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My shop is a one car garague. That car better be small! Today, after two months of neglect, I decided to clean my shop.
Actually, I decided to make room. I decided to box up any tool or item I did not need and store it for my kids inheritance. I literally have about fifty screw drivers flat head and phillips, and some wierd specialized shape. They are long, short, stubb, thin, thick, and tiny. I have parts of two separate jewelers screwdriver sets. All I need is one each, one short, one narrow, one wide, and one set of jewelers drivers. All the rest went into a box, crash, bang, thump.
The screwdrivers were followed by wrenches. I selected seven wrenches that do about anything I can imagine, plus cutters and wire strippers. About twenty more went crash, thump, bam into the box.
Followed by drill bits. Seventy five plus drill bits! I saved seven. The rest went gingle, jangle, thump. Well, except the forrester bits and router bits, and some I inherited from my parents I just cannot decide what they are for, really wierd shaped.
Why do I need eleven drill tightners? thump. I need only two.
Screws and nails. I never knew I had so many in so many different containers. I just cannot force myself to get rid of any nail or screw, so I just stored them a little neater.
Speaking of messes, Flex shaft tools laying literally everywhere. Gather, seek, find, gather some more. What's under this shop rag, that bit of wood, these papers? Files, more screws, more wrenches, more screwdrivers, and some flex shaft tools - and a small hand held dremil type cheapo that barely works, one woodburning iron my youongest daughter left (her husband recently bought her another), and a soldering iron. Solder, flus and millions of bits of scrap wood rounded out the find.
Finally things are getting uncluttered enough for me to vacuum the floor and workbench top. FIlled up the shop vac, dumped it, undid a clog where it had picked up to large a bit of wood, and started filling it up again - only with more suction this time now it is dumped and unclogged. The mess, why can't they make a shop vac where you do not get stuff everywhere when you open it?
All day Saturday, my Saturday - your Friday. Did I get through? "NOOOOooooooo".
I still see things everywhere that need packing up or throwing away, or just streightening. Noormally I like to keep the shop neat and clean - how did it get in this shape?
But I have to work on my hobby sometime.
Found these metal things that you anchor a nail in sheetrock with, with nail attached - tightly. Huh, I need tuners for the first build since I robbed them for my second build. These look like they would make great tuners. Fill the tuner holes with wood putty and let it dry, ream out a new hole just large enough to fit a "tuner so it is tight enough to be hard to turn.
My, these screws are just right to finish attaching the preamp into the latest build. What am I going to do with this radio I tried to make an amp out of - a failure. But the radio part somehow still works!
Why do I have ten rolls of masking tape and five of electrical tape. This can of liquid electric tape had dried solid, so has this tube of Gurilla GLue, and this can of wood putty.
Why do I have the heads off croquet mallats? to go along with the six badmitton rackets I guess.
I'm tired so I guess I will just quit and play with my CBG. After all that is why I started all this, to play with the guitar and learn how to play it. I wonder when those amp parts will get here so I can try and make a mini amp?
No, no,, no concentrate, just relax and play already!