I got to visit Tom at Ohio Brush

On Sun, 18 May 2008 23:14:29 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm,


Yabbut, you've got before and after pics of when your shop was reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeallly hosed, erm, messy. It's sweet now.
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wrote:

Your shop area is immaculate, well organized, intuitive, productive, perfectly lit and is the epitome of what I strive to achieve!
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On Mon, 19 May 2008 12:07:00 -0400, "Tom Gardner"

Shit...while your compliment is appreciated..you really need to come over and check it out for yourself. I issue hard hats and fallen man locators at the door before entry.
Gunner
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You have to admit, it sounded good!
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On Mon, 19 May 2008 22:17:30 -0400, "Tom Gardner"

Hell yeah Tom! But then again, I'll bet you perfected that flowery language when filling out your annual Fire Insurance renewal forms for the O.B. shop complex... ;-P
By the way, did you ever get the rafters cleaned off?
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I hired two fire system companies, one to bring the entire shop up to snuff including certifying our sprinkler heads for the next ten years. They are over fifty years old. They replaced hangers, valves, gauges and everything else that was in question. The other company certified the pump, underground plumbing and everything else. Next time the Fire Department or insurance inspectors show up they will have a folder full of certifications and not a peep will be heard from them! I contracted a company to clean and paint the ceiling white, that should better my lighting.
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On Wed, 21 May 2008 18:03:56 -0400, with neither quill nor qualm, "Tom

Yabbut, they've never been used.

Goodonya, Tawm.

It's amazing how a coat of pure white eggshell paint will make a shop glow. Mine looked like I'd quadrupled the lighting when I got done painting the floor white, too. Of course, I can't even SEE the floor or most of the walls now...
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If I get a chance to visit you next year, that would be great for bounce flash for any picture you feel confortable having me take.
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On Thu, 22 May 2008 19:49:01 -0400, with neither quill nor qualm, Wes

Nah. Too much glare of his bald spot. <gd&r>
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On Mon, 19 May 2008 22:17:30 -0400, "Tom Gardner"

Hell yes. Something to expire to.
er....aspire....
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On Wed, 21 May 2008 01:52:25 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm,

Yes, "aspire." Falling on your sword (or a box of various long lengths of rebar/small threaded rod) is something to expire to.
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On Wed, 21 May 2008 06:43:43 -0700, Larry Jaques

Or having something fall off a stack and hit you in the melon....
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On Sun, 18 May 2008 23:14:29 -0700, Gunner Asch

You have enough room to raise your hand? Jeez I wish I had a shop like that!
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Hi Tom,
I enjoyed looking at the photos, an amazing business you have there. I noticed the clutter, and it got me thinking that I quite often see clutter where creative people are at work.
When I saw your clutter, what I saw was incredible creativity, focus on getting good quality products out the door, and keeping the door open and people employed in a very competive environment. Please don't appolgise for that !! or worse, start cleaning up!
I know when I get focussed on something, I can't see the mess I 'm creating, until I notice I can't put a foot down on the floor anywhere! I usually move on to the next part of the process before cleaning up.
regards, John
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It depends on how many people use the shop. We now have four with my new part-time machinist. In order to decrease non-productive time looking for tooling and materials, we have made a lot of progress in having better procedures for clean-up and set storage places.
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