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not done it yet26/12/2020 10:48:50
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As I see it, just a normal day when either tidying or machining can be accomplished as one wants. Repairs are often left until the item is needed again.🙂

David Colwill26/12/2020 11:05:08
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Nigel.

You are not alone.

I'm here trying to get things in order (well as near as I can get) as I am hoping to get a few days to start converting a Denford Orac to linux CNC.

David.

Georgineer26/12/2020 13:12:49
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That's not fair; you had help!

George B.

Nigel Graham 226/12/2020 13:35:12
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I did clean the shaper reasonably well after using it yesterday morning. (Dry cast-iron shavings are amenable to using a hand-held vacuum-cleaner.)

It's Boxing Day today, so dinner, a walk before the forecast storm, and into the workshop.

Occasionally I do spend time just pottering, not quite sure what more meaningful work to do, and that can be useful - bits of tidying, small repairs, finding things that had been hiding.

Dennis Rayner26/12/2020 13:45:44
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My biggest problem in workshop tidying is my reluctance to throw anything away - therefore I have to find a home for what I'm saving and (even more difficult) remember where I've put the things in the months/years to come!

As a simple example of my present dilemma I have 2 perfectly good lighting dimmers which were replaced by 2 (cosmetically and colour-wise improved) new ones. I find it so hard to put the old ones in the bin.

larry phelan 126/12/2020 14:14:15
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I HATE ,tidy workshops !!

It,s so hard to find anything afterwards. Much better to leave it where it fellcheeky

Steviegtr26/12/2020 14:21:00
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I find that i save too much stuff that should be binned. Then in a fit of a cleanup i throw loads of things away.

Only to find a few weeks later i could have used some of it, but now gone. Doh.

Steve.

Grindstone Cowboy26/12/2020 14:32:30
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Posted by Steviegtr on 26/12/2020 14:21:00:

I find that i save too much stuff that should be binned. Then in a fit of a cleanup i throw loads of things away.

I do that too. Apart from the "fit of a cleanup" part wink

Nicholas Wheeler 126/12/2020 15:12:38
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Posted by Steviegtr on 26/12/2020 14:21:00:

I find that i save too much stuff that should be binned. Then in a fit of a cleanup i throw loads of things away.

Only to find a few weeks later i could have used some of it, but now gone. Doh.

That's never happened to me.

What I found, before I trained myself not to be a hoarder, was that I'd spend ages sorting through piles of stock that was always slightly too small for the job, or discover that the I've got one of those somewhere was worse than the part I was hoping to replace.

Now, I bin removed parts when the job is complete, and small pieces of stock that I can't hold join them. Saves time, space and frustration.

Chris Evans 626/12/2020 15:21:40
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I am sometimes guilty of working until ass deep in swarf. Then it's down tools sweep up/clean and oil things to start again. Very satisfying when cleaned up.

Dr_GMJN28/12/2020 23:44:21
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Is that a Meccano No.0 biplane hanging over your bench?

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