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    On Mama's day I cleaned my shop, rearranged most of it and now, cripes, I'm keeping it clean.
    It must be something to do with the Mama's day cleaning.
    It has been almost two weeks and I still sweep the floor when I'm done dusting the scroll saw, lathe and bench tops.
    I'm not sure I want to get over this. It's kind of nice.
    It doesn't have anything to do with "getting in touch with my female side". The last time I did that she sucker punched me and rode off on a Harley.
    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
    Desert Woodcrafters
    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

  • #2
    Clean is easy, Organized is another ball of wax!
    I am jealous,
    Rolf
    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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    • #3
      A clean shop is a much safer shop. I find when my shop is at it's cleanest is also when I am most productive, as i can find everything lickety split.
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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      • #4
        I also cleaned and organized my shop this past spring, what a great feeling to walk up to a cabinet and find the tool I want without looking for 1/2 hours, it was bad before.

        Arthur

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        • #5
          I would clean my shop if I could find the broom, vacuum cleaner, dust pan, etc...
          Chuck D


          When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
          Jean De La Bruyere...

          l
          Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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          • #6
            When I finally got mine clean I had found I had 7 dremel type tools, told my wife I needed on for each day of the week, no she didn't buy that excuse, down to 4 total now I think. Havn't cleaned the shop at our other house yet so may have a few there. I do like being able to find stuff real fast and I am keeping it clean.

            Arthur

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            • #7
              Yeah, I noticed that too, the being able to find stuff.
              I'm really liking it. Must be a late midlife thing.
              Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



              StephenD


              The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
              Desert Woodcrafters
              Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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              • #8
                Ok, you know the rules. No pics, didn't happen. Sorry to bust you like that, but a clean shop is a rare beast and no one is gonna believe you have one without some proof.

                Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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                • #9
                  I agree NPDH....
                  Last edited by wood-n-things; 05-25-2012, 08:23 AM.
                  "Still Montana Mike"

                  "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                  Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                  • #10
                    Wish I had before pictures, it was BAAAAAAAD, Got plenty of room to work now and carts for moving smaller equipment around and they fit under the counter for easy access and storage. Wood racks store about 150 board ft of wood and I can find the piece I want even.

                    Arthur
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                    • #11
                      There is a lot to be said for organized chaos … which is what I have....

                      Nice looking shop....

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                      • #12
                        I just keep up on the debris as is happen. If I am doing some routing, that gets cleaned up as soon as I am done. If I am scrolling all day, at the end I vacuum up that area before I leave the shop. I like to start off my day with a clean shop. Tools always get put away when I am done with them too. Many times I know what I am going to start off with the next day and I will get that all ready to go before I leave the shop for the day. I like to hit the ground running.

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                        • #13
                          I did post photos. They are in another thread.
                          Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                          StephenD


                          The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                          Desert Woodcrafters
                          Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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