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Our shop? Totally full of sawdust/metal chips/mess. We like the idea of a shop that’s full of tools you actually use. Toolmonger’s own Nick Carter sent in this fine example of his work space a few days ago. Though it’s not clean and shiny — there are enough metal shavings lying around to make you itch for a week — Nick obviously loves to work in his shop. You can’t ask for more than that.

We dig the bins and storage spaces under the lathe. This shop sees a lot of projects get completed — a solid reminder that it’s not what the shop looks like but what you can build in it that counts.

Toolmonger’s Photo Pool [Flickr]

 

3 Responses to Good Shops Aren’t Clean

  1. A little chaos and disorder always leads to more creativity and fun!

  2. Mel says:

    The perfect shop:
    1) Organized enough to find stuff.
    2) Clean enough to be safe.
    3) Dirty enough that you don’t mind making a mess.

  3. Nick Carter says:

    What’s funny is that’s my shop after cleaning up.
    My shop is small, so everything has it’s place (more or less) and after a couple of tasks I take the time to put everything away.

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