How Neat Is Your Shop?

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:13 am

I can plead guilty to the messy shop. I have a place for everything but nothing is in its' place.
I have noticed that when I make a place for something and put it away I forget where the place is and end up not being able to find it. When your stuff just covers the workbench all you have to do is step back and scan the area to find what you want. Much easier system :idea:
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:31 am

I usually will clean up only when it become dangerous to even work in there! Yesterday, I was standing on one foot to operate my table saw!! :nono: :fear: :funny: :devil: Time to clean up...........tomorrow maybe. ;)
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:41 pm

Matt and Dev,, both of your shops look like mine... AFTER I clean it up.. mine is such a mess.. The big problem is I paid for most of what is in there, and can't bring myself to throw it away.. too cheap..

Greg L
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No, I won't post a photo,, too embarassing.
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland


Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:22 pm

My shop is the cellar right now. I have to think about it before I post any current photos.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:46 pm

LsFarm wrote:Matt and Dev,, both of your shops look like mine... AFTER I clean it up.. mine is such a mess.. The big problem is I paid for most of what is in there, and can't bring myself to throw it away.. too cheap..

Greg L
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No, I won't post a photo,, too embarassing.


C'mon Greg, post a few pics your shop is cool! :)
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:06 pm

Finally cleaned up:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: kootch88 On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:17 pm

This is a great thread. LMAO

My shop has enough space for me to get my wheelchair through. I have power tools on both sides and when I need one of them I clear a spot in front of it. Four times a year I organize it so it will be clean for the rest of my life. It works for maybe two or three projects. Before I even get to the tools I have to wind my way through the ATV's, jumper cables and other "must have debris". I guess I have just enough junk on the floor to make my life difficult! :lol:
kootch88
 
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Lehigh

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:45 pm

Ain't nobody got me beat! :P My shop ain't messy, I just need more space.

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:48 pm

Cap wrote:Ain't nobody got me beat! :P My shop ain't messy, I just need more space.


Does look pretty neat there cap
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:53 pm

Matthaus wrote:The garage was supposed to be for working on cars, oh well the coal burner rehab clinic has taken over!



I can still see the floor, looks to me like you can fit a few more projects in there .. BTW hows the boiler going ? :poke:
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:58 pm

My main workshop is in the barn... 35'x70' and 2 floors of hay, farm animals, wood/dirt floors, with tools/parts everywhere and no electricity so "clean" is literally impossible. My basement shop is clean, all together I have 50 feet of 3-4' deep workbenches plus a 6' pegboard and shelves under the benches. When I have a project I spend a few hours organizing everything so it's easy to work in. When the project is underway it looks like a nuke went off. I own 5 of each commonly used size wrench and socket for a reason, it takes too long to search for a wrench when I'm working.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:20 am

That's really my problem.....Lack of room. My shop is about 10'x10' & just not big enough. (at least that's my excuse de jour!) :lol:
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: kootch88 On: Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:49 am

It is my wife's fault mine is so messy. She is always borrowing my tools and never putting them in their proper place. At least that is what I always say.
kootch88
 
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Lehigh

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:52 am

kootch88 wrote:It is my wife's fault mine is so messy. She is always borrowing my tools and never putting them in their proper place. At least that is what I always say.


I agree! (come to think of it......I think it is your wife's fault that MY shop is so messy too!) :lol:
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: How Neat Is Your Shop?

PostBy: tozz On: Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:20 pm

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as you can see it's pretty neat and clean. i make furniture as a hobby . the last stage is the finishing, so i have to clean up. i no longer save bits and pieces of this and that hoping that i might need it in the future. aside from tools, anything that isn't seasonal that i don't use in six months gets chucked
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