I finished my Winter (inside) projects but it is a little cool to work out in the shop today. I started cleaning the Art studio/machine shop/fruit room and all purpose room today. It has become Christmas in April. (no offense I hope). So many things from earlier times and projects.
One item I have saved for 53 years is a pair of headlight lenses I made from Mom's refrigerator shelves. One broke and I realized a good use for it and patiently waited for the other one to break.
Next I found some tooling I made for some projects but can't remember what.
I won't mention stuff I brought myself to throw away. Some forum members may identify with rediscovering items from the past. Do I need to utilize the Therapist from a previous post?
Rich, that last picture is the best....or is that a painting? Hard to tell.
Charles, that's baaaaad...
I'm envious.Wish l would have saved more stuff.Also wish was there,with a beer drinkin'stool handy,to sit and admire it all.
I thought I was a hoarder then I married one. Now if I haven't touched or used it in 35 years I evaluate whether I need to hang on to it, then I move it where my wife can't see it anymore.
Now that's what I call Organization! I wish mine looked that good
James, that's how some guys decide about their wives too!
I agree Jim. I see at least a few hours of Q & A with a nice beer and a barstool, about everything I see in the photo.
Thanks Keith. It is a photo.
I guess it has been worth while to make shelves and cabinets for stuff. I still worry what will become of it all. It is fun to have around and whenever i build a car or do a painting much of it comes in handy.
Now that looks more familiar lol
"Where did I lay that tool down at?"
I do agree it looks more inviting in the "Working"
mode. I like the machinist's chest.
more working shop photo
more fun in my shop
some would call it "junk"...others see "organized clutter" .... I however see " the stuff dreams are made of"
It is definitely "clutter" but I only showed one corner of one of my work shops. I have more in an outside tent, and I even have a sailboat on the water. I think there might be a "heaven on Earth." If anybody wants to see more of my stuff, if it doesn't rain tomorrow, I'll take some more pictures.
Richard - What's the backstory on the headlight lenses? Were they clear when you made them?
The tool consisting of the two pieces of bar stock with three bolts threaded through them looks suspiciously like a homemade door hinge pin remover to me. Model A and T closed car door hinge pins are notoriously difficult to remove. The pictured tool locks over the hinge and the center bolt pushes the bottom of the pin up enough to be driven out with a sturdy drift. Could that possibly have been its function in life for you?
Now I don't feel so bad bout my shop that looks like it was stirred with a stick.
Dan, Yes they were mostly clear plastic until the sun got to them.
Marshal, probably not a pin remover but ?
Always fun to see other work areas.
Shucks I'll join in here....
you keep the stuff just in case you need it later and than 50 years later you have a 40x60 foot garage full of treasured memories.
I don't want to lose my status as a "REAL" car guy for cleaning up a corner of the basement after 20 some years. So I am posting a couple photos of the garage as is.
If any of you fellas need help hauling off some of that old "junk" to clean up your shop, let me know. I wouldnt even charge you. My wife would kill me because mine looks just like that. Only difference is I dont have as much cool "junk"
Now I feel I am not alone with my stuff.
Arnold, Nice shop. I'd really like to see a picture of the sailboat if there was a T around it somewhere. What model of Miller is that little welder. I've been thinking of replacing my mammoth DialArc for something smaller to I have more room.
Thanks Gary and Richard for the shop pictures. Always interesting to see other shops!
Getting a picture of the T near the sailboat will take some planning, they travel in different circles so to speak. The blue welder is a Harbor Freight Flux wire feed. I use lincoln wire, you get less splatter than Harbor Freight wire.
D0 I have enough?