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How many people here walk into your shop, if you have one and scream.:eek:

I haven't needed to work in my shop all year due to mostly being in other peoples houses remodeling. However my shop is for cabinet making, car repairs and general manly mayhem after hours.

I just went out there, started the wood stove up and realized I will need to spend the entire day or more clearing out the rubble/disorganization and general chaos that has occurred.

I can't find the floor!:cry:

I may take a picture of this as I am not sure I ever have let it get so totally destroyed before. I actually restored my 1946 jeep in there only a few years ago and at the moment building a bird house would be a challenge.
 

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You are not kidding.

I just found the table saw. I'm pretty sure there are some work benches too.
 

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Don't get me started

My shop is a bomb right now.

A week from lock up and I have stuff in there that has been waiting to go into my home for 5 years.
 

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My shop is perfection. Everything has a place and a place for everything. Except for my son's corner. He didn't sweep up after his last trial attempting to make a bench... and I do believe he didn't put away all his hand tools. No cookie for him tonight by golly!
 

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I have been milling so much azek for house trim parts that my shop is covered with white dust. I have a two more oval window casings to make and then I will open my overhead door and blow the dust out the door.

I wish I could keep my shop clean and organized like a real cabinet shop but I am afraid this will never happen :no:

Dave
 

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I haven't had any cabinet jobs in a few months. The assembly table is nearest to the door-------------
----I've got an hour of watching my helper clean up before I start the next shop job!!!!!!



Helpers are nice to have ( except on pay day)
 

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I always say you can tell how busy I am by the condition of my shop. When I am busy, it becomes a mess. I don't do a lot of work in mine though. Its mostly storage for tools and materials.
 

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I'm in my shop every day. And I mean M-sun. I cleaned it up about a week ago and it is still in good condition. Before that it was a disaster area. I no longer need to scream.
 

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It's all your fault its clean. You owe me an hour and a half of my life back. :laughing:
 

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That happens in my shop sometimes. Here is a photo of what it looked like the last time it was totally trashed and then to make it worse I dumped the entire contents of my trailer in there.

Beat this::whistling
Holy crap Bass, my shop is neat as a pin compared to that.

I often have customers tell me you can tell how good a carpenter is by how clean his truck and job site is. You might not want to let your customers see that picture :no:
 

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My shop, office, and spray booth I keep clean. The two car outbuilding I use for home projects is a disaster. I know what one of my winter projects is ....
 

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That happens in my shop sometimes. Here is a photo of what it looked like the last time it was totally trashed and then to make it worse I dumped the entire contents of my trailer in there.

Beat this::whistling
Thanks Bass, don't feel quite so bad anymore:laughing: Once cleaned up, mine stays pretty good most of the winter because I'm in there most everyday working. It's when I'm working outside dragging the odd assortment of tools in and out, winter projects getting set here and there where I can find room is when it get out of control.
 

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Holy crap Bass, my shop is neat as a pin compared to that.

I often have customers tell me you can tell how good a carpenter is by how clean his truck and job site is. You might not want to let your customers see that picture :no:
With that logic I am a fantastic woodworker at some points and can barely hammer a nail at others:laughing:
 
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