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    If Walls Could Talk...

    Okay...spill the beans...what do you have taped, thumbnailed or pinned to your shop walls in the way of signs?

    I thought of this question the other day when I asked my Secretery to get a Decimal Equivilent Chart from one of the vendors we order our machinist tooling from. When it arrives I will have that pinned up, along with a sign about wearing Hearing Protection and Safety Glasses...signs that were bought, but never put up at work.

    I laso have one other admission, but one I am not proud of. I have some pictures of scantily clad woman pinned up. I know its not right, but I call my shop Vegas Shop because like Las Vegas (my favorite American city), "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas". I figure its my space so I will decorate it as I like.

    So now that I am blushing from my admission, what's up on your shop walls?

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    Nov 2006
    Brentwood, TN
    On my shop walls, tools, tools, and more tools on lots of pegboard. And, dust. Lots of dust.

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    Nov 2006
    Woodstock, GA
    My shop is so full that there is no wall space for anything but tool storage and windows

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    Nov 2006
    John Deere wall clock, Chevy bowtie, couple of antique car show banners, couple of customized license plates, decimal equivalent chart, Johnsons workbench calendar, Delta woodworking tools banner.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    Oct 2006
    a picture or six......easier than typin` for me

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    Nov 2006
    Central CA
    I don't really have any walls (nor do I really have a "shop" I guess ) but I have built a 10' x 16' temporary awning over my temporary 8' x 16" deck that I use to work under. When I started putting together the carcasses for my latest cabinet job I found that I hadn't put in any pocket holes in one of the exposed cabinet sides before starting the assembly. I had to dig out my Kreg rocket and do them on the cabinet. So, I got a scrap piece of plywood and wrote in BIG letters "POCKET HOLES" and put the sign directly over my torsion box on one of the 2 x 4 temp roof members.

    Of course, being the bonehead that I am, I still forgot to put some in, including a couple of important ones on the inside of a 12" deep upper where a drill with the long Kreg bit won't even come close to fitting. As I was maneuvering the cabinet around and getting ready to drill a hole freehand, I started to slide the cabinet off of the other side of the table but it stopped all of the sudden. What stopped it?....the cabinet hit the "Pocket Holes" reminder sign that was hanging down. I am SUCH a bonehead.
    Thanks, Mark.

    Custom Bonehead.

    My diet is working good. I'm down to needing just one chair now.

    "Just think how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of them are even stupider!" --George Carlin

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    Nov 2006
    America's Hometown
    I have a sign that says - "Caution - Women at Work - Cook your own Meal"

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    Wow Gail...what exactly do you mean by that Why don't you get a sign that does not beat around the bush and come right out and say what you really mean.

    Great sign of course...well for the right shop! At work we have a new woman starting tomorrow. Its an all male machine shop with some pretty old fashioned ideas, so its going to be interesting. Myself I think she will do fine.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Quote Originally Posted by Gail O'Rourke View Post
    I have a sign that says - "Caution - Women at Work - Cook your own Meal"
    Classic Gail, made me laugh out loud.......... and it is now 4 AM, hope the kids did not hear me
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Gail wins so far.

    I guess I'll just go make me a sammich now.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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