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How organized is your workshop?

Are you one of those people who has a place for everything and everything in its place?

Or, does your work area usually look like a hurricane hit it? (I bet you still know where everything is!)

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Well mines getting better since I joined as I have gotten some great ideas from the members here (a lot of sarcasm regarding insulation too . I realize it's tough love though )
. I am making every effort to get it very organized so it's easy to access tools . Lots of work ahead though but it's a work in progress.
My next mission is to build drawers underneith my work bench . I am going to dedicate a drawer to certain things so that I can always find them . I want a drawer dedicated to calibration tools like my dial gauge and my digital calipers etc . Under that one I want a drawer for all things soldering , next hot glue guns and glue sticks and so on .
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How Organized Is Your Workshop?
Harry's being the unreachable standard!

If you found out about mine I'd have to kill you...

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I've seen a picture. He's telling the truth.

Mine is always a work in progress. It starts to get close to being good and then I stop cleaning and organizing and it goes downhill again until I have to do something about it again. I've been cleaning for the last couple of days so it's as close to picture snapping time as it ever gets.
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It starts out very organized.....

Doesn't seem to stay that way!
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How organized is your workshop?

Are you one of those people who has a place for everything and everything in its place?

Or, does your work area usually look like a hurricane hit it? (I bet you still know where everything is!)

Share pictures if you would like to do so!
I know when to tidy because my wife asks 'Would you like some help to tidy the shed?' which is a pretty polite way of putting it! By the way I love the look of those layout squares like the one in your illustration. But you never see them in the UK. If anyone can suggest a source I'd be grateful.
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I know when to tidy because my wife asks 'Would you like some help to tidy the shed?' which is a pretty polite way of putting it! By the way I love the look of those layout squares like the one in your illustration. But you never see them in the UK. If anyone can suggest a source I'd be grateful.
John, that layout square is called a speed square. I can't tell from the pic what brand that is, but the best one (imo) is the Swanson speed square which has been made by Swanson since 1925 in the US. I do believe that Swanson makes a metric speed square as well if that would work better for you in the UK. Beware of cheap imitations.
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John - I have one made by Stanley (yellow in colour) - you should be able to get that one in U.K.
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John, that layout square is called a speed square. I can't tell from the pic what brand that is, but the best one (imo) is the Swanson speed square which has been made by Swanson since 1925 in the US. I do believe that Swanson makes a metric speed square as well if that would work better for you in the UK. Beware of cheap imitations.
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Thanks for the lead. Yes it was the cheap imitation I wanted to avoid (for obvious reasons).
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