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Former Member22/05/2019 14:24:39

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Fowlers Fury22/05/2019 14:39:12
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Speedy Builder522/05/2019 14:45:15
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wasting time, Waiting for God ?

MichaelR22/05/2019 14:57:13
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Andrew Johnston22/05/2019 15:02:09
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Errr, I don't. If I'm in the workshop it's because I've got something specific to do, find or make. Time is precious.


Former Member22/05/2019 15:49:39

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pgk pgk22/05/2019 16:00:43
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..trying to remember why i went in there....

Oxymoron22/05/2019 16:03:27
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My Workshop is called the 'Playpen'. Consequently when I'm there I'm Playing. "I'm going out to play" is frequently heard in our house.

But then many would say I've yet to grow up.


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Andrew Johnston22/05/2019 16:06:24
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Posted by Haggerleases on 22/05/2019 15:49:39:

............sometimes just sitting weighing up what comes next and maybe browsing a technical book or something, no agenda.

I do that too, but in the study. I call it design. smile


Rik Shaw22/05/2019 16:20:42
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I am a great believer in making/planning something in my head well before the real fettling starts so I like to call it "pondering". My most fruitful "pondering" is not in the workshop though but in bed between waking up and rising. It never used to be that way but at my age I am content with a little cogitation.


mechman4822/05/2019 16:21:38
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Posted by Haggerleases on 22/05/2019 15:49:39:

Sometimes I just like to hang out in the place where I make stuff, sometimes just sitting weighing up what comes next and maybe browsing a technical book or something, no agenda. I used to feel I had to occupy every waking moment, but the inevitable burn out occurred and now I like to just simply do nothing sometimes. Good ideas come when you're resting and the creative brain gets to work.

I remember a friend who had a shed, and sometimes he'd come out every now and then like a badger sniffing the air.

+1 for me too; sometimes I look for inspiration... but quite often I think the man cave gremlins have abducted it.


Mark P.22/05/2019 16:25:22
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I call it bimbling.

Mark P.

mechman4822/05/2019 16:36:39
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Posted by pgk pgk on 22/05/2019 16:00:43:

..trying to remember why i went in there....

Also plays a major part in my time; bought this recently, to put in the man cave although at the moment it hangs on the 'study' ( spare box room ) door ...

door placard.jpg

Just about sums it up these days.


Guy Lamb22/05/2019 17:50:59
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I've been thinking about a product that I'd like to run past 'The Dragons'. The kit I have in mind consists of :-

1 x pre soiled overall,

1 x bottle synthetic sweat, (incl. small amount of synthetic blood for sympathy purposes)

1 x stick on oil smudges,

1 x 'Sounds Busy' CD 4 hours long (various engineering sounds - machinery, hammering, industrial swearing &c)

This package could be used when a chap just wants a contemplative few hours to him self without mucking up any machinery or breaking sweat and thus avoid any accusations of 'hiding in the workshop'


FMES22/05/2019 18:47:37
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AdrianR22/05/2019 18:58:18
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Or rig up the garden hose so it simulates heavy rain on the house. Then you will be safe in the shed, bad weather is always a good casual visitor deterrent.

Derek Lane22/05/2019 19:02:32
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If not making something I call it tidying up or sorting out ready for the next burst of energy

derek hall 122/05/2019 19:03:01
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Don't forget the subtle scent of cutting oil..

alan-lloyd22/05/2019 19:09:18
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I used to just sit out there looking at my 1956 triumph t100 motorcycle admiring its design, oh happy days

martin perman22/05/2019 19:20:06
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Posted by Derek Lane 2 on 22/05/2019 19:02:32:

If not making something I call it tidying up or sorting out ready for the next burst of energy

I have just nearly finished tidying up ready for my next project then it will be "He's in the Garage making another mess", I will actually be pondering/pottering.

Martin P

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