“Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.”
My shop has been abandoned these last few months, actually since November to be exact. It seems to be more of a storage facility and dust collection area.
I can’t find things. All my tools and things are in their places as they should be. Then there are things that have no place except on the bench or shelf. But they are things that are always close at hand and necessary.
Orientation to these unfamiliar surroundings are desperately needed. Time to do a spring clean. Winter is still here so it will be a short while yet for me to enter the “unknown”
The worst thing of all is that half of my daily tools are across town, and needed there. So when I do get the chance of cleaning and tiding up, I’ll still be in an unfamiliar place.
Ever had this dilemma ?
Fascinating all these blogs and posts. Keeps me doing funny things in the workshop.
Div - as I peruse over all these wonderful blogs, I have noticed that various people talk about posting photo's of their work - even you talking about posting a photo or two....
But I don't see them....Any place that they might be hiding?
Now don't ask me to be specific. Too much read and 'old timers playing a part here too. But I do recall one where you saying that you will post photo's of the beams that you were lifting. And other people telling about their builds with photo's.
Am I just going kookoo or what? Just inquisitive boet.
I've pondered where to categorise this blog.
"Can you help"....?
So I settled for "Workshop Chronicles" Even though all of the above would be the ideal place for this. I feel that this is an event that will cover the breaking down of my workshop now and rebuilding it up later.
So here goes.
I'm ready for a big move. Lock stock and all the barrels.
60 years of accumulated stuff that will be needed where i'm going.
Where, you might ask? Well it will be down to the coast. Knysna area.
My farther had a building and construction business 10 years prior to when I came into the world. 5o years on and I have added onto that pile.
Now before anyone says that "I have to purge" I can't. I need it all.
What I have you can't replace. I can't sell it up in Johannesburg and expect to find the same thing down there for the same price. First they won't have it, and second, if they had I would not be able to buy it for the same price I got for mine.
This is the final move. There will be no more after this. This is where I lay my hat till I peacefully 'retire' for good.
The place i'm going to needs tons and tons of time to repair, fix, landscape, plough, demolish and build up. I need all my "stuff" And thank heavens it will all now come in handy. All will be used. All those odds and ends saved over the years because "I can use this. Or- This still works. or Eventually this will come in handy" Well that time is now.
What my dilemma is - is getting all this stuff packed and ready for the move.
Where the heck do I start. What get's boxed first. All my planks, all my metal lengths, all my tools, my machines, bit and pieces, paint tins, cupboards, benches, drawers, etc etc etc. And I have lot's. When I say I have lot's then you just have to believe that I have.
And to add to all of the above....... We still have not even begun to empty my girlfriends (Life Partner) place.
I'll start to document the build up to the packing. Photo's. Low's and highs.
Bear with me.
Contribute by means of helpful hints and skills needed for this mammoth move.
All will be devoured to make this as easy as it can be.
So excuse me while I step out................................................."Aaargh!"