Can You Top This...Messy Bench

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by piston slapper, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
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    I feel I am slipping down to a 4th or 5th on the list! I almost cleaned a few things off mine, but after seeing some of the other benches I don't feel so bad about the clutter.
  2. gbscout

    gbscout LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have a lead on a head for Mitsubishi diesel engine older model that Toro put in the 580D
  3. gunsworth

    gunsworth LawnSite Member
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    good god, i need a xanax after looking at these benches. seiously my heart started racing in a few of the pictures. MY bench can get messy after a big project (engine swap or something) but I always make it a point to put everything away when done.

    Learned this by using my uncles shop before i had one, deal was it always had to be cleaner than when i got there. I have a few smaller drawers for leftover misc stuff, but only stuf i am fairly certain i will use in the near future. Been getting better about tossing things now
  4. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
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    ^^^ pictures ^^^^ or its not true. :)
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am a more organized guy when it comes to the repair shop:laugh: Instead of expanding out horizontal I go vertical all the way from floor to ceiling. My goal was to have a high percent of the parts I would need to get er in and out of the shop. But take notice i got two cans of Mechanic in a bottle right there on my main bench. I use newspapers to keep a clean surface replacing them as needed.








  6. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ed....Dude...thats a mess....I'm Impressed...
    Get a few pieces of masonite to use for the countertops of your work areas..
    It holds up really good to grease and solvents...they last for years...
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    This my litle cleaning station to get grease off things. It is a simple plastic tub lined with newspaper and a container of 2 stroke gas mix in the bottom. I never found anything better/cheaper than 2 stroke mix. I got the cardboard sides on it so when I blow with compressor I don't get it everywhere. I take out the newspapers and get new carboard sides about every month and put in new ones. I got a plastic cleaning station with pump from Harbor Freight but no go.....still in box to go on sale soon.


    This is my collection of bolts in coffee cans....different sizes ...nuts ..washers When i have time I go to dealer lot and strip off bolts hardly ever need to buy bolts I hate going to store to buy bolts.



  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think ed2ess is the winner. One of these winters Im gonna sort through all my stuff.
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ed...... I see in this pic why you've had sooo many problems in the past trying to clean carbs......


    I see the most sorriest of SORRY carb cleaners on the market, That Gumout crap is nothing but mineral spirits in a freak'n spray can...... I learned after a 48 mile trip to town, 24 round trip to get a can (walmart was out of Super Tech brand) and a turn-a-round 24 to take that CRAP back and find something that would do the job......

    Sorry...... I tend to loose it when I see a can and remember that day I lost time and gas......

    Oh...... Nice look'n messy work area !!! :laugh:

    Larry...... I've been think'n that for round 10 years now......

    Good Luck ! ;)
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I can see that you're not worried about any surprise inspections from any employee type people like OSHA or the fire marshall. This has to be the most dangerous thing I've ever seen in a shop.

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