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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Independence, Kentucky

    Did something I have been putting off

    Well today I finally started to get the inventory for the shop started. I got a program from the apple store that is pretty detailed. This is turning out to be a bigger job than I thought it would be though. I spent about half a day down there gathering information such as model, serial numbers. and taking pictures of things, The deeper I dig the more I am finding. I am beginning to realize that I am a hoarder of tools, and small things that fill drawers, and shelves that I had forgotten about, or just misplaced. Has any one else tackled this in your shop? I have been meaning to do this for a long time and I have been putting it off. Oh and Yes I have found a LOT of dust .
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    We did a quick one a few weeks back and I kept having those "on yeah and this as well" moments. Definitely worth doing cause of you don't there ain't no way you'll ever remember what all you have. I need to go do a more complete job one of these days.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Good for you Charles. I am wayyy overdue for an updated effort. I take pics with the camera and then scan receipts, etc. and put all the files together on the camera memory stick and store a copy in the fireproof box and one offsite.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Good idea and reminder. I had started to do this with a web app, but then had to change web hosting accounts, so didn't get it set back up on the new server. So what's the name of the app you found?

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Independence, Kentucky
    Darren It's Home inventory from the App store Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Thanks for the reminder, Chas. I need to get my inventories updated in several of my hobby collections.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    Re: Did something I have been putting off

    Thanks Charles this is going on the list for sure. Longggg over due.

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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Central (upstate) NY
    Are you inventorying the dust by weight or volume?

    This is something we planned to do while moving, but may be pushed down back to two weeks after move. Not just the shop, but the whole house. Oh dear, I also do miniature war games and have a lot of data entry in front of me.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Thanks for the reminder. I've been planning on doing the for quite some time.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Thanks for the laugh of the day!!!

    Glenn and I keep saying that we are going to get together and do the photo/inventory thing again for an update. So far there is no joy because life keeps interfering.

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

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