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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 08racer, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
    Posts: 798

    from Gilbert AZ

    While trying to solve a small issue, I looked over at the work bench tonight and wondered... am I the only one with ADD on here that doodles on the workbench? I might have a roadster problem.

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  2. Need more tools,carbs in parts,maybe some oily trans parts for motor vation:).
  3. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,275

    King ford
    from 08302

    Greetings 08racer!....I pretty much gave up doodling more than 40 years ago when the state of NJ released me from my elementary and high school education!..although I have made scale drawings of mechanical structures and scale models of suspension components!
  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,103


    That's awesome.
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  5. MO_JUNK
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,012

    from Rolla, Mo.

    Very nice. Sadly there's no room to doodle on my workbenches.
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  6. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 3,200


    My work bench is just for working. I use graph paper for doodling that way the scale stays accurate.
    I guess my training in mechanical drawing brings that out.
    I got busted many times in high school drawing cars and engines when I was supposed to be listening to a teacher.
  7. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 394

    from Motown

    I can barely see the top of my bench. I have a clear spot about 18" wide and 10" deep.
  8. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 3,366

    sloppy jalopies

    Not on the workbench,
    but I worked for GE for many years, the boys in the toolroom wounld't
    touch any "government jobs" without a print... I took a rudimentary blue print reading class there and learned how to scratch out a usable print...
    I have 3 clipboards filled with many good ideas and even more not so good ideas...
    often I get pretty deep into a project only to find it will not work...
    I plotted out a system where you lift your toes against a small panel cut out of the subrail under the back 1/4 of the door, this hits a belcrank turning push to pull and unlatches the bear paw latches... drew 20 prints of different parts only to realize that there is little or no extra room in '30 coupe doors for the bear paws... might work better on a roadster ?
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  9. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,613


    I keep my hot rod doodling strictly for office meetings!

    ...those are nice BTW.

    ~ Carl
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  10. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 836

    wheeltramp brian

    20191213_080801.jpg 20191212_154703.jpg At work yesterday.tiredof of doing metalwork
  11. All horizontal surfaces in my shop are covered with important parts or tools for immediate use. A bare square foot or two will get covered overnight. You're just showing off.....
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  12. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
    Posts: 798

    from Gilbert AZ

    A couple of those may have been drawn while on a conf call.

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  13. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
    Posts: 798

    from Gilbert AZ

    I have ocd so anytime there is something on top of the work bench it really bothers me. Just like if a tool is not in the right place.

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  14. All in fun, no offense intended.
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  15. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 3,714

    from Berry, AL

    Wish I could see my table. It's covered up with stuff I need, but don't need right this minute, so I'll set it here where I'll know where it's at, so when I get ready for it, I can spend half a day looking for what I know I have but don't have a clue where it is because I put it there so I could find it when I wanted it!

    I'm sure no one else has that problem.....
  16. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 452


    BamaMav hit the nail on the head. I have "Opposite OCD"...nothing bothers me and things just pile up. I can't remember the last time I saw the top of my workbench, hell, I don't know if I've EVER seen it. Chaos and disorder are the norm in my garage:eek:
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  17. ...I doodle a lot but not on my workbench;...mostly on wood boards...all these are 4 sale
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  18. TJohn
    Joined: Dec 13, 2019
    Posts: 9


    Wow, rusty1
    Just Awesome.
    Wish I could draw.
    I got 10 thumbs.
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  19. Im like that at work, I'm a jeweler.
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  20. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 948


    My bench is so messy, I cant even find a place to set down my beer......and I dont even drink.
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  21. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,426

    from Raytown Mo

    I might write a general reminder on it but it’s gone when I re paint the bench every 6-12 months.

    you can only clean it so clean.

    so yes, I fall into that ocd camp. I’ll doodle while on the phone but if it’s in the shop I’ve got pads of scratch paper to use.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2019
  22. I do scribbles out in the shop once in a while, but mostly I just look at my cars and the stuff on the walls....
  23. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,043


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    Joined: Jun 3, 2018
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  25. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,797

    ramblin dan

    One of my work benches have so much old dried grease and grime I could probably etch a masterpiece in it with a screwdriver.
  26. Thanks fer the compliments guys...
  27. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,003

    from NKy

    Damn Dude ! You are top-shelf , front row at my place . (Rusty 1 )
  28. Rusty J
    Joined: Nov 25, 2019
    Posts: 22

    Rusty J

    What did you use to add color to your doodles on the boards? Not gonna lie-- I may steal your idea of drawing on wood as a possible project idea for my art classes (I teach)
  29. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 614

    Shutter Speed

    Inherited this sign (and mindset) from my DOM’s shop. Not proud of it, but I know where everything is. I do have clear fab and assembly tables...they’re covered with dimensions and phone #s. E244E935-6B13-47C6-ACEA-0B4A64C69401.jpeg 133C1703-1247-4CCC-AA96-FE5948F66AB3.jpeg
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