My 15 Minutes.........

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Ok - I started today - "15 minutes" :D :D :D

    I went down to the "organized Chaos" I call my work room & started cleaning it up, so that, in the future, I can dedicate the 15 min to actually accomplishing something.

    My area where I actually work is 36" wide by 18" deep (keep this in mind) :D :D

    I used 6 -- 15 minute periods, in that, it took 1 - 1/2 hours to clean this mess up!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I have 2 -- 4 drawer organizers, the drawers are ALL labled now, so that I don't have to pull open 2 drawers to find what I want...

    That 18 x 36 section of bench???? is all cleaned off, I can see that, it is, in fact wooden under there again :D :D

    Now, What insane muse of model railroading had me put:
    6 pencils, 2 sharpie 3/4" diameter & 2 1/2" diameter (all 4 sharpies are black), 3 "average" screwdrivers, (one I havent seen in weeks), 1 Large 14" screwdriver, and 3 pocket mini screwdrivers, 1 bent nosed needle nosed pliers, 1 hacksaw, 2 different wire cutters, 9 drill bits (Various sizes), 2 hex wrenches, 1 wire stripper, 1- 6" channelloks and all kinds of trash, of course. in that little area :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    But it's "All" where it belongs now hehehehe....all cleaned up and organized :) :)
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    ....................... 15 minutes................................... :D :D :D :D
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Hey, not bad:thumb::thumb: Is this your claim to your 15 minutes, (or six of them) of fame? :D:D. It usually takes me longer than that to find my workbench so you did well. We should all take from your lead. :wave::wave:

    Now let's see, I thinks it's somewhere over there under that big pile of stuff..:rolleyes::rolleyes:
  4. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    Its amazing how many very different and even so similar tools end up in one little area. Which has me wonder.. How many people have a trash can right under their desk or within reaching distance?
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    :D :D I do!1 I Do!!!! :D :D :D It's about 2 feet away - So nothing "jumps" off the workbench & into the trash :) :)

    Don - this is a reference to Tileguy's article in The Gauge Mag -
    Fifteen More Minutes

    :D :) :D :) :D
  6. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    give me 15 minutes in your work room and it will be worse than before,:D :D :D my work bench is the Feather River Rail road, any vacant space that is available I use.(I even move buildings when nessessary).:D
    I am adding a third level to the layout soon, :thumb: not because I want more train running,:confused: I need space to work on what I already have, and the junk will migrate to this new level then I may be able to see what I am working on, or what needs working on...:eek: :eek: :eek:

    It must be writen into the code for MRR`s, rule 1, be messy,:thumb: rule 2, keep it messy.:thumb: :thumb:
    hey it works for me, I will get a larger layout, and thats good...:D :D :D :D :D have a good one..steve
  7. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I used my 15 minuates staring at my messy workbench.
    And the full trash can next to it.
  8. Catt

    Catt Guest

    A clean workbench???? Mikey, you are a sick man. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Ed ROFL :D :D :D

    Catt - Didn't say the workbench was "Clear" -- just the 3 ft I actually need to build things :) it's 8 ft long (L shaped) and 3 ft is cleared. :D :D :D :D

    That make you feel better??? :)
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I am in such a mess that it will take me 15 DAYS to get anywhere.:rolleyes: :confused: :oops:
  11. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    Robin, you sure your in the right train room, YOURS, and not mine? have a good one..steve
  12. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Mikey, whats a workbench?? I took over the dining room table simply because i wasnt going to waste my 15 minutes looking for mine ;)

    Now that your cleaned up and organized, we expect big things from you,15 minutes at a time :D

    Robin, we know why yours is a mess, your prolific, you never stop. you need to consider 15 min. breaks!! As long as you have a 6" x 12" clean area for cutting cardstock,what more do you need?? :D
  13. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    OK,I should qualify why my workbench is a mess.Most of you know I am changing scales.This means my workbench is littered with N scale items that are going on the ebay block 1 layer at a time.I think there is about 7 layers there.(and now you know the rest of the story) :D
  14. zedob

    zedob Member

    I get to use my workbench at work for my modeling, so i don't have a choice, but to clean up after a modeling session. Still, it is amazing how fast the surface can dissapear under a myrid of bits and pieces of wood, plastic, tools,etc. It has actually improved my housecleaning routine. I still haven't figured out how I can turn it into a disaster in less than 5 min, but It takes me three times as long to clean it up.
  15. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    Work.....Bench...... OH you guys are talking about what around here we call the BIG shelf in the garage :rolleyes: :D
  16. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    Well I spent my 15 minutes on the workbench also. My list reads like a Christmas song.
    10-broken McHenry's
    9-drill bits
    8-DPM walls
    7-paint bottles
    6-intresting sprues
    5-Athearn kits
    4-types glue
    3-pieces of chalk
    2-beer bottles
    1-Dremel tool
    See what I mean!!!!
  17. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    You guys are doing terrific. I spent my 15 minutes looking for my bench and I still can't find it, but there is hope. I'll have to wait until the next 15 minutes, but I do see some clues...:thumb:
  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    :D :D :D ROFL Willie :D :D :D I was thinking of that when I made my list :)

    After everyone cleans off their own workbench, we'll all head up to tileguy's and clean & organize his... That way he won't be able to find anything! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    That'll be enough payback for giving us the idea to work a bit on our modeling.... which prompted me to clean my work area in the first place :D :D :D
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Don!! Its there somewhere - keep digging!!!!!! :D :D :D
  20. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I cleaned mine off today. Guess what I found. WOOD!..Thats right. There was a piece of plywood nailed to four legs and a two by four frame holding up the mess. Amazing what you can find when you clean.
    Now that the bench is clean, I can't find the garbage can.....

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