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How messy is your shop?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ahawes, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. RatPin
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 574


    I try and keep mine fairly clean. I find it helps me think more clearly if my workspace is somewhat organized and free of a bunch of crap I'm not currently using. If I put a solid 8 hours in the shop on a day, I probably do a few mini cleans every few hours depending on the mess I'm making.

    Now that my cars are all together and drivable it's much cleaner. I also have the luxury of having the shop attached to a huge barn with upstairs storage, so if it starts to get out of hand I can put some stuff upstairs in my "parts dept."
  2. HighSpeed LowDrag
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
    Posts: 968

    HighSpeed LowDrag
    from Houston

    At home - it's a wreck. Don't even want to think about it.

    At work - We have 26,000 sq. ft. It's better, as in not messy, but it takes alot more work to keep it "presentable". I still lose more stuff at work than I do at home. Still can't figure that out.
  3. bigdog
    Joined: Oct 30, 2002
    Posts: 632


    My shop right now is an organized disaster area. Looks like crap but I know where everything is. The problem is ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag. Might get worse too, I've got a line on a valve griding machine and on a 1946 Caddy flathead. Don't know where they'd go but if the price is right I'll find a spot.
  4. One messy, one tidy. My problem is that I put my welder in the shop that is the clean one (cause it had 220 power already). So, I wind up dragging my crap from where I do most of my work over to the other shop so I can weld it. Thankfully, I'm no big time fabricator but I know I'm gonna have to change it at some point and put in bigger electrical so I can do it in either.
  5. zeke1270
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 187

    from Alberta

    I used the "move stuff from one side of the garage to the other" method of cleaning for a long time Also did not like throwing anything out. Finally attacted it full out, compete make over in the last couple months, have to admit, I like it better now.
  6. phoenix5x
    Joined: Dec 26, 2007
    Posts: 241

    from Ohio

    Mine is so messy....31 model A project, remodeling 2 bathrooms, and building a bed wood kit for my 55 Chevy truck that's headin to the LSR...

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  7. I can say firsthand because I've been there, Fatback's shop is nowhere NEAR the mess mine is, it just looks that way because it's filled with awesome.
  8. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,955

    from Michigan

    No comment!...:eek::eek::eek:
  9. boo
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
    Posts: 557

    from stuart,fl.

    i clear mine and pickup when i run out of tools, then i have more tools than will fit in the drawers, never enough 7/16, 1/2, 9/16 wrenches so i get more at flea markets, probily have at least 10+ of each somewere. never let anyone cleanup for you, friend tried to help by cleaning my shop in 1987, i still havent found some of my parts...
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    I'm shoveling all this sh*t out and dragging it to the swap meets to make room for my 47.
    The sprint car guys have ruined me! I can't work in this mess anymore.....
  11. I forgot to add a pic of mine. If you are at all squeemish, please divert your eyes....

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  12. ESGEE
    Joined: Feb 25, 2013
    Posts: 606

    from Sweden

    Its a total mess, after moving in a hurry and leaving a club it just overload. But im started a making the garage twise as big...
    There is two bikes and allot of bike and carparts in that pile...

    Allmost impossable to any work like it is now...
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2013
  13. Oilcan Harry
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 906

    Oilcan Harry
    from INDY

    Its too painful to talk about...........
  14. 1oldracer
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 195


  15. flamintruck
    Joined: May 5, 2010
    Posts: 39

    from Alabama

    This is my storage building. Shop not much better.

  16. lanny haas
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 560

    lanny haas
    from Phoenix AZ

    sometims its easer to just go get another wrench than look for the one I just had...When I get down to the adjustable wrenchs thats when I go on the tool hunt..
  17. I've done some minor house keeping(?) in the shop and it's a lot cleaner. HRP
  18. flamintruck
    Joined: May 5, 2010
    Posts: 39

    from Alabama

    Here is my shop today[​IMG]. Actually it is somewhat clean right now.
  19. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,541


    One time I was backing my '46 out and some neighborhood kids stopped to watch. One kid looked in the garage and said "What happened in there?"......

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