I had to stare at this photo for a minute or two before I figured out why it looked wrong to me. All the tools and assorted stuff felt right, but there was something slightly off about it. Then I realized that everything wasn’t coated in a fine layer of sawdust –- strangely enough, it looked too clean.
It’s not that every shop has to have dust in it — in fact, some dust-collection systems pretty much nix the issue altogether — but I feel much more at home in a place where tools are piled waist deep and sawdust/welding dust is visible on most surfaces. Beware the tool guy with a spic-n-span shop.
Thanks to chiefdm5 for posting it up for us.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]