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Offline websterz

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Am I the only one?
« on: April 01, 2012, 10:26:41 PM »
Do any of you ever just go out and sit in your shop? You know, crack open a beverage of your choice,  :coffee: turn on the shop radio,  :ddb:  and just sit and enjoy the space? Sometimes I just feel like being surrounded by my toys even if I am not making chips. Am I the only one?  :loco:
"In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.  Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal."
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Offline krv3000

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 02:40:30 AM »
yep me to

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 03:25:01 AM »
Wish I had the available time to do that........  :(

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 03:42:20 AM »
No you are not the only one. If anyone calls and asks what i am doing, iam pondering where all this" dark energy" (that scientists recon is all over the place) :smart: is, so i can inhale a bit. :med:    David, you have to make the time,no one is going to give you any!!! :thumbup:

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 08:54:52 AM »
Yup. Not often as I have no time....
Science is fun.

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 09:04:46 AM »
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me too
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 11:30:49 AM »
In the shop and the wife says "Whatcha doing?" I say's "Nothing" she say's "You did that yesterday!" I say's "I hadn't finished" :) :) :) :) :)

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 01:00:30 PM »
I sometimes spend more time sitting and gazing at the equipment than using it. I call it a management meeting. If the motorcycles are parked inside as well its like being in heaven for a little while. Riding the motorcycles is the only thing that gives me more relaxation and takes my mind off all the worries and cares. Just need a good LazyBoy recliner in the shop.....

Should we be talking about this with our outside voice?

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 01:01:24 PM »
Speaking for myself, the sitting and doing nothing seems to be associated with resolving to tidy up a little.

Next time I decide to try and create order out of chaos, first job will be to remove the chair from the shop.

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 01:34:29 PM »
Glad I'm not alone. I was a-feared I was becoming a bit of a nutter.  :Doh:
"In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.  Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal."
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 02:15:09 PM »
Glad I'm not alone. I was a-feared I was becoming a bit of a nutter.  :Doh:

What do you mean becoming ........... you are a "nutter" we're all nutz on here  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I even talk to myself, especially when I'm making something  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 02:26:56 PM »
What do you mean becoming ........... you are a "nutter" we're all nutz on here  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I even talk to myself, especially when I'm making something  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

True!  :beer:

Me to! *we need a nutz smiley*

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 03:24:04 PM »
I even like the smell of my shop
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 05:04:01 PM »
This is all terribly familiar...

I often spend time just loitering in the shop. Usually it's because I'm trying to remember where I put something. Sometimes it's deciding where to put something, and sometimes it's resolving to tidy up a bit. Often, after resolving to tidy up, I am overcome with ennui and have to sit down for a while.

The smell, ah, the smell. I guess I'm lucky as I can, relatively easily, fill my workshop with the smell of WD40, burnt cutting oil, or a choice of petrol or diesel exhaust fumes (depends which compressor I want to run). Any of those are acceptable, although the diesel is pushing it a bit I must admit.

I also frequently talk to myself when machining. The repertoire is a bit small & usually consists of "where the bloody hell has that gone" and "osh*tosh*tosh*t" and "bollix", but just occasionally you might hear "yes!".
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 07:43:03 PM »
+1

"Usually it's because I'm trying to remember where I put something."

This is frighteningly familiar..... :scratch:

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2012, 10:48:01 PM »
Us agreeing with you hardly means you're not crazy.   :doh:

I too spend time just sitting in my shop.  It's my space, no one else's.  I made, bought or built everything in it and I do love it so.


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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2012, 07:06:29 AM »
Some of my best ideas come from loitering in the shop. I will go down there with no plan in my head and just wonder around looking at stuff measuring and thinking of ways to do something.

Dave

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2012, 03:37:45 PM »
Remember Catch 22...

If you think you're crazy you can't be; if you don't think you're crazy you must be... :doh:

I love just sitting and contemplating from time to time. Just picking up some obscure piece of tooling that I rescued from a junk box somewhere and, having no idea what it is for, wondering what I could make it do. :smart:

I have to admit though, it is usually during AndyF's well chosen 'tidy up' session. I start with good intentions...wonder where I can put it all, finally figure it is best left where it is...and, "oh look, I forgot that I had that..." :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2012, 07:07:02 PM »
Some forty years ago, some friends and I would regularly go "down" to the shed where a 1949 Norton was in the slow process of restoration,there was such a nice atmosphere about that "shed" like so many workshops, there was always something to talk about, now I have a large workshop in which I'm fighting a war on invasive "stuff". Tools, hand (some I've had for forty years) and machine transmit a kind of soothing pleasure! My pillar drill is known as Mrs Denbigh, a splendid "camel back" as the Americans call them 450kgs of pure pleasure to use, despite occasional belt slip. They all have their endearing quirks! All the more pleasure!

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2012, 10:46:11 PM »
Hi Websterz
You have hit the "Nail on-in the Head" perfectly. Every one need to take this advice on this variation of the them "Take time out and smell the roses". It makes for a more ballanced approach to lifestyle.
Your workshop should be the the place of pleasure relaxation and fun where you are in charge of what gets done and how you do it.
Imagination never can run wild if you have your nose stuck on the grindstone.

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2012, 01:57:57 AM »
A chair would be nice, all I can do is lean against the bench, even that is pleasurable :whip:

Chris
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2012, 05:10:24 AM »
I have an assortment of different workshop stools, varying heights, these can also be used for working, thus economising my back!

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2012, 01:07:46 PM »
The smell, ah, the smell. I guess I'm lucky as I can, relatively easily, fill my workshop with the smell of WD40, burnt cutting oil, or a choice of petrol or diesel exhaust fumes (depends which compressor I want to run). Any of those are acceptable, although the diesel is pushing it a bit I must admit.

I keep a piece of cedar next to my stationary belt sander and occasionally I will switch it on and sand the end of the cedar stick. It smells real nice in there for awhile.

I have also been known to take naps in my reclining executive chair that sits in front of the lathe. 
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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2012, 10:28:18 AM »
AdeV,

...Usually it's because I'm trying to remember where I put something. .

I am spending a lot of time in my shop trying to remember where I put the Vernier calipers. One minute I had them in my hand,  now gone !

Most annoying.

Dave.

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Re: Am I the only one?
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2012, 12:31:15 PM »
AdeV,

...Usually it's because I'm trying to remember where I put something. .

I am spending a lot of time in my shop trying to remember where I put the Vernier calipers. One minute I had them in my hand,  now gone !

Most annoying.

Dave.

Dave.
Ask Andy, if he's seen it.  :scratch:

It might just be with his collet........  :thumbup:

                                    :lol:

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