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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by yonahrr, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. yonahrr
    Joined: Feb 27, 2010
    Posts: 1,349


    Hi, I'm Jerry. You might know me from the Giant Speedster Project. Well, I was working in my shop today and it occurred to me that my workbench was really cool. Check out my pictures. What's your workbench look like?

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  2. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,737


    I would if I could find it!
  3. barry wny
    Joined: Dec 31, 2009
    Posts: 451

    barry wny

    Every time I run out of room I make another work space. Now no room for more tables, I have them all piled with crap. The welding table has a trans spread out on it, I welded the kid's exhaust up on my junk knees on the floor because of that. I gotta do something different. Good thing I don't have friends to make fun of me.
  4. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    This was my EXACT thought when i read the title...
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  5. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217


    A guy said to me: "it's not that you have too much stuff, it is more like you have run out of horizontal surfaces".

    I say: "parts washer tanks should never have a flat cover; it should look like a 12-12 pitch roof"

    Try balancing piles of stuff on the front hood of a VW bug. Yes, It can be done...
  6. patman
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
    Posts: 541


  7. iamflashman
    Joined: May 11, 2007
    Posts: 146


    Here is proof you can do a frameoff restoration in a 2 car garage in a suburban neighborhood:

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  8. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
    Posts: 811


    i am too embarased of the mess!
  9. fosheezie
    Joined: Nov 11, 2010
    Posts: 72

    from las vegas

    you must be single to able to get away with those antics.. or have a very understanding woman lol
  10. What is the normal word in conjuction with cluster? It's not trashed or cluttered. Has nothing to do with oil viscocity, or maybe it does.
  11. I had to clean mine off to use it today. So true!!!

  12. Kustom Kid 53
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 188

    Kustom Kid 53

    HAHA i cleaned off the work bench and put that stuff on top of parts washer.
  13. Chevy Gasser
    Joined: Jan 23, 2007
    Posts: 692

    Chevy Gasser

    Mine used to look like that,..............I built a new shop.
  14. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,475


    I have two benches. Unfortunately, both of them are knocked down right now, and in a friends basement. And I kept them organized, just like my six toolboxes. CANNOT work in a mess. For me it's "a place for everything, and everything in its place".
    Pix later, I hope.
  15. noxided
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 780


    1963 Lincoln trunk
  16. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 2,866

    from Rome NY

    Im with all you guys, I cant see or get to any of mine. Winter took its toll on cleaning the shop, we packed ourselves in like rats. I just put a car lift in, so it feels like i have even less room. I'd do some spring cleaning, but business just exploded and i got no time to clean. Why clean when i have a car that needs work?

    By the way, scrap is up right now. Thats where most of my clutter is going...
  17. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

    At the end of everyday I put up all my tools and clean my work table and usually blow the shop floor out. Always makes it nice to come in the next day to find a clean work area

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    IMG_4567.jpg Ya see, I have this flat bed on my truck for a reason, it's a great workbench.
  19. I'm in with the rest of the crowd, I can only see the legs.
  20. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 930


    theres a couple work benches in there... somewhere...

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  21. If you can see the bench you are not working hard enough , I clean as I go but it just seems to build up. Rob.
  22. Had to pull the rear out of the 40.......

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  23. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,293


    Finally, a competition I may be good at!

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  24. SlmLrd
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 990

    from DAGO

    Here all along I thought I was a messy garage guy, whew! Im relieved to see Im not the only one. My area is always a mess.. Not only can I find everything, but I can see everything at the same time!! This is one half.

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  25. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    no pics right at the moment, but i can tell you what it looks like.its clean. im kinda anal about everything in its place.ive got 2 work benches and a paint table and they all are as clean and neat. my shelfs are super organized.and im constantly working on something.ive got 5 projects going on now and its all pretty well neat.i do spend alot of time cleaning, i cant help it.
  26. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,722


    Here goes, everything has a place and everything is in its place. Only 20' x 20' (6m x 6m). You can't see the body rotisserie, engine and transmission stands and engine hoist.

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  27. Cymro
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
    Posts: 671


    My shed is in a similar state of untidiness, but why are we males constantly pestered to tidy up when we can locate most things effortlessly, perhaps having to move an item or two, when the complainant indoors can't find things having tidied up, and relocated them several times, quite often in the direction of the shed.
  28. 73super
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 778


    I'm amazed at those who can keep clean shops. I am not one of them when I'm working on a project. Don't see how people can do it. I'd be spending more time futzin' with where everything goes than working on the project. My shops a real mess right now.

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  29. Love the wood on the walls!
  30. A clean bench is a site to behold, I have never been able to keep mine free of stuff. At work, the boss usually looks out in the shop , finds the guy with the clean bench and gives him the work. I must look real busy.:rolleyes:

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