Patio's projects

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Re: Patio's projects

Postby Patio » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:05 pm

Thanks Jack, I sure do enjoy using it.

I think my next project will be trying to get some sort of organizations in the shops. We'll see how that goes.
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Re: Patio's projects

Postby JackF » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:31 am

Organizing is my weak suit. :( We've been in the new house, and shop, for 2 1/2 years now and the shop still needs to be more organized. :roll:


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Re: Patio's projects

Postby curtis cutter » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:45 am

Organization of the shop.... That is a regular monthly goal of mine that I never seem to actually complete

Just got back for a few weeks in Arizona and returned to the rain Pat. I built a new 30x60 three bay tractor shed this summer adjacent to my 40' semi trailer I use for storage. I now have about 8500 SF of barn and shed and I still struggle to get all the trailers and whatever under cover. Anything you leave out here in western Washington during the winter reverts back to it's organic form rapidly.

Never ceases to amaze me how people leave their hay balers and machinery out in the rain. Spend 25K on a baler but won't spend 1K on a shelter for it.

Getting back to the shop, I believe I will be loading some large tools to distribute to my kids homes. I have had a radial arm saw in my way for too long and another son can take one of my portable generators. The goal being to get my truck under cover a little more frequently during the rainy season. With the shop being 60' deep, I can put the truck in and still leave my two post lift available for frequent use. My goal anyway.

Once I get stuff protected from the elements I can get back to playing with the metal working tools. :)

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Re: Patio's projects

Postby steamin10 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:39 pm

I know how to have a clean and organized garage. DONT OWN ANYTHING THAT GOES IN IT. It seems kind of obvious, that a ship is safe in harbor. But that is not what its built for. Once you get the heavy iron disease, with complications of hoarding stock and things, all hope of salvation from clutter pretty much goes out the window.

I like useful stuff, free stuff, and odd stuff. I have so much stuff, I cant find my stuff. My garage is stuffed. So is my storage barn of a house, stuffed. I watch the show hoarders, just to feel good abut my stuff. Yaknow, as long as I can laugh at them, I consider myself good.
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