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I have been putting off a rearrange, sort out and clean shop day. Today I got round tuit. Today was the last of our really warm days, we had 78 and I could have all the doors open. I got all of it done and some honey dos too. Tomorrow the hi temp will be near 40 with rain, snow and slush. The main objective tomorrow...........keep the doors closed.
After all that work to clean the place, how about a quick "Walk-through"? Walk down the steps to the shop, being sure to duck your head about the fourth step up from the floor....and this is what you will see... Ugly rug and all. You can then look around the corner to the left.. Take a couple steps out, into the shop and look towards the North Wall ( you are looking East right now) Walk towards the wall, until just past the bandsaw... Everything "Needful" is within an arm's reach. A few steps more, then turn towards the east wall.. And find the "Work Zone" of the shop. At least the floor is still clean ( Wipe yer feet!") Always something going on here. And that be the $0.05 tour for now.....
I'm not much of a hand tool guy, but today I picked up a Disston D8 panel saw. It appears to be a 26", 10TPI, crosscut model and really has no damage other than poor care. You can barely make out the Disston markings on the blade, and I'd really like to restore this for occassional use as well as just the cool factor of having it. BTW, this saw cost me the princely sum of $2.50 plus Ohio ransom at the Restore. Is there a way to clean the blade of the rust and not damage the markings?
I'll tell ya something, you don't know what you have till you clean the old shop up! I am stripping out my cabinets of supplies, the finishing supplies cabinet, the hardware cabinet, the spray gun cabinet, and I forgot I had half of what I am seeing! Not too mention I am coming across items I forgot I had, yet I went to the big box store to buy anyway, I am finding 3 of the same items simply because I either forgot I had them or could not find them, and I went and bought another. Right now I am going through the finishing supplies stuff, about a dozen Minwax cans that must be 8 years old, since I don't use Minwax anymore they are old and crusty, going into the trash. I cleared out my hardware cabinet and half of that is going to dad's home for his "catchall" bucket of fastners and hardware. I just fired up the compressor so I can blow the cabinets out, came in to escape the noise. Ok, back out we go! CHAARRRRGE! What prompted this? I went out this morning to get reacquainted with my and realized, I need to get organized, this is ridiculous, I cannot work in chaos! Wish me luck!
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