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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Tool Care.

Shops get messy.  Let's take care of that mess!

Here's an example of someone who spent 2 hours cleaning their shop.

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AFTER:


Minimum requirements:
 - for purposes of this BB, a "shop" is a covered work space.  It can be a dual purpose space (garage for cars sometimes and wood working other times).  It can be open sided or enclosed.

To get certified for this BB, post at least two pictures:
 - a before picture
 - an after picture that shows significant improvement and at least 1 hour hour of work
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Nicole Alderman
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We just inherited a bunch of tools from my grandparents who down-sized to retirement apartment living. And, of course, we needed a place to put everything...and the garage was a mess (with two littles, the garage was our last priority for cleaning, and it sure shows!). And so we cleaned! We spent about 3 hours on it. Next up is attacking the gardening area and the dun-dun-dun fishkeeping stuff.
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shop needs cleaning
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shop needs cleaning!
shop needs cleaning!
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shop after one hour cleaning
shop after one hour cleaning
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shop after cleaning
shop after cleaning
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I certify that this BB is complete

 
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3 days on this. I picked up scroll saw/table top sander/etc cheap at an estate sale. I converted this corner to a forging station and a wood working station. I added a loft above to take advantage of the ceiling height.
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i certify this BB is complete!

 
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HEY!!! WE CLEANED OUR SHOP!!! it took us lots longer than an hour...took us longer than 1 day actually, and more than my two hands did the work...but, cowboy and i got er done...almost...we still need to install a wood heater in the corner and redo the swinging doors...but...the shop itself looks pretty darn good if i say so myself...and i didn't mind taking the pictures...cause it'll probably never be cleaner than this!
 
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teri morgan wrote:HEY!!! WE CLEANED OUR SHOP!!! it took us lots longer than an hour...took us longer than 1 day actually, and more than my two hands did the work...but, cowboy and i got er done...almost...we still need to install a wood heater in the corner and redo the swinging doors...but...the shop itself looks pretty darn good if i say so myself...and i didn't mind taking the pictures...cause it'll probably never be cleaner than this!



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Have an 8' x 20' steel container that I've turned into a woodworking shop. Thanks to this Badge Bit, it got cleaned out!
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shop needs cleaning
shop needs cleaning
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shop needs cleaning
shop needs cleaning
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messy shop
messy shop
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very messy shop
very messy shop
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cleaning shop
cleaning shop
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cleaning shop
cleaning shop
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cleaned up shop
cleaned up shop
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cleaned shop
cleaned shop
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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I cleaned my garage shop today!  I also did a bit of organizational improvement like shelves for the safety gear above the red tool cabinet and hanging the fire extinguisher (hey, there's a BB for that!).

In the "after" view you can see some stuff still on the bench.  Those are active projects that I have underway (shiny bit 2' to the right of the vice, circular disks on the right and garage door opener)
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Where's the bench?
Where's the bench?
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This is just silly. Time to clean up a bit
This is just silly. Time to clean up a bit
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Hey, I can see my cordless tools now!
Hey, I can see my cordless tools now!
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There's the bench!!!
There's the bench!!!
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