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Old 01-13-21, 03:57 PM
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Organized my shop

My wife and I started a week ago, cleaning the basement (there's a story to that), that got me motivated to do what I've wanted to do for the 20 years I've been in this house. I also had a collection of pegboard holders I wanted to use. Put up pegboard (12 ft of it) added some parts from Home Depot, added 3/4" finish grade plywood to extend my work table (that's a re-purposed 3ft x 6ft butcher block former kitchen table as the base. Started collecting all the tools that were stashed away in no order in assorted tool boxes (10 tape measures, 7 levels of ​​​​​​assorted sizes, 2 caulk guns, 3 hacksaws, you get the picture), etc....Going to get some more holders, hammer holders, trays etc... to improve a bit. It's great.

That was a blank cinderblock wall where the pegboard is now.

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How many levels does one man need?
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Respectfully, I say very neat and organized.

But then I think, "I hope that's not where he's leaving that vise, because, "how will he install a freewheel removal tool and spin a stuck freewheel?". And, "what if he has to pop a tight cotter pin?"

Then I count 6 levels and ask, isn't real estate valuable in New York so why not use it for valuable items like bicycles???
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Nice start, but you need more duct tape and WD40.
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Where's the before picture?
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Originally Posted by JonnyHK View Post
How many levels does one man need?
Hey, now! He's got his racing level, his trainer, his single bubble, his around town level, his hybrid level and his off-road level.
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
My wife and I started a week ago, cleaning the basement (there's a story to that), that got me motivated to do what I've wanted to do for the 20 years I've been in this house. I also had a collection of pegboard holders I wanted to use. Put up pegboard (12 ft of it) added some parts from Home Depot, added 3/4" finish grade plywood to extend my work table (that's a re-purposed 3ft x 6ft butcher block former kitchen table as the base. Started collecting all the tools that were stashed away in no order in assorted tool boxes (10 tape measures, 7 levels of ​​​​​​assorted sizes, 2 caulk guns, 3 hacksaws, you get the picture), etc....Going to get some more holders, hammer holders, trays etc... to improve a bit. It's great.

That was a blank cinderblock wall where the pegboard is now.

Where are your combination open end/box end wrenches, by size both SAE and Metric? Holy Toledo, don't tell me you grab all bolt head and nuts with what have up there!

Oh wait, I see 'em. Spread 'em out, makes them easier to use. You've got room.

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Old 01-13-21, 08:50 PM
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So OK, I can see the levels require an explanation. My wife is a scenic artist, was head at a major TV network before it closed. They closed out the scenic construction shop and threw out most all the tools. Is why we have 50 some odd rolls of blue paint tape and assorted other tools including 4 levels she brought home. I also have about 200 spare sawzall blades. Actually she didn’t “bring tools home”. A truck showed up. 4 sawhorses, a shop vac the size of a mailbox, etc.....
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
My wife and I started a week ago, cleaning the basement (there's a story to that), that got me motivated to do what I've wanted to do for the 20 years I've been in this house. I also had a collection of pegboard holders I wanted to use. Put up pegboard (12 ft of it) added some parts from Home Depot, added 3/4" finish grade plywood to extend my work table (that's a re-purposed 3ft x 6ft butcher block former kitchen table as the base. Started collecting all the tools that were stashed away in no order in assorted tool boxes (10 tape measures, 7 levels of ​​​​​​assorted sizes, 2 caulk guns, 3 hacksaws, you get the picture), etc....Going to get some more holders, hammer holders, trays etc... to improve a bit. It's great.

That was a blank cinderblock wall where the pegboard is now.
That was pretty neat and organized. It is also good to place labels too. Thanks for sharing!
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
My wife and I started a week ago, cleaning the basement (there's a story to that), that got me motivated to do what I've wanted to do for the 20 years I've been in this house. I also had a collection of pegboard holders I wanted to use. Put up pegboard (12 ft of it) added some parts from Home Depot, added 3/4" finish grade plywood to extend my work table (that's a re-purposed 3ft x 6ft butcher block former kitchen table as the base. Started collecting all the tools that were stashed away in no order in assorted tool boxes (10 tape measures, 7 levels of ​​​​​​assorted sizes, 2 caulk guns, 3 hacksaws, you get the picture), etc....Going to get some more holders, hammer holders, trays etc... to improve a bit. It's great.

That was a blank cinderblock wall where the pegboard is now.

The Bike Forums clones will like you better with self absorbed stuff like this


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Old 01-14-21, 03:24 AM
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I guess I'll buy your excuse for having so many levels. Just this once though.

Here's me sorting out my spare parts into new matching boxes. Yes, lockdown is finally making me crack...


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Originally Posted by JonnyHK View Post
I guess I'll buy your excuse for having so many levels. Just this once though.

Here's me sorting out my spare parts into new matching boxes. Yes, lockdown is finally making me crack...


Uh, with "WF" inventory labels... wow, you are "sick."

Although I have to chuckle... I have boxes just like that... but all the hardware is in bags, tossed into one big box. Gee, sorting... what a concept.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Hey, now! He's got his racing level, his trainer, his single bubble, his around town level, his hybrid level and his off-road level.
I don't see any CF levels, they must have assploded.
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How many levels does one man need?
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I don't see any CF levels, they must have assploded.
I don't see a supply of LBDs, either, so no wonder.
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Uh, with "WF" inventory labels... wow, you are "sick."

Although I have to chuckle... I have boxes just like that... but all the hardware is in bags, tossed into one big box. Gee, sorting... what a concept.
How are you going to know what you have if you donít root through the collection every once in awhile...I have found more stuff that I didnít know I needed, while looking for something else...
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I used my Futurocamera set to 2 years and processed the OP's image:

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I used my Futurocamera set to 2 years and processed the OP's image:

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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Where's the before picture?
Forgot.

All that was there was the 3x6 table you see under the plywood countertop and the cinderblock wall, also below counter level. I had to do a lot of drilling into cinderblock to install 2x4 with toggle bolts. Lot of work that bit. Strange thing was the former owner (20 year ago) had a pegboard system or tool hanger system up as there were some holes in the cinderblock already. He seemingly took it all out, that had me puzzled.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
I don't see a supply of LBDs, either, so no wonder.
What's an LBD ?
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
What's an LBD ?
An LBD keeps CF from assploding. You know how CF assplodes, right? Load Bearing Decals keep it together

See the illustration of a folding mountain bike that sells for $172.94; the only structural material keeping it together are LBDs.

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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Uh, with "WF" inventory labels... wow, you are "sick."

Although I have to chuckle... I have boxes just like that... but all the hardware is in bags, tossed into one big box. Gee, sorting... what a concept.
I cut the labels off so I can remember exactly what is what. For most things it's pretty obvious but for some stranger or smaller items I find it useful.


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How are you going to know what you have if you don’t root through the collection every once in awhile...I have found more stuff that I didn’t know I needed, while looking for something else...
I can't tell you the number of times I've KNOWN that I have something, but can't find it for a job and have to buy more (only then of course to immediately find the old packet).


Here is most of the workshop (out of sight to the left is the 3d printer and to the right is my mini spray booth).

Yes, I have an oar problem. I also have a boat problem, but I'm one down at the moment! Only 4 instead of 5!

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I cut the labels off so I can remember exactly what is what. For most things it's pretty obvious but for some stranger or smaller items I find it useful.




I can't tell you the number of times I've KNOWN that I have something, but can't find it for a job and have to buy more (only then of course to immediately find the old packet).


Here is most of the workshop (out of sight to the left is the 3d printer and to the right is my mini spray booth).

Yes, I have an oar problem. I also have a boat problem, but I'm one down at the moment! Only 4 instead of 5!

How canoe find anything in there?
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How canoe find anything in there?
I keep track of things in my scull.
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