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Posted December 19, 2015 - 08:55 AM

I'm sure it will be much better when Alan gets done with it!



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Posted December 19, 2015 - 01:02 PM

Kenny, much is a strong word... But over the Last three evenings, we have dispatched ^100 empty butter tubs, probably a dozen empty 2.5 gal oil jugs, lots of scrap this and that.

The garage will never be neat, I wont be able to do that... I'm just trying for usable.

Hang UPS now are finding better places for still bits and sorting thru the misc bolts and nuts.

Btw, anyone wanna talk turkey on a MH Colt that got evicted?
It was a runner before disassembly and the only known missing piece is the seat.
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 02:32 PM

I dont hang tools but if I did I would draw a outline so everything goes back to its proper place and you will know what is missing by the empty silhouette  on your pegboard. You know darn well you get working on the tractor and everything on the pegboard is going on the workbench or floor. 



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Posted December 19, 2015 - 02:45 PM

Hey once you figure out how to get it done like David Crosby says "won't you please come to Chicago" and help me get mine done??

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 02:59 PM

I keep trying to get help from my son as he works out there more than enough to use up my torch and MIG gases along with my scrap steel but I can't get his help to save my life. I usually get one side done real good and then something breaks that I gotta fix right away so any progress stops and I wind up at square one or worse....

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 04:42 PM

My neighbor never cleans up, he just puts everything everywhere, says he can always find what he wants cause everywhere you look, everything is there.  ??? 


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 09:05 PM

I hate the missing wrenches, and would have to replace them immediately it would drive me insane to look at that.


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:14 PM

I hate the missing wrenches, and would have to replace them immediately it would drive me insane to look at that.

There was one more found since, but I believe the others weren't ever there. The big ones, Dad probably bought at auctions and they wouldn't be complete that way.

If it would make you feel better, I could print pics of wrenches and tape them there... :smilewink:
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Posted January 01, 2016 - 01:30 AM

I have too much stuff in the garage to just clean, so we're going with more built-in storage. Hope to finish the fold down bookshelf, the cork & pegboard, and the electrical tomorrow. Then I can actually start cleaning.

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The backside is going to get hooks for ladders, ramps, broom, squeegee, and such.
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Posted January 01, 2016 - 03:29 AM

My shop is in bad disarray as well... I'm missing three or four Craftsman 3/8" drive 1/2" deep sockets (last time I put tools away that are now rescattered). I still have yet to figure out you 1/2" sized sockets are missing. Another problem I have is my tools near the door are corroding... Some good Craftsman stuff among it...

One of these days I will get out there and conquer my shop, but I doubt it will go well. I have an idea though... If some of you guys want to bring empty trailers and full pockets lol.
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Posted January 05, 2016 - 08:45 PM

I have too much stuff in the garage to just clean, so we're going with more built-in storage.


Crud. Finished the fun part, now I have clean and (gulp) throw un-needed stuff away.

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 07:02 AM

Cleaning is in stasis until Ryan's Sr project is over.
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 08:17 AM

Alan, It's hard, but necessary.  Every time I clean and organize, I find things I vaguely remember owning.  Out at the shop in dad's barn, I bought a set of metric and sae wrenches that came in a roll up with each wrench having a clear sleeve and the wrench size printed.  I almost threw it out, but noticed grommets for hanging it up.  It hangs there to this day.  At my house, I have an upper and lower craftsman tool box.  All organized in the drawers.  Great tool storage.  I have a steel desk with a 3/4 inch plywood screwed onto the top for a work bench.  The drawers make great drill, sander and etc. storage.

 

Cat, that's a great organizer.  I did something similar in my garage, except it was around the side walls.  Makes lots of storage space.  The Bolens looks great and ready for winter.


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Posted January 09, 2016 - 10:28 PM

Well, I got punched tonight.
And chiseled
And gouged
Have found all (maybe) of the random containers of punches, etc Dad had.
These do not include the bunch he sent to my house years ago.

I'm sorting thru these, the good one stay... The third redundant ones go in Ryan's toolbox for later in life, the rest... Maybe forge fodder?... IDK

Not pictured are the round rods he used as punches and the 9x13 pan I found under the bench with more of the same

For perspective: The temp table is 36x45.

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Posted January 09, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Nice Alan.




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