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Offline mickwinf

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clean workshop
« on: February 21, 2021, 03:03:56 PM »
i have just spent several days tidying and re-organising my workshop and very tidy it looks. thing is, i know as soon as i start working on anything, however small the place will be a mess again as i am such a messy worker. Who out there is like me or are you all super clean when in the garage?
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Offline Johnwebley

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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 03:12:19 PM »
Not super tidy. But cleanish

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Offline Rozabikes Tim

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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 03:16:18 PM »
I too am a messy git but this morning popped in (in a  socially distanced manner) to see my mates GS1000 "Wes Cooley Rep" that he has nearly finished. Bike very nice and garage spotless. Makes ya sick! I know that ultimately it is the best way to work and saves time as a result. Sure it wont change me though as I'm too impatient!
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....

Offline Macabethiele (Ted)

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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 03:51:23 PM »
When I tidy up I end up not being able to find anything that I need - even though all special tools go into one of only two places. I then spend twice as much time as the tidying up took looking for what I want !

That said its untidy rather than dirty most of the time - because I use my garage as intended - a sort of deconstructed workshop. lol
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Offline taysidedragon

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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 04:02:02 PM »
My garage/workshop is fairly untidy, but I know where everything is (most of the time!)

When it gets too bad I have a blitz and tidy it up. The sawdust and metal swarf get swept up before they get ankle deep and I've even been known to empty the bin! 🔧👍
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Offline Laverda Dave

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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 04:41:31 PM »
I try to keep my garage tidy now and following insulating it to make it a nice place to work (and to drink tea whilst scoffing a fig roll or two!). I actually wipe down and put the tools away after a spannering session. My drum kit is in there and set up so when things go wrong I take the frustration out on those!
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Offline Johnny4428

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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 10:17:21 PM »
A kindred spirit Dave, my drum kit is set up in the shed where my bikes are stored. I also like to wipe everything down and store all tools away so that next session I know where everything is.



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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 02:52:33 PM »
My wife thinks the garage is in chaos, probably because she can't find her pruning shears (that she put away), as long as she can find her mower and jet washer I don't know what she has to complain about.  As long as I know where most of my stuff is, its all good as far as I'm concerned, also as I age I've become much better at putting tools away when I've finished a job.

At one end of the spectrum you have the truly OCD with an accurate silhouette of every tool on the wall and pegs to hang them on. Good luck with the drill bits and allen keys. At the other end is abject chaos -probably a young me in my corrugated iron shed fit that bill. I am now somewhere squarely in the middle - apparent chaos but actually fairly organised. I have separate tool boxes for metric and imperial  tools, for example, and a mental picture of where most things are.

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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 07:08:10 PM »
I ventured out to the workshop garage today and it smelt of damp and was pretty cold in there despite the lovely weather that we are having, but I put the heater on and had a tidy up, it tends to get messy in there as I don't hang about in there when I have finished a job.
I keep my tools in designated tool boxes, plumbing, electrical, general building, and mechanical, though all the spanners are hung up and the sockets sets are in their boxes and piled up on a shelf.
Thank goodness for the new garage which is the ground floor of our two story extension and stays nice and warm, the Honda lives in there and is very happy, I am happier with it now that it no longer has condensation running down the engine.

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Offline mike the bike

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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 01:21:38 PM »
It looked like a good day for a ride on the 400 but the bike hasn't run for months.  It didn't start although it was trying to.  I drained the fuel from the tank and poured it in my wife's car and filled it with fresh juice.  After a few prods of the starter titty it awoke from its slumbers, and before long, it was ticking over on all four, filling the shed with smoke.  I didn't get to go out on it but the next sunny day the bike will be ready for it.
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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 03:45:08 PM »
With all this talk of clean workshops, I decided to have a go at mine.  This is the woodwork shop at the end of the garden, not where I keep the bike.  I spent a very therapeutic hour or so putting tools away, sorting through off cuts of wood, I  repaired the Henry (replaced the switch), and vacuumed up several bins of sawdust from under the saw table and the router table.  I haven't finished but it looks like a lot more pleasant working environment

Where's that 10mm socket got to?

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Re: clean workshop
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 04:28:20 PM »
My garage is rarely clean and tidy, but it doesn't matter how untidy it becomes, I know exactly where everything is, once tidied up, I lose things.
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