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WayneMahler

One of those days :(

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Has anyone besides me ever been working in the shop and have something really annoying happen ? Today the Mrs. and I went down to my shop. She put some finish on a few pieces that were done getting ready for a show on the 25th. I was attaching hangers and hardware at my bench. Next thing I hear is a sound that sent chills up my spine. Over 2500 small screws of different sizes, small nails also of different sizes, saw tooth hangers and a lot of other pieces went crashing to the floor. So I guess tonight and tomorrow I get to sort all these things out. May have a cold one or two while taking this on. I now know to close and lock the lids when not getting something out of it. I still have no idea how it fell but it did :( . 

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Yeah, been there myself. Couple of things I did... used a magnet. As long as the parts aren't aluminum you can collect them. Unfortunately magnets don't sort.

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Ben there done that. The last time I was sorting for a good while and hadn't made any headway gave up and thru it in the trash, So far I havnot had to buy any replacements.

IKE

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Wayne,  Sometimes when you are not looking, life happens.  :sad:   :x

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I have a bin of hardware that has been waiting to be sorted for about 25 years.  Maybe someday.

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been there, done that. I had my shop in a small room in our basement before we moved to the shop we're in, & I created what I thought was an ingenious design for my screws. The basement having concrete walls, I had difficulty finding concrete screws in our small community, so I drove anchors in the wall to hold the screw bin. It worked well for sometime. Like you, in the middle of a project, my screw bin turned lose from the wall, hit the floor, & I assorted sizes of screws all over the floor in my "dungeon" as my bride called it. GEEZ! what a mess! I finally shortened the hose on my shop vac & cleaned them up that way, then dumped them out on the bench & started sortin'. :shock:  :cry:  :oops:

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On another note, I've been busy looking after my mother lately & haven't made it to the shop. I've got plenty to do, but Mom's health is more important right now. I've tried to slip out to spend time in the shop, but either I get caught by mom or my bride, or mom needs somethin'. Sometimes as a caregiver, you have to be willing to make sacrifices. It's easier said than done, but better than other alternatives. 

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Wayne that sounds like as much fun as sorting a five gallon bucket of brass for reloading. Havefun.

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On another note, I've been busy looking after my mother lately & haven't made it to the shop. I've got plenty to do, but Mom's health is more important right now. I've tried to slip out to spend time in the shop, but either I get caught by mom or my bride, or mom needs somethin'. Sometimes as a caregiver, you have to be willing to make sacrifices. It's easier said than done, but better than other alternatives. 

It's all about keeping your priorities in the proper place. Something I never sacrifice. 

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Wayne that sounds like as much fun as sorting a five gallon bucket of brass for reloading. Havefun.

Managed to get it dome while eating dinner. Sorting was hot, dinner was cold  :cry:

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Ben there done that. The last time I was sorting for a good while and hadn't made any headway gave up and thru it in the trash, So far I havnot had to buy any replacements.

IKE

Ike tells you how much we overstock :)

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yes Sir Mr. Wayne, you're right about priorities. My shop is my sanctuary, woodworking is what keeps my mind & hands busy. But there are times when family comes first, & their health situation. Love requires sacrifice, & sometimes that sacrifice will come back to us ten fold. God works in mysterious ways.

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Had that yesterday put a load of patterns on a chair and they just slid off and floated all over the place then I turn to save them hit five tins of paint over got up bang my head on brush hanging from the roof walked out and slams the door and the things hanging on the back feel off . Sh_t happens :shock:. Look after Mum she's top priority.  Roly

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I bought a magnet on a handle to help when this type of disaster happens. About 2 months later I knocked a couple of boxes of nails off the shelf and they went everywhere. I thought to my self "no problem, I have a magnet for this" and quickly reached for it. But when I tried to use the magnet it wouldn't work. "Nothing! What is wrong with this magnet?" Then I discovered that all those nails were aluminum nails. Anybody got an aluminum magnet? I spent hours on my hands and knees picking all of them up and still find some occasionally.

 

Charley. 

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The aluminum magnet is called a shop vac :roll:.

 

When I was doing computer repair, I had a bin full of screws for expansion plates, drive mounting, etc and when I was on vacation, someone took it out of my desk and as they were using it, it hit the floor.  So, they just swept it up and put it all (including floor sweepings) in a big zip-lock bag for me.

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Thanks Roly!  I appreciate your thoughts, Sir! And I'll do it. She keeps us busy. :)

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yes Sir Mr. Wayne, you're right about priorities. My shop is my sanctuary, woodworking is what keeps my mind & hands busy. But there are times when family comes first, & their health situation. Love requires sacrifice, & sometimes that sacrifice will come back to us ten fold. 

 

I agree ... My shop is my sanctuary .... when I am out there everyone pretty much leaves me alone....

Winter routine .... unlock the door... walk in and turn on overhead lights... turn up the heater... turn on the computer (and copier depending) .... turn on lights above work benches and saws .... decide what type of music I am going to listen too (Moody Blues lately or Confederate Railroad) .... crank up the tunes and begin sawing or laying out another pattern or clock

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hello Dave. I was caught in Minot one time when the heater motors went out of my Peterbilt. Damn! It was cold! If you don't mind me askin' Sir, where do you get the patterns for the clocks you cut? I'm lookin' for some patterns of clocks. I'm wantin' to do a couple with the fretwork, & fairly tall. Not just an ordinary clock. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I hear ya Dave knocked over a whole can full of small braids, :oops: If my Niece had not bought me a magnet I would have been on my floor for hours picking them up. :cry:

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Has anyone besides me ever been working in the shop and have something really annoying happen ? Today the Mrs. and I went down to my shop. She put some finish on a few pieces that were done getting ready for a show on the 25th. I was attaching hangers and hardware at my bench. Next thing I hear is a sound that sent chills up my spine. Over 2500 small screws of different sizes, small nails also of different sizes, saw tooth hangers and a lot of other pieces went crashing to the floor. So I guess tonight and tomorrow I get to sort all these things out. May have a cold one or two while taking this on. I now know to close and lock the lids when not getting something out of it. I still have no idea how it fell but it did :( . 

Poltergeists did it, Don;t you just hate it :cry:

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OK reverse that how often do you get to work a full day with out some kind of fool interruption break-in your concentration🙅😂

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