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#16 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 07:19 PM

I have 2 shops, sort of. One in the basement and the garage which has the car and the 2320 in it most of the time. It gets a might crowded in there with a GT in pieces everywhere. It's pretty good in there right now but the basement shop is a mess with 317 parts all over the place. 



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 08:32 PM

We usually have to look for wrenches and sockets because they weren't put away from the previous project but I did spend some time awhile ago trying to organize things in our shop. It will never be perfect, but that's how we work.



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Sounds like more people have messy work areas then clean work areas! I will try and get you some pictures tomorrow, I wanted to tonight but I got caught up with something.

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Clean? You want Clean? I'm lucky if my truck is clean, let alone my shop. Here look for yourself:

 

 

House and Garage Pictures 101.JPG House and Garage Pictures 100.JPG

 

Seriously, these pictures were taken before I spent a whole "weekend" cleaning up. After cleaning up, I only realized what "clean" really meant:

 

C = Constantly

L = Learning where

E = Everything is

A = At

N = NOT!!!!!!


Edited by johndeereelfman, July 19, 2013 - 10:33 PM.

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 09:49 PM

Clean? You want Clean? I'm lucky if my truck is clean, let alone my shop. Here look for yourself:

 

 

attachicon.gifHouse and Garage Pictures 101.JPGattachicon.gifHouse and Garage Pictures 100.JPG

 

Seriously, these pictures were taken before I spent a whole "weekend" cleaning up. After cleaning up, I only realized what "clean" really meant:

 

C = Constantly

L = Learning where

E = Everything is

A = At

N = NOT!!!!!!

You sir, need a lot more room. Have you thought of putting on a second story?


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 09:57 PM

Clean? You want Clean? I'm lucky if my truck is clean, let alone my shop. Here look for yourself:
 


I didnt see that JD swimming pool in the attachments thread... Or is that a JD Poly Protector for Canvas Sunshade?
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Posted July 19, 2013 - 10:08 PM

Clean is relative. I think it looks pretty good, my wife says otherwise.

After projects I tend to throw all the tools on the toolbox until I have time to put them away. I usually get them put away just in time to drag em all out again for the next project.

At least I could park 2 cars in the garage if I had a mind to.

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 10:18 PM

It looks a lot better now than the pictures posted above. The above pictures were taken right after we moved into this house, and I had friends and neighbors helping us move. I couldn't supervise the unloading due to having a torn calf muscle. When I could eventually walk, I ventured out to the garage, opened the doors, and that is what I found.

 

 

Here are some recent pictures after the big clean up:

 

 

House and Garage Pictures 216.JPG House and Garage Pictures 222.JPG Garage and Hitch Parts 005.JPG Garage and Hitch Parts 001.JPG

 

Believe it or not, but there are 25 garden tractors and 1 farm tractor is there now! Here is an idea as to how to do it:

 

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You build shelves so you can double stack! :thumbs:


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 10:24 PM

I didnt see that JD swimming pool in the attachments thread... Or is that a JD Poly Protector for Canvas Sunshade?

 

No Alan, that's my Red Neck bird bath. I just had it away for the winter so it wouldn't break or crack! :smilewink:


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 10:27 PM

I always had to share whatever worshop I had - even the one I own . While cleaning the old company facility that was sold I found a manual that explained UJT negative resistance .  Things you forget ...     Just now I remember fixing a Time Domain Reflectometer  but the time base did not survive (  oops ) . This shop was always in disarray - we didn't disturb each others area .  But we should have made a better effort .



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 11:04 PM

After 20 years of being a mech in the Navy I developed a pretty good habit of cleaning up after myself as I go.  I usually clean up a bit as I finish each job and then at the end of the day I will straighten up and make sure all my tools are put away and accounted for.  I have had a couple of customers come over and tell me that the shop is the cleanest shop they have seen.  Of course it does help that it is new. 



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 11:05 PM

CLEAN, is a relative term.

 

A-MEN!  "Part" of my shop floor got cleaned this very day!  I was doing a generator "refresh/run-check" (had a power ding yesterday) so I ran the compressor and the shop vac for a while...  Shop vacs suck!:D

 

I actually also found my 3# lagging hammer today instantly.  This means that my shop is well organized.:D


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 10:54 AM

I got you guys a coupe pictures.

 

Before organizing, the steel pile was on the left, and the MIG was on the right. Now, the MIG is on the left side, and the stick welder and little compressor are on the right side.

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Here is the box with the steel in it.

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 12:34 PM



I got you guys a coupe pictures.

 

Before organizing, the steel pile was on the left, and the MIG was on the right. Now, the MIG is on the left side, and the stick welder and little compressor are on the right side.

Here is the box with the steel in it.

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And I was a bit shamed by the scrap metal I keep just in case I find a use for it.  :thumbs:  Now I feel better about it. Although I do have a bit more than that.

 

As for my work space...well...I do have most of my tools in their places, but when working I will leave a few lying around. Its not very clean but the most of the floor is 0-3/4 gravel with a 15x12 plywood floor where the workbench is so nut much brooming going on. right now theres 5 machines in there and 4 engines on the work bench so its a bit messy.

 

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Edited by hatedge, July 20, 2013 - 12:36 PM.


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 03:28 PM

I dont know why, but I shoot video over pictures, there not as clear, but  moving pictures are more like life. I'm kind of like Ricky in the movie American Beauty

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