uhh guys I have a big mess (round3)update

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PChristy

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Phillip
Getting tired of trying to get up enough money to build a bigger one so I decided to renovate the one I have - I told my wife after reading some of the accidents and close calls that have happened to some others in a cluttered small shop - I will not be doing any wood work for awhile now
Got it all(some) out so I could start
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Couldnt finish so I had to put it(some) back in and close the doors

 

Bas

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I've seen this scenario before...
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I think it has something to do with the 2nd law of thermodynamics....
 

Russ Denz

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tis been said before, many times: "A clean desk (shop) is the sign of a sick mind"

Seems we have no sicko's around here. Bear in mind, this does NOT apply to those the day after they clean their shops as part of their ritual once a decade cleaning, whether it needs it or not.
 

LeftyTom

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At the risk of sounding cheap (though that is not readily frowned upon): why not enclose the shop porch? or were you thinking of something larger?
 

Rob

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I'm still there, started on another wall this week, waiting for drywall mud to dry, why do I always miss spots.

I've been working on one section of wall at a time, repair, paint, then build what's going on it or in front of it. I'll be glad once it's done.
 

Glennbear

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Trust me Phillip, you are not alone in having a cluttered and/or overcrowded shop.:no: The size of the structure has little bearing on the interior condition since my 24x24 shop is pretty dang cluttered right now. :gar-La; I think that is the thermodynamic law Bas mentioned. :wsmile:
 

TBradley190

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Tim
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Dang!...I thought woodshop and clutter went together like peas and carrots. Well atleast in my shop!

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Kudos Phillip!
Safety first, at whatever the cost!
It takes an effort for some of us (I lead the way in this one) to TRY to keep things manageable mess wise. Some people are gifted in organizational skills. I AM NOT ONE Of THEM!
Frustration builds, ADD takes over, and I have got to walk away for a while... argh~
Good luck. Learn lots and if you do a really good job you might find a market for that skill.
 

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The problem is that people think of WWing stuff as a solid. It is not. It is a gas. And as such it expands to fill the space allotted. If you doubled - or tripled the size of your shop, it would still be cluttered. :eusa_thin
And also like a gas, there is more activity when it is warmer. :gar-Bi
 

JackLeg

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I have decided that there is a law, written or unwritten, that applies to woodworking shops. (EXCEPT Alan in Little Washington!!:nah:) that ANY horizontal surface WILL gather "stuff!" :icon_thum Mine sure does, from the floor, (HS) to benches (HS) to my work surfaces (HS) so I've just resigned to living with it!!:wsmile:

I DO attempt to keep the clutter to a level that I don't trip over anything, since that was my last accident of any significance!

Good luck, Phillip!! :wsmile:
 

FredP

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dont worry little buddy.:nah: so long as ur tall enough to see over it u'll be fine!:rotflm:
 

Mike Davis

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You must have some powerful arms to be able to throw all that stuff in there like that.
 

lottathought

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I miss my mess.. :cry_smile

Our house is on the market. And the shop has to stay clean for showings.
Not to mention most of my tools are in storage.

I will be saw dustless until I have a new home. And I can not make any more messes for a while.

Enjoy your messes... want mine back:dontknow:
 

jhreed

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james
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ok, you win. You win. Your shop is messier than mine. What is with the crutches in the left foreground. Are they required to get around in the shop?
James
 

PChristy

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Phillip
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wanna do mine next??:swoon:
Anytime you are ready brother

At the risk of sounding cheap (though that is not readily frowned upon): why not enclose the shop porch? or were you thinking of something larger?

I am thinking about putting a rail around the porch and roof it but not close it in - I do want a bigger shop at least a 16x20

Kudos Phillip!
Safety first, at whatever the cost!
It takes an effort for some of us (I lead the way in this one) to TRY to keep things manageable mess wise. Some people are gifted in organizational skills. I AM NOT ONE Of THEM!
Frustration builds, ADD takes over, and I have got to walk away for a while... argh~
Good luck. Learn lots and if you do a really good job you might find a market for that skill.

I have been in that market - I worked construction for 6 years - I don't want to go back

dont worry little buddy.:nah: so long as ur tall enough to see over it u'll be fine!:rotflm:

Thing is bro - I am shrinking more the older I get - I use to be 5'9" now I am 5'71/2" sinch I have 3 vertabraes fused together

I miss my mess.. :cry_smile Enjoy your messes... want mine back:dontknow:

Hope u get it back soon

ok, you win. You win. Your shop is messier than mine. What is with the crutches in the left foreground. Are they required to get around in the shop?
James

Those belong to my son Sir Gracenot - he is forever getting hurt on the football field
 

sushinutnc

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Mike
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I have decided that there is a law, written or unwritten, that applies to woodworking shops. (EXCEPT Alan in Little Washington!!:nah:) that ANY horizontal surface WILL gather "stuff!"
I have been investigating this Law myself. I suppose the first thing in understanding you have a problem is admitting you have a problem. (BTW--- I actually CLEANED my workbench down to a bare surface... nothing.... nada... on there... during some warm spell in February.)
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PChristy

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Phillip
Re: uhh guys I have a big mess

I have been investigating this Law myself. I suppose the first thing in understanding you have a problem is admitting you have a problem. (BTW--- I actually CLEANED my workbench down to a bare surface... nothing.... nada... on there... during some warm spell in February.)
workbench7.jpg


Hey Mike I bet you where in the Boy Scouts weren't you - you use whatever you have to get the job done - I like your props for your drying - I have some of those also:gar-Bi
 

sushinutnc

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Mike
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Hey Mike I bet you where in the Boy Scouts weren't you - you use whatever you have to get the job done - I like your props for your drying - I have some of those also:gar-Bi
I confess I was the most highly decorated Cub Scout in my Pack. I looked like a 10 year old banana republic dictator/general with all those ribbons and medals all over the uniform. I only made it through 2 meetings of Boy Scouts however. :dontknow:
 
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