Introduction: Work Area: Filled to the Brim

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The following sequence of photos shows my assigned portion of a 20' X 18' room.

Starting behind where I sit, and going clockwise, to the left of where I sit, then forward of where I sit, finally ending at the seat of (dis)honor and then my main seeing device.

It is cramped at best, cluttered at worst.


marcely (author)2012-06-13

I'm sorry im off topic here. i just joined the site and im trying to figure out how to use it. actually what i need is to ask you what is the best way to have my almost 22year ola son to test himself. i 've hinted him in the past that i think he has 90% of all aspies symptoms and he got offended. he even told me that he didnt need to be tested since i had already made the diagnosis for him. also'being as smart as he is, he made some sarcastic comments about how he diagnosed me based on some of my actions. all i want is for him to know is that there are other people out there just like him and that he can try to communicate with people tha understand him.

Goodhart (author)marcely2012-06-14

Hi Marcely, your topic would probably be better addressed in my group: Asperger's (hot link)  but a simple test like the one featured at my link, helps see if the possibility is there or not, but is also not a diagnosis.  For that, a bit of time and in some cases, a lot of money to a Psych. is needed for a "real" diagnosis.

I can not move this to the group, but I am sure one of the persons here with those "super powers :-) "  can.

happyjo (author)2011-02-06


Goodhart (author)happyjo2011-02-06

yeah it was all nice and organized before my other half took over, more then half the room.

happyjo (author)Goodhart2011-02-06


Goodhart (author)happyjo2011-02-07


oh, that wasn't what you were going to do I suppose ;-)

happyjo (author)Goodhart2011-02-07

Blesss us!

Goodhart (author)happyjo2011-02-07

Us? You are more then one person ? ;-)

happyjo (author)Goodhart2011-02-07

Well, I ahhhed and you choooed, so it was like one sneeze between us! :D

Goodhart (author)happyjo2011-02-07

Understood ;-) I was just finishing your sentence for you LOL

happyjo (author)Goodhart2011-02-08


Goodhart (author)happyjo2012-06-11

Us Apsies like out Choo's in pairs though LOL

andygreyrider (author)2012-06-09

I absolutely love it.

I have so many projects filling a bedroom and two garage's, that I am fighting a losing battle, well, that is what my wife says! Of course, all the stuff is paid for with our money, it's our business, our time and benefit's us.

I won't throw away anything that I think 'will come in in an emergency' as it usually does a better job than if we had to buy the item and pay postage for it. Only, to be the wrong part and/or shoddy workmanship!

I have a spinal and brain injury, I don't let it stop me doing what I want to do and if it was meant to be, because these injuries have enhanced the creative and innovative side of the brain.

My wife says that I am as a younger Stephen Hawking, in my functional state.

I am with you on this one.

All the best.

Goodhart (author)andygreyrider2012-06-11

Yeah, after I showed my wife the "WORK STATION" of now late :-( Bob Peese, a real Genius of the electronics world......she had to admit..........she still wanted me to clean up LOL

nutsandbolts_64 (author)2011-03-19

If I keep up my rate of "cramming random tools into my workspace", I guess I should rent a space in a warehouse. Oh, right, I was going to ask "Where'd you get those ferrite cores?" but then that's a fruitless question because I already know you get them from radios. Now for the real question... Where in the world did you get all that stuff? I recommend you coil the telephone lines then stack them up on a pole, then align all of your boxes of soft/hardware so that they'll look neat and organized.

Goodhart (author)nutsandbolts_642011-03-19

Um, the "wrap around" type ferrite cores are actually noise suppressors, mostly from old discarded pc monitors :-)

When one works in the Tech (IT) dept of a business, a small business, "stuff" tends to be discarded that no longer functions well. Many of my "giant capacitors" (not shown) that are about the size of a quart can of motor oil, are gotten from old IBM terminals and an old main frame hard drive (not so good for making a portable radio ;-) as they weigh a few pounds each). The problem is that I HAD this whole room neat, organized and stuff OFF the floor, but then my wife "moved into the room" with stuff she was selling on eBay (that just now sits around) and I am forced back into a tiny corner of the room. There is NO organizing all this inside of my tiny area....if I can't get her to move the computer out to the computer aumoire and give me my work room back, then I can't get it organized.

NaturalCrafter (author)Goodhart2011-04-07

I hear you..The husband and I both are pack rats. Its hard to choose what to keep and what goes. Now that I am making things I have not worked on in awhile and making Instructables, I have to keep more of it. ; )

Goodhart (author)NaturalCrafter2011-04-07

Yes, I can definitely relate to that :-)

NaturalCrafter (author)Goodhart2011-04-07

Have you seen my nifty sock maker out of a Letter D? I would love some input.

nutsandbolts_64 (author)Goodhart2011-03-20

Now that's a situation I wanna avoid. Once I get married (in a decade or 2), I'm gonna have a little discussion about personal work-spaces...

Goodhart (author)nutsandbolts_642011-03-20

Good luck with that LOL

bertus52x11 (author)2011-02-09

They say that a man's workshop, reflects his state of mind.
Could you comment on that? :-)

Goodhart (author)bertus52x112011-02-10

Yeah, it means it is constantly filled with more and more "articles and tools" which I have little time to actually use, work with, or share ...  ---  ...

Dr. Pepper (author)2011-02-07

Hey oh!

Goodhart (author)Dr. Pepper2011-02-07

Hey oh....right back....

LoneWolf (author)2011-02-07

lol =D That looks like my workshop

Goodhart (author)LoneWolf2011-02-07

Oh I hope not.   It is a VERY small space to work in, and since many of my smaller tools are in there too, it is even more cramped.

LoneWolf (author)Goodhart2011-02-07

Yeah, my workshop isn't to big, most of my big tools are in our in a seperate larger room cause' I share them with my dad and my brother. But it is a little cramped. But were moving so in the process of moving I'm getting a chance to clean it out and organize it.... so it'll be better soon.

Goodhart (author)LoneWolf2011-02-07

All my BIG tools are in a seperate room (hand saw, router, all the "chemicals" I have (paints, sealants, putty, etc), circular saw, etc. and my large vise

LoneWolf (author)Goodhart2011-02-07

Sounds like you got a nice bit of tools.

Goodhart (author)LoneWolf2011-02-07

So MANY of them are very old. The router and circular saw for instance. Most of my tools, other then a hand drill, are just hand tools, and I have to work SO hard to use them any more (age does this to you :-) so try to avoid getting old LOL

LoneWolf (author)Goodhart2011-02-07

Yeah, I have a lot of hand tools also... LOL Thanks for the advice!!! XD

The Ideanator (author)2011-02-06

Neat! You definitely have it uniquely organised.

Goodhart (author)The Ideanator2011-02-07

There is no space for it to be "organized" any more....but I do try.

The Ideanator (author)Goodhart2011-02-07

"Uniquely organised" is code for "messy, but I can still find everything...sort of"

Goodhart (author)The Ideanator2011-02-07

Messy is what it has to be in such a small space :-)

ac1D (author)2011-02-05

My work-space look like this. I am switching to a new house in two months. FML!

Goodhart (author)ac1D2011-02-06

Definitely more parts than you can find at the Shack :-)

Sadly, it is all in a 12 foot by 9 ft area, and so is a wee bit cramped (to say the least). When I had the whole room ( over 2 x's the area shown) I had everything organized, on shelves, etc. (but if you think this side is bad, you should see the Wife's side of the room).

caitlinsdad (author)2011-02-05

OMG, this is not the audition for Hoarders.

Just kidding, it seems like you have more parts than a Radio Shack, and better selection. Thanks for sharing.

Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2011-02-06

Definitely more parts than you can find at the Shack :-)

Sadly, it is all in a 12 foot by 9 ft area, and so is a wee bit cramped (to say the least). When I had the whole room ( over 2 x's the area shown) I had everything organized, on shelves, etc. (but if you think this side is bad, you should see the Wife's side of the room).

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