you to make stuff – since Can’t get any messier, right?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

12300 posts in 2814 days


#8 posted 06-23-2007 06:50 AM

Perhaps you can hop through the cyber share and clean up my shop. You will need about 6 hours I think.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 2753 days


#9 posted 06-23-2007 07:31 AM

Well, now it has the illusion of being clean. It’s currently lathered in burl shavings from my lathe and a nice little hunk of maple that I proceeded to destroy. :(

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

View gizmodyne's profile

gizmodyne

1763 posts in 2807 days


#10 posted 06-23-2007 08:28 AM

Well done Mot.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2878 days


#11 posted 06-23-2007 01:07 PM

perhaps the hunk of maple wants to be something else….... “listen, Listen, listen to the wood.”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View oscorner's profile

oscorner

4564 posts in 3028 days


#12 posted 06-23-2007 01:20 PM

I’ve come to two conclusions: 1) You have too many routers…they are everywhere…under boxes…on the floor…in the router table. 2) You’ve either have a hard head( you survived two wacks in the head from that pipe) or a short memory,which is a result of getting hit in the head with a pipe more than once. LOL.

Great video, Mot. I was waiting for you to tell us that your son made that mess using his new bench and that was why the dead blow hammer and pliers were on the floor. ;^)

By the way, I noticed that your tool rest looked aweful far from your blank. Maybe it was your camera angle?

-- Jesus is Lord!

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2878 days


#13 posted 06-23-2007 01:28 PM

lol .. memory loss hahaha good one!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View furnitologist's profile

furnitologist

198 posts in 2730 days


#14 posted 06-23-2007 02:16 PM

Hey Doc Mot….....I noticed that quarter still on edge, even among the mess…..amazing lathe.

Neil

View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 2753 days


#15 posted 06-23-2007 05:24 PM

Yeah, Neil. Now I just have to learn to use it. LOL

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase